Russian Internet Giant Yandex Wards off the Largest Botnet DDoS Attack in History

The Russian internet giant Yandex experienced an extreme Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack for several days, in August and September. The attack recorded at about 22 million requests per second (RPS) is believed to be the largest DDoS attack in the history of the internet, according to the Russian publication Vedomosti. Cyber security company Cloudflare confirmed the attack adding that the worst volumetric DDoS attack it ever recorded was 17.2… Source link

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The new warrant: how US police mine Google for your location and search history | US policing

It was a routine bike ride around the neighborhood that landed Zachary McCoy in the crosshairs of the Gainesville, Florida, police department. In January 2020, an alarming email from Google landed in McCoy’s inbox. Police were requesting his user data, the company told him, and McCoy had seven days to go to court and block its release. McCoy later found out the request was part of an investigation into the burglary of a nearby home the year before. The evidence that cast him as a suspect was… Source link

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‘We plan to earn people’s trust’

Facebook (FB) has big plans for expanding in the world of financial services. It wants to become the planet’s preeminent digital wallet and supplant established players like PayPal (PYPL) in the process. The social network’s Novi division will be “a next generation digital wallet” built upon cryptocurrency that will be nothing short of a new “protocol for money on the internet,” according to David Marcus, head of Facebook Financial, who’s taking the lead in launching Novi in the… Source link

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Dishwashing robots are ‘better for the environment,’ Dishcraft CEO says

With climate change pushing companies to evaluate their sustainability practices, one startup wants to help food-service operators make washing dishes more environmentally friendly — by using robots and artificial intelligence (AI). “When you automate, you can create much better efficiencies,” Linda Pouliot, CEO and co-founder of Dishcraft, told Yahoo Finance (video above). “We use only a quarter of the water and a tenth of the power that a traditional dish room would use. And so,… Source link

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The once ultra hot SPAC market has pretty much crumbled

The once red-hot SPAC market continues to be touch and go, at best.  Third quarter to-date, an average of six SPAC [special purpose acquisition company] IPOs have raised $1.2 billion in total capital each week, according to fresh data out of Goldman Sachs on Thursday. That pace is down sharply from the boom period seen in the first quarter, when an average of 21 SPACs raising $6 billion in capital came to market each week.  Goldman points to increased regulatory concerns — in part fueled… Source link

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‘Space X is by far the most diversified of all of these space companies:’ CEO of space ETF

SpaceX launched the first all-civilian crew into orbit on Wednesday evening. The liftoff at 8:02 p.m. from Kennedy Space Center in Florida is a major step towards the future of commercial space travel.  “Few have come before, and many are about to follow,” said billionaire Jared Isaacman from inside the spacecraft. The 38-year-old founder and CEO of Shift4 Payments (FOUR) funded the mission called Inspiration4. The voyage benefits St Jude’s Hospital.  None of the four crew members on board… Source link

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Powell orders review of Fed ethics rules after stock trades made by senior officials

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell has directed staff to review the central bank system’s rules around stock trading as part of clean-up efforts related to the disclosure of several personal multi-million dollar transactions made by senior policymakers last year. “Chair Powell late last week directed Board staff to take a fresh and comprehensive look at the ethics rules around permissible financial holdings and activities by senior Fed officials,” a Fed spokesperson said. The Fed… Source link

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Fiberplane nabs € 7.5M seed to bring Google Docs-like collaboration to incident response – TechCrunch

Fiberplane, an Amsterdam-based early stage startup that is building collaborative notebooks for SREs (site reliability engineers)  to collaborate around an incident in a similar manner to group editing in a Google Doc, announced a ​​€ 7.5M (approximately $8.8 million USD) seed round today. The round was co-led by Crane Venture Partners and Notion Capital with participation from Northzone, System.One and Basecase Capital. Micha Hernandez van Leuffen (known as… Source link

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Google’s R&D division experiments with newsletters powered by Google Drive – TechCrunch

Following entries into the newsletter market from tech companies like Facebook and Twitter, Google is now experimenting with newsletters, too. The company’s internal R&D division, Area 120, has a new project called Museletter, which allows anyone to publish a Google Drive file as a blog or newsletter to their Museletter public profile or to an email list. The effort would essentially repurpose Google’s existing document-creation tools as a means of competing with other newsletter… Source link

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