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American ISPs fined $75,000 for fuzzing airport’s weather radar by stealing spectrum

American ISPs fined $75,000 for fuzzing airport’s weather radar by stealing spectrum

FCC also moves, albeit glacially, on robocalls Three ISPs will be fined $25,000 apiece by America’s broadband watchdog, the FCC, for interfering with weather signals in Puerto Rico. Boom Solutions, Integra Wireless, and WinPR were all found to be using devices for their point-to-point broadband that were “misconfigured,” according to the regulator this week. This...

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Google bans politics, aka embarrassing stuff that gets leaked, from internal message boards

Google bans politics, aka embarrassing stuff that gets leaked, from internal message boards

Chocolate Factory sees some benefits in a censorship model Google may be lax in policing policy violating videos on YouTube, but at least it’s adding oversight where it’s needed – to mute overly opinionated employees. The ad biz, having weathered employee walkouts over payouts to execs accused of sexual harassment, protests over a censor-friendly search...

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Cybercrook hands cops £923k in Bitcoin made from selling phished deets on the dark web

Cybercrook hands cops £923k in Bitcoin made from selling phished deets on the dark web

27-year-old also shipped weed, flogged ‘how-to’ fraud guides A hacker from Kent has handed over almost a million quid in Bitcoin following a lengthy police investigation. Grant West, 27, of Ashcroft Caravan Park, Sheerness, made most of the money through phishing scams targeting companies and individuals around the world since 2015. He sold financial details...

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Tune into Nutanix’s Cloud Shack of vids for a rewarding experience – top info, free gear and a chance to win .NEXT tix

Tune into Nutanix’s Cloud Shack of vids for a rewarding experience – top info, free gear and a chance to win .NEXT tix

Learn about all hyperconvergence, multi cloud, and more Promo Nutanix invites you to its summertime Cloud Shack – an eight-part series of videos on hot topics such as hyperconvergence, business application management, storage, virtualization, networking, and multi-cloud deployments. The first episode is an introduction to hyperconverged infrastructure: tune in to find out how to manage...

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Buying a Chromebook? Don’t forget to check that best-before date

Buying a Chromebook? Don’t forget to check that best-before date

Google’s little-known Auto Update Expiration D-Day leaves users bereft of auto software refreshes and more – here’s how to check yours It is unlikely to be printed on the box, but every Chromebook has an “Auto Update Expiration (AUE) Date” after which the operating system is unsupported by Google. The authoritative document on the subject...