Microsoft Pulls Spectre, Meltdown Patches for Older AMD Systems

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Microsoft has halted the distribution of patches for Spectre, Meltdown on some AMD systems due to problems with BSODs and bricked systems.

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Samsung suspends all sales of Galaxy Note 7 after battery explosions

Samsung halted sales of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone Friday after finding batteries of some of the devices exploded while they were charged.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/09/02/samsung-suspends-all-sales-galaxy-note-7-after-battery-explosions.html

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Galaxy Note 7 delayed in Korea over exploding batteries, report says

Samsung has halted shipments to South Korea’s top three mobile carriers while it conducts quality control tests.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/09/01/galaxy-note-7-delayed-in-korea-over-exploding-batteries-report-says.html

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Pay TV Firms Eke Out Tiny Gains in Customer Satisfaction


After two years of declining customer satisfaction, the telecommunications sector has halted the slide, according to the ACSI Telecommunications Report 2016, released Wednesday. There was a 1.9 percent gain — to 70.1 on a 100-point scale — in satisfaction with pay TV services, Internet service providers, fixed-line telephone services, wireless phone services and mobile phone makers, based on the American Customer Satisfaction Index’s recent survey.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83564.html?rss=1

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IRS Halts Hack Attack


The Internal Revenue Service on Tuesday said it recently discovered and halted an automated bot attack on its electronic filing PIN application website. Identity thieves used malware in an attempt to generate E-file PINs for 464,000 Social Security numbers stolen from another source, the IRS said. The hackers succeeded in accessing an E-file PIN for 101,000 of those numbers. No personally identifiable information was compromised or disclosed by its systems, the IRS said. It will mail notifications to inform affected taxpayers of the incident.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83106.html?rss=1

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China backs off legal push that would force foreign tech companies to hand over encryption keys

China’s central government has reportedly halted the advance of proposed antiterror legislation that would have forced technology companies doing business in the country to install government-accessible backdoors in their products, provide keys for any encrypted communications services, and require data for Chinese users to remain in China.



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