Apple and Google are building coronavirus tracking into iOS and Android

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The exFAT filesystem is coming to Linux—Paragon software’s not happy about it

Enlarge / Proprietary filesystem vendor Paragon Software seems to feel threatened by the pending inclusion of a Microsoft-sanctioned exFAT in the Linux 5.7 kernel. reader comments 75 with 56 posters participating, including story author Share this story When software and operating system giant Microsoft announced its support for inclusion of the Read more…

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US natural gas operator shuts down for 2 days after being infected by ransomware

reader comments 12 with 11 posters participating Share this story A US-based natural gas facility shut down operations for two days after sustaining a ransomware infection that prevented personnel from receiving crucial real-time operational data from control and communication equipment, the Department of Homeland Security said on Tuesday. Tuesday’s advisory Read more…

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