Amazon is discontinuing its AmazonSmile charity program next month

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Amazon’s business practices and footprint have received plenty of criticism over the years. From its misleading products and reviews and its environmental impact to its effect on small businesses and its own employees, its shoppers are left with a fair amount of guilt every time they use its convenient platform. AmazonSmile, which donates 0.05 percent

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Authorities dismantle crypto exchange Bitzlato, allege it was cybercrime “haven”

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Federal authorities on Wednesday arrested the founder of Bitzlato, a cryptocurrency exchange they said has been a financial haven for Russia-aligned criminals engaged in ransomware and illicit drug sales on the dark web.

Anatoly Legkodymov, a 40-year-old Russian national residing in Shenzhen, China, was arrested on Wednesday in Miami, US prosecutors said. The prosecutors alleged

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Microsoft to lay off 10,000 workers, blames decelerated customer spending

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Microsoft is laying off about 10,000 employees by the end of Q3 of its 2023 fiscal year, the company confirmed today. Microsoft’s Securities and Exchange Commission filing (PDF) described the move as a “response to macroeconomic conditions and changing customer priorities.”

Microsoft says it has 221,000 workers worldwide, meaning about 4.5 percent of its

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More than 4,400 Sophos firewall servers remain vulnerable to critical exploits

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More than 4,400 Internet-exposed servers are running versions of the Sophos Firewall that’s vulnerable to a critical exploit that allows hackers to execute malicious code, a researcher has warned.

CVE-2022-3236 is a code injection vulnerability allowing remote code execution in the User Portal and Webadmin of Sophos Firewalls. It carries a severity rating of 9.8 out

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More malicious packages posted to online repository. This time it’s PyPI

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Researchers have uncovered yet another supply chain attack targeting an open source code repository, showing that the technique, which has gained wide use in the past few years, isn’t going away anytime soon.

This time, the repository was PyPI, short for the Python Package Index, which is the official software repository for the Python programming

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Meta sues “scraping-for-hire” service that sells user data to law enforcement

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Meta said it’s suing “scraping-for-hire” service Voyager Labs for allegedly using fake accounts, proprietary software, and a sprawling network of IP addresses to surreptitiously collect massive amounts of personal data from users of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other social networking sites.

“Defendant created and used over 38,000 fake Facebook user accounts and its Surveillance Software to

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