Private Verizon Customer Information Leaks in Chat Transcripts

Verizon customers who normally use the company’s online chat system to sort out issues with their service might want to stop for the time being. A glitch is leaking personal information—addresses, phone numbers, and sometimes accounts numbers—in other customers’ chat windows.



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Ars Technica discovered the leak on Monday, Nov. 30, and alerted Verizon. As of this publication, the leak has yet to be completely fixed, but the number of instances of it occurring seems to have dropped.

The leak also seems to only be affecting those who chat with a Verizon representative to find out if Fios services are available in their area. For this process, customers would normally have to give their full and complete address to Verizon representatives, and in some cases their account number. According to Ars: “When the chat window opens, it contains transcripts of conversations that other customers, either

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AIICT launches new Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking)

A new Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) has been established by the Australian Institute of ICT (AIICT) to provide students with some of the “most in-demand ICT skills”, such as networking and cyber security, who are looking to enter the ICT industry.

According to AIICT – a start-up launched in 2019 by cybersecurity training provider DDLS – in light of critical ICT and cybersecurity skills shortages in Australia “which have skyrocketed even further as a result of remote working”, it has designed the course specifically for individuals who aspire to work in entry-level ICT administrator or technician roles.

“Uniquely, the 100% online course allows students to study at their own pace, and start whenever they are ready. If Australia is going to fix its skills shortages and encourage more professionals into the field, it is crucial that people have access to flexible, quality online training programs, which they can

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Guardian Software Engineering Fellowship 2021: apply now | Information

We are proud to announce the opening of the application process for our Software Engineering Fellowship.

The Guardian Software Engineering Fellowship is an opportunity for developers who are at the beginning of their careers to join our Product and Engineering department. The scheme is aimed at individuals looking for their first professional developer role. A grasp of programming is a prerequisite to be successful in your application, however we don’t pass judgement on how these skills were learnt. If you love coding and digital media then you can apply to the Fellowship irrespective of your background.

Our 12-month scheme provides a platform for developing your skills as an engineer, gaining experience working on multiple teams and developing media applications. It provides a structured path to becoming a software engineer, with support from experienced engineers and other fellows.

As a fellow you will find yourself building software hands-on as part of

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‘MPI provides vital information for Sri Lanka towards development’

Samurdhi, Household Economy, Micro Finance, Self-Employment, Business Development and Underutilized State Resources Development State Minister Shehan Semasinghe said that it is imperative that the country underpins its policies and interventions using data and evidence in the 2020 global report on the Multidimensional Poverty Index.

“This is a key to ensuring that Sri Lanka harnesses the COVID-19 crisis to leap forward towards the aspirations of our national policy framework and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” the State Minister said.

The 2020 global report on the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) entitled ‘Charting pathways out of multidimensional poverty: Achieving the SDGs’ was launched recently in Colombo.

It says 4.1 per cent of the population in Sri Lanka live below the National poverty line, with 14.3 per cent vulnerable to multidimensional poverty.

Multidimensional poverty, assessed in the report jointly produced by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty and Human

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General Dynamics Information Technology Awarded $241 Million Multi-Cloud Contract by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Nov. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD), announced today it has been awarded a new contract by the Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide cloud services and software tools. The Cloud Products and Tool (CPT) task order holds a total estimated value of $241 million, on a one-year base period with three one-year options.

GDIT announced today it has been awarded a new contract by the Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to provide cloud services and software tools.

GDIT will procure cloud services and implement a mature multi-cloud environment designed to deliver critical healthcare services to tens of millions of Americans through applications such as Medicare.gov and Healthcare.gov. CMS operates one of the largest public clouds in the federal government, and the new instances procured under CPT will include Amazon Web Services public cloud and GovCloud, and Microsoft Azure Government.

“We look forward to continuing our 40-year partnership with CMS

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Muslim Pro App Users’ Information May Have Been Harvested By US Military

The U.S. military is buying location data from some popular phone apps, according to a report published Monday from Vice Motherboard. One of the apps that sold its data is Muslim Pro, a Muslim prayer and Quran app that has been downloaded by more than 98 million devices worldwide.

In its investigation, Vice Motherboard analyzed a series of public records and interviewed a series of app developers.

The data that the military seeks is location data, which is purchased through a company called Babel Street through a product called Locate X and another company called X-Mode, which gets data directly from apps and sells it to contractors, the report said.

Muslim Pro specifically uses X-Mode to send location data as it tells users when to pray and which location to face Mecca during prayer time. According to the Google Play Store, the app has been downloaded over 50 million times

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Cops investigating Suzanne Morphew disappearance ‘get new information every day’ but wont say what

Police investigating the disappearance of missing Colorado mom Suzanne Morphew say they get ‘new information’ on the case ‘every day’. 

In a Facebook post marking six months from when she was last seen Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office would not comment on the exact nature of the evidence gathered.  

Police noted that Suzanne was last seen by her husband Barry Morphew on May 10. 

Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze said: ‘To preserve the integrity of this investigation, we cannot reveal all we have learned nor all that we are doing, but we understand your frustration in wanting this case resolved quickly.  That said, with each day that passes, we learn new information in this case.’ 

Police say they are working ‘closely and tirelessly’ with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the 11th Judicial District to find the mom-of-two. 

They say there have been ‘hundreds of

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Global Building Information Modeling Software Market Trends, Report Research, Top Key Players, Development, Growth, Share Forecast Till 2027

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Nov 11, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
According to World Economic Forum, the population of the urban areas goes on increasing by 200,000 people per day. This creates a need of affordable housing, infrastructure, transportation, and in the end the entire society. The infrastructure and urban development (IU) industry thus faces a challenge to transform the engineering and construction sector to make it more cost-efficient construction, on the environment. This can be achieved by improving use of scarce materials or by making the construction eco-efficient.

The solution to transform the Infrastructure and Urban Development industry to overcome above mentioned challenge and embrace digitization is BIM Software Market.This software assists the architects, engineering and construction (AEC) professionals to plan, design, construct and manage the buildings and infrastructure. This 3-D based modeling can also be used for scheduling, reducing costs,

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