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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Nokia deploys 5G private networking across five German research centres

Nokia is to deploy an industrial-grade extension of its 5G standalone (SA) private wireless networking as part of Germany’s 5G4KMU project.

5G4KMU is the result of co-operation across a number of leading research institutes, aiming to take advantage of their expertise across manufacturing, automation, industrial engineering, healthcare and Industry 4.0. On completion, 5G4KMU is on course to comprise the largest 5G campus-based networking deployment in German research and academia, spanning five leading research centres in the state of Baden-Württemberg. It is funded by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Economics, Labour and Housing.

Project partners include: Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA in Stuttgart and its Project Group for Automation in Medicine and Biotechnology PAMB, Mannheim; Reutlingen Industry 4.0 Centre, Reutlingen; wbk Institute of Production Science, Karlsruhe; and Campus Schwarzwald Centre for Digitisation, Leadership and Sustainability, Freudenstadt.

“As we introduce 5G to companies for the first time, it’s essential

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Nokia deploys 5G private networking for 5G4KMU* across five German research centers Helsinki Stock Exchange:NOKIA

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Nokia deploys 5G private networking for 5G4KMU* across five German research centers

  • 5G4KMU project designed to accelerate 5G industrial adoption by SMEs
  • Largest collective 5G standalone (SA) deployment in German academia and research
  • Nokia 5G SA digital automation platform selected for ease-of-use

*5G-Transferzentrum für kleine und mittelständische Unternehmen/5G Transfer Center for small and medium-sized companies

2 December 2020

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced it will deploy industrial-grade 5G standalone (SA) private wireless networking for the 5G4KMU project, which spans five leading research centers in the state of Baden-Württemberg. Upon completion, it will comprise the largest 5G campus-based networking deployment in German research and academia.

Designed to support 5G4KMU in its mission to provide small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with an expert introduction to 5G, the private wireless networks will be used to help companies develop new 5G-based products, applications and business models.

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How to deploy a private social networking platform

If you’re looking to deploy a private or public social networking platform for your organization, Jack Wallen shows you how to get HumHub up and running.

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In the never-ending quest to empower your employees, you’ve gone to great lengths to give them the means to communicate. The vast majority of those tools are for business-only communication. During a time when morale is at its lowest, and your business needs to do everything it can to give its staff a boost, why not launch a private social networking platform? This way your employees have the means to be social in such a way that’ll keep them connected, which will help improve the remote work environment.

As a bonus, you could use a social networking tool for project management as well.

There are plenty of tools to make this a reality, one of which is called HumHub. This open

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My golden rule for social media: talk trash to your heart’s content, but do it in private | Social media

Some friends of mine, a couple working from home together, have reacted to the boredom of lockdown by turning their hairless cat into a workplace antagonist, muttering darkly about his behaviour from the other side of the room. The impulse to invent enemies runs deep. And now that our entire social lives have been reduced to the domestic and online spheres, there’s a lot of dark energy going around. And it has to find an outlet somewhere.

For the most part, this has taken the form of being unpleasant to people on social media. Twitter, especially now that there’s a new feature that allows you to see if you’ve been retweeted by a private account, has never felt more rancorous and fogged in paranoia. This is fuelled by a lack of real-world gossip, as well as the way in which social media functions as a kind of public-private forum

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My golden rule for social media: talk trash to your heart’s content, but do it in private | James Greig | Opinion

Some friends of mine, a couple working from home together, have reacted to the boredom of lockdown by turning their hairless cat into a workplace antagonist, muttering darkly about his behaviour from the other side of the room. The impulse to invent enemies runs deep. And now that our entire social lives have been reduced to the domestic and online spheres, there’s a lot of dark energy going around. And it has to find an outlet somewhere.

For the most part, this has taken the form of being unpleasant to people on social media. Twitter, especially now that there’s a new feature that allows you to see if you’ve been retweeted by a private account, has never felt more rancorous and fogged in paranoia. This is fuelled by a lack of real-world gossip, as well as the way in which social media functions as a kind of public-private forum

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Public Debate Over Private Development Of Sandy Hook Rages On

HIGHLANDS, NJ – Eileen Pabon has vivid childhood memories of making an annual summer trek to Sandy Hook, where she and her family would take in the peninsula’s beauty and get glimpses of neighboring New York City while soaking in the rich history her surroundings had to offer.

Now at age 54, Pabon is among the opponents of a National Park Service proposal that would allow a private developer to turn 21 existing structures at the Gateway National Recreation Area into residential apartments. On Monday night, Pabon was one of more than 200 people who joined a virtual Fort Hancock public open house about the project, which still remains in the conversation stage but that the National Park Service officials say would help cover nearly $800 million in deferred maintenance on Sandy Hook.

Opponents of the project say that the national historic landmark should remain something for the public to

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Islamic Corporation for the development of the Private Sector (ICD) Launches the ICD Finnovation Award 2020

(MENAFN – African Press Organization) JEDDAH, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, November 19, 2020/APO Group/ —

The Islamic Corporation for the development of the Private Sector (ICD) ([To enable links contact MENAFN] the private arm of the Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDBG), today launches the ‘ICD Finnovation Award 2020, to recognize, showcase and encourage financial institutions that provide an outstanding solution for the financial industry.

The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented scenario for individuals, households, businesses, and institutions globally. Partial solutions at play are new financial instruments and technology. This special initiative is therefore aimed at exploring more the role of technology and innovation in providing sustainable solutions to current challenges, including those posed by COVID-19.

‘Finnovation is an online platform, ‘ [To enable links contact MENAFN] which ICD utilizes to list and highlight successful innovations of Financial Institutions (FIs) and FinTech startups at a global level.

Mr. Ayman Sejiny,

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Private Cloud Services Market: Report 2020 CAGR, Industry Size, Business Prospects and Forecast 2023

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Nov 19, 2020 (AmericaNewsHour) —
As per the Eurostat, the total value of the ICT sector in Europe, including the ICT manufacturing and ICT services, was estimated to be more than EUR 475 billion in 2017. In this sector, the ICT services account for the major share as it is predicted to be ten times larger than the share held by ICT manufacturing. ICT services consist of computer programming, consultancy and related activities which held about 49.1% share while the telecommunications activities held around 30.3% share in the segment in 2017. These factors are estimated to impact the market growth in a positive manner in the next few years.

Market synopsis

Private cloud is similar to the public clouds but it is dedicated to the needs and goals of a single organization. Private cloud services are best

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Sumo Logic Integration with New AWS Network Firewall Service to Provide Visibility and Data Security Across Amazon Virtual Private Clouds

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sumo Logic (Nasdaq: SUMO), the pioneer in continuous intelligence, today announced its Cloud SIEM solution now integrates with AWS Network Firewall, a new managed service that makes it easy to deploy essential network protections for all of your Amazon Virtual Private Clouds (Amazon VPCs) on Amazon Web Services (AWS). As organizations continue to ingest and collect more data, SecOps professionals are struggling to quickly detect, investigate and remediate cloud-based security issues. This integration provides security professionals real-time visibility into network traffic and automated correlation of threats surfaced by the AWS Network Firewall service, reducing the time to detect, investigate, and remediate security issues.

“As organizations continue to accelerate their digital transformation journeys, they have to address new issues and elevate their security data infrastructure to keep up with changing user, device, and network activity,” said Andrew Thomas, General Manager, Perimeter Protection,

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