Google Has Edge in U.S. Antitrust Fight: The federal government’s lawsuit isn’t likely to derail the company’s market dominance.

The Justice Department took a big swing at Google this week, alleging in a lawsuit that it violated antitrust law by stifling competition, particularly with its search engine and lucrative advertising business.

It’s a compelling case, positioning Google as an anticompetitive behemoth that suppresses would-be rivals through exclusive deals and runs up prices for marketers through its byzantine online advertising sales process. Consumers, the Justice Department contends, are suffering from a lack of choice when they search for travel deals, local restaurants and answers to everyday questions.

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auDA Breach Notice To Australian Registrar Impacts Many Thousands Of Domains, And Possibly Webcentral Takeover

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A breach notice is believed to have been issued by the Australian domain name regulator auDA to a local registrar with many thousands of domain names under management impacted. It even has the potential to indirectly impact the recent 5GN takeover of Webcentral, according to rumours swirling around the Australian domain name industry this week. The reasons for the breach notice are unknown, but it needs to be complied with urgently, possibly as soon as Friday this week.

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Kaspersky finds social networks, messengers and external cloud services are most often exploited by cyber-fraudsters

[news release] Kaspersky is revealing the web services that employees of small and medium businesses most frequently access while working are some of the most exploited by malefactors as they are used as a springboard for phishing. These services include YouTube, Facebook, Google services and WhatsApp. Further insights show that this list is not consistent with the services that employers tend to limit for use on corporate devices.

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U.S. Charges Russian Intelligence Officers in Major Cyberattacks

The Justice Department on Monday unsealed charges accusing six Russian military intelligence officers of an aggressive worldwide hacking campaign that caused mass disruption and cost billions of dollars by attacking targets like a French presidential election, the electricity grid in Ukraine and the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics.

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