A look at IT news...
Literary Lions Unite in Protest Over Amazon's E-Book Tactics
New York Times
- Many more writers have signed on to Authors United, a group not only challenging Amazon on its Hachette dealings, but also asking federal authorities to investigate it on antitrust matters.
VoIP phone systems at risk of Shellshock Bash attacks
- Companies should check whether their VoIP system's SIP server has the widespread vulnerability.
Lenovo finalizes acquisition of IBM's x86 server business
- Lenovo believes the company still has a place in the PC market, and says the acquisition of IBM's x86 server business will play a role in helping it grow in that space.
Yahoo killing off Yahoo after 20 years of hierarchical organization
- The Yahoo Directory will be retired at the end of the year.
Apple faces billions in fines in tax avoidance probe
- European investigators are set to accuse Apple of receiving "illegal state aid" in Ireland for more than twenty years.
Open Internet Central to U.S. Trade Policy
- Administration officials say they are sympathetic to U.S. cloud service providers' concerns that data-localization requirements, other restrictive policies and the fallout from Edward Snowden's revelations cut off access to foreign markets.
Two scenarios that would make OS X vulnerable to the Shellshock bug
- Intego has seen some proof-of-concept exploits for OS X using Bash.
Microsoft Begins Rollout of Office 365 Groups Collaboration Feature
- The Yammer-inspired collaboration feature will start showing up for users of select Office 365 Web applications.
Facebook ad platform Atlas will target users on the Web
- acebook is going to sell ads targeted to its 1.3 billion users when they are elsewhere on the Web in its most direct challenge to Google yet.
A new social media platform called Ello is capitalizing on those who have gripes about Facebook.
- Say hello to Ello, the ad-free social network capitalizing on the perception that it's the "anti-Facebook."