Data breaches exposed 5 billion records in 2018 – CSO Online

Data breaches exposed 5 billion records in 2018  CSO Online

New report from Risk Based Security shows a downward trend in number breaches and exposed records, Unclear if privacy regulations like GDPR are having …

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Shell buys Sonnen, Tesla’s competitor in the home battery business

A worker assembling a Sonnen battery.

Enlarge / An employee working for the manufacturer of solar batteries, Sonnen GmbH, in the Bavarian village Wildpoldsried, southern Germany, is pictured on July 5, 2016. (credit: CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

On Friday, oil major Royal Dutch Shell and German energy storage company Sonnen announced that Shell would acquire Sonnen for an undisclosed amount.

Sonnen has been one of the top competitors with Tesla’s Powerwall in the US home battery market. The company built its base in Germany, attaching batteries for self-consumption to homes with solar panels. Sonnen now claims 40,000 batteries installed in households in Germany, the US, and Australia.

The company’s assets include proprietary software that optimizes a home’s battery use in combination with solar power.

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Germany to let Nato use its cyber skills – The News International

Germany to let Nato use its cyber skills  The News International

BRUSSELS: Germany is to join the ranks of Nato countries making its cyber warfare skills available to the alliance to help fight hacking and electronic warfare, …

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Coffee Meets Bagel announces a data breach on Valentine’s Day – The Verge

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