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Ransomware hits natural gas operator, new cord-cutting numbers, and more in this week's news

This week's technology headlines included a ransomware attack on a natural gas operator, new cord-cutting numbers, and more.



Google is planning to move its British users’ accounts out of the control of European Union privacy regulators, placing them under U.S. jurisdiction instead, sources said.


The state's attorney general says Google gathered the personal information from Chromebooks the company provided for free.


From May 2015 until he was exposed that December, Ali Alzabarah spied for the Saudi Arabian government inside Twitter, a criminal complaint from the FBI alleges.


NRC Health, which administers patient survey tools to hospitals, experienced a cyberattack on Feb. 11 and shut down its “entire environment” to contain the issue.


Companies developing health apps can unilaterally decide to change their terms of service and might only post the changes to their website or let their customers know about the changes via email — without giving them a chance to agree to the new terms.


The encryption app is putting a $50 million infusion from WhatsApp cofounder Brian Acton to good use, building out features to help it go mainstream.


With particular Google searches, anyone can discover and join hundreds of thousands of WhatsApp groups.


Infection spread to site's OT network that monitors and controls physical processes.


Tech reporter from The Guardian gets stuck in the boonies by the Internet of Things.


The U.S. satellite and cable TV business declined at an unprecedented rate last year — with traditional pay-TV providers dropping a staggering 6 million customers, a 7% year-over-year decline.


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