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Telecom Tweets of the Week: Big Phish

Google users had a collective panic attack this week when someone put together a massive phishing attack that used malicious links to a non-Google-Docs app that was.named “Google Docs”. Diabolical. About 1 million users were affected, and although Google was on top of the issue within about an hour, some interesting things are cropping up in the aftermath — including claims that it was “just research” …?

More from Jason Cox over at Motherboard. 

Verizon decided to plunk down $21 million for the right to stream a single National Football League game — a match-up between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Baltimore Ravens to be held in London. Apparently that one is not to be missed.

https://twitter.com/OOYUZNFLNEWS/status/860420403478622212

In obligatory May the Fourth tweets, Ericsson discusses making the Death Star indestructible. Who knew that cloud computing and software-defined networking would have helped the Empire maintain its intergalactic stranglehold? Nobody tell Kylo Ren.

For those in need of still more early-tech nostalgia, Dan Bader over at Android Central says that the new BlackBerry KEYone feels like home:

If you’re looking for a techy way to pass time on a Friday, Sports Illustrated just launched the first virtual reality project that has seemed even vaguely interesting to me: a virtual climb of Mount Everest.

https://twitter.com/SInow/status/859843334503886849

Alternatively, start-up SceneThere can take you to North Korea. Your choice.

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Kelly Hill
Kelly Hill
Kelly reports on network test and measurement, as well as the use of big data and analytics. She first covered the wireless industry for RCR Wireless News in 2005, focusing on carriers and mobile virtual network operators, then took a few years’ hiatus and returned to RCR Wireless News to write about heterogeneous networks and network infrastructure. Kelly is an Ohio native with a masters degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, where she focused on science writing and multimedia. She has written for the San Francisco Chronicle, The Oregonian and The Canton Repository. Follow her on Twitter: @khillrcr

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