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Shari Redstone, who controls both Viacom and CBS, says she doesn’t want to merge them, after all. It’s the second time Redstone has reached this conclusion in two years; the disclosure comes as part of a new suit Redstone filed against CBS and its CEO Les Moonves. Hard to imagine Redstone proposing a merger a third time as long as Moonves is running CBS.
Turn your routers off. And then turn them back on. That’s the request the FBI is making to everyone who owns a router. The agency is trying to avoid a malware system linked to Russia. The malware is capable of “blocking web traffic, collecting information that passes through home and office routers, and disabling the devices entirely.”
[The New York Times]
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