Intel has ditched its 5G deal with Unisoc, China's second-largest mobile chip developer, due in part to worries that the partnership would complicate matters in Washington, Nikkei reports. Intel says the decision was mutual, and that there was no political pressure from the US.
Research from Secureworks on a suspected Chinese threat actor known as Bronze Union (or APT27) highlights the group's flexibility and persistence. The hackers use updated versions of tools that have been publicly available for over a decade, as well as custom-made malware, to conduct espionage and theft, including stealing secrets about "cutting-edge weapons technologies."
Security researcher Bob Diachenko discovered the Dow Jones risk screening database residing on a publicly-accessible Elasticsearch cluster, TechCrunch says. The watchlist contains open-source data on 2.4 million potentially risky individuals and business entities. A Dow Jones spokesperson said the leak was due to an "authorized third party’s misconfiguration of an AWS server."
Facebook will finally release its "Clear History" feature later this year, the Telegraph notes. The tool, which was first announced last May, will allow users to delete data collected by Facebook from third-party apps and websites. According to The Verge, Mark Zuckerberg said the tool will be similar to clearing one's browser history.
ZDNet reports that the Coinhive cryptomining service, infamous for its widespread use in cryptojacking campaigns, will shut down in March. The company said in a blog post that the project is no longer "economically viable" due to a recent hard fork and the gradual devaluation of Monero.