FTC warns of new Apple support call scam

Scammers are once again using the biggest names in tech to pry personal information from unsuspecting consumers, with the latest gambit involving fake calls from Apple support.

Flagged by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Thursday, scammers are invoking robocalling techniques to glean credit card numbers, account passwords and other sensitive data from Apple and Amazon customers.

The scamming effort is detailed in a blog post that warns consumers of suspicious calls claiming to be from Apple or Amazon support services. Both ask users to follow prompts that ultimately divulge personal information.

In the case of Apple, call recipients are informed of supposedly suspicious iCloud account activity or an outright breach. Fake calls from Amazon are similarly worded, claiming a user’s account shows suspicious purchase activity, a lost package, or problems with a recent order, the FTC says.

Robocalls are forwarded to “customer support” personnel with user

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Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (MRVL) CEO Matt Murphy on Q3 2021 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRVL) Q3 2021 Earnings Conference Call December 3, 2020 4:45 PM ET

Company Participants

Ashish Saran – VP, IR

Matt Murphy – President and CEO

Jean Hu – CFO

Conference Call Participants

Toshiya Hari – Goldman Sachs

Vivek Arya – Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Timothy Arcuri – UBS

C. J. Muse – Evercore

Blayne Curtis – Barclays

John Pitzer – Credit Suisse

Ross Seymore – Deutsche Bank

Tore Svanberg – Stifel

Harlan Sur – JP Morgan

Christopher Rolland – Susquehanna

Srini Pajjuri – SMBC


Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by, and welcome to the Q3 Fiscal 2021 Marvell Technology Group Earnings Conference Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. After the speaker presentation, there will be a question-and-answer session. [Operator Instructions] Please be advised that today’s conference is being recorded. [Operator Instructions]

I would now like to hand

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Dell Technologies Inc. (DELL) Management Presents at Credit Suisse 24th Annual Technology Virtual Conference – Earnings Call Transcript

Dell Technologies Inc. (NYSE:DELL) Credit Suisse 24th Annual Technology Virtual Conference December 3, 2020 3:00 PM ET

Company Participants

Jeff Clarke – Vice Chairman & COO

Conference Call Participants

Matt Cabral – IT Hardware, Credit Suisse.

Matt Cabral

All right. I think we’re going to go ahead and get started. I’m Matt Cabral. I cover IT Hardware here at Credit Suisse. And we’re very pleased to have Dell here with us. We have Jeff Clarke, who is COO and Vice Chairman of Dell. So Jeff thanks for getting out some time and joining us.

Jeff Clarke

My pleasure. Glad to be here. Thanks for having me.

Matt Cabral

So two quick house-keeping items before we start the first for those of you who’s been following along. I’m sure you are familiar, we’re not taking live Q&A but I am available over emails or if there’s anything you want me to

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Marketing trends wake up call

There is never a dull moment in the world of marketing technology. Between new technology solutions, acquisitions, constant updates, and more, it isn’t easy to track things. And there is no sign of things slowing down. Scott Brinker, VP Platform Ecosystem at Hubspot and Program Chair for the Martech Conference, shared the five trends in martech at the latest Martech Conference, and it’s enough to make any marketer dizzy.

Five martech trends to track

In his keynote address at the conference, Brinker outlined what he’s seeing as the key trends that will lead us in the next decade:

1. No-code and the democratization of technology. We already see no-code, low-code platforms in organizations today, but Brinker said there will be an explosion of tools that let non-tech people create things like landing pages, websites, applications, interactive content, forms, and more. The bulk of the tools we see in this

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The Finance 202: Democratic economists call for big spending, total rethink of deficits as GOP seeks austerity

The paper could be ammunition for how the incoming Biden administrations aims to counter new calls from congressional Republicans for a return to austerity, after the rising tide of debt they authorized under President Trump.

Biden won on a pledge to rebuild the economy with multitrillion-dollar proposals for infrastructure, clean energy projects, and social safety net expansions. 

Centrist economists from Summers, a treasury secretary in the Clinton administration, to former Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke, who was appointed by President George W. Bush and kept on by President Obama, endorsed more spending during a virtual panel cohosted by the Brookings Institution and the Peterson Institute for International Economics. 

“Nobody on the panel is going to say we should be balancing the budget any time soon,” Bernanke said, recommending instead that the U.S. plow money into addressing climate change, inequality, health care and infrastructure — investments he said would

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Micron Technology, Inc. (MU) Management on Roadmap and Strategy Conference Call Transcript

Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) Roadmap and Strategy Conference Call November 30, 2020 4:00 PM ET

Company Participants

Farhan Ahmad – Vice President, Investor Relations

Scott DeBoer – Executive Vice President of Technology & Products

David Zinsner – Chief Financial Officer

Conference Call Participants

C.J. Muse – Evercore

Harlan Sur – JPMorgan

Timothy Arcuri – UBS

Joe Moore – Morgan Stanley

Aaron Rakers – Wells Fargo

John Pitzer – Credit Suisse

Steven Fox – Fox Advisors

Mehdi Hosseini – SIG

Karl Ackerman – Cowen


Good afternoon. My name is Dilam [ph] and I’ll be your conference facilitator today. At this time, I would like to welcome everyone to a Presentation and Q&A Session with Scott DeBoer Micron’s EVP of Technology and Products. All lines have been placed on mute to prevent any background noise. After the speakers’ remarks, there will be a question-and-answer period. [Operator Instructions] Thank you.

It is

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final call on today’s remaining offers

The Cyber Monday gaming PC deals present an excellent opportunity to pick up a new games rig, whether you’re looking to upgrade from your existing set up or make your first moves into the world of PC gaming. There’s a particular focus on pre-built PCs at the moment, with plenty of ready to run machines from retailers and builders set to make excellent Cyber Monday gaming PC deals. You can avoid the additional stress of labor and research required to build your own by going with a pre-made computer – this usually means you’ll pay a bit more for the service of a build, but then you often get a warranty too for peace of mind.

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Cyber Monday gaming PC deals

With a whole host of new graphics cards launching this year, we are seeing some still-excellent if slightly older machines get their prices discounted, and

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What’s on TV Saturday and Sunday Talk ‘The Call of the Wild’

During the coronavirus crisis, the Los Angeles Times is making some temporary changes to our print sections. The prime-time TV grid is on hiatus in print but an expanded version is available in your daily Times eNewspaper. You can find a printable PDF online at: latimes.com/whats-on-tv.


Earth’s Great Seasons “Winter (Extended)” (N) 8 p.m. BBC America

Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet (N) 9 p.m. Animal Planet

History’s Greatest Mysteries Explorer Richard Shackleton led a 1914 expedition to Antarctica but not long after his team arrived, their ship, the Endurance, was destroyed by the encroaching polar ice. Shackleton’s subsequent attempt to lead his 27 men to safety across the frozen tundra became an epic struggle. Laurence Fishburne narrates the new episode “Endurance: The Hunt for Shackleton’s Ice Ship.” 9 p.m. History

Mega Zoo Problems arise when an African wild dog undergoes critical surgery.10 p.m. Animal Planet

The Secret Life of

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Activision Wants You To Share Your Call Of Duty Loadout On Instagram

Loadouts have become an increasingly important part of the Call of Duty series over the past two years. Players can create their ideal weapon in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone by equipping attachments, camos, charms, stickers, and more with the Gunsmith feature. Activision wants players go further with their creations and share their loadouts on social media.

The publisher’s patent for “systems and methods for customizing weapons and sharing customized weapons via social networks” was approved on November 17. The patent, credited to Treyarch lead multiplayer developer David J. Vonderhaar, indicates that a new tool that helps players share their custom weapons on social networks like Twitter and Instagram may be coming in the future.

Loadout and Gunsmith systems are mainstays of recent Call of Duty games.
Loadout and Gunsmith systems are mainstays of recent Call of Duty games.

The patent goes in depth about what the new sharing system might feature, including the ability to challenge other

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Scientists call for decade of concerted effort to enhance understanding of the deep seas

Scientists call for decade of concerted effort to enhance understanding of the deep seas
A close-up image of a bamboo coral called Acanella arbuscula taken from ~1000m deep in the North East Atlantic Credit: NERC funded Deep Links Project (University of Plymouth, Oxford University, JNCC, BGS)

The deep seas—vast expanses of water and seabed hidden more than 200 meters below the ocean surface to depths up to 11,000 meters—are recognized globally as an important frontier of science and discovery.

But despite the fact they account for around 60% of Earth’s surface area, large areas remain completely unexplored, yet the habitats they support impact on the health of the entire planet.

Now an international team of scientists, spanning 45 institutions in 17 countries, has called for a dedicated decade-long program of research to greatly advance discovery in these remote regions.

The program—which scientists have named Challenger 150—will coincide with the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, which runs from 2021-2030.

Challenger 150

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