Factualities for October 10, 2018

October 10, 2018

I decided not to mention the number of anonymous sources (17) in the “real” news story about spy chips on motherboards. Bloomberg does “real” news. Sources, like those invoked by the New York Times, need not be identified. Are there sources in fiction best sellers? Anyway… believe these or not.

  • 120,000 British pounds or about $150,000. The amount Heathrow Airport was find for losing a USB storage device with high value data. Source: ZDNet
  • 44,000. The estimated number of Verizon employees RIFed in a downsizing move by the owner of Yahoo. Source: Bloomberg
  • $368 million. The estimated loss at Google Deep Mind smart software company in the last 12 months. Source: Forbes
  • $20 million. Cost to Elon Musk remain Tesla CEO after his “deal” tweets. Source: CNBC
  • 4.58 factoids. The number of entities in DBpedia, the go to resource for outfits like IBM, the New York Times, etc. Source: Twobithistory
  • $14. The cost of a legitimate passport on the Dark Web. Source: Cyware

Stephen E Arnold, October 10, 2018


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