Briefly informed: Amazon lawsuit, funding program, SAP and Joule, Sony hack
Antitrust lawsuit filed against Amazon
The US competition authority FTC and 17 attorneys general from various US states filed a comprehensive antitrust lawsuit against the online retailer Amazon on Tuesday. Specifically, the FTC accuses Amazon of using anti-discounting measures to punish sellers and discourage other online retailers from offering lower prices than Amazon, thereby keeping the prices of products higher across the Internet. Amazon also restricts which sellers can take advantage of Prime shipping benefits. The agency is also targeting Amazon’s ability to influence its online search results in favor of its products.
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Funding program for photovoltaics exhausted
Despite technical problems on the internet portal, the “solar power for electric cars” funding program was completely exhausted within less than 24 hours. The 300 million euros provided by the Federal Ministry of Transport are gone, according to the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau, or KfW for short, which is responsible for distribution. A further 200 million euros are to be distributed next year. The funding program 442 provides grants of a maximum of 10,200 euros for the purchase and connection of a charging station, a photovoltaic system and a solar power storage system. “A total of around 33,000 applications were approved – despite technical delays,” KfW told dpa.
SAP releases AI assistant Joule
“Fundamentally change business processes” – that’s what SAP wants to achieve with its new AI assistant Joule. Joule will be integrated into SAP’s entire cloud portfolio. It aims to transform all business processes by providing “proactive and contextual insights from SAP’s comprehensive solutions and third-party sources.” In other words: Joule has access to all relevant company data and can process it to even gain insights that you weren’t explicitly looking for. The aim of the use is to enable users to complete their tasks more quickly. “At the same time, efficiency increases in a safe and compliant manner,” the announcement said. The first companies will be able to use Joule from the end of the year.
Cybercriminals are fighting over the alleged Sony hack
A few days ago, the previously unknown ransomware gang Ransomedvc claimed to have completely hacked Sony. If the company does not pay the ransom demanded, the criminals threaten to sell the stolen data. Now the user MajorNelson has commented on the matter in the BreachForum and has taken responsibility for the hack, which has not yet been officially confirmed. He describes Ransomedvc as scammers who hunt for influence. The user wants to prove that he is in possession of the stolen data with a 2.4 GB archive. Sony told the IT security website Bleepingcomputer that it was investigating the situation and would not make any further comment for the time being.
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