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US prosecutors fine German software company for violating sanctions against Iran

Federal prosecutors have imposed a fine on a German software company for violating suctions against Iran.

Software giant SAP SE agreed to pay over $8 million as part of the resolution with the Department of Justice, Commerce Department and Treasury Department, authorities said Thursday.

The company admitted to “thousands” of violations of the Export Administration Regulations and Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations.

Between 2010 and 2017, SAP and its overseas partners released U.S.-origin software, including upgrades and software patches, over 20,000 times to users in Iran. 

The majority of the Iranian downloads went to 14 companies that SAP’s international

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Keyboard technology company acquires new facility in Chandler

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PHOENIX –  A Tennessee-based keyboard technology company has purchased a 74,000-square-foot industrial building in Chandler, the city announced on Monday.

Mechanical Keyboards, one of the largest providers of mechanical keyboards in the world, purchased a facility that will host 40 employees, according to a press release.

“We’re thrilled to open MK’s first major expansion in Chandler, Arizona,” Joel Tubre, president of Mechanical Keyboards, said in the release. “We have begun buildout of the facility and have some exciting plans. Our products look great online, but they feel and look even better in person.”

The new

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How a tiny media company is helping people get vaccinated

More than 132 million people in the US have received at least one dose of a covid-19 vaccine, and as of this week, all Americans over 16 are eligible.

But while the US has vaccinated more people than any other country in the world, vulnerable people are still falling through the cracks. Those most affected include people who don’t speak English, people who aren’t internet-savvy, and shift workers who don’t have the time or computer access to book their own slots. In many places, community leaders, volunteers, and even news outlets have stepped in to help.

One of those groups

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UiPath IPO: 5 things to know about the ‘software robots’ company valued at nearly $30 billion

UiPath Inc. is launching its initial public offering at a valuation close to what it received from venture-capital investors, with help from automation it cheerfully calls “software robots.”

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makes software that helps automate business tasks, and sets itself apart from rivals by allowing employees without coding experience to customize artificial-intelligence capabilities.

“Traditional automation solutions intended to reduce this friction have generally been designed to be used by developers and engineers, rather than the employees directly involved in executing the actual work being automated,” the company said in its filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

“Our platform leverages

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Federal investigators looking into breach at software code testing company Codecov

Federal officials are investigating a security breach at software auditing company Codecov, which apparently went undetected for months, Reuters reported. Codecov’s platform is used to test software code for vulnerabilities, and its 29,000 clients include Atlassian, Proctor & Gamble, GoDaddy, and the Washington Post.

In a statement on the company’s website, Codecov CEO Jerrod Engelberg acknowledged the breach and the federal investigation, saying someone had gained access to its Bash Uploader script and modified it without the company’s permission.

“Our investigation has determined that beginning January 31, 2021, there were periodic, unauthorized alterations of our Bash Uploader script

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