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On this episode of MSP Dispatch we cover how Congress wants tech companies to pay up for AI training data, uncertainty around VMWare as Broadcom ends partner programs, and ‘Swatting’ becoming the latest extortion tactic in ransomware attacks.

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Community Events:

1/16 @ 2:00 pm ET | Cyber-Wise Employees: How to Stay Safe Online Presented by Phin Security

1/17 @ 3:00 pm ET | Transforming Culture for Revenue Growth Presented by Crewhu

1/18 @ 11:00 am ET | Human Hacking Webinar Presented by ThreatLocker

MSP Media Network:

1/12 @ 11:00 am ET | MSP Community Live Episode 21

1/15 @ 10:00 am ET | AI Roundup Episode 53

1/18 @ 6:30 pm ET | The Tech Bar Podcast Episode 68 Ladies Night Takeover

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0:00 Teaser

0:51 Intro Banter

3:02 Congress Wants Tech Companies to Pay Up for AI Training Data

9:55 VMware Customers Face Uncertain Future As Broadcom Ends VMware Partner Programs

16:11 ‘Swatting’ Becomes Latest Extortion Tactic in Ransomware Attacks

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21:34 Microsoft January 2024 Patch Tuesday fixes 49 flaws, 12 RCE bugs

22:37 HPE to Acquire Juniper Networks for $14 Billion

23:22 OpenAI Launches New ChatGPT Team Tier Targeting SMBs

24:21 Microsoft Exchange 2019 Has Reached End of Mainstream Support

25:18 AI Roundup

27:30 Community Events

28:30 Sign-off

30:24 Outtakes