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Google Cloud and SpaceX partner on Starlink internet service
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Network & Internet

Google Cloud and SpaceX partner on Starlink internet service

The agreement will combine Starlink's satellite fleet with Google's infrastructure to launch networking services for enterprises
14 May 2021
Can IBM buy its way to cloud success?
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hybrid cloud

Can IBM buy its way to cloud success?

From spinning off its infrastructure business to making high-profile acquisitions, the industry giant is on a journey to reinvent itself
14 May 2021
Rapid7 says its source code was accessed after CodeCov hack
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hacking

Rapid7 says its source code was accessed after CodeCov hack

Cyber criminals gained access to code used for internal tooling and its flagship detection and response service
14 May 2021
Weekly threat roundup: Microsoft, Adobe, Wi-Fi gadgets
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vulnerability

Weekly threat roundup: Microsoft, Adobe, Wi-Fi gadgets

Pulling together the most dangerous and pressing flaws that businesses need to patch
13 May 2021
Tesla to abandon Bitcoin for vehicle payments due to environmental costs
Somebody using a smartphone with Bitcoin on the face in front of a massive Tesla logo
cryptocurrencies

Tesla to abandon Bitcoin for vehicle payments due to environmental costs

Elon Musk says his firm will look into supporting alternative cryptocurrencies that consume less than 1% of the energy Bitcoin does
13 May 2021
Exchange Server zero-day among latest Microsoft Patch Tuesday fixes
The Microsoft Exchange Server software being accessed on a notebook device
vulnerability

Exchange Server zero-day among latest Microsoft Patch Tuesday fixes

The firm has patched three zero-day vulnerabilities across its products that haven’t yet been exploited
12 May 2021
Social media firms face fines and shutdowns under draft UK law
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Policy & legislation

Social media firms face fines and shutdowns under draft UK law

The Online Safety Bill introduces GDPR-style fines and threatens criminal charges against social media executives
12 May 2021
Russian hackers are exploiting these 11 flaws to attack businesses
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hacking

Russian hackers are exploiting these 11 flaws to attack businesses

The NCSC and US counterparts urge businesses to patch a handful of previously discovered flaws as soon as possible
10 May 2021
Just 13% of iOS users opt into being tracked by third-party apps
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privacy

Just 13% of iOS users opt into being tracked by third-party apps

Most users are, as expected, choosing not to be tracked following the launch of Apple’s transparency tool
10 May 2021
Microsoft to give EU business customers greater control over data storage
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data protection

Microsoft to give EU business customers greater control over data storage

Engineering work is underway to make sure that by 2022, no data is routed outside of the EU
7 May 2021
NCSC warns councils over ‘foreign influence’ in smart city projects
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smart city

NCSC warns councils over ‘foreign influence’ in smart city projects

16-page report details cyber security and privacy risks of signing agreements with foreign state-backed companies
7 May 2021
Weekly threat roundup: Dell, Apple, Qualcomm
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vulnerability

Weekly threat roundup: Dell, Apple, Qualcomm

Pulling together the most dangerous and pressing flaws that businesses need to patch
6 May 2021
IBM unveils breakthrough 2nm chip technology
A close-up of a 2 nm wafer fabricated at IBM Research's Albany facility, with individual chips visible to the naked eye. Courtesy of IBM
components

IBM unveils breakthrough 2nm chip technology

The 2nm architecture promises much longer battery life for devices as well as drastic performance boosts
6 May 2021
UK devising EU-alternative mechanism for global data sharing
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data protection

UK devising EU-alternative mechanism for global data sharing

The mechanism will replace the soon-to-be invalid EU standard contractual clauses
5 May 2021
COVID vaccine passports will fail unless government wins public trust, ICO warns
The Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham
privacy

COVID vaccine passports will fail unless government wins public trust, ICO warns

Data watchdog's chief Elizabeth Denham warns that it’s not good enough to claim ‘this is important, so trust us’
5 May 2021
Microsoft launches open source tool Counterfeit to prevent AI hacking
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Microsoft launches open source tool Counterfeit to prevent AI hacking

Businesses can use preloaded attack algorithms to test their machine learning systems
4 May 2021
Apple hires Google AI veteran Samy Bengio amid ethics controversy
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Apple hires Google AI veteran Samy Bengio amid ethics controversy

The scientist announced his departure after 14 years following the dismissal of two close colleagues
4 May 2021
Weekly threat roundup: Nvidia, Linux, macOS
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vulnerability

Weekly threat roundup: Nvidia, Linux, macOS

Pulling together the most dangerous and pressing flaws that businesses need to patch
29 Apr 2021
Intel teases microarchitecture collaboration with Samsung
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components

Intel teases microarchitecture collaboration with Samsung

The two companies have formed a joint team committed to developing components for future Samsung devices
29 Apr 2021
Red Hat lambasts "unusual" University of Minnesota research approach in Linux feud
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open source

Red Hat lambasts "unusual" University of Minnesota research approach in Linux feud

Establishing trust and transparency is key to open source research that actually matters, the company claims
28 Apr 2021
Red Hat launches OpenShift Platform Plus alongside new managed cloud services
Colourful containers
containers

Red Hat launches OpenShift Platform Plus alongside new managed cloud services

A tertiary OpenShift tier comes alongside three apps for businesses to build on their Kubernetes-based hybrid cloud strategy
28 Apr 2021
Red Hat bolsters Edge strategy with major RHEL platform update
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Linux

Red Hat bolsters Edge strategy with major RHEL platform update

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.4 brings container deployment and management tools scaled around edge requirements
28 Apr 2021
IBM launches suite of hybrid cloud storage services
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hybrid cloud

IBM launches suite of hybrid cloud storage services

Two ESS hardware units, as well as a new IBM Spectrum Fusion, comprise the firm’s attempt to make enterprise data more accessible
27 Apr 2021
iOS 14.5 privacy changes could have “major impact” on SMBs
The iOS 14 operating system
privacy

iOS 14.5 privacy changes could have “major impact” on SMBs

Experts warn SMB revenues could fall by as much as 50% as a result of Apple's App Tracking Transparency tool
27 Apr 2021
How the iconic Alexandra Palace modernised its Wi-Fi networks
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wifi & hotspots

How the iconic Alexandra Palace modernised its Wi-Fi networks

The 150-year-old venue battled against the nature of the building as well as historically lax IT protocols
26 Apr 2021
Xiaomi Mi 11 review: A cut-price flagship killer
The Xiaomi Mi 11 rear
Mobile Phones

Xiaomi Mi 11 review: A cut-price flagship killer

This smooth-scrolling, feature-rich powerhouse ticks almost every box
26 Apr 2021
Xiaomi Mi 11 review gallery
Mobile Phones

Xiaomi Mi 11 review gallery

This smooth-scrolling, feature-rich powerhouse ticks almost every box
26 Apr 2021
Ransomware gang is selling intel to traders to extort victims
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ransomware

Ransomware gang is selling intel to traders to extort victims

The scheme relies on market traders using information about ransomware attacks to short-sell shares and collapse a victim's stock price
26 Apr 2021
The West faces “a moment of reckoning” in technology and cyber security
GCHQ_5G_Security
cyber security

The West faces “a moment of reckoning” in technology and cyber security

GCHQ director Jeremy Fleming claims that future technologies are likely to be shaped by nations like China
23 Apr 2021
Intel’s data centre business shrinks 20% year-on-year
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components

Intel’s data centre business shrinks 20% year-on-year

Overall revenues remain flat as a surge in notebook CPU sales soften the blow
23 Apr 2021
A guide to cyber security certification and training
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Careers & training

A guide to cyber security certification and training

Cyber security is in demand from every organisation, but what training and certification is needed?
22 Apr 2021
What is hacktivism?
Two masked members of Anonymous demonstrating during the Occupy protest on October 15, 2011 in The Hague
hacking

What is hacktivism?

From Anonymous to Omega, here’s everything you need to know about hackers with a conscience
22 Apr 2021
Weekly threat roundup: Google Chrome, Pulse Secure, Telegram
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vulnerability

Weekly threat roundup: Google Chrome, Pulse Secure, Telegram

Pulling together the most dangerous and pressing flaws that businesses need to patch
22 Apr 2021
Security researchers criticised for project that deliberately added vulnerabilities to Linux
Linux code on a black background
Linux

Security researchers criticised for project that deliberately added vulnerabilities to Linux

Open source maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman slams their project, claiming “our community does not appreciate being experimented on”
22 Apr 2021
Razer Book 13 review: Taking on the big guns
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Laptops

Razer Book 13 review: Taking on the big guns

With great performance and a beaming display, Razer’s first productivity-centric ultrabook is a knockout
21 Apr 2021