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cyber security

Zoom hires ex-Facebook CSO Alex Stamos to boost platform security

He will serve as an external consultant and help the firm build up its security capabilities
8 Apr 2020
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collaboration

Google Meet and G Suite usage surges amid coronavirus pandemic

Google’s cloud-based collaboration tools gain a COVID-19 boost
8 Apr 2020
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video conferencing

Taiwan becomes first country to ban Zoom amid security concerns

Public sector bodies are advised to use Microsoft or Google services if they can’t find locally-developed platforms
8 Apr 2020
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Cloud

How Ubisoft’s i3d.net onboarded Opengear to avert networking disasters

In high performance hosting, you only miss the crucial elements that keep you networks running when they fail
8 Apr 2020
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data protection

Health sites are 'unlawfully' sharing medical data with Facebook and Google

Irish DPC warns that tracking allows sensitive information to be shared with major internet firms
7 Apr 2020
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Technology

Microsoft poaches ex-Apple exec to lead mixed reality hardware division

Ruben Caballero spent 14 years with Apple and will now work on Microsoft's HoloLens and AI projects
7 Apr 2020
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Business strategy

GCHQ and NCSC alerted over Imagination Technologies Chinese takeover

The British manufacturer holds emergency talks over the proposed appointment of board members from China Reform Holding
7 Apr 2020
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vulnerability

HP Support Assistant flaws leave Windows devices open to attack

After ten issues were reported in the pre-loaded ‘bloatware’ last year, three privilege escalation bugs remain unfixed
6 Apr 2020
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Network & Internet

Russian ISP intercepted traffic from AWS, Facebook, Google and more

The "accidental" incident caused chaos online for an hour last week
6 Apr 2020
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privacy

Facebook tried to buy NSO Group's Pegasus spyware to monitor iOS users

Social network wanted to integrate surveillance tech into its Onavo Protect app
6 Apr 2020
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Business strategy

Facebook releases $100m as part of SMB support measures

The package also includes service impact listings and a gift card registry
3 Apr 2020
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web browser

Microsoft's Edge now more popular than Firefox for the first time

Major changes, and a pivot to businesses, sees the Chromium-powered web browser leapfrog its rival
3 Apr 2020
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cyber security

Hackers torn over how to adapt their tactics to the coronavirus pandemic

Some hackers thrive, while the business models of others collapse, and some refrain from exploiting the crisis altogether
3 Apr 2020
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Software

These are the companies offering free software during the coronavirus crisis

Rounding up the free trials, discounts and giveaways to help businesses and public sector bodies weather the storm
2 Apr 2020
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Security

What is private browsing?

Private-browsing capabilities are baked into the internet browsers you use everyday. Here's why it's important
2 Apr 2020
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components

Intel launches H-series mobile CPUs that break the 5Ghz barrier

Latest 10th-Gen Intel Core processor family brings desktop-standard power to mobile systems
2 Apr 2020
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Technology

IBM crowdsources CPU power to fuel coronavirus research

A desktop app can tap into the processing power of idle PCs and laptops to run chemical simulations
2 Apr 2020
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Business strategy

Microsoft makes all major events online-only until June 2021

Flagship conferences, including Ignite 2020 and Build 2021, put under lockdown due to COVID-19
1 Apr 2020
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data protection

Supreme Court rules Morrisons was not liable for 2014 data breach

Supermarket can't be held liable for the criminal actions of a former auditor who leaked financial data
1 Apr 2020
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mergers and acquisitions

Xerox officially drops hostile bid for HP amid coronavirus crisis

Firm withdraws its $35 billion offer due to market turmoil caused by COVID-19
1 Apr 2020
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Marriott data breach exposes personal data of 5.2 million guests

The hotel chain has notified guests of a second massive data breach within 18 months
31 Mar 2020
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cyber crime

FBI warns of ‘Zoom-bombing’ hackers amid coronavirus usage spike

Cyber criminals are disrupting online meetings with hate speech and pornographic images
31 Mar 2020
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Linux

WireGuard VPN bundled into latest Linux release

Version 5.6 includes features such as USB 4 support and inclusion of the popular open-source virtual private network
31 Mar 2020
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operating systems

How to get help in Windows 10

Find out how to get expert help and support for Windows 10 from Microsoft and others
30 Mar 2020
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Business strategy

Sony sheds light on COVID-19 supply chain disruption

Japanese tech giant forced to shut manufacturing plants in Wales and Malaysia
30 Mar 2020
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privacy

Zoom kills Facebook integration after data transfer backlash

An update to the iOS app has tweaked the offending ‘Login with Facebook’ feature
30 Mar 2020
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cyber security

Apple iOS 13.4 blocks VPNs from encrypting all traffic

A flaw means connections aren’t shut off when they’re supposed to be, and continue outside of the VPN tunnel
27 Mar 2020
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video conferencing

Zoom beams iOS user data to Facebook for targeted ads

The conferencing app, which has exploded in popularity, doesn’t explicitly say it sends data to Facebook in its privacy policy
27 Mar 2020
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operating systems

17 Windows 10 problems - and how to fix them

Tips covering everything from upgrade issues and freeing up storage, to solving privacy errors and using safe mode
26 Mar 2020
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Hackers target Three customers with "sophisticated" phishing scam

Cyber criminals use elements from Three’s style and links out to its website
26 Mar 2020
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mergers and acquisitions

HP claims Xerox takeover would be "disastrous" during coronavirus crisis

HP uses the cover of COVID-19 to encourage shareholders to shut the door on Xerox's hostile takeover
26 Mar 2020
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Development

WHO collaborates with Big Tech for mega COVID-19 hackathon

Developers are invited to join the industry-wide effort to help communities and businesses through the pandemic
25 Mar 2020
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Microsoft puts Windows development on lockdown

The tech giant will only work on essential security updates for all Windows iterations from May onwards
25 Mar 2020
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data breaches

General Electric employees hit by Canon data breach

A raft of information, including passports and social security numbers, was accessed for 10 days in February
24 Mar 2020
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malware

Evasive malware threats doubled in 2019

Sophisticated methods of attack that dodge detection are becoming commonplace
24 Mar 2020