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UK startups fly to Australia to boost trade links

Innovate UK's tech delegation identifies three key smart city obstacles Australia and the UK share
13 Mar 2018
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hacking

Kaspersky: North Korea framed for Winter Olympics malware

Source code analysis reveals similar tactics used by Russian-speaking Sofacy group
9 Mar 2018
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Business operations

Former YouTube employee sues Google

Arne Wilberg was allegedly fired for pushing back against Google in its diverse workforce hiring practices in 2017
2 Mar 2018
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Business operations

Dropbox teams with Google Cloud to integrate G-Suite

Will connect Dropbox and G Suite cloud productivity tools over Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Hangouts
2 Mar 2018
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Security

Researchers find bug enabling hackers bypass login

Found by Duo security in a third-party library in its own authentication gateway
1 Mar 2018
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malware

Security expert dismisses RedDrop Android malware

Researchers claim it extracts a 'devastating' amount of data, but victims would need to grant many permissions to let it
28 Feb 2018
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data centres

Colt: Vendors have a moral duty to run green data centres

Nine of Colt's 17 European facilities now run on 100% renewable energy
28 Feb 2018
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big data

Microsoft adds Mac and Linux support to quantum kit

Slew of updates include additional open source libraries and interoperability with Python
28 Feb 2018
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battery life

Apple battery slowdown lawsuits to be heard in one court cas

Dozens of cases to be heard at once during a hearing scheduled for next month
27 Feb 2018
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cloud hosting

Apple confirms iCloud is now a customer of Google Cloud

Apple's iCloud security guide suggests GCP replaced Microsoft Azure
27 Feb 2018
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zero-day exploit

Intel didn’t warn US-CERT of Meltdown and Spectre

Letters to lawmakers say Intel took six months to tell the US government about the exploits
26 Feb 2018
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Hardware

Samsung breaks ground in extreme ultraviolet processor tech

Believes it will help it aid in its focus in state-of-the-art semiconductors
23 Feb 2018
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Business operations

HPE revenues rise fulled by server and network sales

Revenues surged to $7.67 billion, well above the $7.07 billion expected
23 Feb 2018
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Business operations

Intel will launch 5G-powered laptops in 2019

The chip maker is working with some of the industry’s biggest tech brands, such as Dell, HP, Lenovo and Microsoft
23 Feb 2018
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Security

Cyber crooks are using SWIFT to launch new attacks

Disguised malware is entering multiple enterprises’ networks via email phishing campaigns
22 Feb 2018
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Text messaging
encryption

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton is pouring $50m into Signal

The move will also see him serve as executive chairman of the firm’s new Signal Foundation
22 Feb 2018
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Hardware

Qualcomm unveils VR reference design based on Snapdragon 845

Will use the firm’s latest mobile chip to power new features like foveated rendering and room-scale tracking
22 Feb 2018
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data breaches

A quarter of UK councils 'have been hacked'

Local authorities experience 19 million cyber attacks every year, finds report
20 Feb 2018
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zero-day exploit

Google’s Project Zero team discloses Edge browser bug

Microsoft didn't make the 90-day patch window, so Project Zero shared details with the world
20 Feb 2018
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Business operations

25% of customer service operations will use chatbots by 2020

Growth in virtual customer assistants will rocket after low adoption in 2017, research firm predicts
19 Feb 2018
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exploits

Intel faces 32 lawsuits over the Meltdown and Spectre flaws

Filing suggests there'll be more to come, with customers angry over exploits and Krzanich's shares sale
19 Feb 2018
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Business operations

London still considered 'major draw' for tech workers

London & Partners claims UK capital remains 'top choice' for both European and global tech professionals
16 Feb 2018
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Google acquires LogMeIn's Xively Internet of Things platform

Google says deal will give it 'deep IoT technology' and engineering expertise
16 Feb 2018
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Security

White House joins UK in blaming Russia for NotPetya attack

US government claims to be “reviewing a range of options" in response to the findings
16 Feb 2018
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Security

White House joins UK in blaming Russia for NotPetya attack

US government claims to be “reviewing a range of options" in response to the findings
16 Feb 2018
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Security

Intel ups bug bounty programme reward to $250,000

The initiative is now open to the public to help uncover any side-channel vulnerability in its processors
15 Feb 2018
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broadband

Qualcomm unveils 'world’s first' 2Gps LTE modem

The category 20 LTE modem supports up to 2 gigabits per second download speeds
15 Feb 2018
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Security

Facebook's Protect security feature is essentially Spyware

Is in fact a VPN service designed to route your web browsing through its servers to collect and analyse user data
14 Feb 2018
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Security

Skype security flaw uncovered in its update process

A fix will instead land in a newer version of the product rather than a dedicated security update
14 Feb 2018
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ARM
Hardware

ARM unveils machine learning chip offering

An attempt at making its chips the standard platform for machine learning in mobile and internet of things devices
14 Feb 2018
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Security

McAfee uncovers Bitcoin-stealing phishing campaign

Dubbed HaoBao, is said to be a 'sophisticated malware with long-term impact'
13 Feb 2018
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Mobile Phones

Smartphone sales around the world to remain weak this year

Annual growth only 2.8%, down from an expected 5%, says market analyst TrendForce
13 Feb 2018
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Cloud

Oracle to integrate Ai across all its cloud platforms

Will make Cloud Platform services 'self-driving, self-securing and self-repairing'
13 Feb 2018
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Security

Europe is the world's biggest target for DDoS attacks

Over 51% of reported global DDoS attacks in 2017 happened in the continent
9 Feb 2018
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Business operations

Qualcomm rejects Broadcom's latest acquisition proposal

Qualcomm chairman asks Broadcom if it's the best offer they have
9 Feb 2018