Zach Marzouk
CISA, FBI and NSA publish BlackMatter ransomware warning
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ransomware

CISA, FBI and NSA publish BlackMatter ransomware warning

The agencies are warning organisations about the attacks which they say have been used in the past to target US critical infrastructure
19 Oct 2021
Alibaba unveils custom Arm-based server chip
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components

Alibaba unveils custom Arm-based server chip

The Chinese company will use new technology to power servers in its data centres
19 Oct 2021
Arm launches cloud-based IoT platform
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Internet of Things (IoT)

Arm launches cloud-based IoT platform

The company is hoping to reduce the time it takes developers to get their products to market and lower the costs involved
18 Oct 2021
US links $5.2 billion in Bitcoin transactions to ransomware
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ransomware

US links $5.2 billion in Bitcoin transactions to ransomware

A new report from the Treasury ties the cryptocurrency to ransomware payments over a ten year period
18 Oct 2021
Japan to launch £637 million tech fund for AI and 5G
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Policy & legislation

Japan to launch £637 million tech fund for AI and 5G

The country is looking to boost its domestic tech sector and reinforce economic security
18 Oct 2021
HPE wins networking contract with Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games
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Network & Internet

HPE wins networking contract with Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

The company has been hired to supply edge technology with AI-driven security and management tools
15 Oct 2021
Microsoft to shutdown LinkedIn in China
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Careers & training

Microsoft to shutdown LinkedIn in China

The company will launch a new jobs platform without a social feed or the ability to share posts and articles
15 Oct 2021
Epson partners with Usain Bolt on launch of EcoTank printer range
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peripherals

Epson partners with Usain Bolt on launch of EcoTank printer range

The company hopes the famous sprinter will help it expand its customer base and promote its heat free printer technology
14 Oct 2021
Acer confirms breach after cyber attack on Indian servers
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hacking

Acer confirms breach after cyber attack on Indian servers

The attackers claim the data belongs to several million customers
14 Oct 2021
7-Eleven biometric data collection found in breach of Australian privacy laws
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privacy

7-Eleven biometric data collection found in breach of Australian privacy laws

The US convenience store chain has been ordered to scrap its facial scanning tool and delete any stored data
14 Oct 2021
Australia plots harsher penalties for hackers involved in ransomware attacks
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Policy & legislation

Australia plots harsher penalties for hackers involved in ransomware attacks

The country has published its ransomware action plan as it tries to tackle the growing threat
13 Oct 2021
IBM pledges to reskill 30 million people globally by 2030
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Careers & training

IBM pledges to reskill 30 million people globally by 2030

The company is hoping to close the global digital skills gap and prepare candidates for the jobs of tomorrow
13 Oct 2021
Is big tech the new East India Company?
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data mining

Is big tech the new East India Company?

We examine whether big tech companies are following in the footsteps of colonial powers as they expand across the world
13 Oct 2021
Microsoft mitigated 'largest ever' 2.4Tbps DDoS attack
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distributed denial of service (DDOS)

Microsoft mitigated 'largest ever' 2.4Tbps DDoS attack

The record-breaking attack targeted one of the company's European Azure customers in August
12 Oct 2021
Oracle to launch 14 new cloud regions over the next year
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Cloud

Oracle to launch 14 new cloud regions over the next year

The company wants to support the demand for its customers as it looks to open at least two regions in each country it operates
12 Oct 2021
Is Australia becoming a surveillance state?
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privacy

Is Australia becoming a surveillance state?

With new powers granted to law enforcement agencies in Australia, we examine what this could mean for digital rights in the country
11 Oct 2021
Indian startup body moves against "unfair" Google Play Store policy
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Policy & legislation

Indian startup body moves against "unfair" Google Play Store policy

The group is seeking interim relief on behalf of app developers as it claims the tech giant will force them to use its billing system
11 Oct 2021
Singapore launches new cyber security framework
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Careers & training

Singapore launches new cyber security framework

The country is aiming to create a foundation to attract and develop talent in its operational technology cyber security sector
11 Oct 2021
BrewDog app flaw exposed data on 200,000 shareholders and customers, researchers claim
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data breaches

BrewDog app flaw exposed data on 200,000 shareholders and customers, researchers claim

Researchers at Pen Test Partners say API token exploit could have allowed hackers to access personal information and account details
8 Oct 2021
Microsoft backs right to repair following investor revolt
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Hardware

Microsoft backs right to repair following investor revolt

The tech giant will investigate the effects of giving customers access to parts and repair documentation
8 Oct 2021
TSMC vows not to share sensitive customer data following US request
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Policy & legislation

TSMC vows not to share sensitive customer data following US request

The Biden administration says the data would help alleviate bottlenecks in the semi conductor supply chain
7 Oct 2021
Intel no longer considering UK chip plant following Brexit
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components

Intel no longer considering UK chip plant following Brexit

CEO Pat Gelsinger says that around 70 proposals have been submitted for sites across mainland Europe
7 Oct 2021
Google to invest $1 billion in Africa to fuel digital transformation
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Business strategy

Google to invest $1 billion in Africa to fuel digital transformation

The investment will be used to invest in startups and implement better connectivity through the Equiano subsea cable
6 Oct 2021
Microsoft Cloud for Financial Services will launch next month
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Cloud

Microsoft Cloud for Financial Services will launch next month

The new platform has been designed to address the control frameworks and regulatory requirements facing the industry
6 Oct 2021
Tesla ordered to pay over $130m to former worker after racism lawsuit
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Careers & training

Tesla ordered to pay over $130m to former worker after racism lawsuit

A jury found the employee was subject to a racially hostile work environment
5 Oct 2021
BT and Toshiba to launch quantum-secured network across London
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Network & Internet

BT and Toshiba to launch quantum-secured network across London

The two companies say this is the first commercially available network of its kind
5 Oct 2021
How are cyber security and insurance companies evolving with the threat of ransomware?
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cyber security

How are cyber security and insurance companies evolving with the threat of ransomware?

In a sector that is being heavily scrutinised, many companies are having to implement changes to deal with new risks
5 Oct 2021
Monzo withdraws US banking license application
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startups

Monzo withdraws US banking license application

The country's financial regulators reportedly told the UK fintech its application was unlikely to be approved
4 Oct 2021
US plans 30-nation meeting to address growing cyber crime threat
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cyber security

US plans 30-nation meeting to address growing cyber crime threat

Biden says the meeting will focus on the use of illicit cryptocurrency and securing supply chains
4 Oct 2021
University of Tokyo capitalises on law change to invest £399 million in startups
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startups

University of Tokyo capitalises on law change to invest £399 million in startups

The institution hopes to make Japan's startup scene more competitive internationally
1 Oct 2021
Microsoft and India’s Ministry of Labour to skill 10 million jobseekers
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Careers & training

Microsoft and India’s Ministry of Labour to skill 10 million jobseekers

The initiative aims to equip jobseekers with the skills to bridge India’s digital divide
1 Oct 2021
How to solve Australia’s tech talent shortage
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Careers & training

How to solve Australia’s tech talent shortage

Australia’s border closures have exacerbated a pre-existing skills shortage, so how can the country help its technology sector attract and retain the …
29 Sep 2021
UK’s next National Cyber Strategy to reflect need for security industrial base
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cyber security

UK’s next National Cyber Strategy to reflect need for security industrial base

The country’s upcoming National Cyber Security Strategy will 'hopefully' be released later this year
28 Sep 2021
Apple to open Developer Academy in South Korea to dodge antitrust fine
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Policy & legislation

Apple to open Developer Academy in South Korea to dodge antitrust fine

The tech giant came to an agreement with the country’s antitrust watchdog in February
27 Sep 2021
Intel begins construction of two new chip factories in Arizona
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components

Intel begins construction of two new chip factories in Arizona

The company is aiming to serve customers around the world and help stabilise the global semiconductor supply chain
27 Sep 2021