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Rackspace fortifies APAC footprint with new acquisition
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cloud computing

Rackspace fortifies APAC footprint with new acquisition

The company has acquired Just Analytics, a cloud-based data, analytics and AI firm
19 Jan 2022
Cyber incident strikes Gloucester City Council as residents suffer service outages
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cyber security

Cyber incident strikes Gloucester City Council as residents suffer service outages

The Council has been hit with so-called 'sleeper' malware in what could be the second major cyber incident in the past decade
19 Jan 2022
Microsoft takes aim at Chrome OS with launch of Windows 11 SE
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Microsoft Windows

Microsoft takes aim at Chrome OS with launch of Windows 11 SE

The education-focused OS will be available on a range of low-cost laptops including a new Surface SE laptop
19 Jan 2022
AT&T and Verizon agree to postpone 5G rollout at US airports
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5G

AT&T and Verizon agree to postpone 5G rollout at US airports

President Joe Biden thanked Verizon and AT&T for agreeing to the delay
19 Jan 2022
IOC defends China Olympics app after 'devastating flaw' revealed
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Security

IOC defends China Olympics app after 'devastating flaw' revealed

The app may even be breaking Google and Apple’s app store policies when it comes to privacy, according to Citizen Lab
19 Jan 2022
Windows Server admins agree to forgo broken patches
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Microsoft Windows Server

Windows Server admins agree to forgo broken patches

Many administrators have agreed to wait until February's round of patches to avoid operational disruption caused by broken fixes
19 Jan 2022
FireEye and McAfee Enterprise relaunch as Trellix
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mergers and acquisitions

FireEye and McAfee Enterprise relaunch as Trellix

The new pure-play cyber security firm’s platform combines automation, machine learning, and threat intelligence
19 Jan 2022
Microsoft buys game developer Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion
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mergers and acquisitions

Microsoft buys game developer Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion

The surprise acquisition will make Microsoft the third-largest gaming company in the world
18 Jan 2022
DHL overtakes Microsoft as the most imitated brand in phishing attacks
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phishing

DHL overtakes Microsoft as the most imitated brand in phishing attacks

Check Point Research reveals that the logistics giant accounted for almost a quarter of global phishing attacks in 2021
18 Jan 2022
Ubuntu Security Guide to simplify DISA-STIG compliance
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Linux

Ubuntu Security Guide to simplify DISA-STIG compliance

The automated configuration tooling is specific to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
18 Jan 2022
Aldi launches its first checkout-free store in London
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smart city

Aldi launches its first checkout-free store in London

The store uses facial age estimation technology provided by Yoti to verify the purchase of age-restricted products
18 Jan 2022
US airlines warn of “catastrophic” crisis days before 5G rollout
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5G

US airlines warn of “catastrophic” crisis days before 5G rollout

The companies have warned that the harm from 5G deployment is substantially worse than originally anticipated
18 Jan 2022
Python developers release three "cursed" updates
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software development

Python developers release three "cursed" updates

Exciting developments in the next Python version are being observed while a score of bug fixes reach the most widely used Python builds
18 Jan 2022
European data regulators issued €1.1 billion in GDPR fines in 2021
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

European data regulators issued €1.1 billion in GDPR fines in 2021

The UK placed sixth on the GDPR fine table with its £20 million fine levied against British Airways
18 Jan 2022
NSW ditches e-voting system after glitch left citizens unable to vote
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digital transformation

NSW ditches e-voting system after glitch left citizens unable to vote

The electoral commissioner is also seeking the validity of the results in three councillor elections
18 Jan 2022
Samsung introduces 4nm Exynos 2200 chip with AMD RDNA 2 graphics
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Hardware

Samsung introduces 4nm Exynos 2200 chip with AMD RDNA 2 graphics

The new processor is the first to include an Xclipse GPU with AMD's hardware-accelerated ray tracing technology
18 Jan 2022
NCA plots education drive to crack down on children exploring cyber crime
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hacking

NCA plots education drive to crack down on children exploring cyber crime

With children as young as nine being referred to the NCA for launching DDoS attacks, the new campaign aims to educate children in the consequences of …
18 Jan 2022
Safari bug lets websites track browsing activity and unique identifiers
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web browser

Safari bug lets websites track browsing activity and unique identifiers

The flaw, found in Apple's WebKit browser engine, affects Safari 15 on macOS and all browsers on iOS and iPadOS 15
18 Jan 2022
UK businesses urged to join four-day working week trial
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Business operations

UK businesses urged to join four-day working week trial

Participating employees will receive 100% of their usual pay for only four days at work
17 Jan 2022
Tonga communications could be down for "weeks" following volcanic eruption
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Network & Internet

Tonga communications could be down for "weeks" following volcanic eruption

Tsunami-hit Tonga remains largely uncontactable after internet links were severed by the undersea eruption
17 Jan 2022
Russia's "politically motivated" REvil raid could be used as leverage, experts warn
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ransomware

Russia's "politically motivated" REvil raid could be used as leverage, experts warn

The cyber security industry says the FSB's arrests are “unlikely” to signal a change in Russia’s policy
17 Jan 2022
Amazon reverses ban on UK-issued Visa credit cards
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e commerce

Amazon reverses ban on UK-issued Visa credit cards

The retail giant says it is now working with Visa on a "potential solution"
17 Jan 2022
Microsoft warns full scope of Ukraine cyber attacks ‘not fully realised’
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ransomware

Microsoft warns full scope of Ukraine cyber attacks ‘not fully realised’

The company's investigation into the attacks targeting Ukraine revealed atypical characteristics of the "destructive" campaign that disguises itself a…
17 Jan 2022
Singapore discourages cryptocurrency trading with new regulations
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cryptocurrencies

Singapore discourages cryptocurrency trading with new regulations

It has warned that trading is highly risky due to the fact that prices are subject to sharp speculative swings
17 Jan 2022