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NSA uncovers new "critical" flaws in Microsoft Exchange Server
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servers

NSA uncovers new "critical" flaws in Microsoft Exchange Server

Federal government orders all agencies to install fixes as the FBI scrambles to remove backdoors
14 Apr 2021
O2 and Virgin merger “unlikely” to harm competition, CMA rules
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mergers and acquisitions

O2 and Virgin merger “unlikely” to harm competition, CMA rules

The UK's competiton watchdog has provisionally cleared the £31 billion merger
14 Apr 2021
EU to propose GDPR-like fines for AI abuses
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artificial intelligence (AI)

EU to propose GDPR-like fines for AI abuses

AI will be prohibited from use in mass surveillance or for ranking social behaviour
14 Apr 2021
Apple announces 'Spring Loaded' hardware event for 20 April
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Hardware

Apple announces 'Spring Loaded' hardware event for 20 April

This is the company’s spring event where it could announce its new iPad Pro lineup and AirTags
14 Apr 2021
Russia launched over a million cyber attacks in three months
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hacking

Russia launched over a million cyber attacks in three months

Unit 42 researchers found 75% of the attacks were critical
13 Apr 2021
Singtel stuffs a 5G network in a suitcase-sized box
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5G

Singtel stuffs a 5G network in a suitcase-sized box

The Singtel GENIE platform allows enterprises to set up 5G network on-premises in under an hour
13 Apr 2021
New DNS vulnerabilities put millions of IoT devices at risk
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Internet of Things (IoT)

New DNS vulnerabilities put millions of IoT devices at risk

The NAME:WRECK flaws affects four popular TCP/IP stacks
13 Apr 2021
FSF defends Stallman reappointment following Red Hat snub
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open source

FSF defends Stallman reappointment following Red Hat snub

The organisation says it brought him back because it “missed his wisdom”
13 Apr 2021
5G will accelerate cyber crime, predicts former White House CIO
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5G

5G will accelerate cyber crime, predicts former White House CIO

Speaking at Aruba Atmosphere '21, Payton warned the technology will lead to "massive cyber attacks" this year
13 Apr 2021
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 official with AMD and Intel CPU options
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Laptops

Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 official with AMD and Intel CPU options

The firm claims the machine, which has been designed for hybrid working, is up to 70% faster than the Surface Laptop 3
13 Apr 2021
Semiconductor revenues surged in 2020 despite shortages
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components

Semiconductor revenues surged in 2020 despite shortages

Intel was still the industry’s best performer, although Nvidia was the fastest-growing company with revenues up 45%
13 Apr 2021
Union urges ministers to give remote workers a 'right to disconnect'
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flexible working

Union urges ministers to give remote workers a 'right to disconnect'

Research suggests that UK employees working from home are doing up to four hours of additional, unpaid work
13 Apr 2021
Gmail "more secure" than parliamentary email, says MP
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cyber security

Gmail "more secure" than parliamentary email, says MP

Conservative MP Tom Tugendhat claims he's been the victim of multiple cyber attacks from foreign nations
13 Apr 2021
BRATA malware disguises itself as security tools on Google Play
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malware

BRATA malware disguises itself as security tools on Google Play

Hackers are tricking victims into granting their malicious apps certain permissions before taking control of Android devices
13 Apr 2021
Lenovo out in front as PC shipments continue to soar
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Laptops

Lenovo out in front as PC shipments continue to soar

Higher demand from remote workers has carried over into the first quarter of 2021
13 Apr 2021
IBM's infrastructure services spin-off to be named Kyndryl
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Business operations

IBM's infrastructure services spin-off to be named Kyndryl

The business unit will become a fully-fledged public company by the end of the year
13 Apr 2021
Nvidia takes aim at Intel with first data centre CPU
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data centres

Nvidia takes aim at Intel with first data centre CPU

The company claims the Arm-based processor will deliver 10x the performance of today's fastest server chips
13 Apr 2021
Google secretly gamed its own ad system, lawsuit claims
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Policy & legislation

Google secretly gamed its own ad system, lawsuit claims

Secretive “Project Bernanke” allegedly gave the search giant an unfair advantage
12 Apr 2021
Semiconductor shortage hits ISPs hard
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Hardware

Semiconductor shortage hits ISPs hard

Router vendors ask broadband providers to order a year ahead
12 Apr 2021
Varian and Google to co-develop AI-based cancer diagnostic platform
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Varian and Google to co-develop AI-based cancer diagnostic platform

The platform will address organ segmentation challenges in radiation oncology
12 Apr 2021
Apple to send exec to App Store Senate hearing after initially declining
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Policy & legislation

Apple to send exec to App Store Senate hearing after initially declining

Apple claims it was simply seeking alternative dates when it initially declined
12 Apr 2021
Apple set to launch new iPad Pro models this month despite supply issues
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Business strategy

Apple set to launch new iPad Pro models this month despite supply issues

Issues affecting the production of mini-LED displays could mean the top-end 12.9in model is in short supply
12 Apr 2021
Apple and Google block NHS COVID-19 app update
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privacy

Apple and Google block NHS COVID-19 app update

The update breached the tech giant's rules about collecting and sharing location data
12 Apr 2021
Darktrace confirms IPO as revenues soar amid pandemic
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startups

Darktrace confirms IPO as revenues soar amid pandemic

The AI startup is thought to be aiming for a £3 billion float on the London Stock Exchange
12 Apr 2021