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Policy & legislation

Ethical hackers handed lifeline in controversial US cyber crime review
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ethical hacking

Ethical hackers handed lifeline in controversial US cyber crime review

The DoJ's latest ruling is a boon to "good-faith security research" but some argue that white hats are still not protected
20 May 2022
The cookie phase-out might precede an AdTech apocalypse
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digital marketing

The cookie phase-out might precede an AdTech apocalypse

With the industry phasing out third-party cookies, what does this mean for businesses reliant on them to track and improve their campaigns?
20 May 2022
Google Russia files for bankruptcy, ends operations in the country
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Business operations

Google Russia files for bankruptcy, ends operations in the country

The asset seizure by Russian authorities has made it impossible for the company to pay employees or suppliers
19 May 2022
India to roll out 6G by end of decade
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Network & Internet

India to roll out 6G by end of decade

Prime minister Modi added that 5G is set to contribute $450 billion to India’s economy
18 May 2022
Don’t hire North Korean IT workers, FBI warns
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Policy & legislation

Don’t hire North Korean IT workers, FBI warns

North Korean nationals can earn even $300,000 (£240,687) per year from US companies and use the remuneration to fund nuclear weapons and ballistic mis…
17 May 2022
US and EU thrash out plans to avert chip production “subsidy race”
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Hardware

US and EU thrash out plans to avert chip production “subsidy race”

Transatlantic talks will focus on measures to improve local chip production and minimise reliance on other parts of the world
17 May 2022
IT admin deletes company’s databases and is jailed for seven years
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Policy & legislation

IT admin deletes company’s databases and is jailed for seven years

Forensic experts correlated WiFi connectivity logs and timestamps with internal CCTV footage to confirm their suspicions
16 May 2022
Optimising storage infrastructure for DevOps practices
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Whitepaper

Optimising storage infrastructure for DevOps practices

Maintaining IT infrastructure to best support application servicesoptim
12 May 2022
Understanding the economics of in-cloud data protection
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Whitepaper

Understanding the economics of in-cloud data protection

Data protection solutions designed with cost optimisation in mind
12 May 2022
UK data watchdog cut IT spending by £1.2 million during pandemic
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public sector

UK data watchdog cut IT spending by £1.2 million during pandemic

The ICO’s IT budget has been slashed by around 23% since 2019
12 May 2022
Intel reaffirms commitment to expanding global supply chain
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components

Intel reaffirms commitment to expanding global supply chain

CEO Pat Gelsinger says “chips have never been so sexy”
11 May 2022
Australia pledges $5 million to create tech skills passport
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Careers & training

Australia pledges $5 million to create tech skills passport

The Coalition government plans to introduce the policy if re-elected later this month
11 May 2022
GDPR “slowing innovation” in the Android app market, research claims
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Google Android

GDPR “slowing innovation” in the Android app market, research claims

National Bureau of Economic Research claims that GDPR had killed off 32.4% of apps available on the Google Play Store
10 May 2022
Google offers UK SMBs £87,000 scholarships to boost tech skills
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Careers & training

Google offers UK SMBs £87,000 scholarships to boost tech skills

This comes a week after the tech giant offered businesses in the US $100,000 worth of free courses
10 May 2022
Costa Rica declares state of emergency following Conti ransomware attack
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ransomware

Costa Rica declares state of emergency following Conti ransomware attack

The US has released a $10 million bug bounty for information on the attackers
10 May 2022
Japan aims to reduce reliance on major cloud providers
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public cloud

Japan aims to reduce reliance on major cloud providers

This comes after the government selected AWS and Google Cloud for a major cloud computing project last October
9 May 2022
Nvidia settles cryptomining charges for $5.5 million
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cryptocurrencies

Nvidia settles cryptomining charges for $5.5 million

Nvidia’s gaming chips had been used to mine cryptocurrency, including Ethereum, since at least 2018
9 May 2022
Landmark amendments to international cyber crime treaty set to be signed next week
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cyber crime

Landmark amendments to international cyber crime treaty set to be signed next week

It's only the second amendment to the historically significant Budapest Convention since it was introduced in 2001
6 May 2022
UK government reveals new powers to curb big tech monopolies
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Policy & legislation

UK government reveals new powers to curb big tech monopolies

Anti-competitive practices could result in a fine of up to 10% of global turnover and a further 5% for every day the offence continues
6 May 2022
China plans to dump 50 million foreign PCs within the next two years
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Policy & legislation

China plans to dump 50 million foreign PCs within the next two years

The country is also reportedly planning to phase out Windows in favour of Linux
6 May 2022
LinkedIn to pay $1.8 million to employees after settling gender discrimination charges
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Careers & training

LinkedIn to pay $1.8 million to employees after settling gender discrimination charges

The US Department of Labor announced the settlement yesterday on behalf of 686 female employees in California
4 May 2022
Google to add more Workspace data transfer controls in Europe
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data protection

Google to add more Workspace data transfer controls in Europe

Tech giant to offer "Sovereign Controls" in 2022 and 2023 to help navigate the "evolving" data landscape
4 May 2022
Dell Technologies World 2022: Dell unveils fastest storage architecture in company history
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Server & storage

Dell Technologies World 2022: Dell unveils fastest storage architecture in company history

New PowerStore update aims to deliver up to a 50% mixed-workload performance boost and up to 66% greater capacity
4 May 2022