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Iran cheerfully admits using cryptocurrency to pay for imports

Wed, 2022-08-10 03:43
Trade minister says to expect more of this sanctions-busting stuff starting in September

Iran has announced it used cryptocurrency to pay for imports, raising the prospect that the nation is using digital assets to evade sanctions.…

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GitHub courts controversy by suspending Tornado Cash developers and reneging on cookie commitments

Wed, 2022-08-10 02:38
If you're looking for free speech or privacy, move along

GitHub over the past week has tested the trust of its users by enacting policies that call into question its commitment to free speech and privacy.…

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Google Cloud expands to Thailand, Malaysia and New Zealand

Wed, 2022-08-10 02:03
Hopes to tap expected growth as it levels up to match rivals' presences

Google Cloud has announced it will build facilities in Thailand, Malaysia, and New Zealand.…

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US claims Chinese manufacturer violated export rules by helping ZTE sell telco equipment to Iran

Tue, 2022-08-09 23:31
Far East Cable acted as a broker in between ZTE and Iranian companies, it's alleged

The US Bureau of Industry and Security has accused China's Far East Cable Co. of violating export controls by selling telecommunications equipment to Iran on behalf of supplier ZTE.…

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Micron pledges $40b for US fabs as financial headwinds mount

Tue, 2022-08-09 22:15
The memory biz is bracing for a recession-fueled drop in demand

Micron committed to investing $40 billion in new semiconductor manufacturing capacity in the US over the next decade, even as the company warns of financial headwinds due to slipping product demand.…

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Patch Tuesday: Yet another Microsoft RCE bug under active exploit

Tue, 2022-08-09 21:51
Oh, and that critical VMware auth bypass vuln? Miscreants found it, too

August Patch Tuesday clicks off the week of hacker summer camp in Las Vegas this year, so it's basically a code cracker's holiday too. …

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US car industry leads the world in production cuts over chip shortages

Tue, 2022-08-09 20:36
Car crunch bites, but relief looks likely

As the chip shortage rolls on, automakers are still hitting the brakes on production, cutting 180,000 vehicles from production worldwide this week alone.…

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Wave of corruption claims crash into China's chip Big Fund

Tue, 2022-08-09 19:01
On the same day the United States kickstarts one of its own

China’s semiconductor investment fund — better known as the Big Fund — has become mired in controversy over the past few weeks as the country’s corruption watchdog continues to sniff out allegations of misconduct.…

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President Biden signs CHIPS and Science Act into law

Tue, 2022-08-09 18:34
American semiconductor manufacturing is back, baby!

On Tuesday, US President Joe Biden signed the CHIPS and Science Act into law.…

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Alibaba mimics Amazon by slashing jobs after poor results

Tue, 2022-08-09 18:00
Covid lockdowns, Chinese regulations and SEC threats make Alibaba's job numbers worrying

Alibaba's woes continue, with the Chinese tech giant's latest financial reports indicating it cut nearly 10,000 jobs, or around 3.8 percent of its workforce, in the second quarter of 2022. …

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Northrop Grumman to use Firefly Aerospace tech in its de-Russianized Antares

Tue, 2022-08-09 17:30
SpaceX to pick up the slack while the rocket is updated yet again

Russia's invasion of Ukraine is being felt at Northrop Grumman, forcing it to make alternative plans that now include asking Firefly Aerospace to build the first stage of its Antares rocket.…

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APIC fail: Intel 'Sunny Cove' chips with SGX spill secrets

Tue, 2022-08-09 17:00
AMD Zen chips, meanwhile, are vulnerable to side-channel data scrying

A group of computer scientists has identified an architectural error in certain recent Intel CPUs that can be abused to expose SGX enclave data like private encryption keys.…

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Midwest universities unite to support US chip industry revival

Tue, 2022-08-09 16:00
Alliance will hopefully give students path to job as well as backing Intel's Ohio fab plans

A dozen US midwestern research colleges and universities have signed up to a project intended to bolster the semiconductor and microelectronics industries with combined research and education to ensure work for their students in high-tech industries.…

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Tesla Autopilot fails to notice child-sized objects in testing

Tue, 2022-08-09 15:30
Campaign group Dawn Project results calculated from small sample size, test done without hands on the wheel

The latest version of Tesla's Full Self Driving (FSD) Autopilot beta has a bit of a kink: it doesn't appear to notice child-sized objects in its path, according to a campaign group.…

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Malicious deepfakes used in attacks up 13% from last year, VMware finds

Tue, 2022-08-09 15:11
Plus: Crooks swimming around your network, looking for a way in, says Incident Response Threat Report

Security teams are facing down more cyberattacks following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and sophisticated crooks are using double-extortion techniques and, increasingly, deepfakes in their strikes.…

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US Space Force deploys robot dogs at Cape Canaveral base

Tue, 2022-08-09 14:30
Patrolling quadrupeds not fitted with 7.62mm tank machine guns – yet

Space Force, the sixth branch of the US military has tasked robot dogs with patrolling its base at Cape Canaveral.…

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Lenovo updates ThinkPad mobile workstations with AMD variants

Tue, 2022-08-09 14:00
SIGGRAPH 2022: Lenovo's ThinkStation P620 only desktop workstation powered by AMD's Ryzen Threadripper

Lenovo has unveiled new mobile workstations based on AMD Ryzen processors, comprising a mid-range model with a 15.6 inch screen, and a 14 inch system pitched as Lenovo's lightest mobile workstation.…

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Microsoft's fix for 'data damage' risk hits PC performance

Tue, 2022-08-09 13:30
'AES-based operations might be two times slower' without latest updates

Microsoft has warned that Windows devices with the newest supported processors might be susceptible to data damage, noting the initial fix might have slowed operations down for some.…

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Quantum systems maker D-Wave takes the SPAC route

Tue, 2022-08-09 13:00
Company had hoped deal would grant access to $300m trust account, but shareholders cleared it out

Quantum computing pioneer D-Wave Systems has completed its planned merger with DPCM Capital, taking the company public on the New York Stock Exchange.…

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Barclays inks multi-year deal with Microsoft, starts rolling out Teams

Tue, 2022-08-09 12:15
Deployment plan includes unified data governance platform Purview

Barclays Bank has selected Microsoft Teams as its preferred collaboration platform, meaning that up to 120,000 of the company's employees and partners globally could be using the service soon.…

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