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China’s state-approved Ubuntu distro targets second RISC-V platform

Mon, 2022-05-16 04:58
Is this how the Middle Kingdom can replace PCs with home-grown kit?

China’s military-derived and government approved Linux distribution, Ubuntu Kylin, has revealed plans to target a second RISC-V platform.…

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Toshiba says it's talking to ten suitors about possible sale

Mon, 2022-05-16 03:03
Hires external advisors to bolster decision making capacity and hints it could consider multiple buyout plans

Ailing Japanese giant Toshiba has revealed it has ten potential suitors for its possible sale.…

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Demand for PC and smartphone chips ‘drops like a rock’ says CEO of China’s top chipmaker

Mon, 2022-05-16 01:07
Markets outside China are doing better, but at home vendors have huge component stockpiles

Demand for chips needed to make smartphones and PCs has dropped “like a rock” – but mostly in China - according to CEO Zhao Haijun, the CEO of China’s largest chipmaker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC).…

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Colocation consolidation: Analysts look at what's driving the feeding frenzy

Sun, 2022-05-15 14:00
Sometimes a half-sized shipping container at the base of a cell tower is all you need

Analysis Colocation facilities aren't just a place to drop a couple of servers anymore. Many are quickly becoming full-fledged infrastructure-as-a-service providers as they embrace new consumption-based models and place a stronger emphasis on networking and edge connectivity.…

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D-Wave deploys first US-based Advantage quantum system

Sun, 2022-05-15 11:49
For those that want to keep their data in the homeland

Quantum computing outfit D-Wave Systems has announced availability of an Advantage quantum computer accessible via the cloud but physically located in the US, a key move for selling quantum services to American customers.…

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Bosses using AI to hire candidates risk discriminating against disabled applicants

Sat, 2022-05-14 15:00
US publishes technical guide to help organizations avoid violating Americans with Disabilities Act

The Biden administration and Department of Justice have warned employers using AI software for recruitment purposes to take extra steps to support disabled job applicants or they risk violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).…

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How ICE became a $2.8b domestic surveillance agency

Sat, 2022-05-14 11:30
Your US tax dollars at work

The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has spent about $2.8 billion over the past 14 years on a massive surveillance "dragnet" that uses big data and facial-recognition technology to secretly spy on most Americans, according to a report from Georgetown Law's Center on Privacy and Technology.…

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Fully automated AI networks less than 5 years away, reckons Juniper CEO

Sat, 2022-05-14 09:30
You robot kids, get off my LAN

AI will completely automate the network within five years, Juniper CEO Rami Rahim boasted during the company’s Global Summit this week.…

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Pictured: Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way

Sat, 2022-05-14 07:23
We speak to scientists involved in historic first snap – and no, this isn't the M87*

Astronomers have captured a clear image of the gigantic supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy for the first time.…

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Shopping for malware: $260 gets you a password stealer. $90 for a crypto-miner...

Sat, 2022-05-14 00:16
We take a look at low, low subscription prices – not that we want to give anyone any ideas

A Tor-hidden website dubbed the Eternity Project is offering a toolkit of malware, including ransomware, worms, and – coming soon – distributed denial-of-service programs, at low prices.…

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Ukrainian crook jailed in US for selling thousands of stolen login credentials

Fri, 2022-05-13 22:16
Touting info on 6,700 compromised systems will get you four years behind bars

A Ukrainian man has been sentenced to four years in a US federal prison for selling on a dark-web marketplace stolen login credentials for more than 6,700 compromised servers.…

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Another ex-eBay exec admits cyberstalking web souk critics

Fri, 2022-05-13 20:04
David Harville is seventh to cop to harassment campaign

David Harville, eBay's former director of global resiliency, pleaded guilty this week to five felony counts of participating in a plan to harass and intimidate journalists who were critical of the online auction business.…

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TSMC, Samsung plan price hikes for chip designers – reports

Fri, 2022-05-13 18:42
Nvidia, AMD, Apple et al may be forced to pass cost on to customers

Just as costs for some components have started to come down, TSMC and Samsung, the two largest contract chip manufacturers in the world, are reportedly planning to increase prices of production, which may affect Nvidia, AMD, Apple, and others that rely on the foundries.…

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Finnish open-source-as-a-service startup Aiven adds $1bn to valuation

Fri, 2022-05-13 16:40
Demand for PostgreSQL and Kafka driving interest in cloud service, CEO tells The Register

Finnish open-source-as-a-service provider Aiven received $210 million in funding this week, adding $1 billion to its nominal valuation in just nine months.…

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Software patching must work like car safety recalls, says US cyber boss

Fri, 2022-05-13 16:00
Adds infosec regulation coming to more industries but with a light touch, more collaboration

Black Hat Asia Software made unsafe by dependencies should be fixed without users needing to interact with the source of the problem, according to US National Cyber Director Chris Inglis, who serves in the Executive Office of the President.…

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Micron dangles predictable memory price agreements in front of vendors

Fri, 2022-05-13 15:00
The idea? To get investors muttering: DRAM, those gross margins are stable...

Memory and storage maker Micron Technology has revealed a new business model intended to address the volatility in the memory market that has resulted in sharp swings in pricing over the past several years.…

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Most organizations hit by ransomware would pay up if hit again

Fri, 2022-05-13 14:11
Nine out of ten organizations would do it all over again, keeping attackers in business

Almost nine in 10 organizations that have suffered a ransomware attack would choose to pay the ransom if hit again, according to a new report, compared with two-thirds of those that have not experienced an attack.…

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'Peacetime in cyberspace is a chaotic environment' says senior US advisor

Fri, 2022-05-13 13:24
The internet is now the first battleground of any new war – before the shooting starts

Black Hat Asia Cyber war has become an emerged aspect of broader armed conflicts, commencing before the first shot is fired, cybersecurity expert Kenneth Geers told the audience at the Black Hat Asia conference on Friday.…

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Windows Subsystem for Linux gets bleeding-edge Ubuntu

Fri, 2022-05-13 12:47
'This is not recommended for production development. It may be unstable and it will have bugs'

Canonical has begun slinging daily builds of Ubuntu at Windows Subsystem for Linux. We took a look at the not-for-production code.…

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Iran-linked Cobalt Mirage extracts money, info from US orgs – report

Fri, 2022-05-13 12:11
Khamenei, can you just not? Not right now, fam

The Iran-linked Cobalt Mirage crew is running attacks against America for both financial gain and for cyber-espionage purposes, according to Secureworks' threat intelligence team.…

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