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Jeffrey Snover claims Microsoft demoted him for inventing PowerShell

Tue, 2022-05-10 10:43
Twitter thread reveals Redmondian machinations

PowerShell inventor Jeffrey Snover has aired some grievances about how his indispensable tool once got him demoted.…

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Why Marvell bought interconnect upstart Tanzanite

Tue, 2022-05-10 09:57
A little bit of DDR5 in my life, a little bit of storage by my side, a little bit of compute is all I need

Marvell Technology has announced its intent to acquire compute express link (CXL) startup Tanzanite in an all-cash deal it says will accelerate its composable infrastructure aspirations.…

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Motorola benefits from delays in the UK's emergency services network, says govt

Tue, 2022-05-10 09:13
Providing both old Airwave system and its replacement boosted supplier's profits, says British Home Office

The UK's Home Office has admitted Motorola has "very significantly benefited" from the delay to the Emergency Services Network (ESN) because it also profits from the extension of the current Airwave communication network used by police, fire brigades and the like.…

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OVH: The cloud should be open, reversible, interoperable

Tue, 2022-05-10 08:30
CEO Michel Paulin on coming back from a datacenter blaze and playing nicely with others

Interview OVHcloud is perhaps best known for cloud computing, hosting, and dedicated servers in its network of datacenters but the company has also made news in other arenas. For instance, taking on Microsoft in the European courts or the fire at one of its datacenters that destroyed customer data.…

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iOS, Android stores host more than 1.5 million 'abandoned' apps

Tue, 2022-05-10 07:31
That's more than the total that are actively maintained, study claims

A study has found more outdated apps in Apple's App Store and Google Play than actively updated ones. …

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Samsung unveils 512GB DRAM CXL module in E3.S form factor

Tue, 2022-05-10 04:45
PCIe 5.0 device hints at servers with lots of memory, maybe shared

Samsung has unveiled a 512-gigabyte Compute Express Link (CXL) DRAM module, which awaits servers to make it sing.…

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Industry pushes back against India's data security breach reporting requirements

Tue, 2022-05-10 02:47
Filling in a form at 4am improves infosec or privacy how, exactly?

Opposition is building to India's recently introduced rules on reporting computer security breaches, which have come under fire for being impractical, ineffective, and impinging on privacy.…

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Clearview AI promises not to sell face-recognition database to most US businesses

Tue, 2022-05-10 01:39
Caveats apply, your privacy may vary

Clearview AI has promised to stop selling its controversial face-recognizing tech to most private US companies in a settlement proposed this week with the ACLU.…

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Uber, Meta to reduce hiring as stocks slide

Tue, 2022-05-10 00:36
Is winter coming already for the US tech sector?

Some tech companies are tightening their belts as they adjust to ongoing financial turbulence, with Uber and Meta both looking to reduce expenses and hiring.…

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Europe's GDPR coincides with 'drop in new Android apps'

Mon, 2022-05-09 23:00
Privacy rules increase cost, reduce choice, slash revenues, study reckons

Europe's data protection regime reduced the number of apps available in Google Play, increased costs, and reduced revenues, according to a study published Monday.…

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Biden signs cybercrime tracking bill into law

Mon, 2022-05-09 22:09
All part of a larger push by the Feds to improve cybersecurity reporting

US President Joe Biden has signed into law a bill that aims to improve how the federal government tracks and prosecutes cybercrime.…

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Mars Ingenuity helicopter and Perseverance are talking again

Mon, 2022-05-09 20:38
NASA drops heater temp to boost batteries as dust hits solar supply

The long-lived Ingenuity helicopter has made contact with NASA's Perseverance rover on Mars after an unexpected communications blackout.…

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It costs just $7 to rent DCRat to backdoor your network

Mon, 2022-05-09 19:29
Budget-friendly tool breaks the you-get-what-you-pay-for rule

A budget-friendly remote access trojan (RAT) that's under active development is selling on underground Russian forums for about $7 for a two-month subscription, according to BlackBerry researchers today. …

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US offers $15m reward for information about Conti ransomware gang

Mon, 2022-05-09 16:30
The State Department notice comes in wake of the cybercrims’ attack on Costa Rican government

The US government is offering up to $15 million for information about key leaders of the notorious Conti ransomware group and any individual participating in an attack using a variant of Conti's malware.…

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Pyramid Analytics receives $120m in VC funding for 'decision intelligence'

Mon, 2022-05-09 16:00
Investor money set to help the software vendor make its AI analytics tech a thing

Pyramid Analytics, the BI company which counts Siemens, VW Ireland and Dell among its customers, has secured Series E funding of $120 million.…

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Tesla sues former engineer, claims he stole Dojo supercomputer trade secrets

Mon, 2022-05-09 15:41
AI is meant to solve solve tech challenges innate in designing, running complex system

Tesla has started legal action against a former employee the company alleges was copying confidential data from its Project Dojo supercomputer onto his own systems outside the company. It further alleges he then tried to conceal his actions by submitting a substitute laptop for inspection by the carmaker's information security team.…

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Biden deal with ISPs: Low to no cost internet for 40% of US

Mon, 2022-05-09 15:00
$30 plans from ISPs and 'up to' $30 monthly credit means free internet for some

A new plan from the Biden White House could see 40 percent of households in the United States getting subsidized high-speed internet, with some having service free of charge.…

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Infineon more than doubles profit as semiconductor shortages persist

Mon, 2022-05-09 14:30
Lead times still lengthy as chipmakers continue to make bank on what little is available

Infineon joined the ranks of chipmakers that are benefiting from the industry-wide global semiconductor shortages, more than doubling profits in a sector where lead times are severely protracted.…

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Ransomware plows through farm machinery giant AGCO

Mon, 2022-05-09 14:00
John Deere rival says it may be days or 'potentially longer' before some production facilities are back in action

US agricultural machinery maker AGCO is the latest high-profile organization to fall victim to ransomware, which it says affects operations at some of its worldwide production facilities.…

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Microsoft Security Experts: Humans and automation to fight off cyber threats

Mon, 2022-05-09 13:00
"We live this fight ourselves everyday," Microsoft says of enterprise attacks

Microsoft is rolling out its "Security Experts" managed service with an eye on stomping down threats and malware.…

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