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New Nutanix CEO hints at mid-year product bundle launch

Fri, 2021-02-26 04:01
And reckons subscription acceleration means flat revenue is nothing to worry about

Nutanix’s new CEO Rajiv Ramaswami has teased new bundles that make it easier to buy and implement more of the company’s products at once.…

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In YouTube's world, parental supervision means: 'Everyone sign in to Google, click once, and trust we get it right'

Fri, 2021-02-26 02:57
That's what's on offer in new 'supervised' YouTube mode for tweens and teens

YouTube has introduced features that allow for "supervision" of tweens and teenagers, but it only works if kids use their parent or guardian’s Google account and only offers pre-programmed filters.…

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India's demand to identify people on chat apps will 'break end-to-end encryption', say digital rights warriors

Fri, 2021-02-26 02:10
Announced rules also require fast takedowns of content, online profile verification, and more

After a three-year review process, India has announced strict regulations for instant chat services, social network operators, and video-streaming companies.…

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Red Hat returns with another peace offering in the wake of the CentOS Stream affair: More free stuff

Fri, 2021-02-26 00:44
Approved open-source projects to get no-cost subscriptions (if they haven't already got one)

Red Hat today further extended its olive branch to open-source groups with another freebie of sorts: this time, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) for Open Source Infrastructure.…

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Digital trust-busting time? US lawmakers mull how to tame giga-corps Amazon, Apple, Google, Facebook

Thu, 2021-02-25 22:10
Remedies to gatekeepers range from nothing to an antitrust breakup

US antitrust legislators held a hearing on Thursday to consider how to limit the power of technology gatekeepers like Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook in order to promote competition.…

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Stop us if you've heard this one before: Microsoft to lure users with industry-specific solutions in the cloud

Thu, 2021-02-25 19:24
Redmond taking a leaf out of the enterprise app makers' book

Microsoft has followed enterprise application vendors' lead and put together a bunched of pre-packaged software to be hosted in the cloud for specific vertical industries.…

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1Password has none, KeyPass has none... So why are there seven embedded trackers in the LastPass Android app?

Thu, 2021-02-25 18:39
Third-party code in security-critical apps is obviously suboptimal, but company says you can opt out

A security researcher has recommended against using the LastPass password manager Android app after noting seven embedded tracking signatures. The company says users can opt out if they want.…

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Google admits Kubernetes container tech is so complex, it's had to roll out an Autopilot feature to do it all for you

Thu, 2021-02-25 17:30
More expensive, less flexible, but easier and safer to use

Google has recognised that users struggle to configure Kubernetes correctly and introduced a new Autopilot service in an attempt to simplify deployment and management.…

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Copper broadband phaseout will leave UK customers with higher bills and less choice, says comparison site

Thu, 2021-02-25 16:46
It seems people are OK with paying more for faster internet, though

Comparison site Compare Fibre reckons consumer choice will halve and prices will "as much as double" in areas where Openreach is to stop selling copper services.…

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Ever wondered why that one weird file keeps being included? Super sleuth TypeScript 4.2 is here

Thu, 2021-02-25 15:42
You again! That uninvited guest that just keeps turning up...

Microsoft has updated TypeScript to version 4.2 and a flag has been added to answer the age-old question: "just why is that file there?"…

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The bank of Bitcoin: MicroStrategy's share price rides high on the back of cryptocurrency investment

Thu, 2021-02-25 14:59
Deposits $1bn+ real world greenbacks into digital dosh, may borrow to buy more

MicroStrategy, a company once well known for making enterprise software, has extended its investment in Bitcoin, buying 19,452 units of the cryptocurrency for around $1.026bn in cash at an average price of about $52,765 per coin, including fees and expenses.…

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FCC announces winners in $81bn 5G spectrum auction. Congrats to Verizon, which must cough up $45.4bn

Thu, 2021-02-25 14:12
AT&T and T-Mobile also have to write enormous cheques before March 24

Radio spectrum doesn’t come cheap. Just ask America's communications regulator, the FCC, which just competed its long-awaited auction of C-band spectrum, hauling in a cool $81bn* in the process.…

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UK's National Cyber Security Centre sidles in to help firm behind hacked NurseryCam product secure itself

Thu, 2021-02-25 13:07
Plus: User passwords were stored in plain text after all

The UK's National Cyber Security Centre is now helping IoT gadget firm FootfallCam Ltd secure product lines following the recent digital burglary of its nursery webcam operation.…

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Ever felt that a few big tech companies are following you around the internet? That's because ... they are

Thu, 2021-02-25 12:04
Experimental blocking of sites that load resources from four big companies makes the web unusable

A new extension for Google Chrome has made explicit how most popular sites on the internet load resources from one or more of Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon.…

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'Meritless': Exam software maker under fire for suing teacher who tweeted links to biz's unlisted YouTube vids

Thu, 2021-02-25 11:11
EFF bod slams effort 'to silence a critic' as $50k+ raised to challenge lawsuit

Analysis A copyright-infringement lawsuit brought against a university staffer by Protorio – a maker of software that monitors students during online exams – was this week dubbed "meritless" by an EFF analyst.…

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Qualcomm under fire for 'anticompetitive' patent shenanigans causing pricey UK smartphones

Thu, 2021-02-25 10:06
Which? rides to the rescue of consumers and... er... Apple and Samsung?

The UK Consumer's Association has kicked off a claim against chipmaker Qualcomm, alleging that its licensing activities have resulted in UK 4G smartphone owners being overcharged.…

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UK minister tries to intervene after Government Digital Service migration mangles Ministry of Justice webpages

Thu, 2021-02-25 09:02
Public outcry over access – all because £450m agency doesn't have school-grade web skills

The Government Digital Service (GDS) has mounted its assault on the last standalone UK.gov department website – triggering two ministerial interventions to halt the damage amid a public outcry over access to justice.…

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Jaguar Racing chief waves green flag at Micro Focus Universe 2021

Thu, 2021-02-25 08:00
What it’s like managing code running at 200 KPH? Find out here

Promo Managing corporate software is a significant challenge in today’s marketplace. Consider what it’s like keeping 250,000 lines of code up-to-speed when the system it’s running on literally races at 200 KPH and generates a stream of data spanning 700 different parameters.…

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HP loses attempt to deny colossal commission to star sales staffer

Thu, 2021-02-25 07:29
Contract was clear and trying to backdate changes was naughty, rules Australian court

HP’s Australia tentacle has lost an appeal in which it sought to deny a top salesperson a colossal commission.…

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Alexa, swap out this code that Amazon approved for malware... Installed Skills can double-cross their users

Thu, 2021-02-25 07:04
Boffins find those developing apps for the chatty AI assistant can bypass security measures

Computer security bods based in Germany and the US have analyzed the security measures protecting Amazon's Alexa voice assistant ecosystem and found them wanting.…

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