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Fibre Channel is still around. And now it's end-to-end at a sizzling-ish 64Gbit/s

Wed, 2021-05-12 10:02
Broadcom unveils an HBA to complete the set of seventh-gen kit

Fibre Channel hasn't been exciting since storage area networks were young, hot, and pretty. But the protocol is still around, still has devotees, and just got an upgrade.…

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Not keen on a 5G mast in your street? At least it'd be harder for crackpots to burn down 'a flying cell tower in orbit'

Wed, 2021-05-12 09:15
Another satellite constellation prepares for launch, this one aimed at next-gen connectivity for IoT devices

5G IoT operator OQ Technology has inked a deal with satellite firm NanoAvionics to build what OQ boss Omar Qaise described as a "flying cell tower in orbit."…

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AWS wins yet another UK public-sector contract – this time to provide £15m health data system for NHS Scotland

Wed, 2021-05-12 08:30
Amazon's cloud factory hits £300m under 'One Government' agreement

NHS Education for Scotland has awarded AWS a £15m contract to host its National Digital Platform, an architecture to share data across the nation's health service.…

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Hong Kong floats doxxing laws that would let it force big tech to take down content

Wed, 2021-05-12 07:55
And make publishing personal data as an act of protest illegal into the bargain

Hong Kong’s Legislative Bureau has proposed amendments to local laws that that strengthen penalties for doxxing, and empower its Privacy Commissioner to request content removal from platforms and legally enforce compliance.…

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Blessed are the cryptographers, labelling them criminal enablers is just foolish

Wed, 2021-05-12 07:31
Preserving privacy is hard. I know because when I tried, I quickly learned not to play with weapons

Column Nearly a decade ago I decided to try my hand as a cryptographer. It went about as well as you might expect. I’d gotten the crazy idea to write a tool that would encrypt Twitter’s direct messages - sent in the clear - so that your private communications would truly be private, visible to no one, including Twitter.…

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IBM compiles dataset to teach software how software is made: 14m code samples, half of which actually work

Wed, 2021-05-12 06:55
Big Blue hopes to create the ImageNet of training resources for AI-powered programming tools

Think IBM has assembled a massive silo of source code for teaching machine-learning programs about programming.…

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Google gets into the international money transfer business, one-way out of the USA

Wed, 2021-05-12 06:31
India and Singapore are first destinations, teams with Western Union and Wise to target 200 nations

The verb “To Google” may soon have new meaning, as the ads-and-search giant has added the ability to “Google” money across borders with its Pay app.…

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Beijing twirls ban-hammer at 84 more apps it says need to stop slurping excess data

Wed, 2021-05-12 05:19
Online lending apps and more given fifteen days to ‘rectify’ behaviour

China’s Central Cyberspace Affairs Commission has named 84 apps it says breach local privacy laws and given their developers 15 days to “rectify” their code.…

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South Korea orders urgent review of energy infrastructure cybersecurity

Wed, 2021-05-12 03:38
No prizes for guessing why, as Colonial Pipeline outage stretches patience and looks like lasting a week

South Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Energy and Infrastructure has ordered a review of the cybersecurity preparedness of the nation’s energy infrastructure.…

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Salesforce fell over so hard today, it took out its own server status page

Wed, 2021-05-12 02:10
It’s not DNS. There is no way it’s DNS. It was DNS

Salesforce is digging itself out of a multi-hour outage right now that it has blamed on a DNS issue.…

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Tech industry quietly patches FragAttacks Wi-Fi flaws that leak data, weaken security

Wed, 2021-05-12 00:58
Dozen design, implementation blunders date back 24 years

A dozen Wi-Fi design and implementation flaws make it possible for miscreants to steal transmitted data and bypass firewalls to attack devices on home networks, according to security researcher Mathy Vanhoef.…

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Microsoft says Outlook hit by 'email visibility issues' – as in, they're blank

Wed, 2021-05-12 00:09
Here's an unofficial fix for those who need their messages now

Microsoft says its Outlook desktop client is suffering serious “email visibility issues” today, with a fix yet to be rolled out. Users have reported either whole emails missing, chunks of data gone, or just seeing the first line of messages.…

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WhatsApp: Share your data with Facebook, or we'll make our own app useless to you

Tue, 2021-05-11 21:41
Facebook gets tough just as Germany blocks privacy policy roll-out

WhatsApp users who refuse to share their personal information with Facebook's internet empire will slowly but surely be cut off from the chat app, the social network has confirmed.…

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SolarWinds CEO describes overhauled Orion build system after that 'very small, unique' security breach

Tue, 2021-05-11 19:59
'This can happen to anybody. There's always learning in any crisis. And we were no exception'

CyberUK 21 SolarWinds’ chief exec has described the 18,000 customers who downloaded backdoored versions of its Orion software as a “very small” number while giving a speech to an infosec event.…

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Microsoft emits more fixes for Exchange Server plus patches for remote-code exec holes in HTTP stack, Visual Studio

Tue, 2021-05-11 19:08
Plus: Grab your updates for Adobe, SAP, Android, Intel

Patch Tuesday Microsoft's May Patch Tuesday brought a lighter-than-usual load of 55 fixes for 32 of the Windows giant's applications and services, which is about half what was served up in April.…

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IBM wheels out AutoSQL, Watson Orchestrate in bid to fend off cloud irrelevance

Tue, 2021-05-11 17:58
AI here, there and everywhere

Think IBM's latest attempt at relevance in the cloud world continued at its Think conference by giving its Cloud Pak for Data another beating with the AI stick and unleashing Watson on IT pros.…

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Rude awakening for O2 customers after network runs surprise test of emergency mobile alert system

Tue, 2021-05-11 17:01
Sorry, there's no nuclear missile inbound. You have to go to work

Birds chirping, the gentle burbling of coffee brewing – these are the sounds we typically associate with the dawn hours.…

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UK's Computer Misuse Act to be reviewed, says Home Secretary as she condemns ransomware payoffs

Tue, 2021-05-11 16:00
Priti Patel doesn't say a word about encryption, though

CyberUK 21 Priti Patel has promised a government review of the UK's 30-year-old Computer Misuse Act "this year" as well as condemning companies that buy off ransomware criminals.…

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NHS App gets go-ahead for UK vaccine passport use despite protest from privacy groups

Tue, 2021-05-11 15:15
Big Brother Watch warns app contains too much sensitive medical information

The UK will next week begin using the NHS App to confer an individual's vaccination status, in the face of warnings that the technology could lead to identifiable medical information being exposed.…

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Copper load of this: Openreach outlines 77 new locations where it'll stop selling legacy phone and broadband products

Tue, 2021-05-11 14:27
You can't buy this kind of service. No, literally

BT-owned infrastructure provider Openreach has confirmed plans to stop sales of copper-based phone and broadband services in 77 exchange locations across the UK, affecting roughly 700,000 premises.…

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