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Google's diversity strat lead who said Jews show 'insatiable appetite for war' is no longer diversity strat lead

Thu, 2021-06-03 22:31
Not a fan of homosexuality, either, judging from 2007 blog posts

A Googler who was supposed to steer diversity efforts at the internet titan has been removed from his post – after netizens found a 2007 blog post in which he suggested Jewish people had an “insatiable appetite for war and killing" when acting in self-defense.…

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Supreme Court narrows Computer Fraud and Abuse Act: Misusing access not quite the same as breaking in

Thu, 2021-06-03 20:45
We'll explain everything for you

The US Supreme Court on Thursday limited the scope of the 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) in a ruling that found a former sergeant did not violate the law by misusing his access to a police database.…

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Is your data safe in the cloud? Depends who you ask…

Thu, 2021-06-03 20:00
And if you ask your cloud provider, the answer might shock you

Webcast What’s the biggest mistake you can make when it comes to protecting your data in the cloud? Probably assuming that it’s protected just because it’s in the cloud.…

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Microsoft subsidiary makes $314.73bn profit and pays no tax in Ireland – despite registering there

Thu, 2021-06-03 18:45
Forget Seattle, Microsoft 'Round Island One' lives in Bermuda

A subsidiary of Microsoft in Ireland has paid no corporation tax because it is "resident" in Bermuda for tax purposes – despite making a whopping $314.73bn in profit.…

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Apple to summon staff back to the office in September

Thu, 2021-06-03 18:07
You don't spend $5bn on a shiny glass Ive-designed HQ and leave it empty

Tim Cook has issued a memo to Apple staffers warning that their days of shirking-from-home in the pandemic are over. From early September, employees will be expected to spend at least three days a week in the office, with Wednesdays and Fridays open to remote working for some.…

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Infrastructure SNAFU results in French public being unable to contact emergency services

Thu, 2021-06-03 17:01
Mobile provider Orange fingers 'technical issue' on a router

A technical issue with French mobile provider Orange, fixed early this morning, resulted in members of the public being temporarily unable to contact the emergency services.…

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Microsoft to unveil 'what's next for Windows' ... Rounded corners and what else?

Thu, 2021-06-03 16:16
June 24 event to preview Win Tech: The Next Generation

Microsoft will reveal "what's next for Windows" at a virtual event on June 24th, rumoured to include a UI refresh codenamed "Sun Valley".…

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Conservative Party fined one-third of a luxury food hamper by ICO for nuisance email campaign

Thu, 2021-06-03 15:09
For once, Boris Johnson ignored calls of PECR

Britain’s ruling Conservative Party is facing a £10,000 fine from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for dispatching marketing emails to unwilling recipients, 51 of whom complained to the regulator.…

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SAP pushes supply chain solution at COVID-hit market as Sapphire Now bash begins

Thu, 2021-06-03 14:24
Analyst: 'They need to blow up the obsolete Ariba engine first'

Sapphire Now As customers, SIs and analysts demand more detail on SAP’s cloud lift-and-shift and transformation package, the German vendor came to the table at its Sapphire annual conference with a mixed spread of announcements.…

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NASA doubles down on Venus missions, asking what made the planet uninhabitable

Thu, 2021-06-03 13:40
VERITAS and DAVINCI+ chosen and funded as part of agency's concept selection

NASA announced yesterday that it will fund two new missions to Venus to study its atmosphere and topography, both chosen from the Discovery Program.…

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FireEye sold to McAfee's new owners for $1.2bn as Mandiant split into standalone firm again

Thu, 2021-06-03 12:55
Another big name buyout by STG

FireEye has been sold for $1.2bn to the same American private equity fund that bought McAfee’s enterprise security business, severing it from infosec stablemate Mandiant.…

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Wyoming powers ahead with Bill Gates-backed sodium-cooled nuclear generation plant

Thu, 2021-06-03 12:13
We wanted to post a dad joke about sodium, but we thought: Na, people will groan...

TerraPower – the Bill Gates-founded nuclear company – and Warren Buffett-owned PacifiCorp are hooking up to build a Natrium reactor at a decommissioned coal plant in Wyoming.…

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This AI could save a firefighter's life

Thu, 2021-06-03 11:25
When it works well enough in the real world, that is

Computer scientists have built an algorithm to predict deadly explosions within blazes before they occur in the hope it can one day serve as a warning system for firefighters tackling burning buildings.…

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Hybrid working? Buckle in, there's no turning back as survey takers insist: You can't make us go back

Thu, 2021-06-03 10:47
No, literally, let's make illegal

One in five Brits wants to make it illegal to force employees to work from the office, according to an extensive survey, providing further evidence that a shift in working patterns may be permanent.…

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Lack of clarity on RISE: Transformation, implementation and data management all roles for partners. 'So, what's SAP doing?'

Thu, 2021-06-03 10:02
As Sapphire Now kicks off, users, SIs and analysts see unanswered questions

Five months after SAP launched its RISE plan, a half-loaf cloud lift-'n-shift + business transformation service, the German software company is still struggling with unanswered questions.…

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Massive tech-for-British-schoolkids cash pot up for grabs as UK education buyers prep £140m agreement

Thu, 2021-06-03 09:16
It is Thursday and it's framework-tastic

Pheonix Software, Deloitte and Computeam are among the 17 winners sticking their snouts into a £100m pork barrel framework for outsourcing in the UK’s education sector.…

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European Parliament's data adequacy objection: Doubts cast on UK's commitment to data protection

Thu, 2021-06-03 08:30
Plus: Judgement in immigration exemption case makes things worse

Comment Almost two weeks ago, the European Parliament took the step of objecting to the Commission decisions to grant the UK data adequacy.…

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Huawei names first tablets, phones to run its Android-in-disguise HarmonyOS 2

Thu, 2021-06-03 07:23
Hello, my name is Mr Snrub, and I come from, uh ... someplace far away

Analysis Huawei on Wednesday introduced its first tablets and smartphones running its HarmonyOS 2 software – and said 100 or so other devices will be able to upgrade to the totally-not-but-really-is-Android OS.…

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Antivirus that mines Ethereum sounds a bit wrong, right? Norton has started selling it

Thu, 2021-06-03 06:51
Down continues to be the new up

NortonLifeLock, the company that offers the consumer products Broadcom didn’t want when it bought Symantec, has started to offer Ethereum mining as a feature of its Norton 360 security suite.…

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US slaps tariffs on countries that hit Big Tech with digital services taxes ... then pauses them immediately

Thu, 2021-06-03 05:58
Applies pressure as negotiations on harmonized global web levies near conclusion

Countries whose digital services taxes disproportionately affect the US tech industry have been slapped with 25 per cent tariffs on up to US$2bn of their goods by the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR).…

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