Google Cloud introduces designated Enterprise APIs

The public cloud provider is trying to burnish its reputation with its enterprise customers, in part by minimizing any disruption to customers with API changes. | Continue reading | 3 hours ago

Australia's largest bank accuses Apple of leaning on its market power

Commonwealth Bank wants access to Apple's NFC tech to open up competition in Australia. It has told the committee looking into it that Apple uses its market position when it comes to negotiating Apple Pay contracts. | Continue reading | 23 hours ago

McDonalds error caused overcharges for franchisees' use of new tech

Without technology and everything that supports it, you wouldn't get a Big Mac. Sometimes, though, you have to wonder what's really going on at your local McDonald's. | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Europol turns cryptocurrency crimes into a game

Gamification is the way forward when it comes to training officers in tracking down criminals. | Continue reading | 4 days ago

Google points the way towards scalable fault-tolerant quantum devices

Driving down the error rate in quantum qubits is key area of research. Google has taken a step forward. | Continue reading | 4 days ago

Intel's PC sales are up 33% from a year ago

CEO Pat Gelsinger said the semiconductor industry is surging due to the "digitization of everything." | Continue reading | 5 days ago

Akamai has trouble and the internet hiccups up again

If your internet's acting up today, it's not you. It's the internet. Specifically, major content delivery network Akamai is having DNS trouble. | Continue reading | 5 days ago

Patch now: Linux file system security hole, Sequoia, can take over systems

This Linux kernel's filesystem security vulnerability can enable any user to grab root privileges. | Continue reading | 5 days ago

On Facebook, quoting 'Dune' gets you suspended

The algorithm that determined my quoting a favorite sci-fi movie merits platform suspension also decides that recommending pages which spread dangerous and false content about vaccines and COVID-19 are no big deal. | Continue reading | 5 days ago

LG pledges to operate with 100% renewable energy by 2050

With a goal of using only renewable energy in 30 years' time, LG will first start with making its North American sites use only renewable energy by the end of this year. | Continue reading | 6 days ago

DeepMind's AlphaFold 2 reveal: Convolutions are out, attention is in

We know a lot more about how AlphaFold 2 works, but the mystery of why proteins fold the way they do remains something of a mystery. | Continue reading | 6 days ago

iFixit CEO names and shames tech giants for right to repair obstruction

iFixit chief Kyle Wiens claims Apple, Samsung, and Microsoft are monopolising the supply chain and designing products to prevent users from being able to easily repair them. | Continue reading | 7 days ago

Nasty Linux systemd security bug reveale

Qualsys has found an ugly Linux systemd security hole that can enable any unprivileged user to crash a Linux system. The patch is available, and you should deploy it as soon as possible. | Continue reading | 7 days ago

Law Firm for Ford, Boeing, Exxon, Marriott, Walgreens and More Hacked

The law firm said attackers may have accessed Social Security numbers, passport numbers, payment card information, medical information and biometric data. | Continue reading | 8 days ago

Facebook fights Biden claim that social media is 'killing people'

Facebook says it is time to move past "finger pointing." | Continue reading | 8 days ago

Linux Foundation starts open-source diversity, equity, and inclusion survey

Just how "white and male" is the open-source community? How open is "open source" really? You can help the Linux Foundation find out. | Continue reading | 9 days ago

Chinese APT LuminousMoth abuses Zoom brand to target gov't agencies

Fake Zoom apps are being spread to conduct cyber surveillance. | Continue reading | 9 days ago

Cloud comp destiny: operating as a single global computer, enabled by serverless

The next phase for cloud is coalescing public and private data centers across the globe into a 'single infinitely powerful computer' that is easy to access and use. IBM has a roadmap. | Continue reading | 12 days ago

Another Vulnerability in PrintSpooler Service

Workaround for any potential exploitation is to turn the Print Spooler off, again. | Continue reading | 12 days ago

Microsoft just blew up the only reason you can't use a Linux desktop

For almost 30 years, the number one reason Windows users have given for not running Linux is they couldn't run their programs on it. Now that Windows 365 Cloud PC is almost here that excuse has just been blown to bits. | Continue reading | 12 days ago

Cybersecurity organizations announce new first responder credentialing program

CISA and the ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance are working together to certify first responders for cyber incidents. | Continue reading | 13 days ago

The impact of Apple’s sideloading philosophy on developers

On June 23, Apple unleashed messaging to explain why users should only install Apple-approved apps through its App Store on iOS. | Continue reading | 14 days ago

Verizon wasn't responding, so an angry customer found a brilliant solution

Some customer service isn't too quick to reply these days. One Verizon customer decided to try something ingenious. | Continue reading | 16 days ago

Critical infrastructure Bill has a government 'step in' powers labelling problem

CEO of Australia's Cyber Security CRC has suggested using a 'compulsory engagement notice' instead when it comes to the government helping an organisation suffering from a cyber incident. | Continue reading | 17 days ago

Colorado becomes latest state to pass data privacy law

Colorado became the third state to push through a wide-ranging privacy law focused on data. | Continue reading | 17 days ago

Deep Mind AGI

The Perceiver is kind-of a way-station on the way to what Google AI lead Jeff Dean has described as one model that could handle any task, and “learn” faster, with less data. | Continue reading | 18 days ago

Quantum computer with a 3D chip is heading into the cloud

A University of Oxford spinout startup aims to compete against US-based tech giants in providing access to quantum computing over the internet. | Continue reading | 18 days ago

NFTs as a gateway for digital rights management

The NFT market, reached $8.2 million in sales last month, but its value has been restricted to digital collectibles with little real use. Now, a new platform hopes to use NFTs for digital rights management. | Continue reading | 19 days ago

Brave Browser: The Bad and the Ugly

The Brave browser is super fast, and privacy-focused, but there are a few things that I, along with quite a few readers just don't like. | Continue reading | 19 days ago

With Whitehurst stepping down, where do IBM and Red Hat go from here?

In the long run, Whitehurst's absence will leave a weakened IBM and Red Hat facing stronger cloud and Linux rivals. | Continue reading | 21 days ago

Comcast wants me to do something unnatural and it's getting annoying

Some tech companies will keep on nagging you for their own purposes and it's hard to make them stop. Especially if they treat you as if you're not very bright. | Continue reading | 23 days ago

Kaseya urges customers to immediately shutdown servers after ransomware attack

Victims are already seeing ransom demands ranging from $45,000 to $5 million. | Continue reading | 25 days ago

Red Hat Leader Jim Whitehurst Steps Down as IBM President

Under Whitehurst, Red Hat became a billion-dollar company and was acquired by IBM. He then moved up to become IBM's President to lead IBM's cloud efforts. Now, out of the blue, Whitehurst is stepping down as IBM's leader. | Continue reading | 25 days ago

Cyber insurance isn't helping with cybersecurity

Allowing organisations to claim back ransom payments could be making the problem of ransomware worse - but cyber insurance could be used to help improve security, says RUSI research paper. | Continue reading | 25 days ago

Robinhood ordered to pay $70M over ‘harm’ caused to ‘millions' of traders

The penalty is the largest issued by FINRA to date. | Continue reading | 26 days ago

A new supercomputer has joined the top five most powerful

The latest iteration of the Top500 puts the Perlmutter supercomputer in the spotlight. | Continue reading | 27 days ago

Ransomware: Paying up won't stop you from getting hit again

Paying up only advertises that you are willing to pay, warns NCSC boss. | Continue reading | 27 days ago

Orphaned by Windows 11? I’m mad as hell and I’m not gonna take it anymore

I plan to invest in Apple Silicon Macs and cloud services, where my Microsoft desktop and other workloads will eventually live. | Continue reading | 28 days ago

Nvidia eyes ARM roadmap for AI, 5G integration from server to card to chip

First use cases of AI on 5G will be enterprise computer vision apps that need 5G bandwidth, such as to a shop floor. | Continue reading | 29 days ago

AI still writes lousy poetry

Machine-generated poetry doesn’t show much thought, but it’s getting good enough to receive favorable nods from human readers. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

YouTube blocked testimonials about missing Uyghurs in China: Report

A report from MIT Technology Review has detailed that a human rights group had its videos documenting testimonies about missing Uyghur people in China blocked on YouTube as they contained ID cards. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Texan men jailed after using Grindr to find targets for theft kidnap assault

Prosecutors say the men abused the app to perform “bias-motivated violence.” | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Average time to fix critical cybersecurity vulnerabilities is 205 days

According to the report, more than 66% of all applications used by the utility sector had at least one exploitable vulnerability open throughout the year. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Windows 11 to move to just one feature update per year

IT pros, rejoice: Home and Pro editions will get 24 months of support. Enterprise and Education will get 36 months of support. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Microsoft: Here Comes the Windows Subsystem for Android

Microsoft execs shed a few more details on how they plan to enable Android apps to run on Windows 11, and a new Windows Subsystem for Android is at the heart of its strategy. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

One-click account takeover vulnerabilities in Atlassian domains patched

Research was conducted in light of the increasing threat of supply-chain attacks. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Code execution bugs impact millions of Dell devices

A critical bug chain allows attackers to impersonate the vendor and impact code at the root level. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Stop using your work laptop or phone for personal stuff, because I know you are

A former IT pro turned end user explains why blending your work and personal tech was, is and always will be a bad idea for you and your employer. | Continue reading | 1 month ago