Earlier this week, Google’s Blogger service warned people that on the 23rd of March it would cull adult content from its users’ web pages.
But now Google has changed its mind after it said, it had received feedback that had convinced it to backtrack. more»
A law set to be passed by Chinese authorities would make tech vendors provide the government with encryption keys and put backdoors in systems.
According to Reuters, the law relates to counter terrorism and the legislation is likely to be passed into law in the near future. more»
Swedish company Ericsson has taken Apple to court and also complained to the US International Trade Commission (ITC), it said today.
Ericsson claims that Apple refused its offer to have a court decide fair licensing terms that would be binding on both companies. more»
Major vendors have convinced themselves that the Internet of Things (IoT) is the next big thing, and the latest to join the band is Hewlett Packard.
HP said its own version of IoT will allow organisations to manage different sets of IoT sensors, analyse data and use vertical applications on machine to machine devices. more»
Fruity cargo cult Apple is set to copy Intel’s success by shifting an ever increasing amount of development work to Israel.
Chief Executive Tim Cook was in Israel on Thursday to visit the company’s new research and development offices in Herzlyia. more»
AMD chief technical officer Mark Papermaster has dismissed Chromebooks as “not worth it” and explained why his outfit is not behind the technology.
He said that it was important to look at Chromebook and what Google’s grand plan with it is. more»
Megachip maker Intel has decided that the only way to get around the inscrutable Chinese is to invest in shed loads of scrute and buy its way into the market.
Intel is pouring billions of dollars into expanding its influence in China, where fewer than half the country’s roughly 500 million mobile phone users have smartphones and the market is ruled by Qualcomm. more»
The search engine also known as Google is restructuring its European businesses to cope with the fact that the EU might want it to be a little more reasonable on privacy and anti-trust issues.
Google merged its two European regional divisions claiming it needed to “meet the challenges of tougher regulation across the continent”,
The internet giant is merging its northern and western European division with the unit covering southern and eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. more»
Big Blue thinks it can restore itself to its former suited glory by pushing heavily into cloud and big data.
Apparently the outfit has set itself a target of making $40 billion a year from cloud, big data, security and other growth areas by 2018. more»
Kroll Ontrack, a company which specialises in data recovery, claimed that while nearly 90 percent of the people they surveyed used solid state drives (SSD), a third claimed they had some malfunctions.
Obviously Kroll has something of an axe to grind here, but it has surveyed over 2,000 people in the survey. more»
Ubuntu provider Canonical and Juniper Networks said they have extended their relationship to provide OpenStack based cloud offerings.
The deal is intended for use by the telecommunications industry.
The OpenStack software lets service providers virtualise core networks and network functions and is claimed to give better performance, scale and reliability. more»
Hospitals, clinics, trusts and insurers are under a barrage of cyberattacks but the healthcare section does not seem to be spending enough money to protect itself.
According to ABI Research, cybersecurity for healthcare protection will only be worth $10 billion by 2020, while other sectors such as financial and defence are coping. more»
A report from IDC said that values of hardcopy peripherals worldwide increased in the fourth quarter by 1.7 percent, bringing in revenues of $15.2 billion.
But although the value figure was up, unit shipments fell by 2.6 percent during the quarter, amounting to 30.8 million inits. more»
A cyberattack by a hacking group called Lizard Squad brought down Lenovo’s web site yesterday.
That’s following the revelation that Lenovo shipped adware called Superfish on some of its notebook devices.
Lizard Squad claimed responsibility for downing the Sony site at the end of last year. more»
A three million strong botnet which filled the world with phishing emails has been shut down thanks to the efforts of the National Crime Agency’s National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU), police in the Netherlands, Italy and Germany.
The shut-down was co-ordinated through Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), which also shut down command and control servers used by the RAMNIT botnet. more»