The RSA Conference next month will be missing “booth babes”.
According to a post by security expert Bill Brenner on the LiquidMatrix blog:
“All Expo staff are expected to dress in business and/or business casual attire. Exhibitors should ensure that the attire of all staff they use at their booth (whether the exhibitor’s direct employees or their contractors) be considered appropriate in a professional environment. more»
German car makers have been tied up with red-tape over driver-less car technology.
German auto-manufacturers have moaned that domestic laws limit their efforts to test the appropriate software for self-driving vehicles on public roads and this means that that US competitors, such as Google, are ahead when it comes to developing software designed to react effectively when placed in real-life traffic scenarios. more»
The head of the Apple Cargo Cult, Tim Cook has said that he will do something that Steve Jobs never did – give away his fortune.
Fortune magazine cited the head of the world’s largest technology corporation as saying he planned to donate his estimated $785 million fortune to charity – after paying for his 10-year-old nephew’s college education. more»
A British company is claiming that the social notworking site stole its design for a datacentre.
Facebook is being sued by BladeRoom Group (BRG) which that claims the social network stole its technique for building data centres and, perhaps worse, is encouraging others to do the same through the Open Compute Project. more»
PayPal has reached a $7.7 million settlement with the US Treasury for ignoring US sanctions and allowing money transfers to accounts linked to Iran, Cuba, terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
According to DCIno, The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) detailed a damning string of instances in which the company accepted and processed 486 transactions totalling approximately $43,934 over a five-year period. more»
Dutch giant Philips had already said it would split its existing business into two companies – automotive lighting and LED and its healthcare business.
But now it looks like it’s exiting its core business – lighting – completely.
The lighting company will be spun off and will be floated on the stock exchange, probably in 2016. more»
Online giant Amazon said it is to offer unlimited cloud storage, offering two plans for people who want to upload vast collections of media that they have.
The first is called the Unlimited Photos Plan – it comes with a free three month trial, then a subscription of $12 a year – this lets you store as many photographs as you like on the Amazon Cloud and includes 5GB of extra storage for videos, documents or other files. more»
European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager is set to start a year long quest to break down barriers to e-commerce trading across borders.
According to a report on Reuters, she believes barriers are preventing the growth of sales online. She also appy ears to believe that some companies are using the existing situation to block trade between the 28 European Union countries. more»
Biometric systems, particularly in relation to smartphones, look like they’re going to boom during this year.
ABI Research, a market analysis company, said that worldwide revenues for such systems will deliver $3.1 billion this year.
The systems will be targeted not only at home users but at authentication systems for the enterprise market, according to ABI. more»
It appears that Apple is set to release three more iPhones in the second half of this year.
Informed sources have leaked details of the models to Taiwanese wire Digitimes.
It reports that the phones will be the iPhone 6S, the iPhone 6S Plus and a four inch device currently codenamed the iPhone 6C. more»
Motorola has been told by a US jury that it used an idea in a patent troll’s portfolio without permission.
Intellectual Ventures’ claimed that it invented multimedia text messaging, something that Motorola said it came up with.
The jury, which deliberated for about a day and a half, cleared Motorola on a second patent related to wireless bandwidth, which it said was invalid. more»
Red Hat has surprised the cocaine nose jobs of Wall Street by being able to stick to its profit forcast, despite the US dollar shooting through the roof.
Red Hat predicted it would make a profit for the first quarter that matched analysts’ estimates despite warning on a strong dollar hurting its revenue. more»
Who needs hackers? It turns out that all that personal data stored in US corporate servers can be sold off to the highest bidder anyway.
Radio Shack, which has been collecting customer data since the 1980s, is about to sell the lot to raise money to pay off some of its debts. more»
MIT boffin Michael Stonebraker has won the Turing Award for his work on the field of database management systems (DBMSs).
The Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM) Turing Award, is the Nobel Prize of computing and comes with a Google-funded $1 million prize. more»
Fruity cargo cult Apple thinks that the best way for punters behind the bamboo curtain to keep buying its expensive products is if they can trade them in like a car.
Jobs’ Mob plans to introduce a trade-in program for iPhones in China in association with Foxconn. more»