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‘No technological grounds’ to ban Huawei from 5G networks, say MPs

The Parliamentary Science and Technology Committee said some ethical concerns remain, but it could see no technical reason to ban the Chinese firm There are no technological grounds for banning Chinese firm Huawei from the UK’s 5G networks, the Science and Technology Select Committee has said. In a letter to Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright, the… Read More


France approves tax on Big Tech despite US threats

Google, Amazon and Facebook could be affected by the new tax France has adopted a pioneering tax on internet giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook despite US threats of new tariffs on French imports if Paris went ahead with the plan. On Wednesday, the Trump administration announced an investigation into the tax under the provision… Read More


Nvidia and Google are still kings of AI hardware

Nvidia and Google are producing some of the world’s fastest hardware for training machine learning models The latest AI hardware from Nvidia and Google have set new records for the time taken to train machine learning models, according to new AI benchmarking results from the MLPerf consortium. MLPerf is a benchmarking suite that measures the… Read More


US probes France’s proposed tech giant tax

The digital services tax is expected to be passed by the French Senate on Thursday The White House is launching an investigation into France’s proposed tax on internet giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook, in a move that could lead to US taxes on French imports. US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer expressed concern that the… Read More


Boschs cloud-based EV battery service uses AI to extend service life

Cloud-based battery management to improve electric vehicle battery performance and reduce cell ageing Bosch has announced a cloud-based service aimed at extending the life of electric vehicle batteries. The German company said the cloud service — dubbed ‘Battery in the Cloud’ — will supplement vehicles’ onboard battery management systems by combining data and machine learning… Read More


Public sector urged to adopt multicloud to curtail cloud market monopoly

New study establishes six-step strategy for governments to prevent monopolisation of cloud market The public sector should embrace multicloud to preserve competition in the cloud computing market, according to a new report. The report, jointly penned by the Internet Economy (IE.F) think-tank and business consultancy Roland Berger, warns that a small number of dominant cloud… Read More


Popular cloud storage app vehicle for secret ad fraud operation

4shared was covertly generating fake clicks and purchases, and sending personal data to servers in the British Virgin Islands Researchers working for Upstream’s security lab have discovered that a popular cloud storage app has been triggering and hiding suspicious background activity. 4shared, which has over 100 million downloads, has been delivering ads to users that… Read More


More investment needed to defend vulnerable NHS from hackers, researchers warn

Rise of AI, cloud computing and connected devices increasing risk of attack, report warns Out-dated computer systems, a lack of investment, and a deficit of skills and awareness is putting NHS hospitals at risk of cyber attacks, researchers have warned. A report by Imperial College London’s Institute of Global Health Innovation said more money needs… Read More


Cloudflare hit by another network issue (Update: Fix implemented)

“Aware of major Cloudflare issues impacting us network wide” Fresh from dusting itself off from a route-leak issue that impacted parts of its network last week, network services provider Cloudflare is experiencing connection issues across its network, affecting millions of websites that rely on its services. The issue appears to have begun around 2:15pm BST,… Read More


Google Cloud to deliver managed Oracle data centre service with Atos

New offering will be available in the second half of 2019  Google is expanding two of its data centres in Germany and North America in order to provide its cloud customers with local access to managed, cloud-based versions of Oracle database services. Google is partnering with technology partner Atos on the expansions, equipping the facilities… Read More


75% of all databases will live in the cloud by 2022

Cloud infrastructure and services are fast becoming the default choice for data management, Gartner says Companies are increasingly turning to the cloud to host their databases, according to a new report from Gartner. The analyst house said that by 2022 the overwhelming majority of databases will be deployed or migrated to a cloud platform. Just… Read More


NTT combines Dimension Data, NTT Communications, and NTT Security into $11 billion entity

New $11bn IT services entity to be headquartered in London Japanese telecommunications company NTT Corp has consolidated three of its key IT businesses into a single $11bn (£8.7bn) business. The new technology services arm is called NTT Ltd and is made up of Dimension Data, NTT Communications and NTT Security. In total 28 brands have… Read More



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