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MWC Day One: Qualcomm robots, Leonardo dIoT, disobedient coffee machines

MWC Barcelona kicked off yesterday, providing a flurry of announcements, innovations, and of course, plenty of back-patting from the major vendors and OEMs. MWC has recently taken a turn to the edge, exalted IoT and embraced 5G fever, although this year marks a return to the headlines for genuinely exciting and novel consumer innovations, with… Read More


Google snaps up cloud data migration company Alooma

Going forward Alooma will only accept customers moving data to Google Cloud   Google has announced it is to acquire Alooma, a company that handles data supply routes and combines them into popular services like Amazon’s Redshift, Snowflake, and Azure. By managing and combining disparate data sources into a single warehouse, Alooma takes the pain out of complex cloud… Read More


Alibaba developed Chinese state propaganda app

Amid growing scrutiny over Chinese tech’s ties to Beijing, Reuters has revealed Alibaba was behind a Chinese propaganda app that went viral Two Alibaba employees have told Reuters that the Chinese tech juggernaut was behind a Chinese Communist app that spewed out state propaganda, such as short videos, news stories and quizzes. The app makes… Read More


RunC container security flaw hits Kubernetes and Docker

A security bug affecting the RunC container runtime undergirding Kubernetes, Dockers, cri-O and containerd and has been discovered  Security researchers have discovered a fresh container security flaw that allows malicious containers to run roughshod over the host RunC binary and execute root-level code on host machines. Labelled CVE-2019-5736, the new flaw could conceivably allow attackers to embed a… Read More


Chinese state hackers attack Norwegian cloud computing firm

Cybersecurity researchers have uncovered a Chinese state-sponsored cyber attack against Norwegian cloud software provider Visma, which says no client data was affected Chinese intelligence breached the network of Norwegian software firm Visma in an attempt to steal secrets from its clients, according to a new report published by Rapid7 and Recorded Future, two US cybersecurity… Read More


Companies getting comfortable with cloud, relaxed about security

Firms that have been dipping their toes into cloud say they are set to move even more of their apps off-prem in the coming years Results from Equinix’s survey of more than 1,200 senior IT professionals from across Europe, the Middle East and Africa show that 71 percent of organisations will move more of their… Read More


Rubrik reportedly leaks massive customer database

A server security lapse exposed a huge database of customer information belonging to Rubrik, an IT security and cloud data management giant, TechCrunch reports The server was discovered by security researcher Oliver Hough, who found it was not password protected – essentially allowing anyone to rummage around inside if they knew where the server was located…. Read More


Oracle accused of costing women and minorities $400 million

Department of Labor doubles down on lawsuit it filed against Oracle in 2017, which enjoys lucrative government contracts  In a new federal filing, the US Department of Labor (DoL) has alleged that Oracle systematically discriminates against women and minorities, costing them an estimated $400 million. The complaint renews the lawsuit that the DoL filed in… Read More


AWS launches fully managed backup service

Wave goodbye to custom scripts: AWS Backup automates backup across multiple AWS services and on-prem apps AWS has announced AWS Backup, a service that makes it simpler for developers to back up their data across various AWS services and on-premises applications. From the get-go, developers can manage backup policies across databases, block storage, object storage… Read More


IBMs new quantum computer will have you drooling

Unveiled at CES, IBM’s Quantum Q System One is designed for commercial and scientific use and will reside in the cloud In the centre of a cold tiled room sits a monolithic glass cube. Inside, suspended from its upper ceiling, hangs a mercurial cylinder reflecting its surrounds like a monochrome kaleidoscope. The scene is unmistakably sci-fi, but… Read More


ConsenSys and AMD partner on blockchain cloud infrastructure

W3BCLOUD touted as ‘first independent cloud computing blockchain infrastructure’ Blockchain heavyweight ConsenSys is partnering with hardware giant AMD and Abu Dhabi-based Halo Holdings to develop W3BCLOUD – a new cloud solution built for blockchain workloads. It’s no surprise that ConsenSys is in charge of software duties for the new platform and that it will be… Read More


Huawei expands data centre efforts with new CPU and servers

Firm determined to expand data centre presence with new ARM-based CPU and servers, despite growing political resistance from abroad Huawei has unveiled its new ARM-based Kunpeng 920 chip, a next-generation chip for servers, despite mounting resistance to its hardware from abroad. Huawei said the chipset, developed in partnership with UK-based ARM holdings, is faster and… Read More



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