Is this another case of one rule for the Chocolate Factory and one for everyone else? Updated  Google exempts its own websites from Chrome's automatic data-scrubbing feature, allowing the ads giant to potentially track you even when you've told it not to.…
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The swamp is full to the brim as usual in Washington DC, it seems Analysis  The powerful US telco lobby has come out fighting against an outsider and its efforts to snaffle tens of billions of dollars worth of much-needed 5G spectrum.…
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Beware Greeks bearing gifts Microsoft's born-again love of open source continued today with the sharing of Akri, a project simplifying the use of network edge devices with Kubernetes.…
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Digital souks are sitting ducks for identity fraudsters Hackers are breaking into online loyalty card accounts using stolen credentials or easily obtainable information, and then not only ransacking the profiles' balances but also harvesting victims' personal data for subsequent identity theft, Akamai has warned.…
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Adobe issues out-of-band patches, too, for Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, etc Sysadmins responsible for VMware deployments should test and apply the latest security updates for the software.…
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How many times do you want to read the CVSS rating 9.8 today? Oracle has released its final quarterly batch of patches for the year for security flaws in its products. The total this time? 402 fixes, the bulk of which are rated critical in terms of severity.…
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In space, no one can hear you scream, 'Office 365 is down again!' If only there was a way to minimize outages on Earth... Although it may be struggling to keep bits of the Azure cloud vertical in recent weeks, Microsoft continues to eye off-planet applications and connectivity for its data centres.…
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Plus: What puts off developers from adopting cloud? Price A new developer survey has shown the popularity of C#, the primary language of Microsoft's .NET platform, slipping from third to sixth place in three years, though usage is still growing in absolute terms and it is particularly popular in game development.…
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...even if your 18-year-old mainframe keeps getting flooded and falling over In a warning to all those inclined towards budgetary imagination when finding funds for their next IT project, heed the lessons that are currently being learnt in a certain corner of the midwestern US.…
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Lucky old us. Plus: Azure Edge biz service software bundled in US telco Verizon has linked arms with Nokia to build enterprise-oriented private 5G networks.…
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ENISA annual report also calls for better use of threat intel by frontline bods Insider threats, ransomware and cyber espionage were all in decline in the early part of 2020, according to the EU’s cybersecurity agency – though the risk of an “uncontrolled cyber arms race” among nation states is growing.…
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Parallels' Windows on Chrome OS solution is Enterprise-only, but why? Virtualisation software folk at Parallels have released details of a solution for running Windows on Google's ChromeOS.…
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Plus: Is it real or is it Photoshop? First preview of Content Authenticity tool Adobe MAX  Adobe has updated its Creative Cloud product suite with tweaks including a content authenticity tool for determining what has been faked in Photoshop.…
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One question: Why Redmond, why? Ah, you need to meet developers wherever they are... Microsoft has delivered on its threat to inflict Chromium Edge on Linux. Completist tendencies aside, one would be forgiven for wondering, "Why?"…
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