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What’s in store for cloud services in 2019? Special

Cloud computing and related services have seen considerable expansion during 2019. For 2019, Platform as a Service options are likely to dominate, according to expert Krishnan Ramanujam. He offers his 2019 outlook.

Indian government to monitor private computers

It represents a major exercise in surveillance and it has come in an unexpected announcement. The Indian government to intercept, monitor, and decrypt citizens’ computers.

Donald Knuth celebrates his programming bible

Fifty years ago, Donald Knuth wrote a seminal text that addresses many kinds of programming algorithms and their analysis. His unfinished magnum opus on computer programming has made him a highly respected figure in the field.

Czech warning over Huawei, ZTE security 'threat'

Prague - A Czech cyber-security agency on Monday warned against using the software and hardware of China's Huawei and ZTE companies, saying they posed a threat to state security.

New computer chip vulnerabilities discovered

It doesn't seem that long since the last computer chip vulnerability news, yet researchers have discovered new vulnerabilities relating to common computer chips.

Q&A: Why are we still at risk from email hacking? Special

No one is free from hacking, including world governments. In the technological age we live in how can this still happen? Furthermore, what measures are needed to protect businesses, governments and individuals. A leading expert weighs in.

Facebook election 'war room' goes quiet — for now

San Francisco - Facebook said on Monday a "war room" set up to defend the social network from abuses aimed at influencing elections in Brazil and the US has gone quiet.

Surge in China theft of Australia company secrets: report

Sydney - China has sharply escalated cyberattacks on Australian companies this year in a "constant, significant effort" to steal intellectual property, according to a report published Tuesday that angered Beijing.

Surge in China theft of Australia company secrets: report

Sydney - China has sharply escalated cyberattacks on Australian companies this year in a "constant, significant effort" to steal intellectual property, according to a report published Tuesday.

Was Michael Dertouzos the inventor of the Internet?

The Internet was all about Tim Berners-Lee, right? Not totally. Michael Dertouzos was a Greek computer scientist who anticipated how the Internet would come to dominate almost every aspect of our lives

Crazy in love? The Japanese man 'married' to a hologram

Apo - Akihiko Kondo's mother refused an invitation to her only son's wedding in Tokyo this month, but perhaps that isn't such a surprise: he was marrying a hologram.

China challenges US to provide 'evidence' in trade secrets case

Bejing - China challenged the United States Friday to show evidence to support charges that Beijing backed a scheme by Chinese and Taiwanese companies to steal trade secrets from a US-based semiconductor firm.

US accuses China, Taiwan firms with stealing secrets from chip giant Micron

Washington - US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced charges Thursday against Chinese and Taiwan companies for theft of an estimate $8.75 billion worth of trade secrets from US semiconductor giant Micron.

Another exec out amid sex harassment tension at Google

San Francisco - Google parent Alphabet on Wednesday confirmed that an executive accused of sexual harassment left the company without an exit package as tension over its handling of such matters heightened.

After 'historic' quarter, Tesla looks to Europe, China

San Francisco - Electric car maker Tesla on Wednesday reported an "historic" quarterly profit driven by demand for its mass market Model 3, as the company looks beyond its US home base to Europe and China.

Cryptocurrency bitcoin marks 10 years

London - October 31, 2008 marked the birth of bitcoin. Ten years on, the world's first cryptocurrency is at the forefront of a complex financial system viewed warily by markets and investors.

Wall Street greets bitcoin with interest and worry

New York - Bitcoin may be the fraud of the century, depending on whom you believe, or it could be a gold mine for early adopters.

Q&A: Edge computing move services to the point of processing Special

Decentralized IoT networks and edge computing can help businesses to tighten data security and to reduce costs by moving services closer to the point of processing. Adi Hirschtein of Iguazio looks at the technology and its application.

Microsoft co-founder, investor, philanthropist Allen dead at 65

San Francisco - Paul Allen, who founded Microsoft with Bill Gates in the 1970s and later went on to become an investor, philanthropist and sports team owner, died Monday after his latest battle with cancer at age 65.

AI Safety: 10 things to consider

Artificial intelligence is mostly presented as a force for good, making lives easier, aiding decisions and cutting down on the mundane aspects of life. There are some potential downsides, however, as picked out by science site Risk Bites.

New Pentagon weapons systems easily hacked: report

Washington - New US weapons systems being developed by the US Department of Defense can be easily be hacked by adversaries, a new government report said on Tuesday.

Russia's hackers long tied to military, secret services

Moscow - During the Soviet era, the country's top computer scientists and programmers largely worked for the secret services.

Instagram co-founders resign from Facebook-owned company

San Francisco - Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have announced they are leaving the photo-sharing app bought by Facebook six years ago, setting a new test for the parent company as it works to quell mounting turmoil.

Facebook building a 'war room' to battle election meddling

San Francisco - Facebook on Wednesday said it will have a "war room" up and running on its Silicon Valley campus to quickly repel efforts to use the social network to meddle in upcoming elections.

U.S. is planning for a quantum computing workforce

In September 2018 the the U.S. government passed a bill to foster an active quantum computing industry. Included within the bill is the foundation for developing a future-state 'quantum computing workforce'.

Leaked video shows Google execs troubled by Trump election

San Francisco - Far-right news website Breitbart on Wednesday posted a leaked video showing Google executives sharing with employees how troubled they were by the election of US President Donald Trump.

Voice assistants tool up in hope of a bright future

Berlin - Some two years after stepping into the spotlight, voice assistants are learning new languages and connecting to ever-more devices around the home -- but mass adoption and widespread ease with the new technology remain some way off.

How graphene can help advance quantum computers

Researchers have been investigating how graphene can be used as a nanoscale electron trap. This application has several potential applications in quantum computers, helping ecologists on the path to building more advanced computers.

Hackers target smartphones to mine cryptocurrencies

Paris - Has your smartphone suddenly slowed down, warmed up and the battery drained down for no apparent reason? If so, it may have been hijacked to mine cryptocurrencies.This new type of cyberattack is called "cryptojacking" by security experts.

Anonymous hackers target Spain sites in Catalonia protest

Madrid - Hackers from the Anonymous collective claimed responsibility for bringing down government websites in Spain on Monday in a protest against Madrid's efforts to block Catalonia's separatist drive.
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