Congress talks about implementing a national standard for data privacy TechRepublic's Karen Roby talks with ZDNet's Stephanie Condon about what Congress is doing to potentially implement a national standard for data privacy. Read more: https://zd.net/2EE9I6X Microsoft didn't entirely steer clear of controversy in 2018, but it appears to have dodged enough issues not to have lost favor with the US public, unlike many other tech rivals. Featured What is the IIoT? Everything you need to know about the Industrial Internet of Things All Intel chips open to new Spoiler non-Spectre attack: Don't expect a quick fix Cloud cost control becoming a leading issue for businesses Galaxy S10 Plus: 4 reasons I'm smitten with Samsung's latest phone Microsoft ranks ninth in this year's Axios and Harris Poll's survey about the US public's perception of the 100 most visible companies. The survey aims to gauge how the public feels about the most visible companies in terms of trust and … [Read more...] about Amazon, Samsung, Microsoft top the tech world for reputation, but who do you trust?
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The international cloud market is dominated by Amazon, Microsoft, and Google, while the e-retail space is usually controlled by Amazon or local parties. Cloud TV How business leaders are embracing cloud services The cloud is disrupting traditional operating models for IT departments and entire organizations. Read More But it's no secret that Chinese giant Alibaba wants a piece of both markets as well. Central Europe, which is still a cloud frontier, is its battleground of choice. On almost every list of leaders for public clouds, Amazon is in top spot, with Microsoft second, and Google third. The big exception to that hierarchy is in China and, by extension, Asia. In its home market of China, Alibaba reigns supreme and, according to figures from Synergy Research Group, that gives them a runners-up spot for the entire Asia and Pacific (APAC) region. The online retail market shows something similar, with either Amazon or a local party ahead of the pack, and Alibaba … [Read more...] about Is Poland the opening Alibaba needs to break grip of Amazon, Microsoft, Google on cloud?
Google revealed today that OSS-Fuzz, the company's automated fuzzing service/bot, has identified and reported over 9,000 vulnerabilities in widely used open source projects in the past two years. More security news China has been 'hijacking the vital internet backbone of western countries' Emotet malware gang is mass-harvesting millions of emails in mysterious campaign Zuckerberg disses Apple, misses Inside the mind of a sextortion scam artist OSS-Fuzz was launched in December 2016 and is an automated tool developed by Google that can find vulnerabilities in applications via a technique called fuzzing.A fuzzer (fuzzing tool) and the technique of fuzzing works by feeding a software application with large quantities of random data and analyzing its output for abnormalities and crashes --which, in turn, give developers a hint about the presence of possible bugs in the app's code.Fuzzing has been around for decades, but fuzzers have only become widely adopted in recent years, and … [Read more...] about Google’s automated fuzz bot has found over 9,000 bugs in the past two years
Featured stories iPhones, iPads, MacBooks: What new hardware will Apple unveil next week? Do you have to wear those AirPods all the time? To be a microservice: How smaller parts of bigger applications could remake IT New 2018 iPhone, iPhone XS, iPhone X Plus, iPhone 9: Rumors, leaks, launch date, and everything we know so far There are varying definitions of "hybrid cloud" depending upon whom you ask and what they're trying to sell you. But they all have this in common with one another: They refer to a single software hosting platform whose resources come from multiple sources, some from the public cloud (e.g., Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform) and some -- perhaps many -- from your organization's own data center.What the phrase really meansHere is a definition you can apply to today's technology and to modern data centers: A hybrid cloud is the sum total of an enterprise's digital assets that share a common cloud infrastructure platform. This means, … [Read more...] about What a hybrid cloud is in the ‘multi-cloud era,’ and why you may already have one
Following employee protests at Google and Microsoft over government contracts, workers at Amazon are circulating an internal letter to CEO Jeff Bezos, asking him to stop selling the company’s Rekognition facial recognition software to law enforcement and to boot the data-mining firm Palantir from its cloud services. Amazon employees objected to the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy at the U.S. border, which has resulted in thousands of children being separated from their parents. “Along with much of the world we watched in horror recently as U.S. authorities tore children away from their parents,” the letter, distributed on a mailing list called ‘we-won’t-build-it,’ states. “In the face of this immoral U.S. policy, and the U.S.’s increasingly inhumane treatment of refugees and immigrants beyond this specific policy, we are deeply concerned that Amazon is implicated, providing infrastructure and services … [Read more...] about Amazon Workers Demand Jeff Bezos Cancel Face Recognition Contracts With Law Enforcement