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US House committee paves way for clamp-down on Big Tech "monopoly"
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Policy & legislation

US House committee paves way for clamp-down on Big Tech "monopoly"

The decision could lead to new legislation designed to break up the industry's biggest players
16 Apr 2021
Toshiba CEO resigns ahead of reported buyout
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mergers and acquisitions

Toshiba CEO resigns ahead of reported buyout

The former CEO had been an employee of the company looking to take over Toshiba which has worried investors
14 Apr 2021
Apple announces 'Spring Loaded' hardware event for 20 April
Apple's Spring Event
Hardware

Apple announces 'Spring Loaded' hardware event for 20 April

This is the company’s spring event where it could announce its new iPad Pro lineup and AirTags
14 Apr 2021
FSF defends Stallman reappointment following Red Hat snub
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open source

FSF defends Stallman reappointment following Red Hat snub

The organisation says it brought him back because it “missed his wisdom”
13 Apr 2021
Gmail "more secure" than parliamentary email, says MP
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cyber security

Gmail "more secure" than parliamentary email, says MP

Conservative MP Tom Tugendhat claims he's been the victim of multiple cyber attacks from foreign nations
13 Apr 2021
Nvidia takes aim at Intel with first data centre CPU
Nvidia Grace, the company's first data centre CPU
data centres

Nvidia takes aim at Intel with first data centre CPU

The company claims the Arm-based processor will deliver 10x the performance of today's fastest server chips
13 Apr 2021
Apple set to launch new iPad Pro models this month despite supply issues
iPad Pro 2020
Business strategy

Apple set to launch new iPad Pro models this month despite supply issues

Issues affecting the production of mini-LED displays could mean the top-end 12.9in model is in short supply
12 Apr 2021
Royal Mail-related phishing scams surge by 645%
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Security

Royal Mail-related phishing scams surge by 645%

Check Point found that the average weekly number of attacks increased from 20 to 150 last month
12 Apr 2021
Data belonging to 500 million LinkedIn users found for sale on hacker marketplace
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hacking

Data belonging to 500 million LinkedIn users found for sale on hacker marketplace

It's currently unclear whether the data is fresh or part of a historic breach
8 Apr 2021
Toshiba receives £14.5 billion takeover bid
Toshiba laptop
mergers and acquisitions

Toshiba receives £14.5 billion takeover bid

The offer comes from CVC Capital Partners, which has an office in London and its official headquarters in Luxembourg
7 Apr 2021
Wormable Android malware is spreading through WhatsApp messages
Malware on a phone
malware

Wormable Android malware is spreading through WhatsApp messages

Researchers found the malware hidden in an app pretending to be Netflix on the Google Play store
7 Apr 2021
Irish DPC says Facebook data leak affects “significant number" of EU users
Facebook phone app
hacking

Irish DPC says Facebook data leak affects “significant number" of EU users

The regulator is investigating the data leak involving the personal details of 533 million users
7 Apr 2021
European Commission hit by "significant" cyber attack
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Security

European Commission hit by "significant" cyber attack

The EC has confirmed that an “IT security incident” had affected a number of EU institutions, bodies, and agencies' IT infrastructure
7 Apr 2021
Intel launches 3rd-gen Xeon Scalable processors
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IT infrastructure

Intel launches 3rd-gen Xeon Scalable processors

The company claims new 10nm SKUs deliver 62% more performance on a range of 5G and network workloads
6 Apr 2021
Fortinet FortiOS vulnerabilities are being actively exploited
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cyber security

Fortinet FortiOS vulnerabilities are being actively exploited

Malicious actors are exploiting the flaws to gain access to systems belonging to government and commercial entities
6 Apr 2021
Google defeats Oracle in decade-long API copyright feud
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Policy & legislation

Google defeats Oracle in decade-long API copyright feud

The Supreme Court ruling has been declared a “victory for the entire software industry”
6 Apr 2021
Port of Southampton becomes Verizon's first private 5G customer in Europe
Port of Southampton
5G

Port of Southampton becomes Verizon's first private 5G customer in Europe

The deal will support technologies like IoT, real-time analytics, and machine learning across the site
1 Apr 2021
Gov 'forced into major U-turn' on NHS deal with Palantir, privacy group claims
NHS app
Policy & legislation

Gov 'forced into major U-turn' on NHS deal with Palantir, privacy group claims

Open Democracy claims victory despite dropping its lawsuit
1 Apr 2021
IBM offers quantum industry’s first developer certification
Quantum Computing
Network & Internet

IBM offers quantum industry’s first developer certification

The company hopes this it help companies and research institutions get their workforce “quantum-ready"
31 Mar 2021
VMware patches critical flaws in vRealize AI platform
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hacking

VMware patches critical flaws in vRealize AI platform

The two vulnerabilities could have given attackers access to admin credentials and file writing access
31 Mar 2021
Epic files complaint against Apple with UK's competition watchdog
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Policy & legislation

Epic files complaint against Apple with UK's competition watchdog

The firm argues that Apple's App Store rules are "a clear violation of the UK Competition Act of 1998"
31 Mar 2021
Arm launches its first new chip architecture in a decade
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Arm launches its first new chip architecture in a decade

Arm v9 promises improved security, better AI performance, and double-digit CPU performance increases
31 Mar 2021
Apple's online-only WWDC 2021 will kick off on 7 June
Apple WWDC 2021 to go ahead in June
operating systems

Apple's online-only WWDC 2021 will kick off on 7 June

Announcements, sessions and labs set to be made available online at no cost for developers
30 Mar 2021
PayPal users can now checkout using Bitcoin
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cryptocurrencies

PayPal users can now checkout using Bitcoin

Customers can use Checkout with Crypto to buy goods using Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum and Bitcoin Cash
30 Mar 2021
US considering 25% tariff in retaliation to UK’s digital services tax
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Policy & legislation

US considering 25% tariff in retaliation to UK’s digital services tax

The US is mulling a new tax on UK goods such as industrial robots
30 Mar 2021
Meet Stretch: Boston Dynamics' new box-shifting robot
Stretch, the new robot from Boston Dynamics
automation

Meet Stretch: Boston Dynamics' new box-shifting robot

Stretch is a new warehouse robot designed to boost productivity in the logistics sector
29 Mar 2021
UK council to use drones and AI to tackle litter
A flying drone
artificial intelligence (AI)

UK council to use drones and AI to tackle litter

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole is rolling out a pilot scheme this summer
29 Mar 2021
Alex Salmond's new Alba Party hit by data leak
Scotland Alba Party
data breaches

Alex Salmond's new Alba Party hit by data leak

Names of event attendees were disclosed on the party's website just hours after it launched
29 Mar 2021
Microsoft launches bug bounty programme for Teams
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bugs

Microsoft launches bug bounty programme for Teams

The programme will award bug hunters up to $30,000 for the most severe exploits
25 Mar 2021
Ikea-owner invests £12m in London-based startup what3words
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Business operations

Ikea-owner invests £12m in London-based startup what3words

The investor says the startup's location technology could be used for drone deliveries and autonomous vehicles
25 Mar 2021
University of Northampton hit by cyber attack
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cyber attacks

University of Northampton hit by cyber attack

The university has rolled out a number of “temporary solutions” after the attack disrupted its IT and telephone systems
24 Mar 2021
UK watchdog takes Norton to court over auto-renewing contracts
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Business operations

UK watchdog takes Norton to court over auto-renewing contracts

The antivirus provider refused to provide information for the CMA's ongoing investigation
24 Mar 2021
ServiceNow acquires RPA platform Intellibot
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automation

ServiceNow acquires RPA platform Intellibot

The India-based startup will boost the software company’s automation capabilities
23 Mar 2021
LG might shut down its struggling smartphone business
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Mobile Phones

LG might shut down its struggling smartphone business

The mobile division may close for good after accumulating operating losses of nearly £3.2 billion in 2020
23 Mar 2021
Microsoft will put hybrid work into practice with HQ reopening
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flexible working

Microsoft will put hybrid work into practice with HQ reopening

Employees will be given the choice to return to the office, to continue working remotely, or to do a mixture of both
23 Mar 2021