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Facebook may finally launch its Libra cryptocurrency in early 2021
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Facebook may finally launch its Libra cryptocurrency in early 2021

The stablecoin is reportedly just waiting on final approval from Swiss regulators
27 Nov 2020
Black Friday's best antivirus deals
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Security

Black Friday's best antivirus deals

IT Pro has curated the best deals, from Kaspersky to McAfee, for protecting your business
27 Nov 2020
Gov's £20m Turing fellowship to boost UK AI research
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Gov's £20m Turing fellowship to boost UK AI research

The Turing AI Acceleration Fellowships will benefit 15 of the UK’s top AI innovators
27 Nov 2020
UK’s Digital Markets Unit to battle 'anti-competitive' big tech
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Policy & legislation

UK’s Digital Markets Unit to battle 'anti-competitive' big tech

The Competition and Markets Authority subdivision will have the power to fine companies for violating the terms of a newly established code of conduct
27 Nov 2020
Sopra Steria cyber attack costs to hit €50 million
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Security

Sopra Steria cyber attack costs to hit €50 million

The NHS supplier fell victim to Ryuk ransomware last month
26 Nov 2020
Sophos warns customers of potential data leak
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Security

Sophos warns customers of potential data leak

The incident is the second the security firm has suffered in 2020
26 Nov 2020
Analysts: Salesforce could use Slack Connect to expand networking ambition
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mergers and acquisitions

Analysts: Salesforce could use Slack Connect to expand networking ambition

The reported deal could see the cloud giant build a B2B collaboration network and move beyond sales and marketing
26 Nov 2020
Weekly threat roundup: VMware, GitHub, Facebook, and MobileIron
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Security

Weekly threat roundup: VMware, GitHub, Facebook, and MobileIron

Pulling together the most dangerous and pressing flaws that businesses need to patch
26 Nov 2020
Web Summit 2021 to be held in-person, organiser confirms
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Business operations

Web Summit 2021 to be held in-person, organiser confirms

Next year's event is to combine virtual and in-person attendance
26 Nov 2020
Global Ethernet testing market expected to reach $2 billion by 2025
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Network & Internet

Global Ethernet testing market expected to reach $2 billion by 2025

The US is expected to lead the expansion until China and South Korean come online
26 Nov 2020
MPs bash Amazon and Apple over UK e-waste crisis
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Hardware

MPs bash Amazon and Apple over UK e-waste crisis

The UK exports 200,000 tonnes of e-waste illegally each year, report reveals
26 Nov 2020
Egregor ransomware could take up where Maze left off
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Security

Egregor ransomware could take up where Maze left off

Security researchers warn that new ransomware has claimed at least 71 business victims around the world
26 Nov 2020
M1 Mac mini users suffering Bluetooth connectivity problems
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Hardware

M1 Mac mini users suffering Bluetooth connectivity problems

It’s unknown if the issue is in the new Apple silicon or the Big Sur OS
25 Nov 2020
Google Meet attendance reports are now available to more Workspace customers
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Google Meet attendance reports are now available to more Workspace customers

Workspace Enterprise customers to get additional insights into people attending meetings
25 Nov 2020
Majority of Americans now want a national data protection law, report claims
data protection

Majority of Americans now want a national data protection law, report claims

73% of Americans would also pay to ensure their data isn’t sold to third parties
25 Nov 2020
IBM to axe 10,000 staff in Europe ahead of legacy IT spin off
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Careers & training

IBM to axe 10,000 staff in Europe ahead of legacy IT spin off

The majority of the cuts will reportedly be made in the UK and Germany
25 Nov 2020
Brexit could cost UK firms £1.6bn if data-sharing agreement isn’t reached
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Brexit could cost UK firms £1.6bn if data-sharing agreement isn’t reached

Organisations will be forced to channel money into compliance activities or required goods and services after 31 December
25 Nov 2020
Almost three-quarters of businesses now use automation technologies
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automation

Almost three-quarters of businesses now use automation technologies

Deloitte survey finds that two-thirds of leaders have used automation to respond to the impact of COVID-19
25 Nov 2020
NCSC urges firms to patch against MobileIron vulnerability
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Security

NCSC urges firms to patch against MobileIron vulnerability

Remote attackers are targeting healthcare, logistics, legal, and local government sectors
25 Nov 2020
2FA bypass flaw on cPanel threatens the security of 70 million domains
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Security

2FA bypass flaw on cPanel threatens the security of 70 million domains

Hackers were able to try as many 2FA codes as they wanted using brute force methods before landing on the right one
25 Nov 2020
Dell and HP Q3 results buoyed by pandemic PC surge
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Hardware

Dell and HP Q3 results buoyed by pandemic PC surge

Laptop and PC sales for both companies soared as the pandemic continues to keep employees at home
25 Nov 2020
FBI warns of hackers spoofing its domain
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Security

FBI warns of hackers spoofing its domain

Bad actors could use these lookalike domains in disinformation campaigns
24 Nov 2020
DeviceSHIELD combats rising cyber fraud amid COVID-19 pandemic
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Security

DeviceSHIELD combats rising cyber fraud amid COVID-19 pandemic

SHIELD’s cyber security solution offers free, real-time risk intelligence to online businesses
24 Nov 2020