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UN high commissioner calls for ban on harmful AI tools
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artificial intelligence (AI)

UN high commissioner calls for ban on harmful AI tools

Comments follow UN report detailing potential human rights abuses associated with use of AI
17 Sep 2021
Owner of DDoS for hire sites found guilty of hacking offences
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distributed denial of service (DDOS)

Owner of DDoS for hire sites found guilty of hacking offences

Matthew Gatrel faces 35 years in prison when he is sentenced in January 2022
17 Sep 2021
Bug fixes and app updates arrive with latest Windows 11 preview build
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Microsoft Windows

Bug fixes and app updates arrive with latest Windows 11 preview build

Snipping Tool, Calculator, Clock, Mail, and Calendar apps all receive changes in what is likely to be the final patch before launch
17 Sep 2021
SAP's new product sustainability tracker helps keep your carbon footprint in check
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product lifecycle management (PLM)

SAP's new product sustainability tracker helps keep your carbon footprint in check

New solution monitors products' environmental impact from conception to disposal
17 Sep 2021
Microsoft's Office LTSC 2021 now generally available on Windows and Mac
Office
Microsoft Office

Microsoft's Office LTSC 2021 now generally available on Windows and Mac

The non-subscription version of Office designed for regulated customers promises improved performance and expanded accessibility
17 Sep 2021
New tools make it easier to run a business across Facebook's app ecosystem
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business communications

New tools make it easier to run a business across Facebook's app ecosystem

The tech giant said that it wants its “family of apps to be the best place for businesses, especially SMBs"
17 Sep 2021
Computer pioneer Sir Clive Sinclair dies aged 81
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Hardware

Computer pioneer Sir Clive Sinclair dies aged 81

Tributes pour in for the inventor that 'kick started' consumer electronics in the UK
17 Sep 2021
AWS to launch cloud services reseller in Australia
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Amazon Web Services (AWS)

AWS to launch cloud services reseller in Australia

AWS Australia will allow customers in the region to buy services locally for the first time
17 Sep 2021
Alphabet’s laser-powered broadband demonstrates 99.9% uptime within first 20 days
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Network & Internet

Alphabet’s laser-powered broadband demonstrates 99.9% uptime within first 20 days

X, the Moonshot Factory trials ‘fibre without fibre’ across the Congo River with 700TB of data transmitted in its first few weeks
17 Sep 2021
Free decryptor key for REvil/Sodinokibi ransomware released
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ransomware

Free decryptor key for REvil/Sodinokibi ransomware released

The key was made possible thanks to a collaboration between law enforcement and Bitdefender
17 Sep 2021
Four in five companies are overspending on cloud
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cloud computing

Four in five companies are overspending on cloud

The reality doesn't match the theory as cloud costs escalate for confident customers...
16 Sep 2021
Do firms need a chief robotics officer to oversee automation efforts?
robots
automation

Do firms need a chief robotics officer to oversee automation efforts?

Gartner urges organizations to create the new role to implement and manage robotics strategies
16 Sep 2021
One-in-seven Nasdaq-100 companies ranked as highly susceptible to a ransomware attack
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cyber crime

One-in-seven Nasdaq-100 companies ranked as highly susceptible to a ransomware attack

Over 90% of companies operate out-of-date systems, according to new report
16 Sep 2021
Adoption of Bitcoin as legal currency sparks protests in El Salvador
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cryptocurrencies

Adoption of Bitcoin as legal currency sparks protests in El Salvador

Protestors claim the currency could destabilise the economy and is being used to distract from wider issues
16 Sep 2021
Adobe rolls out new PayPal payment options through Adobe Commerce
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e commerce

Adobe rolls out new PayPal payment options through Adobe Commerce

Customers can add native payments to their digital storefronts and manage them directly through the company’s platform
16 Sep 2021
Atos and IBM to partner on new financial services center of excellence
Cloud
cloud computing

Atos and IBM to partner on new financial services center of excellence

New partnership could speed up digital transformation efforts for banks and insurance firms
16 Sep 2021
Weekly threat roundup: Microsoft Patch Tuesday, HP Omen, Apple
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exploits

Weekly threat roundup: Microsoft Patch Tuesday, HP Omen, Apple

Pulling together the most dangerous and pressing flaws that businesses need to patch
16 Sep 2021
Microsoft brings passwordless security to consumer accounts
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Microsoft Windows

Microsoft brings passwordless security to consumer accounts

Customers can even delete their passwords entirely if they wish
16 Sep 2021
FTC tells health apps to notify users of data breaches
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data protection

FTC tells health apps to notify users of data breaches

Companies selling connected devices must also comply with the Health Breach Notification Rule
16 Sep 2021
Google Cloud targets larger market share with engineering reshuffle
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Careers & training

Google Cloud targets larger market share with engineering reshuffle

Cloud infrastructure specialist Brad Calder will take on a more expansive role that includes security and data analytics
16 Sep 2021
Wells Fargo taps Microsoft and Google for digital transformation drive
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digital transformation

Wells Fargo taps Microsoft and Google for digital transformation drive

The bank says the public cloud is at the core of its long-term strategy
16 Sep 2021
DoJ fines former intel operatives who provided hacker-for-hire services to UAE
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hacking

DoJ fines former intel operatives who provided hacker-for-hire services to UAE

A deal will see the charges suspended and the three defendants pay more than $1.6 million in penalties
15 Sep 2021
Datto launches its business continuity solution for Azure
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disaster recovery (DR)

Datto launches its business continuity solution for Azure

Datto Continuity for Microsoft Azure helps MSPs recover data within minutes of an outage
15 Sep 2021