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Podcast transcript: Can the US take on big tech?
Podcast transcript: Can the US take on big tech?
Policy & legislation

Podcast transcript: Can the US take on big tech?

Read the full transcript for this episode of the IT Pro Podcast
19 Nov 2021
The IT Pro Podcast: Can the US take on big tech?
The IT Pro Podcast: Can the US take on big tech?
Policy & legislation

The IT Pro Podcast: Can the US take on big tech?

We take a look at the multiple anti-monopoly bills being aimed a Silicon Valley giants
19 Nov 2021
US gov initiative aims to attract 'world-class' cyber security talent
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Careers & training

US gov initiative aims to attract 'world-class' cyber security talent

The DHS wants to make it easier to recruit, develop, and retain top cyber security professionals
18 Nov 2021
Japan's Fugaku retains title as world’s fastest supercomputer
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high-performance computing (HPC)

Japan's Fugaku retains title as world’s fastest supercomputer

The device from Fujitsu holds the lead, although new additions from Microsoft and Samsung made the top 15
16 Nov 2021
Biden tightens restrictions against Huawei, ZTE
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Policy & legislation

Biden tightens restrictions against Huawei, ZTE

The new bill is designed to prevent companies deemed a security risk from receiving new equipment licences
12 Nov 2021
Huawei could sell key server division following US blacklisting
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Policy & legislation

Huawei could sell key server division following US blacklisting

The US ban has affected the company’s ability to acquire Intel processors for its servers
3 Nov 2021
US Treasury calls for stablecoin legislation
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cryptocurrencies

US Treasury calls for stablecoin legislation

The institution is trying to address concerns around the cryptocurrency, especially as it can be tied to the US dollar
2 Nov 2021
Microsoft to work with community colleges to fill 250,000 cyber security roles
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Careers & training

Microsoft to work with community colleges to fill 250,000 cyber security roles

Free course materials will be supplied to every community college in the US
29 Oct 2021
Podcast transcript: Should the US cyber army be more aggressive?
Podcast transcript: Should the US cyber army be more aggressive?
cyber warfare

Podcast transcript: Should the US cyber army be more aggressive?

Read the full transcript for this episode of the IT Pro Podcast
22 Oct 2021
The IT Pro Podcast: Should the US cyber army be more aggressive?
The IT Pro Podcast: Should the US cyber army be more aggressive?
cyber warfare

The IT Pro Podcast: Should the US cyber army be more aggressive?

Is a more proactive strategy the answer to increasing attacks from Russia and China?
22 Oct 2021
CISA, FBI and NSA publish BlackMatter ransomware warning
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ransomware

CISA, FBI and NSA publish BlackMatter ransomware warning

The agencies are warning organisations about the attacks which they say have been used in the past to target US critical infrastructure
19 Oct 2021
US links $5.2 billion in Bitcoin transactions to ransomware
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ransomware

US links $5.2 billion in Bitcoin transactions to ransomware

A new report from the Treasury ties the cryptocurrency to ransomware payments over a ten year period
18 Oct 2021
Microsoft mitigated 'largest ever' 2.4Tbps DDoS attack
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distributed denial of service (DDOS)

Microsoft mitigated 'largest ever' 2.4Tbps DDoS attack

The record-breaking attack targeted one of the company's European Azure customers in August
12 Oct 2021
TSMC vows not to share sensitive customer data following US request
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Policy & legislation

TSMC vows not to share sensitive customer data following US request

The Biden administration says the data would help alleviate bottlenecks in the semi conductor supply chain
7 Oct 2021
US Army selects Palantir to advance Capability Drop 2
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Data & insights

US Army selects Palantir to advance Capability Drop 2

Palantir’s Gotham platform will support the Army’s intelligence data fabric and analytics solution
6 Oct 2021
Tesla ordered to pay over $130m to former worker after racism lawsuit
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Careers & training

Tesla ordered to pay over $130m to former worker after racism lawsuit

A jury found the employee was subject to a racially hostile work environment
5 Oct 2021
Monzo withdraws US banking license application
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startups

Monzo withdraws US banking license application

The country's financial regulators reportedly told the UK fintech its application was unlikely to be approved
4 Oct 2021
US plans 30-nation meeting to address growing cyber crime threat
A team of security experts in a high tech office
cyber security

US plans 30-nation meeting to address growing cyber crime threat

Biden says the meeting will focus on the use of illicit cryptocurrency and securing supply chains
4 Oct 2021
Intel begins construction of two new chip factories in Arizona
Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger poses in earth-moving equipment in Arizona
components

Intel begins construction of two new chip factories in Arizona

The company is aiming to serve customers around the world and help stabilise the global semiconductor supply chain
27 Sep 2021
US Treasury sanctions crypto exchange over role in ransomware attacks
Cryptocyrrency stock markets
ransomware

US Treasury sanctions crypto exchange over role in ransomware attacks

The Suex exchange allegedly facilitated financial transactions for ransomware actors
22 Sep 2021
BlackMatter demands $5.9 million ransom from Iowa farm cooperative
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ransomware

BlackMatter demands $5.9 million ransom from Iowa farm cooperative

BlackMatter is demanding the ransom so the cooperative can unlock its systems right before the harvest season is set to begin
21 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
Salesforce offers to relocate employees out of Texas
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Policy & legislation

Salesforce offers to relocate employees out of Texas

The company told staff it will help them and their families leave the state if they are concerned about the ability to access reproductive care
13 Sep 2021