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AWS’ Amplify Studio is now generally available 
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Development

AWS’ Amplify Studio is now generally available 

The low-code visual development service adds to AWS’ Amplify toolkit for building full-stack web and mobile applications
22 Apr 2022
TSMC founder brands Intel’s US expansion plans an ‘exercise in futility’
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TSMC founder brands Intel’s US expansion plans an ‘exercise in futility’

The US doesn’t have the fabrication talent pool to successfully grow its chipmaking capabilities, Morris Chang suggests
22 Apr 2022
Google to invest $9.5 billion in US offices and data centres this year
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data centres

Google to invest $9.5 billion in US offices and data centres this year

This is a step up from the $7 billion it pledged to invest in the country last year
13 Apr 2022
Microsoft allegedly fired whistleblower for exposing company corruption
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Policy & legislation

Microsoft allegedly fired whistleblower for exposing company corruption

The whistleblower estimates that a minimum of $200 million each year goes to Microsoft employees, partners, and government employees
28 Mar 2022
US senators urge Labor Department to drop facial recognition
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privacy

US senators urge Labor Department to drop facial recognition

In half of US states, workers filing for unemployed insurance must create an account with ID.me
16 Feb 2022
US charges China’s Hytera with conspiring to steal technology
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Network & Internet

US charges China’s Hytera with conspiring to steal technology

The Chinese telecommunications company allegedly recruited Motorola’s employees to steal its trade secrets
8 Feb 2022
Google accused of 'deceptive' location tracking in fresh US lawsuit
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Policy & legislation

Google accused of 'deceptive' location tracking in fresh US lawsuit

The tech giant said the case is based on inaccurate claims and outdated assertions about its settings
25 Jan 2022
Federal Reserve warns foreign centralised digital currencies could decrease global use of dollar
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digital currency

Federal Reserve warns foreign centralised digital currencies could decrease global use of dollar

New report argues CBDCs could level the playing field for private sector innovation but that network security remains a significant challenge
21 Jan 2022
Singapore and Madrid named biggest movers in latest data centre rankings
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data centres

Singapore and Madrid named biggest movers in latest data centre rankings

However Singapore remains one of the most expensive places to buy data centre land in the world
20 Jan 2022
US airlines warn of “catastrophic” crisis days before 5G rollout
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5G

US airlines warn of “catastrophic” crisis days before 5G rollout

The companies have warned that the harm from 5G deployment is substantially worse than originally anticipated
18 Jan 2022
US delays 5G rollout over aviation safety concerns
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5G

US delays 5G rollout over aviation safety concerns

The new tech has been delayed following concerns from the aviation industry around the C-Band 5G spectrum
4 Jan 2022
HPE wins contract for Kestrel supercomputer with US renewable energy lab
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high-performance computing (HPC)

HPE wins contract for Kestrel supercomputer with US renewable energy lab

The company will support the organisation’s research and development into planning for future energy systems
2 Dec 2021
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