Kaspersky files antitrust complaint against Apple in Russia

Logo: Kaspersky Lab // Composition: ZDNet Russian cyber-security firm Kaspersky Lab filed today an antitrust complaint against Apple with Russian authorities in regards to the OS maker’s monopolistic grip over its official App Store. Kaspersky claims that Apple used its power over the App Store and the entire iOS app ecosystem to force its engineers into removing two features from… Read more →

SAP adds more intelligent capabilities to Analytics Cloud

SAP on Tuesday announced enhancements to the SAP Analytics Cloud, including new smart analytics features, collaborative enterprise planning features and the addition of new data sources. The new features come as other cloud application competitors like Oracle add their own intelligent capabilities with the promise of smoother workflows and more data-driven insights.  With the latest updates, users can ask questions… Read more →

Google announces Stadia game streaming platform

Image: Livestream screengrab At the 2019 Game Developers Conference today in San Francisco, Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced Stadia, a new game streaming service that the company hopes will revolutionize the way people play games. According to Pichai, the service will let gamers play top-tier without the need to buy and own expensive computers or dedicated gaming consoles. All games… Read more →

Some Windows 7, 8.1 users reporting Security Essentials and Windows Defender problems

Credit: MJF A number of Windows 7 and 8.1 users are encountering problems with Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Defender. Users are seeing their automatic anti-malware protection turned off without their knowledge and are seeing out-of-date virus definitions. The problem is happening with some, but not all, users for the past several hours. Windows 10 users don’t seem to be… Read more →

Severe security bug found in popular PHP library for creating PDF files

A security researcher has found a severe security flaw in one of the internet’s most popular PHP libraries for creating PDF files. The vulnerability impacts TCPDF, one of the “big three” PHP libraries –together with mPDF and FPDF– for converting HTML code to PDF docs or assembling PDF files on the fly. The security flaw can be exploited by an… Read more →

Boeing 737 Max: Software patches can only do so much

Officials say there are “clear similarities” between two crashes involving Boeing 737 Max 8 planes Investigators are trying to determine what happened when an Ethiopian Airlines airplane crashed. Now they say there are “similarities” with another disaster. CBS News transportation correspondent Kris Van Cleave joined “CBSN AM” to discuss. Last week, a Boeing 737 series “MAX 8″ airliner, operated by… Read more →

Instagram launches in-app checkout capability

Instagram announced on Tuesday that it’s launching a new in-app checkout capability in closed beta that will let users buy products directly from the Instagram app. Aptly named Checkout on Instagram, the feature will let users buy, track and manage purchases directly within Instagram. The feature also lets Instagram users save their payment information and includes support for Visa, Mastercard,… Read more →

Aluminum producer switches to manual operations after ‘extensive cyber-attack’

Norsk Hydro, one of the world’s largest aluminium producers, revealed today that it “became victim of an extensive cyber-attack” that crippled some of its infrastructure and forced it to switch to manual operations in some smelting locations. “Hydro became victim of an extensive cyber-attack in the early hours of Tuesday (CET), impacting operations in several of the company’s business areas,”… Read more →

EU government websites infested with third-party adtech scripts

Apple CEO: US should copy EU data rules Tim Cook calls on the US to introduce equivalent laws to Europe’s GDPR privacy regulations. Read more: https://zd.net/2OJ9phI We almost expect it from them now — the tech giants of today, such as Google and Facebook, and their quest to elicit any shred of useful information from us to generate ad-based… Read more →

Greenplum 6 ventures outside the analytic box

It’s about six months early, but Pivotal is talking about Greenplum version 6. It’s a milestone release, as v6 is the one that will finally put the Greenplum database in full sync with the open source PostgreSQL trunk. And in turn, that has freed the development team to spread its wings to cover ground outside Greenplum’s traditional MPP analytics footprint…. Read more →

Oracle updates cloud applications as SaaS sales builds momentum

Oracle on Tuesday announced improvements to its suite of cloud applications, including the Oracle ERP Cloud, HCM Cloud, SCM Cloud and CX Cloud. With these updates, Oracle’s customers will see more sophisticated functionality, including more machine learning-powered features. The enahncements are being announced at the Modern Business Experience conference, where Oracle will showcase the wide variety of customers using its… Read more →