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Trump’s national security strategy outlines ‘cyberspace’ goals

Trump signs an executive order earlier this year. (Image: file photo) President Donald Trump unveiled a national security strategy on Monday that highlights his administration’s “America First” approach to the world and foreign policy. The sprawling 68-page document touches on a number of national security concerns, including economic ties with China and the lethality of the US nuclear arsenal, as… Read more →

Facebook wants to rid of engagement bait with machine learning

Image: Facebook Facebook said Monday it’s working to rid of “engagement bait” posts — that ask for users to interact with likes, shares, and comments — with machine learning. Google’s war on fake news goes global: Search results now tagged ‘true’ or ‘false’ Google is rolling out fact-check labels in its news and search results to help users decide whether… Read more →

Kubernetes 1.9 brings beta support for Windows apps

Cloud TV How business leaders are embracing cloud services The cloud is disrupting traditional operating models for IT departments and entire organizations. Read More Video: Cloud computing: Is geography the next big challenge? Earlier this year, Kubernetes knocked off the last of its rivals and became the cloud container orchestration program. And, since Amazon Web Services (AWS) has adopted Kubernetes,… Read more →

Microsoft’s cloud Big Data service cuts prices up to 52 percent

Microsoft has decided to get down to business with HDInsight (HDI), its Azure cloud-hosted Big Data offering, based on Apache Hadoop, HBase, Spark, Storm, Kafka, Hive LLAP, and Microsoft R Server. Ostensibly, Microsoft previously considered its competition to be on-premises Hadoop implementations. But it now offers pricing that is far more competitive with Amazon Web Services‘ (AWS’) Elastic MapReduce (EMR),… Read more →

Great gadgets for the best last-minute holiday gifts

Hardware 20 awesome office gadgets and must-haves for right this minute Source Article from gadgets for the best last-minute holiday gifts blogs for ZDNetLatest blogs for ZDNet×144.png

Big data, crystal balls, and looking glasses: Reviewing 2017, predicting 2018

Let’s begin by getting the obvious out of the way: there’s no way we could accurately predict what is going to happen, and you should be very skeptical when people claim otherwise. Even when using data and advanced analysis techniques, there will always be bias and imperfection in the analyses. We admit to having a subjective point of view, but… Read more →

Hybrid transactional analytical processing

Data Management Insight Platforms as a Service Source Article from transactional analytical processing blogs for ZDNetLatest blogs for ZDNet×144.png

Insight Platforms as a Service

Data Management Streaming becomes mainstream Source Article from Platforms as a Service blogs for ZDNetLatest blogs for ZDNet×144.png

Microservices and the invasion of the identity entities

“Would you like to play a game?” asks the beige, boxy computer, with cheerfully glowing blue text in all-caps, vaguely like the Cheshire Cat with monochrome teeth. Matthew Broderick, once again playing the naïve adventurer, responds by dialing up global thermonuclear war, and ends up penetrating America’s missile defense network. Microsoft readies first developer preview of its new microservices Service… Read more →

Graphene tests cause for celebration in space experiments

Screenshot via YouTube | Graphene Flagship Researchers have cause for celebration as experiments utilizing graphene in zero-gravity environments have shown promise for the material in space. Collaborative efforts between the Graphene Flagship, the European Space Agency and educational establishments worldwide have resulted in graphene being used successfully in tests for space applications. Graphene, a thin layer of pure carbon, is… Read more →

Photos: Inside Apple, Facebook, Google, IBM’s frozen Nordic datacenters

Data Centers Take a peek inside ‘Europe’s most advanced datacenter’ Source Article from Inside Apple, Facebook, Google, IBM’s frozen Nordic datacenters blogs for ZDNetLatest blogs for ZDNet×144.png

UK firms ‘stockpile’ Bitcoin to pay off ransomware hackers

File Photo British companies are hoarding Bitcoin in order to pay off ransomware attacks capable of disrupting critical systems. A ransomware attack occurs once every 40 seconds. In Q1 2017, six out of every 10 malware payloads delivered to victims contained ransomware, which has the capability to lock PCs, encrypt drives and files, and then demand a ransom — usually… Read more →