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Equifax hires Home Depot’s CISO to lead security turnaround

Equifax said Monday that it has appointed Jamil Farshchi as its new chief information security officer (CISO). The move comes as Equifax works to overhaul its security systems and cope with the ongoing fallout related to its 2017 data breach. techrepublic Here’s what developers really think about AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform providers lack adequate support resources for… Read more →

Skype can’t fix a nasty security bug without a massive code rewrite

(Image: File photo) A security flaw in Skype’s updater process can allow an attacker to gain system-level privileges to a vulnerable computer. The bug, if exploited, can escalate a local unprivileged user to the full “system” level rights — granting them access to every corner of the operating system. But Microsoft, which owns the voice- and video-calling service, said it… Read more →

SpaceX Falcon Heavy test: Sacrificing Teslas on the altar of progress and inspiration

(Image: SpaceX) My ZDNet Australia colleague, Chris Duckett, believes that last week’s SpaceX Falcon Heavy test launch was “excessively cheesy and tactless.” ​SpaceX plots 4,000 satellite constellation for home broadband SpaceX has revealed technical details of the constellation of satellites it wants to launch as an internet service provider (ISP) for the globe. Read More I don’t know what rocket… Read more →

Biggest Brazilian newspaper quits Facebook

Brazilian newspaper Folha de São Paulo has announced it will no longer post news stories to its Facebook page as a response to the company’s changes to the News Feed algorithm. Facebook prying: Watchdogs hit back on excessive harvesting of your data Amid concerns over Facebook’s use of tracking users with pixels, Belgium joins the Netherlands, France, and EC in… Read more →

​The most popular Linux desktop programs are…

Installing Linux on your PC is super easy – here’s how to do it I will show that it’s possible to install, configure, and use this Linux distribution with absolutely no command-line access. Read More Video: Barcelona: Bye Microsoft, hola Linux LinuxQuestions, one of the largest internet Linux groups with 550,000 members, has just posted the results from its latest… Read more →

Google releases Cloud TPU beta, GPU support for Kubernetes

The Google Cloud TPU delivers up to 180 teraflops of computing power. Google Cloud announced Monday that Cloud TPUs are available in beta on Google Cloud Platform. techrepublic Here’s what developers really think about AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform providers lack adequate support resources for developers. Read More Short for Tensor Processing Unit, TPU’s are designed for machine… Read more →

Oracle’s Hurd says 90 percent of enterprise apps will have integrated AI by 2020 as automation picks up

Oracle CEO Mark Hurd said his company is betting that more than half of enterprise data will be managed autonomously by 2020 and include a heavy dose of artificial intelligence. The outlook isn’t surprising given that Oracle just moved to expand its autonomous technology across its cloud portfolio. The aim is to use machine learning to make app and data… Read more →

Why cloud sync, not backup, worked better for business continuity during the hurricane

Video: NAS Wars 2017: Stress-testing the Synology DiskStation DS1817+ RAID We weren’t in Kansas anymore. Wait. Actually we were in Kansas. We weren’t in Florida anymore when my Apple Watch clanged with an urgent message. Because I was driving, I didn’t look at the watch. However, as soon as I could, I pulled off the road. The text message was… Read more →

There and back around again, DevOps should listen more to customers

Video: Doing DevOps: Tips for getting software development right “Digital transformation” may be as old as digits themselves. Part of the problem with good ideas in IT is that they tend to wind up melting into the big, broad pot of “digital transformation.” We set about this trip to isolate the true ideal of DevOps — as envisioned by a… Read more →

AMD Ryzen with Radeon Vega graphics will redefine desktop PCs

AMD Ryzen 5 2400G The first crop of AMD Ryzen “Raven Ridge” desktop APUs (Accelerated Processing Units) with Radeon Vega graphics are out, and they are good. Very good. See also: AMD EPYC powers new Dell EMC PowerEdge servers techrepublic Here’s what developers really think about AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform providers lack adequate support resources for developers…. Read more →

Robot density: A strange metric elegantly illustrates the revolution underway

A new report issued by the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) uses an appealing metric to track the surging global robotics market: Robot density. Not surprisingly, IFR researchers found there’s been a sharp uptick in global robot density, with an average of 74 units per 10,000 workers globally. That’s up from 66 units per 10,000 workers in 2015. Broken out… Read more →

UK government websites, ICO hijacked by cryptocurrency mining malware

Max Pixel A number of government websites in the UK, US, and Australia, including the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), have been compromised by cryptojacking malware. According to security researcher Scott Helme, over 4,000 websites have been affected. The security consultant was made aware of the scheme after another security expert, Ian Thornton-Trump, pointed out that the ICO’s website had… Read more →