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New tech leads to evolving dev styles as software-defined systems keep pace

In the days of old, infrastructure was about hardware. Big, expensive boxes humming away in a very cold room somewhere. Today’s technology is about software, mobility, options and simplicity. And open-source software is a vital part of this new way of computing. Show More Summary

Equifax breach, profit pressures squeeze open-source community, says Signal coder

The open-source community may be headed toward a major turning point, thanks to a security breach of epic scale. When news broke this month that the personal credit records, including names, birthdates, Social Security Numbers and home addresses of 143 million people had been breached at the credit rating bureau Equifax Inc., there was outrage. Show More Summary

Google Chrome will ditch annoying autoplay videos in January

Somehow web designers have still not learned that autoplay videos are almost universally hated by users, but Google Inc. seems to have finally caught on—well, mostly. Google announced today that an upcoming update to Chrome will block autoplay videos unless they meet specific requirements that make them less irritating. Show More Summary

SETL launches blockchain platform for European fund record-keeping

London-based multi-asset, multi-currency institutional blockchain settlement system developer SETL Development Ltd. announced the launch of a pan-European fund record-keeping platform today. The platform, named IZNES, represents a collaboration...Show More Summary

Kubernetes, containers help mainstream open-source software

Open-source software is now a key part of the tech world. In fact, open-source offerings have matched proprietary software through a combination of enthusiastic developers, guiding organizations and shared standards. This trend is especially visible in the world of containers. Show More Summary

Facebook becomes yet another tech giant with an AI lab in Montreal

Facebook Inc. announced today the launch of a new Facebook AI Research lab in Montreal, making the social media giant one of several major tech companies to open an artificial intelligence lab in the Canadian city. “Montreal alreadyShow More Summary

Uber used ‘Greyball’ software to evade regulators in Portland

Uber Technologies Inc. has plenty of legal battles to go around, but this week one battle came to an end as Portland Commissioner Dan Saltzman determined that the ride-hailing company used its “Greyball” software to evade regulators, Reuters reported. Show More Summary

Google and Spotify open-source a new cloud security toolkit

In the past six months, there have been two high-profile cases of companies storing sensitive data on cloud servers that were inadvertently exposed to the outside world. Google Inc. is looking to help customers of its infrastructure-as-a-service platform avoid making the same mistake. Show More Summary

Uber found guilty of using ‘Greyball’ software to evade regulators

Uber Technologies Inc. has plenty of legal battles to go around, but this week one battle came to an end as a Portland judge found the ride sharing company guilty of using its “Greyball” software to evade regulators, Reuters reports....Show More Summary

How to use Snapchat’s new AR feature: 3D Bitmoji World Lenses

Snapchat’s latest update brings three-dimensional Bitmojis to the apps World Lenses feature. Bitmoji World Lenses will work the same way as Snapchat’s popular dancing hotdog, which Evan Spiegel, chief executive officer and co-founder...Show More Summary

New South Park episode takes on the rise of smart home devices

Spoilers ahead. In a return to form after a dismal 20th season, South Park returned to screens Wednesday with an episode that parodied home renovation shows, racism but more importantly the rise of smart home devices. The episode, titled...Show More Summary

Facebook allowed advertisers to target ‘Jew Haters’ and fans of Hitler

It’s common knowledge that advertisers can find niche target audiences on Facebook, but a recent investigation found some of those advertisers could use hate speech terms including “Jew Hater” to reach hate groups and sympathizers. An...Show More Summary

FTC launches investigation into Equifax hack as expert predicts doom for the company

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has launched an investigation into the hack of consumer credit reporting agency Equifax Inc. as an expert has predicted that the company itself may not survive the fall out. The investigation, confirmed...Show More Summary

Amazon beefs up EC2 instances for SAP HANA in-memory databases

Amazon Web Services is touting new server instances for customers running data-intensive in-memory databases such as SAP SE’s HANA platform on its cloud. The new EC2 instances come with 4 terabytes of dedicated DDR4 memory. They’re currently available in Amazon’s U.S. Show More Summary

Massive Android malware outbreak detected in the Google Play app store

Less than a day after a report from RiskIQ Inc. found that app stores fail at providing protection to consumers, Google Play has proved its second place spot on the dangerous list in a massive new Android app malware outbreak. FirstShow More Summary

Major bitcoin exchange in China announces closure following outright ban

The price of bitcoin has plummeted after BTC China, more commonly known as BTCC and world’s oldest exchange announced Thursday that it was ceasing trading in China due to the Chinese government’s ongoing crackdown on all things crypto. Show More Summary

Microsoft unveils new cloud security services, GUI tools

Microsoft Corp. on Thursday unveiled a new set of services called Azure Confidential Computing that’s designed to bolster the security of its public cloud service. Separately, the company is also planning to lift the lid on a preview...Show More Summary

Lyft & Uber eye new investment funds from Google & SoftBank

Ride-hailing companies Lyft Inc. and Uber Technologies Inc. are said to be on the verge of landing significant funding rounds, led by Google Inc.’s parent company Alphabet Inc., and Japanese technology giant SoftBank Group Corp. The biggest surprise is Lyft’s funding. Show More Summary

Cloud surge drives strong Oracle earnings but outlook puts the brakes on shares

Cloud revenue growth drove strong first-quarter earnings at Oracle Corp. with revenue of $9.2 billion and earnings per share of 62 cents both surpassing analyst expectations. But the database and business software giant’s guidance for the second quarter of its fiscal 2018 appeared to disappoint investors. Show More Summary

CenturyLink hopes acquisition, VMware deal will strengthen enterprise appeal

If telecom giant CenturyLink Inc.’s proposed acquisition of fiber networking provider Level 3 gains final approval, it will give the company a new set of products to sell to enterprise customers and will fit nicely with its strategy to be a major multicloud network provider. Show More Summary

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