Interview: Cisco's security supremo on the Internet of Everything
Among his many responsibilities, Chris Young is the Cisco executive charged with leading its security challenge. Last week at Cisco Live! Australia, Vulture South talked to Young about securing the Internet of Everything.
Exposed: bizarre quantum sibling love triangle
University of Waterloo boffins have demonstrated a three-way quantum entanglement that shows quantum non-locality can work with more than two particles.*
Brace for extra patches, Oracle tells Australian users
Oracle has warned its Australian customers to brace for extra patches.
Michelle Obama speaks out against censorship ... in China
Michelle Obama veered away from the usual niceties of matrimonial diplomacy on Saturday by arguing in a speech at Peking University that internet freedom should be a universal right.
SECRET Apple-Comcast CONFAB BLAB: Movies streamed to TV? – report
Apple is reportedly in discussions that would see it create “... a streaming-television service that would use an Apple set-top box and get special treatment on Comcast's cables to ensure it bypasses congestion on the Web,” according to The Wall Street Journal.
Wearable tech for HORNY COWS: Biz slurps £3m for bovine arousal detectors
A firm which designs wearable tech for cows is celebrating after raising more than £3m to help fund its global expansion.
Turkey's farcical Twitter ban leads to SPIKE in tweets
The volume of messages sent Turkish Twitter users may have grown by over 130 per cent as users turn to a range of workarounds to circumvent a government banimposed late last week
Nokia gobble: Microsoft can't get free of red-tape bondage 'til April
Here's an eyebrow-raiser: Microsoft's general counsel and executive veep for legal and corporate affairs Brad Smith has roused himself late on Sunday evening to blog about the company's acquisition of Nokia.
TV sales PLUMMET. But no one's prepared to say what we all know
AnalysisTV sales are falling everywhere. It’s kind of official, but people are still prepared to argue about it. The number of LCD screens are being forecast to recover but no one is giving a reason why, as the number of TVs that they ship in, are definitely not rising.
Stop fiddling with your VMAX knobs or I'll chop your fingers off
StoragebodAn EMC systems engineer has written a blog post about the VMAX FAST VP array. While it's full of good advice, he unintentionally sums up everything that's wrong with VMAX today: the knobs.
How to Poo on a Date wins odd book title of the year
Getting a date is hard enough to begin with. So what happens if cruel nature calls when things are just starting to get romantic?
EU agrees to make documents available to support anti-cartel suits
Companies and individuals affected by cartel activity in Europe will gain access to vital documents to help sue for damages under new proposals which the European Commission says will ensure they "can obtain the evidence necessary to prove their claims".
Move over Microsoft: RealNetworks has a GOOGLE problem
Analysis“When you start a company that has good success, then you step away from it and it doesn’t continue on the trajectory you would like it to be on, your pride kicks in,” says RealNetworks chairman and interim chief executive Rob Glaser.
Middle England's allotments become metric battlefield
Imperial traditionalists have expressed dismay that allotments will henceforth be measured in metres, thereby ending a 600-year-old system of staking out municipal veg patches in poles.
EMC succession: You can't Tucci this
Joe Tucci’s time at the top of the EMC tree is not up for at least another two years, maybe more. Back in 2011/2012 there was a lot of attention paid to who would succeed him at the top of the EMC tree. All that has gone away.
Hey, Glasshole: That cool app? It has turned you into a SPY DRONE
Security researchers have created prototype Google Glass spyware that is capable of snooping on everything the user is looking at without tipping off victims that anything is amiss.
Storage weight-loss wonder Actifio slurps $100 million cash pot
File copy reduction startup Actifio has just been give $100m in a funding round to grow its business.
China demands answers from US after 'I spy on one little Huawei' report
China has demanded an explanation from the US government in the wake of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's latest leak, which claims that the agency was spying on telecoms firm Huawei.
What does people-centric IT mean, anyway?
People-centric visions of IT need to be broad-ranging, says Danny Bradbury. Now, don't bother him while he's trying to play Call of Duty: Ghosts.
Apple to switch HUMAN iPhone-juicer-fiddlers with ROBOTS – report
Apple is preparing to replace the worker drones on its iPhone battery production line with robot replacements.
EE...K: Why can't I uninstall carrier's sticky 'Free Games' app?
Do you have a Samsung Galaxy S4 on EE? Have you downloaded the Infomedia Free Games Widget? Is it on your phone? If the answer to the first question is “yes” then the answer to the third one is “probably”, regardless of what you said to question two. EE has done it for you. And if you do what it asks when you install it, it might be a security risk.
Cisco belches forth mighty intergobblenator CLOUD OF DOLLARS
Cisco is planning to spend $1bn over the next two years on its very own cloud computing service for corporate customers.
Big Yellow loses its head... again: Symantec, we need to talk
CommentSymantec recently fired Steve Bennett, its second CEO in two years. As a previous chairman of the board, Bennett was part of the team that shifted off the previous CEO. Apparently now, new blood is needed to "act aggressively to capture a growing share of this market," in the words of the new chief, Michael Brown.
Bletchley boffins go to battle again: You said WHAT about Colossus?
The National Museum of Computing has launched another bombing raid during its long war of attrition against the Bletchley Park Trust.
Zuckerberg, Musk and Fake Steve Jobs invest in secretive AI firm
Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg have become some of the latest investors in secretive artificial intelligence software firm Vicarious.
Miserly investors toss $11m at storage upstart Amplidata
Is this thin investment provisioning in action? Object storage startup Amplidata has had $11m chucked at it to grow the business – a relatively trifling amount.
Entry-level HP SAN array stoops to conquer small biz bods
Once upon a time, HP had an MSA entry-level SAN array line-up with MSA 1000 (2gig FC) and MSA p2000 (8gig FC, 10gig iSCSI, 6 gig SAS) products. Now again it has two MSA array products: the MSA 1040 and 2040 dual-controller array products.
AMD: Why we had to evacuate 276TB from Oracle DB to Hadoop
AMD has migrated terabytes of information from an Oracle Database installation to an Apache Hadoop stack, claiming Oracle's pricey software was suffering from scaling issues.
Google pulls SCHAFT out of military honeypot, sprays gold at bot team
The team behind SCHAFT, the best-built bot so far in the DARPA Robotics Challenge, will stop dipping into the $1m prize pot it was awarded by the US military – and will instead rely on funds from its new owner, Google.
It's 2014 and you can pwn a PC by opening a .RTF in Word, Outlook
Microsoft has warned its Word software is vulnerable to a newly discovered dangerous bug – which is being exploited right now in "limited, targeted attacks" in the wild. There is no patch available at this time.
Extortion racket borks Basecamp servers with 20Gbps web bombing
Users of Basecamp's project management software experienced an outage this morning, with more possible in the future, after the company was blown off the internet in a distributed denial-of-service attack when it refused to pay off crooks.
The plot to kill Google cloud: We'll rename Windows Azure to MICROSOFT Azure
Microsoft has devised a fresh strategy to distract customers from a raft of tempting offers by rivals – it's changing the name of its cloud computing service Windows Azure.
Australia's Internet Industry Association winds self up
Australia's Internet Industry Association is handing its members and regulatory functions to the Communications Alliance and will be wound up.