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Oracle tells tales about Google data slurps to Australian regulator

Oracle has “provided information … about Google services” to Australian regulators. News Limited organs in Australia on Monday reported that Oracle staffers travelled to Australia to present at the Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC’s) Digital platforms inquiry. That inquiry will “look at the effect that digital …
Simon Sharwood, 14 May 2018

Oracle-botherer Rimini Street cuddles up to Salesforce

Oracle third-party support slinger Rimini Street has added Salesforce to its portfolio, which isn't going to ease any tension that still exists with Larry Ellison's lot following a protracted court battle. Las Vegas-based Rimini will offer support for Salesforce Sales Cloud and Service Cloud, adding to existing maintenance …
Rebecca Hill, 11 May 2018

Hurry up patching those Oracle bugs: Attackers aren't waiting

Security experts are advising administrators to hurry up installing Oracle patches after finding that attackers are quick to target their vulnerabilities. The SANS Institute issued a warning after one of its honeypot systems was targeted by exploits of the CVE-2018-2628 remote code execution flaw in WebLogic just hours after …
Shaun Nichols, 3 May 2018
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Oracle Access Manager is a terrible doorman: Get patching this bug

A security vulnerability in Oracle Access Manager leaves the network authentication tool leaning more toward "access" than "manager." The flaw, classified as CVE-2018-2879, can be exploited by a remote attacker to bypass an Oracle Access Manager (OAM) authentication screen and, in the process, take over the account of any user …
Shaun Nichols, 3 May 2018

US techies: We want to see Pentagon's defence of winner-takes-all cloud contract

The Pentagon's decision to hand a multibillion-dollar cloud contract to one vendor has come under renewed scrutiny, after an industry group urged Congress to make public the department's reports on the proposals. The IT Alliance for Public Sector wrote to the House Armed Services Committee this week to voice concerns about the …
Rebecca Hill, 2 May 2018
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Umm, Oracle – about that patch? It might not be very sticky ...

Earlier this month, Oracle patched a critical vulnerability in its WebLogic server – but someone identifying himself as an Alibaba security researcher reckons Big Red botched the patch. The bug in question was fixed in Oracle's 254-strong quarterly patch-fest that was headlined by Java and Spectre fixes. Tucked way down on …
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Oracle snaffles 'don't seat us next to that smelly brand' Brit adtech firm Grapeshot

Oracle has bought a UK biz that claims to help firms avoid putting their ads next to dodgy images or content – just as the marketing tech industry faces increased scrutiny and uncertainty. The acquisition of Cambridge-based Grapeshot, which in 2016 had a turnover of £9m but operating losses of almost £2m, comes amid ad …
Rebecca Hill, 25 Apr 2018
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Oracle pledges annual Solaris updates for you to install each summer

Oracle will deliver “update releases” of Solaris every northern Summer, under a new plan it revealed this week along with news of the Solaris 11.4 beta and a hurry-along for users of old Sun hardware. In a post detailing “minor changes” to its release schedule, Scott Lynn, director of product management for Oracle Linux and …
Simon Sharwood, 20 Apr 2018
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Oracle whips out the swatter, squishes 254 security bugs in its gear

Oracle this week emitted its April security update, addressing a total of 254 security vulnerabilities across dozens of products. Among the more noteworthy patches is a fix for lingering Spectre-related vulnerabilities in Solaris systems – specifically, CVE-2017-5753, also known as Spectre variant 1. Oracle had mitigated most …
Shaun Nichols, 19 Apr 2018
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Oracle demands dev tear down iOS app that has 'JavaScript' in its name

Oracle, claims developer Zhongmin Steven Guo, has demanded that Apple remove an app he created because it contains the trademarked term "JavaScript." The app in question, published by Guo's Tyanya Software LLC – which appears to be more a liability shield than a thriving software business – is titled "HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, …
Thomas Claburn, 18 Apr 2018
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Pentagon sticks to its guns: Yep, we're going with a single cloud services provider

The US Department of Defense (DoD) still intends to choose just one vendor for its multibillion-dollar cloud contract – amid complaints from Oracle's co-CEO that such a plan "makes no sense". The Pentagon made waves last month when it published a draft proposal document calling for just one cloud services provider to run the …
Rebecca Hill, 17 Apr 2018

SAP okays Java EE being Eclipsed, six months after Oracle's announcement

SAP has revealed its attitude to Oracle’s decision to let go of Java EE and have it tended by the Eclipse Foundation. SAP’s position is simple: it’s cool with it. “The announcement of Oracle to handover stewardship of Java EE to the Eclipse foundation is a forward-looking process targeting future releases of the technology …
Simon Sharwood, 17 Apr 2018

Lights, camera, Actian! Open-source database biz sold for $300m

HCL Technologies and Sumeru Equity Partners have slurped privately-owned database (DB) supplier Actian for $330m from current owner Garnett Helfrich Capital. Indian-based IT services biz HCL, will own 80 per cent ($264mn) of Actian with SEP having the other 20 per cent ($66m). Actian will operate as a separate entity, led by …
Chris Mellor, 13 Apr 2018
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Google's not-Linux OS documentation cracks box open at last

Google has publicly revealed more files documenting its Fuchsia operating system. The last time we updated readers on the OS it needed fair amount of work to get going. Now, Google has decided it's time it gave the world something more informative than a bunch of Git-managed open-source code, and this week published what it …

Terix boss thrown in the cooler for TWO years for peddling pirated Oracle firmware, code patches

A California bloke who operated an unlicensed Oracle support company has been sentenced to 24 months in prison. Bernd Appleby, former CEO of Terix, an IT support company, was sent down after pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. He will also serve two years of supervised release. Appleby's co- …
Shaun Nichols, 6 Apr 2018
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'Extreme, unnecessary, overheated': US judge slams Oracle salvo in HPE Solaris squabble

A US judge has slammed Oracle for using "extreme, unnecessary, overheated rhetoric" in its latest submission in an ongoing court battle with HPE. Elizabeth Laporte, US magistrate judge in the court of the Northern District of California, this week issued an order (PDF) admonishing Big Red for its "tit for tat" retaliation in …
Rebecca Hill, 6 Apr 2018
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Donald Trump whines and dines Oracle co-CEO Catz – reports

Oracle’s co-CEO Safra Catz was reportedly set to enjoy a slap-up meal with US president mop-haired windbag Donald Trump last night, giving the pair a chance to compare Amazon-bashing notes. The evening was, according to Bloomberg, also going to involve Peter Thiel, founder of CIA-backed data analytics biz Palantir, making it …
Rebecca Hill, 4 Apr 2018
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Happy as Larry: Why Oracle won the Google Java Android case

Comment One piece of paper. Just one lousy piece of paper. That's the difference between success and a potential $8.8bn payout. Google's lucky streak finally ran out this week. Its defense for using Oracle's copyrighted Java code in Android – without paying the database giant a penny in royalties – collapsed in a US Federal appeals …
Andrew Orlowski, 29 Mar 2018

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