Google publishes crypto mandate for Android 6.0
Google's put the issue of mandatory Android encryption back on the table, publishing a compatibility document that mandates it (with caveats) in Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Your one-minute guide to IBM's financial future – or just imagine a skier tumbling down a slope
Today, IBM is said to be the biggest technology services biz on Earth – and the only way is down.
Microsoft flicks switch for three Azure bit barns in India
Microsoft's Azure cloud services have a new region: India.
ITU rubber-stamps '3D' audio format
Big-screen TV fans – actually, vendors and media outfits – will be celebrating at the prospect of yet another audio standard.
Zombie iOS APIs used to slurp private data
Up to a million iOS users' Apple IDs and device serial numbers were harvested by a software development kit (SDK) that accessed so-called “private APIs”.
VMware adopts cloud-first-for-new-features vSphere update plan
Future releases of vSphere will include features that have previously debuted in VMware's cloud, vCloud Air.
Neutrino exploit kit attacks hit thousands of Magento shops
Researchers are warning of a bumbling but large campaign against Magento-powered ecommerce sites that is redirecting users to the Neutrino exploit kit.
Accidental homicide: how VoLTE kills old style call accounting
Korean and US telco researchers have sounded what's probably the first death-knell of voice calls, demonstrating a variety of problems – some fundamental – with how Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) works.
Sites cling to a million flawed, fading SHA-1 certificates: Netcraft
British security bod Paul Mutton says scores of websites including big ticket companies like Deloitte are among a million outfits using outdated and vulnerable SHA-1-coded certificates which researchers have recently badged deceased.
Our intuitive AI outperforms (most) puny humans, claims MIT
Traditionally computers are great at crunching numbers, but lousy at understanding what they mean. But a team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology thinks it's cracking that problem.
Lotus F1: 38°C? Sand in your Vblocks? Must be building a data center in Bahrain again
If you think your IT role is demanding, imagine needing to do a major install every couple of weeks. You only have a day to do it, you can't visit the site before, and it may be in incredibly hot, wet or dusty conditions.
Terror, terror everywhere: Call the filter police, there's a madman (or two) in town
AnalysisThe UK government routinely rips up its anti-extremism, counter-terror, extremism-terror, whatever strategy in favour of what Home Secretary Theresa May typically describes as an even tougher approach to thwart baddies who seek to do us harm.
At last, UK customers are buying PCs again
The Brit PC market showed signs of life in Q3, according to official stats from distributors – but the same could not be said for much of the rest of Western Europe.
openSUSE Leap: Middle ground between cutting edge and conservative
Linux distributions need to walk a fine line. On the one hand users want rock-solid foundations; this is why conservative distros like Debian have long ruled the server. But on the other hand, you want the most up-to-date apps on your desktop, hence the popularity of Ubuntu (rather than Debian) for laptops and PCs.
Hated Capita Contingent Labour One contract will be overhauled
The government's £2.5bn Capita-run Contingent Labour One framework – hated by suppliers and buyers alike – is to be overhauled by a "more equitable" Temporary Workers contract next year.
Infosec workers swipe Q-tip across 'net: Ew, there's Dridex on it
The Dridex banking botnet is continuing to show some signs of life even after a high-profile FBI-led disruption operation earlier this month.
Online pharmacy slapped with £130,000 fine for flogging customer data
Online pharmacy Pharmacy 2U has been slapped with a £130,000 fine by the Information Commissioner's Office for flogging customers to a marketing company without their consent.
Microsoft Azure now goes with Google's Go
Microsoft has added “experimental support” for the open-source Go programming language, developed by Google, on the Azure App Service, part of its cloud platform.
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NASA deep space scope serves up EPIC Earth snapshots
NASA has unveiled a portal serving daily images of Earth snapped by its Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR).
Cloud drives up growth in SAP's third quarter
Cloud was the fastest growing of all of SAP’s business lines in the last thee months.
Microsoft boss Satya Nadella is paid $18m – and would trouser $20m if sacked
Microsoft's chief exec Satya Nadella was awarded a big fat pay packet of $18m (£12m) for the company's last fiscal year.
That's gotta hurt: NASA suffers attack of the lame Orionids
A gloomy NASA isn't holding out much hope for a dazzling Orionid meteor shower display this week, as Earth passes through the debris trail of Halley's Comet.
WordPress blogger patch foot-drag nag: You're tempting hackers
Misconfigured and unpatched WordPress sites are causing a rash of problems both to themselves and the wider internet. In fact, this ever-present internet security threat has flared up again over the last week because of several new issues.
About that IBM hardware revenues dive: Blame storage, says CFO
IBM's storage hardware revenues declined by 19 per cent year-on-year in its third 2015 quarter, continuing a four-and-a-half year fall.
ARM floats power-sipping Mali-470 GPU for Internet of Things things
ARM has launched the Mali-470 GPU for Internet of Things (IoT) with - the firm claims - half the power consumption of the Mali-400.
Another go with MIPS IoT: Imagination unveils new Creator board
Imagination Technologies has announced the Creator Ci40, a development board for Internet of Things (IoT) projects, based on the MIPS interAptiv CPU.
SanDisk, we could make sweet flash music together, whispers WD
Western Digital is considering buying SanDisk for approximately $17-$18bn, with the companies already in advanced talks and a deal possible within weeks, according to Bloomberg, after speculation surfaced last week that SanDisk was in acquisition talks with both Micron and Western Digital. The potential deal price with WD is $80-$90/share.
The enterprise IT landscape: Five key ways it will change
BlogThe more IT managers (of which I'm one in my day job) I talk to, the more I head people wondering where IT will be going over the next five years. The times are, as a Mr. Zimmerman sang in 1964, a-changin': but what will be different? I reckon things will evolve in five key ways.
Virgin Media boss urges UK watchdogs not to pick wrong BT battle
Broadband World ForumVirgin Media CEO Tom Mockridge was – just like his peers in the ISP game – preoccupied with regulatory policy during a keynote speech at the Broadband World Forum on Tuesday.
Deutsche Telekom to file anti-Google EU antitrust charge – report
German telco Deutsche Telekom is to file an antitrust complaint with the European Commission against Google, according to the New York Times.
Thales buys Vormetric for $400m in major security biz push
Thales has put up $440m to acquire Vormetric, which develops data protection technology for physical, virtual and cloud infrastructures.
Google swallows your Docs bill from Microsoft, pitches for user familiarity
Google will swallow the cost of its online collaboration apps to harvest business users on Microsoft Office, a global sales bigwig has announced.
HTC's new One A9 will gulp Android updates days after Nexus mobes
HTC is pinning its comeback on better service, and cuddling up closer to Google.
Solidfire enters ninth circle of Dell, emerges clutching new blueprints
Solidfire has produced a networking-based reference architecture for vSphere using Dell kit.
AT&T, Verizon probed: 'No escape from biz broadband packages'
The FCC is probing AT&T and Verizon over claims the telcos are locking companies into expensive business broadband contracts.
Rogue Silk Road Fed starts 6.5-year stretch for nicking Bitcoins
A rogue US federal agent was jailed for 78 months on Monday after he stole Bitcoins during an investigation into the notorious Silk Road online black market.
NBN's good-to-go dates remain confidential
Bill Morrow, CEO of nbnTM, the organisation building Australia's national broadband network (NBN) has sparked a political storm over patch cables.
Millions of people forget to cancel Apple Music subscription
Apple has put out the first stats around its music subscription service and the end result is ... good start.
Not quite Facebook but need scale? Dell has a DSS server for you
Dell has launched four specialised DSS servers.
Western Digital's hard drive encryption is useless. Totally useless
The encryption systems used in Western Digital's portable hard drives are pretty pointless, according to new research. It appears anyone getting hold of the vulnerable devices can easily decrypt them.
We SC what you did there, Mikey: Dell emits top-end array, hyper-converged boxes
Dell has launched a flagship SC9000 Compellent array plus a more powerful XC hyper-converged system. It comes just days after Michael Dell launched a bid to buy EMC, which involves overlapping VNX array and ScaleIO hyper-converged products.
Yahoo! boss! Mayer! promises! shake-up! in! bid! to! save! her! job!
The latest effort to turn around internet stalwart Yahoo! appears to have stalled again with a disappointing earnings report.