What's HPE Next? Now it's unemployment for 'thousands' of staff
HPE kicked off its much-dreaded layoffs globally on Monday as part of its Next overhaul campaign.
WHOIS embarrassed about security? APNIC, after database leaks
Asia's internet numbers registry APNIC has apologised to network owners after a slip in its WHOIS database config leaked credentials, including weakly-hashed passwords.
Security pros' advice to consumers: 'We dunno, try 152 things'
A Google-conducted survey of 231 infosec pros worldwide has reaffirmed the industry's faith in strong passwords, and achieved consensus about nothing else.
Uber's revolting sexism, the movie
The blog post that lifted the lid on Uber's uber-sexist culture and led to the demise of founder Travis Kalanick might become a movie.
Google: We don't have a quantum computer yet, but we have a compiler
Google and rival Rigetti Computing have co-published what you could think of as an open source quantum compiler.
Curiosity rover gives Mars the middle finger, prepares to get drilling
PicsAfter an extensive summer of long, long, long-distance remote support by NASA engineers on Earth, it looks as though Curiosity on Mars is back in the drilling game.
AWS will be the last big cloud to add Skylake as Azure turns 'em on
Microsoft has announced its first Azure instances running Intel's Skylake silicon, a move that means Amazon Web Services will be the last of the big four clouds to run Intel's latest silicon.
Discover potholes in the information super-highway with this handy new tool (which itself just hit a roadblock)
Are we taking the internet for granted? And by "internet" we mean the actual global networks of computers that share vast quantities of information every second by using the same basic protocols.
How to make your HTML apps suck less, actually make some money
Chrome Dev SummitYour web apps probably suck, according to Google, but there are solutions if developers get progressive.
It's time to rebuild the world for robots
We redesigned the world for automobiles and now it's time to redesign it for robots.
AI might outsmart ITIL, make MTBF moot, says ServiceNow strategist
Artificial Intelligence might just make IT organisations look for new measures of their success and lead to a rethink of ITIL, according to ServiceNow's chief strategy officer Dave Wright.
'Drive-level server' startup pockets $5m to grow object storing biz
Five million dollars has just been stumped up to grow a startup making object storage drive-based servers.
HMRC's switch to AWS killed a small UK cloud business
ExclusiveUK cloud minnow DataCentred went under after HMRC – its largest customer – pulled the plug on a services contract in favour of a deal with Amazon, the corporation recently accused by MPs of tax avoidance.
Holds up Reduxio roadmap: What the cloud? Oh! It's a level 2 hybrid world
AnalysisReduxio's roadmap has it taking its HX/TimeOS array deeper into the hybrid cloud world, supporting application recoveries as well as VM ones, and adding faster array and data access.
Viasat: We're going to sue Ofcom over EU-wide airline Wi-Fi network
CommentSatellite broadband operator Viasat is telling the world it will sue UK comms watchgog Ofcom over recent changes to rival firm Inmarsat's licence allowing that company to build a vital part of a planned EU in-flight Wi-Fi network.
Oracle users meet behind closed doors: Psst – any licensing tips?
The UK’s Oracle user group is meeting today to discuss the murky world of licensing and software asset management.
Seagate's at it HAMR and tongs for growth as revenues shrivel again
Seagate's first quarter 2018 revenues sank 7 per cent year-on-year to $2.6bn, but the drive biz expects growth and is convinced its heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) tech will help that.
Tories spared fine after being told off by ICO for election telemarketing
Phone calls made on behalf of the Conservatives in the run-up to the UK general election "crossed the line" into unlawful direct marketing – but the party has escaped regulatory action.
Gotta have standards? Security boffins not API about bloated browsers
+CommentThe W3C introduces API standards that end up mostly unused, doing nothing more than loading up the code base with vulnerabilities.
Credit insurance tightens for geek shack Maplin Electronics
ExclusiveCredit insurers are cutting their exposure to geek emporium Maplin Electronics amid some reports of declining profit and wider concerns about old-school retailing.
IoT pushes Arm over the Edge: Mbed Cloud offers to grab gadget gateways
TechConKicking off its TechCon engineering conference today in Silicon Valley, Arm announced a couple of things: Internet-of-Things gateway wrangling code, and some security measures to potentially prevent secrets leaking electrically from chips.
Legacy kit, no antivirus, weak crypto. Yep. They're talking critical industrial networks
Traffic analysis on 375 industrial networks worldwide has confirmed the extent to which hackers target industrial control systems (ICS).
US DoJ eases gagging rules, Microsoft drops data slurp alert lawsuit
The US Department of Justice has limited its gagging policy that bans companies from alerting customers when their personal information is accessed by the Feds.
Hackers nip into celeb plastic surgery clinic, tuck away 'terabytes'
A plastic surgery clinic frequented by celebrities such as Katie Price has been targeted by hackers.
Brit cities overrun with middle-aged dronies, reckons survey
Most British drone fliers are old men knocking on for retirement, reckons a drone retailer that carried out a survey.
Neo4j moves up stack: Ahem. We're a graph company, not a graph database company
Graph database-flinger Neo4j has released a platform that adds analytics, data import and visualisation on top of its database.
UK financial regulator confirms it is probing Equifax mega-breach
UK financial service regulators have launched an investigation into Equifax over its handling of the recent mega-breach.
Feel the pension pot burn, Canadian DXCers
ExclusiveDXC Technologies Canada will match only half the pension contributions made by former HPE Enterprise Services staff in yet another dramatic expenses purge.
Watership downtime: BadRabbit encrypts Russian media, Ukraine transport hub PCs
UpdatedComputers at Russian media outlets and Ukraine's transport hubs were among Windows PCs infected and shut down today by another fast-spreading strain of ransomware.
nbn™ to use G.fast in late 2018, firstly in commercial premises
nbn™, the company building and operating Australia's national broadband network (NBN), has announced it will start using G.fast in 2018 and will eventually use it in fibre-to-the-node installations.
Hey, big vendor: Oracle, Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook blow even more cash on lobbying
American tech giants have ramped up the amount of cash they spend on lobbying US lawmakers to get their own way, yet again. As congressmen consider regulating organizations from Facebook to Google, and mull antitrust crackdowns against Amazon, said corporations have responded by flinging more dosh at the problem.
Coinhive hacked via old password to move manic miners' Monero into miscreants' pockets
Monero miner maker Coinhive was hacked so that websites using its code inadvertently redirected their generated cryptocurrency to miscreants – after the outfit forgot to change an old password.
Fake-news-monetizing machine Facebook lectures hacks on how not to write fake news that made it millions
Stung by accusations that it allowed its platform to be hijacked by Russian propagandists, and facing looming regulatory crackdowns, Facebook has decided to shift the spotlight onto journalists and lecture scribes on how not to write "fake news."
There's a battle on over two US spying laws: One allows snooping on citizens – one bans it
AnalysisA battle has broken out in US Congress over a controversial spying program.
Australia Bureau of Statistics may wind back internet usage data collection
The Australian Bureau of Statistics might discontinue the country's only authoritative survey about Internet users in Australia, as the cash-starved organisation prepares for another round of layoffs.