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Brexit: UK will be disconnected from EU databases after 2020

The UK will be locked out of European Union databases once the Brexit transition period ends – but the UK is hoping a data adequacy decision will be adopted by the end of 2020. The Withdrawal Agreement (PDF), published late last night and testing printers across the nation this morning, runs to almost 600 pages and has led to …
Rebecca Hill, 15 Nov 2018
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Watchdog slams political data slurpers' 'disturbing disregard' for voters' privacy

Cambridge Analytica, Facebook, universities and political parties are all in the dog house as the UK's data protection watchdog condemned a "disturbing disregard" for personal privacy across the system. 50 of your British pounds. Photo by Shutterstock ICO poised to fine Leave campaign and Arron Banks’ insurance biz £135,000 …
Rebecca Hill, 7 Nov 2018
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Graph database biz Neo4j doubles total funding courtesy of $80m E-series splurge

Graph database-flinger Neo4J has doubled its total funding after bagging $80m in E-round funding. The biz, which is headquartered in Silicon Valley but has strong links to Europe via Swedish founder and CEO Emil Eifrem, launched in 2007. To date, the most it has pulled in during a single funding round is £36m, having raised a …
Rebecca Hill, 1 Nov 2018
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Thought Patch Tuesday was a load? You gotta check out this Oracle mega-advisory, then

Oracle has released a wide-ranging security update to address more than 300 CVE-listed vulnerabilities in its various enterprise products. The October release covers the gamut of Oracle's offerings, including its flagship Database, E-Business Suite, and Fusion Middleware packages. For Database, the update addresses a total of …
Shaun Nichols, 16 Oct 2018
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What could be more embarrassing for a Russian spy: Their info splashed online – or that they drive a Lada?

It has been a busy week for Russian military intelligence – and it's about to get busier. A database search of car registrations appears to have outed more than 300 GRU agents. Following Thursday's report from Dutch and British authorities of a thwarted hacking attack involving four Russian nationals alleged to be officers in …
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Civil rights group Liberty walks out on British cops' database consultation

The UK Home Office's alleged indifference towards civil rights groups' concerns over the creation of a mammoth policing database has caused Liberty to ditch the government-run consultation group on the project. The Home Office is planning to replace the creaky Police National Computer (PNC) and Police National Database (PND) …
Rebecca Hill, 2 Oct 2018
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Effortful, tiresome, laborious: Couchbase says latest data platform release can sack off ETL

NoSQL database biz Couchbase has promised administrators its latest release will allow them to ditch the laborious extract, transform and load (ETL) process, and analyse info directly from the database. Couchbase Server 6.0, announced today at the firm's Connect conference and due for general availability in Q4 of 2018, is the …
Rebecca Hill, 19 Sep 2018
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Cloudera and MongoDB execs: Time is running out for legacy vendors

"Antipathy" towards legacy database vendors is at an all-time high because Internet of Things data is arriving too fast for them to handle – so say execs at two competitors that went public last year. Both Cloudera and MongoDB released positive results for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 yesterday. For the three months to …
Rebecca Hill, 6 Sep 2018
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Oracle: Run, don't walk, to patch this critical Database takeover bug

Oracle is advising customers to update their database software following the discovery and disclosure of a critical remote code execution vulnerability. The flaw, dubbed CVE-2018-3110 was given a CVSS base score of 9.9 (out of 10) and Oracle warns that successful exploit of the bug "can result in complete compromise of the …
Shaun Nichols, 14 Aug 2018
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Oracle puts release of new freebie mini-database on ice to work out kinks

Oracle has pushed back the express edition of its 18c database until October. The latest version of Oracle Database XE was due to come out with the next quarterly release update of Big Red's new 18c database this summer. However, product manager Gerald Venzl said this week that Oracle Database 18c XE will be delayed until …
Rebecca Hill, 26 Jul 2018
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Oracle Database 18: Now in downloadable Linux flavour

Oracle Database 18 is now available for on-prem download on Linux, according to a talkative senior Oracle chap. Oracle corporate HQ Oracle: Think our DB sales are great now? Wait until we actually get the new product out... READ MORE Mike Dietrich, Big Red's master product manager for upgrades and migrations, said users can …
Gareth Corfield, 25 Jul 2018
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MongoDB turns on, tunes in, drops ACID and goes mobile

Document database biz MongoDB is aiming to be all things to all people as it continues to court the enterprise and move up the stack, offering a mobile product, ACID compliance and global clusters. The latest raft of announcements, made at the 10-year-old firm's annual gabfest in New York, are part of efforts to win over both …
Rebecca Hill, 27 Jun 2018
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National ID cards might not mean much when up against incompetence of the UK Home Office

The Windrush immigration papers scandal barred Caribbean-born Britons from public services and in some cases deported them because they lacked sufficient documentation. The scandal claimed Amber Rudd's job as Home Secretary. Her replacement, Sajid Javid, is working to sort out the mess. Two of Javid's predecessors, Charles …
SA Mathieson, 19 Jun 2018
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Cloudera, MongoD: Still digitally transforming biz. Still losing money

Open source data software slinger Cloudera drastically slashed net losses in the first quarter of its fiscal new year but only after hacking away at a string of company expenses from R&D to staff costs. Financials for the three-month period ended 30 April 2018 showed a 29 per cent upward swing in sales to $102.7m with both …
Paul Kunert, 7 Jun 2018
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Extract, transform, load? More like extremely tough to load, amirite?

Data integration has been an IT challenge for decades. Long before cloud, even before client server. Back then, though, it was relatively simple – you were working with systems of record, desktop databases and business systems. Today, it's not so simple. We exchange information about virtually everything from science to retail …
Trevor Pott, 4 Jun 2018
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Oracle nemesis MariaDB tries to lure enterprise folk with TX 3.0

Open-source database biz MariaDB has upped the ante in its war against Oracle, promising enterprise customers better compatibility with – and easier migration from – Big Red. The Finnish firm's latest offering, MariaDB TX 3.0, released for GA today, extends the number of use cases to include temporal processing and advanced …
Rebecca Hill, 24 May 2018
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Microsoft and boffins cook up hardware-secured database

At the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy in San Francisco, Calif., this week, researchers from Imperial College London and Microsoft presented an experimental database engine called EnclaveDB that aims to keep data and database queries secure even when the host system has been compromised. As described in a research paper …
Thomas Claburn, 24 May 2018
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Scrap London cops' 'racially biased' gang database – campaigners

The database London cops use to rank people's likelihood of gang-related violence is racially biased, a campaign group has said. In a report (PDF) published today, Amnesty International said the Gangs Violence Matrix, set up by the Metropolitan Police in 2012, was not fit for purpose and needs to be dismantled. The group said …
Rebecca Hill, 9 May 2018

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