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The Ceph storage project gets a dedicated open-source foundation

November 12, 2018 at 08:00AM Ceph is an open source technology for distributed storage that gets very little public attention but that provides the underlying storage services for many of the world’s largest container and OpenStack deployments. It’s used by financial institutions like Bloomberg and Fidelity, cloud service providers like Rackspace and Linode, telcos like… Continue reading The Ceph storage project gets a dedicated open-source foundation

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Will you be getting a smart home spy for Christmas?

November 10, 2018 at 03:00PM Facebook, Google and Amazon are eager to get their new devices under your tree. But will they give away your privacy?If you’ve so far withstood the temptation to install a smart speaker in your home, worried about the potential privacy pitfalls and a bit embarrassed about the notion of chatting… Continue reading Will you be getting a smart home spy for Christmas?

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Bellew vs Usyk: Free streams of fight spreading on Facebook and Twitter pose hacking risk

November 09, 2018 at 07:06PM Cyber security experts tell The Independent how some links offering boxing fans a way to watch the fight live online may contain ransomware and other malware Bellew vs Usyk: Free streams of fight spreading on Facebook and Twitter pose hacking risk ...

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Datacoral raises $10M Series A for its data infrastructure service

November 08, 2018 at 04:00PM Datacoral aims to make it easier for enterprises to build data products by abstracting away all of the complex infrastructure to organize and process data. The company today announced that it has raised a $10 million Series A financing round led by Madrona Venture Group, with participation from Social Capital,… Continue reading Datacoral raises $10M Series A for its data infrastructure service

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Facebook delays identity checks on UK political advertisers

November 07, 2018 at 01:37PM Exclusive: Social network says it is improving process to stop abuse of disclaimer systemFacebook is delaying its plans to require British political advertisers to verify their identity, the Guardian can reveal, after a spate of failures on the part of the company to vet disclosers in the UK and US.The… Continue reading Facebook delays identity checks on UK political advertisers

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Pressure grows on Zuckerberg to attend Facebook committee hearing

November 07, 2018 at 11:49AM Australia, Argentina and Ireland join UK and Canada in urging Facebook CEO to give evidence to parliamentsParliamentary committees from five countries have called for Facebook’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, to appear in front of a joint hearing on online disinformation.Committee chairs from Australia, Argentina and Ireland joined the call on… Continue reading Pressure grows on Zuckerberg to attend Facebook committee hearing

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EU stumbles in plan to levy 3% digital tax on major firms

November 06, 2018 at 06:29PM Agreement to take action against companies such as Facebook and Google runs into oppositionA European Union plan to tax Google, Facebook and other internet firms risks failure after a handful of member states announced their opposition.EU countries are studying proposals to levy a 3% tax on big internet companies that… Continue reading EU stumbles in plan to levy 3% digital tax on major firms

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Midterm election: Facebook removes 115 accounts over ‘suspicious behaviour’ linked to US vote

November 06, 2018 at 11:38AM Thirty Facebook accounts and 85 Instagram accounts suspected of 'coordinated inauthentic behaviour' Midterm election: Facebook removes 115 accounts over 'suspicious behaviour' linked to US vote ...

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Facebook admits it has not done enough to quell hate in Myanmar

November 06, 2018 at 03:25AM Report commissioned by internet giant finds the company failed to stop platform being used to incite violenceFacebook has said a human rights report it commissioned on its presence in Myanmar showed it had not done enough to prevent its social network from being used to incite violence.The report by San… Continue reading Facebook admits it has not done enough to quell hate in Myanmar

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Neo-Nazis benefiting from dramatic rise in racist websites to spread hate and incite violence, UN warns

November 01, 2018 at 08:07PM Attacks on Jewish, LGBT and disabled groups thriving online, warns special rapporteur Neo-Nazis benefiting from dramatic rise in racist websites to spread hate and incite violence, UN warns ...

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Rockset launches out of stealth with $21.5 M investment

November 01, 2018 at 03:17PM Rockset, a startup that came out of stealth today, announced $21.5M in previous funding and the launch of its new data platform that is designed to simplify much of the processing to get to querying and application building faster. As for the funding, it includes $3 million in seed money… Continue reading Rockset launches out of stealth with $21.5 M investment

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Neo4j nabs $80M Series E as graph database tech flourishes

November 01, 2018 at 11:00AM Neo4j has helped popularize the graph database. Today it was rewarded with an $80 million Series E to bring their products to a wider market in what could be the company’s last private fundraise. The round was led by One Peak Partners and Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital with participation from… Continue reading Neo4j nabs $80M Series E as graph database tech flourishes

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Is a 128GB SSD big enough for Windows 10?

November 01, 2018 at 11:13AM Hilary wants to upgrade to a 15.6in laptop with a 256GB SSD, but they are too expensive. Would a smaller drive be OK?I need to replace an old 15.6in Acer Aspire laptop with a Core i3 processor. I want to go down the SSD route, but do I need 128GB… Continue reading Is a 128GB SSD big enough for Windows 10?

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Tim Berners-Lee says tech giants may have to be broken up

November 01, 2018 at 07:53AM ‘Father of Web’ disappointed with state of the internet and says big Silicon Valley companies have too much cloutTech giants such as Facebook and Google have grown so dominant they may need to be broken up, unless challengers or changes in taste reduce their clout, the inventor of the world… Continue reading Tim Berners-Lee says tech giants may have to be broken up

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UK and Canada unite to demand Mark Zuckerberg answers questions

October 31, 2018 at 12:11PM Joint hearing will try to force Facebook chief to appear over Cambridge Analytica scandalThe UK and Canadian parliaments are joining forces in an attempt to force Mark Zuckerberg to answer their questions over Facebook’s role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.The House of Commons digital, culture, media and sport select committee… Continue reading UK and Canada unite to demand Mark Zuckerberg answers questions