And that's just the second surprise. The standards bods also want to call out fake news
David “Doc” Searls, co-author of 1999's cyber-utopian document The Cluetrain Manifesto, has persuaded the IEEE to launch one of two new IEEE projects seeking to inject a dose of ethics into the world of tech.…
Fujifilm delivers another stylish mirrorless camera for the phone-camera-doesn't-cut-it-anymore set.
A soft serve this week for hungry net admins
Juniper Networks announced a tie-up with Red Hat integrating Red Hats OpenShift Container Platform and OpenStack Platform into Juniper's Contrail Enterprise Multicloud.…
Smaller feet, more monitoring, better interoperability
The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) has dropped the latest iteration of its open source management and orchestration (OS MANO, or OSM) environment.…
The gun appears to be channeling the powers of the mystic plane in real life. How the heck?
The New York Times reported this evening that Apple entered into a partnership with Volkswagen Group to pair a number of electric T6 Transporter vans with Apple's proprietary autonomous vehicle software. The vans will reportedly be used to shuttle employees around Apple's company campus, and it's not clear whether the deal will extend from there.
The Times says that this deal only comes after Apple tried to find a partner in BMW and Mercedes-Benz. The company has shed hundreds of employees on the project, in a department that once boasted about 1,000 workers.
According to the Times' sources—"five people familiar with the negotiations who asked not to be identified because they weren't authorized to discuss the matter publicly"—BMW and Mercedes-Benz rejected a partnership with Apple due to requirements from the Cupertino-based firm to turn over all data and some design aspects of the car.
CIO Dana Deasy, your certificate is from Akamai. Why?
As if trying to buy a flying fleet of F-35s wasn't enough, now the Department of Defense is being asked to secure its Websites.…
Pocket fondleslabs using Snapdragon 710s arriving now
Following its Centriq server processor implosion, Qualcomm has dusted itself off, and today presented to the world another smartphone processor: the Snapdragon 710.…
But will work for other stuff, too.
Fill the jar and hand over your iPhone, sir
Australia is ramping up its use of phone-cracking technology to crack serious criminals: its peak sports anti-doping body has taken a Cellbrite licence.…
This is a good thing, especially if you live in China.
The FBI has seized a key domain used to infect more than 500,000 home and small-office routers in a move that significantly frustrates a months-long attack that agents say was carried out by the Russian government, The Daily Beast reported late Wednesday.
The takedown stems from an investigation that started no later than last August and culminated in a court order issued Wednesday directing domain registrar Verisign to turn over control of ToKnowAll.com. An FBI affidavit obtained by The Daily Beast said the hacking group behind the attacks is known as Sofacy. The group—which is also known as Fancy Bear, Sednit, and Pawn Storm—is credited with a long list of attacks over the years, including the 2016 hack of the Democratic National Committee.
As Ars reported earlier Wednesday, Cisco researchers said the malware that infected more than 500,000 routers in 54 countries was developed by an advanced nation and implied Russia was responsible, but the researchers didn’t definitively name the country.
Finally! The opening weekend of the origin story of Han Solo has finally arrived, and we want to know if you will be heading out to the theaters like we will.
Bill gets second reading but faces wrath of robot-loving EFF
A law bill that would require AI bots pretending to be humans to identify themselves as such is progressing through California's Congress – but has hit opposition from the Electronic Freedom Foundation.…
Layoffs coming as taxi-app shuts up shop
Uber has confirmed that it's shutting down its self-driving car operation in Arizona – without waiting for the conclusion of the official investigation into the death of a pedestrian in the US state in March.…
Verizon kicks things off Thursday.
But the streaming giant's legal problems aren't over yet.
Film-maker claims his footage has been misused, after an internal Google video leaks online.
COPPA load of these new data protection rights for tykes
US Congress is pondering a bipartisan measure to expand the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) – the law that, well, protects children's privacy online.…
Walt Disney has signed an eight year deal to rebrand one of Australia's most well-known sports stadiums. Should have called it Asgard Stadium.