Posts Tagged ‘technology’

Microsoft Seeks Global Cybersecurity Accord

Saturday, February 18th, 2017


Microsoft has called on governments around the world to create a “digital Geneva Convention” as a way to normalize international cybersecurity rules and protect civilian use of the Internet.
President Brad Smith, who is also Microsoft’s chief legal officer, addressed the issue at the annual RSA conference held earlier this week in San Francisco, saying that governments — with the assistance of technology companies in the role of NGOs — need to establish international rules to protect civilians from cyberthreats during peacetime.

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Oracle’s DB Dilemma

Friday, February 17th, 2017


Seeking Alpha is an online outfit that offers investors good research and analysis on tech vendors, and it is especially well versed in Oracle. Its writers’ expertise involves matching technologies to investment attractiveness. I am sure you are familiar with the type. XYZ company’s product does this, it should result in sales of this much, and that will drive profits so that the stock is worth so much. You get the idea. Seeking Alpha recently ran an interesting article with the attractive title, “The Death of the Commercial Database: Oracle’s Dilemma.”

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Trump’s Not the Only One With a Phone Security Problem

Friday, February 17th, 2017


Is your Android phone secure? President Donald Trump’s favorite smartphone reportedly is an older Android device. Security concerns flared recently, following indications that he sent some tweets from it. Of course, the president has been given a special secure device, but it’s not clear whether he is using it. My question is, if the president is not secure using an ordinary phone for his primary wireless communications… are any of us? This is the same security dilemma President Obama faced when he took office eight years ago.

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AWS Unveils Chime Conferencing Service

Thursday, February 16th, 2017


AWS on Tuesday introduced Amazon Chime, a cloud-based unified communications offering that lets users engage in high-quality audio and HD video meetings across Windows and Mac desktops, and iOS and Android mobile devices. Companies just have to download the app; they don’t need to make upfront investments in hardware or software. Users can switch seamlessly between desktop and mobile apps as needed, even in mid-conference. Participants click a button on the Chime app to join a meeting instead of dialing a number then entering a PIN.

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Toshiba Plunges on Massive Nuclear Writedown, Earnings Delay

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017


Toshiba shares fell 8 percent on Tuesday as the company took a $6.3 billion writedown related to its struggling nuclear power business and delayed the release of its fiscal third-quarter earnings. Shigenori Shiga, Toshiba’s chairman and representative executive officer, resigned effective Wednesday, the company said. His resignation in part reflects management taking responsibility for the loss of goodwill and the impairment related to Westinghouse’s acquisition of CB&I Stone & Webster from the Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. N.V.

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