When companies talk about moving to the cloud, they’re usually bringing their workloads from an on-premises datacenter to a public cloud environment, not switching clouds. But GitLab, a startup that provides developer tools, announced this week that it’s abandoning Microsoft Azure for Google Cloud Platform. GitLab chose to move because it’s adopting Kubernetes, an open source project initially released by Google that’s designed to help companies manage applications composed of multiple software containers. It’s a move CEO Sid Sijbrandij said the company’s engineers welcomed with open arms. In his view, Google offers superior performance at a better price than...Read More
NEW YORK (Reuters) – China’s ZTE Corp (000063.SZ) held a conference call on Wednesday with major suppliers, during which a company representative suggested the trade dispute with Beijing may have been a factor in last week’s U.S. order banning American firms from selling goods to the smartphone maker, according to a person familiar with the call. FILE PHOTO: A ZTE smart phone is pictured in this illustration taken April 17, 2018. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/Illustration/File Photo The Commerce Department last week banned American firms from doing business with ZTE after the company violated an agreement reached after it was caught selling...Read More
Under pressure from the government and right-wing thugs, civic activists are banding together to protect their vital work. Fears that April 1 would mark the beginning of new efforts to malign and discredit anticorruption activists in Ukraine have turned out to be well founded. That date was the deadline—under a new law supported by the government—for anyone in civil society working to counter corruption to declare their income and assets publicly. The first shot in the smear campaign was fired against Iryna Fedoriv, editor of the anticorruption website Chesno (Honesty). In an apparent case of paid news, an online...Read More
Former NSA hacker and current macOS security expert Patrick Wardle has released this week an app named Do Not Disturb that can be used to detect “evil maid” attacks —a term used to describe unknown persons that leverage physical access to hack and steal data from a device. Version 1.0.0 of the app, which Wardle is releasing through his website, was built explicitly for laptops and works by detecting “lid open” events. According to Wardle, when Do Not Disturb detects a lid open event, it can take a series of actions, such as displaying a local alert in the...Read More
Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs with fixes for “reliability issues.” This build is from the RS4 branch, which represents the next Windows 10 update the company has yet to announce (but is expected to ship sometime this month). There is no new build from the RS5 branch today. Windows 10 is a service, meaning it was built in a very different way from its predecessors so it can be regularly updated with not just fixes, but new features, too. Microsoft has released four major updates so far: November Update, Anniversary Update, Creators Update, and...Read More
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