Day: October 22, 2018

AWS CEO Andy Jassy Follows Apple In Calling For Retraction of Chinese Spy Chip Story

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC: Andy Jassy, the CEO of Amazon Web Services, followed Apple’s lead in calling the for the retraction of Bloomberg’s story about spy chips being embedded in servers. “They offered no proof, story kept changing, and showed no interest in our answers unless we could validate their theories,”…

Facebook Rumored to Be Hunting for Major Cybersecurity Acquisition

…read more Source:: DarkReading

NASA scientist confirms Mars volcano isn’t smokin’ hot – CNET

And it hasn’t been for about 50 million years. There’s a big difference between a smoke plume and a cloud. …read more Source:: CNet

Richard Branson reportedly resigns as chairman of Virgin Hyperloop One – CNET

The billionaire says the company needs someone who can be “more hands-on.” …read more Source:: CNet

F*** = off, Google tells its staff: Any mention of nookie now banned from internal files, URLs

No sex, please, we’re the Chocolate Factory Googlers must clean up their language at work as the ads giant is being anal about references to, ahem, carnal knowledge in internal web links and documents.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

SQLite Adopts ‘Monastic’ Code of Conduct

An anonymous reader writes: Undoubtedly in response to this politically motivated sort of claptrap, SQLite has released their own Code of Conduct. From the preamble: Having been encouraged by clients to adopt a written code of conduct, the SQLite developers elected to govern their interactions with each other, with their clients, and with the larger…

SQLite creator crucified after code of conduct warns devs to love God, and not kill, commit adultery, steal, curse…

Database creator explains Christian-based rules to El Reg Open-source database SQLite has told its developers it expects them to follow Christ, love chastity, clothe the naked, and not murder, steal, nor sleep with their colleagues’ spouses.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

US Tops Global Malware C2 Distribution

…read more Source:: DarkReading

Ford will start testing self-driving cars in Washington, DC – Roadshow

The Blue Oval will be the first developer to test in our nation’s capital, but it probably won’t be the last. …read more Source:: CNet

Oxygen-Rich Liquid Water May Exist on Mars

Brines suffused with the life-giving gas could offer hope for past and even present microbes on the Red Planet, according to a new study. From a report: New research suggests our neighboring world could hide enough oxygen in briny liquid water near its surface to support microbial life, opening up a wealth of potentially habitable…