Day: February 4, 2020

Next Kia Sorento teased with a taste of Telluride – Roadshow

The big tiger-nose grille is bolder than before, and the taillights clearly take a page from the Telluride. …read more Source:: CNet

One year later, Apex Legends finds its stride – CNET

As season 4 of the video game kicks off, developer Respawn Entertainment is focused on storyline and characters. …read more Source:: CNet

Colombia accused of rigging .co contract for dot-org provider Afilias – is this document a smoking gun?

Technical requirements file appears to include references to US biz’s other operations Analysis Suspicions have grown deeper that a lucrative contract to run Colombia’s .co registry was rigged to favor US-based operator Afilias, thanks to unusual references in one of the South American government’s official documents.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

China x86 Chips Hitting the Market

Last year, fabless chip maker Zhaoxin announced they were readying a multicore x86-compatible CPU. According to media reports, the chips are showing up on Chinese marketplaces like Taobao shipping around March. The company is a joint venture between the Shanghai Municipal Government and VIA Technologies, a familiar name in the PC business. It makes even…

Can Privacy Be Big Business? A Wave of Startups Thinks So.

California helped create the modern Big Data industry, in which tech companies vacuum up and profit off personal information. Now a new law in the state is creating something like a solution to the loss of privacy. From a report: The California Consumer Privacy Act, which took effect Jan. 1, gives people the right to…

Ransomware Attacks: Why It Should Be Illegal to Pay the Ransom

For cities, states and towns, paying up is short-sighted and only makes the problem worse. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Two Critical Android Bugs Get Patched in February Update

As part of its February bug fixes, Google is patching a critical severity remote code execution vulnerability and an information disclosure bug. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Iowa Caucus Debacle is One of the Most Stunning Tech Failures Ever

The Iowa caucus debacle represents one of the most stunning failures of information security ever. From a column: This failure was delivered by the same Iowa Democratic Party officials who have said for the last four years they were “ramping up” their technology capabilities, convening seemingly endless security task forces to ensure foreign powers did…

We surrender: SAP yields to customers, extends support for Business Suite 7 to 2027

Gives punters more time to move to S/4HANA because that’s what everyone wants to do, right? SAP has blinked first in the face-off with customers by agreeing to extend standard support for Business Suite 7 (BS7) applications, and outlined its “maintenance commitment” for S/4HANA for the next couple of decades.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Chip Industry Had Worst Sales Year Since Dot-Com Bubble Burst

The semiconductor industry last year suffered its worst annual slump in almost two decades, hurt by a trade war between the largest chip producer, the U.S., and the largest consumer, China. From a report: Revenue fell 12% to $412 billion in 2019, the Semiconductor Industry Association said Monday in a statement. That’s the biggest drop…