Day: January 7, 2021

Trump silenced online: Facebook, Twitter etc balk at insurrection, shut the door after horse bolts and nearly burns down the stable

Even ecommerce platform Shopify permanently shutters Don’s shops After the trashing of the US Capitol by a violent mob incited by President Donald Trump on Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg found the rampage, which had been planned for weeks on social media, “shocking” and extended the temporary block placed on Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts…

Red Hat to acquire container security firm StackRox

Red Hat said it will use the deal to bring StackRox’s security software to its OpenShift Kubernetes platform. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Microsoft Tried To Buy Nintendo, But Got Laughed Out of the Room

An anonymous reader shares a report: Somehow, it’s already been two decades since Microsoft first announced the Xbox, its foray into console gaming. Specifically, the Xbox was unveiled at CES in 2001 — to commemorate that launch, Bloomberg has published an in-depth oral history of how the console came to be. It’s a fascinating read,…

Cadillac works with Cyberpunk studio on the UI for its Lyriq EV SUV – Roadshow

The carmaker also worked with user experience design firm Rightpoint to set the Lyriq UI apart. …read more Source:: CNet

Nvidia Warns Windows Gamers of High-Severity Graphics Driver Flaws

In all, Nvidia patched flaws tied to 16 CVEs across its graphics drivers and vGPU software, in its first security update of 2021. …read more Source:: Threatpost

The World’s Cryptocurrency is Now Worth More Than $1 Trillion

The world’s cryptocurrency is now worth more than $1 trillion, with bitcoin accounting for a large majority of the value. The price of the oldest virtual currency has risen above $40,000, pushing the value of all bitcoins in circulation up to more than $700 billion. From a report: Ether, the cryptocurrency of the Ethereum network,…

Even Small Nations Have Jumped into the Cyber Espionage Game

While the media tends to focus on the Big 5 nation-state cyber powers, commercial spyware has given smaller countries sophisticated capabilities, as demonstrated by a “zero-click” iMessage exploit that targeted journalists last year. …read more Source:: DarkReading

New movies coming out in 2021: Marvel and more in a blockbuster year – CNET

Check out the new release dates for the biggest blockbusters of 2021 (and 2022). …read more Source:: CNet

French integrator-cum-outsourcing biz Atos confirms bid for DXC Technology

Initial offer reported to be in region of $10.1bn, no certainty acquisition deal will be done French integrator-cum-outsourcing biz Atos has launched a bid, reported to be in the region of $10.1bn, to buy IT infrastructure services biz DXC Technology.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Watch out for these coronavirus vaccine scams – CNET

Paying for priority access, private shipments and waitlists: Protect your personal and financial information by avoiding these COVID-19 vaccine scams. …read more Source:: CNet