Bipartisan Bill introduced to ban sale of US tech to Huawei and ZTE

A bipartisan group of US lawmakers introduced a Bill on Wednesday that, if passed, would ban the sale of tech to Chinese companies such as Huawei and ZTE. The Bill, which was introduced by Republicans Senator Tom Cotton and Representative Mike Gallagher alongside Democrats Senator Chris Van Hollen and Representative Ruben Gallego, seeks to enforce […]

WWF using blockchain to track environmental impact of produce

Screenshot of Patagonian toothfish blockchain Image: Supplied WWF-Australia and BCG Digital Ventures have partnered to launch a new blockchain-based platform to track the environmental and ethical impact of food and products. Launching the OpenSC platform in Sydney on Thursday, the organisations said they are hoping to help people and business avoid illegal, environmentally-damaging, or unethical […]

MIT lets AI "synthesize" computer programs to aid data scientists

How to make artificial intelligence more approachable for ordinary mortals — that is, people who are neither programmers nor IT admins nor machine learning scientists — is a topic very much in vogue these days.  One approach is to abstract all the complexity by stuffing it in cloud computing operations, as was proposed by one […]

Amazon Web Services launches fully-managed AWS Backup

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced a fully-managed, centralised backup service, AWS Backup. The cloud giant has touted the new offering as one that makes it faster and simpler for customers to back up data across AWS services, as well as on-premises. It allows for backup across multiple services, AWS explained, including databases, block storage, […]

Google Chrome extension that steals card numbers still available on Web Store

A malicious Google Chrome extension that can recognize and steal payment card details entered in web forms is still available on the Chrome Web Store. The extension is the work of a cyber-criminal group and has been at the heart of a malware distribution effort in the past. The website through which the extension was […]