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Microsoft and Google’s GHG emissions gains call viability of net-zero targets into question

The financial results of the world’s biggest three hyperscale cloud companies have seen Amazon, Google and Microsoft all credit growing customer demand for artificial intelligence (AI) services for boosting their respective profit, revenue and market share totals. The downside to this growth, particularly where Google and Microsoft are concerned, is that it appears to be…

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UK watchdog accuses Apple of failing to effectively monitor for underage sexual images

The UK’s National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children says Apple has been undercounting how often child sexual abuse material appears on its platforms. According to a The Guardian story, Cupertino isn’t reporting the actual number of CSAM detections on its products.As tech companies are obligated to share possible child sexual abuse material…

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Hands-on with Apple’s new Passwords app for iOS 18, macOS Sequoia, and more

One of the most important features coming with iOS 18, macOS Sequoia, iPadOS 18, and visionOS 2 is the all-new Passwords app. When Apple finally releases these software updates this fall, the company will finally move passwords from a buried subsection on Settings to its standalone app.After years of users asking for the passwords section…

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Tennis and technology: How Wimbledon gave fans a GenAI experience

For all its history and tradition, and the world-class players on court, watching tennis at Wimbledon is no longer just about watching tennis. Following a trend seen in many sports, the organiser of the championships, the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC), is increasingly focused on fan engagement and user experience. And like…

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Microsoft and CISPE’s settlement in long-running cloud antitrust dispute proves controversial

The Cloud Infrastructure Service Providers in Europe (CISPE) trade body stands accused of selling its members down the river, after agreeing a $22m deal to withdraw its long-standing anti-trust complaint against Microsoft. The pair have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that commits Microsoft to making an enhanced version of its Azure Stack HCI offering…

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AT&T loses ‘nearly all’ phone records in Snowflake breach

AT&T, one of the largest and oldest telecoms and mobile network operators in the United States, has lost control of the phone records of virtually all of its customers relating to a six-month period in 2022, amid a still-expanding series of breaches affecting customers of cloud data specialist Snowflake. In a filing with the Securities…

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Cloud repatriation: What it is and when you can benefit

The year-on-year (YoY) growth of cloud storage and computing suggests an unstoppable trend of customers that have moved away from owning and running their own datacentres, compute, storage and networking hardware. But although the cloud continues to grow – accounting for as much as 50% of the world’s IT infrastructure – the trend no longer…

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How to switch from Google Photos to iCloud Photos with Apple’s official tool

Switching from Android to iOS—or vice versa—can be challenging because there’s always the chance you’ll end up losing data in the process. This could be due to a lack of an app, an incompatibility between the systems, or a minor bug.While Apple offers Android users the Move to iOS tool and Google has a similar…

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Security in the public cloud explained: A guide for IT and security admins

Who is responsible for security in the public cloud? This is a question businesses need to consider as they increasingly deploy more workloads and use cloud-based IT infrastructure, platform services and applications. In Gartner’s How to make integrated IaaS and PaaS more secure than your own data center report, analysts discuss the benefits of adopting…

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How Broadcom cemented its European cloud sovereignty credentials

Data sovereignty is about the legal ability to control how data can be shared and used. Sounds simple, but how it’s applied can vary significantly. What does it mean from the perspectives of the European Union (EU) and VMware following the firm’s acquisition by Broadcom?  For the latter, there’s been intense market scrutiny on Hock…

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