Swedish regulator orders three firms to stop using Google Analytics
The Swedish Authority for Privacy Protection (IMY) announced this week that it has issued three cease and desist orders to Swedish companies. The order is a result of complaints lodged by privacy rights group NOYB.
Swedish authorities accused these firms of violating EU privacy laws and ordering... Read more
Chinese phishing campaign targets European government entities
Chinese entities are targeting European government entities. Researchers say the hackers appear to be motivated by intelligence gathering, not financial gain.
This week researchers at cybersecurity company Check Point announced that they had uncovered a sophisticated hacking campaign aimed at mu... Read more
EU will expand its cooperation with Japan on chip supply
The European Union is seeking to reduce its reliance on China for semiconductors. It hopes to find a suitable partner in Japan and is rolling out plans to boost cooperation.
This week the European Union announced that it will will deepen its ties with Japan on semiconductors. Thierry Breton, the... Read more
UK set to probe Adobe’s $20B Figma acquisition
The British competition authority is looking into the US tech giant Adobe's plans to buy Figma. It is one of its biggest rivals in the creative software industry.
On Friday the UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announced that it was preparing to put Adobe's planned acquisition of digi... Read more
Salesforce study shows UK workers adopting AI remain wary of risks
Research shows uptake of generative AI in the workplace, but a majority of workers say they lack the resources to use the technology safely.
Salesforce revealed this week that 38% of UK workers already use or plan to use generative AI in their jobs. However, 62% of these workers say they lack th... Read more
Huawei announces advanced “5.5G” network rollout for 2024
Huawei is calling its next innovation "5.5G", a term no other company uses. The Chinese tech giant wants to leverage its 5G muscle in defining the next release of the high speed broadband standard.
This week Huawei announced it will launch a complete set of commercial "5.5G" network equipment in... Read more
Extradition fight over a cybercriminal puts Russia and US at odds
The detention of Nikita Kislitsin in Kazakhstan is giving Washington and Moscow something else to fight over.
A Russian network security specialist who is wanted by the US and Russia for cybercrimes has been detained in Kazakhstan, according to a report in The Register. Nikita Kislitsin, who is ... Read more
Report shows US is winning the global AI arms race
A new analysis of countries around the world ranks the usual suspects at the top - and helps explain why the US views China as a competitor.
This week Tortoise Media released its global ranking of nations in terms of their AI prowess and power. "The rise of ChatGPT and the ensuing arms race betw... Read more
European Council and Parliament reach agreement on Data Act
Tuesday night, representatives of the European Council and the European Parliament reached a provisional agreement on the EU Data Act. This is a new regulation setting "harmonised rules on fair access to and use of data". The long-awaited legislation sets rules for the safeguarding and sharing of d... Read more
Cisco will buy SamKnows to increase ThousandEyes network visibility
This week, Cisco announced its intent to acquire SamKnows. The latter a privately held broadband network monitoring company headquartered in London. The acquisition further expands Cisco's network monitoring and management offering.
The goal of the acquisition is to extend Cisco's ThousandEyes ... Read more