Meta PyTorch 2.0 is now available
Meta just released PyTorch 2.0, the latest version of its open-source machine learning framework.
The release aims to increase performance speed while maintaining the framework's eager-mode development and user experience. PyTorch 2.0 includes support for Dynamic Shapes and Distributed, among ot... Read more
Europe’s top countries want clarity on big tech network costs
Germany and five other countries have asked the European Commission to clarify proposals to have big tech pay some of the expenses of EU telecom network operators, joining a discussion that has sparked both support and resistance from interest groups.
The six largest content providers -- includi... Read more
Arctic data cable connecting Europe to Japan secures initial funding
The group behind the €1.1 billion project has secured its first investment.
The subsea cable, whose creators claim is the first to be constructed on the Arctic seabed, will link Europe and Japan via North America as part of the global internet infrastructure. The project is called Far Nor... Read more
Cybercriminals abuse OEM certificates to weaponize Android malware
Malicious Android apps have been signed using legitimate certificates from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of Android devices. The certificates provide malicious apps with system-level privileges.
Android OEMs use platform certificates to sign the core ROM images of devices containing t... Read more
Intel’s Ireland workforce offered unpaid leave to cut costs
Up to 2,000 employees of Intel's Irish division have been given the option of three months' unpaid leave as part of cost-cutting efforts, the Business Post reported on Thursday.
The unpaid leave has reportedly been made available to Intel's manufacturing division employees as part of the compan... Read more
US opposes EU draft that could exclude US cloud providers
The US Chamber of Commerce and twelve other organizations urged the European Union not to pass regulations that may bar Amazon, Google, Microsoft and other non-EU cloud providers from selling products in the European market.
In a joint industry statement obtained by Reuters, several renowned in... Read more
Google links Heliconia hacking tools to Spanish firm
Google's Threat Analysis Group (TAG) has found ties between Spanish software firm Variston IT and Heliconia, a set of hacking tools that preys on flaws in Microsoft Defender, Chrome and Firefox.
TAG monitors hundreds of firms that provide surveillance tools for governments to monitor dissidents... Read more
Elon Musk is at the top of regulator watchlists, says EU official
Another target has been added to Elon Musk's back after Twitter decided to cease enforcing its COVID-19 anti-misinformation policy.
"In my view, Twitter now is jumping to the front of the queue of the regulators", Věra Jourová, the European Commission’s vice president for values and transpar... Read more
Dropbox acquires Boxcryptor assets to improve end-to-end encryption
Dropbox has acquired assets from security firm Boxcryptor to offer end-to-end encryption to business users. The agreement's terms weren't disclosed.
Although Dropbox already offers encryption for data shuttled between its servers and user endpoints, it personally holds the keys, which theoretica... Read more
Epson will stop producing laser printers by 2026, cites sustainability
Printer manufacturer Epson is abandoning laser printing technology in favour of inkjet systems and self-proclaimed sustainability credentials.
Laser printers used to be an expensive investment. Years ago, their high costs made them unaffordable for most households and small businesses, but ultim... Read more