Author: Mieke Meintjes

EC authorizes STMicroelectronic and GlobalFoundries chip factory

EC authorizes STMicroelectronic and GlobalFoundries chip factory

Chipmakers STMicroelectronics and GlobalFoundries received EU authorization on Friday to develop a new chip facility in France with French public aid. The action will improve Europe's supply security, resilience, and output of semiconductor technology in the region. The European Commission annou... Read more

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EC discloses first 19 companies to comply with new DSA rules

EC discloses first 19 companies to comply with new DSA rules

The European Commission published a press release Tuesday morning, listing the first 19 tech companies that will be subject to new EU online rules as part of the Digital Services Act (DSA). The list includes giants like Facebook, Amazon, Google, Instagram, TikTok and more. The corporations must com... Read more

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ChatGPT hallucinations: BEUC calls for investigation

ChatGPT hallucinations: BEUC calls for investigation

The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) is urging EU consumer protection agencies to look into the potential harm generative AI chatbots like ChatGPT can cause individuals. The group believes that hallucinations, which these generative AI bots are prone to have, can mislead audiences. Hallucin... Read more

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Overcoming trust hurdles: What is ambient computing?

Overcoming trust hurdles: What is ambient computing?

A setting where AI, smart devices, machine learning, data, and human activity all work together to produce an outcome is referred to as an ambient computing environment. There is no need for direct human command to carry out a task. In contrast to smartphones and watches, which require... Read more

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Confidential computing creates enclaves of privacy and security

Confidential computing creates enclaves of privacy and security

Confidential computing is essentially a type of technology that aims to improve data privacy and security. The hardware-based technology works by using encrypted computation on sensitive data, and then isolating that data from host resources. Data, therefore, remains separate from applications and ... Read more

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This is how to keep mobile devices safe in the workplace

This is how to keep mobile devices safe in the workplace

Keeping your mobile devices safe in the workspace is very important, but many organisations don't have enough focus on mobile security. Apple recently released patches for the iOS and the Safari web browser, they patched vulnerabilities that gave cybercriminals full access to your device. Android i... Read more

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Intel’s recent cancellations: what is happening?

Intel’s recent cancellations: what is happening?

Curious eyes have shifted their focus toward Intel amid the numerous cancellations and withdrawals the company announced in the past month. Among these were the tech giant’s Thunder Bay Hybrid SoC, GPU SKUs intended for data centers, and the Rialto Bridge and Lancaster Sound GPU lines. We reac... Read more

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Windows 10 and Windows 11 end-of-life dates

Windows 10 and Windows 11 end-of-life dates

The lifecycle of the Windows operating system is a lot shorter these days than for previous versions. Windows XP was supported for over 12 years and Windows 7 for over 5 years. The lifetime of the different Windows 10 and Windows 11 versions is only 1 or 2 years. In this article, we give an overvie... Read more

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Goldoson malware infiltrates 60 Google Play apps

Goldoson malware infiltrates 60 Google Play apps

A new malicious Android malware known as "Goldoson" has infiltrated the Google Play Store, infecting 60 apps with a total of 100 million downloads. The harmful Goldoson component is part of a third-party library which all sixty apps use this and that creators unintentionally included i... Read more

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Big changes are coming to Google Analytics: migrate or get out?

Big changes are coming to Google Analytics: migrate or get out?

Google's current web analytics platform, GA3, also known as Universal Analytics (UA), will sunset on July 1, 2023. After this date, website owners will be able to access their UA reports for a limited time. GA4 will replace UA, and from there on create new data. Google Analytics i... Read more

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