US and China officially sign phase one of trade deal
Deal sees China committing to stopping the forced transfers, intellectual property theft, counterfeiting, and piracy of US technology.
Is Sonos wrong for dropping support for older hardware?
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes says audiophiles are discovering that high tech speakers are prone to the same issues of longevity as other tech devices. Read more: https://zd.net/2tH3uAo
A record year for IBM patent announcements
Dr. Jeff Welser, vice president at IBM Research Almaden, Pacific Rim Labs, and Global Exploratory Science, tells Tonya Hall that IBM filed 9,262 patents for the year, the most US patents filed by a single company in 2019.
Shall AI be regulated? Google CEO explains how
Google CEO weighs in on AI regulation debate.
5G smartphones will boost devices market as PC sales decline
Research predicts a grim few years ahead for PC manufacturers, but suggests that 5G will see smartphone sales jump.
Google removes WhatsGap from app store
The search engine giant claims the ‘sensitive content’ on WhatsGap violated the company’s content policy.
Paradise ransomware victims get updated decryption tool
They can now retrieve even more encrypted files because researchers have updated the free decryption tool.
TomTom: Huawei finds replacement for Google Maps
The Chinese manufacturer’s phones will be fitted with TomTom’s navigation services.
Windows 7 end of life: These are the security risks of running Microsoft’s operating system now it’s no longer supported
Windows 7 has received its last update from Microsoft – and now those who don’t upgrade to a newer OS are at risk of falling victim to new attacks. Danny Palmer explains what to do to stay safe. Read more: https://zd.net/2uoAFIM
Proof-of-concept for exploiting Microsoft-NSA crypto bug available online
Two proof-of-concept exploits published for the CurveBall (CVE-2020-0601) vulnerability.