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UK To Let Huawei Firm Help Build 5G Network

AmiMoJo writes: The UK government has given Chinese telecoms giant Huawei the go-ahead to supply equipment for the UK 5G data network. The company will help build some “non-core” parts such as antennas. But the plans have concerned the home, defense and foreign secretaries. The U.S. also wants its allies in the “Five Eyes” intelligence grouping — the UK, Canada, ... Read More »

Databricks Open-Sources Delta Lake To Make Delta Lakes More Reliable

Databricks, the company founded by the original developers of the Apache Spark big data analytics engine, today announced that it has open-sourced Delta Lake, a storage layer that makes it easier to ensure data integrity as new data flows into an enterprise’s data lake by bringing ACID transactions to these vast data repositories. TechCrunch reports: Delta Lake, which has long ... Read More »

Security Flaw Lets Attackers Recover Private Keys From Qualcomm Chips

Devices using Qualcomm chipsets, and especially smartphones and tablets, are vulnerable to a new security bug that can let attackers retrieve private data and encryption keys that are stored in a secure area of the chipset known as the Qualcomm Secure Execution Environment (QSEE). From a report: Qualcomm has deployed patches for this bug (CVE-2018-11976) earlier this month; however, knowing ... Read More »

Mozilla Highlights AI Bias and ‘Addiction by Design’ Tech in Internet Health Report

Mozilla this week released the 2019 Internet Health Report, an analysis that brings together insights from 200 experts to examine issues central to the future of the internet. From a report: This year’s report chose to focus primarily on injustice perpetuated by artificial intelligence; what NYU’s Natasha Dow Schull calls “addiction by design” tech, like social media apps and smartphones; ... Read More »