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Russia will block VPN providers who don’t comply with a blacklist request

By CloudBuzz | June 10, 2019

The news: Ten providers of virtual private network (VPN) servers have been told to connect to a national blacklist maintained by Russia’s telecoms and media regulator, Roskomnadzor. VPNs create a safe encrypted connection that makes it seem as if your computer is


The Catch-22 that broke the Internet

By CloudBuzz | June 9, 2019

Earlier this week, the Internet had a conniption. In broad patches around the globe, YouTube sputtered. Shopify stores shut down. Snapchat blinked out. And millions of people couldn’t access their Gmail accounts. The disruptions all stemmed from Google Cloud, which suffered


Why Hadoop Failed and Where We Go from Here

By CloudBuzz | June 9, 2019

With Cloudera losing 42% market cap and MapR signaling they are about to close shop, this week left little doubt that Hadoop is on the way out. So, what happened? And where do we as an industry go from here? I was first exposed


Cathay Pacific’s unpatched decade-old vulnerability led to 2018 breach

By CloudBuzz | June 7, 2019

The Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data Stephen Kai-yi Wong released a report [PDF] on Thursday detailing his findings relating to the Cathay Pacific breach disclosed in October that affected 9.4 million people. In his report, Wong spelled out how a pair of

Amazon’s new drone may be just months away from dropping packages at your door

By CloudBuzz | June 6, 2019

Whose heart has not sunk at when Amazon estimates delivering your package in a week, or even a couple of days? If you’re an Amazon Prime customer, you may have grown habituated to two-day shipping. If you live in a large

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Apple reportedly exploring acqui-hire of self-driving startup

By CloudBuzz | June 6, 2019

Apple is potentially seeking to acquire Silicon Valley autonomous driving startup, according to a new report from The Information. The report describes the acquisition as in process, and says it will be an ‘acqui-hire,’ which means it’s primary goal is to


China issues 5G licenses in timely boost for Huawei

By CloudBuzz | June 6, 2019

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG (Reuters) – China granted 5G licenses to the country’s three major telecom operators and China Broadcasting Network Corp on Thursday, giving the go-ahead for full commercial deployment of the next-generation cellular network technology. The approvals will trigger investment

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Updates in Maps and Search to help during times of crisis

By CloudBuzz | June 6, 2019

SOS alerts help you quickly access authoritative, real-time information during times of crisis. Today, we’re improving SOS alerts by adding visual information about natural disasters and a new navigation warning system on Google Maps so you can more reliably know where

BMW and Jaguar Land Rover to jointly develop electric car parts

By CloudBuzz | June 5, 2019

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – BMW and Jaguar Land Rover on Wednesday said they will jointly develop electric motors, transmissions and power electronics, unveiling yet another industry alliance designed to lower the costs of developing electric cars. Both carmakers are under pressure

LabCorp: 7.7 Million Consumers Hit in Collections Firm Breach

By CloudBuzz | June 5, 2019

Medical testing giant LabCorp. said today personal and financial data on some 7.7 million consumers were exposed by a breach at a third-party billing collections firm. That third party — the American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA) — also recently notified competing firm Quest Diagnostics that

Amazon’s re:MARS opening keynote featured autonomous acrobats and Robert Downey Jr.

By CloudBuzz | June 5, 2019

Amazon kicked off its inaugural re:MARS conference with a bang on Tuesday night in front of a packed ballroom at the Aria in Las Vegas. Senior vice president of devices and services Dave Limp headlined the first keynote alongside Boston Dynamics founder

Firefox beefs up security and privacy, blocking third-party trackers, Facebook cookies and more

By CloudBuzz | June 4, 2019

If you’ve never used the Firefox web browser before, Mozilla has promised you a soft landing: New users will not be tracked by default. On Tuesday, Mozilla promised that new users of the current Firefox 67.0.1 and subsequent versions will

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