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  • Equinix cuts $705m check for Chilean, Peruvian datacenters • The Register

    Equinix is set to acquire four datacenter facilities in South America, three in Chile and one in Peru, from Chilean telecom giant Entel in a sale expected to close the second quarter of 2022. The deal will expand Equinix’s reach into Latin American countries and will require the colocation giant to shell out $705m for […]

  • This browser-in-the-browser attack is perfect for phishing • The Register

    A novel way of tricking people out of their passwords has left us wondering if there’s a need to rethink how much we trust our web browsers to protect us and to accelerate efforts to close web security gaps. Earlier this week, an infosec researcher known as mr.d0x described a browser-in-the-browser (BitB) attack. It’s a […]

  • Quantum computing cybersecurity research gets $715k grant • The Register

    America’s National Science Foundation has signaled yet again how important it thinks quantum computing is with a six-figure grant to Penn State.  The $715,000 grant is heading to Swaroop Ghosh, associate professor at Penn State School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Ghosh plans to use the funding to close gaps in quantum computing security […]

  • Google Maps stopped working properly for hours • The Register

    Google Maps Platform services went missing for a few hours on Friday as various APIs fell over. Around 0847 am PDT (1347 UTC), users of Google Maps Platform services began reporting problems. These surfaced on crowdsourced reporting sites like DownDetector.com and on the Maps Platform Status Page. “We’re seeing reports of difficulties accessing some Google […]

  • Linux Mint Debian Edition 5 is here • The Register

    The Linux Mint project has announced version 5 of its Debian edition, code-named Elsie. Linux Mint is one of the longest-running and most polished distros downstream of Ubuntu, and really took off after Ubuntu switched to the controversial Unity desktop with 11.04. Around that time, Mint 12 retained a Windows-like look and feel that later […]

  • Linux Mint Debian Edition 5 is here • The Register

    The Linux Mint project has announced version 5 of its Debian edition, code-named Elsie. Linux Mint is one of the longest-running and most polished distros downstream of Ubuntu, and really took off after Ubuntu switched to the controversial Unity desktop with 11.04. Around that time, Mint 12 retained a Windows-like look and feel that later […]

  • China’s tech hub restarts production despite COVID • The Register

    The Chinese city of Shenzhen – widely billed as the tech manufacturing capital of the world – has relaxed its COVID-19 restrictions in ways the city government expects will allow industrial production to resume. A Sunday announcement details a new regime that requires a negative COVID-19 test result from the previous 48 hours to access […]

  • ASUS dual-screen laptop • The Register

    Desktop Tourism PCs and alternative devices have increasingly diversified into myriad and marvelous forms, so I’ve decided that in 2022 I’ll use a different one each month and share the experience. I think of it as “desktop tourism”. It’s easy to take a regular trip because my browser-centric world is marvellously portable. It takes less […]

  • Asahi Linux reaches ‘very early Alpha’ • The Register

    Asahi Linux – the most prominent effort to create a Linux distribution for Apple’s M1 silicon – has loosed what project lead Hector Martin has described as “a very early alpha release.” “It is intended for developers and power users,” Martin wrote, adding that all users are welcome but may find the experience of running […]

  • Asahi Linux reaches ‘very early Alpha’ • The Register

    Asahi Linux – the most prominent effort to create a Linux distribution for Apple’s M1 silicon – has loosed what project lead Hector Martin has described as “a very early alpha release.” “It is intended for developers and power users,” Martin wrote, adding that all users are welcome but may find the experience of running […]