Russia wants to disconnect the entire country from the global internet to simulate a cyberwar. It will redirect domestic web traffic internally, through the Russian government routing points rather than using the global infrastructure on which the web was built. It’s part of the Kremlin’s plan to make the country’s internet independent so that it could survive being cut off by other nations. It comes as NATO countries step up sanctions and cyberattacks against Russia. Having all web traffic within Russia pass through government routing points could also allow Moscow to set up a massive web censorship system, like in China. Russia plans to temporarily disconnect the entire country from the global internet, in order to simulate an all-out cyberwar on the country. Under this test, Russian internet service providers (ISPs) would have to redirect web traffic from within the country to routing points approved or managed by the government’s telecom watchdog, … [Read more...] about Russia plans to disconnect the entire country from the internet to simulate an all-out cyberwar
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Cloud-computing companies have a message for skittish investors: demand is still booming. Earnings reports from the biggest providers of internet-based computing services -- Amazon.com Inc., Microsoft Corp., and Alphabet Inc.'s Google -- showed that these companies are grabbing a larger share of business technology spending, defying warnings from some of their suppliers that a hot corner of the industry might be cooling off. The cloud giants entered the year facing questions about whether they could sustain their robust growth rates in an environment of uncertain global economic growth and investment. And at the start of fourth-quarter earnings season last month, investors got some worrying news from companies that sell the networking equipment and computer chips that go into the data centers that underpin the cloud. Intel Corp., Micron Technology Inc. and Juniper Networks Inc. were among those blaming lackluster results on slower spending by data-center customers.Now, investors … [Read more...] about Cloud-computing giants keep growing despite slowdown fears
Australian online job ads continue to fall. Total online advertisements are now almost unchanged from a year ago. In early 2018, they had been increasing at an annual rate of more than 10%. In the past, declining job ads has usually coincided with a lift in Australian unemployment. That’s not happened on this occasion — yet. Australia’s official jobs report for November will be released on Thursday. Australian online job ads continue to fall, creating doubt about the pace of hiring in the early pasts of 2019. According to the Australian Government’s Internet Vacancy Index (IVI), online advertisements fell by 0.1% to 180,500 in November. The IVI has now declined or held steady for eight consecutive months, seeing growth in openings over the past 12 months slow to just 0.4%. Earlier this year, vacancies were growing at an annual pace of over 11%. The IVI is based on a count of online job advertisements newly lodged on SEEK, CareerOne and Australian … [Read more...] about Online job advertisements in Australia keep on falling
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by ByChristopher Mele Aug. 1, 2018 Last year was a banner year for the exposure of personal information, and so far this year there has been a steady drumbeat of data breaches, so many that experts worry that people are just throwing up their hands in defeat. Timehop, an app that collects old photos and posts from social media, disclosed a breach in July that affected 21 million of its users. Names, dates of birth, phone numbers and email addresses were among the identifiable details that were leaked. Under Armour revealed a data breach in March of 150 million accounts on its food and nutrition app MyFitnessPal; the genealogy site MyHeritage announced one in June affecting 92 million users, and 340 million individual records held by the marketing firm Exactis were exposed that month on a publicly … [Read more...] about Data Breaches Keep Happening. So Why Don’t You Do Something?
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Hank Green does a lot, which you probably already know if you're reading this article. Here's a very incomplete summary: He just wrote a novel, and he is one half of the Vlogbrothers on YouTube with his brother John. The Vlogbrothers' fans spawned an online community called the Nerdfighters, one of the O.G. groups of people arguing that the Internet could be an immense force for good in the world. He does science and education videos, and he lives in Montana. On Friday, before our interview, Green was on his laptop making a thumbnail for a video that he would upload later that day. We were in Anaheim, California, for VidCon, the online video conference that he co-founded (he was also its chief executive until last year, when Viacom bought VidCon). It's become the biggest gathering of the year for people who make some sort of video on the internet, the brands who want to woo them, and the fans who want to meet and be them.On Saturday, Green announced that he and … [Read more...] about VidCon co-founder Hank Green still believes the internet can make the world better