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The Known Traveller Digital Identity (KDTI) project

The Government of Canada has announced it will pioneer the testing of the Known Traveller Digital Identity system. This is a concept which improves both security and the flow of people across borders. The Known Traveller Digital Identity utilises biometrics, cryptography and distributed ledger technology to give travellers control over, and the ability to share,…

Cryptocurrency miners used Google Ads

Cryptocurrency miners have taken advantage of a malvertising campaign to distribute Coinhive and another web miner according to security vendor Trend Micro. The tools were being used to mine cryptocurrency Monero. The attackers were able to take advantage of Google’s DoubleClick ad platform to do this distribution for them. As a result they appeared on a…

Telstra expands underseas network

At the PTC conference in Hawaii, Telstra has announced it is investing in two subsea cable systems between Hong Kong and the USA. Telstra is taking a “half fibre pair” on the Hong Kong Americas (HKA) route. It also invested in the Pacific Light Cable Network (PLCN). That investment will add 6 Terabits per second…

IBM and Salesforce bring AI to Quip and service desks

IBM and Salesforce continue to strengthen their ties. Last May the two formed a strategic announcement around their AI capabilities, Einstein and Watson. In a joint announcement they have announced further proposed integrations between IBM Cloud, Watson Services, Salesforce Quip and Service Cloud Einstein. Salesforce has also announced IBM as a preferred cloud services provider.…

Google DLP API protects sensitive data

In March, Google launched a beta for its new Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Application Programming Interface (API). That product is now in production and with Google claiming that it can identify up to 50 types of sensitive data. Among those data types are credit card numbers, names and phone numbers. Developers can now identify data…

Google Chrome users fooled by fake Adblock Plus app

Adblock Plus has built a reputation around blocking annoying ads, blocking domains spreading malware and disabling tracking. It has been successful with versions for all the key browsers available on desktops, laptops and mobile devices. It’s success has led to a fake version of the app being downloaded from the Chrome Web Store. At present,…

Equinix acquires Itconic to expand European footprint

Global data centre and interconnection vendor, Equinix, has announced its latest acquisition target. It is to acquire Itconic from The Carlyle Group. Itconic is a large data centre, connectivity and cloud provider in Spain and Portugal. It will also acquire CloudMas, an Itconic subsidiary focused on enterprise cloud adoption. According to Eric Schwartz, President, EMEA,…

Google finally gets a dedicated interconnect

Google has announced Dedicated Interconnect. The solution will allow the company’s biggest customers to connect directly to Google Cloud. The move brings Google in line with AWS, Azure, SoftLayer, OVH and other large players in the cloud market. The only surprise here is that it has taken so long for Google to get its act…

Comodo and Key-Systems deliver new security offering

Digital certificate and security vendor Comodo has signed a strategic partnership with German domain hosting company Key-Systems  GmbH. The deal will see Key-Systems offering Comodo SSL/TLS certificates to its domain and hosting customers. With over 4 million customers of whom around 2.5% are retail/corporate entities this is a big deal for Comodo. Michael Fowler, Comodo…