Akamai Edge DNS goes down, takes a chunk of the internet with it •...

Akamai's Edge DNS service went down on Thursday morning, US West Coast time, knocking over its customers' websites as it fell. As of 0909 PDT (1609 UTC), the status page of Akamai – which...

How does SAP know business travel is back? Its expenses software unit is still...

Business travel is back – kinda – said SAP as it filed results showing total calendar Q2 revenue down 1 per cent year-on-year to €6.67bn. The German software giant's reason for optimism on tiny...

UK.gov’s Huawei watchdog says firm made ‘no overall improvement’ on firmware security but won’t...

Huawei has made "no overall improvement" in software engineering processes for its UK telecoms equipment's firmware, its GCHQ overseers have warned. The Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Cell (HCSEC) oversight board's annual report for 2020...

Cloudstar – IT provider for real estate, finance, insurance worlds – downed by ransomware...

In Brief Cloud-based IT provider Cloudstar has been hit by ransomware, taking down its systems. It said it is currently negotiating with the crooks that infected its computers. "On Friday, July 16, Cloudstar discovered...

OpenAI shuts down robotics team because it doesn’t have enough data yet • The...

In brief OpenAI has disbanded its AI robotics team and is no longer trying to apply machine learning to physical machines. Wojciech Zaremba, co-founder of OpenAI, who led the robotics group confirmed that the...

Windows 10 to hang on for five more years with 21H2 update • The...

Reminding the world that there's more to life than Windows 11, Microsoft has promised a feature update for Windows 10 in the form of 21H2. It's a little confusing, because the current preview of...

NASA fixes Hubble Space Telescope using backup power supply unit, payload computer • The...

NASA’s beloved Hubble Space Telescope is able to snap the heavens again after overcoming a hardware issue that had plagued it for more than a month. Its onboard payload computer, which controls its instruments,...

The plague of PC builders and Hubble space telescope controllers alike • The Register

Good news, Hubble fans – NASA reckons it may have worked out what has upset the orbiting observatory: an iffy Power Control Unit (PCU). The agency is only saying the PCU is a "possible"...

So nice of China to put all of its network zero-day vulns in one...

Chinese makers of network software and hardware must alert Beijing within two days of learning of a security vulnerability in their products under rules coming into force in China this year. Details of holes...

Beijing bans merger of Tencent gaming outfits Huya and DouYu, to prevent a monopoly

Want to know what did get approval? Tencent’s bring-it-home acquisition of search engine Sogou Chinese regulators have refused to approve the merger of two Chinese game streaming services, citing the potential for creating...