Take a Network Break! Bloomberg’s story of sinister microchips being secreted onto Supermicro motherboards earns outright denials from Apple and Amazon, but also raises difficult economic and security questions about tech’s supply chain.
Edgecore Networks and AT&T share new whitebox designs with the Open Compute Project, and the Wi-Fi Alliance introduces a new branding scheme for wireless products. Hello Wi-Fi 6!
An industry group representing the U.S.’s biggest ISPs is suing California over the state’s Net Neutrality law, Facebook assures users that stolen login credentials aren’t being misused, and Cisco releases dozens of patches for security vulnerabilities.
In other Cisco news, the company’s Webex service gets hosed by an errant script, and a trio of executive departures raises eyebrows.
Last but not least, Huawei and a Russian communications company demonstrated what the companies call the first-ever 5G holographic telephone call.
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Setting the Record Straight on Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s Erroneous Article – AWS Security Blog
Super Micro -54.5% on supply chain sabotage report – Seeking Alpha
Wi-Fi Alliance® introduces Wi-Fi 6 – Wi-Fi Alliance
Cisco’s David Ulevitch Leaves to Join a VC Firm -SDX Central