Take a Network Break! Internal misconfigurations at Google led to significant disruption to popular services including YouTube, Apple announced HomeKit integrations with security cameras and home routers for tighter security, and launched a new sign-in service to compete with Facebook and Google.
The IEEE unbanned Huawei reviewers from pre-publication technical papers, a British security official calls Huawei software “shoddy” (and doesn’t have good things to say about its competitors’ software either), and Firefox amps up its privacy features.
We discuss just how much funding U.S. telecos get from the government, Cisco acquires industrial security controls company Sentryo, and Google spends billions to buy analytics purveyor Looker.
Arista announces a new switch family and a Wi-Fi 6 AP, and Microsoft partners with Axe on an Xbox-branded line of soaps and deodorants.
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Google Outage Sharpens Focus on Cloud Network Reliability – Data Center Frontier
Sign In With Apple – Apple
Apple created the privacy dystopia it wants to save you from – Fast Company
Check Your Firefox Privacy Settings – EtherealMind
Technology and FCC Grants – POTs and PANs
Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Sentryo – Cisco Blog
Google to acquire Looker – Alphabet
Microsoft is making Xbox body wash – The Verge