Supposed inventor of Bitcoin sued for $10 billion dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-02-27 18:58:42

The self-proclaimed creator of Bitcoin, Craig Wright from Australia, has been hit by a $10 billion lawsuit. The family of his former business partner is suing Wright for allegedly stealing Bitcoins and intellectual property. The pseudonym of the inventor of Bitcoin is Satoshi Nakamoto, but his true identity has never been confirmed -- but this is who Wright claims to be. The lawsuit accuses him of...

Why cybersecurity training is now everyone's responsibility in the era of IoT dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-02-23 21:12:18

We live in the Internet of Everything -- a world of convenience where connected devices can control our homes, our cars, medical devices and so much more. With Gartner projecting 21 billion devices connecting to the internet by 2020, the attack surface is unimaginably large, and the internet of things (IoT) is essentially a playground for cyber criminals. As we’ve seen time and again, hackers...

The $600 billion cost of global cyber crime dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-02-21 16:01:48

We all know cyber crime is a major problem, but just how big is its worldwide impact? A new report from McAfee and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) reckons it costs businesses almost $600 billion a year or 0.8 percent of global GDP. Global losses in 2014 were estimated at $445 billion and the report puts the increase down to criminals quickly adopting new technologies, the...

Cyber security in (big) numbers dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-02-16 16:17:49

We hear a lot about cyber attacks and the latest threats, but it can sometimes be hard to comprehend the scale of the problem. Network security company Bricata has produced an infographic that sets out some of the statistics to put things into context. These include the average cost of a breach, currently $7.35 million; the average CISO salary, $273,000, and venture capitalists investing $3.5...

Uber and Waymo make surprise settlement over claims of stolen trade secrets dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-02-10 12:14:31

Uber has agreed to a settlement with Google's self-driving technology unit, Waymo, over claims that that the company stole trade secrets during the acquisition of Otto. Google's parent company, Alphabet, sued Uber a year ago, and now a payment of $245 million has been agreed. The financial settlement to be received by Waymo includes 0.34 percent of Uber's equity based on a valuation of $72...

India hits Google with $21 million fine for search bias dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-02-09 16:50:26

Google is certainly no stranger to accusations of abusing its position to its own advantage, and the company has now been fined 1.36 billion rupees ($21.17 million) by India's antitrust watchdog. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) said Google was guilty of "search bias" and had been abusing its dominance in online web search and online search advertising. Particular criticism was leveled at...

5G is coming: Here's how carriers can prepare dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-02-06 21:30:00

Technology’s rapid advance continues, requiring companies to adjust quickly to keep pace. And with the arrival of 5G, businesses can anticipate even more rapid change beginning this year. In fact, it’s predicted that by 2025, 5G will make up 99 percent of all broadband carriers and have over 2.6 billion subscribers -- or one-in-five mobile connections worldwide. If these numbers sound...

Cloud will account for 95 percent of total data center traffic by 2021 dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-02-05 17:38:42

Cloud services are increasingly dominating the internet and could account for 95 percent of data center traffic in three years time. This is among the findings of the latest Global Cloud Index report from networking company Cisco, which finds both consumer and business applications are contributing to the growth in demand. The study forecasts global cloud data center traffic to reach 19.5...

Prediction #3 -- 2018 foreign profit repatriation is a $591.8 BILLION taxpayer ripoff dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-01-20 22:33:56

When I started this series of 2018 predictions I said the recently passed U.S. tax law was going to have a profound impact on upcoming events. Having had a chance to look closer at the issue I am even more convinced that this seismic financial event is, as I wrote above, a $591.8 billion taxpayer ripoff. This is not to say there aren’t some possible public benefits from the repatriation, but...

Dépenses IT en entreprise : une dynamique de croissance confortée sur 2018 dans Informatique / Multimedia 2018-01-18 11:31:15

Gartner rehausse ses prévisions pour les dépenses IT dans le monde qui représenteraient 3,7 billions de dollars en 2018 (+4,5% par rapport à l'an précédent).