The UN’s climate report highlights the dangers of natural solutions

A variety of researchers have highlighted the potential to leverage nature to combat climate change, by planting trees or growing crops to suck carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. But a bleak new report from the UN’s climate panel stresses that relying heavily on these approaches could present real risks as well. The nearly 4,000-page […]

After Ukraine recruits an “IT Army,” dozens of Russian sites go dark

Enlarge Cyberspace is feeling the strain of Russia’s deadly invasion of Ukraine: multiple sites tied to the Kremlin and its allies in Belarus have been unavailable to all or at least major parts of the Internet in recent days. The outages began last week with the defacement of Russian websites and picked up steam over […]

Ukraine asks Musk for Starlink terminals as Russian invasion disrupts broadband

Enlarge / The new version of Dishy McFlatface. reader comments 98 with 55 posters participating Share this story SpaceX is sending Starlink user terminals to Ukraine after a request from a government official. Mykhailo Fedorov, Ukraine’s vice prime minister and minister of digital transformation, used Twitter to make a direct plea to SpaceX CEO Elon […]

The AI promise: Put IT on autopilot

“Figuring out when I needed more space or capacity—it was a mess before. We needed to get information from so many different points when we were planning. We never got the number correct,” says Cardoso. “Now, I have an entire view of the infrastructure and visualization from the virtual machines to the final disk in […]

How China built a one-of-a-kind cyber-espionage behemoth to last

People at the highest levels of power in China appreciate the importance of cyber capabilities. The CEO of Qihoo 360, the country’s biggest cybersecurity company, famously criticized Chinese researchers doing work outside the country and implored them to “stay in China” to realize the “strategic value” of powerful software vulnerabilities used in cyber-espionage campaigns. Within […]

How to avoid sharing bad information about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Already, bad information about the Russian invasion has found large audiences on platforms fundamentally designed to promote content that gets engagement. On TikTok, a 2016 video of a training exercise was repurposed to create the false impression that Russian soldiers were parachuting into Ukraine; it was viewed millions of times. A mistranslation of a statement […]

Microsoft extends its Defender security platform to cover Google Cloud

Peter Griffin, Editor. 24 February 2022, 10:32 am Most businesses are running Microsoft in their organisation but may use Google, AWS or Microsoft’s own cloud service Azure for hosting their applications and data. That’s the multi-cloud reality Microsoft is faced with – customers may use their products, but are unlikely to go all-in on Azure […]