TechTarget News - Week of Jan 08, 2017

Git repos hide secret keys, rooted out by Truffle Hog

Truffle Hog utility roots out and detects text blobs with enough entropy to be secret keys -- even those buried deep in old Git repositories -- to prevent exploits.

Liberty launches cash appeal to challenge Snoopers’ Charter

Civil rights group Liberty is appealing for donations to raise £10,000 by 8 February 2017 to challenge the lawfulness of bulk surveillance powers in the new Investigatory Powers Act

Verizon deal to buy Yahoo looks set to go ahead

Yahoo has filed documents which indicate that if the Verizon deal goes ahead, the remainder of the company will become an investment company called Altaba

Top fintech trends in Sweden in 2017

The Nordic region is a hotspot for IT startups and Sweden is a country punching above its weight in financial technology

Brexit should not hinder 5G development, says report

A report commissioned by the government claims the UK’s 2016 vote to leave the European Union should have minimal impact on the country’s ability to lead on the development of 5G networks

World Economic Forum warns of AI business risk

Ahead of its annual meeting in Davos, the World Economic Forum warns that artificial intelligence needs strong governance

Firms should take note of EC privacy proposals, warns KPMG

Professional services firm KPMG is urging UK firms to ensure they are prepared for proposed EU privacy rules for electronic communications set to become law by May 2018

Asean storage moves towards hybrid model

Storage is moving to the cloud in the Asean region and a number of storage companies are jostling for position

BBC’s iPlayer will be overhauled by 2020

Broadcaster BBC aims to redesign its digital iPlayer service by 2020 to better reflect the needs of the content rental and streaming environment

Hertz connects hourly rental cars to IoT

Car rental company Hertz chooses Orange Business Services to help support its 24/7 rental service with its Datavenue IoT service

Political climate chills IT spending forecast

Some organisations are likely to adopt a wait-and-see approach to IT investments in 2017, but others will use political uncertainty as a driver for business change

Cisco market share report shows big lead for the vendor

This week, a report shows a big lead in Cisco market share in multiple segments; Ericsson extends its Cisco partnership; and Extreme targets retailers with new products.

Seeking truth in network device configuration

This week, bloggers look into network device configuration, the tools the next generation of network engineers will require and security scalability.

Obama administration relaxes NSA data-sharing rules

Civil liberties organisations express concern at US move to disseminate raw NSA communications surveillance to 16 other government agencies

Facebook under fire for WhatsApp security backdoor

A security researcher has discovered a vulnerability in the way WhatsApp implements encryption, raising concerns that it will be exploited by governments to spy on users

IBM DS8880 arrays adopt PCIe 3 in all-flash versions

The expansion of the IBM DS8880 hardware line introduces all-flash models designed around the vendor's High-Performance Flash Enclosure Gen2 to support PCIe 3.0, but not yet NVMe.

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