Stories by Rohan Pearce

Huawei sues US government over 5G ban

Huawei will challenge the constitutionality of a law being used to prevent it from providing 5G equipment to US telecommunications carriers through a ban on government use of its products and services.

Facebook CEO says future lies in ‘private, encrypted services’

Facebook founder and chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg says the future of social networking isn’t in “open platforms” but in private and secure intimate communications. The CEO said that increasingly people want to be able to connect in the “digital equivalent” of their living room.

Microsoft services hit by authentication problem

A swathe of Microsoft services have been hit by an authentication problem, with the company confirming problems with Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, LinkedIn, and other services that leverage Azure Active Directory (AAD) affected.

Cisco extends ACI to public cloud

Cisco has extended its Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) software-defined networking solution to the public cloud, with the vendor announcing today that ACI would support Amazon Web Services and Microsoft’s Azure.

GDPR helps drive growth in privacy tech

Over the past year and a half the dialogue around privacy, and the social implications of violations of privacy, has shifted significantly, according to Trevor Hughes. Partly that shift has been driven by the Cambridge Analytica scandal, said Hughes, who is the president and chief executive officer of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).