AWS Copilot CLI is now Generally Available

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AWS Copilot CLI for Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) is now generally available with v1.0.0. The AWS Copilot CLI makes it easy to build, release, and operate production-ready containerized applications on Amazon ECS with the Fargate launch type. AWS Copilot incorporates AWS’s best practices, from infrastructure-as-code to continuous delivery, and makes them available to…

A pre-Thanksgiving all-clear to install patches

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In the U.S., we’re quickly coming up to the start of holiday season, meaning it’s time for, well, time off. I typically add technology maintenance jobs to the monthly mix of patching and maintaining servers and workstations. This month, I’m also taking time to better understand the impact of one specific security bulletin — I…

Amazon MSK now offers consumer lag metrics and select topic-level metrics for free

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Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka (MSK) now offers consumer lag metrics for new Amazon MSK clusters by default, making it easier for you to track whether your applications are consuming the latest data available in your Apache Kafka cluster. Consumer lag metrics quantify the difference between the latest data written to Apache Kafka topics…

AWS Client VPN adds support in additional Regions

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AWS Client VPN is now available in the Paris, Milan, Cape Town, Bahrain, and Hong Kong Regions. This increases global coverage of AWS Client VPN and brings the total number of available Regions to twenty. Source:: Amazon AWS

How to stay as private as possible on the Mac

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Apple believes in your right to privacy. Here is some advice on how to use the privacy tools it provides on your Mac. We have a guide for iPhones and iPads here. Use a strong passcode To secure your Mac, all your data, and your privacy it is essential to create a strong alphanumeric login password.…

Instagram Privacy Refresh | Avast

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Instagram is tracking basically everything you do. Seriously — their privacy policy, such as it is, might be one of the broadest I’ve ever seen. For example, if you use their in-app camera, they reserve the right to analyze what’s in the image and therefore learn more about your surroundings. They also potentially share information…

Orbital Net to Provide 13,000 Holiday Homes with Broadband

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Canterbury-based UK ISP Orbital Net (Vfast) has today signed a new multi-million pound deal with Park Holidays UK, which will see 13,000 holiday homes across Britain being provided with access to a new “high-speed broadband” connection. The proposed technology solution looks to be the same one as they use on their Vfast brand, which will…

Windows 10 recovery, revisited: The new way to perform a clean install

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Windows 10 has always offered multiple methods for attempting OS recovery. But with the release of Windows 10 version 2004 on May 27, 2020, one of those recovery methods disappeared from its previous home in Settings > Update & Security > Recovery. To read this article in full, please click here (Insider Story) Source:: Computerworld

ONS Finds R&D Spending on UK Telecoms Has Nearly Stalled

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The UK Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that the telecoms industry has gone from last year’s report, when it was the fastest growing sector for R&D spending (up 25.4% to total £947m by the end of 2018), to this year (2019) when spending on research and development grew by just 0.95% to total…

Hyperoptic Deploy FTTP to Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing

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UK ISP Hyperoptic, which specialises in building 1Gbps capable “full fibre” (FTTP/B) broadband networks to large residential (MDU) and office buildings, has today announced a new partnership with Metropolitan Thames Valley (MTV) to rollout their “hyperfast” service across a “large proportion of its housing portfolio.” At present MTV is said to provide housing at different…

ISP iDNET to Migrate Entire UK Phone Network to All-IP with BT

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UK broadband ISP iDNET has today announced that they’ve signed a 5-year deal with BTWholesale to help migrate their entire “phone network” to an all-IP solution in advance of the 2025 digital switch-over (when old analogue phones services are due to be withdrawn). Openreach (BT) currently expects to withdraw the traditional analogue Public Switched Telephone…

Vodafone Target Net Zero Total Global Carbon Emissions by 2040

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Mobile network operator Vodafone has today become the latest telecoms giant to make a major climate related commitment, which will see them reduce their total global carbon emissions to ‘net zero’ by 2040 (i.e. removing as many emissions as they produce) – ten years sooner than previously planned. Just for comparison, Sky (Sky Broadband, Sky…

Why Replace Traditional Web Application Firewall (WAF) With New Age WAF?

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At present, web applications have become the top targets for attackers because of potential monetization opportunities. Security breaches on the web application can cost millions. Strikingly, DNS (Domain Name System) related outage and Distributed denial of service (DDoS) lead a negative impact on businesses. Among the wide range of countermeasures, a web application firewall is…

Smarty UK Cut Unlimited 4G Mobile Data and Calls Plan to £15

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Mobile operator Smarty has reduced the monthly prices of their top two SIM Only tariffs by up to 25% as part of a new Black Friday promotion for new customers, which means that their biggest unlimited calls, texts and data (mobile broadband) plan is now just £15 per month for 12 months (£20 thereafter). On…