Greenpeace: Northern Virginia Data Centers Need A Cleaner Cloud

The huge cloud computing cluster in Northern Virginia needs to be greener, and soon. That’s the message from environmental group Greenpeace, which says Virginia utility Dominion Energy has not kept pace with the data center industry’s appetite for renewable energy. Greenpeace is specifically calling out Amazon Web Services, the world’s largest cloud provider, saying its …

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Ring Alarm is the best security-focused smart home system you can buy. Today it’s cheaper than ever

We all want to make sure our homes stay safe from intruders and other threats, and a smart security system can provide peace-of-mind and a watchful eye to your connected home. Today, you can get the excellent five-piece Ring Alarm system for $159 on Amazon, down from a list price of $199 and the lowest …

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Aligned Energy Aims to ‘Smarten’ Critical Infrastructure

A new white paper from Aligned Energy — whose mission is in part to make critical infrastructure smart enough to continuously improve both its economic performance and environmental impact — offers a financial analyst update on the company. Aligned Energy is managed by veterans of some of today’s top wholesale cololcation providers. Think names like …

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Top 2019 Trends Impacting the World’s Escalating Demand for Data and Power

Jim Witham, CEO of GaN Systems, explores the top 2019 data cent power trends, and highlights new perspectives and approaches to thinking about and addressing the power needs of the diverse technology that surrounds us. Jim Witham, CEO of GaN Systems Energy use is a critical challenge for data centers — not only for individual …

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EU Agrees New Copyright Rules – Sends Internet to the Dark Ages

Despite what the politicians say, there’s no getting around the fact that last night’s agreement on a new EU Copyright Directive between the European Parliament and Council – particularly Article 11 (“link tax“) and Article 13 (“upload filters“) – is going to harm the sharing of online news and deliver mass automated censorship. According to …

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All about Android upgrades (and why they’re late) | TECH(talk)

It’s not exactly news that Android upgrades almost always take a lo-o-o-o-o-ng time to roll out to most users. As in months. Often, many months. Sometimes more than a year. Sometimes never. (There is an exception: Google delivers new versions of Android to its Pixel line right away, and did just that with the release …

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County Broadband Reveal FTTP Prices for £46m East Anglia Rollout

Rural focused UK ISP County Broadband, which last year secured £46m from Aviva Investors to help it deploy a new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to 30,000 premises across the East of England, has recently updated a new website and prices for the full fibre service. Until now the provider has tended to focus …

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GNOME Evolution OpenPGP Signature Spoofing Vulnerability

A vulnerability in GNOME Evolution could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to conduct spoofing attacks on a targeted system. The vulnerability exists because the affected software does not properly validate OpenPGP signatures sent to an affected system. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by persuading a user to open a malicious email with valid PGP-signed …

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Live Networks LIVE555 Media Server Setup Packet Memory Leak Denial of Service Vulnerability

A vulnerability in the LIVE555 Media Server could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a denial of service (DoS) condition on a targeted system. The vulnerability is due to a memory leak condition in the affected software when multiple instances of a single field exist within a setup packet. An attacker could exploit the …

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Live Networks LIVE555 Media Server handleRequestBytes Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

A vulnerability in the LIVE555 Media Server could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a denial of service (DoS) condition on a targeted system. The vulnerability is due to a buffer overflow condition in the handleRequestBytes function of the affected software. An attacker could exploit the vulnerability by sending a malicious HTTP packet to …

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