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Whenever one picks up a book with an eye to writing about it, one necessarily needs to know the subject matter therein. The recent book This Is How They Tell Me The World Ends — an ungrammatical title if anything — claims to be a book about the zero-day "industry" as per the author, Nicole Perlroth, a staff reporter for the New York Times, who covers cyber security. (I dislike that word "cyber" and will use infosec right through this piece.)

Published in Open Sauce

Search behemoth Google, which is trying to muscle the Australian Government into accepting a news media code devised by itself, has contradicted its own threat to pull out of the market by slyly approaching smaller news organisations and trying to cut deals on its (Google's) terms.

Published in Open Sauce

The boffins at Google know many things, but one of the lessons in life they have failed to grasp is that one should learn to acknowledge defeat gracefully.

Published in Open Sauce
Tuesday, 22 September 2020 12:38

Emesent gets funding boost from In-Q-Tel investment

CSIRO Data61 alumni and drone autonomy company Emesent has announced new investment in its business by In-Q-Tel in a move it says will power its expansion into the defence and emergency response industries.

Published in Deals

In the past days, weeks, months, and years the mask has come off Google, the company that was once considered cool and benevolent, to reveal a festering, pus-filled pit of hypocrisy and corrupt values.

Published in Beerfiles

The two biggest parasites in the digital world, Facebook and Google, have offered a sop to online publishers: we will allow the free articles of yours, that we exploit to make our money, offer a means of subscribing to your publications.

Published in Open Sauce
Wednesday, 21 December 2016 11:47

Google sued over alleged labour law violations

A product manager at Google has filed a lawsuit against the company, claiming that its confidentiality policies violate California labour laws.

Published in Technology Regulation

Google has done what many people expected and launched its own phone, along with other devices to aid it in its market tussle with Apple's iPhone.

Published in Open Sauce
Wednesday, 31 August 2016 09:50

EU stoush: Apple's Cook starts off on wrong note

Apple chief executive Tim Cook lives in a different world to the one you and I inhabit. Nothing else can account for the fact that he was recently proclaiming that the company he leads should not have to pay corporate tax because he felt the tax rate was not fair.

Published in Open Sauce

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