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I can’t believe you’ve done this: Cisco.com asks visitors to explain to IT why they have broken the website

I can’t believe you’ve done this: Cisco.com asks visitors to explain to IT why they have broken the website

Switchzilla’s online presence beset by mysterious outages Cisco has suffered an odd series of outages that briefly KO’d its website and corporate blogs. The Register was first alerted yesterday to the blog outages, which replaced reams of corporate content with the default WordPress post-installation admin config page. Downtime started at around 2pm GMT and lasted...

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Tokyo Olympics, US tariffs Trump Europe’s Brexit shakes as global PC shipments balloon to fattest figure in 7 years

Extra $37bn levy on notebooks, slabs pushes American retailers to panic buy, buy, buy Businesses heading for the Windows 7 escape hatch and US retailers panic-buying ahead of the next round of trade tariffs helped PC shipments rise globally in Q3 at the fastest rate in seven-and-a-half years. This is according to sales-in figures collated...

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Oh dear… AI models used to flag hate speech online are, er, racist against black people

Oh dear… AI models used to flag hate speech online are, er, racist against black people

Tweets written in African-American English slang more likely to be considered offensive The internet is filled with trolls spewing hate speech, but machine learning algorithms can’t help us clean up the mess. A paper from computer scientists from the University of Washington, Carnegie Mellon University, and the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, found that machines...

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Criminalise British drone fliers, snarl MPs amid crackdown demands

Criminalise British drone fliers, snarl MPs amid crackdown demands

Geoblocking, weaponisation and more in Parliamentary committee’s sights The British government should make it a crime to disable geofencing and electronic conspicuity on one’s drone, according to MPs from a parliamentary committee looking at future drone regulation. In a report issued today, Parliament’s Science and Technology Committee (STC) demanded the government issue a White Paper...

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Peer into the future at Cisco’s Networking.Next Virtual Event

Peer into the future at Cisco’s Networking.Next Virtual Event

Be the first to see tech giant’s global trends report Promo Cisco is inviting the world’s IT leaders to join its Networking.Next Virtual Event on 24 October, offering up a panel of experts who will examine the diverse trends of today, that are shaping tomorrow’s network. Speaking alongside a bevy of top Cisco executives will...