Huawei looks to cloud services in 2021 as US sanctions strangle smartphone business

As Huawei Technologies struggles under the impacts of the US sanctions, the company’s founder Ren Zhengfei said that the smartphone maker is now looking towards cloud services as its primary focus, over its smartphone and 5G operations.

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According to an SCMP report, the senior executive of the Chinese tech giant had made the announcement in an internal speech back in November 2020. The founder had said that the company must build up its strength in cloud services and that the brand needed to also make a “breakthrough” in the field. The official added that “It is impossible for us to simply follow the same path as Alibaba and Amazon … They have access to unlimited money in the US stock market.”

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New SUPERNOVA backdoor found in SolarWinds cyberattack analysis

While analyzing artifacts from the SolarWinds Orion supply-chain attack, security researchers discovered another backdoor that is likely from a second threat actor.

Named SUPERNOVA, the malware is a webshell planted in the code of the Orion network and applications monitoring platform and enabled adversaries to run arbitrary code on machines running the trojanized version of the software.

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Microsoft is designing its own chips to ditch Intel in Surface products

Microsoft could be launching a new Surface product which will run on its own custom ARM-based processors, according to industry sources. If true, this will be the first time Microsoft’s own chips would be powering a Surface product – as previously Microsoft has always stuck to Intel, Qualcomm and recently AMD processors.

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Alibaba’s facial recognition tech could be being used to identify Uighurs

The report comes as human rights groups accuse China of forcing over 1 million Muslim Uighurs into labour camps, and calls out firms suspected of complicity

Technology giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has facial recognition technology which can specifically pick out members of China’s Uighur minority, surveillance industry researcher IPVM said in a report.

The report comes as human rights groups accuse China of forcing over 1 million Muslim Uighurs into labour camps, and calls out firms suspected of complicity.

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Red Hat unveils common Kubernetes platform for Windows and Linux

The service makes it possible to manage Linux and Windows-based containerized workloads side by side

Red Hat has announced the general availability of its common Kubernetes foundation for Windows and Linux container workloads: Red Hat OpenShift Support for Windows Containers.

Containers allow organizations to package and run Windows and Linux applications on-premises and in the cloud. With Red Hat’s new service, enterprises can simultaneously manage Linux and Windows-based containerized workloads, eliminating the need for parallel software processing across hybrid cloud environments.

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SUSE Completes Acquisition of Rancher Labs; Powers the Ability for Enterprises to Innovate Everywhere

LONDON and CUPERTINO, Calif.Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — SUSE, a global leader in true open source innovation, today announced it has closed the acquisition of Rancher Labs, the market leader in Kubernetes management. The combined company brings together a best-in-class Linux operating system, a market-leading Kubernetes management platform, and a host of pioneering edge capabilities that will give enterprises the power to innovate everywhere.

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