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Sir Clive Sinclair, the developer of the ZX81 died at 81

[German]Small news from the world of computer technology: The inventor and entrepreneur Sir Clive Marles Sinclair died yesterday, September 16, 2021 in London, at the age of 81. Born near Richmond on July 30, 1940, the British inventor is considered, … Continue reading

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Microsoft study shows effects remote work on collaboration of information workers

[German]The new studyquantifies effects of remote working from home office among 61,000 Microsoft employees. The study concludes that Microsoft’s Corona-related company-wide shift to remote work from the home office has impacted communication and collaboration between different business units within the … Continue reading

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Docker Desktop now costs for large enterprises

[German]Docker is limiting the use of the free version of its Docker Desktop utility to individuals or small businesses. At the same time, it introduced a new, more expensive subscription plan. The company has renamed its free plan “Personal” and … Continue reading

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Avast is bought by Norton for 8.6 billion US dollars

[German]NortonLifeLock and Avast are planning a merger that could be worth up to $8.6 billion, as The Verge reports. NortonLifeLock CEO Vincent Pilette made the announcement in this short note. NortonLifeLock is expected to acquire all of Avast’s shares, which … Continue reading

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Free Software Foundation considers Microsoft’s GitHub Copilot unfair and not legal

[German]Does Copilot, the AI solution launched by Microsoft on GitHub for embedding code snippets (e.g., in Visual Studio code), violate fair use and the rights of code developers? The nonprofit Free Software Foundation has just raised some questions about the … Continue reading

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John McAfee found dead in his spanish cell

John McAfee, the founder of the eponymous security software maker, is dead. He was found dead in his jail cell in Barcelona, according to authorities, hours after a Spanish court approved his extradition to the U.S. There are indications that … Continue reading

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2nd Microsoft Event on June 24, 2021

Microsoft  announced yesterday on Twitter a second event for developers for June 24, 2021, (15:00 ET). The event thing will be broadcasted live on YouTube. Advertising

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Nominated for European Cybersecurity Blogger Awards 2021

[German]Just a short note – the blogs here – especially my German language IT blog  has been nominated for the European Cybersecurity Blogger Awards 2021. I have now been informed that I have reached the finals – whether there will … Continue reading

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Class action lawsuit against HP over blocked cartridges

[German]A small addendum to a topic that I’ve had on my scratch sheet for a few weeks now. The printer manufacturer Hewlett Packard (HP) has been annoying users lately by blocking the use of third-party ink or toner through firmware … Continue reading

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New storage policies for Google accounts from June 1, 2021

[German]Google is changing its terms of use for Google accounts (Gmail, Google Drive) etc. as of June 1, 2021. This also affects the question of what happens when such an account is not used for a longer period of time. … Continue reading

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