IBM’s president, Jim Whitehurst, has resigned

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Jim Whitehurst, who joined IBM as part of the Red Hat acquisition, revealed today that he will be stepping down as company president barely 14 months after taking the job. IBM didn’t elaborate on why he was stepping down, but he did acknowledge his role in bringing the $34 billion Red Hat merger to fruition … Read more

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Unpatched Apple macOS Vulnerability Lets Malicious Apps Run — What You Need To Know

Source: Forbes Getty AppleInsider reports that a vulnerability first disclosed to Apple three months ago remains unpatched, and now the security researcher who found it has gone public. Filippo Cavallarin has published details of how the vulnerability enables a user to be tricked into running malicious applications, bypassing the Gatekeeper function in the process. Gatekeeper … Read more

How to find out if you’re a WhatsApp hack victim and what to do next

Source: Hull Daily Mail The popular communication app has seen a malicious code installed on some users’ smart phones Don’t fall for the WhatsApp scam. (Image: AP Photo/Patrick Sison) Whatsapp has announced a major security breach that is allowing hackers to spy on users’ phones. The popular communication app has seen a malicious code installed … Read more

Why Amazon didn’t make the cut in China

Source: TechInAsia When Amazon announced recently that it was giving up the ecommerce business in China, it wasn’t because of Chinese protectionism. Retail, after all, is almost the only sector where Beijing doesn’t favor the locals. LVMH, Prada, Gucci, Zara, H&M, and Uniqlo all prosper. It’s a rare, relatively level playing field for foreign companies, a sector … Read more

India’s Vodafone Idea Inks 5-Year IBM Cloud Contract

Source: LightReading ARMONK, NY — IBM signed a multi-million-dollar five-year agreement with Vodafone Idea to deliver an enhanced customer experience to millions of connected consumers and businesses in India. In addition, this engagement will also contribute to Vodafone Idea’s merger objectives by reducing its IT related costs. The collaboration will provide Vodafone Idea with a … Read more

Tunisia has also the right to 5G

Source: African Manager (Self-translation as the article was originally published in French) Sadok Toumi, Chief of Staff at the Ministry of Communication Technologies and Digital Economy, has announced on Tuesday that “The Ministry of Communication Technologies and Digital Economy has set the end of 2021 as the last deadline for the launch of 5G licenses”. … Read more