Weekend Reads 011323

Want to be Bigger? Faster? Stronger? Such questions are a staple in exercise and health media, but those same questions are raised in the tech industry as well.

TAU-SAT3, launched Tuesday on a SpaceX rocket from Cape Canaveral in Florida, will pave the way towards quantum communication via a nanosatellite, Tel Aviv University reported on Wednesday.

If you deal with Web Performance, you’ve probably heard about HTTP resource prioritization. This is especially true since last year, as Chromium added so-called “Priority Hints” with the new fetchpriority attribute, which allow you to tweak said prioritizations.

Last Fall, SpaceX broadened the definition of Gen2 to include three configurations, designated F9-1, F9-2, and Starship.

eBPF brought with it a vast amount of software, including software-defined networking (SDNs), observability projects, and security-based software.

Historically, the only option to connect processor cores and memory have been proprietary interconnects such as InfiniBand, PCI Express and other protocols that connect compute clusters with offloads but for the most part that won’t work with AI and its workload requirements.

Over the next few months, we found as many car-related vulnerabilities as we could. The following writeup details our work exploring the security of telematic systems, automotive APIs, and the infrastructure that supports it.

Within seven years of this pamphlet, Congress passed the Telecommunications Act of 1934, which put some regulatory restraints on the large Bell Telephone monopoly that was gobbling up telephone systems across the country.

Confidential computing segregates data and code from the host computer’s system and makes it harder for unauthorized third parties to access the data.

Three big analyst firms published stats this week that made for grim reading. The consensus from Gartner, IDC, and Canalys is that fourth quarter shipments came in at somewhere around 65-68 million units, down almost 30% compared to last year.

Public announcement of the 433-qubit IBM Quantum Osprey processor at the 2022 IBM Quantum Computing Summit on Nov. 9 represents another evolutionary milestone in the development of universal quantum computers.

A research paper that claimed a quantum breakthrough that could “challenge RSA-2048” encryption received significant attention in the past week, followed by significant criticism as experts weighed in.

ReversingLabs urges organizations, specifically npm and PyPI package users, to double down on securing their networks, and part of that could be better detection and blocking of access to suspicious and malicious web properties related to threats like IconBurst and Material Tailwind.

Having been involved in this sector for over fifteen years now, the rate of change in the market dynamics continues to surprise me—from its early years when MarkMonitor and NetNames clearly led the space for several years, then seeing well-funded startups such as Yellow Brand Protection and Incopro challenge that, followed by a period of heavy M&A, it is now extremely diverse.

Last week, Ireland’s Data Protection Commission fined Meta 390 million euros — 210 million euros against Facebook and 180 million euros against Instagram.