Weekend Reads 070524

Anybody not involved in the telephone business will probably be surprised to find that the old TDM telephone networks are still very much alive and in place.

Intel has demonstrated an optical chiplet co-packaged with a CPU capable of supporting 4 Tbps data links to feed the increasing datacenter bandwidth requirements of AI and high performance computing (HPC) applications.

My one-liner for The AI Delusion is that the real danger today is not that computers are smarter than us but that we think computers are smarter than us and consequently trust them to make decisions they should not be trusted to make.

If the Senate passes an expansion of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, any Americanメs international communications could become an open book.

Anybody who builds fiber networks can describe the litany of state and local regulations involved in constructing fiber. Following are the primary kinds of such regulations ヨ and there are others in some places.

OpenSSH maintainers have released security updates to contain a critical security flaw that could result in unauthenticated remote code execution with root privileges in glibc-based Linux systems.

This only works for so long. Software can keep getting bigger and slower only for as long as computers keep getting faster, and the rate of improvement there has fallen off a cliff and shows no sign of recovery.

While data-driven insights propelled tech giants to unprecedented heights, they also led to privacy debacles. As a reaction, the last decade witnessed the emergence and strengthening of data protection regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in Europe and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) in California.

It is easy to overlook the role lithography plays in developing digital technologies. Every year, new and more advanced integrated circuits appear, pushing computing capabilities to more advanced levels.

While Broadcom claimed that many users would see their costs fall because of the changes in licensing, it was simultaneously telling its shareholders that the changes were expected to lead to double-digit revenue growth for its VMware portfolio throughout 2024.