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Google has rolled out “Privacy Sandbox,” a Chrome feature first announced back in 2019 that, among other things, exchanges third-party cookies—the most common form of tracking technology—for what the company is now calling “Topics.”

By virtue of engineering pushing the acceptable boundaries of a system, failures occur. This is inevitable, and that’s also the joy and perils of engineering — discovering the acceptable limits of system resilience.

The resource-intensive inefficiencies inherent to telecom ordering, billing, and service level agreement (SLA) enforcement between carriers is an industry-wide problem that MEF and its member organizations have been working to solve for years.

Cybersecurity agencies from Japan and the U.S. have warned of attacks mounted by a state-backed hacking group from China to stealthily tamper with branch routers and use them as jumping-off points to access the networks of various companies in the two countries.

To help solve this problem, QUIC no longer relies (purely) on IP addresses to define connections. Instead, it assigns a number to each connection (a so-called Connection ID or CID).

You are a distributor that sells your supplier’s brands, so aside from worrying about your own company’s domains, you’ve got nothing else to worry about, right?

The adoption of ‘justified need’ address policy by the RIRs, plus classless inter-domain routing (CIDR), which permitted more fine-grained delegation of resources slowed the runout of IPv4, but exhaustion was inevitable.

Some details are emerging on Europe’s first exascale system, codenamed “Jupiter” and to be installed at the Jülich Supercomputing Center in Germany in 2024.