Weekend Reads 061224

Talking at Bernstein’s 40th Annual Strategic Decision Conference late last week, HP boss Enrique Lores acknowledged the pressures facing the print division, saying the number of printed pages has dropped by a fifth.

The petition makes three general arguments for issuing a pause on net neutrality, the first of which is that the FCC may not have the authority to reinstate net neutrality at all.

Each time someone interacts with a large language model (LLM), there is an energy cost in running the model for inference. In addition, there is an energy cost in the preparation and training of the model before it was brought to production.

On December 14, 2022, the European Parliament adopted the Directive on measures for a high common level of cybersecurity across the Union (Directive (EU) 2022/2555) hereinafter referred to as “NIS2”), which was published in the official journal on December 27, 2022

In my view, Thomas’ approach is inconsistent with the remainder of Article 28 and would not achieve the goals of NIS2 to improve cybersecurity across the EU member states.

This kind of marketing, historically, is quite effective – bigger numbers are easier for us customers to understand. But, as is the case with clock speeds and cores, it’s never as simple as the marketers make it sound.

And now that the OEMs are finally able to get some GPU allocations, they are beginning to drive sales, but they do not seem to be able to make money on this ridiculously expensive iron. Which is, well, ironic.

Dozens of policing agencies are currently using cell-site simulators (CSS) by Jacobs Technology and its Engineering Integration Group (EIG), according to newly-available documents on how that company provides CSS capabilities to local law enforcement.

TL;DR: AES-GCM is great, as long as every nonce (mnemonic: number used once) is truly unique. Once a nonce is reused, AES-GCM completely falls apart.

Topology Aware Routing is a feature of Kubernetes that prevents cluster traffic within one availability zone from crossing to another availability zone.

Our recent discovery in router firmware exposes a security flaw in routers’ Network Address Translation (NAT) mapping handling, which can be exploited by attackers to bypass TCP’s built-in randomization.

In a significant escalation against piracy, a French court has ordered Google, Cloudflare, and Cisco to tamper with their DNS resolvers to block access to approximately 117 pirate sports streaming domains.