Dan Swinhoe

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Dan is Senior Staff Writer at IDG Connect.

Writes about all manner of tech from driverless cars, AI, and Green IT to Cloudy stuff, security, and IoT.

Dislikes autoplay ads/videos and garbage written about 'milliennials'.  

GDPR-based extortion could be the next cybercrime trend

Data Privacy and Security

GDPR-based extortion could be the next cybercrime trend

Could the threat of reporting a company for GDPR noncompliance be a new revenue stream for cybercriminals?

News roundup: Apple beats Google, Amazon, and Microsoft to $1 trillion

Internet

News roundup: Apple beats Google, Amazon, and Microsoft to $1 trillion

A roundup of the week’s technology news including do not buy lists, Google in China, and Tesla surfboards.

Romania has the funding and tech-knowhow, but needs business knowledge to go global

Business Management

Romania has the funding and tech-knowhow, but needs business knowledge to go global

Bitdefender CEO Florin Talpeș explains why Romania needs to learn how to go global to become an innovative tech player.

As Facebook quits low-orbit internet, other companies continue their efforts

Internet

As Facebook quits low-orbit internet, other companies continue their efforts

End of Project Aquila doesn’t mean remote areas won’t get internet access.

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Malware

Why cryptojacking malware may be a sign of more serious intrusion

Finding cryptojacking malware may only be a symptom of a more serious data breach.

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Security

Why CSOs should take mainframe security more seriously

Do companies take mainframe security as seriously as the rest of their IT infrastructure?

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Internet

News Roundup: Rising sea levels could impact internet infrastructure

A roundup of the week’s technology news including Amazon doing networking, charitable hackers, and running robots.

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Internet

News roundup: Light at the end of the tunnel for ZTE

A roundup of the week’s technology news including Facebook fines, rapid Blockchain consultation, and GitHub ’95.

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Security

DDoS attacks are still a danger, even during the lull period

Memcaching might have gone away but beware the rise of Mirai clones.

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Datacenters need to be smarter about energy

Sustainable sourcing and closer partnerships with energy companies are key to energy security.

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