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Quotes of the week: "It's cheating and doesn't sit well."

“We treat theft/larceny, and if relevant to this case, industrial espionage, very seriously - it is cheating, and cheating doesn't sit well with us. Penalties for such crimes are grievous and anyone who would do this clearly isn't very smart.”

Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan on the theft of two prototype laptops from the company’s booth at CES


“I was surprised that it generated as much controversy as it did. There was a push to remove me from the board of Facebook, which is kind of crazy, since I’m the longest-serving director there after Zuckerberg.”

Peter Thiel on the controversy his support of Donald Trump caused within the tech community


“FinancialForce is effectively my third child and to give your child the best chance you have to let them move on. I want FinancialForce to have the best chance of becoming the most sustainable business possible.”

Outgoing FF CEO Jeremey Roche on stepping down from the company


“We think there is actually a digital skills opportunity to take those people that are left behind by the digital economy, give them the skills that they need to restart their careers and that Britain needs to get ahead.”

AWS UK MD Gavin Jackson, speaking at the launch of a new training scheme the company launched this week


“Our cars communicate with the outside world only when they need to, so there isn’t a continuous line that’s able to be hacked, going into the car.”

John Krafcik, CEO of Alphabet’s self-driving car business Waymo, on how his cars reduce the risk of hacking


“The anti-virus paradigm will finally be seen as a dead paradigm. I invented this paradigm and predicted its demise more than 10 years ago.”

John McAfee’s 2017 predictions needs more hubris


“If you have got a 16-year-old who has hacked into your account and stolen your identity, this is a 21st century crime, so we ought to have a 21st century methodology to address it…the 16-year-old does not have access to the internet or Wi-Fi for a period and then in conjunction they have to do some sort of traditional work in the community.”

Chief Superintendent Gavin Thomas suggests putting Wi-Fi jammers on convicted hackers


“We have a clear goal to be the number two smartphone vendor globally by 2018 and the number one vendor by 2021.”

CEO of the Huawei Consumer BG, Richard Yu on the company’s plans for the top


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