Reality Winner, the former NSA intelligence contractor who leaked evidence of Russian interference in a US Presidential election to the press, has been released from prison.
Her attorney Alison Allen announced Winner, 29, had been let out on Monday early due to "exemplary" behavior whole inside.
In 2018, Winner pleaded guilty to one count of espionage for printing out a classified document describing the Kremlin’s attempts to infiltrate and meddle with voting systems amid the 2016 White house race. She sent the five-page report to The Intercept, which published a news article about the file's contents.
A new law due to come into force tomorrow that would force broadband providers in New York State to provide net access to low-income households for $15 a month has been put on hold.
A preliminary injunction [PDF] was granted by United States District Judge Denis R Hurley on Friday after a string of trade bodies – including the New York State Telecommunications Association and The Broadband Association – launched the action on behalf of their members.
The ruling notes that telcos and ISPs forced to impose the price caps would "suffer unrecoverable losses increasing with time" and that the "bulk of these losses will stem from lost income."
China's Standing Committee of the National People's Congress has passed a new data security law requiring companies to seek approval before transferring what it refers to as "core" data overseas.
Rule-breakers can end up paying up to ¥10m ($1.56m, £1.1m) in fines or possibly face closure.
Data under a lesser qualification of "important" that is handed to overseas law enforcement agencies without Beijing's approval will receive up to ¥5m ($781,000) and a possible business suspension, up from a previous ¥1m ($156,000) that was stated in the draft of the law.
Honda and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have agreed to embark on a joint feasibility study to supply oxygen, hydrogen, and electricity to humans and rovers in outer space.
The circulative renewable energy system is the subject of a three-year research agreement signed in November 2020 and intended for use on the Lunar Gateway and the Moon. Gateway is the planned lunar-orbit space station from NASA intended to house a rotation of astronauts.
In a canned statement, JAXA described the study:
Google is extending Workspace, its rebranded productivity and collaboration tools, to "anyone with a Google account", and will introduce Workspace Individual subscriptions with "premium capabilities."
Workspace was launched in October 2020 as a more integrated approach for users of Google's business applications, including Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Calendar and Meet, formerly known as G Suite.
The name likely comes from the idea of forming collaboration spaces, rather than merely working on documents. An existing feature called Rooms lets users bring chat, documents, and tasks into one web page. This is set to become rebranded as Spaces, "a dedicated place for organizing people, topics and projects," according to VP Javier Soltero.
2020 was a dismal year for the smartphone industry, with sales tanking in the face of the pandemic. But things are now looking up, with Canalys expecting a 12 per cent recovery this year, albeit one not evenly shared by vendors.
The analyst predicted shipments will increase to 1.4 billion units, up from 1.26 billion in 2020, when shipments fell by seven per cent compared to the prior year.
Canalys said it expects this recovery to be somewhat fettered by the semiconductor shortage, with research manager Ben Stanton describing an increasing build-up of pressure across all vendors and price brackets.
In brief Nvidia has snapped up computer vision startup DeepMap to help build the company's self-driving platform.
The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
"The acquisition is an endorsement of DeepMap's unique vision, technology and people," Ali Kani, Nvidia vice president and general manager of Automotive, said in a statement. "DeepMap is expected to extend our mapping products, help us scale worldwide map operations and expand our full self-driving expertise."
The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has inked a deal with Norton where it will refund customers whose antivirus software subscription was automatically renewed.
Today's agreement comes after the regulator launched legal action against Norton in March – a first for a consumer protection case – when the company refused to furnish the CMA with the information needed during the course of the investigation. It also arrives hot on the heels of a similar arrangement with McAfee
Andrea Coscelli, CEO at the CMA, said:
Vodafone has revealed the first vendors included in its OpenRAN rollout as the telco starts to rip and replace its network infrastructure across Wales and the South East of England.
The company first declared an intent to embrace OpenRAN last October, with the aim of replacing proprietary Huawei-made towers with alternatives centred around open standards. Dell, NEC, Samsung, Wind River, Capgemini Engineering, and Keysight Technologies were all selected to provide equipment, software, and integration services.
Vodafone selected generic Dell EMC PowerEdge iron to provide computational muscle, with the RAN software running within a virtualized container system provided by Wind River.
IBM, Tata Consultancy Services, and Wipro are among 13 winners on a £50m deal to help build and manage applications for UK utility Southern Water.
The £878m-turnover infrastructure company, which provides water services across southern England from Hampshire to Kent, named the vendors as a pool of pre-qualified service providers to build, operate, and transfer applications.
The winners fall into five lots: digital services such as application lifecycle management development; consulting, software development, internet and support; management of assets and geographic information systems; operational technology and telemetry services; and enterprise information management.
Microsoft has updated its product lifecycle documentation to state that Windows 10 Home and Pro will be retired on 14 October 2025.
The statement is likely linked to the forthcoming event on 24 June where Microsoft promises to unveil what's next for Windows. Note that it is the future of Windows, not of Windows 10, that is the subject.
What happened, then, to the idea that Windows 10 would be the last version, but constantly kept up to date with incremental updates?
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