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Accenture buys Future State, Imaginea in acquisition spree

Accenture has carried on its acquisition spree with the purchase of Future State and Imaginea. 

This week, so far, the Dublin, Ireland-based conglomerate has announced the acquisition of three companies: Future State, Imaginea, and Businet Syste…

Singapore passes bill governing police use of contact tracing data

Singapore has passed new legislation detailing the scope of local law enforcement’s access to COVID-19 contact tracing data. It does so amidst questions whether the bill offers sufficient clarity and if police access should be excluded in the interest …

Recent root-giving Sudo bug also impacts macOS

Image: Will DormannA British security researcher has discovered today that a recent security flaw in the Sudo app also impacts the macOS operating system, and not just Linux and BSD, as initially believed.

The vulnerability, disclosed last week…

Google Cloud vs. AWS: Two vastly different profit pictures

Google Cloud is now approaching a $16 billion annual revenue run rate, but Google’s ad business is likely to subsidize it for the foreseeable future. The mirror image is AWS, which delivers operating income that dwarfs Amazon’s core retail business.
Al…

FireEye posts record revenue in Q4

Security firm FireEye on Tuesday reported record revenue for the fourth quarter and the full fiscal 2020. The strong results follow FireEye’s disclosure in December that it was the target of a massive international cyber espionage campaign. 
“We c…

Alphabet beats Q4 estimates, Google Cloud revenue climbs

Google’s cloud revenue continues to climb but the tech giant is now revealing its losses in the cloud segment as part of its promise to provide more revenue data, including operating segments, for Google Cloud. 

For Q4 2020, Google Cloud — whic…