Techmeme
May 14, 2021, 2:45 PM

Top News

BBC:
The Irish health service shuts down its IT system after a “significant” ransomware attack that is having a severe impact on health and social care services  —  Ireland's health service has temporarily shut down its IT system after what it described as a “significant ransomware attack”.
Catalin Cimpanu / The Record:
DarkSide, the gang behind Colonial attack, claims it lost control of web servers and funds, as researchers wonder if it is due to US takedown or an exit scam  —  A day after US President Joe Biden said the US plans to disrupt the hackers behind the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack …
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Bloomberg:
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Starlink review: nice hardware yielding a moderately fast, very inconsistent connection, but has line-of-sight issues with even a tree able to block the signal  —  The problem with reality is that it is very irritating.  —  In our imaginations, we might dream of a satellite internet system …
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Google is leading an effort, supported by many tech giants, to maintain work authorization for tens of thousands of people whose spouses hold H-1B visas  —  - Google is leading an effort to maintain work authorization for tens of thousands of people whose spouses hold H-1B visas …
BBC:
A peer-reviewed study finds UK's NHS contact-tracing app reduced the second wave by roughly 25%, averting ~594,000 out of 1.89M cases from October-December 2020  —  The NHS contact-tracing app had a significant impact on lowering the spread of the coronavirus in the UK, a peer-reviewed paper has found.
Reuters:
Ireland's High Court rejects Facebook's bid to block Data Protection Commissioner's decision that may force the company to stop sending EU user data to the US  —  Ireland's High Court on Friday rejected a Facebook bid to block an inquiry by the Irish data regulator that could halt Facebook's data flows …
Maria Deutscher / SiliconANGLE:
Cisco acquires Kenna Security, which uses real world exploit data and predictive modeling to asses the risk level of vulnerabilities in company networks  —  Announcing its third startup acquisition in a week, Cisco Systems Inc. today revealed plans to buy Kenna Security Inc. …

Sponsor Posts

Google Workspace:
See how it's done with Google Workspace  —  Whether you're a team of 10 or 10,000, Google Workspace has all the tools you need to connect, create and collaborate.
Oura:
7 Tips for a Good Night's Sleep  —  Want to improve your sleep and build healthy habits that can last a lifetime?  Put these 7 tips to the test.
Zoho:
Beyond communication: Here are 5 other things you can do from your email  —  Did you know you can start meetings, access CRM data, manage projects, and much more without leaving your email interface?
Techmeme Leaderboards:
Find out who the top reporters are in 43 different tech categories  —  Who are the most influential writers on topics like AI, VR, IoT, or e-commerce?  We've analyzed Techmeme's news crawl data to find out.
Modern Finance Podcast:
The Origins and Future of Aave, The Decentralized Finance Protocol to Lend and Borrow Crypto
Kevin Rose covers all things cryptocurrency, DeFi, NFTs, stock picks, and more.
Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or RSS.
Techmeme Ride Home:
Thu. 07/29 - Vaccine Mandates For Big Tech?
The day's tech news, every day at 5pm ET. Fifteen minutes and you're up to date.
Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 2:45 PM ET, May 14, 2021.

The most current version of the site as always is available at our home page. To view an earlier snapshot click here and then modify the date indicated.

More News

MacKenzie Sigalos / CNBC:

Earlier Picks

Yogita Khatri / The Block:
The Block:
Taylor Hatmaker / TechCrunch:
Joey Roulette / The Verge:
Ina Fried / Axios: