Australia's Department of Finance has updated its Cloud Policy to say “... agencies now must adopt cloud”.
Those italics are the Department's, and it also has some qualifications for the edict, namely that cloud should only be adopted “where it is fit for purpose, provides adequate protection of data and delivers value for money.”
AMD president and CEO Rory Read has stepped down, effective immediately, to be succeeded by fellow AMD exec Lisa Su.
Read, who has served as AMD's chief exec since August 2011, will stay on with the company in an advisory role, but only through the end of 2014.
The next version of iOS may not be an upgrade for fans who use their iDevices to emulate classic games. The latest beta version of iOS 8.1 removes the famous (or infamous) "Date Trick" workaround used by iOS emulator makers to bypass App Store restrictions on their work, without the need to jailbreak the device.
Computer code that can turn almost any device that connects via USB into a cyber-attack platform has been shared online. Computer security researchers wrote the code following the discovery of the USB flaw earlier this year.
The pair made the code public in an attempt to force electronics firms to improve defences against attack by USB.
Jonathan Hall was trying to help the internet. Earlier this week, the 29-year-old hacker and security consultant revealed that someone had broken into machines running inside several widely used internet services, including Yahoo, WinZip, and Lycos. But he may have gone too far.