In Florida city, a hacker tried to poison the drinking water

Mabel R. Acton

A hacker gained entry to the system controlling the water treatment plant of a Florida city of 15,000 and tried to taint the water supply with a caustic chemical, exposing a danger cybersecurity experts say has grown as systems become both more computerized and accessible via the internet.

The hacker who breached the system at the city of Oldsmar’s water treatment plant on Friday using a remote access program shared by plant workers briefly increased the amount of sodium hydroxide by a factor of one hundred (from 100 parts per million to 11,100 parts per million), Pinellas County Sheriff Bob … Read More

European warehouse demand surges as e-commerce giants snap up spaces

Mabel R. Acton

Staff make their way around the aisles collecting items before sending them to the on-site dispatch hall to be packaged inside one of Britain’s largest Amazon warehouses in Dunfermline, Fife.

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BEIJING — Big investors are pouring money into warehouses in Europe as online shopping for goods — some all the way from China — takes off in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

E-commerce was already growing before the emergence of Covid-19 forced people to stay home and storefronts to close. Now, the pandemic has likely sped up the pace of e-commerce

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APAC SMBs prioritise remote work support, online sales

Mabel R. Acton

Small and midsize businesses (SMBs) in Asia view the need for digitalisation and to support a remote workforce as key IT priorities to achieve their operational and growth objectives this year. They face challenges, though, in having to identify alternative sales and delivery channels amidst the global pandemic. 

Some 41% of SMBs pointed to the need to facilitate remote work as their leading technology strategy in 2021, revealed a study released by Cisco Systems. Conducted by Analysys Mason, the survey polled 1,600 organisations across eight Asia-Pacific markets including China, India, Singapore, Indonesia, and Australia, that employed between 50 and 150. 

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Redmi K40 launch confirmed for February 25 in Xiaomi’s home market

Mabel R. Acton
Redmi Note 9 Pro close up of logo
  • Xiaomi has announced the China launch date for the Redmi K40 series.
  • The lineup will consist of a Snapdragon 888 flagship.
  • Pricing for the series will start at 2,999 yuan (~$465).

Xiaomi has been teasing the Redmi K40 series for a while and now we finally have a launch date for the phones. According to the company’s Weibo post, the new Redmi lineup that includes a Snapdragon 888 flagship will be revealed in China on February 25.

Like the Redmi K30 phones before it, the K40 series will also bear an affordable price tag. Redmi General Manager, Lu Weibing

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