The European Gaia-X cloud, what GAFAM know about us, the vulnerability of open source projects … This is the ZD Brief!

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Summary:

  • Gaia-X, the European cloud
  • What GAFAM know about us
  • 5G video killer app
  • The key figure: security breaches on open source projects have doubled
  • Convenient : how to know if your PC is eligible for the new version of Windows

Gaia-X, the European cloud

Gaia-X corresponds to the wish to offer European companies an alternative to American cloud providers AWS, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure, which largely dominate the public cloud market, and to give more visibility to European offers. Bruno Le Maire and his German counterpart announced last week the launch of the project, the umpteenth chapter of the sovereign cloud in Europe. New and sustainable?

What GAFAM know about us

According to a study by Signs, the GAFAM collect tons of data on each user, allowing them to get ever richer. The aim of the study was to find out everything Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft (GAFAM) know about their users. Conversely, users know little about these tech giants.

5G video killer app

While manufacturers are struggling to find concrete applications for 5G, video is still at the top of the acclaimed technologies for the transition to the new generation of wireless technology. Even before the current health crisis definitively installed videoconferencing at the center of our daily lives, the general public and professionals already considered that video would be at the origin of the future success of 5G. An idea probably reinforced by the changes brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The key figure: security breaches on open source projects have doubled

A study has analyzed the 54 main open source projects and shows that the security vulnerabilities within these tools doubled in 2019, going from 421 bugs reported in 2018 to 968 last year. According to RiskSense’s “The Dark Reality of Open Source” report, 2,694 bugs were reported in popular open source projects between 2015 and March 2020.

How to know if your PC is eligible for the new version of Windows

The update to the 2004 version of Windows is rolling out slowly but surely. To find out if your device is eligible, simply go to “Windows Update”. If the message “Windows 10 May 2020 update will be available soon. We are offering this update to compatible devices, but your device is not quite ready. When it is, you will be informed of the availability of the update on this page “appears, so you will have to wait a little longer …

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