Fortanix Launches Runtime Encryption Using Intel SGX

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 21, 2017 — Fortanix™ Inc., the Runtime Encryption™ company, today announced the first commercially available Runtime Encryption solution using Intel® Software Guard Extensions (SGX) to best protect private data even during runtime. Now organizations can leverage a Runtime Encryption environment where they can run their most sensitive applications with complete and deterministic privacy, as data remains encrypted and completely protected from cloud providers, system administrators, insiders, government subpoena, and network hackers.

The industry?EU?s first solution to provide SGX-enabled production software, Fortanix?EU? Self-Defending Key Management Service (SDKMS) is the world?EU?s only cloud service delivering Runtime Encryption technology to protect applications and data during use. Runtime Encryption allows general-purpose computation on encrypted data without exposing sensitive data to untrusted operating systems, root users, cloud providers, or malicious insiders.

In conjunction with this first Intel SGX-enabled production software, Fortanix has also launched the Runtime Encryption Slack Channel. The channel is a growing community of professionals who connect to discuss Intel SGX and Runtime Encryption.

?EU?The Runtime Encryption Slack Channel is an excellent communication and support channel for users and developers with Intel SGX questions and discussion topics,?EU? said Manish Mehta, Senior Security Engineer at Netflix. ?EU?This virtual meeting place is the beginning of an ecosystem of SGX practitioners looking to either implement SGX or build a solution utilizing SGX.?EU?

Fortanix is also the first company to demonstrate running sensitive applications operating securely with Intel SGX. Its Runtime Encryption supports many applications including OpenStack Barbican, OpenDJ, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and any application written in Python, C, C++, or Rust.


Today?EU?s traditional security methods fail to protect private data from new and evolving threats — including insiders, complex network topologies, privileged users, OS-level hacks, network intruders, and sophisticated malware. Just like encryption protects data at rest and data in motion, Fortanix?EU? Runtime Encryption keeps keys, data,…
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More iPhone X contract deals

More iPhone X contract deals
Looking for the iPhone X prices? Need to know just how much you need to put aside for that early Christmas present to yourself? Well, a contract deal will ease the pain a little, and we’ve already had a look at the Vodafone iPhone X pricing. However, there’s more networks out there, so let’s see what they’re offering shall we?

The plan comparisons are in, so let’s start with the all-singing and all-dancing 256GB model of the iPhone X. O2 seem to have a deal which lets you get it for £40 per month. Hmm.. surely that can’t be right, can it? We’re seeing the offer here, which includes a £129.99 up-front charge followed by two years of £40 per month. That, though, would mean you’re only paying £1,089.99 for the phone and the airtime package. That seems a bit too good, even though it’s still a lot of cash. We clicked the link but it came up with an “out of stock” message, which isn’t too surprising as the phone is not shipping for a bit yet. You get 3GB of monthly data on that one and you can “save your basket” so it’s all ready when the phone is ready to buy.

Meanwhile, for the 64GB iPhone X, we’ve found the deals below. We’ve put the monthly data allowance down quite low, but you can just twiddle the sliders to meet your requirements.

It’s worth remembering that pre-orders begin Friday, October 27th and the phone ships on Friday, November 3rd, but keep an eye on this article and we’ll have the deals below update every single day, live. Flash eh?

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  • US cellular Apple Watch 3 won’t work in the UK

    US cellular Apple Watch 3 wont work in the UK

    In just a couple of weeks I’m heading off Stateside for my annual hols. So, as I normally visit the Apple shop, I thought I’d pick up a bargain.

    I had devised, in the famous words of Baldrick, “a cunning plan”. I was to buy a new Series 3 Apple Watch whilst in the US of A and then bring in home to Blighty a few pound cheaper. Boom!

    Well, it appears that Apple must have got wind of my plan, as the US version of the Series 3 watch won’t actually work on UK cellular bands. In fact, it won’t work outside of the US at all !

    The watch does work fine when connected to an iPhone, but the LTE bands used in the cellular Apple Watch 3 are US specific. If you want one to work here, you will need a UK version, which is currently exclusive to EE .

    The LTE Apple Watch Series 3 starts at the equivalent of £295 in the States (before state tax which, in Florida for example is 7%). It is £399 here in the UK. So if you want to get your hands on the latest Apple Watch you will have to be ..

    a) Be (or becom) an EE customer.
    b) Pay the full UK amount for the Watch
    c) Pay an extra £5 per month on your service plan.

    Or if making calls on your watch is not that important purchase the non-cellular Series 3 Watch is the equivalent of £243 compared to the UK price of £329.

    Right where is that e-mail address for “Rip Off Britain” ? 🙂

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  • Google Partners with Bose for Assistant-Capable Headphones

    Google today announced what it says are the first headphones optimized to work with Google Assistant. The Bose QC35 II wireless cans have a dedicated action button for interacting with Google Assistant. A quick press of the action button allows people to listen to incoming messages or check their calendar; access playlists, skip tracks, and listen to the news; or answer or make phone calls. The Bose QC35 II headphones are a modified version of last year’s QC35s. They include active noise cancellation. Google said Assistant on the QC35 II will be available in the U.S., Australia, Canada, Germany, France, and the U.K. Pricing and exact retail dates were not provided. For reference, the original QC35s cost $349. Other headset makers have already included Google Assistant in their own designs using APIs from Google, but these do not have dedicated action buttons.

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    It’s official, Google enters into big-money HTC deal

    Its official, Google enters into big money HTC deal
    Overnight Google gave us the official news which confirmed the substantial HTC rumours.

    It’s loose change for Google, who have almost $100 billion in the bank. They will now acquire the HTC for $1.1 billion. Their announcement is as follows..

    With this agreement, a team of HTC talent will join Google as part of the hardware organization. These future fellow Googlers are amazing folks we’ve already been working with closely on the Pixel smartphone line, and we’re excited to see what we can do together as one team. The deal also includes a non-exclusive license for HTC intellectual property.

    Meanwhile, HTC will continue to employ over 2,000 research and design staff. This is around half the current amount.

    Effectively Google are buying the skills and expertise from HTC, getting an experienced engineering and product design team. It should be a good fit because Google and HTC know each other well. They’ve worked together on Android handsets on a number of occasions.

    Its official, Google enters into big money HTC deal

    Even better news? HTC will continue with their own smartphones, so you’ll still see HTC branded phones by the looks of it, and the press release we’ve just received from HTC confirms that they’re working on a new flagship HTC handset already.

    HTC CEO, Cher Wang, tells us ..

    This agreement is a brilliant next step in our longstanding partnership, enabling Google to supercharge their hardware business while ensuring continued innovation within our HTC smartphone and VIVE virtual reality businesses. We believe HTC is well positioned to maintain our rich legacy of innovation and realize the potential of a new generation of connected products and services.

    A major mobile operating system developer buying a mobile firm? Sounds a bit like the Microsoft / Nokia transaction doesn’t it? Well, Google have actually been here before. Just six years back they splashed out far more ($12.5 billion) to buy Motorola, but then off-loaded it to Lenovo a couple of years later for 10p and a packet of chewing gum (almost).

    Its official, Google enters into big money HTC deal

    Anyone remember this?

    HTC and Google have worked closely though, and there’s now a feeling that Google are pushing harder than ever into the development of their hardware. The Pixel devices from 2016 are HTC handsets, although Google is always keen to hide the fact with their “Made by Google” strap-line.

    Now Google can genuinely become a phone manufacturer, with the skills and talent in-house. HTC, as I’ve said in the last few handset reviews, produce brilliant kit, but they’re not getting the phones into the pockets of customers.

    This, then, is where it gets interesting. Google Android. That’s the operating system. It’s the operating system that powers the Samsung Galaxy phones and the LG G handsets. There’s a danger that, by producing a fully integrated (and hopefully regularly updated) Google Phone, they’ll start to compete a little too strongly against their existing partners. Let’s be honest. Deep down, we want Google to produce an “Android iPhone”. One that gets those updates direct. One which isn’t tainted by bloatware or add-ons from networks. One which is supported. One where you’ll find cases and accessories in the high streets and markets. One where the phone and the software work together in the most efficient way possible. One that is sold everywhere, by everyone.

    A phone that looks great, that feels great, that gets talked about, that receives all the latest Android improvements.. instantly.

    Its official, Google enters into big money HTC deal

    Another classic

    Being completely honest, unless there’s an agreement between Google and HTC to transfer pots of money for advertising, I can’t see HTC regaining that top-rank smartphone slot again. Their next flagship smartphone could be the best phone in the world, but the brand power and the advertising muscle from competitors will still push HTC out.

    Full press release below..

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    Google and HTC Announce US$1.1 Billion Cooperation Agreement

     

    Certain HTC Employees – Many of Whom Worked on Pixel Smartphones – to Join Google

     

    Google Receives HTC IP through Non-Exclusive Licensing Agreement

     

    Transaction Reinforces HTC’s Commitment to Innovation and  Its Branded Smartphone Business

     

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and TAIPEI, Taiwan – September 21, 2017 – Google (NASDAQ: GOOG, GOOGL) and HTC Corporation (TWSE: 2489) today announced a definitive agreement under which certain HTC employees – many of whom are already working with Google to develop Pixel smartphones – will join Google. HTC will receive US$1.1 billion in cash from Google as part of the transaction. Separately, Google will receive a non-exclusive license for HTC intellectual property (IP).

     

    The agreement is a testament to the decade-long strategic relationship between HTC and Google around the development of premium smartphones.

     

    This agreement also supports HTC’s continued branded smartphone strategy, enabling a more streamlined product portfolio, greater operational efficiency and financial flexibility. HTC will continue to have best-in-class engineering talent, which is currently working on the next flagship phone, following the successful launch of the HTC U11 earlier this year. HTC will also continue to build the virtual reality ecosystem to grow its VIVE business, while investing in other next generation technologies, including the Internet of Things, augmented reality and artificial intelligence.

     

    For Google, this agreement further reinforces its commitment to smartphones and overall investment in its emerging hardware business. In addition to the talented and experienced team of professionals, Google will continue to have access to HTC’s IP to support the Pixel smartphone family. Additionally, this agreement also represents a significant investment by Google in Taiwan as a key innovation and technology hub.

     

    “As a pioneer of the smartphone market, we are very proud of our history of innovation. Our unmatched smartphone value chain, including our IP portfolio, and world-class talent and system integration capabilities, have supported Google in bolstering the Android market,” said Cher Wang, Chairwoman and CEO of HTC. “This agreement is a brilliant next step in our longstanding partnership, enabling Google to supercharge their hardware business while ensuring continued innovation within our HTC smartphone and VIVE virtual reality businesses. We believe HTC is well positioned to maintain our rich legacy of innovation and realize the potential of a new generation of connected products and services.”

     

    “HTC has been a longtime partner of Google and has created some of the most beautiful, premium devices on the market,” said Rick Osterloh, Senior Vice President of Hardware at Google. “We’re excited and can’t wait to welcome members of the HTC team who will be joining Google to fuel further innovation and future product development in consumer hardware.”

     

    The transaction, which is subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions, is expected to close by early 2018.
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  • Yay! Let’s film stuff in the car!

    Yay! Lets film stuff in the car!
    Good morning! It’s Friday at last !!

    Well no. Sadly it’s not. It’s still only Thursday. No matter though, because it’s Autumn now and the nights are drawing in, so you can turn the heating on and sit inside, twiddling on your smartphone more. Boom!

    Now, we all know that filming on your phone whilst driving isn’t a good idea. In the video below it seems like the passenger is filming, however there’s a major mistake – it’s filmed in portrait. Super fail.

    Either way, the driver is being distracted by the strangely broken red car in front. You can just about see it on this idiotically-portrait video, and towards the end you’ll find out why not paying attention is a bad idea.

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  • Google to Buy HTC's Pixel Handset Team for $1.1 Billion

    Google today said it has agreed to purchase HTC’s Pixel smartphone business, as well as acquire some employees and license intellectual property, for $1.1 billion in cash. HTC’s Pixel engineers will be added to Google’s existing hardware organization, where they will continue to work on the Pixel smartphone line. “In many ways, this agreement is a testament to the decade-long history of teamwork between HTC and Google,” said Rick Osterloh, former Motorola executive and current senior vice president of Google’s hardware business. “Together, we’ve achieved several mobile-industry firsts, including the first ever Android smartphone, the HTC Dream / T-Mobile G1; as well as the Nexus One in 2010, the Nexus 9 tablet in 2014, and the first Pixel smartphone just last year.” Osterloh said Google will continue to focus on its core capabilities, creating hardware that takes advantage of Google’s software. HTC will retain its actual smartphone business. In a statement, HTC said the company “will continue to have best-in-class engineering talent, which is currently working on the next flagship phone, following the successful launch of the HTC U11 earlier this year.” HTC will also retain its Vive-branded virtual reality business and invest in next-generation technologies, such as the internet of things, augmented reality, and artificial intelligence. The companies did not say when they expect the deal to close.

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    Apple 'Investigating Fix' for Faulty Watch 3 LTE Performance

    Apple today admitted that its new cellular-connected smartwatch has a problem. Early reviewers of the Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE complained of intermittent or non-existent data connections when away from their iPhone. Testers from the Wall Street Journal and The Verge, for example, were unable to make or maintain voice calls, or stream music via LTE. According to Apple, the issue occurs when the new watch attempts to join “unauthenticated WiFi wireless networks without connectivity.” In other words, the device is prioritizing WiFi over LTE and will drop LTE even when it latches onto shoddy WiFi that doesn’t actually offer a connection. The company is “investigating a fix for a future software release.” The Apple Watch Series 3, which starts at $399, includes an optional LTE radio for connecting to AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless. The carriers are charging $5 or $10 per month to add the watch to existing data plans. The new smartwatch from Apple goes on sale Friday, Sept. 22.

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    Google Brings the Moto X4 with Android One to Project Fi

    Google’s Project Fi just scored its first non-Nexus / Pixel handset. The company added the Motorola Moto X4 to the selection of devices compatible with Project Fi, which is Google’s low-cost MVNO. The Moto X4, announced earlier this year, joins the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel, and Pixel XL in Project Fi’s lineup. Perhaps more importantly, the Moto X4 will run the Android One variant of Android. This represents the first time an Android One device is being made available in the U.S. Android One is Google’s slimmed-down version of Android for inexpensive devices. The idea is to provide a core Android experience that performs well no matter the hardware’s possible limitations. It includes Google Assistant, Google Duo, Google Play Protect, and the latest updates to Android Oreo. In fact, Google committed to updating the Android One Moto X4 to (previously unannounced) Android P. The Moto X4 for Project Fi sports a stylish design with a metal frame and curved glass, plus a 16-megapixel selfie camera and dual rear cameras, with one wide-angle lens. It also has a 5.2-inch screen, Snapdragon 630 processor, memory card slot, water resistance, 3.5mm audio jack, and USB-C connector. It supports Motorola’s TurboPower rapid charging. The Android One Moto x4 is priced at $399, and comes in black and blue. It is available pre-order on the Project Fi web site starting today. Google said it will accept trade-ins of older Nexus phones for those wishing to upgrade.

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    iOS 11 Is Out: What You Need To Know

    Available today, the newest version of Apple’s mobile operating system adds new capabilities for file management, augmented reality, photo/video creation, safer driving, and intelligent, automated language translation.

    And sometime later this fall, an iOS 11 update will enable several new features for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users, including instant money transfers to friends and family via Messages, and indoor mapping of airports and shopping centers.

    Apple calls iOS 11 “the biggest software release ever for iPad.” The new mobile OS is rolling out ahead of this year’s new iPhones, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, which arrive in stores Friday, and the 10th-anniversary iPhone X, scheduled to become available on Nov. 3.

    Different Ways To Install

    Many iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users will be able to update to iOS 11 wirelessly — when an iOS device displays a message that the update is available, over-the-air installation can be launched by tapping “Install Now.”

    Apple device users can also install iOS 11 manually via iTunes. Apple advises users to access iTunes via trusted computers and then connect their devices to the computers. After a summary description of the mobile device appears in iTunes, users should click “Check for Update” and then proceed to download iOS 11.

    Devices that support iOS 11 include the iPhone SE and iPhone 5s and up, all generations of the iPad Pro, both generations of the iPad Air, fifth-generation iPad, iPad mini 2 and up, and the sixth-generation iPod touch.

    In addition to a smarter Siri digital assistant, improved photo/video capabilities, and new support for immersive augmented reality, iOS 11 introduces a customizable Dock display for accessing recently used apps and tools, a Files app that provides a centralized location for files stored either on the device or in the cloud, a redesigned App Store, and…
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