Archive for April 2019

How the Boeing 737 Max Disaster Looks to a Software Developer – IEEE Spectrum

https://spectrum.ieee.org/aerospace/aviation/how-the-boeing-737-max-disaster-looks-to-a-software-developer The Boeing 737 Max has been in the news because of two crashes, practically back to back and involving brand new airplanes. “Everything about the design and manufacture of the Max was done to preserve the myth that ‘it’s just a 737.’ Recertifying it as a new aircraft would have taken years and millions

Intel’s 5G bubble bursted

Intel’s 5G bubble seems to have bursted! Intel is quitting the 5G smartphone modem business: ‘There is no clear path to profitability and positive returns’ https://nordic.businessinsider.com/intel-quits-the-5g-smartphone-modem-business-2019-4?r=US&IR=T Intel to quit 5G modem effort after Apple reaches deal with Qualcomm https://www.axios.com/intel-to-quit-5g-modem-effo-after-apple-reaches-deal-with-qualcomm-1555457849-ea43a1c3-0d7f-4722-90d0-ae37e010d1b9.html How does this decision affect the future bussiness expectations of 5G technology for other companies?

China Spying on Undersea Internet Cables – Schneier on Security

https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2019/04/china_spying_on.html It seems that supply chain security is an insurmountably hard problem in Internet age. For years, the US and the Five Eyes seems to have had a monopoly on spying on the Internet around the globe. Now other countries seem to want in too. The recent focus on cyber security discussion has been a

Uusiteknologia 1/2019

Uusiteknologia.fi is new Finnish language electronics and technology professionals magazine. In the newest issue have written articles on four topics (text in Finnish with short introduction in English). The new number has been published as an electronic magazine that looks like a regular printed magazine. I have written to the magazine on several topics: There

Internet RFC Series Turn 50

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20190407_internet_rfc_series_turn_50/We have just passed the fiftieth anniversary for the Internet “Request for Comments” (RFC) series which started in April 1969 with the publication of RFC1 titled “Host Software” authored by Stephen D. Crocker. — “Today, more than 8500 RFCs have been published, ranging across best practice information, experimental protocols, informational material, and, of course, Internet

Does 5G pose health risks?| EDN

https://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/5g-waves/4461754/Does-5G-pose-health-risks—part-1- There has been some talk about 5G and health risks that range from hardly anything to frying your brain and controlling the population. This interesting article series is exploring the health risks posed by mmWave radiation onto humans. Millimeter wave (mmWave) frequencies extend from 30 GHz to 300 GHz. From the literature, there can

Cyber Security News April 2019

This posting is here to collect cyber security news in April 2019. I post links to security vulnerability news to comments of this article. If you are interested in cyber security trends, read my Cyber security trends 2019 posting. You are also free to post related links.