Jon Gold

Senior Writer

Jon Gold covers IoT and wireless networking for Network World. He can be reached at jon_gold@idg.com.

Database error, not cyberattack, led to air travel stoppage, FAA says

US flights resume after system failure causes FAA to halt air travel

US flights resume after system failure causes FAA to halt air travel

The Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM) system was completely offline Wednesday morning, grounding commercial flights across the US.

Meta hit with $413 million fine in EU for breaking GDPR rules

Meta hit with $413 million fine in EU for breaking GDPR rules

Regulatory wrangling results in a huge new fine over Facebook and Instagram data handling, even as Meta vows to appeal and EU data protection groups prepare for a court battle.

The top 12 tech stories of 2022

The top 12 tech stories of 2022

The year highlighted how vulnerable the technology sector is to the vagaries of geopolitics and the macroeconomy, as IT giants laid off workers, regulators cracked down on tech rule-breakers, nations negotiated data security...

Ransomware attack knocks Rackspace’s Exchange servers offline

Ransomware attack knocks Rackspace’s Exchange servers offline

Rackspace’s hosting for Exchange servers remained offline Tuesday after an outage Friday that the company now ascribes to a ransomware attack.

Amazon shuts Wickr Me encrypted messaging service; enterprise service remains

Amazon shuts Wickr Me encrypted messaging service; enterprise service remains

AWS' free Wickr Me end-to-end encrypted messaging service will close down at the end of 2023, as the company focuses its secure communications on enterprise and government contracts.

Global monthly semiconductor sales drop as chip market takes another hit

Global monthly semiconductor sales drop as chip market takes another hit

Chip sales are in decline as the market faces major economic headwinds, most notably in mainland China.

IT spending to grow, as companies use tech to battle expected recession

IT spending to grow, as companies use tech to battle expected recession

Gartner says software and services will drive growth, while data center spending will also increase, though more modestly.

Apple hits the brakes on plans to use Chinese memory chips

Apple hits the brakes on plans to use Chinese memory chips

The move appears to be a response to tighter US export restrictions, according to a new report.

MIT-based startup's cooling tech can cut data center energy costs, footprint

MIT-based startup's cooling tech can cut data center energy costs, footprint

Jetcool says that its use of microconvection enables on-board liquid cooling and makes its devices more effective by a factor of 10, compared to traditional heat sinks or cold plates.

Adobe's $20B Figma acquisition highlights web-based collaboration trends

Adobe's $20B Figma acquisition highlights web-based collaboration trends

The cash and stock deal will see Figma become part of the broader Adobe ecosystem, adding collaborative software development to the design company’s list of capabilities.

US Commerce Dept. unveils strategy for distributing CHIPS Act funds

US Commerce Dept. unveils strategy for distributing CHIPS Act funds

The department’s three-pronged approach will target large investments in existing manufacturers, R&D, and new facilities.

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