ZDNet: 1.5 billion sensitive files exposed by misconfigured servers, storage and cloud services

ZDNet: 1.5 billion sensitive files exposed by misconfigured servers, storage and cloud services. “Researchers have discovered over 1.5 billion sensitive files including payroll information, credit card details, medical data, and patents for intellectual property are exposed online, putting consumers and businesses at risk of theft, cybercrime, and espionage.”

CBR: Alibaba launches quantum computing power on public cloud

CBR: Alibaba launches quantum computing power on public cloud. “Alibaba is aiming to compete with IBM as it launches its own quantum powered computing services in its cloud. The cloud company will be teaming up with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) to unleash the quantum computer, which will run on a processer with 11 qubits of power. Alibaba’s announcement will put its superconducting quantum computing cloud will rank in the top two most powerful computing services in the world, behind IBM.”

TechCrunch: Google is launching a new digital store to sell cloud-based software

TechCrunch: Google is launching a new digital store to sell cloud-based software. “Google is launching a digital store that will offer cloud-based software to companies and other organizations. Bloomberg, which reported the news a bit earlier, notes the move is just the juggernaut’s latest effort to ensure that cloud leaders, and specifically Amazon Web Services, don’t leave the company in the dust.”

CNBC: Google and Cisco team up in the cloud wars against Amazon

CNBC: Google and Cisco team up in the cloud wars against Amazon. “When Chuck Robbins was promoted to CEO of Cisco in 2015, the company’s technology was in danger of losing relevance. When Google named Diane Greene as head of its cloud division that same year, her unit was desperate to close the gap with Amazon Web Services. Two years later, Robbins and Greene are teaming up to develop and sell cloud technology and services in a whole new way and to take on AWS.”

VentureBeat: Google launches Cloud Dataprep in public beta to help companies clean their data before analysis

VentureBeat: Google launches Cloud Dataprep in public beta to help companies clean their data before analysis. “At its Google Cloud Next conference in San Francisco back in March, Google unveiled Cloud Dataprep, a service that lets companies clean their structured and unstructured datasets for analysis in, for example, Google’s BigQuery, or even for use in training machine learning models. Over the past six months, Cloud Dataprep has been in private beta, but Google is now officially graduating the service to public beta for anyone to use.”

Google Drive Vs. Dropbox: Original Cloud Storage Titans Duke It Out (Digital Trends)

Digital Trends: Google Drive Vs. Dropbox: Original Cloud Storage Titans Duke It Out. “Two of the most popular cloud storage solutions are Google Drive and Dropbox, and with good reason. Their feature sets, pricing, and free trial options make them some of the best cloud backup offerings out there. But how can you choose one over the other? In this guide, we’ll pit Google Drive vs. Dropbox to find out which is the best for you.”

Naked Security: Online file conversion services – why trust them?

Naked Security: Online file conversion services – why trust them?. “Let’s imagine that you just received an attachment on your phone, such as an image, a document or a spreadsheet. Imagine you need to edit it, resize it, convert it to a new format, or something similar, but you don’t have a suitable app on your phone, and you don’t have your laptop with you. It’s a file you don’t intend to make public – perhaps it’s a picture of your children, or a copy of your latest tax return, or your sales targets for next quarter – but you nevertheless need to work on urgently (it happens!)… …what now?”