Update: Oracle Gets Chosen as TikTok’s Secure Cloud Provider

Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL) announced yesterday that TikTok chose them to become their secure cloud technology provider in the US, through a decision heavily influenced by the recent success Zoom had after they moved a large portion of their video conferencing capacity to Oracle’s Public Cloud. The following announcement was also made by TikTok’s communication…

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Update: Trump Administration to Consider the ByteDance-Oracle TikTok Deal Today

According to CNBC’s Jim Cramer, approval of Oracle’s deal for becoming a trusted technology partner for TikTok will be announced on Tuesday afternoon. This means that, if accepted, Oracle will become a trusted technology provider for TikTok in the US, including running the cloud computing operations and processing data for US users. This deal, however,…

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Oracle Wins Bid for TikTok Operations in the US

Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL) won the bid for TikTok’s US operations. According to The Wall Street Journal, Oracle has been selected as a “trusted tech partner”. ByteDance is not selling TikTok completely to Oracle. Microsoft said earlier today that ByteDance rejected their bid. As a result, Oracle was the last bidder left. In a blog…

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Microsoft Gives Linux and Android a Significant Security Upgrade

Microsoft’s Defender Advanced Threat Protection (Microsoft Defender ATP) is now available on Linux servers and various Android devices. Microsoft Defender ATP for Linux Microsoft Defender ATP for Linux currently provides real-time protection for Linux servers, using various system types including: btrfs ecryptfs ext2 ext3 ext4 fuse fuseblk jfs nfs overlay ramfs reiserfs tempfs udf vfat…

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(Why) You Shouldn’t Home-Host Your Server

Thanks to many sites offering guides and tutorials for different sysadmin responsibilities, setting up and running servers has become far more achievable for many people. You’ve got a good Linux distro picked out, some basic programs such as alpine, lynx/elinks/w3m, postfix, and apache2 all picked out for running various things, and perhaps some users in…