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Microsoft, Google and Intel Join Hands to Create the Confidential Computing Consortium

Microsoft joins Google, Intel for data protection consortium

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Confidential computing technologies offer the opportunity for organisations to collaborate on their data sets. Pixabay

Microsoft has joined other industry partners like Google and Intel to create the Confidential Computing Consortium, a new organisation that will be hosted at The Linux Foundation.

The consortium will include other founding members Alibaba, ARM, Baidu, IBM, Intel, Red Hat, Swisscom and Tencent.

In this organisation, the industry can come together to collaborate on open source technology and frameworks to support new confidential computing scenarios.

“The Confidential Computing Consortium will be dedicated to defining and accelerating the adoption of confidential computing,” Mark Russinovich, CTO, Microsoft Azure, wrote in a blog post on Wednesday.

Confidential computing technologies offer the opportunity for organisations to collaborate on their data sets without giving access to that data, to gain shared insights and to innovate for the common good.

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The consortium will include other founding members Alibaba, ARM, Baidu, IBM, Intel, Red Hat, Swisscom and Tencent. Pixabay

As computing moves from on-premises to the public cloud and the edge, protecting data becomes more complex.

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“There are three types of possible data exposure to protect against. One is data at rest and another data in transit. While there’s always room to improve and innovate, the industry has built technologies and standards to address these scenarios.

“The third possible exposure — or as I like to think of it, the critical ‘third leg of the stool’ — is data in use. Protecting data while in use is called confidential computing,” Russinovich explained. (IANS)

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Wikipedia Crosses Milestone Of Having Over 6 Million Articles in English Language

Following the English edition, which hit the five million-mark in late 2015, are the German version with about 2.3 million articles, and the French version, which has about 2.1 million articles

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Wikipedia is available in several languages, but its English version has the most number of articles. Wikimedia Commons

The world’s largest online multilingual encyclopedia, Wikipedia, has now crossed the milestone of having more than six million articles in English language.

The feat, which comes roughly 19 years after the website was founded, is a testament of “what humans can do together,” said Ryan Merkley, chief of staff at Wikimedia, the nonprofit organisation that operates the omnipresent online encyclopedia, TechCrunch reported on Friday.

The six millionth article is about Maria Elise Turner Lauder, a 19th-century Canadian school teacher, travel writer and fiction writer.

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The world’s largest online multilingual encyclopedia, Wikipedia, has now crossed the milestone of having more than six million articles in English language. Pixabay

Wikipedia is available in several languages, but its English version has the most number of articles.

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Following the English edition, which hit the five million-mark in late 2015, are the German version with about 2.3 million articles, and the French version, which has about 2.1 million articles, the report added. (IANS)