A professional journalist with decades of experience, Sam for nine years used DOS and then Windows, which led him to start experimenting with GNU/Linux in 1998. Since then he has written widely about the use of both free and open source software, and the people behind the code. His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.
Some owners of faulty Samsung Galaxy Note7s are furious that the South Korean electronics giant has refused to cover the costs of fire damage, caused when their devices combusted.
Vocus Communications has hit back at IBM's claims that it was complicit in the 2016 census debacle, saying that the site went down because IBM employees incorrectly identified normal data traffic as data exfiltration and manually turned off their Internet gateway routers.
Nextgen Networks has hit back at IBM's claims that it was to blame for the census stuff-up, saying that its offer of protection against distributed denial of service attacks was rejected.