Network Break 396: T-Mobile, SpaceX Strike Internet Deal;

Take a Network Break! This week we explore an announcement from SpaceX and T-Mobile to provide satellite-based Internet service to T-Mobile smartphones (though it’s going to take awhile). We also discuss a new co-packaged optics switch from Broadcom, a whistleblower takes Twitter to task for poor security and a relaxed approach to spam, and a Meta lawsuit settlement over location tracking.

Intel strikes a deal with a finance company to help build silicon fabs, Dell has a record financial quarter, and insiders say VMware is slowing down deals ahead of joining Broadcom. Get links to all these stories below.

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Tech Bytes: Augtera

Today on the Tech Bytes podcast we’re talking AI Ops with sponsor Augtera. You’re probably hearing about AI Ops all over the place, but Augtera is taking a domain-speific approach by focusing on networking. To tell us more we’re joined by Rahul Aggarwal, founder and CEO of Augtera.

Show Links:

How Google Cloud blocked the largest Layer 7 DDoS attack at 46 million rps – Google

Forget 5G wireless, SpaceX and T-Mobile want to offer Zero-G coverage – Ars Technica

SpaceX + T-Mobile Update – YouTube

T-Mobile Spectrum Details – Twitter

Broadcom and Tencent Partner to Accelerate Commercialization of Co-Packaged Optics Network Switch – Broadcom

Twitter savaged by former security boss Mudge in whistleblower complaint – The Register

Twitter Whistleblower Disclosure – Document Cloud

Meta reaches $37.5 mln settlement of Facebook location tracking lawsuit – Reuters

Lundy v. Facebook Inc., 18-cv-06793-JD – Casetext Search + Citator

Intel Introduces First-of-its-Kind Semiconductor Co-Investment Program – Intel

Samsung to spend $74 bn on chip production lines in Korea – KED Global

Dell Technologies Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2023 Financial Results – Dell Technologies

Dell fans slowdown fears with weak revenue forecast – Reuters

VMware Slows Down Sales Process, Angering Salespeople: Leaked Memo – Business Insider