IBM sued by former employee over cloud computing trade secrets

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A former employee has sued International Business Machines Corp in New York federal court for allegedly stealing his trade secrets for its cloud computing business and forcing him out of the company.Gerald Hayden said in the lawsuit filed Monday in White Plains that he was “swimming with sharks” when he disclosed his secrets to IBM executives, who he said stole his IP after he had used it to win multi-million-dollar contracts for IBM from banks and financial services providers.To read the full story on Westlaw Today, click here: bit.ly/2OZMu2Y Source...

As China Leads Quantum Computing Race, U.S. Spies Plan for a World with Fewer Secrets

Back in 1994, when quantum computers existed only as so much chalk on a blackboard, mathematician Peter Shor invented what may soon prove to be their killer app.Shor trained his efforts on a calculation called "factoring," which ordinarily nobody but a mathematician would care about, except it just happens to be an Achilles heel of the internet. If someone were to invent a computer that could perform this operation quickly, messages that are currently hidden from hackers, terrorists, military adversaries, governments and competitors would be as easy to read as a Stephen King novel.Shor, of course, didn't have such a computer. He was writing an algorithm, or program, for a hypothetical machine that might one day exploit the weird properties of atoms and subatomic particles, as described by the theory of quantum mechanics, to perform calculations...