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Using Microsoft's Hybrid MDM? Er, not for much longer

TheRegister - Thu, 2018-08-16 11:04
You will move to Intune on Azure. You have one year to comply

Microsoft has warned customers managing mobile devices using hybrid MDM that the clock is now ticking for the service and gently reminded them to consider migrating to Intune on Azure?…

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Array with it: Western Digital's finance arm slings a few million at Excelero

TheRegister - Thu, 2018-08-16 10:26
Tech collab could see Excelero support WD’s OpenFlex and Kingfish

NVMe over Fabrics flash array supplier Excelero has received a strategic investment from Western Digital's capital-investment arm, taking total funding to $35m.…

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Did Apple Secretly Crush An App Store Competitor In Japan?

Slashdot - Thu, 2018-08-16 10:00
According to Nikkei, Japan's Fair Trade Commission is looking into whether Apple improperly pressured Yahoo Japan to shut down a game streaming platform that competed with the iOS App Store. "Yahoo Japan's Game Plus service allowed people to stream full games made for other platforms and to play HTML5 games on mobile phones, which would have allowed iPhone owners to get games without going through the App Store," reports The Verge. From the report: Nikkei reports that Yahoo Japan slashed the program's budget last fall, just months after it launched, and told partners that it was due to pressure from Apple. It's said to have begun filing complaints with Japan's FTC around the same time. Developers essentially have no good alternative to the App Store on iOS. Their only other option is the web, which is a wonderful place for websites, but the web is rarely as fast or flashy as a native app. There are a great number of features that only native apps can take advantage of, which requires going through the App Store and giving Apple a 30 percent cut of most sales. Yahoo Japan's service was meant, in part, to be an alternative to that, offering better terms to developers, according to Nikkei, and fewer restrictions around how games were updated and sold. Final Fantasy creator Square Enix had even signed on and produced an exclusive game for the platform, which has since been pulled.

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Google shaves half a gig off Android Poundland Edition

TheRegister - Thu, 2018-08-16 09:57
Always believe in Go ...

Google's "Poundland" Edition of Android – Go – has received an update to 9.0 Pie.…

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Google risks mega-fine in EU over location 'stalking'

TheRegister - Thu, 2018-08-16 09:15
First big test for GDPR looms

Special Report Privacy campaigners say Google's obsessive collection of location markers violates Europe's privacy laws - potentially exposing the Californian giant to punitive fines.…

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Brit banks must disclose outages via API, decrees finance watchdog

TheRegister - Thu, 2018-08-16 08:40
Perhaps TSB's total s*itshow wasn't in vain

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is enforcing new rules that obligate banks to publicly reveal the number and frequency of online outages – including whether these were caused by malicious actors.…

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Pyspark, TensorFlow, Python: What's in your machine learning toolbox?

TheRegister - Thu, 2018-08-16 08:28
From data to delivery, and all points between

Events We’ve got four workshops running on October 17, covering different technologies and approaches to getting machine learning to work for your organisation. And places for all of them are filling fast.…

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EU wants one phone plug to rule them all. But we've got a better idea.

TheRegister - Thu, 2018-08-16 08:07
Roll your sleeves up, standards peeps

Comment European Commissioner Margrethe Vestager has lost patience with phone makers insisting on using different connector designs for charging, and promised an impact study on the consumer pain that Lightning and USB causes.…

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EU wants one phone plug to rule them all. But we've got a better idea.

TheRegister - Thu, 2018-08-16 08:07
Roll your sleeves up, standards peeps

Comment European Commissioner Margrethe Vestager has lost patience with phone makers insisting on using different connector designs for charging, and promised an impact study on the consumer pain that Lightning and USB causes.…

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Kids are more likely than adults to submit to peer pressure from robots

TheRegister - Thu, 2018-08-16 07:01
Hey...kids...yes order 10 of those and give me your parent's credit card details

Children are more likely than adults to buckle under peer pressure from robots, according to a study published in Science on Wednesday.…

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Kids are more likely than adults to submit to peer pressure from robots

TheRegister - Thu, 2018-08-16 07:01
Hey...kids...yes order ten of those and give me your parent's credit card details

Children are more likely than adults to buckle under peer pressure from robots, according to a study published in Science on Wednesday.…

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Child Drownings In Germany Linked To Parents' Obsession With Mobile Phones

Slashdot - Thu, 2018-08-16 07:00
The German Lifeguard Association (DLRG) has made a direct connection between children getting into difficulty in the water and parents being too busy on their mobile phones to notice. More than 300 people have drowned in Germany so far this year. The Guardian reports: "Too few parents and grandparents are heeding the advice: when your children and grandchildren are in the water, put your smartphone away," Achim Wiese, the DLRG's spokesman, said. "We're experiencing on a daily basis that people treat swimming pools like a kindergarten and simply don't pay attention," added Peter Harzheim of the German federation of swimming pool supervisors. "In the past, parents and grandparents spent more time with their children in the swimming pool. But increasing numbers of parents are fixated by their smartphones and are not looking left or right, let alone paying attention to their children," he told German media. "It's sad that parents behave so neglectfully these days." The organization also put some blame on the school system for not making swimming lessons required from an early age. "Budget cuts have also led to swimming pools shortening their opening times," adds The Guardian.

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Climate Change Has Doubled the Frequency of Ocean Heatwaves

Slashdot - Thu, 2018-08-16 03:30
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Nature: Scientists analyzed satellite-based measurements of sea surface temperature from 1982 to 2016 and found that the frequency of marine heatwaves had doubled. These extreme heat events in the ocean's surface waters can last from days to months and can occur across thousands of kilometers. If average global temperatures increase to 3.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels by the end of the century, as researchers currently project, the frequency of ocean heatwaves could increase by a factor of 41. In other words, a one-in-one-hundred-day event at pre-industrial levels of warming could become a one-in-three-day event. The study has been published in the journal Nature.

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Police Bodycams Can Be Hacked To Doctor Footage, Install Malware

Slashdot - Thu, 2018-08-16 00:03
AmiMoJo shares a report from Boing Boing: Josh Mitchell's Defcon presentation analyzes the security of five popular brands of police bodycams (Vievu, Patrol Eyes, Fire Cam, Digital Ally, and CeeSc) and reveals that they are universally terrible. All the devices use predictable network addresses that can be used to remotely sense and identify the cameras when they switch on. None of the devices use code-signing. Some of the devices can form ad-hoc Wi-Fi networks to bridge in other devices, but they don't authenticate these sign-ons, so you can just connect with a laptop and start raiding the network for accessible filesystems and gank or alter videos, or just drop malware on them.

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Mozilla-endorsed security plug-in accused of tracking users

TheRegister - Wed, 2018-08-15 23:49
Web Security says there's nothing nefarious to its URL collection

A security plug-in for the Firefox browser is under fire after users discovered it was collecting and uploading their online activity.…

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Making money mining Coinhive? Yeah, you and nine other people

TheRegister - Wed, 2018-08-15 23:23
10 users controlling the bulk of cryptocoin generator funds

Mining internet currency on websites with Coinhive scripts is a lucrative endeavor, but only for a handful of people.…

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Google Patches Chrome Bug That Lets Attackers Steal Web Secrets Via Audio Or Video HTML Tags

Slashdot - Wed, 2018-08-15 23:20
An anonymous reader writes: "Google has patched a vulnerability in the Chrome browser that allows an attacker to retrieve sensitive information from other sites via audio or video HTML tags," reports Bleeping Computer. The attack breaks CORS -- Cross-Origin Resource Sharing, a browser security feature that prevents sites from loading resources from other websites -- and will attempt to load resources (some of which can reveal information about users) inside audio and video HTML tags. During tests, a researcher retrieved age and gender information from Facebook users, but another researcher says the bug can be also used to retrieve data from corporate backends or private APIs. Ron Masas, a security researcher with Imperva, first discovered and reported this issue to Google. The bug was fixed at the end of July with the release of Chrome v68.0.3440.75.

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Drama as boffins claim to reach the Holy Grail of superconductivity

TheRegister - Wed, 2018-08-15 22:50
But odd results and email impersonation raise eyebrows

A pair of physicists have claimed to reach the holy grail in physics: room temperature superconductivity.…

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SEC Sends Subpoena To Tesla In Probe Over Musk's Take-Private Tweets

Slashdot - Wed, 2018-08-15 22:40
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission sent Tesla a subpoena regarding Elon Musk's effort to take the company private, "indicating the regulatory scrutiny of his statements have reached a more serious stage," reports Bloomberg. Last week, Musk tweeted he was considering taking Tesla off the market and had "funding secured" for the deal. From the report: Musk exposed himself to legal risk by tweeting Aug. 7 that he had the funding for a buyout. Almost a week later, the chief executive officer said the basis for his statement was conversations with Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund, which first expressed interest in helping take the company private in early 2017. Tesla's board has since clarified that it hasn't received a formal proposal from Musk, who's also chairman, nor has it concluded whether going private would be advisable or feasible. Tesla may face potential regulatory challenges beyond the SEC investigation. The company probably will need approval of U.S. national security officials if Saudi Arabia finances the effort to take the company private, and President Donald Trump's administration has been stepping up scrutiny of foreign investment in American technology.

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Cisco shift to recurring revenue gives 3.8 billion signs that it's working

TheRegister - Wed, 2018-08-15 22:14
Customer interest in hybrid cloud buoys networking biz

Switch and comms kit biz Cisco reported $12.8bn revenue for its fiscal 2018 fourth quarter, a six per cent increase that is a bit more than than analysts expected.…

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