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President Biden selects Jessica Rosenworcel to head up FCC as acting chairwoman

Thu, 2021-01-21 21:55
Net neutrality, internet-for-students advocate awaits Senate confirmation

President Joe Biden has made Democrat FCC commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel acting chairwoman of America's communications regulator.…

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LowKey cool: This web app will tweak your photos to flummox facial-recognition systems, apparently

Thu, 2021-01-21 21:18
Boffins develop improved image poisoning technique to preserve privacy

A group of computer scientists has released a privacy-focused web application to poison people's online images so they confuse commercial facial recognition systems.…

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Android 10 ported to homegrown multi-core RISC-V system-on-chip by Alibaba biz, source code released

Thu, 2021-01-21 18:58
ASOP effort could help bring GUIs to industrial, IoT, embedded gear

Alibaba-owned T-Head Semiconductor says it has ported Android 10 to its own RISC-V chips, highlighting increased momentum for the open-source instruction set architecture (ISA) against proprietary alternatives.…

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Laptops given to British schoolkids came preloaded with malware and talked to Russia when booted

Thu, 2021-01-21 17:32
Department for Education says 'we believe this is not widespread'

A shipment of laptops supplied to British schoolkids by the Department for Education to help them learn under lockdown came preloaded with malware, The Register can reveal.…

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Microsoft SolarWinds analysis: Attackers hid inside Windows systems by wearing the skins of legit processes

Thu, 2021-01-21 16:58
Thorough counter-detection methods laid bare by Redmond

The SolarWinds hackers triggered one of their Cobalt Strike implants in the firm's network through a cunning VBScript that was activated by a routine system process, Microsoft has said.…

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Got three weeks to spare? You could deploy the supercomputer you’ve always dreamed of

Thu, 2021-01-21 16:00
Tune in this month and learn about the promise of SuperPOD with DDN

Webcast We all have problems, so wouldn’t it be great if we could all apply a supercomputer to cracking them?…

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We turn away for a second and Corellium is already showing off Ubuntu on Apple Silicon

Thu, 2021-01-21 15:55
Groovy Gorilla 'completely usable' but some of the hardware remains off-limits

Things can move fast in the IT world, and Linux on Apple silicon has gone from "ooh look, text on a screen" to something considerably more usable in a matter of days.…

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'We're storing how this material should behave': Boffins' 3cm 'm-bit' cubes demonstrate programmable wunderstuff

Thu, 2021-01-21 14:58
Raising possibility of buildings that flex in earthquakes, and much more

Engineers working in Switzerland say they have developed a method of writing data directly into materials, a process that changes the material's physical properties at the same time.…

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Visual Studio 16.9 Preview 3 brings Chromium WebView debugging, noisy tests for visually impaired, and more

Thu, 2021-01-21 14:13
Also: Survey shows IDE's dominance among .NET Core developers, despite cross-platform options

Preview 3 of Visual Studio 2019 16.9, the next big release of Microsoft's Windows IDE, features debugging for Chromium-based WebView, audio cues in tests, and updated C++ support.…

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Loser Trump's last financial disclosure docs reveal Tim Cook gave him $5,999 Mac Pro, the 'first' made in Texas

Thu, 2021-01-21 13:01
But that's fake news

President Trump's last financial disclosure form makes for interesting reading. In addition to listing his various property holdings and business interests, it also reveals a number of gifts received by business leaders, including a Mac Pro from Apple CEO Tim Cook.…

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Bye-bye Bridenstine: Outgoing chief leaves NASA in good shape, though Boots on Moon by '24 goal looks doubtful

Thu, 2021-01-21 12:16
Former NASA test engineer steps into the hot seat as acting head

NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine has left the US space agency with none of the drama associated with certain other American government handovers.…

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Negative Trustpilot review of law firm Summerfield Browne cost aggrieved Briton £28k

Thu, 2021-01-21 11:17
The most expensive 119 words he's ever going to write

A man who branded a Leicester law firm as "another scam solicitor" on review website Trustpilot has been ordered to pay it £28,500 in libel damages and legal costs.…

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AWS has been doing things that are 'just NOT OK since 2015,' says Elastic as firm yanks Apache 2.0 licence

Thu, 2021-01-21 10:15
So are ya open source or aren't ya?

Elastic CEO and co-founder Shay Banon has attacked AWS for what he claims is unacceptable use of the open-source Elasticsearch product and trademark.…

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UK Prime Minister Johnson knows not when 400k+ deleted records from police DB will be back

Thu, 2021-01-21 09:30
And the possible impact of erased DNA and fingerprint data on live police investigations? Nope, doesn't know that either

UK leader Boris Johnson has admitted he does not know how many live legal cases "will be frustrated" by the loss of 400,000+ records on the Police National Computer and cannot say when the data will be reinstated.…

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Chip fab Intel said to be using better chip fab TSMC to make 5nm Core i3 processors, 20% of its non-CPU parts

Thu, 2021-01-21 08:14
And 3nm mid-to-high-end silicon to follow, claims analyst house

Ahead of Intel publishing its latest quarterly financial results on Thursday, let's have a quick reminder of who is actually making chip manufacturer Intel's chips these days.…

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Raspberry Pi Foundation moves into microcontrollers with the $4 Pi Pico

Thu, 2021-01-21 07:00
Homegrown silicon for hobbyists and power users alike

The Raspberry Pi team has announced its latest bit of hardware – the $4 microcontroller-class Raspberry Pi Pico.…

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So what can we expect from a Joe Biden White House when it comes to tech? We'll try to answer that right now

Thu, 2021-01-21 03:55
As Amazon tells the President: Vaccinate our staff, and we'll help you distribute it to everyone else

It’s day one of President Biden's administration, prompting the question: what can we expect when it comes to technology over the next four years?…

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Maker of crowd-sourced coronavirus spread tracker app sues Apple for 'arbitrary and capricious' iOS store snub

Thu, 2021-01-21 02:07
Offer to challenge rules a 'scam', too, we're told

The maker of a disallowed iOS app called Coronavirus Reporter has sued Apple claiming the iPhone overlord's refusal to approve the software violates America's antitrust law.…

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With depressing predictability, FCC boss leaves office with a list of his deeds... and a giant middle finger to America

Wed, 2021-01-20 23:52
A last gasp for the era of alternate facts

Analysis Ajit Pai has left his position as head of the FCC – America's communications regulator – marking the end of an extraordinary four years where telecoms policy was dragged into the era of alternate facts. With sad inevitability, Pai has a list of his accomplishments in a similar fashion.…

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On his way out, Trump emits exec order suggesting US cloud giants must verify ID of all foreign customers

Wed, 2021-01-20 21:58
Know-your-client demand may just be ignored by incoming Biden admin

On Tuesday, during his last full day as US President, Donald Trump issued an executive order seeking to curtail cyber attacks by directing the government to come up with rules requiring cloud service providers to better identify foreign customers.…

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