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SentinelOne makes YouTube delete Bsides vid 'cuz it didn't like the way bugs were reported

3 hours 23 min ago
Research silenced amid copyright, trademark claims

If you were at BSides Manchester in England this week, you hopefully caught James Williams' presentation on the shortcomings of some commercial antivirus tools.…

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'Oh sh..' – the moment an infosec bod realized he was tracking a cop car's movements by its leaky cellular gateway

3 hours 54 min ago
Internet boxes blab coordinates on login pages

Black Hat If you want to avoid the cops, or watch deliveries and call-outs by trucks and another vehicles in real-time, well, there's potentially not a lot stopping you.…

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DeepMind AI bots tell Google to literally chill out: Software takes control of server cooling

Fri, 2018-08-17 22:31
Oh good, we're out of the board games phase, then

DeepMind’s artificially intelligent algorithms are directly controlling the cooling systems within Google’s data centers to improve efficiency.…

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Now you can tell someone to literally go f--k themselves over the internet: Remote-control mock-cock patent dies

Fri, 2018-08-17 21:34
Talk about getting off on a technicality...

It is a great day for those who dream of Internet-of-Flings sex toys. A key patent describing web-connected remote-controllable techno-dildos has expired.…

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Google responds to location-stalking outcry by… tweaking words on its BS support page

Fri, 2018-08-17 20:16
Hi, is that the FTC? Yep, they're at it again

Google has responded to an outcry over how it continues to keep a record on people's whereabouts – even when they specifically opt-out – by changing the word of its misleading help page.…

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Facebook flat-out 'lies' about how many people can see its ads – lawsuit

Fri, 2018-08-17 19:51
'Made-up PR numbers' used by social giant to exaggerate online advertising audience

Facebook brags it has a massive real audience, estimated to be about 2.23bn monthly users and 1.47bn daily users after culling more than 1.27bn fake accounts.…

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Web cache poisoning just got real

Fri, 2018-08-17 16:05
Cache me outside, how 'bout dah?

BSides Manchester Websites can be compromised to turn their caches into exploit delivery systems.…

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ZX Spectrum reboot scandal biz gets £35k legal costs delayed

Fri, 2018-08-17 15:13
But just for a month - and what a month September will be for its directors

The directors of the company at the heart of the ZX Spectrum reboot scandal have been ordered to pay yet more legal costs as they keep trying to kick their financial woes into the long grass.…

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UK.gov told data-sharing plans need vendor buy-in

Fri, 2018-08-17 14:31
Think tank calls for open standards, interoperability

Government departments should mandate interoperability when procuring systems and establish audit trails to track data use in order to benefit from data sharing, a think tank has said.…

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Shiver me timbers: Symantec spots activist investor Starboard side

Fri, 2018-08-17 13:30
Time for cyber-security firm to pull up the baggywrinkle?

Security slinger Symantec is facing a bruising battle with activist investor Starboard Value, which has nominated five directors to the security firm's board after having amassed a 5.8 per cent shareholding.…

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Self-driving cars will be safe, we're testing them in a massive AI Sim

Fri, 2018-08-17 12:30
It's turtles all the way down

The British government this week unveiled plans for an ambitious AI simulator to be used to test self-driving cars. It's part of a stated mission to make the UK the world's leading destination for testing autonomous vehicles.…

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Most staffers expect bosses to snoop on them, says trade union

Fri, 2018-08-17 11:55
You’re not paranoid if they’re really out to get you

UK trade union the TUC is lobbying to gain a legal right to be consulted on surveillance in the workplace, as it opened up on staffers’ growing concerns about their bosses snooping on them.…

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Home Office opens AWS cash firehose a little wider with police IT deal

Fri, 2018-08-17 11:25
Contract notice reveals yet another UK.gov systems migration to Bezos cloud

The Home Office wants to dump all of Britain’s national-level police IT onto Amazon Web Services' public cloud.…

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DXC Technology asks field-based techies if they'd like to leave

Fri, 2018-08-17 10:55
Just when you thought it was safe to hang out at the water cooler

Just as DXC Technology workers thought they’d escaped a summer redundancy session the perennial cost-cutter has asked for volunteers to form an orderly queue to the exit door.…

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What happens to your online accounts when you die?

Fri, 2018-08-17 10:25
The digital entropy of death

BSides Manchester What happens to the numerous user logins you've accumulated after you die or become too infirm to manipulate a keyboard?…

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Boss regrets pointing finger at chilled out techie who finished upgrade early

Fri, 2018-08-17 09:27
At first they started out real cool...

On-Call Friday is upon us once more, which can mean only one thing: it’s time for On Call, our weekly instalment of Reg readers’ tech support frustrations.…

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Windows 10 Linux Distribution Overload? We have just the thing

Fri, 2018-08-17 08:53
Processes, Services, Installations: One UI to rule them all. Almost.

An attempt to cure the headache of a Windows 10 desktop festooned with Linux distributions has arrived in the form of WSLTools from Opsview.…

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MCubed early bird tickets finish tonight

Fri, 2018-08-17 08:31
Buy your conference and workshop place now and save hundreds

Our early bird ticket offer for Minds Mastering Machines expires this evening, so act now if you want to enjoy three days of conference and workshops showing how real organisations can exploit machine learning and artificial intelligence.…

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Home Office seeks Brexit tech boss – but doesn't splash the cash

Fri, 2018-08-17 08:10
£100k to sort borders, immigration, biometrics systems by 2019. Did we mention it's in Croydon?

The reality of the mammoth task facing the Home Office in preparing for Brexit appears to have sunk in – the department is seeking a technology lead for the UK’s exit from the European Union.…

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Lo and behold, Earth's special chemical cocktail for life seems to be pretty common

Fri, 2018-08-17 07:01
Maybe its inhabitants are mostly harmless and ordinary too

Earth appears to be unique and inhabited by living creatures, but the building blocks required for life to bloom are actually quite common, according to new research.…

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