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Black Hat USA axes anti-abortion congressman as keynote speaker after outcry – and more news from infosec land

Sat, 2019-06-15 07:25
Your quick guide to hacks, patches and scandal

Roundup Here's a quick roundup of recent infosec news beyond what we've already reported.…

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Stiff penalty: Prenda Law copyright troll gets 14 years of hard time for blue view 'n sue scam

Fri, 2019-06-14 23:45
That's a wrap for the file-sharing skin flick shakedown

It was a simple plan: obtain the rights to pornographic films, share copies of them online, then threaten to sue those downloading the skin flicks for copyright infringement unless they paid a $3,000 settlement fee.…

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Swarm: We want 150 broadband satellites. No wait, that's not much is it? OK, we demand ONE MILLION internet sats

Fri, 2019-06-14 22:06
Hey, leave some room in orbit for the rest of us?

One of the companies that hopes to beam internet access down to Earth from space has applied for permission to put an extraordinary one million mini-satellites into orbit.…

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You like magic tricks? See this claim that IBM bungled an Obamacare IT project? Whoosh, now it's a $15m check

Fri, 2019-06-14 20:27
Big Blue hands over spare change to make allegations against subsidiary vanish

IBM will cough up $15m to settle a major gripe over its development, or lack thereof, of software for a health insurance website for the US state of Maryland.…

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Atari finally launches its VCS console. Again.

Fri, 2019-06-14 19:47
You can now pre-order this underpowered, over-priced, untested, over-complicated toy. What are you waiting for?

After two years of delays and missed deadlines, Atari has announced at the E3 games conference this week that its VCS games console is finally available. For pre-order. Again.…

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HP CFO Cathie Lesjak didn't even read KPMG's Autonomy due diligence before $11bn biz gobble

Fri, 2019-06-14 18:33
And now we've obtained that report for you all to read

Autonomy Trial Cathie Lesjak, HP’s former chief financial officer, told the High Court in London this week that she did not read a KPMG due diligence report on British software firm Autonomy before her company blew $11bn buying it.…

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<i>Flight Simulator 2020</i>: Exciting new ride or a doomed tailspin in a crowded market?

Fri, 2019-06-14 16:56
Armchair aviation geeks, assemble!

Comment Earlier this week Microsoft announced that it was getting back into consumer flight simulation, nearly 15 years after abandoning the PC gaming field it largely pioneered in the public mind.…

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Fsck it, we've lost Bitbucket: webhook integration fails after API tweaked

Fri, 2019-06-14 15:27
Get thee down to the pub, fix out over the weekend maybe

Docker botherer's webhook integration with Bitbucket is looking a bit green around the gills.…

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DIY with Akamai: What to do when no one sells the servers you need? You build your own

Fri, 2019-06-14 14:41
If it looks like a hyperscaler, swims like a hyperscaler...

Akamai Edge World Content delivery network Akamai runs a distributed computing platform consisting of 250,000 servers. At this scale, every bit of IO and every Watt of power consumption matter – so instead of buying hardware off the shelf, the company designs its own.…

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US can try extraditing Julian Assange next year, rules UK court

Fri, 2019-06-14 13:38
HMP Belmarsh resident preps for next legal fight

WikiLeaks' Julian Assange will face a full extradition hearing on 24 February next year, Westminster Magistrates' Court ruled this morning.…

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We asked readers what DXC should be known for... and of course you came up with the goods

Fri, 2019-06-14 12:34
You lovely bunch of, um, brand strategists. We knew you'd treat them right

El Reg this week asked readers to lean their e-bike against the Japanese maple that overlooks the strategy boutique to help Ed Ho, GM for the Build division at DXC Technology, determine what his employer's brand stands for.…

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Bonjour, mon chum! Québécois IT giant CGI snaps up freshly Irish Galileo botherer SCISYS

Fri, 2019-06-14 11:55
Splashes £78.9m on IP, space smarts and general boffinry

Canadian IT consulting giant CGI has settled its crosshairs on Brexit-dodging SCISYS, ponying up £78.9m in cold, hard cash to acquire the Dublin-based software 'n' services outfit.…

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Exodus: Tech top brass bail on £1bn UK courts reform amid concerns project is floundering

Fri, 2019-06-14 11:19
Digitisation programme already at 'serious risk' of missing deadline

Exclusive A raft of senior techies working on £1bn project to modernise Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunal Service (HMCTS) have stepped down amid concerns the flagship project is floundering.…

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Those darn users don't know what they're doing (not like us, of course)

Fri, 2019-06-14 10:23
Click on the toothbrush, toggle the flange and press 'Harp'. It's obvious

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Haha, what an idiot! He was clicking like mad and nothing was happening! Of course it wasn't because – haha – he was clicking in the wrong place! He looked utterly baffled!

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Get a grip on neural networks, R, Python, TensorFlow, deployment of AI, and much more, at our MCubed workshops

Fri, 2019-06-14 10:18
Book tickets now for our machine-learning conference this autumn

Event You know that you could achieve great things if only you had time to get to grips with TensorFlow, or mine a vast pile of text, or simply introduce machine-learning into your existing workflow.…

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When virtual mittens sell for thousands, of course gamers are ripe targets for cyber shenanigans

Fri, 2019-06-14 09:15
Guys, your security hygiene stinks

Akamai Edge World Players of games like Fortnite and Minecraft have emerged as juicy targets for cybercriminals.…

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You'll always need VMs says, surprise, VMware: Run on any cloud you like and get portability

Fri, 2019-06-14 08:08
Yep, and two sets of bills

VMWare's Rajiv Ramaswami, Cloud Services COO, has told investors that VMs (virtual machines) are here to stay, even as container-based applications grow in popularity. Well, he would, wouldn't he.…

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When customers see red, sometimes the obvious solution will only fan the flames

Fri, 2019-06-14 07:10
Howz ur spelan?

On Call Friday has arrived, and with it the promise of a weekend free of workplace distractions. It also brings another tale from one of the unfortunates who will be spending their Saturday and Sunday awaiting the dreaded phone call. Welcome to On Call.…

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Gonna be so cool when we finally get into space, float among the stars, work out every day, inject testosterone...

Fri, 2019-06-14 06:01
Wait, wut?

Surviving in zero gravity takes its toll on the human body. Muscular atrophy sets in, and astronauts should not only exercise regularly but consider taking testosterone shots too, according to new research.…

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Mirai botnet malware offspring graduates from uni, puts on a suit, slips into your enterprise

Fri, 2019-06-14 04:45
Isn't that what we all want for our kids, after all?

A descendant of the notorious Mirai Internet-of-Things botnet has apparently cast a wider net than its predecessors, potentially infecting systems normally found within enterprises.…

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