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This image-recognition roulette is all fun and games... until it labels you a rape suspect, divorcee, or a racial slur

16 hours 37 min ago
If we could stop teaching AI insults, that would be great

Netizens are merrily slinging selfies and other photos at an online neural network to classify them... and the results aren’t pretty.…

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You can trust us to run a digital currency – we're Facebook: Exec begs Europe not to ban Libra

17 hours 51 min ago
His persuasive argument? You’re wrong – we know better about this money stuff

The Facebook exec in charge of its Libra cryptocurrency effort has sought to assure European governments that their fears are unfounded… by telling them they’re wrong and Facebook knows better.…

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Not to over-hype this storage chip tech, but if I could get away with calling my first-born '3D NAND', I totally would

19 hours 52 min ago
Let's a take a quick tour under the hood – and spell out why your biz needs this

Comment Anyone who’s ever watched the original Star Trek series will probably remember Spock and Kirk playing three-dimensional chess – a great chance for the Enterprise’s science officer to show off his prowess with logic as he contemplated a range of complex moves.…

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Scott McNealy gets touchy feely with Trump: Sun cofounder hosts hush-hush reelection fundraiser for President

Tue, 2019-09-17 21:25
Commander-in-Chief jets into Silicon Valley under cloud of secrecy

The mystery host of a Silicon Valley fundraiser for President Trump today has been revealed as Scott McNealy, co-founder and former CEO of Sun Microsystems.…

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US government sues ex-IT guy for breaking his NDA (Yes, we mean Edward Snowden)

Tue, 2019-09-17 19:58
Uncle Sam tries to plug leaker's pay, ends up plugging leaker's book

The US government today sued former CIA employee and NSA sysadmin contractor Edward Snowden to deny him payment from his newly published book, Permanent Record.…

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We asked for your Fitbit horror stories and, oh wow, did you deliver: Readers sync their teeth into 'junk' gizmos

Tue, 2019-09-17 19:44
'This is the last Fitbit I will buy'

Yesterday El Reg wrote about the frustrating syncing failures plaguing FitBit gadgets over the past four or so weeks.…

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Seriously, this sh!t again? 24m medical records, 700m+ scan pics casually left online

Tue, 2019-09-17 19:15
Whole pile of US data just sitting there with no security

Around 24 million medical patients' data is floating around on the internet, freely available for all to pore over – thanks to that good old common factor, terribly insecure servers.…

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DevOps darling GitLab pockets another $268m to be valued at $2.75bn

Tue, 2019-09-17 18:30
Drops Enterprise (Core) into VMware Cloud Marketplace, misspells own name

DevOps botherer GitLab has scored another $268m of funding, bringing the value of the outfit to $2.75bn ahead of a 2020 IPO.…

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Vulns out of the box: 12 in 13 small biz network devices terribly insecure by default – research

Tue, 2019-09-17 17:45
You want root shell access? No problem

A new report has suggested that 12 out of 13 network devices, such as routers and network-attached storage appliances, are vulnerable to hacks that enable "root-privileged access without any authentication".…

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Apple tells European Commission it's nutty for slapping €13bn tax bill on Irish subsidiary

Tue, 2019-09-17 17:04
Sweetheart deal crackdown 'defies reality and common sense' apparently

Apple has appealed against the European Union's 2016 decision to impose a €13bn tax bill on the iPhone maker's Irish subsidiary.…

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VMware on AWS: Low-risk option or security blanket for those who don't like change?

Tue, 2019-09-17 16:00
John Enoch gives us the hard sell – just ignore the price

AWS Transformation Day It's London's turn with AWS Transformation Day, where attendees endure a cacophony of buzzwords intended to hammer home the message that Amazon's cloud is where you wanna be.…

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HP printer small print says kit phones home data on whatever you print – and then some

Tue, 2019-09-17 15:25
Security engineer actually reads privacy policy to his horror

Hewlett-Packard Inc's printers don't just slurp the contents of your wallet at a frightening rate. They also guzzle a surprising amount of data on you and whatever you're printing.…

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.NET Core 3.0 thought it was all ready for release. And it would have been too, if it weren't for those pesky Visual Studio kids

Tue, 2019-09-17 14:50
Hi, remember us? We share a toolset. And have another preview to do?

Having promised there wouldn't be any more previews, Microsoft has dropped a release candidate for the upcoming .NET Core 3.0 framework.…

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Brit government WLTM one Chief Digi Info Officer

Tue, 2019-09-17 14:16
Required: GSoH, plus ability to make ends meet on up to £180k a year is on the lookout for a Government Chief Digital Information Officer (GCDIO) - a permanent secretary role that sets the strategic direction of travel for public sector IT in return for up to £180,000 a year.…

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UK Home Office web form snafu allows you to both agree and disagree – strongly – all at once

Tue, 2019-09-17 13:30
Government cares what you think. Honest

A UK Home Office consultation on new, intrusive police powers was so incompetently written that you could both "strongly agree" and "strongly disagree" at the same time when answering its questions.…

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Neural networks. Sparse data. TensorFlow. PyTorch. Text mining. Ethics – and lots more. We've got every angle of AI covered at MCubed

Tue, 2019-09-17 13:00
Join us and our awesome speakers for a hearty no-hype pure-tech deep dive

Event Whether you’re worried about the machines taking over, or think it can’t happen soon enough, you should get yourselves down to MCubed at the end of the month.…

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NASA's lunar spy looks for hide-and-seek champ Vikram, Starliner test success, and more

Tue, 2019-09-17 12:33
Happy 43rd birthday to Space Shuttle Enterprise

Roundup Unlike SpaceX's Crew Dragon, which plops down in the ocean at the end of a mission (ideally in one piece), Boeing's CST-100 Starliner is designed to land on, er, land. As NASA and Boeing inch ever closer to its first crewed launch, rehearsals were conducted last week to practice locating a capsule, safing it and preparing for hatch opening.…

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Google age discrimination case: Supervisor called me 'grandpa', engineer claims

Tue, 2019-09-17 11:45
Suit filed alleging HR failed to protect staffer from harassment

Google has been hit by another age discrimination lawsuit, just two months after the search giant settled a previous case brought by over 200 people.…

Categories: Linux fréttir's smart meter cost-benefit analysis for 2019 goes big on cost, easy on the benefits

Tue, 2019-09-17 11:00
Did someone mention a delay? Rollout given another 4 years as price tag soars to £13.4bn

The UK government has confirmed that electricity suppliers have an extra four years to hit targets for installing smart meters.…

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You look like a fungi. Got mushroom in your life to build stuff with mycelium computers?

Tue, 2019-09-17 10:04
IRL Star Trek: Discovery, sort of

The Unconventional Computing Laboratory in Bristol is looking for a research associate to help it create buildings with embedded fungus-created computers.…

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