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Hundreds of forgotten corners of mega-corp websites fall into the hands of spammers and malware slingers

Tue, 2020-07-07 06:35
DNS entries left pointing to Azure-hosted server names snatched by miscreants for mischief

More than 240 website subdomains belonging to organizations large and small, including household names, were hijacked to redirect netizens to malware, X-rated material, online gambling, and other unexpected content.…

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When Facebook says you're not a good 'culture fit', it means you're not White or Asian enough – complaint

Mon, 2020-07-06 23:58
Antisocial network accused of unfairly snubbing Black people when it comes to jobs, promotions

Facebook has been formally accused of racial discrimination in a complaint from three Black plaintiffs, one a manager at the social network and two applicants who have repeatedly been rejected by the web giant.…

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Your 2.3m Instagram followers won't stop the FBI... Web star accused of laundering $100m+ pocketed from cyber-crime

Mon, 2020-07-06 22:35
Bloke calling himself Hushpuppi extradited, accused of swiping millions from English Premier League soccer club among others

An Instagram super-star with 2.3 million followers has been extradited to America accused of laundering hundreds of millions of dollars via cyber-crime. He faces up to 20 years behind bars if convicted.…

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You may be distracted by the pandemic but FYI: US Senate panel OK's backdoors-by-the-backdoor EARN IT Act

Mon, 2020-07-06 20:42
Proposed Section 230 shake-up passes committee stage with amendments

An amended version of America's controversial proposed EARN IT Act has been unanimously approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee – a key step in its journey to becoming law. This follows a series of changes and compromises that appear to address critics’ greatest concerns while introducing fresh problems.…

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Baroness Dido Harding lifts the lid on the NHS's manual contact tracing performance: 'We contact them up to 10 times over a 36-hour period'

Mon, 2020-07-06 17:15
Some of them will be feeling very ill and won’t pick up the phone and return the call. Ahem...

Baroness Dido Harding of Winscombe, who is currently leading the UK’s coronavirus track-and-trace efforts, has shed light on the nation's human-driven contact-tracing efforts in a meeting of the Commons Science and Technology Select Committee.…

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Oracle sued by a shareholder who alleges its lack of progress in diversity amounts to 'dishonesty'

Mon, 2020-07-06 16:30
Asks that at least three Board members give up their seats for diverse replacements

Oracle is being sued by a shareholder that alleges the company has not been truthful and honest in its efforts to create greater racial diversity within its workforce.…

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You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here. Fujitsu tells 80,000 of its Japan employees: From now on, you work remotely

Mon, 2020-07-06 15:55
Announces plans to close 50% of its Japanese office space by close of 2022

Fujitsu is to permanently shutter one half of its office real estate in Japan and will ask 80,000 locals to work from home permanently as it redefines work culture internally in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.…

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Think of a number: A tale of iffy discount codes, supermarket loyalty cards and

Mon, 2020-07-06 15:15
Points-powered getaways could cost booking site dear

Miscreants have been nabbing supermarket chain Tesco Clubcard discount codes to snap up rewards meant for holders of the retailer's loyalty cards.…

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A bad day in New Zealand: Rocket Lab's 13th mission ends in failure

Mon, 2020-07-06 14:22
'Pics or It Didn't Happen' won't be sending back any pics any time soon

Upstart rocketeers at Rocket Lab had a bad weekend as the thirteenth launch of its Electron rocket ended in failure.…

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Linux kernel coders propose inclusive terminology coding guidelines, note: 'Arguments about why people should not be offended do not scale'

Mon, 2020-07-06 13:30
Move won't fix 'brutal system of human misery' but aims to encourage participation

In the light of the 2020 "global reckoning on race relations" the Linux kernel developers have stepped up with proposed new inclusive terminology guidelines for their coding community.…

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July? British government could decide to boot Chinese giant Huawei from the UK's networks by this month

Mon, 2020-07-06 12:45
NCSC will make the call, says UK digital secretary

After months of dilly dallying, the UK government has said it will finally decide this month whether Huawei should be booted out of Blighty’s nascent 5G network, according to Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden.…

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£40m wasna enough for ink and toner cartridges in public sector, says Scottish government

Mon, 2020-07-06 12:00
Like most other things these days, COVID-19 blamed for extension to framework agreement

How much does the Scottish public sector need to spend on toner and cartridges in a day? Circa £5,000 if a recent tender notice is anything to go by.…

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Things can't go on like this. You need to get fit for the sake of your health. I'm going to write you a prescription for... an e-bike

Mon, 2020-07-06 11:20
Sheffield's doctors given tools to save residents from BIKE FITNESS HORROR

The UK’s Sheffield City Council is looking to buy a fleet of electrical bikes to allow local GPs to offer them on prescription as a form of exercise in what is known as Social Prescribing.…

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Three UK: We're sending you this SMS to warn you not to pay attention to unsolicited texts

Mon, 2020-07-06 10:45
So ... CLICK HERE to find out more!

A subset of Three UK users have received an SMS message warning them about text message-based spam – complete with a shortlink and textual urgings to click it and learn more.…

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ITAM Forum asks software giants to stop browbeating customers onto their clouds with threats of licence audits

Mon, 2020-07-06 10:01
Pressuring clients into products they're not ready for doesn't benefit anyone, says new chair

The new chair of the ITAM Forum, a body set up in part to help organisations traverse the software licensing minefield, has called on vendors to stop using the prospect of licence audits to influence customers' cloud infrastructure decisions.…

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Make sure you've patched your F5 BIG-IP gear. Exploit code for scary bug pair is so trivial, it fits in a tweet

Mon, 2020-07-06 09:15
Plus: What? No. No way. People would just do that? Go on Tor and use it to commit crimes?

In Brief Exploit code for the pair of nasty vulnerabilities in F5 Networks' BIG-IP application delivery controllers is now doing the rounds, so make sure you're all patched up.…

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If there's a lesson to be learned in these torrid times, it's that civilisation is fleeting – but Windows XP is eternal

Mon, 2020-07-06 08:30
Airport antics for a Microsoft OS well past its prime

Bork!Bork!Bork! Welcome to a bork with a difference as we find an old friend still running even as the world around it has been put on hold.…

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When a deleted master device file only takes 20 mins out of your maintenance window, but a whole year off your lifespan

Mon, 2020-07-06 07:15
In praise of UNIX and knowing when to deliberately drive a server off a cliff

Who, Me? The weekend has been deleted. Pause a moment before you start your own workplace odyssey and enjoy another's trip to Oopsville courtesy of Who, Me?

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Detroit cops employed facial recognition algos that <i>only</i> misidentifies suspects 96 per cent of the time

Sun, 2020-07-05 14:52
Plus: Experts back a national cloud for ML research

In brief Cops in Detroit have admitted using facial-recognition technology that fails to accurately identify potential suspects a whopping 96 per cent of the time.…

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Barclays Bank appeared to be using the Wayback Machine as a 'CDN' for some Javascript

Fri, 2020-07-03 17:30
Tight-lipped bank has fixed the weirdness - but not said why it happened

Barclays Bank appears to have been using no less than the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine as a "content distribution network" to serve up a Javascript file.…

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