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Philippines president threatens local telcos with expropriation

Wed, 2020-07-29 02:35
Calls for e-commerce surge and keeps schools closed due to certain virus that's made news lately

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte has threatened a pair of local telcos with expropriation if they don’t improve services.…

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AMD is now following More's Law: More chips, more money, more pressure on Intel, more competition in the x86 space

Wed, 2020-07-29 01:09
Chipzooky's fortunes are Ryzen Epyc-ly

AMD on Tuesday said it had made it through a healthy second quarter of 2020 during which its Ryzen and Epyc microprocessor lines doubled their revenues.…

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With the US election coming up, when better to petition regulators for a controversial way to chill online speech?

Tue, 2020-07-28 23:41
Guess what? Literally everyone thinks this is a terrible idea

The US Department of Commerce (DoC) has formally asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to review a critical law that provides blanket liability to online platforms such as Google and Facebook.…

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What goes up, Musk come down... and up and down and up and down: NASA details followup Dragon pod trips to orbiting station

Tue, 2020-07-28 22:53
Assuming this weekend's return journey goes well, natch

Ahead of a Dragon capsule bringing home a pair of astronauts from the International Space Station this weekend, NASA shared more details of followup crewed missions to and from the orbiting science lab using the SpaceX pod.…

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'I think the police are here...' Feds reveal Skype, text chats of Canadian trio charged with $8m crypto-coin fraud

Tue, 2020-07-28 21:30
Boyfriend-girlfriend and housemate indicted in US on PlexCoin rap

Two Canadian lovers and their housemate have been charged with fraud after allegedly netting $8m by selling a made-up cryptocurrency called PlexCoin to victims.…

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We're suing Google for harvesting our personal info even though we opted out of Chrome sync – netizens

Tue, 2020-07-28 19:40
Browser quitters say they'll return if web goliath lives up to privacy promises

A handful of Chrome users have sued Google, accusing the browser maker of collecting personal information despite their decision not to sync data stored in Chrome with a Google Account.…

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Irony isn't dead... Facebook sues EU on data privacy grounds for requesting too much personal data

Tue, 2020-07-28 18:11
'Exceptionally broad' demands reveal too much about our staff!

American tech giants have enjoyed a reversal of their EU legal fortunes over the past fortnight as Euro nation courts issued rulings in their favor – and now Facebook has even sued the European Union itself, alleging the political bloc’s agencies broke their own data protection rules.…

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How Bude: Google's sole-financed private undersea pipe to make a landing in Cornwall

Tue, 2020-07-28 17:28
Cable named for compsci legend Grace Hopper to link US, UK, Spain

Cloud and ads behemoth Google is building a subsea internet cable linking the US to the UK and Spain.…

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Get ready to try virtual-reality goggles, er, virtually: Another in-person event bites the dust as CES 2021 hauled online

Tue, 2020-07-28 16:34
Put away your Hawaiian shirts, no post-lockdown Vegas January for you

The global pandemic just claimed another in-person tech conference – the 2021 edition of CES will be an "all-digital experience".…

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UK housing associations offer framework worth up to £400m to eBay-for-plumbers startup (but it won't get to keep it all)

Tue, 2020-07-28 15:38
'Equity-backed' DB-'n'-services biz hooks up tenants with vetted local repair shops

A group of UK housing associations has awarded a framework contract worth up to £400m to property technology company Plentific, in part to help build a trading platform for folks to come in and do repairs and maintenance in people's homes.…

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IDE like an update, please: JetBrains freshens IntelliJ, adds improved GitHub integration, Java support

Tue, 2020-07-28 14:35
Issues? Visit the website or use Visual Studio Code

JetBrains has released IntelliJ IDEA 2020.2, a big mid-year update that adds support for Java 15 and Jakarta EE9 as well as improving its GitHub integration.…

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It must have been love, but it's over now: Rockset tries to break up storage and compute, meet transactional, data-warehouse systems in middle

Tue, 2020-07-28 13:56
Propositions database land with a 'real-time' system

Rockset has upgraded its main database engine for more efficient scaling and performance gains by separating storage and compute. The outfit said it also separates the cloud compute resources used for ingesting and querying data.…

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Spending on 5G to double despite the pandemic while legacy network infrastructure sector suffers – Gartner

Tue, 2020-07-28 13:03
Also, half of the world's 5G investment currently is spent by China

Worldwide spending on 5G is set to double in 2020, according to analyst house Gartner, in stark contrast to the wider cellular infrastructure sector, which will see revenues plummet overall.…

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MI6 tried to intervene in independent court by stopping judge seeing legal papers – but they said sorry, so it's OK

Tue, 2020-07-28 12:04
Just another day for the Investigatory Powers Tribunal

The UK's Secret Intelligence Service, aka MI6, has been accused of trying to tamper with a court that is supposed to oversee and regulate it after an extraordinary tale emerged yesterday.…

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Face masks hamper the spread of coronavirus. Know what else they hamper? Facial-recognition systems (except China's)

Tue, 2020-07-28 10:47
Uncle Sam tests AI models with pics of immigrants, travelers. Wait, what?

Face masks worn to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus typically decrease the accuracy of commercial facial recognition algorithms by up to 50 per cent, according to an investigation by America's technical standards watchdog, NIST.…

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Find out this week: How to build a cyber threat intelligence program while cutting through the noise

Tue, 2020-07-28 10:00
Tune in online to get a handle on separating good data from clutter

Webcast The advantages of having decent threat intelligence in place are many and various, as the threat landscape continues to widen year-on-year.…

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Google allowed to remember search results to news articles it was asked to forget. Good

Tue, 2020-07-28 08:54
Top court won't nix links to accurate, fair journalism about director of financially rocked charity

Germany's high court has sided with Google by upholding lower court rulings that rejected a right-to-be-forgotten privacy claim, and it delayed another case to seek clarification from top Euro judges.…

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Rackspace reveals retirement plan behind decision to go public by selling 17% of itself

Tue, 2020-07-28 08:26
We can't call it an initial public offering given this is its second time around on the share market

Rackspace Technology has revealed the terms of its planned return to the stock market.…

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Brave takes step closer to sensible business model by building subscription VPN into the iOS version of its browser

Tue, 2020-07-28 08:03
Relying on ads in software designed to block ads is an uphill struggle

Privacy-centric startup Brave has included a subscription VPN service in its iOS browser.…

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Gone in 15 minutes: Qualcomm claims new chargers will fill your smartmobe in a flash

Tue, 2020-07-28 07:28
Not so fast - Quick Charge 5 does its best when using new dual-battery tech

Qualcomm has unveiled the fifth generation of its Quick Charge battery-charging technology and boasts it can fully recharge a smartphone in 15 minutes.…

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