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Big Apple Attorney General takes aim at Charter over claims that it put employees lives in coronavirus danger

Tue, 2020-04-21 23:57
Staff complain to The Register of unnecessary risk in offices

US telco Charter Communications is facing an investigation from the New York State Attorney General for potentially putting employees at unnecessary risk during the current coronavirus outbreak.…

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Python 2 bows out after epic transition, many coders breathe a huge sigh of relief

Tue, 2020-04-21 23:15
Version 2.7.18 is the last official Python 2 release, but it'll live on

The final official release of Python 2 arrived on Tuesday, marking the end of two decades of work.…

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Astroboffins hear the first smashup of big black hole swallows smaller neighbor, as grav waves open up the sky

Tue, 2020-04-21 22:34
LIGO and Virgo detectors work in concert as spacetime wave sonar

Gravitational waves from a pair of black holes with different masses - the heftier one being 30 solar masses and its lighter companion being just eight - have been observed for the first time.…

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Game streaming market shaken up as Nvidia loses more big names and Microsoft readies its market killer

Tue, 2020-04-21 21:39
It's all about the content. And where you can - and can't - get it

Nvidia’s GeForce game streaming service has lost four big-name game publishers, with Xbox Games Studios, Warner Bros, Codemasters and Klei Entertainment, pulling their titles by the end of the week.…

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IBM == Insecure Business Machines: No-auth remote root exec exploit in Data Risk Manager drops after Big Blue snubs bug report

Tue, 2020-04-21 19:04
IT giant admits it made 'a process error, improper response' to flaw finder

IBM has acknowledged that it mishandled a bug report that identified four vulnerabilities in its enterprise security software, and plans to issue an advisory.…

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UK's House of Commons agrees to allow Zoom app in Parliament, but MPs will still have to dress smartly

Tue, 2020-04-21 17:45
How long till this gets hacked?

The UK's House of Commons today approved so-called "hybrid sessions" – MPs participating in Parliament in person and via video conferencing – marking arguably the biggest change in parliamentary procedure in centuries.…

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Watch live online: How to build the next iteration of your business using hybrid cloud

Tue, 2020-04-21 17:00
It’s time to strengthen your enterprise apps with the help of Nutanix

Webcast You are still trying to decide whether public cloud computing is right or wrong for you. Maybe the snag is regulation, maybe it's GDPR, maybe you fear the loss of control and ballooning management costs, or maybe your applications just work better on your IT infrastructure.…

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Investors splash £100m on robotic process automation vendor in hopes RPA holds up in wake of COVID-19

Tue, 2020-04-21 16:33
Cash-flingers see dollars through a Blue Prism

Purveyor of software robots, Blue Prism, has hired a new CEO and bagged £100m in funding, proof of market confidence in the technology concept in the face of strong economic headwinds.…

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Frippin' heck: Watch out, chin-stroking prog rock fans. King Crimson distributor Burning Shed says it's been hacked

Tue, 2020-04-21 15:45
Crims slope off with a slice of dabatase including emails and encrypted passwords but no credit card deets

Independent record label Burning Shed has informed musos of a digital burglary involving the partial theft of its customer database, though no payment records were accessed.…

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Do not adjust your set: Here are three stories about the IT industry doing some good during COVID-19 pandemic

Tue, 2020-04-21 14:58
Let's stow the snark a mo and acknowledge this helpful tech

Roundup In a departure from our usual snark, The Register presents a trio of tales of tech companies doing some good in the current pandemic.…

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What's vexing Linux-loving Gophers? A few things: Go devs want generics, easier debugging

Tue, 2020-04-21 14:15
Survey shows preference for Linux, some aversion to Microsoft Azure

The Go team's latest developer survey shows that most "Gophers" like the language but highlight poor debugging tools and lack of generic support as top issues for improvement.…

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Who can we count on to slow Huawei's continuous growth? US prez Donald Trump and COVID-19

Tue, 2020-04-21 13:30
The world's crappest superheroes

Huawei has posted its lowest revenue growth in years – the result of a once-in-a-century global pandemic, as well as a campaign by President Trump to sow seeds of fear, uncertainty and doubt about the Chinese biz.…

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Microsoft puts a stop to auto-updates of Azure Service Fabric 'until further notice'

Tue, 2020-04-21 12:52
Redmond reckons you've probably got enough on your plate right now

Microsoft is pausing automatic upgrades for its Azure Service Fabric "until further notice" as the Windows giant reacts to the current COVID-19 situation.…

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Something a bit phishy in your inbox? You can now email suspected scams straight to Blighty's web takedown cops

Tue, 2020-04-21 12:20
National Cyber Security Centre publishes scam-busting address

The National Cyber Security Centre has launched the Suspicious Email Reporting Service: a new email address for reporting scam mails to a government department that might actually do something about it.…

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Self-isolation champions fresh home from a jaunt in orbit wonder if they've returned to the wrong version of Earth

Tue, 2020-04-21 11:50
Also: Asteroid landing dress rehearsal, 'new' Russian module for the ISS, another Starlink volley ready to go

Roundup Astronauts said goodbye to the ISS as a lander said hello to the asteroid Bennu in another Register rundown of all things rocket-related for the week.…

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Boffins examine interstellar comet Borisov to find out what its home was like. Pretty unpleasant, it seems

Tue, 2020-04-21 11:17
No wonder it came all the way over to our Solar System

Astronomers have for the first time measured the chemical composition of an interstellar comet: 2I/Borisov, which strayed into our Solar System last year.…

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Facebook sort-of blocks anti-quarantine events – how many folks are actually behind these 'massive' protests online?

Tue, 2020-04-21 10:29
Domain names, astroturfing, gun rights, FB groups... and lots and lots of shouting

Opinion If there was any hope that the coronavirus crisis would put a stop to the culture wars that ravage American society, it has long since died.…

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Typosquatting RubyGems laced with Bitcoin-nabbing malware have been downloaded thousands of times

Tue, 2020-04-21 09:45
'Seemingly no transactions were made' but problem highlights risks of software supply chain

A researcher has uncovered malicious packages in the RubyGems repository, one of which was downloaded more than 2,000 times.…

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There are always two sides to every story – except this one, which is just a big billboard borked in all directions

Tue, 2020-04-21 09:00
The apocalypse may have started, but we'll always have artisanal bread... and BSODs

Bork!Bork!Bork! Welcome to another in The Register's occasional series on blue screens and broken dreams.…

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Are you fixing that switch? Or setting it up as a Minecraft server?

Tue, 2020-04-21 08:27
Cisco shows off how you can brick it on a Catalyst 9300

Cisco has published a guide to running Minecraft on its switches.…

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