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Disney signs on with Microsoft, SQLCMD arrives in Data Studio and Azure goes German

Tue, 2019-09-17 09:05
Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho, it's off to test we go...

Roundup While the speculation machine for Microsoft's mystery hardware event ramped up (although still a mere ripple compared to the spurtings around anything to do with Apple), the Redmond gang continued to toil. Here are some of the stories you might have missed.…

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First they came for 'face' and I did not speak out because I... have no face? Then they came for 'book'

Tue, 2019-09-17 08:03
Don't panic: Off and f*ck still free from Zuckerberg, for now

Facebook has applied to trademark the word "book" in Europe.…

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Is it time to update your data warehouse and retool your analytics? Google Cloud's gurus are here to guide you

Tue, 2019-09-17 07:30
Get the answers you need this month – and ready your systems for the 2020s

Promo If you are beginning to wonder whether your familiar old data warehouse and analytics solutions can keep pace with the fast-moving modern world, you should check out today's state-of-the-art data-handling and analytics systems.…

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Boffins build AI that can detect cyber-abuse – and if you don't believe us, YOU CAN *%**#* *&**%* #** OFF

Tue, 2019-09-17 06:58
Alternatively, you can try to overpower it with your incredibly amazing sarcasm

Trolls, morons, and bots plaster toxic crap all over Twitter and other antisocial networks. Can machine learning help clean it up?…

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Stallman's final interview as FSF president: Last week we quizzed him over Microsoft visit. Now he quits top roles amid Epstein email storm

Tue, 2019-09-17 05:11
GNU founder resigns after Minsky defense 'the final straw' for dev world

Interview Shortly after The Register learned that Richard Stallman, founder and then president of the Free Software Foundation and creator of the GNU Project, had been invited to speak at Microsoft's corporate headquarters, we emailed him to ask about the apparent incongruity of advocating for software freedom at a company singled out by the FSF as a maker of malware.…

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Larry Ellison tiers Amazon a new one: Oracle cloud gets 'always' free offer, plus something about Linux

Tue, 2019-09-17 01:13
El Reg decodes Big Red's big announcements from today

OpenWorld Oracle on Monday debuted a free, self-fixing Linux distribution for paying Oracle Cloud customers, and a free Cloud service tier that includes a limited version of its paid Autonomous Database, for winning developer favor and fostering future Cloud customers.…

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IBM looks to boost sales the same way it has for 65 years – yes, it's a new mainframe: The z15

Tue, 2019-09-17 00:36
Lineup looks to put a pep in the step of flailing systems group

IBM this month officially unveiled the newest addition to the Z-series mainframe lineup in roughly two years.…

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Face-recognizing cop body cams hit another hurdle, genderless voice assistants, and more

Mon, 2019-09-16 23:48
One of these days we'll use machine learning to write these AI news summaries

Roundup Let's catch up with recent goings on in the world of artificial intelligence.…

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Fitbit fitness fans furious following flummoxing flawed firmware float, fleeting feedback, failed fixes

Mon, 2019-09-16 22:18
Punters say their gear has been messed up for a month-plus

Fitbit wearers are super-upset that a buggy software update has for the past month made their wearable exercise trackers unable to properly sync with their Android devices.…

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The results are in… and California’s GDPR-ish digital privacy law has survived onslaught by Google and friends

Mon, 2019-09-16 20:48
Five amendments to law approved before deadline, none undercut core goals

Analysis California’s landmark digital privacy law will remain “largely intact” despite a year of determined lobbying by Google and other tech giants to undermine it.…

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I got 99 problems but a switch() ain't one: Java SE 13 lands with various tweaks as per Oracle's less-is-more strategy

Mon, 2019-09-16 20:02
All part of Big Red's regular small-ish release plan as opposed to large infrequent updates

Code One Oracle on Monday announced the release of Java SE 13 (JDK 13), saying it shows the tech titan's continued commitment to make innovation happen faster by sticking to a predictable six-month release cycle.…

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How much pass could LastPass pass if LastPass passed last pass? Login-leaking security hole fixed

Mon, 2019-09-16 19:36
Update now to stop webpages snooping on recently used credentials

LastPass has fixed a security bug that potentially allowed malicious websites to obtain the username and passphrase inserted by the password manager on the previously visited site.…

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Wi-Fi woes and broken browser target both young and old in Microsoft patch land

Mon, 2019-09-16 18:02
The last Surface RT user just needs to fill in a web form to... oh heck

The bad news bus has continued rolling for users of hardware both young and old as Wi-Fi woes plague Windows 10 and even Windows 8.1.…

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Linux 5.3 kernel bundles new, cuddlier, swear-free Torvalds with AMD Radeon Navi graphics support

Mon, 2019-09-16 16:38
Guv'nor explains regression again, without the expletives

A softer, gentler Linus Torvalds released the Linux 5.3 kernel over the weekend and swung open the doors on 5.4.…

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Just as Ecuador thought it had seen the back of leaks, over 20m citizen records are exposed

Mon, 2019-09-16 16:02
And Julian Assange is among them - but how old are these?

Records on more than 20 million individuals in Ecuador have leaked from an unsecured database in Miami, Florida, containing a mix of official citizen registration data and personal & banking details.…

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Microsoft plays chicken with Extended Support for Exchange 2010 end date and swerves first

Mon, 2019-09-16 15:16
Extension to October 2020. But what of Server 2008 or... Windows 7?

Microsoft has blinked and told customers that support for Exchange 2010 is to be kicked back from 14 January 2020 to 13 October of the same year.…

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World's oldest human <i>was</i> a 122-year-old French smoker after all

Mon, 2019-09-16 15:03
Researchers debunk tax-fraud imposter theory

Russian claims that the world's oldest-ever human on record actually had her identity stolen by her daughter have been trashed by a paper published today in The Journals of Gerontology.…

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Australia didn't blame China for parliament hack in case it upset trade relations – report

Mon, 2019-09-16 14:04
So much for the public deterrence value of attribution

Australian spooks concluded that China was to blame for a series of hacks on its parliament and leading political parties – but kept it quiet for fear of angering the Middle Kingdom, according to reports.…

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Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Google told: If you could cough up a decade of your internal emails, that'd be great

Mon, 2019-09-16 13:04
Oh, and you have four weeks to comply, says US antitrust probe

The US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee has written to the big four tech giants – Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Google – demanding comprehensive information on its financial structures and 10 years' worth of emails between top executives.…

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UK Home Office primes Brexit spam cannon for a million texts reminding folk to check passports

Mon, 2019-09-16 12:03
New validity rules in event of no deal for Brits travelling to EU

The UK Home Office will send a million text messages reminding people that the rules for travelling to the European Union will change in the event of a no-deal Brexit on 31 October.…

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