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App Tracking: Apps plead for users to press allow, but 85% of Apple iOS consumers are not opting in

Tue, 2021-05-11 13:45
The data is in: most users do not opt in to third-party tracking

Mobile app analytics company Flurry is measuring how many users of iOS 14.5 are opting in to allow apps to request to track them - and so far only 15 per cent worldwide have done so.…

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Proposed collective action aims to take Apple to task over its 30% App Store cut on behalf of 20 million Brits

Tue, 2021-05-11 13:02
Spent money in the walled garden since October 2015?

The day ends with "y" so Apple is facing fresh legal scrutiny of its App Store policies. This time the battleground is the UK's Competition Appeal Tribunal, where a potential collective action is being launched on behalf of circa 20 million users over claims Apple's 30 per cent "tax" is excessive and unjustified.…

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Preliminary report on Texas Tesla crash finds Autosteer was 'not available' along road where both passengers died

Tue, 2021-05-11 12:15
Probable cause of accident and fire still under investigation

The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has published a preliminary report into last month's fatal crash involving a 2019 Tesla Model S in Texas.…

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Intel throws sand in the face of 'musclebooks' with 10nm Tiger Lake tech

Tue, 2021-05-11 11:30
11th-gen Core H has nice new touches, but pitch is usual 'a new PC will be faster and smaller and lighter than an old PC' promise

Intel is talking up a new generation of laptop and mobile workstation CPUs that it says will deliver modest performance gains and lighten laptops for power users.…

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Another platform on which Java will not run – platform 1 of Newcastle's Central Station

Tue, 2021-05-11 10:47
What is Geordie for bork?

Bork!Bork!Bork! It's a blessed respite for Microsoft's wares today as it appears that it is Java's turn to disgrace itself on platform 1 of Newcastle upon Tyne's Central Station.…

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43 years and 14 billion miles later, Voyager 1 still crunching data to reveal secrets of the interstellar medium

Tue, 2021-05-11 10:03
Gazing into the void for at least a few more years yet

Nearly nine years after leaving the solar system, and decades beyond its original mission, Voyager 1 is still gathering valuable data, providing plasma readings to continuously sample the density of the interstellar medium.…

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Compsci boffin publishes proof-of-concept code for 54-year-old zero-day in Universal Turing Machine

Tue, 2021-05-11 09:15
Patch your devi... oh, hang on a sec

A computer science professor from Sweden has discovered an arbitrary code execution vuln in the Universal Turing Machine, one of the earliest computer designs in history – though he admits it has "no real-world implications".…

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Overdue: After a 2-year £12m delay, Northern Ireland Libraries looks to close chapter on Fujitsu saga

Tue, 2021-05-11 08:30
Launches open tender for new £60m deal

Northern Ireland Libraries is launching a formal procurement of a £60m IT contract to replace incumbent supplier Fujitsu following a two-year delay costing taxpayers some £12m.…

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Train operator phlunks phishing test by teasing employees with non-existent COVID bonus

Tue, 2021-05-11 07:58
Someone at West Midlands Trains approved nasty cybersecurity drill

UK train operator West Midlands Trains sent an email to 2,500 employees to thank them for hard work during COVID and promised a one-time bonus as a reward, but that lovely news turned out to be phishing training. Needless to say, it did not go over well.…

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Microsoft embraces Linux kernel's eBPF super-tool, extends it for Windows

Tue, 2021-05-11 07:26
This early-stage project is not a fork, Redmond insists

Microsoft on Monday launched an open source project to make a Linux kernel tool known as eBPF, short for Extended Berkeley Packet Filter, work on Windows.…

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Samsung reveals DDR5 memory module that’s ready for Compute Express Link

Tue, 2021-05-11 06:58
Suggests terabyte-packing servers that move data at astounding speed aren’t far off

Samsung has shown off a picture of what it says is the first DDR5 DRAM-based memory module that can talk the language of Compute Express Link (CXL).…

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China’s digital currency adds support for AliPay – the Alibaba payment app with over 700 million users

Tue, 2021-05-11 05:58
And just like that, the Digital Yuan has its route into the mainstream

Alibaba’s controversial financial services arm, the Ant Group, has been welcomed into trials of China’s digital currency.…

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Vietnam’s biggest industrial conglomerate quits smartphones and tellies biz, bets on electric cars

Tue, 2021-05-11 04:58
No breakthroughs left to make in electronics, says CEO as company eyes off IPO-by-SPAC

Vietnam's largest industry conglomerate, Vingroup, has announced it will no longer develop televisions and smartphones under its VinSmart brand and instead redirect resources toward its electric vehicle unit, VinFast.…

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Tencent research team scores free powerups for electric cars with Raspberry Pi-powered X-in-the-middle attack

Tue, 2021-05-11 04:04
Another auto-exploit saw rPi push Telegram messages over CAN bus to brick a car

Black Hat Asia Researchers have used the Black Hat Asia conference to demonstrate the awesome power of the Raspberry Pi as a car-p0wning platform.…

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Indian government says 5G doesn’t cause COVID-19. Also points out India has no 5G networks

Tue, 2021-05-11 02:58
But won’t reveal who it wants banned from social media over less obvious disinformation

As COVID-19 continues to ravage India, the nation’s government has told it populace that 5G signals have nothing to do with the spread of the virus – if only because no 5G networks operate in India.…

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Trend Micro hosted email service is down, inboxes still stuck in cloudy limbo

Tue, 2021-05-11 01:13
Blames spam filters for brownout, warns fix could be 'disruptive'

Trend Micro’s hosted email security product is experiencing a global brownout.…

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Amazon says it destroyed two million knockoffs in 2020, a fraction of the amount it ships

Tue, 2021-05-11 00:55
Internet souk said it only approved 6% of new sellers

Amazon's latest brand protection report states it destroyed more than two million pieces of counterfeit goods last year and denied most would-be sellers from setting up shop in its online souk.…

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NASA's first asteroid sample on its way to Earth after OSIRIS-REx boosts for home

Mon, 2021-05-10 21:52
Boffins will have to wait until September 2023 to get their hands on the goodies

OSIRIS-REx, the spacecraft carrying NASA’s first-ever asteroid sample, has started its two-year journey back to Earth, the space agency confirmed on Monday.…

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LibreBMC project to open source baseboard management controllers with security as a priority

Mon, 2021-05-10 20:54
Freely available to use, from the hardware schematics to RISC-V cores on an FPGA, to the firmware on top

The OpenPOWER Foundation, formed to promote IBM's open-source POWER instruction set architecture (ISA), on Monday said it is putting together a new working group to develop LibreBMC, claimed to be the first baseboard management controller (BMC) designed with open source software and hardware.…

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Kubecon 2021: A largely dry and corporate affair where the best bits involved a spot of Kubernetes-hacking roleplay

Mon, 2021-05-10 19:12
But we heard the message loud and clear – it's pretty much the standard runtime platform now

Kubecon A session on how to hack into a Kubernetes cluster was among the highlights of a Kubecon where the main events were generally bland and corporate affairs, perhaps indicative of the technology now being a de facto infrastructure standard among enterprises.…

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