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Microsoft joins Google and Mozilla in adopting DNS over HTTPS data security protocol

Tue, 2019-11-19 08:01
Some concerned it hands too much power to too few

Microsoft has put its weight behind the DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) security protocol, greatly increasing the likelihood of it becoming a default internet standard.…

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Five new players - including Blue Origin and SpaceX - are now in NASA's race to send landers to the Moon

Tue, 2019-11-19 07:01
The pool of companies itching for a slice of the $2.6 billion contracts has now grown to 14

A total of 14 companies have now entered the race to develop landers to deliver goodies to the Moon as NASA plans to send the first woman and the next man to our nearest rocky companion by 2024.…

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Iran kills the internet for its people’s own good as riots grip the Middle Eastern nation

Tue, 2019-11-19 01:12
Country offline for third day in response to protests

Iran is offline and has been for three days after the government responded to widespread protests by killing the internet.…

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American firms get a 90-day to wrap up deals with 'dangerous' Chinese supplier; that's Huawei the news goes

Mon, 2019-11-18 23:22
Department of Commerce relents on blockade plans

US telcos will be able to continue doing business with Huawei for the time being.…

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The US Army recruits <span class="strike">WALL-E</span>, er Chris H, as its next-generation bomb disposal robot

Mon, 2019-11-18 22:21
Terminator it ain't, but should prove useful and a little lovable

The US Army has is building a new 248-strong robot regiment to help defuse or detonate explosives and has just spent $109m on the new hardware, which bears an unfortunate similarity to the beloved cartoon character WALL-E.…

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You're about to gouda major change in Microsoft cloud security after Redmond agrees to go Dutch on data

Mon, 2019-11-18 20:18
Will take the GDPR hit for all cloud biz so you don't have to

Microsoft says it will be making a data protection deal it struck with the Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security into a global policy for its cloud services.…

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Interpol: Strong encryption helps online predators. Build backdoors

Mon, 2019-11-18 17:30
Multinational cop agency reportedly set to issue statement

Multinational police agency Interpol is due to say that tech companies deploying strong encryption helps paedophiles – unless they build backdoors for police workers.…

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Apple's latest keyboard travels back in time to when they weren't crap

Mon, 2019-11-18 17:00
It's Magic!

The MacBook keyboard nightmare is over – Apple's latest attempt reverts back to something remarkably similar to the key design it was using up until 2016. The one that worked.…

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Intel end-of-lifing BIOS and driver downloads for dusty hardware

Mon, 2019-11-18 16:24
You have four days left to nab what you need

Intel is removing drivers and BIOS for its old desktop boards so anyone running an old Pentium-based PC has four days to get hold of anything they might need.…

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Pack your bags, you're going to America, Lord Chief Justice tells accused Brit hacker

Mon, 2019-11-18 15:42
High Court throws out Nathan Wyatt's extradition appeal

A Briton once suspected of hacking Pippa Middleton's iCloud account – although he was cleared after a police probe in 2016 – now faces deportation to America.…

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Anomaly-free SpaceX fires up SuperDracos, ISS astros go iFixit in orbit, and Buran turns 31

Mon, 2019-11-18 15:10
Plus: That time the first American in space gave 'nauts an on-air telling off

Roundup Last week SpaceX proved its Crew Dragon abort engines can work, ISS 'nauts embarked on an EVA to fix their particle physics detector, and Searching for Skylab got a director's cut of sorts.…

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'Literally a paperweight': Bose users fume at firmware update that 'doesn't fix issues'

Mon, 2019-11-18 13:45
Lexus of speakers fails to address months of complaints, say users

Firmware updates to Bose TV soundbars don't seem to have fixed the problems for everyone and have even managed to add some new issues.…

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From humble Unix sysadmin to brutal separatist suppressor to president of Sri Lanka

Mon, 2019-11-18 13:02
Today you toil. Who knows what tomorrow brings?

A former Unix sysadmin has been elected the new president of Sri Lanka, giving hope to all those IT workers who fear they are trapped in a role where the smallest of decisions can have catastrophic consequences if it goes wrong.…

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If it's not cloud, GTFO: Sage flogs payments business to US firm Elavon for £230m

Mon, 2019-11-18 12:06
Continues big old offload of 'non-core' assets

UK accounting software biz Sage is flogging its payments arm to US firm Elavon for £230m, the latest asset offload of its "non-core" businesses in favour of those with a cloudier flavour.…

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NASA told to get act together on commercial crew vendors as chance of American-free ISS rises

Mon, 2019-11-18 11:29
Missed your deadlines? Here, have some more taxpayer dosh

Auditors minced no words in their assessment (PDF) of NASA's Commercial Crew providers: overdue, overbudget and overpaid.…

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The Bloodhound Gang hits 1,010kph, retreats to lab to work on smashing the land speed record

Mon, 2019-11-18 11:01
Supersonic air detected

Bloodhound LSR hit 628mph (1,010kph) in high-speed testing over the weekend, as fast as its current rocket will propel it.…

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Rapid-fire Windows 10 builds, Azure on Arm not for the eyes of mortals, and Teams at 10,000ft

Mon, 2019-11-18 10:03
All the Microsoft excitement you missed while installing 19H2

Roundup As Microsoft luxuriated in the Ignite afterglow, the hardworking Reg gnomes deep within the Windows mines managed to unearth a nugget or two of news you may have missed.…

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Ex-Capita accountant who claimed £10k bung to leave was blackmail has appeal thrown out

Mon, 2019-11-18 09:15
You didn't work 2 weeks straight so you couldn't have been whistleblowing, tribunal rules

A Capita accountant who turned down a £10,000 bung to leave the firm only to be sacked anyway has lost her appeal against a rejected Employment Tribunal case.…

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Email! HUH! Yeah. What is it good for? Absolutely nothing...

Mon, 2019-11-18 08:15
... thanks to today's entrant in the Who, Me? hall of shame

Who, Me? Bid farewell to the weekend and a cheery hello to the week with another seepage from The Register's confessional in the form of our Who, Me? column.…

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Pemex hit by ransomware, US Postal Service gets a copycat and new WhatsApp bugs

Mon, 2019-11-18 07:01
Plus, 1Password gets a boatload of cash

It's time for another Register security roundup of the week's smaller stories you may have missed.…

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