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Ransomware shuts US oil pipeline that pumps 100 million gallons a day

Mon, 2021-05-10 00:15
Colonial Pipeline says damage contained, some smaller lines already back, but has no timetable for resumption

One of the USA’s largest oil pipelines has been shut by ransomware .…

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You can listen right here to the sound of a robot helicopter flying on an alien world

Sat, 2021-05-08 06:39
NASA records, shares sound of Ingenuity drone on Mars, like we're in some kind of sci-fi flick

Video One of the microphones on Perseverance, NASA’s latest and greatest Mars rover, has recorded the sounds of its autonomous helicopter Ingenuity flying on the Red Planet, providing scientists with the first ever audio samples of an aircraft operating on another planet.…

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Tesla Autopilot is a lot dumber than CEO Musk claims, says Cali DMV after speaking to the software's boss

Fri, 2021-05-07 23:41
'Elon's tweet does not match engineering reality' states poorly redacted report

Tesla CEO Elon Musk's public statements about the state of his automaker's Autopilot assistive driving technology overestimate the system's capabilities, according to documents released by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).…

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Facebook: Nice iOS app of ours you have there, would be a shame if you had to pay for it

Fri, 2021-05-07 21:40
Antisocial giant insists 'Help keep FB free of charge' messaging is merely educational

The number of Facebook and Instagram users on iOS agreeing to be tracked by the social networking behemoth for targeted ads has fallen drastically in the week since Apple's iOS 14.5 debuted – and Zuck & Co have hit back.…

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Xpand your horizons: MariaDB launches distributed query engine into proprietary DBaaS

Fri, 2021-05-07 19:51
But beware lock-in-as-a-service, analyst warns

MariaDB has added proprietary bells and whistles, in the form of distributed SQL, for its DBaaS and supposedly developer-friendly front end.…

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Russian cyber-spies changed tactics after the UK and US outed their techniques – so here's a list of those changes

Fri, 2021-05-07 18:49
Plus: NCSC warns of how hostile powers may exploit smart city infrastructure

Russian spies from APT29 responded to Western agencies outing their tactics by adopting a red-teaming tool to blend into targets' networks as a legitimate pentesting exercise.…

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GitLab's 10-day certification freebie offer lasted only two because, surprise surprise, people really like freebies

Fri, 2021-05-07 18:06
Biz expected 4,000 signups, got 60,000, system couldn't cope

GitLab says a surge in demand and a technical shortcoming resulted in the DevOps outfit yanking a free certification offer barely two days after turning on the tap.…

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British bank TSB says it will fix days-long transaction troubles tonight

Fri, 2021-05-07 16:44
Totally Sucks, Buddy: Debit payments held up since April, online and app still wobbly, say readers

TSB admitted today it still hadn't fixed a transaction processing issue that has for days held up customers' payments, with users continuing to have issues at the time of publication.…

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Privacy activist Max Schrems on Microsoft's EU data move: It won't keep the NSA away

Fri, 2021-05-07 15:20
Software giant vows data processing of EU cloud services to stay in EU, which means that currently...

Microsoft has announced plans to ensure data processing of EU cloud services within the borders of the political bloc in a move that expert observers claim reveals problems with the firm's existing setup.…

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We were 'blindsided' by Epic's cheek, claims Apple exec on 4th day of antitrust wrangling

Fri, 2021-05-07 14:35
I thought we were friends

An Apple exec has spoken of his shock after Fortnite creator Epic Games installed a hotfix that allowed it to deploy its own payment methods, thus skirting the 30 per cent App Store tax.…

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'A massive middle finger': Open-source audio fans up in arms after Audacity opts to add telemetry capture

Fri, 2021-05-07 13:49
Move comes days after firm acquired by Muse Group

Open source audio software outfit Audacity, now under new management, is adding some "basic telemetry", much to the alarm of many of its community.…

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Broadband plumber Openreach yanks legacy copper phone lines in Suffolk town of Mildenhall en route to getting the UK on VoIP

Fri, 2021-05-07 13:04
Just four years to go before planned switch-off

The tiny Suffolk town of Mildenhall is the second place where Openreach has stopped selling copper products as the company develops its strategy for withdrawing legacy telephone lines.…

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Stale and past its best. Are you talking about Windows or the pizza you're waiting for?

Fri, 2021-05-07 12:14
A reminder of golden Start Menu days

Bork!Bork!Bork! There are certain things that do not belong in pizza. One is pineapple. Another is the Windows Start Menu.…

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How Berkshire Hathaway broke Nasdaq's 32-bit code with its monster share price

Fri, 2021-05-07 11:24
Now that's a Buffett overflow error

Bug of the week Here's a programming gremlin that caught our eye this week: a share price exceeded the 32-bit unsigned integer limit of a stock exchange's code.…

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If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all: <i>El Reg</i> takes Twitter's anti-mean algorithm for a spin

Fri, 2021-05-07 10:26
We're nicer in person, we swear

In an attempt to make Twitter feel less like a small-town Wetherspoons at closing time, the company will start asking users to reconsider sending tweets its algorithms perceive to be mean.…

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Gone in 60 electrons: Digital art swaggers down the cul-de-sac of obsolescence

Fri, 2021-05-07 09:28
No lessons learned from (literally) decades of media format wars

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Argh, where did I put that old comic? Someone told me it's a collector's item! It has value!…

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Perl changes dev's permaban for 'unacceptable' behaviour to a year-long lockout after community response

Fri, 2021-05-07 08:30
'Discriminatory or harassing conduct will not be tolerated'

A permaban from Perl events over "unacceptable" behaviour has been reduced to a year for the developer concerned, named by several separate Perl sources as Matt Trout.…

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Researchers say objects can hide from computer vision by seeking out unusual company that trips correlation bias

Fri, 2021-05-07 08:01
Algos guiding self-driving cars don’t expect to see a STOP sign next to food. So if someone put showing apples at a busy intersection ...

Black Hat Asia Computer vision systems display “correlation bias” that makes it possible to create adversarial images, that could have real-world consequences such as messing with self-driving cars’ ability to accurately interpret road signs.…

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The swift in-person response is part of the service (and nothing to do with the thing I broke while trying to help you)

Fri, 2021-05-07 07:30
I'll talk you through the steps... oh sh-

On Call Corporal Cockup meets Major Outage in this week's episode of On Call as a reader's helpful walkthrough takes down the telephony server.…

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China sprayed space with 3,000 pieces of junk. US military officials want rules to stop that sort of thing

Fri, 2021-05-07 07:01
Satellite shootdown test still causing operational and diplomatic hassles after 14 years

Tired of space junk and weapons, US military commanders presented to Congress on Wednesday an argument to create a framework for rules-based order in space.…

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