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Firefox 78: Protections dashboard, new developer features... and the end of the line for older macOS versions

Wed, 2020-07-01 17:02
New Regular Expression evaluator borrowed from Chromium V8 - a sign of more collaboration to come?

Mozilla has released Firefox 78 with a new Protections Dashboard and a bunch of updates for web developers. This is also the last supported version of Firefox for macOS El Capitan (10.11) and earlier.…

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Never knowingly under-digitally transformed: Retailer John Lewis outsources tech function to Wipro

Wed, 2020-07-01 16:08
244 workers TUPE'd to new employer

UK retailer John Lewis Partnership is buddying up with services giant Wipro and ejecting 244 tech staff into the arms of the outsourcer as it does so.…

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UK lawmakers welcome Microsoft's sack of training pressies for hard-pressed Brits as jobs searches spike

Wed, 2020-07-01 15:28
New skills aplenty and Teams tweaks from Uncles Brad and Satya

Kind old Microsoft is discounting certifications in its technology and making access to training via LinkedIn free as businesses swing the axe in the post-lockdown world.…

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Rental electric scooters to clutter UK street scenes after Department of Transport gives year-long trial the thumbs-up

Wed, 2020-07-01 14:07
Privately owned vehicles still illegal on public highways, however

Electric scooters are finally coming to the UK after the Department for Transport confirmed it would allow limited trials of rented two-wheelers from this weekend.…

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Capgemini bags £40m to provide IT and dev support for the UK's Financial Services Compensation Scheme

Wed, 2020-07-01 13:16
Outsourcer charged with bolstering PPI chaser's business transformation

Global consultancy-cum-IT services outfit Capgemini has won a £40m contract from the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) to provide IT and developer support to its new business strategy.…

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Born slippy: NASA Mars rover Perseverance to persevere on Earth a little longer as launch date pushed back again

Wed, 2020-07-01 12:30
A delay until 2022 looms as sensor problems on Atlas V add a few more days to schedule

It is squeaky bum time at NASA after the launch date for the agency's Perseverance Mars rover was pushed back yet again, raising the spectre of a multi-year delay.…

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Details of Beijing's new Hong Kong security law revealed: Signals end to more than two decades of autonomy

Wed, 2020-07-01 12:00
Legislation to root out subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces following year of civil unrest

China's mainland government has enforced a sweeping national security law in Hong Kong, increasing its hold on the territory in what HK's chief exec, Carrie Lam, has described as the "most important development" in the former British colony's history since its handover.…

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Germany is helping the UK develop its COVID-19 contact-tracing app, says ambassador

Wed, 2020-07-01 11:29
Deutschland, uber alle allies

Germany is helping the UK develop its new decentralised contact-tracing app, the country's ambassador Andreas Michaelis told BBC Radio 4's Today programme.…

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MIT apologizes, permanently pulls offline huge dataset that taught AI systems to use racist, misogynistic slurs

Wed, 2020-07-01 10:55
Top uni takes action after El Reg highlights concerns by academics

Special report MIT has taken offline its highly cited dataset that trained AI systems to potentially describe people using racist, misogynistic, and other problematic terms.…

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One map to rule them all: UK's Ordnance Survey rolls out its Data Hub and the juicy API goodness that lies therein

Wed, 2020-07-01 10:01
It's free too – until you've burned through £1,000 worth of data, that is

UK map boffins at the Ordnance Survey (OS) have opened up its shiny new Data Hub, replete with APIs and access to MasterMap data.…

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Chinese mobe flinger OPPO aims £219 A72 handset at penny-pinching Brit youth

Wed, 2020-07-01 09:03
Please, sir. I want some more TikTok

OPPO yesterday pushed out its latest smartphone for the UK market: the bargain-basement A72, which packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 platform and retails at £219.…

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Linux Mint 20 isn't exactly bursting with freshness but, hey, there's kernel 5.4 and it's a long-term support release

Wed, 2020-07-01 08:03
Oh Snap: Based on Ubuntu but without package manager. Warpinator anyone?

The Linux Mint team has released Mint 20 Cinnamon, a long-term support (LTS) release. It is based on Ubuntu 20.04, will be supported until 2025, and new Mint versions will use the same package base until 2022.…

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Reviewing and profiling your code is boring? Well, Amazon will now sell you an AI editor to do it for you

Wed, 2020-07-01 06:56
CodeGuru guesstimates how much AWS will charge you to run that source on its cloud

Amazon has made its machine-learning-tools that automatically review and profile code, so you can find out where bottlenecks are and how it's going to cost you in the AWS cloud, generally available.…

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Tune in and watch live right here this week – it's your email encryption wake-up call

Wed, 2020-07-01 06:00
Make a secure digital transformation possible

Webcast Most businesses tell us that they think email encryption is a priority that's part of their digital transformation and cloud migration. But not many of them use the security mechanism consistently.…

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Boffins baffled as supergiant star just vanishes – either it partially blew itself apart or quietly turned into a black hole

Wed, 2020-07-01 05:28
Or was target practice for a Death Star?

Astronomers are on the hunt for a rare gigantic star located 75 million light years away that seems to have disappeared after nearly 20 years of observations.…

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Things that happen every four years: Olympic Games, Presidential elections, and now new Mac ransomware

Wed, 2020-07-01 04:28
EvilQuest targets Mac pirates, poses as legit network security and music tools

Security bods are sounding the alarm following the discovery of a rare brand-new strain of Mac ransomware.…

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After six months of stonewalling by Apple, app maker goes public on macOS privacy protection bypass

Wed, 2020-07-01 02:32
So much for preventing malicious software from peeking at sensitive files

Six months after software developer Jeff Johnson told Apple about a privacy bypass vulnerability opening up protected files in macOS Mojave, macOS Catalina, and the upcoming macOS Big Sur, the bug remains unfixed – so he's going public.…

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It’s happened again: AT&T sued for allegedly transferring victim's number to thieves in $1.9m cryptocoin heist

Wed, 2020-07-01 01:26
Man claims life savings lost in theft aided by telco staff

AT&T has been sued for a second time over allegations its staff gave thieves control of a specific individual’s cellphone number to steal a large chunk of cryptocurrency.…

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US govt warns foreign hackers 'will likely exploit' critical firewall bypass bug in Palo Alto gear – patch now

Tue, 2020-06-30 23:09
Bogus signatures may fool your corp network's gatekeeper

Palo Alto Networks has issued a fix for a security hole in its firewall products – one so serious, Uncle Sam urged organizations to patch it ASAP as foreign hackers "will likely attempt to exploit it soon."…

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The internet becomes trademarkable, sort of, with near-unanimous Supreme Court ruling on Booking.com

Tue, 2020-06-30 21:36
Lawyers lick their lips at litigation to come

Analysis The internet's domain names have become potentially trademarkable following a decision by the US Supreme Court today that Booking.com can in fact be registered with America's Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) – against officials' objections.…

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