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How to hide a backdoor in AI software – such as a bank app depositing checks or a security cam checking faces

Wed, 2021-05-05 10:57
Neural networks can be aimed to misbehave when squeezed

Boffins in China and the US have developed a technique to hide a backdoor in a machine-learning model so it only appears when the model is compressed for deployment on a mobile device.…

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The Wight stuff: Marconi and the island, when working remotely on wireless comms meant something very different

Wed, 2021-05-05 10:03
Planning a post-lockdown trip to the isle off England's south coast? Don't miss the interesting bits

Geek's Guide to Britain Guglielmo Marconi is famous for sending the first transatlantic wireless signal from Cornwall to Newfoundland, with his two radio stations on the Lizard peninsula covered by a previous Geek's Guide. But he worked up to this achievement on the Isle of Wight, the England-in-miniature that lies just off the south coast of Hampshire.…

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Fancy a piece of sordid tech history? Fleabayer is flogging the first production Spectrum Vega+ console for £1,500

Wed, 2021-05-05 09:12
Which is a lot of money for this crap

In the long history of crowdfunding disasters, few stories spring quite as quickly to mind as Retro Computers Limited's ZX Spectrum Vega+. The premise was simple: bring the joy of 1980s 8-bit gaming to a pocketable form factor. Around 4,500 people collectively stumped up £513,000 to bring it to life.…

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UK's Department for Work and Pensions continues to move off Oracle Enterprise Data Warehouse in pursuit of a single version of the truth

Wed, 2021-05-05 08:06
Redshift, Cloudera among preferred platforms, but after 7 years Big Red's system refuses to die

The UK's Department for Work and Pensions has confirmed it no longer runs a single data warehouse after moving analytics products off its Oracle system to a range of services for AWS, Oracle Cloud, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform.…

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What not to expect when you're expecting: Fertility apps may be selling intimate health secrets

Wed, 2021-05-05 07:32
Majority aren't GDPR compliant and Google Play categorises them badly, leading to lax practices

Hundreds of millions of women turn to fertility apps to conceive or prevent pregnancy, and according to a new study those apps may leak very personal information including miscarriages, abortions, sexual history, potential infertility and pregnancy.…

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Some stayed in Croatian castles. Some hid in cars. We speak to techies who experienced lockdown in very different ways

Wed, 2021-05-05 07:01
Tales from less-conventional bunkers at the height of the pandemic

Covid Logfile II Darren Ellis spent eight weeks of 2020 quarantined in hotel rooms. James McParlane spent seven months of the year in a Croatian castle. Bruce Davie and Josh Odgers spent 111 days unable to travel more than five kilometres from home or spend more than an hour a day outside.…

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Dell, Foxconn sign up for Indian servers-and-PCs manufacturing subsidies

Wed, 2021-05-05 06:31
India wanted five global players. And it got only five applications from qualifying companies

India has met its target to lure five global server, PC, and tablet computer manufacturers to its shores, but in a slightly unusual way.…

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Wipro rolls out 'COVID-19 vaccination camps' in India to keep staff alive during virus super-surge

Wed, 2021-05-05 05:58
We speak to IT outsourcing giants as human malware grips nation

India's big tech companies have mobilized to protect their workforces as the nation experiences a terrifying second wave of COVID-19.…

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India approves 5G trials - if they don't use Chinese 5G kit

Wed, 2021-05-05 04:44
Government department wants SPs to facilitate testing of homegrown tech for India-specific use cases

India’s Department of Telecommunications (DoT) finally granted approval for service providers to start 5G trials.…

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Norwegian telco Telenor writes off its Myanmar operation

Wed, 2021-05-05 02:04
Military coup creates such a nasty environment it’s hung up on $780 million of assets

Norwegian telco Telenor has written off its entire mobile business in Myanmar, citing the “deteriorating security and human rights situation,” after the military seized control of the nation’s government in February and imposed rolling internet blackouts.…

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Belgian parliament halts China Uyghur 'genocide' debate after DDoS smashes ISP offline

Wed, 2021-05-05 00:11
Plus:, Network Solutions DNS down and Cloudflare has a wobble

Government and academic websites and IT services in Belgium were down for hours on Tuesday after their internet provider Belnet was hit by a significant distributed denial-of-service tsunami.…

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Chipmaker TSMC to build 'up to five' more factories in Arizona

Tue, 2021-05-04 22:24
Copper State turns silicon?

TSMC is said to be considering building up to five additional chip plants in Arizona as well as the one it announced last year.…

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American schools' phone apps send children's info to ad networks, analytics firms

Tue, 2021-05-04 21:09
Get used to it, kid

The majority of Android and iOS apps created for US public and private schools send student data to assorted third parties, researchers have found, calling into question privacy commitments from Apple and Google as app store stewards.…

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'Millions' of Dell PCs will grant malware, rogue users admin-level access if asked nicely

Tue, 2021-05-04 19:56
Five vulnerabilities lay undetected for almost a dozen years in Windows driver code

Dell desktops, laptops, and tablets built since 2009 and running Windows can be exploited to grant rogue users and malware system-administrator-level access to the computers. We're told this amounts of hundreds of millions of machines that can be completely hijacked.…

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Red Hat open-sources StackRox Kubernetes security product

Tue, 2021-05-04 18:24
More goodies for OpenShift, plus Konveyor to Kubernetes in association with IBM

Kubecon Europe As Kubecon Europe gets under way, Red Hat has pushed out StackRox, the Kubernetes security product it acquired earlier this year, as an open-source project which will be the upstream for its Advanced Cluster Security for OpenShift.…

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Pega set to launch 'context-aware' APIs that let users tweak back-end processes without breaking front end

Tue, 2021-05-04 17:30
Updates designed to ease 'expensive and challenging' software, analyst says

Low-code, automation and workflow company Pega is releasing tools it says will help users tweak back-end processes without developers having to worry too much about breaking front-end UIs.…

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Samsung stops providing security updates to the Galaxy S8 at grand old age of four years

Tue, 2021-05-04 16:47
Goodnight, sweet prince: Awesome life expectancy for an Android, but now it's time to move on

Four years after it first hit shelves, Samsung has finally stopped issuing security patches for the venerable Galaxy S8. The phone, first released in early 2017, no longer features on the company's list of supported devices, signifying its end of life.…

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Spent Chinese rocket stage set to make an uncontrolled return to Earth

Tue, 2021-05-04 15:53
Friends don't drop rocket remnants on friends, m'kay?

The spent booster stage responsible for placing the first module of China's next space station into orbit is set to make an uncontrolled rendezvous with Earth.…

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HPE debuts storage-as-a-service platform based on a new storage array: Alletra

Tue, 2021-05-04 15:00
The race to keep up with AWSs and Microsoft of this world.

HPE is trying to up its Greenlake public cloud-like game by launching a storage-as-a-service (SaaS) platform with data service software abstraction layers operating on new Alletra storage arrays.…

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Apple vs Epic Games trial kicks off featuring the same old arguments, hundreds of angry Zoombombing tweens

Tue, 2021-05-04 14:03
'Hello? I would please like Fortnite Mobile back...'

Apple and Epic Games met in California federal court on Monday, kicking off a bench trial with potentially radical consequences for how software is distributed and monetised on closed mobile ecosystems like iOS.…

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