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As pressure builds over .org sell-off, internet governance orgs fall back into familiar pattern: Silence

Tue, 2019-11-26 06:56
Protests kick off, Vint Cerf tells folks everything's fine

One week after the news the non-profit .org internet registry was to be sold to a private equity firm, the board of the organization that has to approve the purchase met in private to discuss the situation.…

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Stop us if you've heard this one: Facebook and Twitter profiles silently slurped by shady code

Tue, 2019-11-26 05:11
Rogue SDKs covertly harvested personal info, it is claimed

Twitter and Facebook on Monday claimed some third-party apps quietly collected swathes of personal information from people's accounts without permission.…

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HPE-Eeeeeek! Our sales have been decimated by worldwide slowdown, trade wars, say execs

Tue, 2019-11-26 01:22
Financial numbers fall short of already modest Wall St predictions

HPE tried to make the best of a rough quarter and year as the enterprise IT giant turned in lackluster numbers for fiscal 2019.…

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Dead or alive, you're camming with me, says RoboPup: Bomb squad hires Boston Dynamics Spot to snoop on suspects, packages

Mon, 2019-11-25 23:54
Who's a good cyber-boy? Now, please don't kill anyone

Vid Massachusetts' bomb squad have put a Boston Dynamics Spot robot through its paces, making the cops the first US force to deploy the four-legged machine in the field.…

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We are absolutely, definitively, completely and utterly out of IPv4 addresses, warns RIPE

Mon, 2019-11-25 22:31
So will you all please move to IPv6? World: Nope.

Analysis It happened four years ago. And again two years ago. And last year. But this time, on November 25, 2019, we have finally, finally, finally run out of IPv4 addresses.…

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Intel's back. Can't keep it down. Back with 5G. Back in the game, back with modems... that have 'MediaTek' written on them for some reason

Mon, 2019-11-25 21:32
Plus: AMD teases third-gen Threadripper and more

Intel today tapped up MediaTek to integrate 5G modems into next-generation PCs, due to hit the shelves in early 2021.…

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After five losses, Apple finally win a round in $600m VirnetX FaceTime patent mega-battle

Mon, 2019-11-25 21:02
Keeping score? So far it’s Apple 3 VirnetX 8 with more to come

Apple has won the latest round in its nine-year patent mega-battle with VirnetX – with a US appeals court rejecting a $600m jury decision and sending it back down to the district court to redecide.…

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'Horndog hackers' have a Wales of a time slinging smut from UK gov Twitter account

Mon, 2019-11-25 20:21
Sheepish staff apologize after it turns out securing government comms is hard work

British officials scrambled to apologize this afternoon after the official Twitter account of the Welsh arm of the UK government was clocked retweeting links to, and videos of, hardcore porno.…

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Time to break up with your cloud provider? Learn how a multi-cloud strategy can benefit your biz at ONUG Europe

Mon, 2019-11-25 18:00
Learn from top-tier execs about when it comes to digital transformation, monogamy doesn’t pay

Promo There’s some truth in the old adage “don’t put your eggs in one basket.” For years, cloud vendors have bombarded corporate decision makers with heavy-handed marketing tactics, insisting businesses should use their cloud platforms — and their platforms alone. Those who heeded their words often lived to regret it.…

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VoIP flinger Vonage taps former SAP chap to fill the gap in Apps

Mon, 2019-11-25 17:14
Golden boy to start new job next month

VoIP tech and services outfit Vonage has snapped up an exec who formerly worked for European software giant SAP to fill the role of president of its applications group.…

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Gospel according to HPE: And lo, on the 32,768th hour did thy SSD give up the ghost

Mon, 2019-11-25 16:24
Running for more than three years? Check the firmware

Updated Using an HPE solid-state drive? You might want to take a look at your firmware after the computer outfit announced that some of its SSDs could auto-bork after less than four years of use.…

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UK taxman updates its employment-checking calculator for IR35: Still crap, say contractors

Mon, 2019-11-25 16:06
CEST la vie: Still pooh-poohs MoO. Reform just months away

With the deadline for IR35 assessment fast approaching, the latest update to HMRC's Check Employment Status for Tax tool (CEST) is still not fit for purpose.…

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Yeah but, no, but... 'Overpaid' Boeing snaps back at NASA's watchdog

Mon, 2019-11-25 15:42
Also: India admits Vikram had 'hard landing', 'nauts continue ISS repair job, and more

Roundup The Arianespace launch may have been delayed, but there remained plenty to bring delight to the hearts of rocket fans last week as Starliner neared launch and Boeing bit back at NASA.…

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European smartphone market rallies but Apple didn't get the memo

Mon, 2019-11-25 15:06
iPhone sales still in doldrums

Retailers in Europe – perhaps burned by excess inventory issues this year – have yet to rekindle their love affair with the iPhone as Apple failed to catch a lift on the back of a regional Q3 upswing in demand across the wider market.…

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It woz <i>The Reg</i> wot won it! Big Blue iron relics make it back to Blighty

Mon, 2019-11-25 14:15
Ancient IBM gear in new home thanks to power of the internet

The team behind the mission to rescue a pair of aged IBM mainframes are celebrating after finally getting the hardware back to Blighty.…

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Microsoft stocking fillers: Powershell 7, maybe even next year's Windows 10. But forget about Surface Earbuds

Mon, 2019-11-25 13:30
Also: Teams and Slack get the handbags out

Roundup Though there won't be any Surface Earbuds in stockings this year, a Release Candidate of PowerShell 7 is looking likely and maybe, just maybe, we'll get a nearly finished Windows 10 20H1.…

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Taxi for Uber: Ride-hailing app giant stripped of licence to operate in London

Mon, 2019-11-25 12:52
String of failures put passengers at risk, says city transport authority

Transport for London has ruled that Uber is not fit to run a minicab business in the capital.…

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Copy that? We'll never join you on the Xerox side if you don't answer simple questions – HP

Mon, 2019-11-25 12:14
Do your homework then get back to us

HP's board has snapped back at Xerox over its "hostile" $33.5bn takeover threat, saying the copier giant's refusal to answer lingering questions about the merger only magnifies their "concerns" about any tie-up and Xerox's future prospects.…

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Where's the money, Lebowski?! UK data watchdog says £7m in fines unpaid since 2015

Mon, 2019-11-25 11:30
It's down there somewhere, let me take another look

The UK's data watchdog has confirmed it failed to collect up to £7m worth of fines dished out in the past four years.…

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<i>The Register</i> talks to Azure Data Veep about Synapse and SQL Server

Mon, 2019-11-25 10:45
How to query the telemetry from 1 trillion queries a day

You may recall that Azure SQL Data Warehouse got a blasting with the Redmond rebrandogun at the company's Ignite event earlier this month. The Reg caught up with corporate veep for Azure Data, Rohan Kumar, at the recent Big Data event in London to find out more.…

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