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Equifax is going to make you work for that 125 bucks it owes each of you: Biz sneaks out Friday night rule change

Mon, 2019-09-09 20:00
Millions likely to get kicked into credit monitoring deal

It’s been a year since hapless credit-monitoring company Equifax admitted hackers gained access to the personal details of some 175 million people on its servers – and it has marked the anniversary with an extra legal hurdle for those seeking compensation.…

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That Telegram feature that let you delete your private messages on recipients' phones? It didn't work properly

Mon, 2019-09-09 19:33
Infosec bod bags reward for spotting image privacy bug

VIdeo Telegram has fixed a bug that broke one of its chat app's key privacy features: the ability to fully delete your sensitive messages on recipients' phones.…

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Mainstream auto makers stuff in more self-driving tech: 8% of new Euro cars have Level 2 smarts

Mon, 2019-09-09 17:03
And prices are falling

Tesla's Autopilot might get all the attention, but semi-autonomous cars are starting to gain market share across Europe as mainstream brands get involved and prices fall, according to Canalys.…

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Microsoft takes ExpressRoute to orbit to sling Azure services at backwaters via satellite

Mon, 2019-09-09 16:00
Your planet is one of those scheduled for demolition, er, we mean Redmond pals up with SES, Intelsat and Viasat

Microsoft has buddied up with a trio of satellite operators to hook up its Azure cloud to locations lacking connectivity.…

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For real this time, get your butt off Python 2: No updates, no nothing after 1 January 2020

Mon, 2019-09-09 15:00
'Let's not play games,' says lang dad Guido van Rossum

Python 2 will sunset on January 1st 2020, but many applications have not yet been upgraded, causing the team to mount a communications campaign to persuade devs to port their code.…

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What a bunch of DoSers: Wikipedia says it was walloped by 'bad faith' actors over weekend

Mon, 2019-09-09 14:00
Lights go out across Europe

Wikimedia has fingered a massive distributed-denial-of-service attack for outages at Wikipedia across Europe over the weekend.…

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Now on Amazon Prime: The Amazing Shrinking UK Tax Burden

Mon, 2019-09-09 12:56
Amazon UK Services turns over £2bn+, profits up, and taxes... Well, what do you think?

It is that time of the year again when Amazon's bean counters put into words a tale of intrigue and daring: the latest set Profit & Loss accounts for the UK Services subsidary. Spoiler: tax remains an issue.…

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Four-year probe finds Foxconn's Apple 11 factory 'routinely' flouts Chinese labour laws

Mon, 2019-09-09 12:12
Fruity firm denies abuses uncovered by undercover staff

An investigation by China Labor Watch has found Foxconn's Apple 11 factory is "routinely" and "repeatedly" breaking Chinese labour laws which limit employment of temporary staff.…

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Symantec shares up as private equity suitors sniff consumer tentacle

Mon, 2019-09-09 11:35
$16bn slapped on table by Permira and Advent – reports

Symantec shares have jumped almost 5 per cent following reports that it is close to offloading its consumer business to a pair of private equity investors.…

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D'aw! They still have hope! Interns make a song and dance of their summer at Microsoft

Mon, 2019-09-09 11:01
While browbeaten oldies try to focus on Windows 10, .NET Core, Visual Studio

Roundup While trying not to let themselves be too distracted by the 30-odd interns doing Glee Club in the courtyards of Redmond, Microsoft workers kicked off September with a flurry of releases for Windows 10, .NET Core, Visual Studio and more.…

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Like a grotty data addict desperately jonesing for its next fix, Google just can't stop misbehaving

Mon, 2019-09-09 10:02
It's time for an intervention

Column Here we go again. Google, that universal vacuum of all data created by humanity, can't seem to swim within the lane carefully laid out for it by regulators.…

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Apple will wring out $18bn by upselling NAND to fanbois – analyst

Mon, 2019-09-09 09:00
Did someone say idiot tax? 26% of operating profit in FY'19 estimated to come from richer storage configs

Apple is on course to make $18bn in sales in its current financial year by upselling customers to higher NAND configurations on iPhones, iPads and Macs.…

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Phone home: Indie Chromium browser Vivaldi goes mobile

Mon, 2019-09-09 08:06
Desktop browser fans – and Vulture Central – get an Android client to play with

Hands On The independent Chromium-based browser outfit Vivaldi has finally emitted a mobile client.…

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Handcranked HTML and JPEG japes. What could possibly go wrong?

Mon, 2019-09-09 07:15
Friends don't let friends click Publish

Who, Me? Welcome to Who, Me?, The Register's weekly forage through the hedgerows of reader's misdeeds and tumbles into the ditch of IT despair.…

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Apple and Google trade barbs over bugs, digital lothario arrested and Bluekeep gets busy

Mon, 2019-09-09 06:28
Also, XKCD forums hacked and Monster monstered

Roundup Here's a look back at some of the latest security bits and bobbles.…

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Facebook pushing for facials and fighting deepfakes while US Army learning AI ethics

Mon, 2019-09-09 05:03
Also cunning crimes use machine learning to steal cash

Roundup Hello, here's a list of all this week's AI and machine learning related news beyond what we've already covered. Facebook has turned off automatic facial recognition for its users and the US Department of Defense wants to hire an ethicist to, you know, develop AI for good, of course.…

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Do you work at a non-profit? Would you like to be non-servers, too? We've got 20 conf tix up for grabs if you're quick

Sun, 2019-09-08 10:00
Come join us at our Serverless Computing London conference this November

Event Serverless Computing London hits Westminster again this November, and if you’re a charity or similar non-profit, we’d love for you to join us.…

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Apple programs Siri to not bother its pretty little head with questions about feminism

Sat, 2019-09-07 13:03
Cyber-assistant taught to duck sensitive topics

Apple has programmed its Siri voice assistant to avoid politically charged subjects, and deflect or duck questions that require its AI to take a stand on issues, it emerged this week.…

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Finally! A solution to 42 – the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything

Sat, 2019-09-07 00:42
400k+ volunteer computer crack tough three-cubes problem

Mathematicians have finally cracked the sum-of-three-cubes problem for the geek-friendly number 42.…

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Valorous Vikram lunar lander – or Star Wreck: Enterprise? India's Moon craft goes all silent running during descent

Fri, 2019-09-06 23:36
Nation braces for bad news after last-minute comms blackout

India's mission to the Lunar South Pole, known as Chandrayaan 2, suffered a setback early Saturday morning Bengaluru (Bangalore) time, when the spacecraft's Vikram Lander stopped communicating during its descent to the Moon's surface.…

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