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After 84 years, Japan's Olympus shutters its camera biz, flogs it to private equity – smartphones are just too good

Fri, 2020-06-26 05:27
Oh, snap

Japanese optics manufacturer Olympus is winding down its 84-year-old camera division and selling it off to private-equity firm Japan Industrial Partners (JIP).…

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CompSci student bitten by fox after feeding it McNuggets

Fri, 2020-06-26 04:57
Umm, kid: us computer folks are supposed to be the smart ones

An Australian university may euthanise campus foxes after they bit computing students.…

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Singapore awards 5G licences and winning carriers pick anyone but Huawei for nationwide network

Fri, 2020-06-26 03:57
Bid that proposed using Chinese vendor’s kit scores only limited network access

Singapore has named two carriers as having won the right to build nationwide 5G networks, and both promptly named tech providers other than Huawei as their network providers of choice.…

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Google to 'surface' friendly banks' business loans through Pay app

Fri, 2020-06-26 02:57
To help Indian small businesses cope with COVID crunch

Google’s Indian outpost will soon help small businesses to find loans.…

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Wanted – DRAM or alive: US Feds bag arrest warrants for three Taiwanese accused of stealing Micron's mem secrets

Fri, 2020-06-26 01:58
Former employees missed court appearence, maybe because a Taiwan court already found two of them guilty

The US Justice Department has been granted arrest warrants for three Taiwanese nationals charged with stealing semiconductor secrets from US-based Micron Technologies.…

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Talk about the fox guarding the hen house. Comcast to handle DNS-over-HTTPS for Firefox-using subscribers

Fri, 2020-06-26 01:07
Last November: These ISPs know too much! June: God bless the ISPs

Comcast has agreed to be the first home broadband internet provider to handle secure DNS-over-HTTPS queries for Firefox browser users in the US, Mozilla has announced.…

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US govt: Julian Assange tried to recruit hacker to steal hush-hush dirt and we should know – the hacker was an informant

Thu, 2020-06-25 22:59
WikiLeaker accused of tapping up LulzSec's Sabu as a source

Prosecutors in the US have upgraded their case against Julian Assange with a second superseding indictment claiming he sought out the services of a notorious hacker who, unbeknownst to the WikiLeaks boss, was secretly working with the Feds.…

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Apple gives Boot Camp the boot, banishes native Windows support from Arm-compatible Macs

Thu, 2020-06-25 20:52
Virtualization touted as an option, x86 Windows emulation looks doubtful

Apple has confirmed its forthcoming Mac hardware using Arm-compatible Apple-designed processors will do away with Boot Camp, the iGiant's tool for running Microsoft Windows directly on Macs.…

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Databricks buys analytics biz, donates MLflow to Linux Foundation, opens up Delta Engine to boffins

Thu, 2020-06-25 19:40
Time to trawl through some data lakes

in a busy 24 hours Databricks has handed over MLflow - a machine learning management tool - to the Linux Foundation, bought an analytics biz and moved the status of its Delta Engine to General Availability.…

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We're no longer helping UK Post Office persecute postal workers with our shonky system, says Fujitsu

Thu, 2020-06-25 17:07
Too little, too late - but the enquiry is rolling

Fujitsu has told Parliament it is no longer supplying evidence to the Post Office to convict sub-postmasters of criminal offences invented by the firm's Horizon IT system.…

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OpenJDK lands on Windows 10 for Arm: Not 100% there yet but enough to start tinkering

Thu, 2020-06-25 16:30
Port will handle SPEC's SERT and Java suites, with more features soon

While Apple's foray into the Arm world snagged much of the limelight this week, Microsoft quietly announced that the first phase of its port of OpenJDK for Windows 10 on Arm was complete.…

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Honeypot behind sold-off IP subnet shows Cyberbunker biz hosted all kinds of filth, says SANS Institute

Thu, 2020-06-25 15:52
Botnet C2, denial-of-service, phishing – and that's after filtering

Web traffic to the servers of the notorious Dutch-German Cyberbunker hosting biz was filled with all kinds of badness, including apparent botnet command-and-control and denial-of-service traffic, says SANS Institute.…

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Capita capital capitulates to COVID-19 coronavirus: Pandemic blamed as top line sags 10%

Thu, 2020-06-25 15:07
Well, that and the 'contract losses'

Capita, the UK's fave outsourcing badass, estimates revenues for the first half of calendar 2020 to be down by double digits due to contract losses and customers tightening their belts during the pandemic.…

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Salesforce plans to write Slack integration out of the equation by rolling its own messaging and collaboration app

Thu, 2020-06-25 14:29
Salesforce Anywhere beta due to drop in July, full release in Q4

Salesforce is trying to tweak the nose of Microsoft Teams and Slack by building enterprise collaboration into its applications and platform in a move designed to make it integral to business process workflow.…

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US Department of Defense releases list of firms allegedly linked to the Chinese Army. Surprise surprise, Huawei makes an appearance

Thu, 2020-06-25 13:41
On a scale of 1 to 10, how shocked are you?

The US Department of Defense (DoD) has confirmed it placed Huawei on a list of organisations with ties to the Chinese military that trade in the US. While this doesn't have an immediate impact on the firm's business, it opens the possibility for further punitive sanctions down the line.…

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Honey, I built the app! Amazon's beta no-code dev platform is great for ad-hoc stuff, but not much else – yet

Thu, 2020-06-25 13:03
Little more than online spreadsheets shared with a private team for now

Amazon has unveiled Honeycode, a browser-based tool for building no-code applications that run on the AWS cloud platform, currently in public beta.…

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Windows 10 Insider wondering where Notepad has gone? Fear not, Microsoft found it down the back of Dev Channel

Thu, 2020-06-25 12:23
'Unexpected removal' of crucial format-stripping app reversed in latest build

Forget Linux GPU support, Microsoft has emitted a new Dev Channel Windows 10 build that fixes a far more serious problem: the disappearing Notepad.…

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Working from home on Virgin Media's broadband? Too bad. Outage hits English capital

Thu, 2020-06-25 11:32
ISP and London users are both TITSUP* (Too Irritated To Smile at Usual Platitudes)

Just days after the ISP boasted about its network resilience in the face of spiking post-lockdown broadband usage, Virgin Media's customers across the UK capital are reporting being unable to get online as they attempt to work from home, do their schoolwork and watch Netflix.…

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Slack Connect: Hipster chat platform to let different orgs play in the same channel – only for paying users, mind

Thu, 2020-06-25 10:52
Teams rival hopes to consign cross-business email ping-pong to history

The tit-for-tat feature race between Slack and its besuited rival Microsoft Teams has resumed with the creation of Slack Connect, allowing 20 organisations into a single Slack channel.…

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There are DDoS attacks, then there's this 809 million packet-per-second tsunami Akamai says it just caught

Thu, 2020-06-25 10:03
Bank on the receiving end of massive 418Gbps traffic barrage

Akamai reckons it blocked what may be the largest distributed denial-of-service attack ever, in terms of packets per second.…

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