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FYI, we're now in the timeline where Facebook decides who is and isn't a politician on its 2bn-plus-person network

Wed, 2019-10-30 19:37
It’s almost as if social media giant has ill-considered, naive, spectacularly stupid policies

Comment Facebook’s controversial policy to exempt political ads from factual review has taken another dive after the social media giant appeared to state it gets to decide which politicians the policy applies to.…

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From Instagram to insta-banned: Facebook wipes NSO Group workers' personal profiles amid WhatsApp hack rap

Wed, 2019-10-30 18:34
Go Zuck yourself, fam

Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are today busy deleting the personal profiles of employees at NSO Group amid an ongoing legal battle.…

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While Apple fanbois rage at Catalina, iGiant quietly drops iOS and macOS security patches

Wed, 2019-10-30 16:53
RCEs and all sorts of other vulns plugged, so get installing

Apple has released patches for the hated macOS Catalina – but not to fix the operating system's UI failures. These are security updates also affecting iOS and Apple Watches, and include one that prevents a remote attacker from executing code on your iThings.…

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Q3, phone home: Guess who's run Huawei with China's domestic smartphone market?

Wed, 2019-10-30 16:01
It's Donald Trump's favourite company, according to numbercrunchers

The disruptive campaign against Huawei might be in full flow in the US and to an extent Europe, but in its homeland of China, the company's smartphone business is swelling to record proportions.…

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Weird Flex but OK: New Samsung laptop lines haul QLED monitor tech squinting into the sun

Wed, 2019-10-30 15:14
Two Books, 600 nits – another is first to feature Intel's Lakefield chippery (Soz, Microsoft)

Yesterday, at its developer conference, Samsung announced three new laptops: a pair of notebooks certified by Intel's Project Athena programme, the Galaxy Book Flex and Galaxy Book Ion, as well as a machine that uses Intel's new Lakefield chipsets, the Galaxy Book S.…

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GitLab pulls U-turn on plan to crank up usage telemetry after both staff and customers cry foul

Wed, 2019-10-30 14:46
CEO apologises for ill-considered proposal

GitLab has swiftly backtracked on plans to add telemetry services to track usage of its products.…

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Facebook ends appeal against ICO micro-fine: Admit liability? Never. But you can have £500k

Wed, 2019-10-30 14:09
Antisocial network accepts Cambridge Analytica wrist slap

Facebook has ended its appeal against the UK Information Commissioner's Office and will pay the outstanding £500,000 fine for breaches of data protection law relating to the Cambridge Analytica scandal.…

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Calling all financial services gurus: Help us understand your world... Tell us how you tackle unstructured data

Wed, 2019-10-30 14:00
We need your insights, please – and it'll take just a few minutes

Reader survey Do you work in financial services? Are you plugged into conversations about all of the extra unstructured content flying around your organization as a result of everything "going digital?"…

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Up in the heir: Inheritors enduring huge delays after botched migration at UK probate service

Wed, 2019-10-30 13:25
Backlog not helped by spike in applications to dodge fee hike

An IT glitch has contributed to a backlog in the number of UK probate applications, with users still reporting huge delays in the processing of their wills and probate grants.…

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Trello starts waving AI around as collab outfit hits 50m registrations

Wed, 2019-10-30 13:02
Just don't ask how many actually use it

Atlassian-owned list-maker Trello is in celebratory mood as it trumpets the 50 millionth user registration as well as the advent of more templates, automation and the dead hand of AI.…

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Linux kernel is getting more reliable, says Linus Torvalds. Plus: What do you need to do to be him?

Wed, 2019-10-30 12:27
Chief Linux maintainer job is all about reading many, many, many emails, and 'saying no'

Linux inventor (and chief maintainer) Linus Torvalds says that the kernel is getting more reliable, and he is not anxious about it being used in safety-critical systems.…

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Digital Realty chucks $8.4bn at Interxion for colocation mega-merger

Wed, 2019-10-30 11:46
Acquisition cracks Europe for US data centre giant

US data centre biz Digital Realty is proposing a takeover of Dutch colocation flogger Interxion for an eye-popping $8.4bn.…

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So how do you reckon you did on stopping fake news, Google and Facebook? Firms turn in self-assessment homework to Europe

Wed, 2019-10-30 11:19
Unsurprisingly, commish thought that, in fact, they could do better

The European Commission has published its first year of reports from platforms including Google, Microsoft, Twitter and seven European trade associations on how they are countering disinformation.…

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UK ads watchdog slaps Amazon for UX dark arts after folk bought Prime subs they didn't want

Wed, 2019-10-30 10:00

Amazon has been rapped by Britain's advertising watchdog after its baffling online payments page duped customers into signing up for an Prime subscription as they tried to pay for goods.…

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'Earworn Wearables' will save the day (wireless earbuds, but cool name for your D&amp;D halfling)

Wed, 2019-10-30 09:15
The hero that drives 62% uptick in wearables to *squints* $52bn, according to Gartner

The wearables market is popping, if you believe the latest report from entrail prodders at Gartner: the sector will might be worth an impressive $52bn by 2020, up from $32bn in 2018.…

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Security, vendor lock-in, platform choice... All hot topics in serverless. All answered next month at our conference

Wed, 2019-10-30 08:04
Still tickets left, still time to book – check out our line-up of experts and workshops

Event Our Serverless Computing London conference opens in a week, which means you’ve got plenty of time to secure your spot.…

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Europe's digital identity system needs patching after can_we_trust_this function call ignored

Wed, 2019-10-30 07:03
ExplicitKeyTrustEvaluator... True, false? Who cares, just accept it anyway

Security flaws have been found in the European Union's electronic identity system that could have been exploited by miscreants to impersonate member states' citizens online.…

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