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Workday will PaaS up the opportunity to open its platform to third parties

Mon, 2020-03-23 09:15
HR and finance cloud vendor focuses on its own apps

Workday, the cloud-based Human Capital Management (HMC) and financial application company, is soft-peddling on the prospect of opening up its platform to third-party vendors.…

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It's time to track people's smartphones to ensure they self-isolate during this global pandemic, says WHO boffin

Mon, 2020-03-23 08:33
Suspected carriers need to stay home – and we should use their phones to monitor them, we're told

Tracking the movements of suspected COVID-19 coronavirus carriers has proved an essential tool in controlling the pandemic, according to Professor Marylouise McLaws.…

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First impressions count when the world is taken by surprise by an exciting new (macro) virus

Mon, 2020-03-23 08:08
Almost 30 years of VBA and the mayhem miscreants wrought with it

Who, Me? Welcome to Who, Me?, The Register's weekly reminder, thanks to the recollections of our readers, of a time when it was only viruses of the computer variety that were all the rage.…

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No, the head of the World Health Organization has not emailed you – it's a message laced with malware

Mon, 2020-03-23 07:02
On the other hand, these Pwn2Own results are legit

Roundup It is time for another Reg security summary.…

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Equinix closes data centres to non-critical visits in France, Germany, Italy and Spain

Mon, 2020-03-23 05:58
Goes appointment-only elsewhere, pledges to have enough staff on-site to keep running

Equinix has all-but closed its data centres in France, Germany, Italy and Spain as of Monday, March 23 at 8:00am central European time.…

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Linus Torvalds ponders: Is Linux 5.6 going well because it's bug-free, or thanks to that <i>other</i> bug?

Mon, 2020-03-23 04:29
‘The world around us may be going through strange times, but so far kernel development looks normal’ says Penguin emperor

Linus Torvalds has released a new release candidate of the Linux kernel – version 5.6 rc7 - and added a little COVID-19 commentary.…

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India makes new push to lure global electronics manufacturers

Mon, 2020-03-23 01:35
To protect and grow its own industries. But first, call your mother and enjoy this five-minute national round of applause for medicos and transport workers

India has announced new incentives to lure electronics manufacturers to its shores.…

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Apollo astronaut Al Worden – once named world’s most isolated human being – dies aged 88

Sun, 2020-03-22 23:30
Flew Apollo 15 Command Module to an inhuman apogee, made first deep space spacewalk

Al Worden, an Apollo astronaut who earned the title of the most isolated human, has died aged 88, of a stroke.…

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Microsoft names priority users for new Azure capacity - emergency services, government, remote workers top the list

Sun, 2020-03-22 21:33
Totally not running out of cloud. But may ditch free offers to serve current customers during the Pandemic

Microsoft prioritise health care and government users are it adds Azure capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic.…

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Peak greenwashing: SAP backs oil and gas giants with Accenture partnership, eco-credentials go up in smoke

Sun, 2020-03-22 11:03
It will be carbon-neutral by 2025, whatever that eventually means

To coincide with *checks press release* the 11th anniversary of SAP's decision to make sustainability a "long-term strategic goal," the German ERP juggernaut has announced a partnership with consulting and accountancy titan Accenture to develop solutions for upstream oil and gas companies based on the SAP S/4HANA Cloud.…

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Tech won't save you from lockdown disaster: How to manage family and free time while working from home

Sat, 2020-03-21 10:30
Tips from El Reg hack with two decades of WFH experience

If you aren’t already, chances are that your home will soon become a prison of sorts as efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus force, or at least encourage, us to “shelter in place” with only very occasional trips out for food, medicine, and fresh air.…

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I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Black hole quasar tsunamis moving at 46 million miles per hour

Sat, 2020-03-21 08:30
When science reality is more interesting than science fiction

Astronomers have discovered the universe’s most powerful winds: driven by supermassive black holes, they ripple across interstellar space bulldozing through material in galaxies, and are known as quasar tsunamis, we're told.…

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FYI: You can trick image-recog AI into, say, detecting cats as dogs – by abusing scaling code to poison training data

Sat, 2020-03-21 01:23
You may want to check what you're actually teaching your neural networks in future

Boffins in Germany have devised a technique to subvert neural network frameworks so they misidentify images without any telltale signs of tampering.…

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Bored during lockdown? Why not try out these data-spilling KrØØk Wi-Fi bug exploits against your nearby devices

Fri, 2020-03-20 21:47
It's not like you can snoop on anyone right now anyway, right?

Proof-of-concept exploit code has emerged for last month's data-leaking KrØØk vulnerability present in a billion-plus Wi-Fi-connected devices and computers.…

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Forget toilet roll, bandwidth is the new ration: Amazon, YouTube also degrade video in Europe to keep 'net running amid coronavirus crunch

Fri, 2020-03-20 19:57
Pair join Netflix to turn it down for what? Connectivity stability

Amazon Prime Video and Google's YouTube have joined Netflix in dialing down their video stream quality in the European Union, Switzerland, and the UK for 30 days to preserve internet stability during the COVID-19 pandemic.…

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Online face mask sales scams, 400% uptick of coronavirus phishing reports: Brit cops' workload shifts online along with the nation's

Fri, 2020-03-20 19:02
Criminal scum use pandemic as golden business opportunity

British police are saying coronavirus-related fraud reports have spiked by 400 per cent over the past six weeks as the COVID-19 illness continues its inexorable march through humanity.…

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Tesla downs tools in California, New York amid 'non-essential' biz clampdown

Fri, 2020-03-20 18:00
Implements 'touchless deliveries' for 'leccy car-buyers

Electric car maker Tesla has been forced to suspend production at two of its main production sites, as state authorities in the US impose restrictions on economic activity in a bid to stem the growth of the COVID-19 pandemic.…

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Microsoft drops a seemingly innocuous Windows Insider build, teases the future

Fri, 2020-03-20 16:30
Caution - Windows Insider builds may bork your PCs (just like ours)

Microsoft celebrated its Teams success with a fresh build of Windows 10 that was so light on features that chief product officer Panos Panay felt the urge to tease on other upcoming toys.…

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Nation's home workers hitting refresh on 7 April can buy... Honor's bargain-basement Ryzen ultrabook

Fri, 2020-03-20 15:37
Though hopefully the rush for kit will have subsided by then

The people of Great Britain will soon be able to get their hands on Huawei sub-brand Honor's latest ultrabook – the Magicbook 14.…

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Line-of-business folk will have bigger role in growing robotic process automation revolution

Fri, 2020-03-20 14:33
Scary idea, but can work if IT bods are there to hold their hands

It has been the subject of hype and overblown expectations, but that is not set to dampen investment in robotic process automation – the idea that simple software “robot” can carry out annoying admin tasks. But as organisations begin to understand how best to exploit RPA, IT departments will be finding a new role.…

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