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Fresh releases of TypeScript and Visual Studio 2017 for Mac round out November

TheRegister - Fri, 2018-11-30 19:30
BigInt and .NET Core 2.2 support? Oh Microsoft, you spoil us!

On the eve of Microsoft's big developer shindig, or rather virtual developer shindig, Connect(); a fresh version of TypeScript has been released, along with an update for Visual Studio users who like their OS Apple-flavoured.…

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Does Google Harm Local Search Rivals? EU Antitrust Regulators Ask

Slashdot - Fri, 2018-11-30 19:30
EU antitrust regulators have asked Google's rivals if the internet search giant unfairly demotes local search competitors, according to a questionnaire seen by Reuters, a move which could lead to a fourth case against the Alphabet unit. From a report: Google has been fined a total 6.76 billion euros ($7.7 billion) in the last 17 months for favoring its comparison shopping service and for using its dominant Android mobile operating system to reinforce its search engine market power. The European Commission, which took the world's most popular internet search engine to task for these two anti-competitive practices, is wrapping up a third case which involves Google's AdSense advertising service. The EU competition authority's interest in local search services followed a complaint by U.S. search and advertising company Yelp and rivals in the travel, restaurant and accommodation industries. Further reading: In an Open Letter To EU's Competition Commissioner, 14 European Shopping Comparison Services Say Google is Not Making the Search For Products Fairer.

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Facebook Quietly Hired Republican Strategy Firm Targeted Victory

Slashdot - Fri, 2018-11-30 18:50
Facebook is still reeling from the revelation that it hired an opposition research firm with close ties to the Republican party, but its relationship with Definers Public Affairs isn't the company's only recent contract work with deeply GOP-linked strategy firms. TechCrunch reports: According to sources familiar with the project, Facebook also contracted with Targeted Victory, described as "the GOP's go-to technology consultant firm." Targeted Victory worked with Facebook on the company's Community Boost roadshow, a tour of U.S. cities meant to stimulate small business interest in Facebook as a business and ad platform. The ongoing Community Boost initiative, announced in late 2017, kicked off earlier this year with stops in cities like and Topeka, Kansas and Albuquerque, New Mexico. Facebook also worked with Targeted Victory on the company's ad transparency efforts. Over the last year, Facebook has attempted to ward off regulation from Congress over ad disclosure, even putting forth some self-regulatory efforts to appease legislators.

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Prez Trump to host chinwag with Google, Microsoft, Oracle and Qualcomm – report

TheRegister - Fri, 2018-11-30 18:30
And Sundar Pichai heads to griling on Chocolate Factory's data slurping

Execs from Oracle, Microsoft and Google are reportedly to meet US president Donald Trump next week amid strained relations between tech giants and lawmakers.…

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Companies 'Can Sack Workers For Refusing To Use Fingerprint Scanners'

Slashdot - Fri, 2018-11-30 18:10
Businesses using fingerprint scanners to monitor their workforce can legally sack employees who refuse to hand over biometric information on privacy grounds, the Fair Work Commission has ruled. From a report: The ruling, which will be appealed, was made in the case of Jeremy Lee, a Queensland sawmill worker who refused to comply with a new fingerprint scanning policy introduced at his work in Imbil, north of the Sunshine Coast, late last year. Fingerprint scanning was used to monitor the clock-on and clock-off times of about 150 sawmill workers at two sites and was preferred to swipe cards because it prevented workers from fraudulently signing in on behalf of their colleagues to mask absences. The company, Superior Woods, had no privacy policy covering workers and failed to comply with a requirement to properly notify individuals about how and why their data was being collected and used. The biometric data was stored on servers located off-site, in space leased from a third party. Lee argued the business had never sought its workers' consent to use fingerprint scanning, and feared his biometric data would be accessed by unknown groups and individuals.

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Tasty SYN-SYN-ACKs: Juniper gobbles HTBASE, ADTRAN's Oz NBN win and more

TheRegister - Fri, 2018-11-30 17:30
Plus standards news from ETSI, 3GPP

Networks roundup Juniper Networks has announced it wants to bolster its Contrail enterprise multicloud solutions by chugging down software vendor HTBASE.…

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After Months of Heated Argument, Apple Permits Indian Telecom Regulator To Release Anti-Spam App, TRAI DND, On App Store

Slashdot - Fri, 2018-11-30 17:30
After months of back and forth, Apple has permitted Indian telecom regulator TRAI to release its anti-spam app on the App Store. The app, called TRAI DND - Do Not Disturb, went live on the iPhone app store on Friday. The free app, a version of which has existed on Android platform since 2016, allows customers to block unsolicited texts and calls from marketers, a rampant issue that continues to plague customers in India. The app has been the subject of months-long, heated argument between Apple and TRAI. Apple had argued that the app, which by design accesses message and call logs of a user, violates its privacy policy. The company, however, had agreed to provide some help to the regulator to tap into new iOS features to build the "Do Not Disturb" app. In response, R.S. Sharma, who heads the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, had threatened to take legal action against Apple. "This is unjust, it shows the approach and attitude of this company," he told Reuters in March. Further reading: Apple approves Indian government's Do Not Disturb app, avoiding iPhone ban.

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Magecart fiends punch card-skimming code in Sotheby's Home website

TheRegister - Fri, 2018-11-30 16:50
If you shopped with 'em since March 2017, consider your deets in the haul

Toff tat bazaar Sotheby's Home website has become the latest casualty of Magecart after a breach saw card-skimming code deployed by infosec rotters.…

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Apple Reportedly Cuts Over 700 Apps from Chinese App Store

Slashdot - Fri, 2018-11-30 16:50
Apple has reportedly removed 718 apps from the Chinese App Store in the last few days. From a report: The iPhone maker swept out the apps because their developers pushed updates without its permission, The Telegraph reported, citing local reports. Apple warned developers against updating iOS apps without its permission in early 2017. The banned apps included Sogou's search engine and maps, online retailer Pinduodo and car sharing service Togo Car.

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Nearly D-day Dell tells shareholders: Come December 11, we expect you to say yes

TheRegister - Fri, 2018-11-30 16:18
Not just the gang at No 10 Downing St who'll be sweating

Dell has reported results for Q3 of fiscal '19, ended 2 November, ahead of its December 11 shareholder vote on going public – now likely to be a shoo-in, if you go by what execs said on the call.…

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NYC Politician Wants To Ban Cashless Restaurants

Slashdot - Fri, 2018-11-30 16:10
If New York City Council Member Ritchie J. Torres has his way, the growing trend of cashless restaurants -- establishments that accept payment only in plastic and digital forms -- will be snuffed out. From a report: Torres plans to introduce legislation before his fellow city council members that, if passed, would levy fines on any local businesses that refused to accept paper currency. "I started coming across coffee shops and cafes that were exclusively cashless and I thought: But what if I was a low-income New Yorker who has no access to a card?" he says in a Q&A with Grub Street. "I thought about it more and realized that even if a policy seems neutral in theory, it can be racially exclusionary in practice. Therein lies the problem with card-only policies. I see it as a way to gentrify the marketplace." Torres believes the cashless business model is inherently classist and racist, as it excludes anyone who might not be able to afford smartphones loaded with digital currency such as Apple Pay or qualify for credit cards, let alone the roughly 22 million Americans who do not have bank accounts. "If you're intent on a cashless business model, it will have the effect of excluding lower-income communities of color from what should be an open and free market," he tells Grub Street. In 2009 Wall Street Journal story, Tony Zazula, co-owner of now-shuttered Commerce in New York City, explained, pretty much, yes, that's right.

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NHS supplier that holds 40 million UK patient records: AWS is our new cloud-based platform

TheRegister - Fri, 2018-11-30 15:48
EMIS upgrade will punt GP system into the fluffy stuff

One of the NHS's major suppliers is upgrading its GP records system and moving millions of patient data to Amazon's cloud.…

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Intel Publishes Its First Modern Windows Driver for PCs

Slashdot - Fri, 2018-11-30 15:30
Intel has published its first Modern Windows Driver for several of its modern integrated GPUs, representing a new way for graphics drivers to be pushed to your PC -- and something to keep an eye on until the new driver infrastructure settles in. From a report: Modern Windows Drivers, also known as Universal Windows Drivers, are a new feature of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update that takes advantage of the UWP infrastructure within Windows 10. As Microsoft explains it, a Modern Windows Driver is a "single driver package that runs across multiple different device types, from embedded systems to tablets and desktop PCs." The first Intel driver to take advantage of this is labeled UWD 25.20.100.6444. Microsoft doesn't intend for you to do anything different to obtain the new Modern drivers. If you own a prebuilt PC, the PC maker will continue to be the first place you should check for updated drivers, according to an Intel FAQ. That's because the universal driver includes a base driver, plus optional component packages and an optional hardware support app. The latter two are written by the system builder or OEM, while the former is written by the GPU maker itself.

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Dog with 'psychotic tendencies' escapes home to poop on his neighbours' pillows

TheRegister - Fri, 2018-11-30 15:19
Ashamed owner now trying to replace their soiled cases

Residents of Auckland's North Shore in New Zealand who have found their pillows scattered with dog toffee can rest a little easier now – the master of the mystery pooper has owned up.…

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