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Your data is your future. So why trust it to yesterday’s technology?

TheRegister - Thu, 2021-07-22 15:00
Learn how to thrive with modern file storage – check out Nasuni CloudBound21

Promo 2020 was an impactful year for file storage. Almost overnight, companies were forced to rethink how they manage, access, and derive value from data, casting a bright light on the advantages of cloud-based technologies. After navigating unforeseen business challenges, including ransomware attacks, remote work environments, and more, it is time to discover how to apply those lessons learned.…

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China Weighs Unprecedented Penalty for Didi After US IPO

Slashdot - Thu, 2021-07-22 14:46
Chinese regulators are considering serious, perhaps unprecedented, penalties for Didi Global after its controversial initial public offering last month, Bloomberg News reported Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. From a report: Regulators see the ride-hailing giant's decision to go public despite pushback from the Cyberspace Administration of China as a challenge to Beijing's authority, the people said, asking not to be named because the matter is private. Officials from the CAC, the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of State Security, the Ministry of Natural Resources, along with tax, transport and antitrust regulators, began an investigation on-site at the company's offices, the cyberspace watchdog said in a statement. Regulators are weighing a range of potential punishments, including a fine, suspension of certain operations or the introduction of a state-owned investor, the people said. Also possible is a forced delisting or withdrawal of Didiâ(TM)s U.S. shares, although itâ(TM)s unclear how such an option would play out. Deliberations are at a preliminary phase and the outcomes are far from certain. Beijing is likely to impose harsher sanctions on Didi than on Alibaba Group Holding, which swallowed a record $2.8 billion fine after a months-long antitrust investigation and agreed to initiate measures to protect merchants and customers, the people said. "It's hard to guess what the penalty will be, but Iâ(TM)m sure it will be substantial," said Minxin Pei, a professor of government at Claremont McKenna College in California.

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Autonomy founder Mike Lynch loses first stage in fight against extradition to US

TheRegister - Thu, 2021-07-22 14:30
UK Home Sec must now sign it off and then it's a High Court matter

Mike Lynch, former chief exec of Autonomy, has reportedly lost in London's Westminster Magistrates' Court an early stage of his fight against extradition from the UK to the US.…

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Pegasus Spyware Seller: Blame Our Customers Not Us For Hacking

Slashdot - Thu, 2021-07-22 14:00
The maker of powerful spy software allegedly used to hack the phones of innocent people says blaming the company is like "criticising a car manufacturer when a drunk driver crashes." From a report: NSO Group is facing international criticism, after reporters obtained a list of alleged potential targets for spyware, including activists, politicians and journalists. Investigations have begun as the list, of 50,000 phone numbers, contained a small number of hacked phones. Pegasus infects iPhones and Android devices, allowing operators to extract messages, photos and emails, record calls and secretly activate microphones and cameras. NSO Group has said the software is intended for use against criminals and terrorists and made available to only military, law enforcement and intelligence agencies from countries with good human-rights records. But a consortium of news organisations, led by French media outlet Forbidden Stories, has published dozens of stories based around the list, including allegations French President Emmanuel Macron's number was on it and may have been targeted.

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Cranes soar over Lone Star State as Texas Instruments pushes to get new fabs online

TheRegister - Thu, 2021-07-22 13:45
Head start from pre-pandemic guesswork running out, and mass production potentially years ago

Texas Instruments is flexing its chip-making muscles, boasting of impressive foresight in avoiding the worst of the component shortages and its progress in bringing two new fabs online – but admits it could be years before either begin producing in volume.…

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Financial Ombudsman Service to ditch tech heads as it open arms to Workday and outside service provider

TheRegister - Thu, 2021-07-22 13:00
Not just the legacy HR and finance systems being booted

The UK’s consumer guardian for the financial services sector looks set to chop 38 jobs from its IT department in favour of buying Workday cloud-based HR and hiring an external service provider to support its compute plans.…

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Judge Forces US Capitol Rioter To Unlock Laptop Seized By FBI

Slashdot - Thu, 2021-07-22 13:00
An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNN: A federal judge forced a US Capitol rioter to unlock his laptop Wednesday after prosecutors argued that it likely contained footage of the January 6 insurrection from his helmet-worn camera. The judge granted the Justice Department's request to place Capitol riot defendant Guy Reffitt in front of his laptop so they could use facial recognition to unlock the device. The maneuver happened after the hearing ended and Reffitt's lawyer confirmed to CNN that the laptop was unlocked. Investigators seized the laptop and other devices earlier this year pursuant to a search warrant. Reffitt has been in jail since his arrest in January. His case received national attention after his son spoke publicly about how Reffitt had threatened to kill family members if they turned him into the FBI. The case became an example of how former President Donald Trump's lies tore some families apart -- Reffitt's son and daughter testified against him in court or before the grand jury. He pleaded not guilty to five federal crimes, including bringing a handgun to the Capitol grounds during the insurrection and obstructing justice by allegedly threatening his family. The felony gun charge was added last month, and undercuts false claims from Trump and prominent Republican lawmakers that the rioters weren't armed and that they had "no guns whatsoever." The case raised intriguing constitutional questions about the right against self-incrimination, but Judge Dabney Friedrich agreed with prosecutors that the unlocking was within the law. "As the court here noted, requiring a defendant to expose his face to unlock a computer can be lawful, and is not far removed from other procedures that are now routinely approved by courts, with proper justification: standing in a lineup, submitting a handwriting or voice exemplar, or submitting a blood or DNA sample," CNN senior legal analyst Elie Honig said in an email. Honig said judges try to strike a balance "between respecting a defendant's privacy and other rights on the one hand, and enabling prosecutors to obtain potentially crucial evidence with minimal intrusion on the defendant's rights, on the other." The "potentially crucial evidence" here may include footage of the handgun that Reffitt brought to the Capitol or comments he made about his intentions that day.

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Dang vaccines dented our bottom line in the connected home sector, says Netgear

TheRegister - Thu, 2021-07-22 12:15
Swings and roundabouts: They also drove a 58% boost to business revenue

Netgear has blamed a noticeable slump in one market sector on a surprising cause: the COVID-19 vaccination programme in the UK and US.…

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Cut us some Slack: $27bn+ later, collab tool officially belongs to Salesforce

TheRegister - Thu, 2021-07-22 11:29
Cloud apps giant sets off to invent the future of work and beat Microsoft Teams

Salesforce has completed its long-awaited mega-slurp of Slack Technologies, Inc for an eye-watering $27.7bn.…

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Ably blog claims company doesn't need Kubernetes to scale, surge in traffic takes down entire website

TheRegister - Thu, 2021-07-22 10:45
'Well that went well'

A post on why using Kubernetes to scale would mean "doing mostly the same things but in a more complicated way" was so popular that the site hosting the article went down due to the sheer volume of traffic.…

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Everyone cites that 'bugs are 100x more expensive to fix in production' research, but the study might not even exist

TheRegister - Thu, 2021-07-22 10:01
It's probably still true, though, says formal methods expert

"Software research is a train wreck," says Hillel Wayne, a Chicago-based software consultant who specialises in formal methods, instancing the received wisdom that bugs are way more expensive to fix once software is deployed.…

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After Repair, Hubble Captures Images of 'Rarely Observed' Colliding Galaxies

Slashdot - Thu, 2021-07-22 10:00
UnknowingFool shares a report from CBS News: After being down for a month due to a computer issue, Hubble was brought back up last week. NASA released images captured by Hubble over the weekend including a rare observance of two galaxies that are colliding. The other interesting image is that of a spiral galaxy with three arms, as most spiral galaxies have an even number of arms. "I'm thrilled to see that Hubble has its eye back on the universe, once again capturing the kind of images that have intrigued and inspired us for decades," NASA administrator Bill Nelson said in a statement. "This is a moment to celebrate the success of a team truly dedicated to the mission. Through their efforts, Hubble will continue its 32nd year of discovery, and we will continue to learn from the observatory's transformational vision."

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In the '80s, satellite comms showed promise – soon it'll be a viable means to punt internet services at anyone anywhere

TheRegister - Thu, 2021-07-22 09:15
We've come a long way from Terry Wogan's celeb interviews

Feature Terry Wogan has a lot to answer for. From 1982 to 1992, he presented an eponymous chat show on BBC1 where he would often interview celebrities via satellite in front of an unconvincing backdrop of the Hollywood sign.…

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Thales launches payment card with onboard fingerprint scanner

TheRegister - Thu, 2021-07-22 08:30
Would you like to pay with a poke?

Thales has announced what it claims is the "world's first" payment card to include an onboard fingerprint sensor, promising improved security and usability – and an end to contactless payment limits.…

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Brain-computer interface researchers warn of a 'bleak' cyberpunk future – unless we tread carefully

TheRegister - Thu, 2021-07-22 07:31
Commercial exploitation of a person's inner thoughts 'particularly worrisome'

Researchers at Imperial College London have sounded the alarm over a "bleak panorama" surrounding brain-computer interfaces (BCI), warning of a potential future in which BCI-equipped cyborgs divide the world – or have their inner thoughts harvested for commercial exploitation.…

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China pushes back against Exchange attack sponsorship claims

TheRegister - Thu, 2021-07-22 07:00
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson says 53 per cent of cyber attacks on China come from the US

China has very firmly pushed back against the accusation it paid contractors to attack Microsoft's Exchange Server.…

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Drones Are Zapping Clouds With Electricity To Create Rain In UAE Project

Slashdot - Thu, 2021-07-22 07:00
turp182 shares a report from USA Today: [T]he UAE is now testing a new method that has drones fly into clouds to give them an electric shock to trigger rain production [...]. The project is getting renewed interest after the UAE's National Center of Meteorology recently published a series of videos on Instagram of heavy rain in parts of the country. Water gushed past trees, and cars drove on rain-soaked roads. The videos were accompanied by radar images of clouds tagged "#cloudseeding." The Independent reports recent rain is part of the drone cloud seeding project. The UAE oversaw more than 200 cloud seeding operations in the first half of 2020, successfully creating excess rainfall, the National News reported. There have been successes in the U.S., as well as China, India, and Thailand. Long-term cloud seeding in the mountains of Nevada have increased snowpack by 10% or more each year, according to research published by the American Meteorological Society. A 10-year cloud seeding experiment in Wyoming resulted in 5-10% increases in snowpack, according to the State of Wyoming. According to a researcher that worked on the drone initiative, "the aim of the UAE's project is to change the balance of electrical charge on the cloud droplets, causing water droplets to clump together and fall as rain when they are big enough."

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Europe mulls anonymous crypto-wallet ban, rules to make transfers more traceable

TheRegister - Thu, 2021-07-22 06:25
Won't someone please think of the ch, er, money laundering

The European Commission has put forward legislation requiring cryptocurrency exchanges and other companies to ensure crypto-asset transfers include the personal details of the customers involved.…

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NASA warns Mars: We're about to laser your rocks and start stealing them

TheRegister - Thu, 2021-07-22 06:00
Perseverance prepares to snaffle first sample for eventual retrieval

NASA's Perseverance Mars rover has started the process of acquiring its first sample of Martian rock.…

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Troll jailed for 5 years after swatting of Twitter handle owner ends in death

TheRegister - Thu, 2021-07-22 05:11
Creator of QWK format suffered fatal heart attack as cops surrounded home

A man in the US has been jailed for five years for his role in the harassment and swatting of the owner of a desirable Twitter handle – a swoop that led to the netizen's death.…

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