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EFF urges Chrome users to get out of the Privacy Sandbox

6 hours 55 min ago
Google says Topics warning is anti-innovative fearmongering

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has urged folks to switch off several Privacy Sandbox settings in Google Chrome to mask their online habits, or to consider switching to Mozilla Firefox or Apple Safari.…

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NASA delays already-late $1B Psyche probe's visit to metal-rich asteroid

9 hours 31 min ago
Given it was first due to blast off last year, what's another week or so?

NASA has pushed back the launch date of its Psyche asteroid probe to October 12 as engineers make sure the spacecraft's nitrogen gas thrusters work as needed.…

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China suggests America 'carefully consider' those chip investment bans

Fri, 2023-09-29 21:41
We thought you people loved spending dollars, what gives?

China has formally asked the United States to reconsider rules curbing investments in companies based in the Middle Kingdom.…

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Microsoft Bing Chat pushes malware via bad ads

Fri, 2023-09-29 20:54
From AI to just plain aaaiiiee!

Microsoft introduced its Bing Chat AI search assistant in February and a month later began serving ads alongside it to help cover costs.…

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PhD student guilty of 3D-printing 'kamikaze' drone for Islamic State terrorists

Fri, 2023-09-29 19:31
'Research purposes' excuse didn't fly

A PhD student has been found guilty of building a potentially deadly drone for Islamic State terrorists, in part using his home 3D printer.…

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55-inch Jamboard and app ecosystem tossed into the Google graveyard

Fri, 2023-09-29 18:15
Now have a look at these third-party alternatives from our partners, says Chocolate Factory

Customers aren't usually left with a mostly useless 55-inch Android tablet when Google sends another of its many services to the graveyard, but here we are. The Jamboard and its accompanying apps will cease to work in a little more than a year.…

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Free software pioneer Richard Stallman is battling cancer

Fri, 2023-09-29 17:33
A changed RMS appeared at the GNU 40th anniversary event in Switzerland

Richard Stallman has revealed he is undergoing treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a form of cancer of the white blood cells, but says that his prognosis is good.…

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Equal Employment Commission sues Tesla for racist discrimination, retaliation at Fremont plant

Fri, 2023-09-29 16:28
Like some sort of bizarro greatest hits album, the EEOC case sounds just like multiple previous suits

The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a lawsuit against Tesla alleging "widespread and ongoing racial harassment of Black employees," at the company's Fremont, California plant.…

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UTM: An Apple hypervisor with some unique extra abilities

Fri, 2023-09-29 15:00
Fancy running Windows, Linux and Classic MacOS on your modern x86-64 or Arm64 Mac? Walk this way

Friday FOSS Fest UTM is a handy hypervisor for Macs and Apple fondleslabs, but it's more than just that. It has some very particular skills. We are quite taken with it.…

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Norway wants Facebook behavioral advertising banned across Europe

Fri, 2023-09-29 13:45
But Meta was just about to start asking people for their permission!

Norway has told the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) it believes a countrywide ban on Meta harvesting user data to serve up advertising on Facebook and Instagram should be made permanent and extended across Europe.…

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Huawei's UK tech eviction reportedly caused Sky to fall on mobile customers

Fri, 2023-09-29 13:05
Whatever the cause, MNVO customers not happy

UK government orders to remove Huawei equipment from Britain's 5G networks have reportedly led to outages for customers of Sky Mobile.…

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Contract for England's controversial health data platform delayed

Fri, 2023-09-29 12:16
NHS also launches £2M project to engage patients with data strategy

The contract award for the £480 million ($588 million) NHS Federated Data Platform – a huge analytics project for one of the world's largest healthcare providers – has been delayed by a few weeks.…

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Nuclear-powered datacenters: What could go wrong?

Fri, 2023-09-29 11:01
Or very right? Either way, it's not the usual atomic op we see in IT

Kettle The growth of electricity-hungry datacenters is causing some operators to fear for their power security and consider the nuclear option. In this week's Kettle The Register discusses how practical this is.…

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Mozilla's midlife crisis has taken it from web pioneer to Google's weird neighbor

Fri, 2023-09-29 09:59
Can the sleeping fox ever wake up?

Mozilla seems to be asleep at the wheel, when it once drove online activity and communications. We have some suggestions where it could go.…

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CNCF's chief techie talks WebAssembly, AI and licenses

Fri, 2023-09-29 08:30
Or how one pesky press release ruined a vacation

Interview One victim of HashiCorp's license change was the vacation of Chris Aniszczyk, CTO of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.…

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Beta driver turned heads in the hospital

Fri, 2023-09-29 07:28
A portrait of one medico's contorted digital landscape

On Call "I hope you are well" is a standard but hopeless way to open an email – who, save for a few sociopaths, wishes illness and misery upon their correspondents? Silly question – every Reg reader knows that users and managers often seem to wish only the worst for their IT colleagues. Which is why every Friday we deliver a cathartic instalment of On Call, the column in which we feature your tales of making sure all's well that ends well when it comes to tech support.…

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AMD's latest FPGA promises super low latency AI for Flash Boy traders

Fri, 2023-09-29 06:42
Letting more advanced ML loose on the stock market? What could possibly go wrong?

AMD has refreshed its Alveo field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), promising a sevenfold improvement in operating latency and the ability to run more complex machine learning algorithms on the customisable silicon.…

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Infosys launches aviation cloud it claims can halve lost luggage

Fri, 2023-09-29 05:33
Also optimises routes and tames crowds, but can't stop that person who just reclined into your knees

Infosys has sent a digital transformation platform for commercial airlines down the runway and claims it could reduce lost luggage by fifty percent.…

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Search for phone signal caused oil spill, say Japanese investigators

Fri, 2023-09-29 04:32
Skipper caught on tape saying 'What have I done? My career is gone' after crashing into coral reef after a couple of whiskeys

Japan’s Transport Safety Board on Thursday judged that a cargo ship that spilled 1,000 tons of fuel oil into a pristine marine environment off the coast of Mauritius in 2020 was travelling off course in search of a cell phone signal.…

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Red Hat bins Bugzilla for RHEL issue tracking, jumps on Jira

Fri, 2023-09-29 03:32
Just in time to get Atlassian’s latest cross-team collab bits

Red Hat has revealed it’s binned the Bugzilla defect-tracking system for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, in favour of Atlassian’s Jira.…

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