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SoftBank boss says 'artificial superintelligence' could be three years away

1 hour 47 min ago
Plus: Huawei closer to divorcing Android; India probes Amazon warehouses; Singapore gets autonomous street sweepers

Asia In Brief SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son last week told investors he believes an "artificial superintelligence" that has 10,000 times the intelligence of humans could arrive in as little as three years.…

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Risk of getting malicious extension from Chrome store way worse than Google's letting on, study suggests

Sun, 2024-06-23 10:36
All depends on how you count it – Chocolate Factory claims 1% fail rate

Google this week offered reassurance that its vetting of Chrome extensions catches most malicious code, even as it acknowledged that "as with any software, extensions can also introduce risk."…

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Bake an LLM with custom prompts into your app? Sure! Here's how to get started

Sat, 2024-06-22 14:20
In Rust, we trust. But in gen-AI to not hallucinate? Eh, that's another story

Hands on Large language models (LLMs) are generally associated with chatbots such as ChatGPT, Copilot, and Gemini, but they're by no means limited to Q&A-style interactions. Increasingly, LLMs are being integrated into everything from IDEs to office productivity suites.…

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From network security to nyet work in perpetuity: What's up with the Kaspersky US ban?

Sat, 2024-06-22 08:16
It's been a long time coming. Now our journos speak their brains

Kettle The US government on Thursday banned Kaspersky Lab from selling its antivirus and other products in America from late July, and from issuing updates and malware signatures from October.…

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Apple Intelligence won't be available in Europe because Tim's terrified of watchdogs

Fri, 2024-06-21 22:59
These privacy rules might harm privacy! No, really, that's totally why we're doing this

Apple has delayed plans to deploy artificial intelligence features in Europe because the American giant is unhappy with the continent's privacy regulations.…

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Change Healthcare finally spills the tea on what medical data was stolen by cyber-crew

Fri, 2024-06-21 21:33
'Substantial proportion' of America to get a note from next month

Change Healthcare is formally notifying some of its pharmacy and hospital customers that their patients' data was stolen from it by ransomware criminals back in February – and for the first time has concretely disclosed the types of information swiped during that IT intrusion.…

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Uncle Sam sanctions Kaspersky's top bosses – but not Mr K himself

Fri, 2024-06-21 20:23
Here's America's list of the supposedly dirty dozen

Uncle Sam took another swing at Kaspersky Lab today and sanctioned a dozen C-suite and senior-level executives at the antivirus maker, but spared CEO and co-founder Eugene Kaspersky.…

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Tesla sued for 'systemic' racism at its Fremont, California plant

Fri, 2024-06-21 19:13
Campus faces yet another racial discrimination lawsuit as Clean Air Act violations claims also hit the fan

Yet another lawsuit was this week filed against Tesla citing a "systemically … racially hostile work environment" at the company's Fremont, California plant. …

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Privacy features lose their way in latest Firefox update

Fri, 2024-06-21 18:32
Mozilla backtracking on private window changes after uproar

Firefox remains the browser of choice for many, but the latest update has lost users' tabs and makes it much more apparent when they have private tabs open, missing the point of privacy.…

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AT&T forbidden from cutting landline services to large parts of California

Fri, 2024-06-21 17:36
Telecoms company will remain a carrier of last resort per CPUC ruling

AT&T will have to continue operating landlines in California despite its wish to cut off the less lucrative line of business, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has ruled.…

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Phoenix UEFI flaw puts long list of Intel chips in hot seat

Fri, 2024-06-21 16:27
Researchers discuss it in same breath as BlackLotus and MosaicRegressor

A new vulnerability in UEFI firmware is threatening the security of a wide range of Intel chip families in a similar fashion to BlackLotus and others like it.…

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Waymo robotaxis set to cruise past red tape into LA and beyond

Fri, 2024-06-21 15:33
Google's self-driving cars can be tested in way mo' streets now

The way is paved for autonomous vehicle company Waymo to extend taxi services beyond San Francisco and into the San Francisco Peninsula and Los Angeles.…

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NASA finds humanity would totally fumble asteroid defense

Fri, 2024-06-21 14:33
Earthly politics and mission planning no match for fast-moving rocky orb

Earth possesses "limited readiness" to "quickly implement" needed space missions to defend itself against a devastating asteroid strike, even with 14 years' notice.…

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Starlink stuffs the internet into a backpack by invitation only

Fri, 2024-06-21 13:34
Satellite dishes not just for roofs anymore

SpaceX is inviting some customers to buy a new Starlink Mini receiver for its satellite broadband service offered as a portable option, with an introductory price tag of $599 in the US.…

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How to escape VMware's pricey clutches with Virt-v2v

Fri, 2024-06-21 12:31
Or any other hypervisors that might hypothetically be acquired or suddenly get more costly Moving a VM from one host machine to another is easy. Moving VMs from one hypervisor to another is less trivial – but help is at hand.…

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Qilin cyber scum leak data they claim belongs to London hospitals’ pathology provider

Fri, 2024-06-21 11:15
At least they didn’t get paid their $50 million ransom demand

The ransomware gang responsible for the chaos at London hospitals kept true to its word and released a trove of data that it claims belongs to pathology services provider Synnovis.…

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Guess how much stored data is ever used or accessed

Fri, 2024-06-21 10:26
Not a lot, says NetApp's Matt Watts as he talks file classification, wastage, and power consumption

Interview NetApp's Chief Technology Evangelist, Matt Watts, is worried about sustainability and data wastage, even as his employer withdraws third-party support from BlueXP classification.…

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The X Window System is still hanging on at 40

Fri, 2024-06-21 09:35
Never underestimate the stickiness of legacy technology

It is 40 years since Robert W Scheifler ushered in the era of the X Window System, a windowing system that continues to stick around despite many distributions looking for alternatives.…

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You're wrong, I'm right, and you're hiding the data that proves it

Fri, 2024-06-21 07:31
There should be honor among techies, but it can be hard to admit error

On Call Few among us are faultless, but more often than not it's users and managers who are in the wrong when IT goes awry. Which is why each Friday The Register offers a fresh instalment of On Call – the reader-contributed column in which you share stories of being asked to bail out bores, brats and blockheads.…

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Since joining NATO, Sweden claims Russia has been borking Nordic satellites

Fri, 2024-06-21 06:57
If Putin likes jammin', we hope NATO likes jammin' too

Sweden says its satellites have been impacted by "harmful interference" from Russia ever since the Nordic nation joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) last March.…

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