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Report: 83% of UK software engineers suffer burnout, COVID-19 made it worse

Wed, 2021-07-14 08:30
Lessons of Agile still relevant, still not being applied

A report on the wellbeing of UK software engineers (developers and DevOps professionals) found 83 per cent suffering from some degree of burnout, with most agreeing that COVID-19 was partly to blame.…

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Hong Kong working to share its digital IDs with mainland China

Wed, 2021-07-14 08:03
App currently used for 110 government services, more to come

Hong Kong’s Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) has revealed that the territory is investigating the use of its digital ID in mainland China.…

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Google fined €500m for not paying French publishers after using their content on web

Wed, 2021-07-14 07:41
If the Chocolate Factory doesn't play ball soon it'll be an extra €1m a day

Google was fined €500m ($590m, £425m) by the French Competition Authority on Tuesday for failing to negotiate fees with news publishers for using their content.…

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South Korea’s top telco launches “metaverse”

Wed, 2021-07-14 07:17
SK Telecom's ‘Ifland’ offers 66 facial expressions, 800 fashion items, plans to offer more serious collaboration real soon now

South Korea’s top Telco, SK Telecom, has launched a “metaverse” virtual environment and plans to grow it from a fun place to hang online into a forum for more serious collaboration.…

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What follows Patch Tuesday? Exploit Wednesday. Grab this bumper batch of security updates from Microsoft

Wed, 2021-07-14 06:20
Four flaws already being abused in the wild to compromise victims

Microsoft released an XL-sized bundle of security fixes for its products for this month's Patch Tuesday, and other vendors are close behind in issuing updates.…

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Cybercriminals took advantage of WFH to target financial services companies, says Financial Stability Board report

Wed, 2021-07-14 05:38
Home WiFi was an obvious target, but evildoers also knew to probe cloudy connections

Criminals targeted security gaps at financial services firms as their staff moved to working from home, according to a report issued by the Financial Stability Board (FSB) on Tuesday.…

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NEC to move its IT into Azure and give staff – all 110,000 of ’em – a cloudy Windows desktop

Wed, 2021-07-14 05:01
Japanese services giant deepens ties with Microsoft and reckons it can address Japan’s ageing population

Japanese tech services giant NEC has struck a “new multi-year strategic partnership” with Microsoft.…

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Microsoft names Chinese group as source of new attack on SolarWinds

Wed, 2021-07-14 03:44
Bad actor likes to work through insecure consumer routers and has form attacking tech companies and military targets

Microsoft has attributed a new attack on SolarWinds to a group operating in China.…

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Beijing bans merger of Tencent gaming outfits Huya and DouYu, to prevent a monopoly

Wed, 2021-07-14 02:16
Want to know what did get approval? Tencent’s bring-it-home acquisition of search engine Sogou

Chinese regulators have refused to approve the merger of two Chinese game streaming services, citing the potential for creating a monopoly in the industry for the part-owner of both companies — tech giant Tencent.…

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FCC finalizes $1.9bn compo deal for telcos forced to rip'n'replace Huawei, ZTE gear

Wed, 2021-07-14 01:04
'An unrealistic attempt to fix what isn’t broken', Big H mutters

The FCC has voted to reimburse medium-sized as well as smaller American telcos strong-armed into replacing all of their Huawei and ZTE networking equipment.…

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Outrun the cyber-crooks with information security training from SANS Institute

Tue, 2021-07-13 23:24
In-person and online in Asia-Pacific with simultaneous Japanese translation

Promo No matter where you are in the world, you’re never far from a potential cyber-attack. Luckily, SANS Institute is going to be girdling the globe over the coming months, bringing you top-notch cyber-security events with a personal touch.…

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What is GitOps? This is the technical introduction you've been looking for

Tue, 2021-07-13 21:58
If you need to get your head around the concept of configuration-as-code, start here

Systems Approach It’s not hard to form the impression that building and deploying cloud native systems is rapidly becoming a solved problem, with GitOps providing the roadmap.…

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Boffins find an 'actionable clock' hiding in your blood, ticking away to your death

Tue, 2021-07-13 21:15
Monitoring a person's 'iAge' may provide a means to prolong life, say scientists

Buck Institute boffins, with colleagues at Stanford University, claim to have created the first "actionable clock" which can figure out when you're likely to croak it, and even help prolong your life: the inflammatory clock of ageing, or iAge.…

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REvil ransomware gang's websites vanish soon after Kaseya fiasco, Uncle Sam threatens retaliation

Tue, 2021-07-13 19:53
Has the US just had enough, or is it just a strategic retreat?

The clear and dark web sites run by the REvil ransomware gang have gone offline, leaving netizens wondering if the extortionists have closed down – or been closed down.…

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OpenSearch, the AWS-sponsored Elasticsearch fork, reaches 1.0 milestone

Tue, 2021-07-13 19:17
Long-running legal dispute looks close to settlement

The AWS-sponsored OpenSearch project has released version 1.0 of its Elasticsearch fork, an evolution of its former project Open Distro for Elasticsearch.…

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Samsung's latest spin on ISOCELL shifts camera tech from smartphones into autonomous vehicles

Tue, 2021-07-13 18:30
Promises better images, improved safety through 'CornerPixel' technology

Samsung's ISOCELL imaging sensor line-up is making a shift into the automotive industry as the company pledges to expand into autonomous vehicles and in-cabin camera systems.…

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UK govt draws a blank over vaccine certification app – no really, the report is half-empty

Tue, 2021-07-13 17:45
Maybe it's that infamous brain fog

The UK government has underscored its attention to detail on the issue of COVID-19 vaccine passports by publishing a report, half of which is made up of pages with no information.…

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Euro space boffins hatch comms satellite hijack plan to save Earth from extinction

Tue, 2021-07-13 16:15
Liv Tyler-friendly Armageddon-avoidance project won't want to miss a thing with repurposed orbiters

Space calamity boffins at Airbus and the European Space Agency (ESA) have come up with a new take on that old "massive, rogue impactor striking the Earth and wiping out all life on the planet" chestnut.…

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Nvidia opens Hardware Grant Programme – which doesn't mean RTX 30 series cards

Tue, 2021-07-13 15:30
Teachers and researchers offered workstation, embedded, and data-processing gear instead

Nvidia has opened its Hardware Grant Programme, offering those in academia the chance to pick up high-performance processors for their computing needs – so long as they're not after the company's latest RTX 30xx parts anyway.…

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You'll never Guess whose data has been nicked as US fashion firm confirms systems breach

Tue, 2021-07-13 14:45
Not the only one either; Spread Group admits to even worse pwnage

Fashion brands Guess and Spread Group have confirmed data breaches in which crooks walked off with US Social Security Numbers (SSNs), contracts, passwords, payment details, and more.…

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