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China to launch space tourism by 2025, says industry veteran

Tue, 2022-09-20 05:31
Asserts Beijing can achieve parity with US capabilities within a decade, thanks to burgeoning private sector

China’s space tourism operators will lift off for first time in 2025 at between $280k-$400k per sub-orbital seat, according to the founder of Beijing-backed commercial launch service provider CAS Space, Yang Yiqiang.…

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Document Foundation starts charging €8.99 for 'free' LibreOffice

Tue, 2022-09-20 04:30
Only in the Mac App Store, as part of FOSS-for-biz strategy software org admits may not quickly deliver results

The Document Foundation, the organization that tends the open source productivity suite LibreOffice, has decided to start charging for one version of the software.…

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Google's AI call center agents all take the morning off

Tue, 2022-09-20 03:15
Replace unreliable people with tireless cloudy software, they said …

Your correspondent once met the manager of a contact center dedicated to processing parking and speeding fines. This chap's "customers" were understandably nearly always unhappy, and the folks who answered the phones therefore copped more than their fair share of surliness and abuse.…

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NASA to live-stream SLS rocket fuel leak repair test

Tue, 2022-09-20 00:09
For those on tenterhooks over this Moon mission

NASA will televise a test on Wednesday to confirm whether a repair made to its Space Launch System (SLS) rocket has fixed the hydrogen leak that forced officials to scrub a previous launch attempt.…

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Uber explains how it was pwned this month, points finger at Lapsus$ gang

Mon, 2022-09-19 22:54
From annoying MFA alerts to 'several internal systems' infiltrated

Uber, four days after suffering a substantial cybersecurity breach, has admitted its attacker accessed "several internal systems" including the corporation's G Suite account, and downloaded internal Slack messages and a tool used by its finance department to manage "some" invoices.…

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Been hit by LockerGoga ransomware? A free fix is now out

Mon, 2022-09-19 20:07
Software nasty used to cause hundreds of millions of dollars in damages, cops say

If you've been hit by the LockerGoga ransomware, an international law enforcement effort has publicly released a tool to fix the problem.…

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iPhone 14 iFixit teardown shows Apple's learning on repairs

Mon, 2022-09-19 18:00
Or was forced into a rethink by legislation

Video The iPhone 14 harbors a secret that's a pretty big deal: The internals have been redesigned to make it more repairable, says iFixit. …

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Grand Theft Auto 6 maker confirms source code, vids stolen in cyber-heist

Mon, 2022-09-19 17:12
So is that three or four stars?

Take-Two Interactive confirmed on Monday that its Rockstar Games subsidiary has been compromised and confidential data for Grand Theft Auto 6 has been stolen.…

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Don't want to get run over by a Ford car? There's a Bluetooth app for that

Mon, 2022-09-19 15:49
That is, if the driver and/or car has very quick reflexes and a clear signal

Future Ford vehicles could be equipped with technology that lets drivers know if a pedestrian is dangerously close - even if they can't be seen.…

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GPT-3 'prompt injection' attack causes bad bot manners

Mon, 2022-09-19 13:37
Also, EA goes kernel-deep to stop cheaters, PuTTY gets hijacked by North Korea, and more.

In Brief OpenAI's popular natural language model GPT-3 has a problem: It can be tricked into behaving badly by doing little more than telling it to ignore its previous orders.…

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By Jove! Jupiter to make closest approach to Earth in 70 years next Monday

Mon, 2022-09-19 11:58
Gas giant to come within just 365 million miles. Viewing conditions will be ideal even if you only have binoculars

Next Monday, September 26, Jupiter will be the closest to Earth it has been for in 70 years.…

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Cisco SMB revolution: selling hardware with no subscription required

Mon, 2022-09-19 10:01
In Cisco's world this makes a $125 Wi-Fi AP 'easier to buy' – maybe easier than its own Meraki kit?

Cisco has revealed new hardware it is willing to sell to small businesses outright – no subscription, but still with support and warranty! Such innovation!…

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Bad UI killed the radio star

Mon, 2022-09-19 08:02
Rules, it turns out, are not meant to be broken. Especially by the person who wrote the rule about how to protect data

Who, Me? When designing a procedure for the operation of any system, the first and most important rule should always be: follow the rules. Unfortunately, this particular rule is often forgotten.…

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Where in the world is Terraform Labs' alleged crypto-crasher Do Kwon?

Mon, 2022-09-19 06:06
South Korean prosecutor believes he is on the run from charges laid over Luna stablecoin crash

Do Kwon, founder of troubled cryptocurrency company Terraform Labs and a wanted man in Korea, took to Twitter over the weekend to deny that he was "on the run" and claim he is fully cooperating with authorities probing the crypto collapses in which he had a hand.…

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Philippines decides outsourcers need incentives to stick around, after all

Mon, 2022-09-19 04:05
Just three months ago senior bureaucrat said 'Tax perks are not that important to investors.' Contortions now in place to keep cash flowing

The Philippines last week decided to extend incentives offered to foreign outsourcers that offer working from home to local employees.…

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Indonesia accuses Google of abusing monopoly

Mon, 2022-09-19 00:58
PLUS: Qualys CEO says APAC has infosec advantages; Singapore's Sea ebbs in Americas; Toshiba's tepid takeover update; and more

Asia In Brief Indonesia's competition regulator, the Komisi Pengawas Persaingan Usaha (KPPU) has alleged that Google has violated local anti-monopoly laws by abusing its dominant position for the distribution of apps and its requirement that developers must use its payment systems.…

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Arm execs: We respect RISC-V but it's not a rival in the datacenter

Sat, 2022-09-17 11:17
Competition is good for everyone. Just keep it friendly, folks

Analysis Arm executives this week tried to play down the threat of RISC-V to the silicon architect's business.…

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Can reflections in eyeglasses actually leak info from Zoom calls? Here's a study into it

Sat, 2022-09-17 07:32
About time someone shined some light onto this

Boffins at the University of Michigan in the US and Zhejiang University in China want to highlight how bespectacled video conferencing participants are inadvertently revealing sensitive on-screen information via reflections in their eyeglasses.…

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America taps 150+ prosecutors to fight cryptocurrency crime

Sat, 2022-09-17 01:32
As President Biden rolls out a blueprint for future regulations

The US Department of Justice has tapped more than 150 federal prosecutors to form a team keenly focused on cracking down on cryptocurrency-related crimes, it announced on Friday.…

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Appeals court already under fire for upholding Texas no-content-moderation law

Fri, 2022-09-16 23:33
Big Tech forbidden from taking down 'viewpoint-based' posts no matter how awful but lawful

The US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday said social media platforms are obligated to carry lawful but awful speech, rejecting the entreaties of tech trade groups to block Texas's social media law.…

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