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EU puts smart device manufacturers on the hook for cyber security

Fri, 2022-09-16 05:33
Requires five years of patching, 24 hour incident reporting, and proper security … for starters

The European Commission has revealed a Cyber Resilience Act that will require manufacturers of connected devices to secure them properly before shipping, disclose and fix flaws promptly, and guarantee fixes will flow for five years.…

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China can destroy US space assets, Space Force ops nominee warns

Fri, 2022-09-16 03:59
Wants swarms of small satellites that are harder to destroy – and outsourcing to improve cybersecurity

The Biden-nominated chief of space operations for the USA's Space Force (USSF) rates China his greatest challenge, as the Middle Kingdom has developed technologies to destroy space assets.…

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Uber reels from 'security incident’ in which cloud systems seemingly hijacked

Fri, 2022-09-16 03:13
AWS and G Suite admin accounts likely popped, HackerOne bug bounty page hit, and more

Uber is tonight reeling from what looks like a substantial cybersecurity breach.…

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US border cops harvest info from citizens' phones, build massive database

Thu, 2022-09-15 23:43
Texts, contacts, call logs, photos, and more centrally stored for years without a warrant in sight, says senator

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) "routinely conducts warrantless searches" of Americans' phones every year, in a number of cases downloading texts, photos, call logs, and more into a central database where it's stored for 15 years and searchable by some 2,700 federal employees.…

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California Governor signs child privacy law requiring online age checks

Thu, 2022-09-15 22:53
Get ready for face scans, expanded surveillance, violated rights, and more, say critics

California Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday signed AB 2273, legislation designed to protect children's online privacy by demanding information from everyone.…

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Merge shifts Ethereum to full proof-of-stake, price slumps

Thu, 2022-09-15 21:16
Power consumption plummets, too, so there's that

The Merge, the moment Ethereum cryptocurrency abandons proof-of-work for proof-of-stake validation, has concluded. So far, all signs point to a success, though not without some footnotes Ethereum investors should note.…

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Upstart claims its chips beat Nvidia's A100 on AI oomph

Thu, 2022-09-15 20:15
That's nice, but what about Nv's H100?

SambaNova says its latest chips can best Nvidia's A100 silicon by a wide margin, at least when it comes to machine learning workloads.…

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We should give Taiwan $4.5b to protect chip fabs from China, say US senators

Thu, 2022-09-15 18:48
Gotta keep those phone processors and GPUs coming, folks

A US Senate committee has advanced a law bill that would provide billions in military support to Taiwan, the island nation that makes so many many of our chips and is being menaced by China.…

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Biden administration to dole out $900m for electric vehicle infrastructure

Thu, 2022-09-15 17:45
34 states and Puerto Rico sharing pot to fund chargers along interstate highways

Electric vehicle charging is about to get easier in 34 US states and Puerto Rico, as government officials have approved plans to start spending infrastructure bill money on building support for EVs.…

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Food security group, Linux Foundation working on crop data standard

Thu, 2022-09-15 16:45
'Sharing of agricultural data can help develop solutions to some of the food system's most pressing challenges'

Food security group CGIAR is working with the Linux Foundation to standardize data sharing about agricultural fields on a global scale.…

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Testing of Starlink internet under way in Antarctica

Thu, 2022-09-15 16:00
Bandwidth-starved researchers rejoice

Starlink began testing its satellite internet access at McMurdo Station in Antarctica this week to the benefit of the area's researchers.…

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Ex-Broadcom engineer asks for house arrest over IP theft

Thu, 2022-09-15 15:15
Admits guilt, but claims he took files to jog his memory, afraid he'd not keep up with 'younger engineers'

A former Broadcom engineer who pleaded guilty to stealing his ex-employer's trade secrets has asked the court not to give him prison time, saying he stole the files for reference, fearing he would "be unable to keep up" with "more technical and younger engineers" at a new startup.…

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Microsoft Outlook sends users back to 1930 with (very) mini-Millennium-Bug glitch

Thu, 2022-09-15 14:30
Planes unlikely to fall out of sky after December 31, 2029, El Reg can confirm

Microsoft has released a (very) miniature rival to the Millennium Bug into the wild with a glitch in Outlook that takes the user instead back to the 20th century if they seek dates beyond December 31, 2029.…

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Former Cisco boss launches upstart to rattle old employer's cage

Thu, 2022-09-15 13:45
John Chambers' Nile wants to remove humans from network management

Tech veteran John Chambers says he wants to take on Cisco, the business he built into a multibillion-dollar beast, by launching a startup that intends to remove humans from the network management equation.…

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Samsung investing $5b in efforts to be carbon neutral by 2050

Thu, 2022-09-15 13:14
That's quite the challenge to neutralize – making chips and electronics is hardly ecofriendly

Global chip and consumer electronics biz Samsung has a blueprint to become carbon neutral by 2050 that includes investing 7 trillion won ($5.01 billion) to support energy efficiency and sustainability.…

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Iran steps up its cybercrime game and Uncle Sam punches back

Thu, 2022-09-15 12:30
Criminal charges, more sanctions, and a $10m bounty, oh my

The US has issued indictments against three Iranians linked to the country's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) for their alleged roles in plotting ransomware attacks against American critical infrastructure, and also sanctioned multiple individuals and two entities.…

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Microsoft rolls out stealthy updates for 365 Apps

Thu, 2022-09-15 11:29
Good thing Redmond has a brilliant track record with patches

Microsoft says it has tweaked the way 365 Apps update themselves, by seamlessly and automatically applying changes while PCs are locked or idle so as to not disturb users.…

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Former Newport Wafer Fab owner linked to buyback from China's Nexperia

Thu, 2022-09-15 10:32
If you think customers were impatient before, this report won't soothe their worries

The former owner of Newport Wafer Fab (NWF) is being linked with a buyback of the business that he sold to China's Nexperia, a sale currently being reviewed on grounds of national security by the British government.…

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SAP user group questions value for money amid plans to increase support fees

Thu, 2022-09-15 09:32
Unbundling of products, cloud shift, support for older ERP products make customers query inflation-based rise

An SAP user group has voiced complaints about the increase in support fees for the popular enterprise software, pointing out inconsistencies with changes in the way SAP packages its solutions and makes them available to customers.…

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NHS data platform procurement delayed for a second time

Thu, 2022-09-15 08:30
Questions remain over Palantir's influence after consultancy role for former NHS England director revealed

Competition for a "Federated Data Platform" (FDP) for the NHS in England has been delayed for a second time as details emerge of how Palantir – the US spy-tech biz hotly tipped to win the £360 million ($421 million) contract – has influenced the controversial procurement.…

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