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Kaseya delays SaaS restore to Sunday, CEO says ‘this sucks’ but decision was his alone

Fri, 2021-07-09 04:24
Promises “exponentially more secure” product and cash assistance for customers

Beleaguered IT management software vendor Kaseya has delayed the restoration of its SaaS services until Sunday, July 11th.…

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Smuggler caught with 256 Intel Core processors wrapped around him in cling film

Fri, 2021-07-09 02:17
As GPU prices crash after crypto-mines shut down in China, we're told

The insatiable demand for microchips amid a global supply crunch of semiconductors is perhaps behind the following smuggling capers in China that just happened to catch our eye.…

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If you've mastered Python 101, you're probably better at programming than OpenAI's prototype Codex

Fri, 2021-07-09 00:38
10 PRINT "ML won't take my job ";: GOTO 10

OpenAI warned that its Codex neural network, like the one that powers GitHub’s code-completion tool Copilot, is likely to generate source that looks plausible but is incorrect, and its performance will decrease as it grows in size.…

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Google herds FLoC back to the lab for undisclosed ad tech modifications

Thu, 2021-07-08 23:11
Privacy advocates say surgery on bird-themed system must happen in public

Google has decided to let the initial test of its FLoC ad technology conclude in a few days to work on improvements but isn't inclined to share feedback from test participants.…

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11-year-old graduate announces plans to achieve immortality by 'replacing body parts with mechanical parts'

Thu, 2021-07-08 22:41
Walking sci-fi horror movie plot wants to look inside boffin brains to find way to help ailing grandparents

Eleven-year-old Laurent Simons has become the second-youngest college graduate in history after obtaining a bachelor's degree in physics from the University of Antwerp.…

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Linux Foundation celebrates 30 years of Torvalds' kernel with a dry T-shirt contest

Thu, 2021-07-08 21:32
Artistic types invited to submit their designs – under very specific guidelines

The Linux Foundation, not satisfied with a model that sees world+dog invited to contribute to the open-source kernel that bears its name, is asking for help on another project: designing a T-shirt to celebrate 30 years of the software – and we have little doubt El Reg readers will have some suggestions.…

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Ex-IBM whistleblower's suit back in court, 8 years after he alleged irregularities in $265m IRS software deal

Thu, 2021-07-08 20:30
Judges revive some of the claims

A long-running legal case concerning the alleged $265m mis-selling of software licences by IBM to the US tax office has a new lease of life following a ruling by the US Court of Appeal earlier this week [PDF].…

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US offers Julian Assange time in Australian prison instead of American supermax if he loses London extradition fight

Thu, 2021-07-08 19:45
Appeal against January decision to be heard by High Court

Julian Assange will remain in a British prison for now after the US government won permission to appeal against a January court ruling that freed him from extradition to America.…

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Massive 3D catzilla gets crowds purring in busy Shinjuku district of Tokyo

Thu, 2021-07-08 18:59
We'd hate to see the litter tray

A giant cat has been spotted peering down at onlookers in one of the busiest parts of Tokyo and doing what felines do best – taking catnaps.…

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Fool me OnePlus, shame on me: Chinese phone firm fingered for fiddling with performance figures – again

Thu, 2021-07-08 17:32
Company caught throttling everyday apps but leaving benchmarks, selected games alone

Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus has had the shine taken off its latest launches with tests that indicate it is once again trying to fiddle the figures on benchmark results, throttling real-world performance considerably compared to synthetic workloads.…

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UK competition watchdog sniffing around Motorola profits after delay to replace company's Airwave service

Thu, 2021-07-08 16:45
Blue-light radio network drags on, adding excess £1.2bn to telco's coffers

The UK's competition regulator is consulting on whether to launch a probe into the supply of emergency services telecoms and data networks that could deliver £1.2bn in excess profit for Motorola from 2020 to 2026.…

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Mobile carrier Telenor quits Myanmar, says coup makes doing business its way impossible

Thu, 2021-07-08 15:59
Firm tries to stand up for customers, human rights, sells to M1 and takes a bath

Norwegian telco Telenor has quit Myanmar, selling its network there because the recent military coup has made it impossible to operate on its terms in the nation.…

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ICO survey on data flouters: 50% say they receive more unwanted calls than before pandemic

Thu, 2021-07-08 14:29
Plus: Fewer people proportion agree 'current laws' sufficiently protect personal information

The dodgy use of personal data by rogue organisations in fraud and scams continues to be the biggest data protection bugbear for people in the UK, according to research from the Information Commissioners Office (ICO).…

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BT and Communication Workers Union draw up 'principles' to guide future planning on pay and redundancies

Thu, 2021-07-08 13:46
Threat of national industrial ballot in May forced telco back around negotiating table

BT says it has reached an agreement with the Communication Workers Union (CWU) over disputes concerning pay and redundancy - and in doing so looks to have averted the union's threat of running a national ballot for strike action.…

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OpenUK's latest report paints a rosy picture of open source adoption

Thu, 2021-07-08 13:02
Might be nice if a few more of those adopters turned to contributors, though

OpenUK has released the second of its three-part probe into the state of open source in Britain, finding that an overwhelming majority of businesses use the wares – but noticeably fewer are willing to contribute code back.…

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Intel's Foveros tech hits a speedbump as Lakefield gets canned – one year after launch

Thu, 2021-07-08 12:17
Innovative multi-process-node chip sandwich perhaps a little too innovative for its customers

Intel has officially discontinued Lakefield, its first Foveros-based "Hybrid Technology" processor, citing shifting demand – but is keeping mum on what that means for the Foveros concept in general.…

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YouTube's recommendation engine is pretty naff, Mozilla study finds

Thu, 2021-07-08 11:32
It even pushes videos that break the site's own content policies

The majority of YouTube videos that netizens taking part in a study said they regretted watching were recommended by the website's space-age AI algorithms.…

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Criminals prefer to WFH too: Singapore infosec agency says 43% of all crimes in the city-state happened online in 2020

Thu, 2021-07-08 11:10
The times they are a-changin'

The Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) today released data revealing that cybercrime accounted for 43 per cent of all crime in the city-state during 2020.…

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Salesforce's Patterson blazes a trail for humble-braggers everywhere

Thu, 2021-07-08 10:47
UK & I shindig has everything: Olympians, Bake-Off stars, and the ever-rising former BT boss

Gavin Patterson got his break in marketing by heading up Procter & Gamble’s promotion of its Pantene line of shampoos and conditioners and, just like his voluminous glossy hair, the Salesforce president’s proclivity for self-promotion has never really lost its shine.…

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Galaxy quest: Yet another sub-£500 phone comes to trouble mobile big dogs in the form of Realme GT 5G

Thu, 2021-07-08 10:01
Big brand flagship performance, midrange price, 3.5mm earphone port

Review Over the past five years or so, a trend has emerged in the Android space where devices priced towards the middle of the pack have specs that can compete with the most aspirational blowers.…

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