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You can 'go your own way' over GDPR, says UK's new Information Commissioner

Mon, 2021-09-13 09:15
Tells committee: I know I said Facebook was 'morally bankrupt' but...

The incoming head of the UK's data watchdog has "gone on the record" to say he will be fair and impartial in his dealings with tech companies despite once describing Facebook as "morally bankrupt pathological liars."…

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Ghosts in the machine learning pipeline will be impossible to exorcise

Mon, 2021-09-13 08:30
Who wants to live forever? It could be the offer you can't refuse

Opinion Tech rarely touches the soul. It enrages when social media pours petrol on hotheads. It inspires when Hubble comes back to life and delivers more cosmic awe. It pays our bills when we work in it, and it empties our pockets when we drunk-eBay that vintage console game collection. But when it brings back a dead lover?…

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You want us to make a change? We can do it, but it'll cost you...

Mon, 2021-09-13 07:30
How does $100k per character sound? And that's just for labour

Who, Me? Wave a cheery goodbye to the weekend, and start the week with a hot beverage, a pastry or two and a freshly unearthed tale from the Who, Me? catacombs.…

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Off yer bike: Apple warns motorcycles could shake iPhone cameras out of focus forever

Mon, 2021-09-13 06:58
Claims they're 'designed for durability' but users report kit dies in months – even on mountain bikes

Apple has advised motorcycle-riding iPhone owners that their metal steeds might damage their smartphones after prolonged exposure to engine vibration – but users report total dysfunction after even less frenetic vibrations.…

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IBM's former Chinese Power Systems partner sues for theft of customer data

Mon, 2021-09-13 06:01
Alleges IBM China staff had access to confidential info and took it with them to new Inspur operation

IBM has been sued for trade secret misappropriation by a Chinese company called Beijing Neu Cloud Oriental System Technology Co., Ltd, over "fraudulent and unfair business practices" that allegedly saw Big Blue encourage use of Neu Cloud's customer information by staffers at server-maker Inspur.…

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South Korea to sign up for Digital Economic Partnership Agreement

Mon, 2021-09-13 03:55
NZ, Singapore, and Chile are other - and smaller - current signatories to pact that's hoped to set regional agendas, so this is a fillip

South Korea has initiated the process of joining the Digital Economic Partnership Agreement (DEPA), an expanding regional bloc of nations that seek to establish key rules and strengthen cooperation for digital trade.…

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Linus Torvalds admits to 'self-inflicted damage' with '-Werror' as Linux 5.15 rc1 debuts

Mon, 2021-09-13 02:09
'One of the messier merge windows' means the new stuff might sneak in next week

Linus Torvalds has loosed the first release candidate for version 5.15 of the Linux kernel, with but isn't sure if it's a big 'un or nothing to get excited about.…

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This is not the tech unicorn you are looking for... and other stories

Sun, 2021-09-12 09:46
Another weekly digest of strangeness from around the world that you may have missed

Roundup Welcome to our weekly conclave of chaos and confusion as we collate another bunch of odd and unusual tales from the past seven days and present them to you in the manner of a small and grubby child handing a bunch of crumpled, hand-picked flowers to a slightly intoxicated aunt.…

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WhatsApp to offer end-to-end encrypted backups in iCloud, Google Drive with user-managed keys

Sat, 2021-09-11 01:21
Funny how 'privacy-focused' Apple and Google haven't managed that

Facebook's WhatsApp on Friday said users will soon be able to store end-to-end (E2E) encrypted backups of their chat history on Google Drive in Android or Apple iCloud in iOS, with an option to self-manage the encryption key.…

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DoorDash, Grubhub, Uber Eats sue NYC for trying to permanently cap delivery fees

Fri, 2021-09-10 23:59
We'll just hike the prices for customers, otherwise. Happy now?

Three of biggest US food delivery outfits – DoorDash, Uber Eats, and Grubhub – have sued New York City to stop it enforcing a limit on the fees they can extract from restaurants.…

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Sort-of Epic win as judge kills Apple ban on apps linking to outside payment systems

Fri, 2021-09-10 20:48
Games maker weakens iGiant's control over iOS, loses its antitrust claims

Analysis Epic Games on Friday won a Pyrrhic victory against Apple in its antitrust lawsuit, with US District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers ruling that Apple must allow developers to tell customers about third-party payments systems.…

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Hey – how did you get in here? Number one app security weakness of 2021 was borked access control, says OWASP

Fri, 2021-09-10 18:35
Org releases its top ten list of bad things software vendors do

The Open Web App Security Project has released its Top Ten list of vulnerabilities in web software, as part of the general movement to make software less painfully insecure at the design stage.…

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Microsoft releases new Windows 11 builds, confirms running on an Apple M1 'is not a supported scenario'

Fri, 2021-09-10 17:32
Old proverb: If Windows crashes on a Surface Pro X, will anyone see the bugcheck?

Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 11 on Apple's M1 is not "a supported scenario" for the OS that stands to bring so much joy to OEMs.…

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RAF chief: Our Reaper drones (sorry, SkyGuardians) stand ready to help British councils

Fri, 2021-09-10 16:26
There's no council tax infringement a Brimstone missile can't punish

The Royal Air Force is set to start testing its rebranded Reaper drones in UK skies over the next few weeks – and senior officers are planning to make them available to local councils.…

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Lenovo blames 'firmware' issue for blank-screened Smart Displays, says Google's working on a fix – 6 months after complaints started

Fri, 2021-09-10 15:38
Home assistant little more than an expensive plastic brick for some owners

Lenovo says it is still waiting on Google to fix a “firmware issue” that has left some owners of its Lenovo Smart Displays and Smart Clocks with blank screens, almost five months after the problem was first reported.…

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Right to contest automated AI decision under review as part of UK government data protection consultation

Fri, 2021-09-10 14:35
Right not to be subjected to solely automated decisions might not be keeping pace with 'data-driven economy' says document

The UK government has launched a consultation that suggests it could water down individuals' rights to challenge decisions made about them by artificial intelligence.…

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The magic TUPE roundabout: Council, Wipro, Northgate all deny employing Unix admins in outsourcing muddle

Fri, 2021-09-10 13:45
Employment judge points finger at Northgate – trial to follow

A pair of Unix sysadmins have claimed a botched TUPE job transfer left them stuck between three organisations which all denied responsibility for employing them.…

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T-Systems and Google Cloud building 'sovereign cloud services' for Germany

Fri, 2021-09-10 13:01
Sovereign according to Google's definition, that is

Google Cloud and T-Systems are to create what the companies call a "sovereign cloud offering" for Germany, though details are sketchy and it may not be digital sovereignty as the term is normally understood.…

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Music festivals are back in the UK. So is the background bork

Fri, 2021-09-10 12:15
Stage fright? Or the knowledge that Windows is lurking behind you

Bork!Bork!Bork! Bork goes backstage today as the revival of music festivals in the UK heralds the return of background borkage.…

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Spot the dog? No, we couldn't either because Spot is a robot employed by United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority

Fri, 2021-09-10 10:43
Plans to send remote devices to work at 70-year-old decommissioned nuclear power station may not be so barking

Tired of doing parkour on the internet, robots from Boston Dynamics have been deployed at UK nuclear facilities to carry out routine tasks in dangerous environments.…

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