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Meta told to pay $175m to walkie-talkie techies for infringing IP

Thu, 2022-09-22 17:30
Facebook and Instagram Live use same programming described in Voxer patents, says jury

A Texas jury this week ordered Meta Platforms to pay more than $174 million for infringing patents held by walkie-talkie techies at Voxer, who sell an iPhone app that lets you instantly send messages across the internet as you are speaking.…

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Satellite operators want option to exceed deorbiting rules

Thu, 2022-09-22 16:43
The sky is getting crowded, but some think the FCC is moving too fast to clean it up

A group of satellite operators has asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reconsider its proposed five-year window to remove orbital junk by adding language that would let them request waivers to exceed the limit. …

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GNOME hits 43: Welcome To Guadalajara

Thu, 2022-09-22 16:02
Love it or loathe it? Plus: KDE 5.26 here soon, and both desktops still working on mobile support

The third release of GNOME since the big shift of GNOME 40 is coming together – but KDE isn't getting left behind.…

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Cambodian authorities crack down on cyber slavery amid international pressure

Thu, 2022-09-22 15:15
Lured by fake jobs, victims are isolated abroad and forced to carry out crypto, romance scams and more

Authorities in Sihanoukville, Cambodia announced on Sunday that a raid last week uncovered evidence of forced labor cybercrime syndicates that participated in human trafficking and torture.…

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Larry Page's flying taxi startup Kittyhawk calls it a day

Thu, 2022-09-22 14:30
More proof, if it were needed, that not everything connected to Google is gold

"If anyone can do this, we can," burbles air taxi startup Kittyhawk's homepage, which may now need an update since the company has announced it is to cease operations.…

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Fake sites fool Zoom users into downloading deadly code

Thu, 2022-09-22 13:45
Ah, the human touch

Beware the Zoom site you don't recognize, as a criminal gang is creating multiple fake versions aimed at luring users to download malware that can steal banking data, IP addresses, and other information.…

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DXC Technology linked with private equity takeover talks

Thu, 2022-09-22 13:00
The cloud has forever changed infrastructure services landscape – just ask IBM, HPE, CSC and Atos

IT services biz DXC Technology has pulled in consultants to help senior management examine a takeover bid.…

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IT services giant Wipro fires 300 for moonlighting

Thu, 2022-09-22 12:24
Labor org points out hypocrisy of chairman with multiple directorships sacking workers for similar

Rishad Premji, executive chairman of Indian IT services giant Wipro, revealed on Wednesday that the company fired 300 employees for moonlighting with its competitors.…

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UK launches competition probe into cloud giants in digital services

Thu, 2022-09-22 11:53
All right, what's all this, then? Three of you, are there?

The UK is to scrutinize the role of Amazon, Microsoft and Google in the country's £15 billion ($16.97 billion) cloud services market, with comms regulator Ofcom warning it will take action if competition concerns are identified.…

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You've heard of the cost-of-living crisis, now get ready for the cost-of-working crisis

Thu, 2022-09-22 10:28
As employers herd staff back to the office with few perks, workers are concerned about what it'll cost them

We all must have experienced the deepening cost-of-living crisis first hand by now. But according to new research, there is a cost-of-working crisis too as employers insist staff return to the office.…

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Bank of England seeks partner to support Oracle Cloud implementation

Thu, 2022-09-22 09:26
After venturing into HCM, UK's central bank embarks on finance and procurement journey with Big Red

The UK's central bank is on the hunt for a service partner as it plans to expand its finance, procurement, and recruitment applications into the Oracle Cloud.…

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Another UK tech company bought out: Schneider Electric grabs rest of Aveva

Thu, 2022-09-22 08:30
French industrial conglomerate pays $10.75b, but already owned lion's share of industrial software specialist

Analysis Yet another major UK technology business is to pass into foreign ownership with Schneider Electric's £9.48 billion (c $10.75 billion) deal to acquire all the outstanding shares in Aveva.…

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The years were worth the wait. JWST gives us an amazing view of Neptune's rings

Thu, 2022-09-22 07:28
But uh-oh, friction faults already starting on distant probe

Pic The James Webb Space Telescope has snapped the clearest picture of Neptune, capturing its dust rings and seven moons, in more than 30 years.…

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Autumn's GTC shows who Nvidia really cares about

Thu, 2022-09-22 02:38
Hint: It’s not necessarily gamers

GTC This week’s GPU Technology Conference saw Nvidia do something we haven’t see much of from the chip designer lately: refresh a consumer product.…

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Alert: 15-year-old Python tarfile flaw lurks in 'over 350,000' code projects

Thu, 2022-09-22 01:16
Oh cool, a 5,500-day security hole

At least 350,000 open source projects are believed to be potentially vulnerable to exploitation via a Python module flaw that has remained unfixed for 15 years.…

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San Francisco cops can use private cameras to live-monitor 'significant events'

Wed, 2022-09-21 23:52
All eyes on you, and you, and you

San Francisco police are now set to use non-city-owned video cameras for real-time surveillance under a rule approved by the Board of Supervisors.…

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Meta, Google learn the art of the quiet layoff

Wed, 2022-09-21 23:22
You're not being fired, we're just unable to facilitate your sustained employment

Forget quiet quitting. Meta and Google have learned the art of the quiet layoff: telling staff to pick new roles after reorganizing or disbanding teams, and running out the clock on the reapplication process until some are left with no job.…

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Tongues wag that Softbank's Son may sell Arm to Samsung

Wed, 2022-09-21 20:54
Japanese super-tycoon to discuss 'stategic alliance' with electronics chaebol

SoftBank mogul Masayoshi Son reportedly plans to meet executives at Samsung Electronics in Seoul to discuss a partnership between the Japanese mega-conglomerate's Arm subsidiary and the South Korean foundry giant.…

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Getty bans AI-generated art due to copyright concerns

Wed, 2022-09-21 20:05
You boffins need to figure out who owns what before someone gets sued

Getty Images has banned people from uploading AI-generated pictures to its massive stock image collection, citing concerns over copyright.…

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Charter won't pay out $7b after cable installer murdered woman. Just $1b instead

Wed, 2022-09-21 19:37
US ISP still plans to appeal after latest ruling

A Dallas judge has reduced the amount Charter Communications must pay the family of a subscriber murdered by one of its Spectrum cable technicians.…

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