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Total recall: Amazon faces legal action from US consumer protection group over hazardous goods

Thu, 2021-07-15 18:45
24-page complaint lists thousands of products deemed to be unsafe

Amazon is facing legal action in the US from a consumer protection group over the sale of allegedly faulty goods including carbon monoxide detectors and hairdryers.…

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Russia's Elbrus has a RISC-V competitor as Yadro prepares native chips for launch

Thu, 2021-07-15 17:15
Rostec throws rubles on the table for a possible 60,000 units a year

Russia's Yadro and subsidiary Syntacore have announced an effort to develop homegrown processors based on the free and open RISC-V architecture.…

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Annoyed US regulator warns it might knock SpaceX's shiny new Texas tower down

Thu, 2021-07-15 16:30
'It's only for building rockets, what's it got to do with you?' pouts stroppy interplanetary aspirant biz

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has warned SpaceX it has not completed an environmental review of a new tower currently under construction at its launch site in Boca Chica, Texas, indicating the tower might have to be demolished.…

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This is the data watchdog! Surrender your Matt Hancock smoochy-kiss pics right now!

Thu, 2021-07-15 15:45
ICO raids homes, seizes computers after UK Department of Health leak

Two homes in South England have been searched by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) today after pictures of former health secretary Matt Hancock kissing a colleague appeared in a Brit newspaper.…

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Oh SUSE Q2. Oh SUSE Q2. Pay IPO shares bread, it leaves you in the red, SUSE Q2

Thu, 2021-07-15 15:01
Linux wrangler's post-$500m Rancher acquisition numbers otherwise 'in line with expectations'

Veteran Linux wrangler SUSE has swung into the red largely due to shares-based payments related to its lacklustre IPO in May.…

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Regulating facial recognition technology? It's the 'Wild West out there,' says US law boffin

Thu, 2021-07-15 14:16
House Committee on the Judiciary told until there is a proper regime, there will be 'misuse, and mistrust' of the tech

The role of facial-recognition technology (FRT) was put under the microscope earlier this week after the US House Committee on the Judiciary heard evidence about how it's used by law enforcement agencies.…

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LibreOffice 7.2 release candidate reveals effort to be Microsoft-compatible

Thu, 2021-07-15 13:30
Also: New built-in UNO inspector. What's UNO? Read on...

The Document Foundation has released LibreOffice 7.2 RC1, including a large number of fixes intended to improve import and export compatibility with Microsoft Office.…

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Facebook pulls plug on mind-reading neural interface that restored a user's speech

Thu, 2021-07-15 12:48
Stroke victim 'talks' for first time in 16 years, but The Social Network can't see a route to market

Facebook is abandoning a project to develop a brain-computer interface (BCI), even as the researchers it funded have showcased the device helping someone with severe speech loss communicate with nothing more than thought.…

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How many Brits have deleted life-saving track and trace app from their phones? No idea, junior minister tells MPs

Thu, 2021-07-15 12:15
After a troubled birth, infamous but effective code becomes an inconvience

UK government has admitted it is in the dark about how many citizens have downloaded the NHS Test and Trace App or switched off their Bluetooth that renders it obselete.…

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Nuclear cloud: UK's reactor cleanup crew awards Softcat reseller deal for Microsoft licences, Azure services

Thu, 2021-07-15 11:45
What's another £33.6m when entire programme projected to cost £132bn?

The UK's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has awarded a £33.6m contract to London Stock Exchange-listed reseller Softcat for Microsoft software licences and Azure cloud services.…

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United, Mesa airlines order 200 electric 19-seater aircraft for short-hop flights

Thu, 2021-07-15 11:15
Sorry, how much do you charge?!

America's United Airlines and regional carrier Mesa Airlines have together ordered 200 electric aircraft from an aerospace startup for short-distance passenger flights.…

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NortonLifeLock sniffs around Avast, announces 'advanced discussions' for acquisition

Thu, 2021-07-15 10:46
Company now has 28 days to make up its mind

NortonLifeLock, the somewhat clunky moniker adopted by the former consumer business arm of the Symantec Corporation, has announced "advanced discussions" with rival Avast over a possible merger.…

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Report sheds light on 'cocky' but 'creative' Mespinoza ransomware group

Thu, 2021-07-15 10:00
Palo Alto's Unit 42 rejects claims group has shifted to ransomware-as-a-service

Palo Alto Networks' Unit 42 has probed the methods and tactics of the Mespinoza ransomware group, finding its messaging "cocky" and its tools blessed with "creative names" – but turned up no evidence to suggest the group has shifted to ransomware-as-a-service.…

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Restoring your privacy costs money, which makes it a marker of class

Thu, 2021-07-15 09:15
Opting out of data monetisation is neither easy nor cheap

Column A colleague was recently required to spend 10 days in a public-health-mandated quarantine after authorities used credit card receipts to determine he'd visited a location that had also hosted a known coronavirus case.…

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<i>El Reg</i> visits two shrines to computing history as the UK lifts coronavirus lockdown

Thu, 2021-07-15 08:30
'Are they fearful of coming inside museums? There's a lot to consider, and I don't think we can offer any more'

Feature The National Museum of Computing and Centre for Computing History have finally reopened with the relaxing of coronavirus restrictions so The Register paid both a visit to see what had and had not changed.…

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BT to phase out 3G in UK by 2023 for EE, Plusnet, BT Mobile subscribers

Thu, 2021-07-15 07:31
Cos 4G and 5G will be all hunky-dory by then, yeah?

BT is going to wind down 3G connectivity by 2023 as it looks to increase its 4G and 5G coverage across most of the UK by 2028.…

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IPv6 <i>still</i> 5–10 years away from mainstream use, but K8s networking and multi-cloud are now real

Thu, 2021-07-15 07:04
Gartner’s latest Hype Cycle for Enterprise Networking labels network observability and SDN vendor jargon

IPv6 is still five to ten years away from ascending to analyst firm Gartner’s plateau of productivity, and remains a technology employed by only “early mainstream” users.…

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Intel and Samsung impacted as COVID closes electronics factories in Vietnam

Thu, 2021-07-15 06:31
750 cases among workers sees labour force asked to stay on-site

Saigon Hi-Tech Park, a Vietnamese electronics factory complex, has been forced to shut down and require workers to live on-site after more than 750 employees tested positive for COVID-19.…

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Microsoft solicits Clippy comeback by asking the Insta-crowd to upvote it as an icon

Thu, 2021-07-15 05:55
This may explain why Redmond recently re-filed its trademark and called Clippy SaaS

Microsoft has turned to the “wisdom” of the Instagram crowd to seek permission to restore its much-reviled Office Assistant “Clippy” to a place of prominence.…

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Microsoft extends security updates for Windows and SQL Server 2012 and 2008

Thu, 2021-07-15 05:01
Free if you move ’em to Azure, but on-prem costs will exceed licence fees in third and final year of new offer

Microsoft has announced Extended Security Updates for Windows Server 2008 and 2012, and for SQL Server 2012 – and made it free if you run them in its Azure cloud.…

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