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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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Dell bigwig: Expect another 6 months of supply woes. Oh, hello Windows 11

Thu, 2021-07-08 09:15
It's partly for a good reason, though: vaccines

Semicondcutor supply chain problems are set to continue for at least another six months, according to Dell UK senior vice president and GM, Dayne Turbitt, who pointed to a surprising culprit amid surging demand.…

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In conversation with Gene Hoffman, co-creator of the internet's first ad blocker

Thu, 2021-07-08 08:30
El Reg revisits those early days of the internet and learns of the NSA tipping off Boeing about French spying

Interview Gene Hoffman is one of the founders of PrivNet, which in 1996 developed Internet Fast Forward, the internet's first commercial ad blocking software. He helped found the company as a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with the help of fellow students Mark Elrod, Jeff Harrell, and James Howard.…

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India under attack by rapidly-evolving advanced persistent threat actor SideCopy, says Cisco Talos

Thu, 2021-07-08 07:58
Gang is using custom RATs malware to target government employees, and has an interest in Pakistan, too

Cisco’s Talos security unit says it has detected an increased rate of attacks on targets on the Indian subcontinent and named an advanced persistent threat actor named SideCopy as the source.…

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Belgian boffins dump Starlink dish terminal's firmware, gain root access and a few ideas

Thu, 2021-07-08 07:27
Extra-terrestrial service probed

Belgian boffins have published a teardown of the Starlink user terminal – also known as Dishy McFlatface – in which they managed to dump the device's firmware that was housed on a eMMC card upon the PCB.…

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Huawei hits the highway as Volkswagen signs to put 4G in 30 million vehicles

Thu, 2021-07-08 06:58
A sport of patent revenue comes in handy when faced with US sanctions and 5G bans

Huawei has announced that its wireless tech is going into 30 million Volkswagen vehicles, thanks to a deal with an unnamed supplier .…

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White hats reported key Kaseya VSA flaw months ago. Ransomware outran the patch

Thu, 2021-07-08 06:19
So close, and yet so far

One of the vulnerabilities in Kaseya's IT management software VSA that was exploited by miscreants to infect up to 1,500 businesses with ransomware was reported to the vendor in April – and the patch just wasn't ready in time.…

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Not a baaa-d idea: Embracing the eunuch lifestyle slows ageing – for sheep anyway

Thu, 2021-07-08 05:04
Too big a price to pay for decelerating your epigenetic clock?

If you're a gentleman looking to counteract the effects of ageing, a new study on sheep may have the answer – but you're going to have to say goodbye to your family jewels in return for a slowdown of your DNA's ageing process.…

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Tencent using facial recognition to enforce China’s curfew on gaming kids

Thu, 2021-07-08 03:58
Accounts held in grown-ups’ names targeted if they stay up late

Chinese web giant Tencent has started using facial recognition tech to boot kids out of its games.…

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The James Webb Space Telescope, a project dating back to the late 1900s, may launch this very century

Thu, 2021-07-08 03:32
Europeans still hoping for Halloween lift-off

After years of delays, the James Webb Space Telescope may actually launch this year, having passed a "final mission analysis review," we're told.…

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