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India takes on e-commerce giants with plan for a national platform

Thu, 2021-07-08 02:58
Hopes to integrate closed platforms into giant national marketplace and make the lot open-source

India has taken aim at Amazon.com, e-commerce platforms like Shopify and even its homegrown e-tail success story Flipkart, by commencing an effort to create an “Open Network for Digital Commerce” that would offer an independent e-commerce platform spanning multiple providers.…

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Three-dozen US states plus DC sue Google over Play Store's revenue cut, payment system, and more

Thu, 2021-07-08 01:49
Chocolate Factory rolls its eyes at 'meritless' antitrust lawsuit

As expected, Google is facing a fresh legal assault regarding its Play Store, the 30 per cent cut it took from developers' revenues via the software souk, and other rules and restrictions.…

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IBM insiders say CEO Arvind Krishna downplayed impact of email troubles, asked for a week to sort things out

Thu, 2021-07-08 00:39
Behind the curtain: Server crashes, thumbs down on Slack, staff compared to shoemaker's kids, and more

IBM CEO Arvind Krishna on Wednesday addressed the company's ongoing email woes in his monthly video message to employees.…

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You've patched that critical Sage X3 ERP security hole, yeah? Not exposing the suite to the internet, either, yeah?

Wed, 2021-07-07 23:56
Details of flaws now public for miscreants to exploit

Admins of on-premises Sage X3 ERP deployments should check they're not exposing the enterprise resource planning suite to the public internet in case they fall victim to an unauthenticated command execution vulnerability.…

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Bogus Kaseya VSA patches circulate, booby-trapped with remote-access tool

Wed, 2021-07-07 23:03
Phishing campaign aims to capitalize on slow fix deployment, it seems

This month's Kaseya VSA ransomware attack took a turn for the worse on Wednesday with word that miscreants have launched a phishing campaign to ensnare victims with a remote-control tool disguised as a VSA update.…

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Prime Minister says national security advisor will probe Chinese acquisition of UK's top chip maker

Wed, 2021-07-07 21:37
Newport Wafer Fab sale to Wingtech goes under microscope

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised a national security investigation into a China-backed corporation’s takeover of Britain's largest producer of semiconductors.…

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Amazon Lumberyard is dead, long live the permissively licensed Open 3D Engine

Wed, 2021-07-07 20:43
Company donates the whole shooting match to the newly formed foundation, joins as founding member

Amazon is abandoning its Lumberyard 3D engine project before it even leaves beta, but in a way that means it could live on for years to come: it's donating it to the newly formed Open 3D Foundation for release and continued development under a permissive open-source licence.…

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Florida Man sues Facebook, Twitter, YouTube for account ban

Wed, 2021-07-07 20:20
Golf fan has opinions on America's First Amendment and Section 230

A Florida man held a press conference at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, on Wednesday to announce the filing of lawsuits against Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, and corresponding executives Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, and Sundar Pichai – who runs YouTube's parent company.…

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Microsoft defends intrusive dialog in Visual Studio Code that asks if you really trust the code you've been working on

Wed, 2021-07-07 18:55
'All the subtlety of a GDPR cookie banner and the charm of Clippy'

Visual Studio Code program manager Chris Dias has defended an intrusive new "Workspace Trust" dialog, saying it is to "raise awareness that there are many attack opportunities when you download code from the internet."…

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Microsoft struggles to wake from its PrintNightmare: Latest print spooler patch can be bypassed, researchers say

Wed, 2021-07-07 18:18
I pity the spool

Any celebrations that Microsoft's out-of-band patch had put a stop PrintNightmare shenanigans may have been premature.…

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NASA readies commands to switch on Hubble's back-up hardware

Wed, 2021-07-07 17:55
Observatory might be able to spot distant stars, but it can't hear a bunch of engineers holding their breath

NASA is preparing to have another crack at restoring the veteran Hubble telescope to service with a multi-day test of procedures to fire up back-up hardware aboard the spacecraft.…

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Oi! Our British Airways data breach compo sueball is still going, shouts rival law firm

Wed, 2021-07-07 17:10
Yesterday's settlement was just one of the bigger firms

The British Airways data breach not-quite-a-class-action hasn't ended after all, a rival to yesterday's law firm has told The Register.…

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After 15 years and $500m, the US Navy decides it doesn't need shipboard railguns after all

Wed, 2021-07-07 15:45
Pentagon feels it can counter Chinese electromagnetic projectiles with stuff it already has or will have shortly

After more than 15 years of R&D, and half a billion dollars of funding, the United States Navy has decided to give up on the prospect of mounting enormous railguns on its ships. For the moment, at least.…

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Report shines light on REvil's depressingly simple tactics: Phishing, credential-stuffing RDP servers... the usual

Wed, 2021-07-07 15:00
And those multimillion-dollar payouts

Palo Alto Networks' global threat intelligence team, Unit 42, has detailed the tactics ransomware group REvil has employed to great impact so far this year – along with an estimation of the multimillion-dollar payouts it's receiving.…

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Boffins say they've improved on algorithm for dynamic load balancing of server workloads

Wed, 2021-07-07 14:15
Not too soon, either. Levels of internet traffic seen in 2017 will have tripled by 2022

Professor Mikkel Thorup of the University of Copenhagen claims his research team has vastly improved a dynamic load balancing algorithm for server workloads that is already used by tech giants like Google and Vimeo.…

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Nvidia launches Cambridge-1, UK's most powerful supercomputer, in Arm's neighbourhood

Wed, 2021-07-07 13:30
Plus: free supercomputing for 5 healthcare partners. Charm offensive to support Arm takeover plans?

Nvidia has launched its Cambridge-1 supercomputer, with a focus on AI for healthcare, as part of larger plans to boost AI research in the university city itself and more widely across the UK.…

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Hoe yes he did: IT pro record-botherer balances garden tool on his head for 2.5 hours

Wed, 2021-07-07 12:50
Adds to soap-stacking, egg-catching, chess-setting, and many more titles

A US techie is today raking in global adulation after balancing a garden hoe on his head for more than two and a half hours.…

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UK's data watchdog probes use of private email to discuss government business at the Department of Health

Wed, 2021-07-07 12:15
Information Commissioner cites loss of transparency as reason for inquiry

The UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has opened an official inquiry into the misuse of private email accounts at the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC).…

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Audacity fork maintainer quits over harassment allegations after 4chan losers took issue with 'Tenacity' name

Wed, 2021-07-07 11:45
Pseudonymous engineer claims people were coming to his house

Efforts to wrest control of the open-source Audacity audio editing project from corporate owner Muse Group have hit a stumbling block after the maintainer of one of the more popular forks stepped down over alleged physical harassment.…

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Jackie 'You have no authority here' Weaver: We need more 50-somethings in UK tech

Wed, 2021-07-07 11:15
Lack of older workers probably means they need to reskill, says BCS survey

Jackie Weaver – whose forthright handling of a local parish council planning meeting went viral earlier this year – has added her voice to concerns that there aren't enough "people of a certain age" in IT.…

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