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China reveals plan to pump out positive news about itself. Let's see what happens when that lands with social media fact-checkers

Thu, 2021-06-03 04:57
Xi Jinping says it’s time the world learned Marxism works, socialism is good, and China is really nice

Analysis Chinese state-controlled media have revealed that the nations’ rulers have decided it’s time for a charm offensive.…

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Tencent Cloud adds second data centre in Germany, Thailand, and Japan, plus a third in Hong Kong

Thu, 2021-06-03 03:58
Plans to grow capacity in all 27 regions by 30 percent in 2021

Chinese web giant Tencent has announced its cloud service has expanded its presence in Germany, Thailand, Hong Kong, and Japan.…

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Japan to dangle as many Yen as it takes to lure chipmakers to its shores

Thu, 2021-06-03 02:58
National growth strategy also prioritises low power distributed data centres

Japanese prime minister Yoshihide Suga has outlined a national growth strategy that will include doing whatever it takes to lure semiconductor manufacturers to the nation’s shores.…

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Oracle accused of eating software maker's lunch with hostile hiring, trade secret theft

Thu, 2021-06-03 00:28
CentralSquare says Big Red raided it for key staff

CentralSquare Technologies, a Florida-based maker of software for public safety officials, sued Oracle on Tuesday claiming that the database giant has been poaching key employees in an effort to build its business selling software to law enforcement and justice organizations.…

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IBM Cloud messes up again: Customers sent same warning email 25 times in 40 minutes

Wed, 2021-06-02 23:23
Ironically, they’re all advance notice of maintenance that's promised to improve resilience

IBM Cloud is having another challenging day, this time sending customers word of upcoming maintenance work 20 or more times – and even to those who don’t use the services that will soon be patched.…

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Deadline draws near to avoid auto-joining Amazon's mesh network Sidewalk

Wed, 2021-06-02 23:05
'A stalker can abuse it to stalk people better. There are no mitigations mentioned'

Owners of Amazon Echo assistants and Ring doorbells have until June 8 to avoid automatically opting into Sidewalk, the internet giant's mesh network that taps into people's broadband and may prove to be a privacy nightmare.…

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The common factor in all your failed job applications: Your CV

Wed, 2021-06-02 21:01
Top tips from an insider in the tech recruitment game

Comment It has been a decade since we first demonstrated that IT pros' resumes were a bit crap, and so here's an update to help you get real about how you present yourself in 2021.…

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Stack Overflow acquired for $1.8bn by Prosus (no, me neither)

Wed, 2021-06-02 19:35
Q&A community ponders life as an enterprise education resource

Prosus NV, a Netherlands-based consumer internet conglomerate, on Wednesday said it plans to acquire online Q&A community Stack Overflow for $1.8bn.…

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Ahem, Huawei, your USB LTE stick has a vuln. I SAID AHEM, Huawei, are you listening?

Wed, 2021-06-02 18:35
Embarrassing flaw in E3372 device finally patched

Huawei has belatedly fixed a mild vulnerability in a USB connectivity dongle spotted by Trustwave after The Register intervened.…

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Code contributions to GCC no longer have to be assigned to FSF, says compiler body

Wed, 2021-06-02 17:45
It's not me, it's GNU

The GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) Steering Committee has lifted a long-standing requirement that all code contributions must be assigned to the FSF (Free Software Foundation).…

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Learn how to explore the solar system ... or just your own data lake

Wed, 2021-06-02 17:00
AWS Innovation Day promises to accelerate your business into the cloud and beyond

Promo Who wouldn’t want to learn about reusable spacecraft, 3D printing and manufacturing in orbit, and malaria fighting drones – and what they all mean for your business?…

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JBS Foods ransomware gang: White House 'engaging directly' with Russia about attack on massive meat producer

Wed, 2021-06-02 15:57
Aussie cops start probe and FBI and USDA lend a hand

Australian police are investigating a ransomware attack at the facilities of JBS Foods — one of the largest producers of meat in the world – as the White House fingers Russia-based cybercriminals.…

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You were supposed to be watching him. Letters from SEC claim Tesla breached deal to police Elon Musk's tweets

Wed, 2021-06-02 15:12
2020 missives from American securities regulator to car firm revealed

The SEC has repeatedly found itself frustrated by the bombastic tweets of Tesla CEO Elon Musk. And letters from the regulator have revealed that two of Musk’s postings were in breach of a previous settlement.…

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UK Special Forces soldiers' personal data was floating around WhatsApp in a leaked Army spreadsheet

Wed, 2021-06-02 14:28
Bizarre promotion practice leads to near-inevitable breach

Exclusive An astonishing data security blunder saw the personal data of Special Forces soldiers circulating around WhatsApp in a leaked British Army spreadsheet.…

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Too easy. Microsoft introduces moderation for Winget package repo after spike in bad submissions

Wed, 2021-06-02 14:01
Belated recognition that maybe, just maybe, someone should check submissions to official Windows package receptacle

Microsoft has introduced human moderation for packages submitted to the repository for its newly released Winget package manager, following a spike in duplicate and/or bad submissions.…

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Bull in a cosmos shop: Edinburgh uni boffins strike Epyc deal with Atos for BullSequana supercomputer

Wed, 2021-06-02 13:02
Time running out for secrets of cosmos to remain hidden

Boffins at the University of Edinburgh will soon be able to get their hands on a new high-powered supercomputer to help them "unlock the secrets of the universe" following a deal with European tech outfit Atos.…

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Hyper-V bug that could crash 'big portions of Azure cloud infrastructure': Code published

Wed, 2021-06-02 12:14
Now patched: 'A function that can be called with attacker-controlled data (which it shouldn't) and dereference twice a pointer (boom)'

Security researchers have posted proof of concept code that exploits a recently patched vulnerability in Microsoft's Hyper-V hypervisor. The bug enables code in the guest to crash the host, and in some circumstances compromise the host's security.…

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South Korea's first fully indigenous rocket now on launch pad, ready for tests

Wed, 2021-06-02 11:31
Plans test launch this year, satellite-lifting in 2022 and moonshot not long after

South Korea has revealed a test version of a locally developed rocket with satellite launch capabilities.…

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OpenPGP library RNP updates after Thunderbird decrypt-no-recrypt bug squashed

Wed, 2021-06-02 10:44
Not the obvious function, the other obvious function

OpenPGP project RNP has patched its flagship product after Mozilla Thunderbird, a major user, was found to be saving users’ private keys in plain text.…

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It's the UK contractor tax factor: IR35 outsiders gaining leverage in skills market, survey finds

Wed, 2021-06-02 10:03
New tax rules see a hike in use of umbrella companies - another can of worms

Contractors able to continue working outside the IR35 regulations are gaining leverage in the market and succeeding in punting their scarce skills, according to a survey.…

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