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 Mon, 26 Aug 2019 06:03:13 GMT YouTube algorithms mistake sparring robots for animal cruelty, gamers snooped on via Xbox AI, and more

Including another, larger GPT-2 reveal

Roundup Let's kick off this week – a four-day week for the UK – with some recent AI-related news beyond what we've already covered.…

 Mon, 26 Aug 2019 04:54:05 GMT More on that monster Cerebras AI chip, Xilinx touts 'world's largest' FPGA, and more

Including another round of 10th-gen Intel Cores

Hot Chips Now that the Hot Chips conference is over until next year, let's bring you up to speed quickly on developments from and around the Silicon Valley event.…

 Sat, 24 Aug 2019 14:30:04 GMT American ISPs fined $75,000 for fuzzing airport's weather radar by stealing spectrum

FCC also moves, albeit glacially, on robocalls

Three ISPs will be fined $25,000 apiece by America's broadband watchdog, the FCC, for interfering with weather signals in Puerto Rico.…

 Fri, 23 Aug 2019 21:58:12 GMT Google bans politics, aka embarrassing stuff that gets leaked, from internal message boards

Chocolate Factory sees some benefits in a censorship model

Google may be lax in policing policy violating videos on YouTube, but at least it's adding oversight where it's needed – to mute overly opinionated employees.…

 Fri, 23 Aug 2019 20:50:30 GMT Oracle OKs Oracle investors to sue Oracle: Put NetSuite suit before a judge – board panel

Investors peeved Larry Ellison owned 40% of the biz he paid billions in Big Red cash to buy

Three members of Oracle's board of directors say a class-action lawsuit, filed against Oracle in the US by Oracle shareholders over Oracle's 2016 acquisition of NetSuite, should go forward.…

 Fri, 23 Aug 2019 19:33:32 GMT Pokemon Go becomes Pokemon No as games biz Niantic agrees to curb trespassing addicts

It’s a class action agreement so guess who gets the $4m payout? If you guessed the plaintiffs, guess again

The programmers behind augmented-reality pest-chasing Pokemon Go have settled a class-action lawsuit in the US brought by angry homeowners who claimed the video game encouraged people to trespass on their land.…

 Fri, 23 Aug 2019 18:58:12 GMT Uncle Sam is asking Americans if they could refrain from slapping guns on their drones

Right to bear arms doesn't cover armed UAVs

If you were wondering whether your right to bear arms extends to the right to bear an armed drone, we have bad news.…

 Fri, 23 Aug 2019 18:14:34 GMT Security gone in 600 seconds: Make-me-admin hole found in Lenovo Windows laptop crapware. Delete it now

Solution Centre WONTFIX amid EOL date shenanigans

Not only has a vulnerability been found in Lenovo Solution Centre (LSC), but the laptop maker fiddled with end-of-life dates to make it seem less important – and is now telling the world it EOL'd the vulnerable monitoring software before its final version was released.…

 Fri, 23 Aug 2019 15:30:11 GMT Cybercrook hands cops £923k in Bitcoin made from selling phished deets on the dark web

27-year-old also shipped weed, flogged 'how-to' fraud guides

A hacker from Kent, England, has handed over almost a million quid in Bitcoin following a lengthy police investigation.…

 Fri, 23 Aug 2019 15:00:05 GMT Switching to edge computing needn't be a gamble. We've got some aces up our sleeves to help you make the move

Make that the winning move, are we right?

Webcast It feels as though everyone's talking about edge computing, and yet, once you've torn through all the hype and bluster, what are you left with? What actually is it?…

 Fri, 23 Aug 2019 14:00:12 GMT Contractor association blasts UK.gov guidance on hated IR35 tax law's arrival in private sector

Advice 'falls woefully short'

The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed has said UK government guidance on private sector changes to off-payroll working falls "woefully short".…

 Fri, 23 Aug 2019 13:00:09 GMT Leaked EU doc plots €100bn fund to protect European firms against international tech giants

Bawwww we don't have anything like Amazon bawwww

The European Commission wants to set up a €100bn wealth fund to invest directly in local technology companies to help businesses fight international giants like Apple, Google and Alibaba.…

 Fri, 23 Aug 2019 12:02:06 GMT Wait a minute, we're supposed to haggle! ISPs secretly want folk to haggle for broadband

11?!! This cost me 12! Do you want to ruin me?!

Just like the market stall owner in the The Life of Brian, it turns out internet service providers want customers to bargain with them to cut better deals.…

 Fri, 23 Aug 2019 11:01:13 GMT US regulators push back against White House plan to police social media censorship

New powers? No thanks

The Federal Communications Commission and Federal Trade Commission have pushed back against US President Trump's proposal to put them in charge of policing social media firms he claims are biased against right-wingers.…

 Fri, 23 Aug 2019 10:04:05 GMT Got a burning desire for a Hololens 2.0? Microsoft insists its math coprocessor won't be too hot for headgear

Ow, ow, my forehead is on fire

Hot Chips Now your humble Reg vulture is back from the Hot Chips conference in Silicon Valley, it seems right to briefly run this Microsoft development by you all.…

 Fri, 23 Aug 2019 09:05:07 GMT The story so far: How's that Autonomy High Court battle with HPE looking at half-time?

It hasn't gone away, you know

Autonomy trial Just how far has HPE come in proving its $5bn fraud allegations against former Autonomy CEO Mike Lynch and co-defendant CFO Sushovan Hussain? While the world basks in the summer sun, we had a close look at the last three months of court hearings to decide.…

 Fri, 23 Aug 2019 08:08:08 GMT GitHub upgrades two-factor authentication with WebAuthn support

Standard enables more security key options with passwordless a future possibility

GitHub has announced support for the Web Authentication (WebAuthn) security standard.…

 Fri, 23 Aug 2019 07:07:04 GMT I couldn't possibly tell you the computer's ID over the phone, I've been on A Course™

That time a PA put the 'ass' into 'asset tag'

On Call How's your Friday shaping up? Come join us for another dive into the piranha-infested waters of what we at The Register like to call On Call.…

 Fri, 23 Aug 2019 06:00:10 GMT Join us at MCubed to find out how machine learning can fight fraudsters, cut pager noise, and much more

Our practical no-hype conference on AI development

Event Whether it’s fraudsters or system crashes that keep you awake at night, join us at the MCubed conference to find out how machine learning and AI can tackle both problems.…

 Fri, 23 Aug 2019 05:03:12 GMT My god, it's full of tsars: A gun-toting Russian humanoid robot is on its way to the International Space Station

What could possibly go wrong?

Video The Russian national space agency has strapped a hefty humanoid robot weighing 160kg (353lb) to a rocket and launched it to the International Space Station.…

 Fri, 23 Aug 2019 00:53:14 GMT A Pivotal moment for VMware: Software biz gobbled up along with Carbon Black for $5bn

Meanwhile, Salesforce sees profits fall

Imaginary computer specialist VMware boosted its security and cloud software lineup today when it confirmed Thursday the purchases of Carbon Black and Pivotal Software in deals totaling around $4.8bn.…

 Thu, 22 Aug 2019 23:37:02 GMT Dion? He off: HP Inc CEO Weisler quits over 'family health matter', Lores will be High-res

Wall Street miffed at flat Q3 earnings as printer boss set to take over in November

HP Inc on Thursday reported sales of $14.6bn for its fiscal Q3 2019 financial results, up 0.1 per cent from the year-ago quarter and just shy of the $14.61bn average anticipated by Wall Street analysts.…

 Thu, 22 Aug 2019 23:14:04 GMT Steam cleaned of zero-day security holes after Valve turned off by bug bounty snub outrage

Security bod may be invited back into vuln reward program, Half-Life 3 still ain't happening

Games giant Valve is attempting to make nice with the infosec bod who disclosed zero-day exploits for vulnerabilities in Steam after the corporation refused to pay out bug bounties for the flaws.…

 Thu, 22 Aug 2019 21:14:14 GMT As browser rivals block third-party tracking, Google pitches 'Privacy Sandbox' peace plan

Disclaimer: No advertisers were harmed in making this project

On Thursday, Google reminded everyone who might have forgotten that "privacy is paramount to us" and announced an initiative called "Privacy Sandbox" that proposes paving over a few privacy pitfalls without suffocating its ad business.…

 Thu, 22 Aug 2019 20:20:09 GMT Overstock dot-gone: Surplus biz CEO now surplus to requirements, ejects after Russian spy fling, deep state rant

Resigns – or punished for telling the truth? Wake up, sheeple!

Ten days after releasing a corporate press release that raved about the deep state, men in black, and confirmed his love affair with a now-jailed Russian spy, the CEO of Overstock has quit – in similarly colorful fashion.…

 Thu, 22 Aug 2019 17:30:10 GMT Contacts-slurping Android malware sneaked onto Google Play store – twice

Could a simple automated scan have picked up open-source nasty? Hmm

Android spyware – open-source spyware, no less – has found its way onto the Google Play store, according to researchers from ESET.…

 Thu, 22 Aug 2019 16:30:10 GMT End of an era for ULA as the last Delta IV Medium rocket leaves launch pad

US sends up another GPS III spacecraft while Blighty ponders the Brexit Satellite

United Launch Alliance's last Delta IV Medium+ rocket has left the launch pad to put another GPS satellite in orbit.…

 Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:45:11 GMT Pure Storage the latest pipes 'n' plumbing playa to slash sales forecast

Look at the troubles facing legacy vendors. We're not immune either

Pure Storage has clipped forecasts for its current fiscal year due to fears over the slowdown in corporate spending that is gripping other infrastructure outfits and a sharp decline in NAND prices.…

 Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:00:10 GMT Samsung Note10+ torn apart to expose three 5G antennas: One has to pick up something

Repairability score tumbles – good luck swapping that battery

Samsung's latest and greatest Note10+ smartphone has been prodded and probed by the teardown twiddlers at iFixit. The verdict isn't great: repairing it could be worse but it could also be a whole lot better too.…

 Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:15:09 GMT What is it with hosting firms being stonewalled by Microsoft? Now it's Ionos on naughty step

Email issues dog the company formerly known as 1&1

Ionos, the hosting company formerly known as 1&1, has found itself on Microsoft's naughty list as emails from its servers won't reach Outlook.com accounts.…

 Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:00:11 GMT Tune into Nutanix's Cloud Shack of vids for a rewarding experience – top info, free gear and a chance to win .NEXT tix

Learn about all hyperconvergence, multi cloud, and more

Promo Nutanix invites you to its summertime Cloud Shack – an eight-part series of videos on hot topics such as hyperconvergence, business application management, storage, virtualization, networking, and multi-cloud deployments.…

 Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:15:10 GMT Electric vehicles won't help UK meet emissions targets: Time to get out and walk, warn MPs

Blighty not even on track for legally binding 2023-2032 levels

Electronic cars will not help the UK government meet its carbon emissions target, with MPs warning people will have to ditch their cars entirely.…

 Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:15:09 GMT Shhh! Microsoft, Intel, Google and more sign up to the Confidential Computing Consortium

You can make your own joke about foxes and hen houses...

The Linux Foundation has signed up the likes of Microsoft and Google for its Confidential Computing Consortium, a group with the laudable goal of securing sensitive data.…

 Thu, 22 Aug 2019 11:30:14 GMT Devs invited to bake 'Run on Google Cloud' button into git repos... By Google, of course

An offer you can refuse?

Google has come up with a neat idea to promote its serverless container service, Cloud Run, by asking developers to incorporate a "Run on Google Cloud" button into their git repositories.…

 Thu, 22 Aug 2019 10:47:10 GMT TalkTalk's voice-over is writing speeds that its text can't match: Ad pulled from broadcast

Mere threat of time on naughty step has ISP redrafting

An advert for TalkTalk broadband has been taken down for promoting incorrect speeds, The Register can confirm.…

 Thu, 22 Aug 2019 10:02:11 GMT Brit rocketeer Skyrora reckons it'll be orbital in 3 years – that is, if UK government plays ball

El Reg speaks to small-sat upstart in Edinburgh

Interview With two launches of the SkyLark Nano under its belt, Skyrora aim to go orbital in the coming years - assuming UK Parliament keeps up. The Register had a chat with the Brit rocketeer at its Edinburgh HQ to learn more.…

 Thu, 22 Aug 2019 09:06:10 GMT Gartner awakens from trance, tells huddled villagers: 5G revenue will almost double to $4.2bn next year!

It has been foretold!

IT prophesier Gartner has performed its ritual reading of market omens to foretell next year's global 5G network infrastructure revenue. The hype wizards reckon that in 2020 the market will hit $4.2bn, an 89 per cent increase from 2019 revenue of $2.2bn.…

 Thu, 22 Aug 2019 08:08:14 GMT Buying a Chromebook? Don't forget to check that best-before date

Google's little-known Auto Update Expiration D-Day leaves users bereft of auto software refreshes and more – here's how to check yours

It is unlikely to be printed on the box, but every Chromebook has an "Auto Update Expiration (AUE) Date" after which the operating system is unsupported by Google.…

 Thu, 22 Aug 2019 07:05:12 GMT Don't trust Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency, boffins warn: Zuck & Co know that hash is king

It's not about the money, it's about the identifiers

Analysis Facebook's proposed digital currency Libra, and its accompanying digital wallet Calibra, should be scrutinized not only by financial regulators – as lawmakers in the US and Europe have already started to do – but by national entities concerned with law, public safety and defense.…

 Thu, 22 Aug 2019 06:00:05 GMT How Lego, Bayer and iRobot use serverless tech to get ahead – find out with us this autumn

Book now: Serverless Computing London early-bird ticket offer ends soon

Event When you're getting to grips with new technology, there’s nothing like learning from experts who’ve done it before. And when those folks hail from some of the most well-known companies in the world, all the better.…

 Thu, 22 Aug 2019 05:16:06 GMT Disgruntled bug-hunter drops Steam zero-day to get back at Valve for refusing him a bounty

EoP bug now free for the world to see after bounty was rejected

A security bod angry at Valve's handling of bug reports has disclosed a zero-day vulnerability affecting the games giant's flagship Steam app.…

 Thu, 22 Aug 2019 00:18:30 GMT The Joy of Six... critical security patches: Cisco small biz switches open to hijacking via web UI

Plus UCS and other gear need updates

Cisco has emitted a fresh round of software updates to address security holes in its network switches and controllers.…

 Wed, 21 Aug 2019 22:54:10 GMT Cali court backs ex-Apple engineer who says he invented Find My iPhone and Passbook

Computing giant labeled 'ungenerous' for fighting lawsuit

Apple has lost its bid to dismiss a former employee's lawsuit over claims he invented services like Find My iPhone and Passbook but was not included on patents subsequently filed by the tech giant.…

 Wed, 21 Aug 2019 22:28:17 GMT Finally. Thanks so much, nerds. Google, Apple, Mozilla end government* internet spying for good

* Terms and conditions apply. Offer not valid outside Kazakhstan. Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up payments

On Wednesday, Google, Apple, and Mozilla said their web browsers will block the Kazakhstan root Certificate Authority (CA) certificate – following reports that ISPs in the country have required customers to install a government-issued certificate that enables online spying.…

 Wed, 21 Aug 2019 20:56:55 GMT Eighty-year-old US 'web scam man' on the run after pocketing $250,000 in Dem 'donations'

Feds claim John Pierre Dupont created fundraising websites supposedly for Beto O'Rourke, others, then nicked the dosh

A man facing criminal charges for bilking US voters out of $250,000 by accepting donations for politicians, including Beto O'Rourke, is on the run.…

 Wed, 21 Aug 2019 19:53:11 GMT Here's a top tip: Don't trust the new person – block web domains less than a month old. They are bound to be dodgy

Better to be aggressive and safe than sorry

IT admins could go a long way towards protecting their users from malware and other dodgy stuff on the internet if they ban access to any web domain less than a month old.…

 Wed, 21 Aug 2019 19:00:09 GMT Sueball claims Tesla solar panels are so effective, they started fires at Walmart stores

Supermarket biz wants them torn out at Musk firm's expense

American supermarket chain Walmart is suing Tesla over claims that solar panels supplied by Elon Musk's company keep setting its shops on fire.…

 Wed, 21 Aug 2019 18:00:11 GMT US soldier cleared of taking armoured vehicle out for joyride – because he's insane, court says

60-mile Virginia roadtrip thankfully ended peacefully

A US Army officer who "borrowed" an armoured vehicle to go on a joyride has been cleared of wrongdoing by a military court – by "reason of insanity".…

 Wed, 21 Aug 2019 17:00:13 GMT Brit-built trundlebot eyeing up a July 2020 launch as cams fitted to ExoMars mission rover

Now, about those parachutes...

While ESA continues to grapple with balky parachutes ahead of the ExoMars 2020 mission, the cameras for the Rosalind Franklin rover have been fitted to the British-built trundlebot.…

 Wed, 21 Aug 2019 16:02:24 GMT A challenger appears: Taiwanese devs' answer to Gemini PDA wraps a Raspberry Pi in a tablet

Portable Linux with fully open-source hardware in the CutiePi

A team of Taiwanese engineers is planning to release an eight-inch tablet based on the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3+.…


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 Mon, 24 Jun 2019 06:00:00 EDT Codete to Exhibit at @CloudEXPO | @CodeteGmbH @KPrzystalski #Cloud #FinTech #AI #Blockchain #MachineLearning #ArtificialIntelliegence
Codete accelerates their clients growth through technological expertise and experience. Codite team works with organizations to meet the challenges that digitalization presents. Their clients include digital start-ups as well as established enterprises in the IT industry. To stay competitive in a highly innovative IT industry, strong R&D departments and bold spin-off initiatives is a must. Codete Data Science and Software Architects teams help corporate clients to stay up to date with the modern business digitalization solutions. Achieve up to 50% early-stage technological process development cost cutdown with science and R&D-driven investment strategy with Codete's support.

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 Sun, 16 Jun 2019 23:00:00 EDT Are You Ready for GDPR? | @CloudEXPO @CalligoCloud #HybridCloud #CIO #GDPR #Serverless #DataCenter #Compliance
In his general session at 21st Cloud Expo, Greg Dumas, Calligo’s Vice President and G.M. of US operations, discussed the new Global Data Protection Regulation and how Calligo can help business stay compliant in digitally globalized world. Greg Dumas is Calligo's Vice President and G.M. of US operations. Calligo is an established service provider that provides an innovative platform for trusted cloud solutions. Calligo’s customers are typically most concerned about GDPR compliance, application performance guarantees & data privacy.

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 Sat, 08 Jun 2019 14:00:00 EDT CloudBlue | Ingram Micro to Exhibit at @CloudEXPO | @IngramMicroInc #HybridCloud #HybridIT #AI #AIOps #SaaS #PaaS #DigitalTransformation
After years of investments and acquisitions, CloudBlue was created with the goal of building the world's only hyperscale digital platform with an increasingly infinite ecosystem and proven go-to-market services. The result? An unmatched platform that helps customers streamline cloud operations, save time and money, and revolutionize their businesses overnight. Today, the platform operates in more than 45 countries and powers more than 200 of the world's largest cloud marketplaces, managing more than 27 million enterprise cloud subscriptions valued at more than $1 billion in revenue.

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 Fri, 07 Jun 2019 12:00:00 EDT Trend Micro to Exhibit at @CloudEXPO | #Cloud #CIO #AI #SaaS #IoT #IIoT #RTC #AIOps #Telecom #Security #Infosec #DigitalTransformation
Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, helps to make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Our innovative solutions for consumers, businesses, and governments provide layered security for data centers, cloud workloads, networks, and endpoints. All our products work together to seamlessly share threat intelligence and provide a connected threat defense with centralized visibility and investigation, enabling better, faster protection. With more than 6,000 employees in 50 countries and the world’s most advanced global threat research and intelligence, Trend Micro enables organizations to secure their connected world. For more information, visit www.trendmicro.com.

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 Thu, 06 Jun 2019 20:30:00 EDT How to Sponsor @DevOpsSUMMIT | #CloudNative #Serverless #DevOps #APM #DataCenter #Monitoring #Kubernetes
Cloud-Native thinking and Serverless Computing are now the norm in financial services, manufacturing, telco, healthcare, transportation, energy, media, entertainment, retail and other consumer industries, as well as the public sector. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long development cycles that produce software that is obsolete at launch. DevOps may be disruptive, but it is essential. DevOpsSUMMIT at CloudEXPO expands the DevOps community, enable a wide sharing of knowledge, and educate delegates and technology providers alike.

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