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DataStax 'pauses' AIOps database project to figure out exactly what AIOps is

Tue, 2021-02-23 09:36
Some enterprise folk less keen on cloudy machine learning

Cassandra database slinger DataStax has "paused" its AIops project, Vector, while it figures out what exactly AIops is.…

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Nominet sets the date for extraordinary meeting where members could fire CEO

Tue, 2021-02-23 08:56
Showdown over future of the .uk operator set for late March, shenanigans already alleged

The .uk registry operator Nominet has opened voting on an extraordinary measure that would see its CEO fired and non-elected members booted off its board.…

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MWC Shanghai opens with celebration of the humble smartphone's role in helping humanity cope with COVID-19

Tue, 2021-02-23 07:58
GSMA chief offers new burgers-per-year benchmark for techno-impact

GSMA Director General Mats Granryd has opened the Shanghai edition of the Mobile World Congress by saying the world “demanded global mobility around the clock” during 2020, that smartphones delivered, and by doing so showed how technology can be a force for good.…

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Microsoft sides with media groups, together they urge Europe to follow Australia's lead, make Google, Facebook pay for news article links

Tue, 2021-02-23 07:29
Already interest from MEPs, one body tells us

Microsoft and four European press industry trade groups on Monday urged the European Union to introduce new laws that would require websites like Google and Facebook to pay publishers for linking to news content on their platforms.…

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Facebook and Australia do a deal - The Social Network™ will restore news down under and even start paying for it

Tue, 2021-02-23 06:45
Relationship status changes from ‘Separated’ to somewhere between 'In a Domestic Partnership’ and 'It's Complicated'

ANALYSIS  Facebook and Australia have done a deal that will see news links returned to The Social Network™ down under.…

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NASA sends nuclear tank 293 million miles to Mars, misses landing spot by just five metres. Now watch its video

Tue, 2021-02-23 06:20
See how plucky Perseverance touched down on the unforgiving dust world

Video  NASA successfully landed its fifth robotic rover on the surface of Mars just five metres from its target, the American space agency said after releasing footage of the historic landing.…

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Microsoft staffers restive as annual employee poll lands – without questions about compensation

Tue, 2021-02-23 05:36
‘We are only insanely paid vs ludicrously paid at Google or Netflix’

If you need to talk to someone at Microsoft in a hurry over the next day or three, they may be a little slow to reply as the Windows giant has rolled out its annual internal poll for employees.…

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Does Samsung want you to buy new phones? Asking ‘cos Galaxies now get four years of security updates

Tue, 2021-02-23 04:13
Even kit from 2019 is covered and so are the modestly priced A-and-M series

Samsung has announced that all its Galaxy devices will now receive security updates for four years after initial release.…

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Apache foundation ousts TinkerPop project co-founder for tweeting 'offensive humor that borders on hate speech'

Tue, 2021-02-23 01:37
ASF board member resigns in protest of org's online chatter 'policing'

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) has removed Marko Rodriguez from the TinkerPop project he co-founded because his provocative Twitter posts were said to have violated the ASF Code of Conduct.…

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The perils of non-disclosure? China 'cloned and used' NSA zero-day exploit for years before it was made public

Tue, 2021-02-23 00:50
Check Point says Beijing 'reconstructed' Equation Group's hacking tool long before leak

A zero-day exploit said to have been developed by the NSA was cloned and used by Chinese government hackers on Windows systems years before the cyber-weapon was leaked online, it is claimed.…

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Whistleblowers: Inmates due for release are kept locked up behind bars thanks to inflexible prison software

Mon, 2021-02-22 21:29
It's not a bug, it's a feature you need to put in a change request to alter, says developer

Prison inmates in Arizona who should be eligible for release remain incarcerated because the state's inmate management software can't handle sentence adjustments.…

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Huawei's new Mate X2 foldable phone costs almost $2,800

Mon, 2021-02-22 18:37
Bit derivative, though

Talent borrows, genius steals. With that in mind, here's Huawei's first new pholdable in almost two years*: the Huawei Mate X2.…

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NurseryCam hacked, company shuts down IoT camera service

Mon, 2021-02-22 17:30
Real names, usernames, and what appears to be SHA-1 hashed passwords exposed

Daycare camera product NurseryCam was hacked late last week with the person behind the digital break-in coming forward to tip us off.…

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Slow your roll: LG reportedly puts new smartphone on ice as it mulls future in market

Mon, 2021-02-22 16:26
Display-tastic firm's work on flashy CES kit said to have been paused

LG has reportedly put its novel rollable phone on ice, telling suppliers to pause work on the project as it re-examines the long-term viability of its loss-making mobile business.…

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Microsoft plugs Active Directory authentication into AKS on Azure Stack HCI

Mon, 2021-02-22 15:30
Begone foul stash for the secret hash

Microsoft has issued an update for its Azure Kubernetes Service on Azure Stack HCI software that adds integration with Active Directory.…

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Doctor, I think I have an HDMI: Apple starts investigating M1 Mac Mini graphics issues

Mon, 2021-02-22 14:31
Time to do a test for clear media after world+dog starts seeing pink squares

Apple is investigating a weird graphical glitch in the latest M1 Mac Mini, which sees intrusive pink squares spontaneously appear on the display.…

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UK taxman is supposed to know how IR35 reforms work but still lost appeal against TV presenter Kaye Adams

Mon, 2021-02-22 13:46
Observers say having multiple clients works in favour of techie contractors

The UK's tax collector has lost its appeal against TV presenter Kaye Adams in a £124,000 IR35 case which, according to tax experts, could have implications for IT contractors.…

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Planespotters’ weekends turn traumatic as engine pieces fall from the sky in the Netherlands and the US

Mon, 2021-02-22 13:03
It’s a bird, it’s a plane… holy crap there’s a nacelle in my kitchen

In what can only be described as a bad day for Boeing, not one but two of its planes suffered engine fire and began shedding parts along their respective flight paths.…

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I'm fired: Google AI in meltdown as ethics unit co-lead forced out just weeks after coworker ousted

Mon, 2021-02-22 12:21
Plus: IBM reportedly trying to sell Watson AI Health, and more

In brief  Google has finished its probe into the controversial ousting of Timnit Gebru, co-leader of its Ethical AI unit. The ad giant promised to implement new procedures around “potentially sensitive employee exits,” though it did not make its findings public.…

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Facebook and Apple are toying with us, and it's scarcely believable

Mon, 2021-02-22 11:26
What to do when companies think they own their customers

Column  Towards the turn of the century, my girlfriend revealed what she wanted more than anything else: a Tamagotchi. She added, in terms that revealed a good working knowledge of the Lysistrata, that it was my job to get her one.…

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