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Scottish Environment Protection Agency refuses to pay ransomware crooks over 1.2GB of stolen data

Mon, 2021-01-18 18:35
Which is exactly what you should do

Scotland's environmental watchdog has confirmed it is dealing with an "ongoing ransomware attack" likely masterminded by international "serious and organised" criminals during the last week of 2020.…

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Debut firing of NASA's Space Launch System core stage cut short following 'Major Component Failure'

Mon, 2021-01-18 17:48
This is why we test

The Moon moved a little further from NASA over the weekend as the first firing of the Space Launch System's core stage came to an abrupt halt after only 67.2 seconds.…

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Bye bye, said Trump admin to Huawei: You give a cheque-ie to our techies, but there's no licence to ply

Mon, 2021-01-18 17:00
And them good ol' boys revokin' sanction to buy, singin', 'Soon will come the day that we fly'

As parting gifts go, this one ranks pretty low. With less than three days until the inauguration of Joe Biden, the Trump Administration has reportedly revoked several licences that would allow Huawei to buy US-made tech, and plans to deny over 150 pending requests.…

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How can you flip your software delivery ops from own goals to meaningful goals?

Mon, 2021-01-18 16:15
Tune in and we'll take you from benchmarking to insight

Webcast  You keep hearing that DevOps and Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery are the key to overhauling your software development organisation.…

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Euro cloud slingers fight for niches on their own doorstep as AWS, Microsoft and Google inhale market share

Mon, 2021-01-18 15:31
Just 16% of cloud spending in Q3 went to local tech services shops, says analyst

European cloud giants are finding themselves teetering on the brink of relevancy in their own backyards as they fail to ward off encroachment by US rivals, or so data from Synergy Research Group (SRG) has indicated.…

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AWS is creating a 'new open source design system' with React

Mon, 2021-01-18 14:44
No documentation yet, but big ambitions for UI components tailored for AWS services

Amazon Web Services has released AWS UI, which the cloud services biz describes as "the first step in a larger process of creating a new open source design system."…

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Heir today, in the slammer tomorrow: Samsung head honcho Lee Jae-Yong back in jail on bribery charges

Mon, 2021-01-18 14:01
Only been out 2 years

Seoul's High Court has sentenced Samsung vice chairman Lee Jae-Yong to 30 months behind bars for bribery, concealment of criminal proceeds, and embezzlement.…

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150,000 lost UK police records looking more like to 400,000 as Home Office continues to blame 'human error'

Mon, 2021-01-18 13:15
That technical issue the department said it had fixed? It didn't exist

Estimates detailing the loss of criminal evidence records by the UK Home Office and the police show the figure leaping from 150,000 to 400,000.…

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Microsoft updates Dev Channel Windows 10, breaks Arm x64 emulation

Mon, 2021-01-18 12:28
Also: Departures from Redmond, going big with Surface Hub, and celebrating third place

In brief  Build 21292 of Windows 10 arrived for Dev Channel Windows Insiders last week and while there was little of interest, the team was delighted to note that it had continued to work on the x64 emulation in the Arm edition of the operating system.…

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Back to the office with you: 'Perhaps 5 days is too much family time' – Workday CEO

Mon, 2021-01-18 11:30
Zoom is great for status update meetings, says big cheese, but as for inspiring a workforce...

To some of us, the work-from-home revolution provides a welcome opportunity to spend time with family members, even though working and studying shoulder-to-shoulder might not be a frictionless process.…

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US gov sets up the National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Office at the last minute before Trump's presidency ends

Mon, 2021-01-18 10:32
Plus: Google trains 1.6-trillion-parameter AI model, popular software used for job screenings scraps facial-recognition feature

In brief  Just days before President Trump is due to leave office, the White House created its National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Office, which will sit under the Office of Science and Technology Policy.…

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The hour grows late, the enemy are at the gates... but could Intel's exiled heir apparent ride to the rescue?

Mon, 2021-01-18 09:30
Pat Gelsinger returning to Chipzilla as CEO is another extraordinary stroke of luck for the company

Column  Intel has been many things. It has been a struggling startup, surfing the sudden successes and near-death experiences of 1970s Silicon Valley. It's been a relentless powerhouse, ruthlessly exploiting its dominance as personal computing rode Moore's Law to commercial and social revolution. Now it's in danger of seeing its supremacy crumble as rivals grab markets and mindshare with better manufacturing and marketing as Moore's Law itself turns to sand.…

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Two clichés, one headline: 'No good deed goes unpunished' and 'It's always DNS'

Mon, 2021-01-18 08:15
Oh good, you fixed it. Now, if you could just put your head on that plate...

Who, Me?  Beware the perils of being too helpful as we kick the working week off with a Who, Me? starring both DNS and the need of management to put someone's – anyone's – head on a spike.…

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Hallowed Buqtraq infosec list killed then resurrected over the weekend: We heard your feedback, says Accenture

Mon, 2021-01-18 07:05
Plus: Watch out for NTFS-corrupting folder, Mimecast hack, and more

In brief  Last week ended with news that the venerable infosec mailing list Bugtraq was being shutdown at the end of the month.…

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Facebook tells Portugese court that a biz called Oink And Stuff makes profile-harvesting browser extensions

Sun, 2021-01-17 08:42
Not a machine-generated headline, we swear

Facebook and its Irish subsidiary on Thursday announced the filing of a lawsuit in Portugal against two people for allegedly scraping Facebook profile data and other browser info using malicious Chrome extensions.…

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Hollywood drone pilot admits he crashed gizmo into cop chopper, triggering emergency landing

Sat, 2021-01-16 11:09
Idiot faces up to a year in the cooler after FBI tracks him down from SD card found in prang wreckage

A man in California faces up to a year behind bars and a fine for crashing his drone into a police helicopter, forcing an emergency landing.…

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Apple reportedly planning to revive the MagSafe charging standard with the next lot of MacBook Pros

Fri, 2021-01-15 23:07
While the Touch Bar is to be banished

Renowned Apple soothsayer Ming-Chi Kuo reckons the iGiant is bringing back its beloved MagSafe charging standard with the next generation of MacBook Pro machines.…

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Wine pops cork on version 6.0 of the Windows compatibility layer for *nix systems

Fri, 2021-01-15 21:59
We'll drink to that

The compatibility layer for Windows applications, Wine, has celebrated the start of 2021 in the traditional manner – with a substantial update.…

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Xiaomi hit by US sanctions: Can't list on stock exchanges and investors can't invest

Fri, 2021-01-15 21:02
Parting shot by Trump – but 'bi-partisan' push against China will continue, says analyst

With five days left before the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, the Trump administration has delivered a parting blow to China's tech industry by designating Xiaomi as a "Communist Chinese military company" and placing it on a financial ban list.…

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NASA pulls the plug on InSight's mole after Martian surface bests boffins

Fri, 2021-01-15 20:06
A blue day on the Red Planet

Hot on the heels of a mission extension comes news that scientists have now given up on attempts to persuade the NASA InSight lander's "mole" to burrow more than a few centimetres beneath the Martian surface.…

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