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Docker finally enforces pull rate limits, but reckons only 1.5% of users are affected

Thu, 2020-11-19 11:47
Amnesty period ends, time to control those 'runaway processes' or pay up

Container crew Docker has completed rolling out new pull limits for non-paying users, but claimed that only 1.5 per cent of users are affected.…

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Google tells Chrome extension devs to declare their code's usage of personal data

Thu, 2020-11-19 11:04
Ad biz is serious about making others disclose information collection

Hot on the heels of Apple slapping privacy "nutrition labels" on app listing pages in its App Store, Google says it plans to require similar privacy disclosures from those offering Chrome extensions in its Chrome Web Store.…

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Microsoft emits Preview 3 of next-gen WinUI framework, says Linux support 'is not off our roadmap'

Thu, 2020-11-19 10:21
One framework to rule them all? Or yet another one to add to the confusion?

Microsoft has released Preview 3 of WinUI 3, its next-generation framework for Windows desktop applications.…

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Ordnance Survey recruits AR developer to build 'geolocated quests' to help get Brit couch potatoes exercising outdoors

Thu, 2020-11-19 09:30
Yes, our current girth would welcome some age-appropriate Pokémon GO

UK mapping agency the Ordnance Survey has awarded a contract to develop an augmented-reality game it hopes will bring some 21st-century tech to the great British outdoors.…

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DataStax releases K8ssandra, the Kubernetes peace offering to the open-source community

Thu, 2020-11-19 08:33
'Like any good family, you're going to have fights,' says dev relations bloke

The team behind the NoSQL database DataStax, which is built on Apache Cassandra, has emitted a distribution designed specifically for Kubernetes and supports stateful workloads – and it's called K8ssandra.…

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Nvidia says microservices will drive a SmartNIC into every server

Thu, 2020-11-19 08:02
Posts sharp Q3 data centre growth and nice gaming numbers but has nothing to say about Arm

Nvidia believes another wave of growth lies ahead of it as microservices create demand for faster data centre networks and therefore a need to offload security and networking chores from hard-pressed CPUs.…

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Compsci guru wants 'right to be forgotten' for old email, urges Google and friends to expire, reveal crypto-keys

Thu, 2020-11-19 07:24
DKIM 'makes us all more vulnerable to extortion, blackmail,' argues Green

Matthew Green, associate professor of computer science at Johns Hopkins University in the US, wants Google and other email providers to make it possible for people to deny they've written old email messages.…

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ESA's Vega rocket crashes and burns after fourth-stage nozzle failure sinks two satellites

Thu, 2020-11-19 07:02
Second failure in last three missions doesn't inspire confidence

The European Space Agency (ESA) and Arianspace have commissioned an inquiry into the failure of a Vega rocket that crashed on Tuesday, destroying a pair of Earth monitoring satellites built by French and Spanish researchers.…

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VMware’s launched a blockchain that may be very good. The packaging it's used is more important

Thu, 2020-11-19 06:46
Gather ‘round, Blockheads, so we can explain this thing called a ‘virtual machine’ and why it matters

Blockheads are about to get a new appreciation of private clouds and application packaging, after VMware launched a Blockchain product.…

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Linux Foundation, IBM, Cisco and others back ‘Inclusive Naming Initiative’ to change nasty tech terms

Thu, 2020-11-19 06:02
But Red Hat points out its code-base is so big that mastery of inclusivity will take time

A new group called the “Inclusive Naming Initiative” has revealed its existence and mission “to help companies and projects remove all harmful and unclear language of any kind and replace it with an agreed-upon set of neutral terms.”…

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China-linked hacking gang ‘APT10’ named as probable actor behind extended attacks on Japanese companies

Thu, 2020-11-19 03:58
Campaign even targeted branch offices inside China and sought secrets of automotive and engineering companies

Broadcom’s security subsidiary Symantec has named a China-linked hacking gang known as “APT 10” and “Cicada” as the probable source of a year-long attack on Japanese interests around the world.…

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Los Angeles police ban facial recognition software and launch review after officers accused of unauthorized use

Thu, 2020-11-19 02:23
Bad boys, bad boys, what you gonna do when they run an algorithm for you?

The Los Angeles police department (LAPD) has banned commercial facial recognition software and launched a review after 25 officers were accused of using it unofficially to try to identify people.…

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Watchdog signals Boeing 737 Max jets can return to US skies following software upgrade, pilot training

Thu, 2020-11-19 00:45
Great timing because we're all in a rush to travel these days

Boeing 737 Max passenger jets are today closer to returning to service in the United States after America's aviation watchdog lifted a 20-month ban albeit with caveats attached.…

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Apple rummages through pockets, hands out $113m in change to US states to make iPhone slowdown row go away

Wed, 2020-11-18 22:30
Arizona-led fight over battery-gate ends in settlement

Apple has agreed to pay $113m to settle a lawsuit with multiple US states that said the tech giant unfairly hobbled the performance of millions of iPhones.…

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Hard to believe but Congress just approved an IoT security law and it doesn't totally suck

Wed, 2020-11-18 20:51
Secure coding, identity management, patching, configuration controls, what madness is this?

Every now and again the US Congress manages to do its job and yesterday was one of those days: the Senate passed a new IoT cybersecurity piece of legislation that the House also approved, and it will now move to the President’s desk.…

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Google yanks Apple Silicon Chrome port after browser is found to 'crash unexpectedly'

Wed, 2020-11-18 19:55
You'll have to run x64 version through the Rosetta emulation layer, or give it access to the Mac Bluetooth radio

Google's attempt to launch its Arm-compatible Apple Silicon port of Chrome got off to a rocky start after it was forced to pull the browser over stability concerns.…

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Heads up: A new strain of card-skimming Grelos malware is on the loose

Wed, 2020-11-18 18:47
Magecart variant has changed and you should be alert, warns RiskIQ

A new offshoot of the Grelos card-skimming malware - a common Magecart variant - is doing the rounds, according to infosec biz RiskIQ.…

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Apple to halve commission for developers turning over up to $1m in sales via App Store

Wed, 2020-11-18 17:10
Cupertino's cut will shrink to 15% for small coding shacks from 1 January

Apple has overhauled commissions charged to small developers that turn over up to $1m on paid apps and in-app purchases sold via the App Store as the spotlight shines on its policies amid ongoing litigation.…

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When humans return to the Moon in '2024', HPE would like us to remember: We built the computer that simmed this

Wed, 2020-11-18 16:12
What could go wrong with NASA's SLS rocket? The Aitken system is finding out

Amid NASA's plans to put boots on the Moon by 2024, Hewlett Packard Enterprise is blowing its own trumpet that simulations in preparation for the Artemis mission have been carried out on its Aitken supercomputer.…

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Northern Ireland announces £165m full-fibre rollout funded by 2017 DUP agreement with Theresa May's UK government

Wed, 2020-11-18 15:30
We got Brexit, they also got broadband

The Northern Ireland Executive has awarded a £165m contract to local infrastructure provider Fibrus Networks to expand gigabit-capable, full-fibre broadband to more than 78,500 rural homes and businesses.…

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