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UK privacy watchdog finally gets Cambridge Analytica search warrant

The Register - 5 min 46 sec ago
And the ICO wastes no time kicking down their doors

Cambridge Analytica’s London offices will finally be searched by the UK's Information Commissioner’s Office, following a marathon week of arguing inside and outside court.…

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US and UK charge Iranians for academic cyber theft conspiracy

The Register - 12 min 9 sec ago
Government-affiliated group pilfered data from universities and companies for years

The US Department of Justice and Department of the Treasury on Friday charged nine Iranians with carrying out a series of internet attacks on more than 300 universities and 47 companies in the US and abroad, as well as federal and state agencies and the United Nations.…

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This time, it's personals: Craigslist kills lonely-hearts section, blames anti-trafficking laws

The Register - 1 hour 20 min ago
Hookup hangout hangs up

Craigslist has axed its personals ad section after US Congress passed an anti-sex-trafficking law.…

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Craigslist kills personals section, blames FOSTA

The Register - 1 hour 20 min ago
Hookup hangout hangs up

Online classifieds board Craigslist says it can no longer host a personals section, thanks to the recently passed FOSTA bill.…

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Facebook's inflection point: Now everyone knows this greedy mass surveillance operation for what it is

The Register - 2 hours 7 min ago
Hark, dear reader, the echoes of Enron

Comment I've a special reason to remember Enron and the summers of 2000 and 2001. The mighty Enron was being lauded as a pioneer and an innovator. It was a Wall Street darling. IBM and AOL jumped into bed with Enron to create a new retail energy provider. The sun shone, and Californians had plenty of energy capacity.…

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Good news: The only thing standing between NASA and $20bn is...

The Register - 3 hours 41 min ago
Oh. US President Donald Trump's signature. And he's threatening a veto

US Congress has approved a $1.3tr budget [PDF] that would see, among other science boosts, NASA's funding surpass $20bn.…

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Message from our Antarctic crew

Greenpeace UK - 4 hours 43 min ago

Our Antarctic crew have a special message for you.

Pop your headphones in, hit the play button and have a listen to a number of the crew explaining why we must stop the expansion of the krill industry.

Feeling inspired?

If you haven’t signed the petition yet, why not join over a million people who are calling for an Antarctic Sanctuary to protect the whales and penguins.

The post Message from our Antarctic crew appeared first on Greenpeace UK.

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UK's data watchdog seizes suspected Scottish nuisance caller's kit

The Register - 5 hours 12 min ago
ICO gets search warrant... for firm accused of jamming up railway safety hotline

A Scottish company suspected of making 200 million nuisance calls that may have blocked railway safety hotlines has been raided by the Information Commissioner's Office.…

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NAND chips are going to stay too pricey for flash to slit disk's throat...

The Register - 6 hours 17 min ago
For a while at least... spinning rust is going to stick around

Analysis Flash chip bits cost eight times more than spinning rust and SSDs aren't going to get cheap enough to kill off disk entirely.…

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Ex-ZX Spectrum reboot man threatens sueball over unpaid invoices

The Register - 6 hours 37 min ago
Meanwhile, the company accounts are overdue

Yet more financial claims are piling up against failing ZX Spectrum Vega Plus firm Retro Computers Ltd, with the company's former web fixer threatening to sue over allegedly unpaid invoices.…

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Peak NAND? No, still not yet, says profit-munching chip firm Micron

The Register - 6 hours 49 min ago
Second quarter results up nearly 60% from last year

Micron's latest quarter revenues were up 58 per cent year on year, its CEO told an earnings call full of analysts eager to nibble at the chip-fryer's plate.…

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VICTORY! Holland & Barrett ditch krill oil to protect the Antarctic

Greenpeace UK - 7 hours 24 min ago

It’s not been a great week for the krill industry. This week, Greenpeace have taken action on land and at sea to call out the massive fishing vessels that are steaming into sensitive Antarctic waters and targeting the bedrock of the Antarctic food chain: tiny shrimp-like krill. And we’re winning.

Hang on, what’s krill?

Krill may be small, but as the main food source of whales, seals and penguins it’s incredibly important for the entire Antarctic ecosystem.The five species of baleen whale who travel thousands of miles to the Antarctic to feed all rely almost exclusively on plentiful supplies of krill.

So with a changing climate already placing penguin and whale populations under pressure, an expanding krill industry is bad news for the health of the Antarctic Ocean. Yet we’ve revealed that krill-fishing companies are expanding operations in the fragile Antarctic Ocean, putting an entire food web at risk. A new Greenpeace International investigation tracked these vessels fishing around the Antarctic Peninsula, in areas that governments are formally considering for protection, as the essential foraging grounds of whales and penguin colonies. What’s more, these vessels are often involved in fishing practices that could damage wildlife and protected ocean areas.

We needed to take action.

The krill industry is betting on rapid expansion in these sensitive Antarctic waters, fuelled by lucrative sales of krill oil as an omega-3 health supplement. The UK is the fourth largest krill oil market globally, so our high street retailers are helping to fuel and justify the krill fishing industry’s expansion plans. But we know there is strong public support to protect the Antarctic – over 275,000 of you have signed a petition to the UK Government calling for an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary.


So we took the message straight to the leading UK retailer stocking krill products which have been fished from these areas earmarked for protection: health food chain Holland & Barrett.

And we won!

After just a few days of hungry penguin stickers appearing on Holland & Barrett’s krill products and over 45,000 emails to their CEO in 24 hours, Holland & Barrett announced it had decided to “remove all krill-based products from sale in the coming weeks in line with the recent Greenpeace report that calls for limiting fishing for krill in areas proposed for new Ocean Sanctuaries”.

This is a major boost for proposals to protect the Antarctic this year – and it’s thanks to so many of you who took action. Other retailers still selling krill products fished in Antarctic waters earmarked for protection will find it hard to ignore this swell of public demand, and need to take action now. No retailer should be stocking products that put the Antarctic Ocean at risk.

Action from sea to shelf

The Antarctic Ocean may be many thousands of miles away, but when we work together, we have the power to protect it. At the same time that Holland & Barrett decided to do the right thing, Greenpeace activists braved freezing temperatures to confront a krill fishing vessel in Antarctic waters in a peaceful protest to protect this critical food source for penguins and whales. They occupied a survival pod which they attached to the anchor chain of the ship and unfurled a banner reading Protect The Antarctic.



The krill industry has got too comfortable operating out of sight. It can no longer get away with putting the Antarctic at risk. The Antarctic Ocean is all of ours to protect, not companies’ to exploit – share the news of this victory for people power!

The post VICTORY! Holland & Barrett ditch krill oil to protect the Antarctic appeared first on Greenpeace UK.

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Cambridge Analytica seeks data protection assistant

The Register - 7 hours 50 min ago
Jobseeker? You may have heard of it...

UK data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica, whose HQ is a stone's throw from the buzz of Covent Garden in London, England, is on the hunt for a data protection assistant.…

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UK Court of Appeal settles reseller's question: Is software a good?

The Register - 9 hours 1 min ago
The answer may dismay and confuse you

Software is not a good, the Court of Appeal in London, England, has ruled.…

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Court of Appeal settles reseller's question: Is software a good?

The Register - 9 hours 1 min ago
The answer may dismay and confuse you

Software is not a good, the Court of Appeal in London, England, has ruled.…

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Fake news is fake data, 'which makes it our problem', world's info-slurpers told

The Register - 9 hours 47 min ago
Top Gartner tips: Have a solid idea of what data you hold, be trustworthy

Data-hungry organisations have been advised to get a better grip on the data they control and work on building trust.…

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Wanna break that software monolith? Get tooled up with us

The Register - 10 hours 16 min ago
Meet the people who've been knee-deep in Agile and CD for years...

When it comes to updating your software development and deployment operation, we’ve got some bad news... there’s no single silver bullet that will destroy that monolith you've inherited.…

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Just when you thought it was safe to go ahead with microservices... along comes serverless

The Register - 11 hours 12 min ago
The Dark Souls* of code-wrangling

We all know, and have probably even coded, monolithic applications – software made of big old chunks of code. Supposedly these are giving way to microservices, smaller elements of functionality. But don't get too comfortable because it's time to shake things up again: now we have serverless.…

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Zucker for history: What I learnt about Facebook 600 years ago

The Register - 11 hours 43 min ago
Zuckerberg, Gutenberg, let's call the whole thing off

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Sudden infant wails finally brightened the delivery room late that night, a relief to everyone, not least the mother. After a quick wipe-down and weigh, the baby was swaddled and handed back to the parents to be comforted.…

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Microsoft to re-enforce March patch that owns Windows over RDP

The Register - 12 hours 8 min ago
Firm that found flaw says un-patched RDP clients face lockout

Black Hat Asia Microsoft will soon prevent Windows from authenticating un-patched RDP clients to cap a March patch addressed a flaw that can allow lateral movement across a network from a compromised remote desktop protocol session.…

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