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Barclays Bank appeared to be using the Wayback Machine as a 'CDN' for some Javascript

The Register - 1 hour 32 min ago
Tight-lipped bank has fixed the weirdness - but not said why it happened

Barclays Bank appears to have been using no less than the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine as a "content distribution network" to serve up a Javascript file.…

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Analogue radio given 10-year stay of execution as the UK U-turns on DAB digital future

The Register - 2 hours 48 sec ago
Great problem of our time solved: Classic FM won't have to rebrand as Classic DAB

Analogue radio station licences will be extended for another 10 years, the UK government has said – entirely reversing plans to shut off FM and AM radio stations in favour of DAB digital radio.…

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It's not a Windows 10 release without something breaking so here's a troubleshooter for your OneDrive woes

The Register - 2 hours 45 min ago
Microsoft emits a fix for those fearful of Registry tinkering

While Microsoft was showing off its new OneDrive toys, the company also slipped out a fix for brave souls running Windows 10 2004 and finding Files On-Demand a little borked.…

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If you wanna make your own open-source chip, just Google it. Literally. Web giant says it'll fab them for free

The Register - 3 hours 32 min ago
Plus: IBM emits BlueGene/Q CPU blueprints – and 'fastest' open-source RISC-V core emerges

If you're doodling your own computer chip yet wondering if you'll ever see it physically manufactured, Google is offering to fabricate it for you for free.…

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UK government shakes magic money tree, finds $500m to buy a stake in struggling satellite firm OneWeb

The Register - 4 hours 2 min ago
Whitehall buddies up with Bharti to complete constellation

The ongoing saga of OneWeb and the UK's ambition to be a major space player took another twist today with the confirmation that $500m will be splurged by Whitehall on the satelite biz.…

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AWS attempts to woo devs with new tool aimed at porting .NET applications to Linux

The Register - 4 hours 32 min ago
Bezos' bunch beats Microsoft to the punch, though it has limited use for now

Amazon Web Services is trying to lure more to developers to its cloud by creating a tool built for porting .NET applications to Linux, though in its current form we found it to be less useful than hoped.…

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E-scooter fanboy so hyped for Teesside to host UK's first trial

The Register - 5 hours 2 min ago
Tees Valley mayor expresses his love for two-wheelers

The UK's first trial of rented electic scooters will be in Teesside, according to Tees Valley mayor Ben Houchen.…

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The good news: Vodafone switches on first full-fat, real-life 5G network in the UK. The bad news: it only got sent to Coventry

The Register - 5 hours 37 min ago
Tech stands on own two feet rather than 4G infrastructure

Vodafone has switched on its first 5G SA (standalone) network in the UK.…

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Your industry needs you: Database engineers, sysadmins and developer vacancies revealed

The Register - 6 hours 32 min ago
Something for everyone this week, including wannabe Vultures

Job Alert It's that time of week again people, our job column is back with another list of opportunities in the world of tech.…

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Like a Bolt from the blue, Huawei's fledgling AppGallery signs a ride-sharing platform

The Register - 7 hours 40 min ago
€1.7bn Estonian company is first on store to have a global presence

Huawei has signed its first major ride-sharing platform to its AppGallery app store – and no, it's not the one you're thinking of. Unless, of course, you were thinking of Bolt.…

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Capita Consulting ditches more than a quarter of its workforce 45 days after consultations with consultants

The Register - 8 hours 32 min ago
100 people have lost their jobs, COVID-19 blamed

Exclusive It has been a bad week for the UK jobs market and Capita has just added to the unemployment stats by ditching more than a quarter of its Consulting division, sources close to the company have told The Register.…

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Dutch national broadcaster saw ad revenue rise when it stopped tracking users... It's meant to work like that, right?

The Register - 9 hours 35 min ago
Brave browser's policy officer questions efficacy of personalised ads

Johnny Ryan, chief policy officer at privacy-focused browser biz Brave, has reported on how ad revenue increased when Dutch national broadcaster NPO stopped running third-party trackers on its online video website.…

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Erudite, insightful, self-aware and almost human: Give your local database admin a hug – it's DBA Appreciation Day

The Register - 10 hours 32 min ago
We said, we hope you get some downtime. Oh never mind. Come on, it's just once a year

Hang the bunting, ice the cupcakes, and wrap the presents: it comes but once a year but today, as you beautiful people well know, is international DBA Appreciation Day.…

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Cool IT support drones never look at explosions: Time to resolution for misbehaving mouse? Three seconds

The Register - 11 hours 47 min ago
Thinking in binary, dreaming in hexadecimal, and this is what they'll remember you for

On Call It is Friday so may we suggest taking a moment out of your preparations for a weekend charge to the pub to enjoy another tale from those tasked with helping the confused in today's On Call.…

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Don't beat yourself up for overeating in lockdown. This black hole scoffs equivalent of our Sun every day

The Register - 14 hours 54 sec ago
No wonder J2157 clocks in at 34 billion solar masses

The greediest supermassive black hole spotted by us Earthlings is an eye-popping 34 billion times more massive than our Sun, and gobbles nearly a solar mass of nearby gas and dust every day.…

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Languishing lodash library loophole finally fitted for a fix: It's only taken since October to address security bug

The Register - 17 hours 24 min ago
The arrival of an npm security advisory prompts developer action after outcry

A lingering vulnerability in lodash, a popular JavaScript helper library distributed through package manager npm, has prompted developers to kvetch about the fragile state of security.…

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F5 emits fixes for critical flaws in BIG-IP gear: Hopefully yours aren't internet-facing while you ready a patch

The Register - 18 hours 26 min ago
Not to worry, there are only *searches* several thousand devices apparently exposed online

Network administrators are urged to patch their F5 BIG-IP application delivery controllers following the disclosure of a pair of critical remote takeover bugs.…

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'Google cannot stop it, control it or curtail it...' Inside the murky world of fake addiction treatment center search spam

The Register - Thu, 2020-07-02 23:25
Is that listed phone number going direct to a professional or a call center?

Special report Addicts seeking substance abuse treatment are being deceived by phony medical clinics advertising on Google's business directory system – and the web giant seems unwilling or unable to fix the issue.…

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Holy Guacamole! Researchers find Apache remote desktop software was silently pwnable for snooping on sessions

The Register - Thu, 2020-07-02 22:05
Best get updating pronto, folks

The Apache Project's popular Guacamole open-source remote desktop software contained vulns allowing remote attackers to steal login creds and hijack targeted machines, researchers have said.…

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Euro police forces infiltrated encrypted phone biz – and now 'criminal' EncroChat users are being rounded up

The Register - Thu, 2020-07-02 20:56
Continental capers lead to 750 UK arrests

French and Dutch police have boasted of infiltrating and killing off encrypted chat service EncroChat, alleging it was used by organised crime gangs to plot murders, sell drugs, launder criminal profits and more.…

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