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Microsoft PatchGuard flaw could let hackers plant rootkits on x64 Windows 10 boxen

The Register - 22 min 26 sec ago
Redmond shrugs, says PC would already need to be thoroughly pwned

Flaws in Microsoft PatchGuard create a means for hackers to plant rootkits on Windows 10, 64-bit OS devices.…

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Canadian sniper makes kill shot at distance of 3.5 KILOMETRES

The Register - 56 min 22 sec ago
He'd have been aiming higher than the top of London's Shard to hit his mark

A Canadian sniper has reportedly shot dead an Islamic State terrorist from the astonishing distance of 3,450 metres – more than two miles away.…

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Two Brits nabbed in connection with global plot to hack Microsoft network

The Register - 1 hour 5 min ago
Organised crime coppers cuff young men

Detectives of the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit arrested two UK men this morning in connection with an international "conspiracy" to break into the Microsoft network.…

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Hybrid storage newbie: It's storage Jim, but not as you know it

The Register - 1 hour 40 min ago
Data on flash or disk? Er, it's complicated, says Reduxio

Reduxio, the startup that stories data in unique indexed, tagged and timestamped chunks, has introduced v3.0 software with unified primary and secondary storage.…

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Gov.UK pops open tin of AI and robotics research cash

The Register - 2 hours 2 min ago
Government opens Industrial Strategy linked funding call

The UK government's long-promised Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund is open for business.…

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Coca-Cola's marketing strategy = a gift for the End Ocean Plastics campaign

Greenpeace UK - 3 hours 7 min ago
All rights reserved. Credit: Greenpeace

Oh the irony. As part of a millennial-focused marketing strategy to associate Coca-Cola with beach holiday fun and sunkissed selfies, Coke last month launched its summer campaign. This year’s gimmick? Coke bottles labelled with exotic beach destinations and a competition to win glamorous holidays every day.

Why ironic? Because it's these very plastic bottles that are polluting the beaches and rivers of many of these holiday hotspots.

Plastic bottles are a major part of the problem of plastic in our oceans. Over 1.5 million plastic bottles were recovered as part of an international beach clean-up last year. Plastic bottles and bottle caps combined make up the top beach polluter globally.

We know that Coca-Cola sells over 100 billion single-use plastic bottles every single year - that’s over 3,400 every second.  

And the problem is getting worse. Over the past decade the company has actually increased its use of single-use plastic as a proportion of its global packaging mix.

Of course Coca-Cola aren’t the only culprits. Greenpeace revealed this spring that the five other top soft drinks brands sell a combined total of 2 million tonnes of plastic bottles every year. But Coca-Cola are the world’s largest soft drinks company, and set standards across the soft drinks sector.

Coke bottles are also a particularly distinctive shape - making them easy to spot on beaches. The Plastic Tide project, which is using drones to map rubbish on Britain’s coastlines, found earlier this year that single-use plastic bottles are the most common plastic polluters on UK beaches, singling out Coca-Cola bottles as the worst offender.

Loads of you have been snapping pictures of Coke bottles polluting your local environment, subverting their #ShareACoke and #CokeSummer hashtags on social media to reveal the grim reality of where Coca-Cola’s plastic ends up. 

Greenpeace volunteers have even found Coca-Cola bottles on some of the UK’s most remote beaches, which we visited during our recent expedition to document plastic pollution in hotspots for iconic seabirds and amazing marine life.

Previous Coke summer campaigns have put their customers’ names on bottles. We bet Coca-Cola is now wishing its name wasn’t emblazoned across the billions of plastic bottles washing up on shorelines across the world. That’s why we’re not going to let them continue shirking their responsibility for polluting our oceans.

Whenever you see a Coke bottle in the environment – on the beach, in a river, anywhere it shouldn’t be – share it with the hashtags #EndOceanPlastics and #ShareaCoke, and call on Coke to stop choking our oceans. 

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Flash-based and Dell-free: NetApp trots out SolidFire FlexPod

The Register - 3 hours 27 min ago
Flash? It's all flash, mate

NetApp has introduced an all-flash SolidFire-based FlexPod.…

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UCL ransomware attack traced to malvertising campaign

The Register - 3 hours 57 min ago
Researchers finger trojan-slinging AdGholas group

Security researchers have suggested that the ransomware attack on University College London last week was spread through a "malvertising" campaign.…

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Putting AI to work in finance? Think algorithms, ethics first

The Register - 4 hours 10 min ago
More speakers join MCubed Lineup

Events Ethics, algorithms and finance are all key areas for machine learning and AI, which is why we’re chuffed to announce three more excellent speakers who will be joining us at MCubed London in October.…

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Research suggests consumers find 'fibre' advertising misleading

The Register - 4 hours 30 min ago
Alt-net providers call for ads to be reviewed

Adverts using the word "fibre" to describe services deployed over copper lines are leaving consumers baffled, according to research commissioned by alternative network providers.…

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Fujitsu loses Dimes amid plans to save dollars

The Register - 5 hours 7 min ago
UK and Ireland boss nowhere to be seen

UK and Ireland boss of Fujitsu Lucy Dimes has gone on gardening leave just one year into the job, according to multiple well-placed sources.…

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'No decision' on Raytheon GPS landing system aboard Brit aircraft carriers

The Register - 5 hours 20 min ago
We've already got one tried and tested system, huffs MoD

The Ministry of Defence has insisted it has made “no decision” to install the US Navy’s JPALS aircraft carrier landing system aboard HMS Prince of Wales, the second of the Royal Navy’s two new 65,000-tonne aircraft carriers.…

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Apple sours: Ailing Brit chip designer Imagination Technologies up for sale

The Register - 5 hours 38 min ago
Clash with tech titan continues

Trouble struck British chip designer Imagination Technologies has confirmed it is for sale amid an ongoing dispute with Apple that has crushed its valuation on the London Stock Exchange.…

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Expansys shutters online mobile gadget souk to consumers

The Register - 6 hours 18 min ago
'Dragon'-owned biz shifts focus to B2B market

Mobile gadget souk Expansys shuttered its digital doors to consumers – a natural conclusion for a business that lost direction under the ownership of lanky Dragons' Den badass Peter Jones in a commoditised space.…

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Flash array startup E8 whips out benchmarks, everyone will complain

The Register - 6 hours 47 min ago
NVMe over Fabrics box bashes Dell EMC, Pure and Infinidat

NVMe over Fabrics flash array startup E8 says its box out-performs Dell EMC and Pure arrays by up to 20 times.…

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Numbers war: How Bayesian vs frequentist statistics influence AI

The Register - 7 hours 24 min ago
Not all figures are equal

If you want to develop your ML and AI skills, you will need to pick up some statistics and before you have got more than a few steps down that path you will find (whether you like it or not) that you have entered the Twilight Zone that is the frequentist/Bayesian religious war. I use the term "war" advisedly because war, by definition, has moved beyond debate and discussion. "Religious" because the war is based on belief systems, not information.…

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Cheeky IT rival parks 'we're hiring' van outside 'vote Tory' firm Storm Technologies

The Register - 7 hours 55 min ago
Strapline on van: 'Where your vote is your choice'. Meow!

Pic A rival of the reseller who threatened to sack Labour-voting employees hired a billboard van to drive past their HQ with the words “we’re hiring – where your vote is your choice” emblazoned on its side.…

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Cluster kids: Meet the students giving all for science and HPC glory

The Register - 8 hours 15 min ago
If LINPACK would pack wood... and other computer sports posers

HPC Blog As part of our continuing coverage of the most exciting events in the computer sporting world, Student Cluster Competitions, we like to meet each team individually.…

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Humanity uploaded an AI to Mars and lets it shoot rocks with lasers

The Register - 8 hours 58 min ago
Curiosity Rover's autonomous operation experiments have been a great success, say astro-boffins

In late 2015 NASA gave the Curiosity Mars rover a software upgrade to let it operate autonomously. The Autonomous Exploration for Gathering Increased Science (AEGIS) code was uploaded because the rover can't be told what to do during the long periods communication with Earth is not possible. A little autonomy, NASA reckoned, could mean Curiosity could do more and perhaps better science.…

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Yes, this is our third Cisco story of the day. It's about 23 bugs you need to fix, stat

The Register - 9 hours 22 min ago
Troll your WebEx-loving execs with a crafted recording file

We all know the only thing more fun than a WebEx conference is a recorded WebEx conference, which is why WebEx Network Recording Player exists – and if you use it, you need to patch it.…

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