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Software definer wants you to befriend the 'BFC', do a bit of 'reverse virtualization'

The Register - 48 min 11 sec ago
What's that, TidalScale? The Big Friendly what?

Analysis TidalScale is building a software-defined server product. But how would that work, as it needs to run in a server and you can’t really redefine the server you are running in, can you?…

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Infosys CEO quits, citing 'untenable atmosphere' created by critics

The Register - 1 hour 25 min ago
Former SAP man Vishal Sikka bails but will be interim CEO's boss

Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka has resigned, effective immediately, but neither he nor the company's board are happy he's going.…

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Linux-loving lecturer 'lost' email, was actually confused by Outlook

The Register - 1 hour 52 min ago
And had suits savage an utterly innocent sysadmin for his own ignorance Friday m

ON-CALL Friday means a few things at El Reg: a new BOFH. A couple of beers. And another instalment of On-Call, our weekly column in which we take reader-contributed tales of being asked to do horrible things for horrible people, scrub them up and hope you click.…

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Who wants multiple virtual workstations on a GPU in a blade server?

The Register - 2 hours 29 min ago
NVIDIA reckons engineering types do, so it's cut a new GPU and software to carve it up

NVIDIA's cranked up the virtual workstation caper by giving the world a new GPU that slots into blade servers, plus software to let it run multiple workstation-grade VMs.…

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Lenovo expects data centre profits in two years, if it can fix China

The Register - 4 hours 53 min ago
For now the company is just happy with growth for the first time since buying IBM's servers

Lenovo has reported flat quarter-on-quarter revenue, but is content to have achieved that as it reflects stabilisation in its data centre and mobile businesses.…

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Where there's smoke there's a Galaxy Note: refurbished Model 4 batteries recalled

The Register - 5 hours 54 min ago
Phablets sent to AT&T customers with batteries from FedEx are at risk

Samsung's got another combustible phablets SNAFU on its hands, after the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled the batteries used in its Galaxy Note 4.…

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New NIST draft embeds privacy into US govt security for the first time

The Register - 6 hours 53 min ago
Federal agency addresses the new world of Alexa, smart cameras and IoT

A draft of new IT security measures by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has for the first time pulled privacy into its core text as well as expanded its scope to include the internet of things and smart home technology.…

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Australian money cops gain powers to regulate cryptocurrency

The Register - 7 hours 44 min ago
Money laundering and terror finance laws will stretch to cover digi-dollars

Australia has decided digital currencies need the same level of regulation enjoyed by other currencies.…

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US cops point at cell towers and say: Give us every phone number that's touched that mast

The Register - Thu, 2017-08-17 23:52
Verizon says basestation dumps increasingly popular

US telecoms giant Verizon says police are increasingly asking it to cough up massive dumps of cellphone data rather than individual records.…

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What code is running on Apple's Secure Enclave security chip? Now we have a decryption key...

The Register - Thu, 2017-08-17 22:48
Ladies and gentlemen, start your ARM disassemblers

Apple's Secure Enclave, an ARM-based coprocessor used to enhance iOS security, became a bit less secure on Thursday with the publication of a firmware decryption key.…

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Tomorrow, DreamHost will square up to US DoJ to avoid handing over 1.3m IP addresses of anti-Trump site visitors

The Register - Thu, 2017-08-17 22:32
Data demand 'breaks First and Fourth Amendments'

Efforts by US prosecutors to identify up to 1.3 million people who accessed an anti-Trump protest website is unconstitutional, a court will hear on Friday.…

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Don't panic, Chicago, but 1.8 million of your voters' records leaked from a weak AWS silo

The Register - Thu, 2017-08-17 20:47
Personal info spills from another poorly secured Amazon service

A voting machine supplier for dozens of US states left records on 1.8 million Americans unsecured, in public view for anyone to download, in a misconfigured AWS storage system.…

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FYI: Web ad fraud looks really bad. Like, really, really bad. Bigly bad

The Register - Thu, 2017-08-17 19:47
Except at quality titles like El Reg, of course, cough

John Wanamaker, an American department store merchant who died almost a century ago, is noted for saying: "Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don't know which half."…

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Judge yanks plug out of AT&T's latest attack on Google Fiber

The Register - Thu, 2017-08-17 19:19
Judge throws out lawsuit seeking to prevent rollout of broadband cables

AT&T's legal battle to stop Google rolling out broadband internet in Louisville, Kentucky, has been halted in its tracks.…

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I say, BING DONG! Microsoft's search engine literally cocks up on front page for hours

The Register - Thu, 2017-08-17 16:59
Johnson, get a load of this

SFW Some of the dozens of users of Bing today spotted a lewd sand carving semi-hidden in the Microsoft search engine's front page splash photo.…

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London cops urged to scrap use of 'biased' facial recognition at Notting Hill Carnival

The Register - Thu, 2017-08-17 16:01
Year-on-year deployment isn’t really a trial, say privacy groups

London's Metropolitan Police have been urged to back down on plans to once again use facial recognition software at next weekend's Notting Hill Carnival.…

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Virtual assistant backlash imminent so buy them anyway

The Register - Thu, 2017-08-17 15:09
Say what now, Gartner?

Gartner has predicted a backlash against virtual assistants like Siri – but recommends that businesses deploy them anyway.…

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Russia's answer to Buckminster Fuller has a buttload of CGI and he's not afraid to use it

The Register - Thu, 2017-08-17 14:36
Gyroscopic trams, bunkerbeds! Enter the 'dope' world of Dahir Semenov

Earlier this week, Mashable, a clickbait site for millennials, showcased a novel urban transport system. It got very excited, calling it "dope" and the "future of transportation".…

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Making money is so DRAM easy for some memory-flingers

The Register - Thu, 2017-08-17 14:07
Another record revenue quarter ... even as drought eases

While we are recovering from the global DRAM shortage, there's still enough of a drought for chip-slingers to rake in record revenues.…

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London council 'failed to test' parking ticket app, exposed personal info

The Register - Thu, 2017-08-17 12:55
Authority fined £70k after missing URL manipulation

A London council has been fined £70,000 after design faults in its TicketViewer app allowed unauthorised access to 119 documents containing sensitive personal information.…

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