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Windows 11 comes bearing THAAS, Trojan Horse as a service

The Register - 59 min 33 sec ago
You may know it better as Teams. Giddy up

Column You can spot a veteran of the Browser Wars a mile off. These fearsome conflicts, fought across the desktops of the world not 20 years ago, left deep scars. Just whisper "Best viewed in IE6" in any crowd of Generation 95'ers, and watch grown men and women weep like babies as their hands grasp for an invisible mouse to click on that long-gone Close Window.…

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What is your greatest weakness? The definitive list of the many kinds of interviewer you will meet in Hell

The Register - 1 hour 44 min ago
You don't mind if we record this, do you?

Feature Having shown you some top tips on how people screw up their CVs and interviews, we now move to the weakest link: the interviewer. This article draws on my own experiences from grunt programmer, CTO to headhunter with many years in the recruitment game. Names have been obscured to protect the guilty.…

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Russia's Pirs ISS module scheduled to fall away, much like Moscow's interest in the space station

The Register - 2 hours 20 min ago
Troubled Nauka might actually make it after four orbit corrections – since we left work Friday.

Russia's space agency spent the weekend trying to get one module to the International Space Station and deciding to ditch another.…

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Somebody is destined for somewhere hot, and definitely not Coventry

The Register - 2 hours 44 min ago
Praise be for Firewalls

Who, Me? Welcome to Who, Me?, where hallowed ground gets trampled as a reader inadvertently cleans up the collective act of the senior staff.…

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VMware's security boss suddenly bails

The Register - 4 hours 15 min ago
Tom Corn heads to Open Systems as Virtzilla hints its SmartNIC push has borne fruit

Video VMware's security products boss has bailed.…

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DEF CON offers beginner-level Spot the Fed this year: He'll be on stage giving a keynote

The Register - 6 hours 5 min ago
Plus: Microsoft responds to another NTLM relay attack technique, and more

In brief DEF CON's 'Spot the Fed' game is going to be a little easier than usual this year: the head of the US government's Homeland Security is giving a keynote.…

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Pentagon grounds own report that said China's DJI drones are safe

The Register - 7 hours 16 min ago
Someone seems to have leaked a draft document that represented a radical reversal

The United States Department of Defence (DoD) has re-iterated that it thinks drones made by Chinese firm DJI represent a security risk, after an internal document suggesting the opposite leaked to the press.…

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China sets goal of running single-stack IPv6 network by 2030, orders upgrade blitz

The Register - 9 hours 29 min ago
All levels of industry and government told to get moving, consumers encouraged to buy new Wi-Fi routers

China's Central Cyberspace Affairs Commission and Cyberspace Administration have set out a plan for massive adoption of IPv6.…

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Cloudflare slams AWS egress fees to convince web giant to join its discount data club

The Register - Sat, 2021-07-24 00:07
Lower your prices and play nicer, CDN goliath suggests

Cloudflare on Friday accused competitor Amazon Web Services of massive markups and hindering customer data portability, even as it invited the cloud services giant to join its discount data initiative known as the Bandwidth Alliance.…

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With Alphabet's legendary commitment to products, we can't wait to see what its robotics biz Intrinsic achieves

The Register - Fri, 2021-07-23 22:22
Google parent hopes to inject AI into factory machines

Alphabet today launched its latest tech startup, Intrinsic, which aims to build commercial software that will power industrial robots.…

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Google fixes 'Chromebork' one-character code typo that prevented Chrome OS logins

The Register - Fri, 2021-07-23 20:49
Programming blunder is the second such snafu this month

Bug of the week Google has fixed a bug in Chrome OS version 91.0.4472.165 that surfaced on Monday and prevented some users from being able to login to their systems.…

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Rackspace literally decimates workforce: One in ten staffers let go this week

The Register - Fri, 2021-07-23 19:55
85% of those jobs will be rehired, just in cheaper countries

Around 10 per cent of Rackspace staff, predominantly in the US it seems, got an unwelcome email this week informing them they were being let go.…

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Punchy Italian kartist gets 15-year ban for trackside rampage... and other stories

The Register - Fri, 2021-07-23 19:01
An unexpectedly vehicular collection of chaos and confusion for your consideration

Welcome back for another compendium of tomfoolery from this week for those who enjoy a bit of light-hearted piffle. And let's face it, who doesn't?…

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Latest Windows 11 Preview a well-rounded update – literally

The Register - Fri, 2021-07-23 18:17
What else is round? Oh yes, holes

While the Windows of today may have more holes in it than a 20-year-old pair of underpants, Microsoft has continued plugging away at previews for the upcoming iteration, Windows 11.…

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Apologetic Audacity rewrites privacy policy after 'significant lapse in communication'

The Register - Fri, 2021-07-23 17:30
Of course kids are allowed. Whatever gave you the impression they weren't?

Open-source audio editor Audacity this week posted an apology on GitHub in response to the entirely predictable furore over the platform's privacy policy.…

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eBay cyberstalking victims sue internet tat bazaar over former staff members' campaign of harassment

The Register - Fri, 2021-07-23 16:45
We endured enormous cruelty and abuse and feared for our lives, say couple

A couple from the US who run a small ecommerce publication have launched legal action against eBay accusing the company of a "coordinated effort to intimidate, threaten to kill, torture, terrorize, stalk and silence" them to muzzle their coverage.…

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Anyone fancy a Snowmobile full of Bags O'Crap? It'll be on the list somewhere

The Register - Fri, 2021-07-23 16:02
Reg reader reveals colossal 821-item collection of Amazon trademarks tucked away on its site

Recently, a Reg reader contacted us at Vulture (virtual) Towers with something odd they'd found online – a page tucked away in the little-visited “Legal Policies” section of Amazon's website containing a "non-exhaustive" list of all the trademarks held by the company.…

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Subcontractors working on CityFibre's £45m Derby rollout threaten to 'rip up tarmac' in dispute over payments

The Register - Fri, 2021-07-23 15:15
Main contractor J McCann insists it takes its obligations 'very seriously'

Contractors helping to lay fibre cables under streets in Derby have threatened to scrap their work and "rip up tarmac" they've laid – unless they get paid.…

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Reserve Bank of India official suggests country may soon have a digital currency pilot

The Register - Fri, 2021-07-23 15:15
CBDC would be released in phases to prevent volatility

India may be launching a digital currency, an official from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said today.…

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Intel: 'Another one to two years before the industry is able to completely catch up with demand'

The Register - Fri, 2021-07-23 14:30
CEO reassures punters that $40bn foundry spending will pay off

Intel boss Pat Gelsinger reckons global semiconductor shortages that continue to disrupt tech industry supply chains could last until 2023, around the time Chipzilla will at last release its first 7nm process CPU, Meteor Lake.…

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