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'We're not omnipotent,' trills National Cyber Security Centre in open-armed pitch to UK biz

The Register - 52 min 58 sec ago
If we all chip in, we can help secure old Blighty

Cyber UK 2019 "We're talking about how to design telecoms systems properly for the long term," National Cyber Security Centre CEO Ciaran Martin told press at UK.gov's infosec event in Glasgow today. "That is a bigger and sometimes different issue from the Chinese."…

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SAP's cloud revenues swell 45% – just don't ask about the gaping €136m hole in profits

The Register - 1 hour 22 min ago
Qualtrics slurp and restructure aren't making any money yet

SAP's cloud biz is ballooning, but aggressive restructuring efforts and charges related to the recent $8bn buy of Qualtrics have resulted in an operating loss of €136m for Q1 of its fiscal 2019.…

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Brit spy chief: We need trust or we won't have a 'licence to operate in cyberspace'

The Register - 2 hours 19 min ago
GCHQ U-turns, wants Joe Public onside as well as industry

Cyber UK 2019 GCHQ's director-general has called for more public trust in the controversial British spy agency.…

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Remember Windows Media Center? Well, the SDK is now on GitHub to be poked at your leisure

The Register - 2 hours 49 min ago
If you ever wanted to write an extension for Microsoft's long-dead media hub, you can

One of the original managers of the Microsoft's ill-fated Windows Media Center has made the SDK available on GitHub.…

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Rising sea levels? How about the rising risk of someone using a nuke?

The Register - 3 hours 58 min ago
UK Lords cite 'irresponsible rhetoric' and communication as factors. Sound familiar?

Never mind the climate, things are looking decidedly dicey on the nuke front, according to the UK's House of Lords.…

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President Trump sits down with Twitter boss for crunch talks: Why am I losing followers?

The Register - 5 hours 14 min ago
Commander-in-chief whined about waning e-peen – report

When the "leader of the free world" hauled Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey into the White House for a meeting yesterday, you would be forgiven for thinking they'd attempt to address the issues that have bedevilled social media of late – bots, disinformation, unsolicited DMs, Nazis...…

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The peelable, foldable phone has become the great white whale of tech

The Register - 6 hours 22 min ago
Now Samsung wants its samples back

Analysis So. Gartner was right to be cautious about the foldable phone after all. Samsung has postponed the 3 May launch of the Galaxy Fold handset, and now Reuters reports that the Korean giant wants all the samples back.…

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IT sales star wins $600k lawsuit against Oracle in Qatar – but can't collect, because the Oracle he sued suddenly vanished

The Register - 6 hours 57 min ago
Database biz shifted its assets to another biz mid-trial

In January last year, after four years of litigation, a former Oracle sales rep in Qatar won a lawsuit against the database giant to collect unpaid sales commission.…

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Windows 10 May 2019 Update thwarted by obscure tech known as 'external storage'

The Register - 7 hours 37 min ago
USBs and SD cards can result in a drive-letter switcheroo

Fans of the underused and little-known technology mostly referred to as "external storage" have found themselves blocked from installing the Windows 10 May 2019 Update.…

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UK cautiously gives Huawei the nod for 5G network gear sales

The Register - 8 hours 20 min ago
But only on the edge, Chinese giant not trusted in the core

Britain will allow Huawei infrastructure kit on 5G mobile networks, according to reports, but not into the core of those networks, which is where UK spies fear Chinese backdoors exists.…

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Thanks to the NASA InSIght probe (and British tools) you can now listen to the sound of a Martian earthquake

The Register - 9 hours 54 min ago
Astroboffins rejoice over tiny rumblings underground

Video NASA’s InSight lander has detected seismic waves on Mars for the first time and the space agency is letting everyone else listen in too.…

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Cache in those chips: Intel emits more ninth-gen Core processors, Nvidia touts GPUs and swipes back at Tesla

The Register - 11 hours 26 min ago
Quick summary as your morning coffee brews

Roundup You're busy. We're busy... looking busy. Here's a quick catch up on this week's chip news for you.…

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Baffling tale of Apple shops' 'non-facial' 'facial recognition', a stolen ID, and a $1bn lawsuit after a wrongful arrest

The Register - Tue, 2019-04-23 23:41
Teen loses driving permit, gets wrongly linked to spat of thefts

A teenager is suing Apple in the US for one billion dollars, claiming he was misidentified as a thief by the iGiant's facial-recognition systems its stores.…

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Accenture sued over website redesign so bad it Hertz: Car hire biz demands $32m+ for 'defective' cyber-revamp

The Register - Tue, 2019-04-23 21:12
Rental firm fuming after consultancy 'never delivered a functional site or mobile app'

Car rental giant Hertz is suing over a website redesign from hell.…

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California's politicians rush to gut internet privacy law with pro-tech giant amendments

The Register - Tue, 2019-04-23 19:38
Meanwhile, the only pro-privacy proposal gets quietly pulled

Analysis The right for Californians to control the private data that tech companies hold on them may be undermined today at a critical committee hearing in Sacramento.…

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Node.js version 12 is now out: Let's pop the hood and see what's inside this JS runtime

The Register - Tue, 2019-04-23 19:03
TLS 1.3, speedups, reduced memory overhead, and more

Node.js, the popular JavaScript runtime that relies on the Chrome V8 JavaScript engine, hit version 12 on Tuesday, bringing with a handful of potentially useful features and capabilities.…

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Dell EMC and Cisco renew their vows as converged offspring VxBlock turns 10

The Register - Tue, 2019-04-23 17:30
Yes, converged infrastructure model is still a thing

Dell EMC and Cisco have renewed the dark pact under which the two collaborated on converged infrastructure (CI) products for a decade.…

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Lightbits? More like Latebits amirite? Israeli outfit finally swings by the all-flash array party

The Register - Tue, 2019-04-23 16:30
Is it a nerd? Is it a control plane? No, it's... SuperSSD

Israeli NVMe/TCP pioneer Lightbits finally showed up to the all-flash array market today with an Ethernet-attached SSD appliance – the imaginatively named SuperSSD.…

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It was that gosh-darn anomaly again, says SpaceX as smoke billows from Crew Dragon test site

The Register - Tue, 2019-04-23 15:30
NASA schedules walloped, Cynus launches, and Owen Garriott's final voyage

Roundup It has been an eventful past seven days in space what with SpaceX making a big cloud o' orange smoke, Cygnus docking, and veteran astronaut Owen Garriott taking his final journey into the black.…

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UK High Court confirms the way GSM gateways were banned was illegal

The Register - Tue, 2019-04-23 14:30
Ministers can't tell Ofcom to ignore the law after all

UK comms regulator Ofcom can't be ordered to ignore its legal duties, the High Court has ruled, paving the way for GSM gateway operators to claim compensation after Home Office ministers and mandarins destroyed their businesses.…

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