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Shhh! Microsoft, Intel, Google and more sign up to the Confidential Computing Consortium

The Register - 34 min 53 sec ago
You can make your own joke about foxes and hen houses...

The Linux Foundation has signed up the likes of Microsoft and Google for its Confidential Computing Consortium, a group with the laudable goal of securing sensitive data.…

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Devs invited to bake 'Run on Google Cloud' button into git repos... By Google, of course

The Register - 1 hour 19 min ago
An offer you can refuse?

Google has come up with a neat idea to promote its serverless container service, Cloud Run, by asking developers to incorporate a "Run on Google Cloud" button into their git repositories.…

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TalkTalk's voice-over is writing speeds that its text can't match: Ad pulled from broadcast

The Register - 2 hours 2 min ago
Mere threat of time on naughty step has ISP redrafting

An advert for TalkTalk broadband has been taken down for promoting incorrect speeds, The Register can confirm.…

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Brit rocketeer Skyrora reckons it'll be orbital in 3 years – that is, if UK government plays ball

The Register - 2 hours 47 min ago
El Reg speaks to small-sat upstart in Edinburgh

Interview With two launches of the SkyLark Nano under its belt, Skyrora aim to go orbital in the coming years - assuming UK Parliament keeps up. The Register had a chat with the Brit rocketeer at its Edinburgh HQ to learn more.…

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Gartner awakens from trance, tells huddled villagers: 5G revenue will almost double to $4.2bn next year!

The Register - 3 hours 43 min ago
It has been foretold!

IT prophesier Gartner has performed its ritual reading of market omens to foretell next year's global 5G network infrastructure revenue. The hype wizards reckon that in 2020 the market will hit $4.2bn, an 89 per cent increase from 2019 revenue of $2.2bn.…

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Buying a Chromebook? Don't forget to check that best-before date

The Register - 4 hours 41 min ago
Google's little-known Auto Update Expiration D-Day leaves users bereft of auto software refreshes and more – here's how to check yours

It is unlikely to be printed on the box, but every Chromebook has an "Auto Update Expiration (AUE) Date" after which the operating system is unsupported by Google.…

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Don't trust Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency, boffins warn: Zuck & Co know that hash is king

The Register - 5 hours 44 min ago
It's not about the money, it's about the identifiers

Analysis Facebook's proposed digital currency Libra, and its accompanying digital wallet Calibra, should be scrutinized not only by financial regulators – as lawmakers in the US and Europe have already started to do – but by national entities concerned with law, public safety and defense.…

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How Lego, Bayer and iRobot use serverless tech to get ahead – find out with us this autumn

The Register - 6 hours 49 min ago
Book now: Serverless Computing London early-bird ticket offer ends soon

Event When you're getting to grips with new technology, there’s nothing like learning from experts who’ve done it before. And when those folks hail from some of the most well-known companies in the world, all the better.…

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Disgruntled bug-hunter drops Steam zero-day to get back at Valve for refusing him a bounty

The Register - 7 hours 33 min ago
EoP bug now free for the world to see after bounty was rejected

A security bod angry at Valve's handling of bug reports has released a zero-day vulnerability affecting the games giant's flagship Steam app.…

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The Joy of Six... critical security patches: Cisco small biz switches open to hijacking via web UI

The Register - 12 hours 31 min ago
Plus UCS and other gear need updates

Cisco has emitted a fresh round of software updates to address security holes in its network switches and controllers.…

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Cali court backs ex-Apple engineer who says he invented Find My iPhone and Passbook

The Register - Wed, 2019-08-21 22:54
Computing giant labeled 'ungenerous' for fighting lawsuit

Apple has lost its bid to dismiss a former employee's lawsuit over claims he invented services like Find My iPhone and Passbook but was not included on patents subsequently filed by the tech giant.…

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Finally. Thanks so much, nerds. Google, Apple, Mozilla end government* internet spying for good

The Register - Wed, 2019-08-21 22:28
* Terms and conditions apply. Offer not valid outside Kazakhstan. Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up payments

On Wednesday, Google, Apple, and Mozilla said their web browsers will block the Kazakhstan root Certificate Authority (CA) certificate – following reports that ISPs in the country have required customers to install a government-issued certificate that enables online spying.…

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Eighty-year-old US 'web scam man' on the run after pocketing $250,000 in Dem 'donations'

The Register - Wed, 2019-08-21 20:56
Feds claim John Pierre Dupont created fundraising websites supposedly for Beto O'Rourke, others, then nicked the dosh

A man facing criminal charges for bilking US voters out of $250,000 by accepting donations for politicians, including Beto O'Rourke, is on the run.…

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Here's a top tip: Don't trust the new guy – block web domains less than a month old. They are bound to be dodgy

The Register - Wed, 2019-08-21 19:53
Better to be aggressive and safe than sorry

IT admins could go a long way towards protecting their users from malware and other dodgy stuff on the internet if they ban access to any web domain less than a month old.…

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Sueball claims Tesla solar panels are so effective, they started fires at Walmart stores

The Register - Wed, 2019-08-21 19:00
Supermarket biz wants them torn out at Musk firm's expense

American supermarket chain Walmart is suing Tesla over claims that solar panels supplied by Elon Musk's company keep setting its shops on fire.…

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US soldier cleared of taking armoured vehicle out for joyride – because he's insane, court says

The Register - Wed, 2019-08-21 18:00
60-mile Virginia roadtrip thankfully ended peacefully

A US Army officer who "borrowed" an armoured vehicle to go on a joyride has been cleared of wrongdoing by a military court – by "reason of insanity".…

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Brit-built trundlebot eyeing up a July 2020 launch as cams fitted to ExoMars mission rover

The Register - Wed, 2019-08-21 17:00
Now, about those parachutes...

While ESA continues to grapple with balky parachutes ahead of the ExoMars 2020 mission, the cameras for the Rosalind Franklin rover have been fitted to the British-built trundlebot.…

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A challenger appears: Taiwanese devs' answer to Gemini PDA wraps a Raspberry Pi in a tablet

The Register - Wed, 2019-08-21 16:02
Portable Linux with fully open-source hardware in the CutiePi

A team of Taiwanese engineers is planning to release an eight-inch tablet based on the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3+.…

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Microsoft: Reckon our code is crap? Prove it and $30k could be yours

The Register - Wed, 2019-08-21 15:00
Doors on the Edge Insider Bounty Program flung open

Having finally pushed out the first Beta preview of its Chromium-based browser, Microsoft has launched a bounty programme aimed at getting researchers to kick the tyres on its latest and greatest.…

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Sorry script kiddies, hacktivism isn't cool anymore: No one cares about stuff that's easy-peasy to defend against

The Register - Wed, 2019-08-21 14:00
So much for Beto O'Rourke's cow-related capers

The youthful doings of US presidential wannabe Beto O'Rourke are in sharp decline, according to threat intel biz Recorded Future, which reckons folk have fallen out of love with hacktivism.…

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