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Google sued for firing staff who claim they tried to follow 'Don't be evil' motto

The Register - Wed, 2021-12-01 21:49
Civil complaint dovetails with ongoing litigation over alleged union busting

Around 2001, Google adopted the motto "Don't be evil" to summarize its avowed values and to spell out the ethical behavior expected from employees.…

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Microsoft's Teams Essential tier seems designed to coax people on to Business Basic

The Register - Wed, 2021-12-01 20:01
Looks like good value, but sorely lacking in some important areas

Because not everyone is a Microsoft 365 customer, Microsoft has launched a Teams Essentials standalone product to try to nab those remaining holdouts.…

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Russia: It isn't just us – a bit of an old US rocket might get as close as 5.4km to the ISS

The Register - Wed, 2021-12-01 19:05
Meanwhile, Soyuz Cluedo continues: It was someone, with the drill, in the habitation module

Russian news agency TASS has reported that a chunk of a US Pegasus carrier rocket is due to whizz past the International Space Station (ISS) at a minimum distance of 5.4km this week.…

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Microsoft: What's that? A patch for make-me-admin vuln? Sorry – can't hear you. Have a new jumper instead

The Register - Wed, 2021-12-01 17:12
Redmond fiddles with Paint while Windows burns

Users wondering if Microsoft is going to do anything about the holes in its flagship operating system will be relieved to note it has found time to fiddle with Paint dialogs and unleash another Christmas jumper.…

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So it turns out Google would like to pass Knative to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation after all

The Register - Wed, 2021-12-01 16:19
That means the 'forseeable future' at Mountain View is... about two years

What a difference two years makes. Knative has applied to become a Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) incubating project.…

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What a cluster fsck: New scheduling code plus Intel's Alder Lake CPU mix equals a slower Linux kernel 5.16

The Register - Wed, 2021-12-01 15:27
Can we just postpone these changes to next year?

The mixture of performance and efficiency CPUs in Intel's 12th-gen Core processors, code-named Alder Lake, hasn't just caused problems for some Windows gamers – it's led to complications for Linux.…

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Singapore and UK ink digital trade agreements at Future Tech Forum in London

The Register - Wed, 2021-12-01 14:30
Such memorandums of understanding are all the rage

Singapore and the UK signed three memorandums of understanding (MoUs) this week, hoping to strengthen digital connectivity between the two island nations.…

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Pension cold-calling financial services biz cops largest ever fine from UK data watchdog

The Register - Wed, 2021-12-01 13:50
EB Associates facing £140k penalty for 107,000 illegal calls

EB Associates, a London-based financial advisory business, is facing a £140,000 fine from the UK's data watchdog after it instigated 107,000 illegal cold calls to people about their pensions.…

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Microsoft shareholders vote for a report into harassment within the company

The Register - Wed, 2021-12-01 13:08
Median pay gap reporting found less favour

Microsoft shareholders have voted for a report into the effectiveness of the company's sexual harassment policies while rejecting another on median pay gaps across race and gender.…

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Could we use an LLVM-based cross-compiler to build apps for quantum computers? This alliance says yes

The Register - Wed, 2021-12-01 12:16
Microsoft, Linux Foundation-backed QIR has a chance to make QC source code portable across different systems

The Linux Foundation has launched a group called the QIR Alliance to make quantum computing applications more portable across hardware architectures and simulators.…

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Brit RPA upstart Blue Prism falls into arms of US tech holdings biz SS&C for £1.24bn

The Register - Wed, 2021-12-01 12:02
Software automation specialist escaping London Stock Exchange

The board of Brit robotic process automation specialist Blue Prism is recommending a £1.243bn cash bid by Bolt Bidco, the subsidiary of tech holdings SS&C that trumped a £1.1bn offer from Vista Equity Partners (VEP).…

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Big challenge with hardware subscriptions? Getting what we need, not what someone else wants us to have

The Register - Wed, 2021-12-01 10:45
Reject the one-size-fits-all approach offered by the cloud giants

Register Debate Welcome to the latest Register Debate in which writers discuss technology topics, and you the reader choose the winning argument. The format is simple: we propose a motion, the arguments for the motion will run this Monday and Wednesday, and the arguments against on Tuesday and Thursday. During the week you can cast your vote on which side you support using the poll embedded below, choosing whether you're in favour or against the motion. The final score will be announced on Friday, revealing whether the for or against argument was most popular.

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ESA's Solar Orbiter sails safely past Earth despite orbiting debris concerns

The Register - Wed, 2021-12-01 09:59
See if you can guess when the spacecraft thrusters took over

ESA's Solar Orbiter has completed its flyby of Earth, collecting science data as it did so, and appears to be headed back into deep space without any close encounters with orbiting debris.…

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On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... a coding puzzle and it's a doozy

The Register - Wed, 2021-12-01 09:15
2021 Advent of Code prepares for launch

It's that time of year again, when all good little developers count down to the festive season with the Advent of Code.…

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Last chance: Get hands-on ML experience in Prof Mark Whitehorn’s introductory web workshop

The Register - Wed, 2021-12-01 08:30
December 3 is the final day to buy tickets – book now or miss out

Event On December 9, at 0900 GMT, Register regular Mark Whitehorn and the people behind our machine-learning conference MCubed will bring an online workshop about the foundations of AI straight to your desk.…

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Samsung wheels out new silicon that turns cars into 5G-fuelled entertainment hubs

The Register - Wed, 2021-12-01 07:56
Nice wheels! Thanks, it's got eight Cortex-A76 cores, a 5G modem and 32GB of RAM

Samsung has wheeled out three new slabs of silicon for automotive applications.…

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UK watchdog's punishment for Blackbaud, Easyjet, other big privacy lawbreakers was slap on the wrist in private

The Register - Wed, 2021-12-01 07:28
Is this what they call light-touch regulation?

Blackbaud was given a private slap on the wrist by the UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) after paying off criminals who stole users' financial data from the cloud CRM biz's servers.…

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Beijing wants to level up China's software industry, with an emphasis on FOSS

The Register - Wed, 2021-12-01 06:57
Plans to build 'two or three open source communities with international influence' in the next five years

China's software industry is underperforming internationally and needs to lean into open source technology to improve, the nation's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) on Tuesday.…

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We've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Mega-comets lurking in solar systems, spewing carbon monoxide

The Register - Wed, 2021-12-01 06:32
Comet BB is not only largest of its type that we know of, it was likely active billions of miles from the Sun

Not only is comet Bernardinelli-Bernstein the largest of its kind known, it’s also one of the most active, distant comets, likely spewing plumes of gas further out from the Sun than expected.…

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Need a new CEO, Salesforce? Have two – Bret Taylor and Marc Beioff to share the job

The Register - Wed, 2021-12-01 05:58
Restores twin CEO structure that ended in 2020, no indication this has deeper meaning

SaaS sultan Salesforce has announced a new CEO: Bret Taylor, previously the company's president and chief operating officer.…

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