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Federal Communications Commission proposed stricter rules on how telco carriers should report data breaches

The Register - Thu, 2022-01-13 22:42
Customers shouldn't need to wait seven days before being told

The US Federal Communications Commission is considering imposing stricter rules requiring telecommunications carriers to report data breaches to customers and law enforcement more quickly.…

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Orca Security tells AWS fail tale with a happy ending

The Register - Thu, 2022-01-13 21:02
Those critical AWS flaws that exposed data and broke tenant separation? All fixed!

Two serious security vulnerabilities were recently found in AWS services, but because they were responsibly reported and the cloud biz responded quickly, no harm appears to have been done.…

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Wipro, Infosys and TCS feel pain of staff attrition as the Great Resignation continues

The Register - Thu, 2022-01-13 19:00
Indian IT consultancies say biz is booming as more customers consider cloud

Three of India's IT service giants – Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Infosys, and Wipro – held results calls yesterday revealing a booming business with room for multiple players.…

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TSMC allocates a third more on capital spending in 2022 – that's a fab-ulous $44bn on new plants and other things

The Register - Thu, 2022-01-13 17:17
Execs foresee fewer kinks in the supply chain this year? Perhaps

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will hike capital spending by a nearly third in 2022 to build out production capacity in the expectation that demand for chips keeps flooding in.…

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Google leads legacy Voice phone service out behind the barn, two shots ring out

The Register - Thu, 2022-01-13 16:17
Time to move, but be warned – not everything has survived the 'modern experience'

It appears that today's victim of the Chocolate Factory axeman is legacy Google Voice for personal accounts.…

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Ukrainian cops nab husband and wife suspected to be part of $1m ransomware operation

The Register - Thu, 2022-01-13 15:31
Plus three other suspects nicked in raids today

Ukrainian police have arrested five people on suspicion of operating a ransomware gang, including a husband-and-wife team, following tipoffs from UK law enforcement.…

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Austrian watchdog rules German company's use of Google Analytics breached GDPR by sending data to US

The Register - Thu, 2022-01-13 14:48
Schrems II ruling continues to trouble transatlantic data sharing

The Austrian data protection authority has ruled that use of Google Analytics by a German company is in breach of European law in light of the Schrems II EU-US data sharing ruling.…

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Insurance giant Lloyd's hires DXC to migrate org off legacy mainframes to AWS cloud

The Register - Thu, 2022-01-13 14:03
300-year-old institution to be dragged into the 21st century

Lloyd's, the world's largest insurance marketplace, has contracted DXC Technology to digitise its processes as part of a multi-year effort to move on from a largely paper-based, analogue way of working.…

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Admins report Hyper-V and domain controller issues after first Patch Tuesday of 2022

The Register - Thu, 2022-01-13 13:17
Start as you mean to go on, Microsoft

Microsoft's first Patch Tuesday of 2022 has, for some folk, broken Hyper-V and sent domain controllers into boot loops.…

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Pony Ma tells employees Tencent is ordinary and replaceable in company meeting

The Register - Thu, 2022-01-13 12:32
The golden days of unbridled growth in Chinese tech companies is over

Tencent CEO Pony Ma Huateng referred to his Chinese multinational company as "ordinary" and replaceable in a leaked company speech given at the 2021 end of year employee meeting.…

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Games Workshop has chucked another £500k at entrenched ERP project with no end to epic battle in sight

The Register - Thu, 2022-01-13 11:47
Plans for new online shop get seal of approval despite Microsoft Dynamics delays

UK tabletop wargames specialist Games Workshop has published the latest chapter in the long-running saga of how mighty IT warriors valiantly battled the intransigent forces of ERP.…

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'Admin error': AWS in dead company data centre planning application snafu in Oxfordshire

The Register - Thu, 2022-01-13 11:02
Northants man surprised to hear former biz address used

Some companies will go to great lengths to hide business expansion plans, but it appears AWS may have namechecked a defunct UK business in efforts to conceal a planning application for a new data centre.…

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Weed dispensary software company's ambitions pruned after Spotify trademark clash

The Register - Thu, 2022-01-13 10:17
Because they tried to call it Potify

It's back to the drawing board for a cannabis dispensary software company after an attempt to register the trademark "Potify" attracted the ire of music streaming platform Spotify.…

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HMRC tool for measuring IR35 status is so great, employers are ditching it in their droves

The Register - Thu, 2022-01-13 09:30
Survey shows majority of UK firms have lost at least half of their contractors over tax reform

The number of independent UK contractors assessed with the government's controversial CEST tool has fallen, according to a survey published today.…

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Volunteer Dutch flaw finders bag $100k to forward national bug bounty goal

The Register - Thu, 2022-01-13 08:33
Huntress Labs tips some loose change into vuln-spotters' cup

The Dutch Initiative for Vulnerability Disclosure has scored $100k towards its founder's hope of a nationwide bug bounty available for anything at all.…

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Open source maintainer threatens to throw in the towel if companies won't ante up

The Register - Thu, 2022-01-13 07:23
Apache PLC4X creator ends free support, asks for payment for his work

Yet another developer of open source software has tired of companies utilizing the code he helps maintain without giving anything back to support the project.…

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EthereumMax, a Kardashian and Floyd Mayweather Jr sued over alleged 'pump and dump' cryptocurrency scam

The Register - Thu, 2022-01-13 01:58
Angry punter wants his money back

Cryptocurrency startup EthereumMax and top celebrities including Kim Kardashian and Floyd Mayweather Jr are accused in a proposed class-action lawsuit of colluding in a pump-and-dump scheme that scammed victims.…

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US watchdog pokes Facebook a second time: Meta faces fresh monopoly lawsuit

The Register - Wed, 2022-01-12 23:34
If at first you don't succeed, you're probably the FTC

The Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust complaint that Facebook, er, Meta operates as a monopoly will be heard by the courts after the US watchdog's initial lawsuit was dismissed.…

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Ransomware puts New Mexico prison in lockdown: Cameras, doors go offline

The Register - Wed, 2022-01-12 22:03
Bernalillo County's Metropolitan Detention Center still recovering from infection

Bernalillo County, New Mexico, has been unable to comply with the settlement terms of a 27-year-old lawsuit over prison conditions because of a ransomware attack last week that saw prisoners back under manual control.…

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Nvidia CFO talks data centre opportunities, chip shortages

The Register - Wed, 2022-01-12 20:29
Tells investors it has secured supplies to full demand shortfall

Nvidia chief financial officer (CFO) Colette Kress says the company has only just begun to make an impact in the server market, and sees a huge opportunity for GPU acceleration there.…

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