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Hyperconverged infrastructure provider Nutanix reports bigger loss than turnover

The Register - Wed, 2021-11-24 15:42
Hardware supply chain issues? Somebody else's problem, guv

Hyperconverged infrastructure software outfit Nutanix has almost, but not quite, stopped burning cash as its cash flow neared positivity in its latest set of results.…

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Max Schrems hits Irish Data Protection Commissioner with corruption complaint

The Register - Wed, 2021-11-24 15:05
Watchdog argues 'fairness' in process should keep some documents confidential

Data privacy campaign group noyb, founded by Austrian lawyer Max Schrems, has filed a complaint with the Austrian Office for the Prosecution of Corruption (WKStA) for a potential violation of Austrian criminal laws by the Irish Data Protection Commission.…

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Microsoft restores Remote Assistance to Intune – this time as a premium feature

The Register - Wed, 2021-11-24 13:53
Customers accuse Redmond of making standard functionality a pricey extra

Microsoft is restoring first-party support for Remote Assistance, logging onto a user's PC to troubleshoot, but "at a price above the existing licensing options."…

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Apple's Pegasus lawsuit a 'declaration of war' against offensive software developers, says Kaspersky director

The Register - Wed, 2021-11-24 13:12
Regional exec says Apple wants offensive researchers out of the field because they are harmful to the reputation of the company

Kaspersky's APAC director of Global Research and Analysis, Vitaly Kamluk, has called Apple's lawsuit against Pegasus maker NSO a "declaration of war against software developers."…

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NASA boffins seem to think we're worth saving from fiery asteroid death so they're shooting a spaceship at one

The Register - Wed, 2021-11-24 12:28
Bruce Willis not required

NASA and the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory's (APL) Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission is under way following a successful launch atop a SpaceX Falcon 9.…

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European carriers push for more OpenRAN support... but it might not end in a win

The Register - Wed, 2021-11-24 11:44
'Many appear to placing huge bets on it as a replacement for Huawei'

Analysis Hot on the heels of the UK government enshrining in law the power to strip out Huawei, five European carriers have banded together to ask European policymakers to push the development of open radio access network (OpenRAN).…

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How a malicious Android app could covertly turn the DSP in your MediaTek-powered phone into an eavesdropping bug

The Register - Wed, 2021-11-24 11:00
Millions of devices potentially vulnerable, we're told

Check Point Research will today spill the beans on security holes it found within the audio processor firmware in millions of smartphones, which can be potentially exploited by malicious apps to secretly eavesdrop on people.…

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Lenovo ThinkPad T14s: Impressively average, which is how corporate buyers like it

The Register - Wed, 2021-11-24 10:15
This is likely what the IT dept would chuck the regular user

Review Lenovo has bucked the trend for vanishingly slim bezels and a paucity of ports with a conservative take on the corporate laptop in the form of the latest T14s ThinkPad.…

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LoRa to the Moon and back: Messages bounced off lunar surface using off-the-shelf hardware

The Register - Wed, 2021-11-24 09:30
... and a damn big radio telescope

A team of scientists has managed to bounce a LoRa message off the Moon, setting an impressive record of 730,360km for the furthest distance such a data message has travelled.…

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Apple, Amazon fined to the tune of €200m for colluding over Beats headphones sales

The Register - Wed, 2021-11-24 08:29
Trillion-dollar giants vow to appeal against penalties that amount to just a few hours of profit

Italy's competition authority has fined Apple and Amazon €200m after deciding the pair colluded to unfairly restrict the supply of Apple products and Beats headphones in the Euro nation.…

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VMware waiting for Tanzu take-off, tops guidance as customers kick tyres

The Register - Wed, 2021-11-24 07:53
Clouds and hardware types queueing up to talk now Virtzilla is free of Dell

VMware has posted another quarter of strong financial results and revealed that industry players have started to discuss new possibilities now that the company is not part of Dell.…

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India to ban private cryptocurrency, create official version instead

The Register - Wed, 2021-11-24 06:45
Description of new 'Official Digital Currency Bill' appears to allow general use of Blockchain

India’s government appears set to ban private cryptocurrencies.…

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Mature networking vendor seeks flexible commitment from software suitors

The Register - Wed, 2021-11-24 05:57
Cisco’s new software license agreement means one payment can cover code and services

Cisco has updated its main software licence, the Enterprise Agreement, to version 3.0 and claims it’s now more flexible as while you need to commit to a certain level of spend up-front, your payments can be shifted among products, or even spent on services.…

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Yeehaw, y'all! Texas done got itself a honkin' new Samsung semiconductor plant

The Register - Wed, 2021-11-24 04:58
$17B worth of chip factory will go nicely with the big BBQ joints in the town of Taylor

Samsung has finally announced the location of the US semiconductor manufacturing facility it's building with an eye on addressing global silicon shortages: Taylor, Texas.…

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35,000 Singapore residents applied for quarantine-free travel online at the same time

The Register - Wed, 2021-11-24 03:28
In unexpected development, website promptly fell over

A website operated by Singapore’s border control agency, Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA), fell over for five hours almost as soon as registrations for overseas travel were offered to expats who had been stuck in the city-state for over 18 months.…

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China trying to export its Great Firewall and governance model

The Register - Wed, 2021-11-24 02:56
Beware of Communists bearing internet governance proposals, says Australian Strategic Policy Institute

China is actively trying to export its internal internet governance model, according to a paper from the International Cyber Policy Centre at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.…

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Should be easy to win the rights to .tv when you're name-checked in the contract's tech reqs – right, Afilias?

The Register - Tue, 2021-11-23 23:40
Funny how this has happened again

References to Afilias have been spotted in the technical requirements for the contract to run the trendy top-level domain .tv, suggesting the process is in one way or another stacked in the internet registry operator's favor.…

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Apple sues 'amoral 21st century mercenaries' NSO for infecting iPhones with Pegasus spyware

The Register - Tue, 2021-11-23 20:58
iGiant pledges any damages plus $10m to anti-cybersurveillance groups

Apple today sued NSO Group, which sells spyware to governments and other organizations, for infecting and snooping on people's iPhones.…

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Zero-day proof-of-concept exploit lands for Windows make-me-admin vulnerability

The Register - Tue, 2021-11-23 20:21
InstallerFileTakeOver code pops up on GitHub

The day has a 'y' in it, so it must be time for another zero day to drop for a Microsoft product. In this case, a local privilege-elevation vulnerability to gain control of fully patched Windows 10, 11, and Server systems up to the 2022 build.…

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Genetically modified E coli bacteria produce ink for 3D printing programmable objects

The Register - Tue, 2021-11-23 19:35
Drug delivery, environmental clean up, building in space among possible applications

Scientists say they have succeeded in producing programmable 3D printed objects from microbial ink produced by genetically modified E coli (Escherichia coli) bacteria.…

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