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IBM researcher suing for age discrimination blames CEO Arvind Krishna for his ousting

The Register - Mon, 2021-11-22 21:22
Attorney for aggrieved scientist urges judge to let the evidence be presented

Analysis IBM has consistently denied that its layoffs over the past few years have targeted older workers.…

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SSL keys, sFTP passwords and more exposed after someone broke into GoDaddy Managed WordPress using 'compromised password'

The Register - Mon, 2021-11-22 20:37
Yikes: Up to 1.2 million customers affected

GoDaddy has admitted to America's financial watchdog that one or more miscreants broke into its systems and accessed a huge amount of customer data, from email addresses to SSL private keys.…

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Microsoft previews Azure App Service Automatic Scaling, for when defining your own rules is too much like hard work

The Register - Mon, 2021-11-22 19:01
What could possibly go wrong?

Microsoft has rolled out an early preview of Azure App Service Automatic Scaling – a handy tool, assuming Azure hasn't hit capacity once again.…

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Ecommerce platforms (cough, Magento) need patching before Black Friday, warns UK's National Cyber Security Centre

The Register - Mon, 2021-11-22 17:14
You're your own security team, remember?

If you run a small online business powered by the Magento ecommerce platform, Britain's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is begging you to make sure it's fully patched ahead of Black Friday.…

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UK health secretary confirms end for NHS Digital, architect of the GP data grab debacle

The Register - Mon, 2021-11-22 16:15
NHSX also doomed in shake-up of 'odd' tech leadership structure

The UK health secretary has confirmed the demise of NHS Digital and NHSX, the organisations that take various roles in NHS IT strategy and execution.…

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Replaced several times but still live and kicking: Windows Forms updated for .NET 6.0

The Register - Mon, 2021-11-22 15:12
High DPI continues to be a challenge in ancient desktop framework

Microsoft's oldest .NET desktop framework, Windows Forms, has been improved for .NET 6, though full support for high resolution displays is "a challenging undertaking," according to software engineer Igor Velikorossov.…

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Turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems admits to cyber incident, refuses to confirm if ransomware is at play

The Register - Mon, 2021-11-22 14:10
Company data compromised but not systems containing customer or supplier information

Vestas Wind Systems, one of the world's largest makers of wind turbines, today confirmed company data has been compromised in a "cyber security incident" that forced the firm to isolate parts of its IT infrastructure.…

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Just because you can do it doesn't mean you should: Install Linux on NTFS – on the same partition as Windows

The Register - Mon, 2021-11-22 13:29
Never mind the practicality, feel the grief

As alert folks of a cross-platform inclination will have noticed, Paragon's NTFS driver was accepted into the Linux kernel, and was released as part of 5.15. This has had a consequence they probably didn't consider, though: you can now boot Linux from an NTFS partition.…

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Munich mk2? Germany's Schleswig-Holstein plans to switch 25,000 PCs to LibreOffice

The Register - Mon, 2021-11-22 12:22
Another German region tries to ditch closed code for open source

From the department of If At First You Don't Succeed Try Try Again comes news that a German state is to have a crack at shifting thousands of PCs from proprietary software to an open-source alternative.…

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Nigeria's central bank digital currency is 'same Naira, more possibilities' – if you count government snooping

The Register - Mon, 2021-11-22 11:00
Privacy challenges and rushed implementation should make this cash alternative much less attractive

Opinion Nigeria recently became the first African country to launch its central bank digital currency (CBDC), the eNaira. However, there are significant privacy challenges that could make eNaira a lot less attractive.…

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SAP's Embedded Steampunk little use to those on anything but the most recent system

The Register - Mon, 2021-11-22 10:15
Effort to bring the ABAP programming language to S/4HANA cloud ERP system attracts criticism

SAP is launching support for its ABAP programming languages to offer developers the possibility to build more features directly into the S/4HANA Cloud version of its ERP system.…

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Russia's orbital insanity is almost beyond redemption – but there's space for improvement

The Register - Mon, 2021-11-22 09:30
Every debris cloud has a silver lining

Opinion International politics proves Homo sapiens' kinship with purple-arsed baboons. There is yelling, there is exaggerated gesture, there is much ballistic propulsion of poo. The point to it all is surprisingly laudable: avoid actual conflict by play-acting it out.…

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A tiny typo in an automated email to thousands of customers turns out to be a big problem for legal

The Register - Mon, 2021-11-22 08:30
Unexpected consequences of the SQL Slammer worm

Who, Me? Do you check your emails before sending them? Re-read a dozen times but still that typo sneaks through? Welcome to a Who, Me? in which a reader learns that one mistyped letter can result in a visit from the legal department.…

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India hovers over the Pause button for Big Tech's march onto one hundred million farms

The Register - Mon, 2021-11-22 08:01
By revisiting farm reform, PM Modi has left the future of the contentious 'AgriStack' uncertain

India has scrapped plans to reform its agriculture sector – a decision that looks like a win for the nation's farmers, but a setback for Big Tech.…

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Beijing issues fines for 43 Big Tech M&A deals all the way back to 2012

The Register - Mon, 2021-11-22 06:58
Alibaba and Tencent racked up more than ten cases – each

China's State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) has fined tech giants 43 times – with Alibaba, Baidu and Tencent told to pay up for failing to declare deals deemed to violate anti-monopoly legislation.…

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VMware recalls full vSphere update over driver dramas

The Register - Mon, 2021-11-22 05:58
Interoperability issues with Ethernet controller sends vSphere 7 Update 3 back to the drawing board

VMware has removed its latest major vSphere release – Version 7, Update 3 – from its download service, citing driver interoperability problems that could cause failures during upgrades.…

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After four bans, TikTok finally passes the Pakistan challenge

The Register - Mon, 2021-11-22 04:59
Video app promises not to let naughty content cross the border, and to ban those who try

Pakistan has allowed TikTok to resume operations on its soil.…

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Amazon India execs charged after sellers allegedly use site to smuggle marijuana

The Register - Mon, 2021-11-22 03:58
Ganja believe it? Seller claimed to sell 'Stevia leaves', but shifted a tonne of wacky 'baccy before being busted

Police in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh have charged Amazon India executives under narcotics laws, after uncovering a marijuana smuggling operation centered around the e-commerce website.…

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IBM tells POWER8 owners: the end is nigh for upgrades

The Register - Mon, 2021-11-22 01:59
If you want more memory or internal storage, ordering before April 2022 is wise

IBM has warned owners of POWER8 servers that their upgrade options are about to become limited.…

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Server Error 500 sees some Tesla drivers locked out of their MuskMobiles

The Register - Sun, 2021-11-21 23:58
CEO blames 'Increased verbosity of network traffic'

Some Tesla drivers who fancied going for a spin on Saturday were unable to do so after an update to the cars' companion app produced server errors.…

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