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IBM cuts ribbon on quantum computing centre wherein a 53-qubit monster lurks

29 min 45 sec ago
Can probably run Crysis

IBM has opened a quantum computing centre in Poughkeepsie, New York, which adds 10 quantum systems to Big Blue's fleet.…

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UK launches online VAT inquiry following fears of Brexit fraudster surge

1 hour 5 min ago
Come on guys, we're losing £1.5bn per year

An inquiry into online value-added tax (VAT) fraud is being launched this autumn, following concerns there may be an uptick in scams after Brexit.…

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WannaCry is still the smallpox of infosec. But the latest strain (sort of) immunises its victims

1 hour 49 min ago
Whatever you do, don't pay the ransom

Analysis WannaCry – the file-scrambling ransomware that infamously locked up Britain's NHS and a bunch of other organisations worldwide in May 2017 – is still a live-ish threat to this day, infosec researchers reckon.…

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Byte Night 2019 just weeks away: Ready to sleep on the streets for charity?

2 hours 22 min ago
Bed down for the night with tech's great and good at Action for Children fundraiser

That sound you can hear is the clock ticking down on your chance to register for this year’s Byte Night sleep out.…

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Hurrah, we trained machine learning algos to predict how bad a forest fire will be

2 hours 52 min ago
Doh! It only gives us the right answer half of the time

Forest fires have apparently ravaged over four million acres of land across the United States so far this year, and the problem is only getting worse with global warming. Enter technology's hottest solution: Machine learning.…

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The Central Telegraph Office was serving spam 67 years before vikings sang about it on telly

3 hours 36 min ago
Farewell to St Paul's telco treasury

Geek's Guide to Britain The BT Centre is an unremarkable-looking building just north of St Paul's Cathedral, nine storeys of Portland stone with straight unadorned 1980s lines softened by curved corners. The headquarters of the UK's largest telco could be mistaken for an apartment block if it wasn't for the company's logo.…

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IT now stands for Intermediate Targets: Tech providers pwned by snoops eyeing up customers – report

5 hours 57 min ago
Symantec says Tortoiseshell crew ransacked suppliers

Miscreants are hacking into Saudi Arabian IT providers in an attempt to compromise their real targets: said providers' customers, according to Symantec.…

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Gasp! Google Chrome kills uBlock, Adblock ad filters – grab the pitchfo- no wait, it's OK: They were evil fraud clones

6 hours 50 min ago
Extensions used by nearly 2m people a week pretend to be legit add-ons, stuff cookies to make bank

On Wednesday, Google nuked two ad-blocking Chrome extensions that appear to have been designed to conduct affiliate-marketing fraud.…

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Remember that security probe that ended with a sheriff cuffing the pen testers? The contract is now public so you can decide who screwed up

10 hours 7 min ago
Both sides have different interpretations of the rules

The infosec duo cuffed during an IT penetration test that went south last week are out of jail, though not necessarily out of the woods.…

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Class-action sueball over refurbed iThings will ask Apple what 'as good as new' means

Wed, 2019-09-18 23:56
Remanufactured kit never as reliable, complainants claim

A judge in California has OK'd a class-action lawsuit against Apple for alleged breaches of its AppleCare warranty schemes.…

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How long is a lifetime? If you’re Comcast, it’s until a rival quits a city: ISP 'broke' price promise

Wed, 2019-09-18 23:27
Angry cable subscriber sues, claims 'never-ending' deal actually lasted just three years

Maintaining its hard-won reputation for being one of the most-hated companies in America, Comcast has seemingly redefined the meaning of the word “lifetime” – and received a lawsuit in response.…

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What is Google up to with Anthos? More toys dropped for Kubernetes-style hybrid cloud

Wed, 2019-09-18 23:00
Service Mesh and Cloud Run put existing features in a pretty wrapper

Google talked up new features for Anthos, its take on hybrid cloud, at an event in New York earlier this week.…

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Woman sues Lyft, says driver gang-raped her at gunpoint – and calls for app safety measures we can't believe aren't already in place

Wed, 2019-09-18 21:47
Sex assault survivor reveals her two-year fight for justice

Analysis A woman who says she was subjected to a horrific rape at the hands of her Lyft driver has sued the tech biz.…

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Scotiabank slammed for 'muppet-grade security' after internal source code and credentials spill onto open internet

Wed, 2019-09-18 20:17
Blueprints for mobile apps, databases exposed in public GitHub repos

Exclusive Scotiabank leaked online a trove of its internal source code, as well as some of its private login keys to backend systems, The Register can reveal.…

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GitHub gobbles biz used by NASA, Google, etc to search code for bugs and security holes in Mars rovers, apps...

Wed, 2019-09-18 19:34
Semmle's flaw-finding queries can be shared and used on multiple projects

On Wednesday, Microsoft's GitHub said it has acquired Semmle, a San Francisco-based software analysis platform for finding vulnerabilities in code. No price was disclosed.…

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Uni sysadmins, don't relax. Cybercrooks are still after your crown jewels, warns NCSC

Wed, 2019-09-18 19:00
GCHQ offshoot says be on your guard

Cybercrims are still likely to affect universities and other educational institutions online with ransomware, reckons GCHQ offshoot the National Cyber Security Centre.…

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Backup biz Acronis ascends to unicorndom after $147m splurge led by Goldman Sachs

Wed, 2019-09-18 18:00
Cash for acquisitions, new hires and data centre expansion

Goldman Sachs has led a $147m funding round in Acronis which values the data recovery and protection vendor at more than a billion dollars – unicorn status.…

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Adobe results show it is still creaming those subscriptions but its share price fell – why?

Wed, 2019-09-18 17:00
Q3 figures = good, Q4 targets = vague

A day after Adobe posted hugely profitable Q3 results, its share price dropped by as much as 5 per cent (~$270) and has been bouncing around the sub 3 per cent mark (~$275) for the remainder of trading.…

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Analytics exec nicked as Ecuador tries to rush through privacy laws after massive data leak

Wed, 2019-09-18 16:00
Government gave them the deets, so not a hacking charge

The head of Novaestrat, the data analytics company at the centre of the huge leak revealed on Monday involving personal information about more than 20 million Ecuadorian citizens, has been taken into custody.…

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Ebuygumm doesn't break t' Nominet rules, eBay and Gumtree told

Wed, 2019-09-18 15:20
By 'eck! Geoffrey Boycott-inspired domain sees off tat bazaar challenge

eBay and Gumtree have lost a legal fight to kill off a British wannabe rival thanks to Geoffrey Boycott's usage of a well-known Yorkshireism.…

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