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UK data watchdog fines government office for disclosing New Year's gong list

47 min 19 sec ago
New IT systems set up incorrectly, published CSV files which included names, addresses

The UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has fined the Cabinet Office because it failed to put appropriate technical and organisational measures in place to prevent the unauthorised disclosure of recipients of New Year's honours.…

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SiFive's latest top-end RISC-V CPU core supports proper virtualization in hardware

1 hour 49 min ago
Hypervisor extension implemented in P650 processor engine that's stalking Arm's Cortex family

SiFive's latest flagship RISC-V CPU will be revealed today – and we're told it will sport proper virtualization support in hardware.…

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What a bunch of bricks: Crooks knock hole in toyshop wall, flee with €35k Lego haul

2 hours 49 min ago
Police still trying to piece everything together

Christmas was (probably not) ruined for several German children yesterday after thieves bust through a toyshop wall in Lippstadt and escaped with dozens of Lego sets said to be worth a total of €35,000.…

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Specs appeal: Qualcomm and Meta insist headgear to plug you into the metaverse will 'supersede mobile'

3 hours 34 min ago
'You're on the go, you take it with you, it's always contextually relevant, you don't have to take it out of your pocket'

Snapdragon Tech Summit What's the next hot thing after mobile? Qualcomm and Meta execs believe it's the metaverse, and some type of headgear providing context so you don't have to pull a device out of your pocket.…

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Computers cost money. We only make them more expensive by trying to manage them ourselves

5 hours 4 min ago
And that's bad for your customers – who else is gonna ultimately pay for it?

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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Nextcloud boss: You gotta fight … for your right … to 'plug into Windows and offer the exact same service'

5 hours 49 min ago
It's the browser wars all over again – but this time it's cloud storage

Interview It is a fine balancing act when a small business very publicly criticises a much larger one upon whose products it relies – yet that is the David-versus-Goliath standoff happening in a corner of the cloud industry.…

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New UK product security law won't be undercut by rogue traders upping and vanishing, government boasts

6 hours 34 min ago
El Reg asks about phoenixing – but will answer convince world+dog?

Britain's plans to force internet-connected device vendors to declare legally binding product lifespans won't be easily evaded by shell companies, the government has told The Register.…

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European Cybercrime Centre confident it's kicked credit card crims – again

7 hours 28 min ago
Poised to reveal similar haul to 2020's €40M loss prevention total

The European Cybercrime Centre has again acted against credit card fraud and is poised to reveal success on a similar scale to its 2020 campaign that prevented €40 million of losses.…

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China to create workers' paradise for ride share drivers

8 hours 52 min ago
Communist China (belatedly) recognises that drivers are people who need food, sleep, bathrooms, and unions

China's Ministry of Transport, along with eight other agencies, has issued an edict that demands working conditions ride share operators provide for drivers must improve.…

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Amazon Appstore melts over Android 12 'Snow Cone'

9 hours 19 min ago
Running the latest version of Android? Appstore apps no longer work

Shortly after Android 12 launched in October, users updating to the latest version of Google's mobile operating system found that the Amazon Appstore – and apps downloaded from it – no longer worked.…

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Three key ransomware actors changed jobs on October 18 – the same day REvil went dark

9 hours 51 min ago
Underground industry grows in complexity and sophistication, says Santander Group researcher

October 18, 2021, was a tricky day for the ransomware industry. First, the gang that ran the REvil ransomware had its servers compromised, and then three individuals with key roles changed jobs.…

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Meta won't migrate future acquisitions out of AWS

11 hours 54 min ago
The Artist Formerly Known as Facebook and the cloud colossus become best cloudy buds – especially around PyTorch

Mark Zuckerberg's recently rebadged Meta and Amazon Web Services have announced they're going to be cloud BFFs, with the emphasis on the second F.…

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Nutanix, VMware end legal fight over CEO Rajiv Ramaswami

12 hours 51 min ago
Now they can get back to arguing about computers and clouds

Nutanix and VMware have ended a legal fight sparked when the hyperconverged upstart lured Rajiv Ramaswami away from Virtzilla and into its CEO seat.…

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All your databases are belong to us: AWS wants every database on its platform

13 hours 48 min ago
Also: Custom SQL Server service, free SageMaker ML, and experts on hand to label data

RE:INVENT AWS has introduced a flurry of new database and ML services at its Re:invent conference, including a migration service targeting every database in an organization,…

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Apple files fresh appeal to stop court order demanding external payment systems in iOS apps

14 hours 50 min ago
iGiant warned developers it could still charge fees for third-party financial transactions anyway

Apple has appealed a judge's decision forcing the company to allow developers to add external third-party payment systems in their iOS apps by December 9.…

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Amazon accused of grossly underreporting COVID-19 cases to US labor agency

Wed, 2021-12-01 23:06
'Yes, we had nearly 20,000 cases last year but only 27 were directly work-related. Honestly.'

It's claimed Amazon reported only 27 COVID-19 cases among fulfillment center workers to federal government health officials, despite the company's admission that nearly 20,000 employees had been infected last year.…

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Qualcomm makes its own mobile gaming rig, hypes new Windows 11 chips

Wed, 2021-12-01 23:00
G3x Handheld Developer Kit born from hookup with Razer

Snapdragon Tech Summit Qualcomm needs just one word to take on the mighty in the gaming and PC markets: 5G.…

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

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

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

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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