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Massive US military social media spying archive left wide open in AWS S3 buckets

57 min 41 sec ago
Dozens of terabytes exposed, your tax dollars at work

Three misconfigured AWS S3 buckets have been discovered wide open on the public internet containing "dozens of terabytes" of social media posts and similar pages – all scraped from around the world by the US military to identify and profile persons of interest.…

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Dick move: Navy flyboy flings firmament phallus for flabbergasted folk

1 hour 50 min ago
Highway to the donger zone

A US navy pilot in an F/A-18 GROWLER is facing stiff action – after crafting a novel flight pattern that left much of central Washington state staring up at an anatomy lesson.…

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Digital certs authority StartCom to shut up shop

3 hours 36 min ago
Chairman tells El Reg nobody will even notice its passing

Controversial certificate authority StartCom is going out of business.…

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Speedy roadster for filers hits the road. Don't worry Elon, it's a storage vehicle

4 hours 9 min ago
Metadata lookup is super-charged, though, claims infinite-io

Infinite IO has enabled clustering of its metadata accelerators to scale performance.…

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New UK aircraft carrier to be commissioned on Pearl Harbor anniversary

4 hours 41 min ago
You know, the surprise attack intended to sink aircraft carriers

Her Majesty the Queen will commission the new British aircraft carrier named after her into Royal Navy service in three weeks – on the anniversary of an infamous naval battle where numerous warships were sunk.…

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For goodness sake, stop the plod using facial recog, London mayor told

5 hours 2 min ago
At least until there's some sort of strategy. Jeez – GLA

London's Metropolitan Police force's use of "intrusive" technologies "without proper regulation" could put a fundamental principle of policing at risk, the London mayor has been told.…

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Crewless dinghy signs to UK Ship Register for Middle East mission

5 hours 30 min ago
Row, row, robot boat gently laying pipes

The UK Ship Register signed up its first unmanned vessel on earlier this week.…

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Lloyds' Avios Reward credit cardholders report fraudulent activity

6 hours 2 min ago
Concerns raised over data breach

Thousands of Lloyds Avios Rewards American Express credit card customers have been targeted by fraudsters, the bank has admitted.…

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Why Boston Dynamics' backflipping borg shouldn't scare you

6 hours 36 min ago
Ruse of the Machines

It's alive, it's terrifying, and it does perfect backflips! Boston Dynamics' gymnastic research robot Atlas has caused a minor panic on social media. With skills like this, surely humans are doomed?…

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Connected and self-driving cars are being sent to Coventry

7 hours 8 min ago
Finding out how to sail through consecutive green lights

The UK Autodrive connected car consortium will start practical trials of its connected and autonomous cars on the streets of Coventry, it has declared.…

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True Telecom busted by Ofcom for 'slamming', misselling and more

7 hours 39 min ago
Must cough £300k soon after £87k ICO slapdown

Ofcom handed down a £300,000 fine to business phone and broadband company True Telecom after concluding a year-long investigation yesterday.…

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Car tax evasion has soared since paper discs scrapped

8 hours 4 min ago
A digital service that works for users, but not government

The abolition of the paper tax disc is costing the UK government £107m due to an increase in car tax evasion.…

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OnePlus 5 x T + five short months = Some p*ssed off fanboys

8 hours 36 min ago
That flagship you just bought? Here's one better

BKK Electronics' OnePlus venture rolled out its second flagship of 2017 yesterday, the OnePlus 5T going on sale just five months after its predecessor, the OnePlus 5 in June.…

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<i>The Reg</i> parts ways with imagineer and thought pathfinder Steve Bong

8 hours 54 min ago
He built a plane called Digital Innovation and told readers: 'Come Fly With Me'

The Register is reviewing its relationship with columnist and Shoreditch entrepreneur Mr Steve Bong MBE after Mr Bong admitted to having a close working relationship with the Kremlin this week, in a piece titled Yes, I took Putin's roubles to undermine Western democracy. This is my story

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So what does EE's 5G test really signal?

9 hours 39 min ago
Over-hyped tech inches a step closer... maybe

Mobile operator EE has proudly announced the success of a "breakthrough test" for 5G, but what do these tests signal for future 5G usage?…

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A challenger appears: Specs for Samsung's potential Optane killer

10 hours 3 min ago
Z-NAND has near-3D XPoint access latency and could scale capacity faster too

Analysis How does Korean flash and DRAM chipper Samsung's Z-NAND compare to Intel and Micron's 3D XPoint?…

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Private sector joins public in.... Escape from DXC Max

10 hours 26 min ago
Aviva and Centrica wanted cloud giant love... but this outsourcer wasn't ready... to let go

Insurer Aviva and energy supplier Centrica are the latest big customers to indicate plans to ditch outsourcing giant DXC Technologies, The Register can reveal.…

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It's artificial! It's intelligent! It's in my home! And it's gone bonkers!

11 hours 4 min ago
Discoursing Descartes with my robotic pet

Something for the Weekend, Sir? I have awoken to the sounds of electronic growling. Making my way downstairs, I discover teethmarks in the bannister, a pool of oil by the back door and the remains of a torn-open jumbo box of AA longlifes in the kitchen.…

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NetApp's back, baby, flaunting new tech and Azure cloud swagger

11 hours 36 min ago
By George (Kurian), he's done it

Analysis There's a new energy at NetApp. The Microsoft Azure NFS deal was a great confidence booster, and the two recent acquisitions of Greenqloud and Plexistor provide stepping stones to a high-performance, on-premises storage future and a stronger hybrid cloud play.…

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American Express inks blockchain deal: Will use to pay UK folk who bank with Santander

11 hours 46 min ago
Ripple effect will later expand, says firm

Blockchain tech found another friend in American Express and UK customers of Santander. Well, sort of.…

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