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To catch a thief, go to Google with a geofence warrant – and it will give you all the details

Sat, 2020-01-18 14:06
Investigators ask Chocolate Factory to help them connect the geographic dots

At 1030 on April 27, 2019, four unidentified individuals attempted to rob a Brinks armored truck parked outside of Michaels, an art supply and home decor store at the Point Loomis Shopping Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. To find out who they are, local authorities plan to ask Google.…

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It's Friday, the weekend has landed... and Microsoft warns of an Internet Explorer zero day exploited in the wild

Sat, 2020-01-18 01:17
Plus, WeLeakInfo? Not anymore!

Roundup Welcome to another Reg roundup of security news.…

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You're not Boeing to believe this: Yet another show-stopping software bug found in ill-fated 737 Max airplanes

Fri, 2020-01-17 23:32
Jetliner's return to the skies likely to be delayed by more tech glitches

Boeing today said another software flaw has been spotted in its star-crossed 737 Max.…

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Europe mulls five year ban on facial recognition in public... with loopholes for security and research

Fri, 2020-01-17 21:29
Euro Commission also wants to loosen purse strings for AI investment while tightening reins

The European Commission is weighing whether to ban facial recognition systems in public areas for up to five years, according to a draft report on artificial intelligence policy in the European Union.…

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'Nice guy' hackers are seemingly fixing the Citrix server hole, but leaving a nasty present behind

Fri, 2020-01-17 19:49
Leave the backdoor. Take the exploit.

Hackers exploiting the high-profile Citrix CVE-2019-19781 flaw are now patching the servers to keep others out.…

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Who says HMRC hasn't got a sense of humour? Er, 65 million Brits

Fri, 2020-01-17 16:30
I missed my Self Assessment filing deadline because.... a rundown of the worst excuses

Brits’ favourite government department, Her Majesty’s Revenues & Customs, has released a listicle of the most bizarre excuses people have given for missing the Self Assessment tax returns deadline, along with the weirdest biz expense claims…

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EU declares it'll Make USB-C Great Again™. You hear that, Apple?

Fri, 2020-01-17 15:57
Bloc to make not-quite-universal connector universal within its bounds

The EU plans to force manufacturers to use a common connector – the happily symmetrical USB-C – for all mobes, fondleslabs, e-readers and similar electronic tat.…

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Stolen creds site WeLeakInfo busted by multinational cop op for data reselling

Fri, 2020-01-17 14:31
One Irishman and one Dutchman both nicked

Two men have been arrested after Britain’s National Crime Agency and its international pals claimed the takedown of breached credentials-reselling website WeLeakInfo.…

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Time to burst out graphing: Get the Windows Insider experience... by taping a calculator to your monitor

Fri, 2020-01-17 13:34
Microsoft releases a Windows 10 Fast Ring refresh and previews new calc toys

While 45 years of carbon emissions from Microsoft were being scrutinised by execs last night, the Windows Insider team made an emission of its own, in the form of a fresh Windows 10 build.…

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Autonomous Logistics Information System gets shoved off the F-35 gravy train in favour of ODIN

Fri, 2020-01-17 12:11
Snafu-ridden maintenance software behemoth to be replaced

The US military is dumping its Autonomous Logistics Information System (ALIS) in favour of ODIN as it tries to break with the complex past of its ailing F-35 fighter jet maintenance IT suite.…

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Microsoft picks a side, aims to make the business 'carbon-negative' by 2030

Fri, 2020-01-17 11:39
Plans to cancel out emissions from power consumption since 1975. No word on warming through excessive corporate hot air though

Microsoft has set itself the goal of being "carbon-negative" by 2030, nailing its colours to a so-called "moonshot" for worldwide removal and reduction of carbon.…

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Help! I'm trapped on Schrodinger's runaway train! Or am I..?

Fri, 2020-01-17 10:00
There's an app for that, and it's utter pants

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Sitting in my tin can far away from home, I marvel that I got here at all.…

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WebAssembly: Key to a high-performance web, or ideal for malware? Reg speaks to co-designer Andreas Rossberg

Fri, 2020-01-17 09:16
State of Wasm: 'Better support for high-level languages', plus interesting cross-platform news

Interview WebAssembly will not magically speed up your web application and may be as significant running in environments other than web browsers as it is within them, a co-designer of the language told The Register.…

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Unlocking news: We decrypt those cryptic headlines about Scottish cops bypassing smartphone encryption

Fri, 2020-01-17 08:34
New perspective on FBI, Interpol demands for backdoors

Vid Police Scotland to roll out encryption bypass technology, as one publication reported this week, causing some Register readers to silently mouth: what the hell?…

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The time that Sales braved the white hot heat of the data centre to save the day

Fri, 2020-01-17 08:04
It's getting hot in here, so open all your doors

On Call Welcome to On Call, The Register's regular foray into the increasingly unreliable memories of those who have to pick up the phone when everything is on fire.…

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Nowhere to run to, nowhere to hide, muaha... Boffins build laser-eyed intelligent cam that sorta sees around corners

Fri, 2020-01-17 06:01
Guess we can't escape our future Terminator overlords

Artificial intelligence with frickin' lasers beams attached can see objects hidden around corners, according to a study published in the journal Optica on Thursday.…

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Copy-left behind: Permissive MIT, Apache open-source licenses on the up as developers snub GNU's GPL

Fri, 2020-01-17 01:58
Share all our code modifications with others? Think again, hippie

Permissive open-source software licenses continue to gain popularity at the expense of copyleft licenses, according to a forthcoming report from WhiteSource, a biz that makes software licensing management tools.…

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Google Cloud gets out of bed, slips on suit, draws up premium support, vows to take it SLO to lure enterprises

Fri, 2020-01-17 01:02
Meanwhile, AMD snags Intel exec as server chip boss

Google is hoping to improve the appeal of its mid-tier Cloud platform to enterprises with a new set of support and response options.…

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Bad news: Windows security cert SNAFU exploits are all over the web now. Also bad: Citrix gateway hole mitigations don't work for older kit

Thu, 2020-01-16 23:13
Good news: There is none. Well, apart from you can at least fully patch the Microsoft blunder

Vid Easy-to-use exploits have emerged online for two high-profile security vulnerabilities, namely the Windows certificate spoofing bug and the Citrix VPN gateway hole. If you haven't taken mitigation steps by now, you're about to have a bad time.…

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Remember when Netscout got so upset at 'challenger' label in Gartner Magic Quadrant, it sued? Well, top court just ended all those shenanigans

Thu, 2020-01-16 20:23
Connecticut Supremes affirm trial judge's decision to toss 'pay to play' claim

Gartner did not defame network biz Netscout by placing it in the "challenger" section of its Magic Quadrant instead of the "leaders" section, the Supreme Court of the US state of Connecticut has ruled.…

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