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'Do the DevOps?' No thanks! Not until a 'blameless post-mortem' really is one

12 hours 15 min ago
Can't blame middle managers - they always get the stick

What drives organisations to change their ways? What's the match that lights the powder keg of actually doing something new and different in IT? That's the question I usually get from organisations that want their approach to software to be more "agile", who want to go through "digital transformation", and, yes, "do DevOps".…

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Anonymized location-tracking data proves anything but: Apps squeal on you like crazy

12 hours 52 min ago
Boffins pinpoint homes based on people's device movements

Anonymized location data won't necessarily preserve your anonymity.…

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Fake news ‘as a service’ booming among cybercrooks

13 hours 21 min ago
Fake sites spread fake stories to fuel pump and dump or other foul ends

Criminals are exploiting “fake news” for commercial gain, according to new research.…

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Apple reveals how its iPhone X's Face ID works... most of the time

13 hours 48 min ago
Convolutional neural networks aren't foolproof nor fully documented, that much is clear

Face ID has been a bit of a thorn in Apple’s side for its iPhone X, no thanks to claims the AI-powered login mechanism can be tricked by cheapish masks or relatives of handset owners.…

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Help desk declared code PEBCAK and therefore refused to help!

14 hours 16 min ago
User's busted PC was on a network, so she demanded the network help desk

On-Call Why hello there Friday and hello there, also, this week's instalment of On-Call, The Register's weekly column that recounts readers' tales of tech support terror.…

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Windows Update borks elderly printers in typical Patch Tuesday style

15 hours 3 min ago
Epson old-timers go from dot matrix to not matrix

Microsoft's latest batch of software updates for Windows has been blamed for a mysterious ailment befalling some poor old Epson dot-matrix printers.…

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Tesla launches electric truck it guarantees won't break for a million miles

15 hours 38 min ago
Breaker, breaker Electric Ducky, we got ourselves a one-driver convoy. And a new Roadster

Elon Musk has launched the “Tesla Semi”, complete with a guarantee that it will not break down for one million miles of driving.…

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All Flash Arrays and latency

15 hours 59 min ago
Navigating the hype

Sponsored There is no doubt it can be difficult to navigate the various claims made by storage vendors when it comes to performance of their products.…

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Microsoft can't give away beta cert exams, so starts charging

16 hours 16 min ago
Naughty you: 'No show rate is at historic highs' for tests and that pollutes Redmond's data

Microsoft can't give away enough of its beta exams, so it will start charging for them.…

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Azure turns on reserved cloudy VMs, without Hotel California clause

17 hours 22 min ago
Back to capex spending, but refunds offered to those who bail on multi-year commitments

Microsoft's added reserved instances to Azure, with an out-clause for cloudy quitters.…

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WordPress 4.9: This one's for you, developers!

18 hours 20 min ago
'New editing experience' called Gutenberg coming too, but it might hate your plugins

WordPress 4.9 has debuted, and this time the world's most popular content management system has given developers plenty to like.…

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Hitachi Vantara plans refresh of mid-range and top-end storage in 2018

19 hours 23 min ago
It's mostly an IoT-centric system integrator now, but may sprout new scale-out arrays

Hitachi Vantara, the mash-up of Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), Pentaho and the Lumada IoT assets from the Hitachi Insight Group, is working on new scale-out storage products to support its ambition to become a system integrator for analytical workloads and the myriad data sources that feed them.…

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Robocall crackdown, choked Lifelines, and pole-climbing: Your new FCC rules roundup

20 hours 15 min ago
Fresh round of overhauls, and some aren't happy about it

The FCC signed off on a pile of new rules Thursday, including laws that will dictate how telcos handle robocalls, cut access for poor Americans to subsidized phone service, add controversial changes to TV station ownership rules and regulations for fiber cable installation.…

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You need a warrant for phone-tracking device New York judge tells cops

20 hours 50 min ago
Knew we shouldn't have told you about the Stingray

A New York judge has told cops that they need to get a warrant before they can use the controversial Stingray phone-tracking device to hunt down suspects.…

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Kaspersky: Clumsy NSA leak snoop's PC was packed with malware

Thu, 2017-11-16 23:59
Lab suspects Chinese spyware was on home computer

Kaspersky Lab, the US government's least favorite computer security outfit, has published its full technical report into claims Russian intelligence used its antivirus tools to steal NSA secrets.…

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US govt to use software to finger immigrants as potential crims? That's really dumb – boffins

Thu, 2017-11-16 23:29
Algorithms will label innocent people terrorists, DHS warned

A group of 54 computer scientists and academic researchers on Thursday asked the US Department of Homeland Security to rethink its plan for employing software algorithms to determine whether immigrants to the country should be admitted or deported.…

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Parity: The bug that put $169m of Ethereum on ice? Yeah, it was on the todo list for months

Thu, 2017-11-16 23:06
Just didn't get round to fixing it – our bad

Alt-coin wallet software maker Parity has published a postmortem of the bug that put millions of dollars of people's Ethereum on ice – and has admitted it knew about the flaw for months. It just hadn't got round to fixing it.…

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Australian Broadcasting Corporation leaks data from AWS S3 bucket

Thu, 2017-11-16 22:20
'Advance video content' and years of backups dangled in the cloud

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) has joined the long list of organisations to leak sensitive data from a poorly secured public-facing Amazon Web Services S3 bucket.…

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Amazon Key door-entry flaw: No easy fix to stop rogue couriers robbing your place unseen

Thu, 2017-11-16 21:45
Patch incoming, hardware recall required to fully address underlying problem

Analysis Amazon has pushed out an emergency security update to its door-unlocking system called Key – which is used by couriers to let themselves into people's homes to drop off packages inside when folks are out.…

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Oracle scrambles to sew up horrid security holes in PeopleSoft's Tuxedo

Thu, 2017-11-16 20:34
Nothing like unauth'd hijacking, Heartbleed-style bugs to patch ASAP

Oracle has published an out-of-band software update to address a handful of security flaws in parts of the PeopleSoft HR software.…

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