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HashiCorp runs low on staff, calls a halt to Terraform pull requests

Tue, 2021-09-07 13:46
A pause on community-submitted PRs

Cloud darling HashiCorp has temporarily pulled up the drawbridge on community-submitted pull requests to its Terraform project, citing low staffing within the Terraform Core team.…

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Updated Python support in VS Code brings browser editing and ditches open-source language server for Pylance

Tue, 2021-09-07 13:01
Proprietary code creep?

Microsoft has updated Python support in Visual Studio Code, introducing editing in a web browser. The company has also archived its open-source Python language server in favour of the closed-source Pylance.…

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UK data watchdog brings cookies to G7 meeting – pop-up consent requests, not the delicious baked treats

Tue, 2021-09-07 12:20
Why are they asking G7 to do their job for them, muses critic

Cookies are on the menu today for the G7 as the UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) proposes to the group of leading global economies that consent pop-ups should be reduced.…

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ProtonMail deletes 'we don't log your IP' boast from website after French climate activist reportedly arrested

Tue, 2021-09-07 11:31
Cops can read the SMTP spec too, y'know

Encrypted email service ProtonMail has become embroiled in a minor scandal after responding to a legal request to hand over a user's IP address and details of the devices he used to access his mailbox to Swiss police – resulting in the user's arrest.…

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UK tech investors buy data centre from the land of ice and snow, from the midnight sun where the hot springs flow

Tue, 2021-09-07 10:48
Verne Global site claimed to be 'one of the most efficient' globally

A UK investment company created earlier this year to invest in digital infrastructure assets has splurged £231m to acquire a sizeable data centre in Iceland on the site of a former NATO airfield and naval base.…

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Guntrader breach perp: I don't think it's a crime to dump 111k people's details online in Google Earth format

Tue, 2021-09-07 10:01
Plus: Police aren't treating breaches as terror offence

The person who reformatted the Guntrader hack data as a Google Earth-compatible CSV has said they are prepared to go to prison – while denying their actions amounted to a criminal offence.…

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UK's Met Office signs 32 vendors to £30m framework to put the wind up data platform

Tue, 2021-09-07 09:13
Deloitte, Computacenter, KPMG, E&Y among listed suppliers hired by local weather watcher

The UK's Met Office has handed seats on a framework contract worth up to £30m to 32 suppliers in a bid to develop a common data platform over the next four years.…

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Glasgow firm fined £150k after half a million nuisance calls, spoofing phone number, using false trading names

Tue, 2021-09-07 08:29
DialADeal is no longer operating

A Glasgow-based company is facing a £150,000 penalty handed down by the UK's data watchdog for making more than half a million nuisance calls about bogus green energy deals.…

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'It takes a hell of a mental toll' – techies who lost work due to COVID share their stories

Tue, 2021-09-07 08:01
Some refined their CVs relentlessly. Others studied. Many wept, more than once. But most see an upside to their changed circumstances

COVID Logfile III Rick Bryant* cried when he was offered a new job.…

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Kim Kardashian and Big Tech slapped for spruiking craptocurrency – and holding back useful crypto

Tue, 2021-09-07 06:58
Chair of UK Financial Conduct Authority says more regulation will help innovation to flourish

Big Tech and the likes of Kim Kardashian need to be named and shamed so that innovative digital tokens can flourish, according to Charles Randell, chair of the UKs Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Payments Systems Regulator (PSR).…

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Chinese e-commerce tycoon Richard Liu to step away from the spotlight

Tue, 2021-09-07 03:58
Rural revitalisation and long-term strategy await founder of mega e-tailer JD.com

The founder and CEO of colossal Chinese e-tailer JD.com, Richard Qiangdong Liu, will step down from his leadership positions.…

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China blurs borders with Macau to advance chipmaking and AI plans

Tue, 2021-09-07 01:58
Special administrative region to share economic zone located on Chinese soil

China has revealed plans to create a special economic zone that focuses on development and manufacturing of semiconductors – and will create some fabulous geopolitical interest along the way.…

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Why we abandoned open source: LiveCode CEO on retreat despite successful kickstarter

Mon, 2021-09-06 17:31
Open source business model problems for modern-day HyperCard

Interview An easy to use programming language that was made open source in 2014 after a successful crowdfunding campaign is going back to closed source after too many customers switched to using it for free.…

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Dobler effect: Spinnaker Support snaps up rival database consultant

Mon, 2021-09-06 16:32
Sets sights on third party support and managed services for Oracle, SAP and Microsoft

SAP and Oracle services firm Spinnaker Support has launched into database management with the purchase of Dobler Consulting.…

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After failing to make it to orbit, Firefly Aerospace asserts it has 'arrived'

Mon, 2021-09-06 15:47
'Arrived' back on the planet quite a bit sooner than expected, sure

Firefly Aerospace has confirmed that one of its Reaver engines shut down shortly after its Alpha rocket left the pad last week, resulting in the destruction of the vehicle in spectacular fashion just after reaching supersonic velocity.…

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Report details how Airbus pilots saved the day when all three flight computers failed on landing

Mon, 2021-09-06 14:58
Software 'enhancement' on the way after triple touchdown TITSUP

Airbus is to implement a software update for its A330 aircraft following an incident in 2020 where all three primary flight computers failed during landing.…

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Jenkins struck by 'Confluenza' as US Cyber Command warns Atlassian flaw 'cannot wait'

Mon, 2021-09-06 13:51
How was your weekend? Got some patching done?

The Jenkins team issued a reminder over the weekend that one should keep one's systems patched as it found itself with a compromised Confluence service.…

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Italian lunatic flies aeroplane through two motorway tunnels

Mon, 2021-09-06 13:03
Sponsor Red Bull supposedly gives you wings, but it doesn't mean you have to use them everywhere

While most of Europe was still in bed at the weekend, Italian stunt pilot Dario Costa got up early, climbed into his aeroplane and, apropos of nothing, flew it through two Turkish motorway tunnels, becoming the first person on Earth to do so.…

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GitHub merges 'useless garbage' says Linus Torvalds as new NTFS support added to Linux kernel 5.15

Mon, 2021-09-06 12:31
Also: Compiler warnings now treated as errors by default in kernel builds

Linus Torvalds will pull Paragon Software's NTFS driver into the 5.15 kernel source – but he complained about the use of a GitHub merge in the submission, saying that GitHub "creates absolutely useless garbage merges."…

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Facebook apologises after its AI system branded Black people as primates

Mon, 2021-09-06 12:02
Plus: Google Health app for NHS hospitals discontinued, and Tesla under the spotlight

In Brief Facebook has apologized for an "an unacceptable error" after its AI systems asked folks who watched a British video about a Black man if they wanted to view more content on "primates."…

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