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Microsoft vows to make its Surface laptops, Xbox kit easier to fix by 2022

Fri, 2021-10-08 01:38
Spare parts, repair manuals more easily available in victory for right to repair ... when it happens

Microsoft has pledged to help folks independently repair their own broken Surface laptops and Xbox consoles by making spare parts and information more easily available by the end of 2022.…

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How not to train your Dragon: What happens when you teach an AI game sex-abuse stories then blame players

Fri, 2021-10-08 00:04
Next chapter in AI Dungeon saga: Banning gamers for what the bot said

Feature Let this be a warning to all AI developers: check your data before you train your model.…

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IBM US staff must be fully vaccinated by December – or go back to bed without pay

Thu, 2021-10-07 20:42
And that's regardless of whether they work from home or are in the office

All IBM employees in America must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8 – or they’ll be suspended from work with no pay.…

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Russian spies reportedly used SolarWinds hack to steal US counterintelligence details

Thu, 2021-10-07 19:30
Jackpot moment for SVR operatives

Russia's SVR spy agency made off with information about US counterintelligence investigations in the wake of the SolarWinds hack, according to people familiar with the American government cleanup operation.…

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Nothing says 'We believe in you' like NASA switching two 'nauts off Boeing's Starliner onto SpaceX's Crew Dragon

Thu, 2021-10-07 17:30
All change on 2022 ride to the ISS

NASA has shown its tremendous confidence in Boeing's Starliner by shifting astronauts scheduled to launch aboard the calamity capsule to SpaceX's Crew Dragon.…

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Outgoing UK Information Commissioner issues warning about the independence of her office

Thu, 2021-10-07 16:33
Blasts proposals for Secretary of State to approve ICO guidance

The UK’s outgoing Information Commissioner has issued a strongly worded statement warning of the future independence of the office in the face of government plans to reform data protection law.…

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Microsoft Teams leaves users hanging on the telephone after PSTN integration goes wobbly

Thu, 2021-10-07 16:06
The number you have dialled has not been recognised

Microsoft Teams' Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) integration has fallen over.…

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Fancy some Surface kit but wary of new Windows? Microsoft lets commercial customers pick 10 or 11

Thu, 2021-10-07 15:24
Change is scary

There is some good news for enterprises keen on Surface devices, but wary of Windows 11. Microsoft confirmed last night that commercial customers could still select Windows 10 if they wished.…

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NSO Group's Pegasus malware was used to spy on Dubai princess's lawyers during child custody dispute

Thu, 2021-10-07 14:36
Firm apparently terminated UAE's contract when it realised

Cherie Blair tipped off a Jordanian princess that the royal's estranged husband, the Sheikh of Dubai, had deployed NSO Group's Pegasus malware against her and her lawyers, a series of explosive High Court judgments [PDFs] have revealed.…

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