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Never fear, the White House is here to tackle web trolls

Fri, 2022-06-17 22:31
'No one should have to endure abuse just because they are attempting to participate in society'

A US task force aims to prevent online harassment and abuse, with a specific focus on protecting women, girls and LGBTQI+ individuals.…

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Inverse Finance stung for $1.2 million via flash loan attack

Fri, 2022-06-17 21:34
Just cryptocurrency things

A decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) called Inverse Finance has been robbed of cryptocurrency somehow exchangeable for $1.2 million, just two months after being taken for $15.6 million.…

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UK Home Office signs order to extradite Julian Assange to US

Fri, 2022-06-17 20:39
WikiLeaker-in-chief to appeal Priti Patel's decision

UK Home Secretary Priti Patel today signed an order approving the extradition of Julian Assange to America, where he faces espionage charges for sharing secret government documents.…

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Abortion rights: US senators seek ban on sale of health location data

Fri, 2022-06-17 20:29
With Supreme Court set to overturn Roe v. Wade and a bounty on healthcare providers, privacy is key

A group of senators wants to make it illegal for data brokers to sell sensitive location and health information of individuals' medical treatment.…

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International operation takes down Russian RSOCKS botnet

Fri, 2022-06-17 19:38
$200 a day buys you 90,000 victims

A Russian operated botnet known as RSOCKS has been shut down by the US Department of Justice acting with law enforcement partners in Germany, the Netherlands and the UK. It is believed to have compromised millions of computers and other devices around the globe.…

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Nvidia wants to lure you to the Arm side with fresh server bait

Fri, 2022-06-17 19:17
GPU giant promises big advancements with Arm-based Grace CPU, says the software is ready

Interview 2023 is shaping up to become a big year for Arm-based server chips, and a significant part of this drive will come from Nvidia, which appears steadfast in its belief in the future of Arm, even if it can't own the company.…

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US must adopt USB-C charging standard like EU, senators urge

Fri, 2022-06-17 16:54
Tangle of cables creates headaches and electronic waste, warn senators

The US could implement a law similar to the EU's universal charger mandate if a trio of Senate Democrats get their way.…

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Microsoft Defender goes cross-platform for the masses

Fri, 2022-06-17 15:30
Redmond's security brand extended to multiple devices without stomping on other solutions

Microsoft is extending the Defender brand with a version aimed at families and individuals.…

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First details on TSMC's 2nm node: Chipmaker reveals nanosheet transistors

Fri, 2022-06-17 15:00
Plus: enhancements to 3nm tech due to go into production later this year

Taiwanese chipmaker TSMC has revealed details of its much anticipated 2nm production process node – set to arrive in 2025 – which will use a nanosheet transistor architecture, as well as enhancements to its 3nm technology.…

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Microsoft readies Windows Autopatch to free admins from dealing with its fixes

Fri, 2022-06-17 14:30
I got 99 problems but a patch ain't one? Well, that is the hope anyway

If Windows Autopatch arrives in July as planned, some of you will be able to say goodbye to Patch Tuesday.…

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SpaceX reportedly fires staffers behind open letter criticising Elon Musk

Fri, 2022-06-17 13:45
Asked for equitable treatment and a boss that doesn't embarrass them

SpaceX has reportedly reacted to an open letter requesting accountability for Elon Musk by firing those involved.…

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Adobe lowers 2022 forecast, blames Ukraine war, strong dollar

Fri, 2022-06-17 13:00
Extended 'summer season' also at fault, says software slinger as share price slides

Creative software slinger Adobe booked in double-digit revenues rises in its latest quarter but lowered forecasts due to conflict in Ukraine and and currency challenges. As such, Wall Street frowned and the share price went down.…

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Google recasts Anthos with hitch to AWS Outposts

Fri, 2022-06-17 12:45
If at first you don't succeed, change names and try again.

Google Cloud's Anthos on-prem platform is getting a new home under the search giant’s recently announced Google Distributed Cloud (GDC) portfolio, where it will live on as a software-based competitor to AWS Outposts and Microsoft Azure Stack.…

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Cookie consent crumbles under fresh UK data law proposals

Fri, 2022-06-17 12:15
Campaigners fear erosion of rights as narrowing of law proposed as well as political control over independent watchdog

The UK government has published its plans for reforming local data protection law which includes removing the requirement for consent for all website cookies – akin to the situation across much of the US.…

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Airbus flies new passenger airplane aimed at 'long, thin' routes

Fri, 2022-06-17 10:29
The A321XLR assumes you're happy spending 11 hours in a single-aisle plane

European aviation giant this week successfully flew a new "long, thin" passenger airplane that the world's airlines think could let them open new routes.…

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Leave that sentient AI alone a mo and fix those racist chatbots first

Fri, 2022-06-17 09:32
Cue robot armies of whiny digital seven-year-olds complaining they're being 'cancelled'

Something for the Weekend A robot is performing interpretive dance on my doorstep.…

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Password recovery from beyond the grave

Fri, 2022-06-17 08:03
Does your disaster recovery plan include a mysterious missive at a funeral?

On Call Every disaster recovery plan needs to contain the "hit by a bus" scenario. But have you ever retrieved a password from beyond the grave? One Register reader has. Welcome to On Call.…

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Ubuntu releases Core 22: Its IoT and edge distro

Fri, 2022-06-17 07:33
A tougher nut to crack than the regular flavor, some will find it very tasty

Canonical's Linux distro for edge devices and the Internet of Things, Ubuntu Core 22, is out.…

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India lets Mastercard issue new cards again

Fri, 2022-06-17 06:57
Compliance with onshore data storage laws took almost a year – far longer than India has given the rest of the tech world to comply with infosec changes

India’s Reserve Bank has lifted its ban on Mastercard issuing new cards within the nation.…

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Big Tech falls in line with Euro demands to fight bots, deepfakes, disinformation

Fri, 2022-06-17 06:36
Six percent of revenues at risk if Code of Practice broken

Meta, Twitter, Google, Microsoft and other tech companies and publishers have agreed to fight disinformation online in accordance with the European Commission's latest Code of Practice rules, which were published on Thursday.…

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