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iFrame clickjacking countermeasures appear in Chrome source code. And it only took *checks calendar* three years

Mon, 2019-08-19 09:04
After inaction, technical changes promise better fraud defense

Three years ago, Google software engineer Ali Juma proposed that Chrome should be modified to ignore recently moved iframe elements on web pages as a defense against clickjacking.…

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Subcontractor's track record under spotlight as London Mayoral e-counting costs spiral

Mon, 2019-08-19 08:11
Bill approaching £9m compared to £4.1m for the system in 2016

Concerns have been raised over a key supplier of an e-counting system for the London Mayoral elections in 2020.…

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It will never be safe to turn off your computer: Prankster harnesses the power of Windows 95 to torment fellow students

Mon, 2019-08-19 07:01
Screen says 'Data save failed' so it must be true

Who, Me? The weekend is over and that means another tale of reader misdeeds to kick-start your Monday with our regular column, Who, Me?

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Can Amazon's AI really detect fear? Plus: Fresh deepfake video freaks everyone out again

Mon, 2019-08-19 06:21
And Nvidia is pleased with its latest numbers

Roundup Our weekly AI roundup is back from a little summer break, and once again covering bits and pieces from the world of machine learning beyond what's already been reported by Team Register.…

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Overstock's share price has plummeted. Is it Trump's trade war? Bad results? Nope, its CEO has gone bonkers...

Fri, 2019-08-16 21:58
Just what is Patrick Byrne's role in the Deep State? He's here to tell you

Comment How much of a company's value is tied up in its leadership?…

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Chrome add-on warns netizens when they use a leaked password. Sometimes, they even bother to change it

Fri, 2019-08-16 20:57
Alerted to exposed credentials, users do something about it roughly a quarter of the time

Between February and March this year, after Google released a Chrome extension called Password Checkup to check whether people's username and password combinations had been stolen and leaked from website databases, computer scientists at the biz and Stanford University gathered anonymous telemetry from 670,000 people who installed the add-on.…

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NSA asks Congress to permanently reauthorize spying program that was so shambolic, the snoops had shut it down

Fri, 2019-08-16 20:09
You never know, we might figure out how not to screw up in future

Analysis In the clearest possible sign that the US intelligence services live within their own political bubble, the director of national intelligence has asked Congress to reauthorize a spying program that the NSA itself decided to shut down after it repeatedly – and illegally – gathered the call records of millions of innocent Americans.…

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Dropbox would rather write code twice than try to make C++ work on both iOS and Android

Fri, 2019-08-16 20:00
Write once, run anywhere? You must be joking

Dropbox has abandoned a longstanding technical strategy of sharing C++ code between its applications for iOS and Android, saying the overhead of writing code twice is less than the cost of making code-sharing work.…

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Microsoft Surface users baffled after investing in kit that throttles itself to the point of passing out

Fri, 2019-08-16 19:00
400MHz ought to be enough for anyone?

An intermittent but longstanding issue where Microsoft Surface Pro 6 and Surface Book 2 devices run super slow continues to frustrate users.…

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Top tip: Don't upload your confidential biz files to free malware-scanning websites – everything is public

Fri, 2019-08-16 18:45
Sandbox services are bursting with sensitive info from unwitting companies

Companies are inadvertently leaving confidential files on the internet for anyone to download – after uploading the documents to malware-scanning websites that make everything public.…

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Gone in a flash: Oracle lays off hundreds as the biz formerly known as Pillar Data is shuttered

Fri, 2019-08-16 18:00
The conference call equivalent of being taken round the back and...

Oracle is shuttering its flash storage division and laying off at least 300 employees, according to various sources.…

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Alibaba: There's a trade war going on? Could've fooled us – just check out these swollen digits

Fri, 2019-08-16 17:00
Cloud biz still dwarfed by retail but everything's up

Alibaba, China's nearest equivalent to Amazon, is weathering the "uncertain economic" landscape caused in part by the "trade war" between the US and Middle Kingdom governments.…

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Data cops order Ireland to delete 3.2m records after ID card wheeze ruled to be 'unlawful'

Fri, 2019-08-16 16:00
Splash one for GDPR

Ireland's Data Protection Commission (DPC) has ordered the country to delete 3.2 million people's personal data after ruling that its national ID card scheme was "unlawful from a data-processing point of view".…

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And you thought the cops were bad... Civil rights group warns of facial recog 'epidemic' across UK private sites

Fri, 2019-08-16 15:30
Shopping centres, museums and conference centres among all found to be using tech

Facial recognition is being extensively deployed on privately owned sites across the UK, according to an investigation by civil liberties group Big Brother Watch.…

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UK.gov opens £250k competition to tackle first-world problem of crap conference Wi-Fi

Fri, 2019-08-16 15:00
Forget Vegas or Barcelona. Be 'gigabit-capable' in Blighty

Fiddling around with crap conference Wi-Fi is an occupational hazard for attendees. But today the UK government has dug deep to produce the princely sum of £250k to tackle this national problem.…

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Apple fires legal salvo at Corellium claiming the virtual iPhone flinger is infringing copyright

Fri, 2019-08-16 14:00
Good-faith security research tool or help for hackers? Both?

Apple has filed a copyright infringement complaint against Corellium, which provides virtual machines running iOS as a service to developers and security researchers.…

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Yorkshire public sector procurement body YPO opens £400m framework for data centres, cloud hosting and security

Fri, 2019-08-16 13:00
But how much will go to AWS?

Public sector procurement body Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation (YPO) has opened its £400m framework for data centres, cloud hosting and data security.…

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Fancy a career exposing cloud data leaks? Great news, companies are still largely clueless

Fri, 2019-08-16 12:00
Unit 42 crew tours the cloud security hellscape, finds admins have learned nothing

Anyone hoping to halt the flood of data leaks stemming from cloud services got bad news this week when Palo Alto's Unit 42 found little sign companies were improving their security practices.…

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UK.gov has £12m to help kick-start quantum techs that could be 'adopted at scale' – which is pretty niche, if we're honest

Fri, 2019-08-16 11:00
Brave investors would have to match awards four times over

The UK government yesterday waved around some pocket change aimed at making forever-nearly-here quantum technologies a reality.…

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Astroboffins have spied the largest star that has gone supernova and it's breaking all the rules

Fri, 2019-08-16 10:00
Back to the drawing board thanks to SN2016iet

Astronomers have stumbled across the strangest supernova left over from the death of a humongous star 200 times as massive as the Sun. It’s the largest known star to have ended its life in a supernova explosion yet.…

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