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Microsoft touts real-time over-the-network pair programming in Visual Studio, GitHub ships it

Thu, 2017-11-16 07:19
Uh, er, hey look, VS 2017 fans – there's some AI tools, though!

Microsoft and GitHub on Wednesday announced real-time collaboration in their respective code editors, almost as if they'd been collaborating.…

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Inside Internet Archive: 10PB+ of storage in a church... oh, and a little fight to preserve truth

Thu, 2017-11-16 07:05
Stopping the powerful changing history, Orwell style

At the Internet Archive's headquarters in San Francisco, California, on Wednesday, technologists, educators, archivists, and others fact-oriented folks gathered to discuss how they and the like-minded can save news from the memory hole – a conceit conjured by George Orwell to describe a political mechanism for altering the truth.…

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Intel-Micron scrap the summer diet, enlarge 3D XPoint mem DIMM fab

Thu, 2017-11-16 06:26
Size does matter... especially when you've got launch deadlines to hit

Intel and Micron have expanded their XPoint production fab in Utah, USA, as the clock ticks down to the launch of XPoint DIMMs in the second half of 2018.…

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How about that time Russian military used a video game pic as proof of US aiding ISIS?

Thu, 2017-11-16 06:02
This week in fact

On Tuesday, the official Facebook and Twitter accounts of the Russian Ministry of Defense said it had "irrefutable evidence" the US was aiding ISIS in Syria – and revealed four grainy photos apparently backing up its claims.…

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Belgian court says Skype must provide interception facilities

Thu, 2017-11-16 05:35
Microsoft classified as a telco, so told to cough up. It may gaufre an appeal

Skype has failed in its appeal against a 2016 fine in Belgium for failing to help authorities tap calls in a criminal investigation, with the court saying it must comply with the country's telecommunications laws.…

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Hardware-driven security in the hybrid cloud

Thu, 2017-11-16 05:06
Chips to the rescue

Sponsored One of the greatest barriers to broader cloud adoption is security.…

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Q: Why are you running in the office? A: This is my password for <i>El Reg</i>

Thu, 2017-11-16 04:52
Boffins find smartmobe accelerometers can turn your gait into a biometric

A trio of Indian boffins have studied the use of smartphone accelerometers as biometric sensors and concluded they could be a handy way to identify users.…

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Storage Spaces returns to Windows Server's semi-annual channel

Thu, 2017-11-16 03:50
And this time it's caught up by adding data de-duplication

Microsoft's revealed that Storage Spaces Direct will return in the next semi-annual version of Windows Server.…

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US authorities swallow security-free script for pill that knows when you're off your meds

Thu, 2017-11-16 02:07
Sensor in pill, bluetooth patch on arm, app in phone ... and crossed fingers nothing leaks

What could possibly go wrong when drug companies embed into a pill, so that after you swallow it connects to a smartphone app and then sends data over the internet?…

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Hardware headwinds hurt Cisco as revenue dips two per cent in Q1

Thu, 2017-11-16 01:22
Sales down, orders up, hopes pinned on intent-based networking (A.K.A. a dash of AI)

Cisco suffered a decline in revenue for Q1 2018, weighed down by ongoing weakness in its switch and router business.…

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Adobe dis-Connect: Corp collab service has been knackered for days

Wed, 2017-11-15 23:44
Meetings cancelled as conferencing tool goes dark following weekend maintence

Customers of online web conference meeting service Adobe Connect have been unable or have struggled to access the collaboration tool for several days.…

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The four problems with the US government's latest rulebook on security bug disclosures

Wed, 2017-11-15 22:59
But it's still better than nothing

Analysis The United States government has published its new policy for publicly disclosing vulnerabilities and security holes.…

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Crouching cyber Hidden Cobra: US warns Nork hackers are at it again with new software nasty

Wed, 2017-11-15 21:50
Fallchill file-stealing malware raids American networks

The FBI and US Homeland Security have issued an alert about a new strain of malware infecting American corporate systems and stealing sensitive data.…

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US govt's 'foreign' spy program that can snoop on Americans at home. Sure, let's reauth that...

Wed, 2017-11-15 20:20
What's Russian for "section 702 s***show"?

Analysis The reauthorization of a controversial US government spying program has made further progress with the Senate's intelligence committee putting forward its recommendations to the whole Senate.…

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US trade cops agree to investigate Apple's 'embrace and extend'

Wed, 2017-11-15 17:09
Remote desktop dev claims Cupertino froze them out

A patent lawsuit alleging that Apple froze out a third-party software developer has been given credence by America's International Trade Commission (USITC), which will investigate the complaint.…

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Confusion reigns over crypto vuln in Spanish electronic ID smartcards

Wed, 2017-11-15 16:38
Certs revoked, but where are the updates?

The impact of a recently discovered cryptographic vulnerability involving smartcards is causing issues in Spain similar to those previously experienced in Estonia.…

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Got an Amazon Echo or Google Home? Patch 'em or face bite of Bluetooth-linked vuln

Wed, 2017-11-15 16:00
The BlueBorne ultimatum

Amazon Echo and Google Home users need to patch their devices to defend against recently discovered Bluetooth-related vulnerabilities.…

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Black Horse Down, we repeat... yes, Lloyds Bank, again

Wed, 2017-11-15 15:11
We're running out of backcronyms for TITSUP*

Customers of Lloyds Banking Group banks and TSB have been shut out of their online banking this afternoon.…

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Rocky Ross 128 b might harbour ALIENS – and it's headed right for us

Wed, 2017-11-15 14:32
In 71,000 years, it'll be closer than disappointing dustball Proxima Centauri b

A new study to appear in Astronomy & Astrophysics has detected what could be our closest exoplanet that is not only rocky, but also orbits a star with a low amount of solar activity that could help an atmosphere survive – Ross 128 b.…

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Coming live to a warzone near you: Army Truck Driver for Xbox!

Wed, 2017-11-15 14:02
Shh, ignore senior Brit officers saying armed forces on brink of collapse

As recently retired senior officers told UK Parliament that the armed forces are at risk of "institutional failure", the Ministry of Defence told the world's press that soldiers are playing with Xbox controllers.…

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