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Financial Ombudsman Service to ditch tech heads as it open arms to Workday and outside service provider

Thu, 2021-07-22 13:00
Not just the legacy HR and finance systems being booted

The UK’s consumer guardian for the financial services sector looks set to chop 38 jobs from its IT department in favour of buying Workday cloud-based HR and hiring an external service provider to support its compute plans.…

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Dang vaccines dented our bottom line in the connected home sector, says Netgear

Thu, 2021-07-22 12:15
Swings and roundabouts: They also drove a 58% boost to business revenue

Netgear has blamed a noticeable slump in one market sector on a surprising cause: the COVID-19 vaccination programme in the UK and US.…

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Cut us some Slack: $27bn+ later, collab tool officially belongs to Salesforce

Thu, 2021-07-22 11:29
Cloud apps giant sets off to invent the future of work and beat Microsoft Teams

Salesforce has completed its long-awaited mega-slurp of Slack Technologies, Inc for an eye-watering $27.7bn.…

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Ably blog claims company doesn't need Kubernetes to scale, surge in traffic takes down entire website

Thu, 2021-07-22 10:45
'Well that went well'

A post on why using Kubernetes to scale would mean "doing mostly the same things but in a more complicated way" was so popular that the site hosting the article went down due to the sheer volume of traffic.…

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Everyone cites that 'bugs are 100x more expensive to fix in production' research, but the study might not even exist

Thu, 2021-07-22 10:01
It's probably still true, though, says formal methods expert

"Software research is a train wreck," says Hillel Wayne, a Chicago-based software consultant who specialises in formal methods, instancing the received wisdom that bugs are way more expensive to fix once software is deployed.…

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In the '80s, satellite comms showed promise – soon it'll be a viable means to punt internet services at anyone anywhere

Thu, 2021-07-22 09:15
We've come a long way from Terry Wogan's celeb interviews

Feature Terry Wogan has a lot to answer for. From 1982 to 1992, he presented an eponymous chat show on BBC1 where he would often interview celebrities via satellite in front of an unconvincing backdrop of the Hollywood sign.…

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Thales launches payment card with onboard fingerprint scanner

Thu, 2021-07-22 08:30
Would you like to pay with a poke?

Thales has announced what it claims is the "world's first" payment card to include an onboard fingerprint sensor, promising improved security and usability – and an end to contactless payment limits.…

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Brain-computer interface researchers warn of a 'bleak' cyberpunk future – unless we tread carefully

Thu, 2021-07-22 07:31
Commercial exploitation of a person's inner thoughts 'particularly worrisome'

Researchers at Imperial College London have sounded the alarm over a "bleak panorama" surrounding brain-computer interfaces (BCI), warning of a potential future in which BCI-equipped cyborgs divide the world – or have their inner thoughts harvested for commercial exploitation.…

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China pushes back against Exchange attack sponsorship claims

Thu, 2021-07-22 07:00
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson says 53 per cent of cyber attacks on China come from the US

China has very firmly pushed back against the accusation it paid contractors to attack Microsoft's Exchange Server.…

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Europe mulls anonymous crypto-wallet ban, rules to make transfers more traceable

Thu, 2021-07-22 06:25
Won't someone please think of the ch, er, money laundering

The European Commission has put forward legislation requiring cryptocurrency exchanges and other companies to ensure crypto-asset transfers include the personal details of the customers involved.…

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NASA warns Mars: We're about to laser your rocks and start stealing them

Thu, 2021-07-22 06:00
Perseverance prepares to snaffle first sample for eventual retrieval

NASA's Perseverance Mars rover has started the process of acquiring its first sample of Martian rock.…

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Troll jailed for 5 years after swatting of Twitter handle owner ends in death

Thu, 2021-07-22 05:11
Creator of QWK format suffered fatal heart attack as cops surrounded home

A man in the US has been jailed for five years for his role in the harassment and swatting of the owner of a desirable Twitter handle – a swoop that led to the netizen's death.…

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NSO Group 'will no longer be responding to inquiries' about misuse of its software

Thu, 2021-07-22 04:09
Denies everything, as governments open probes into the company and its wares

The NSO Group, a purveyor of spyware it hopes governments and law enforcement bodies will use to fight terrorism, has announced it will not answer any further questions about allegations raised by Amnesty International and Forbidden Stories that its products have been widely misused.…

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US senators warn China's Digital Yuan could compromise Olympic athletes

Thu, 2021-07-22 02:48
Meanwhile, Tokyo games ticket holder data leaks, and those affected can't even use their seats

Three US senators have written to their nation's Olympic Committee with a request that it "forbid American athletes from receiving or using Digital Yuan during the Beijing Olympics" – a reference to the Winter Games scheduled to commence on February 4th, 2022.…

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NPM is Now Providing Malware – or was until recently

Wed, 2021-07-21 23:59
Password-stealing package outed by security firm evokes sense of déjà vu

Another malicious library has been spotted in the JavaScript-oriented NPM registry, underscoring the continued fragility of today's software supply chain.…

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Money can't buy you love: Huawei continues to throw fistfuls of dollars at US lobbying efforts

Wed, 2021-07-21 22:29
Another year, and Chinese tech bogeyman is still on the blocklist

Huawei says it is looking to facilitate a "deeper, mutual understanding" with the US government despite remaining on the security naughty step, and is continuing to spend millions lobbying American officials in areas such as broadband and mobile technology.…

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Gloom-dwelling subterranean robots battle for million-dollar DARPA prize

Wed, 2021-07-21 21:15
SubT Challenge pits high-tech rescue drones against one another in upsettingly non-violent combat

Legendarily loopy US military (and now also non-military) ideas factory DARPA has launched a $1m competition for underground robots.…

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Spanish cops cuff Brit bloke accused of playing role in 2020 celeb Twitter hijacking

Wed, 2021-07-21 20:54
'PlugWalkJoe' also said to have meddled with TikTok, SnapChat

The Spanish National Police have, at the request of America, arrested UK citizen Joseph O’Connor in Estepona, Spain, in connection with the July 2020 takeover of more than 130 Twitter accounts.…

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The old New: Windows veteran explains <i>that</i> menu item

Wed, 2021-07-21 19:47
'Maybe that's what you do, but that's not what everybody does'

Microsoft veteran Raymond Chen has addressed a question that has occurred to most Windows users one time or another: why does Windows have a "New" menu?

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Hijacked, rampaging infrastructure will kill humans by 2025 – Gartner

Wed, 2021-07-21 19:02
Ransomware efforts will inevitably lead to threats to life as attacks on OT go OTT

Rise of The Machines Rampaging cyber hoods will be using compromised machinery and systems to kill humans by 2025, according to cheerfully optimistic new predictions from research company Gartner.…

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