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Chancellor launches £500m business software subsidy in the UK

Thu, 2021-03-04 07:17
UK targets 100,000 small businesses with up to £5,000 for 'approved' software

The UK government is promising to subsidise new software investment by small and medium-sized enterprises by up to 50 per cent, or a maximum value of £5,000.…

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If Google and Apple won't help us, we'll sort it out the Linux way: 21 companies form Mobile Native Foundation

Thu, 2021-03-04 06:37
Lyft, Microsoft, Slack, Capital One, Airbnb become bedfellows

Twenty-one companies concerned about making and managing mobile apps have come together to participate in the Mobile Native Foundation (MNF), an initiative hosted by the Linux Foundation, to share knowledge and resources.…

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Facebook decommissions 185 accounts run by Thai military

Thu, 2021-03-04 05:55
It’s not that they lied (which looks likely), it's that they all lied together, says spokesperson

Facebook has for the first time deleted accounts associated with the Thai government due to “coordinated inauthentic behavior”.…

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Hong Kong teases tech to track residents as they move past QR codes

Thu, 2021-03-04 04:58
In response to complaints about the time taken to scan, not concerns about privacy

Hong Kong’s secretary for innovation and technology Alfred Sit has said the Territory is working on a technology that somehow passively scans QR codes.…

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It only took four years and thousands of complaints but ICANN finally kills off rogue Indian domain registrar

Thu, 2021-03-04 04:01
DNS oversight body accused again and again of chronic foot-dragging

ICANN has finally acted against Net 4 India, terminating its accreditation and so preventing the rogue registrar from registering domain names for customers in most internet registries across the globe.…

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China to detail tech self-sufficiency plan at showcase ‘Two Sessions’ meetings

Thu, 2021-03-04 03:04
14th five-year plan to be revealed, national digital currency also makes the agenda

China will today open its annual “Two Sessions” parliamentary meetings, and has said the nation’s technology strategy will be among the top three items up for discussion.…

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Shelter for internet outcasts Parler slaps Amazon with fresh lawsuit after abandoning first attempt

Thu, 2021-03-04 01:55
Far-right sanctuary sues cloud giant for breach of contract after plug pulled on its server hosting

Parler this week dropped its case against Amazon Web Services – and filed a fresh lawsuit claiming the cloud giant breached its contract by pulling the antisocial network's hosting.…

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Japanese billionaire invites y'all to apply for an all-expenses-paid Moon trip in a SpaceX Starship – like the one that blew up today

Thu, 2021-03-04 01:03
Eight plucky applicants will be picked for journey of a lifetime

Video Japanese tycoon Yusaku Maezawa this week he opened an application process for eight people to accompany him to the Moon aboard SpaceX’s Starship.…

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What happens when cancel culture meets Adolf Hitler pareidolia? Amazon decides it needs a new app icon

Thu, 2021-03-04 00:15
Dodgy doppelganger not the first, won’t be the last

Logowatch Adolf Hitler killed himself in 1945 having been responsible for the death of millions as the leader of Germany's Nazi party. He had a small rectangular mustache.…

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Google says once third-party cookies are toast, Chrome won't help ad networks track individuals around the web

Wed, 2021-03-03 22:09
Notes an 'erosion of trust' – gee, wonder who could be responsible for that...

Google says it will not come up with new ways to track individual netizens as they browse the web once Chrome phases out third-party cookies, commonly used for loosely observing people's online activities.…

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Now that we're emerging from COVID-19 hell, who's ready for some on-prem IT, asks on-prem IT giant HPE

Wed, 2021-03-03 20:51
Demand will increase, says CEO, as HPC chief heads for the exit

Hewlett Packard Enterprise says it is now seeing signs that biz customers are planning to update their on-premises infrastructure as the world slowly recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic... not that this came in time to save its latest quarter.…

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Hidden text in MacOS 11.3 beta suggests removal of Rosetta 2 compatibility layer in some countries

Wed, 2021-03-03 19:21
Time to go down to Memphis, er, Cupertino, to check for a decree

Researchers have discovered language buried in the forthcoming release of MacOS Big Sur 11.3 that suggests Apple may withdraw the Rosetta 2 binary compatibility layer in some regions.…

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Analyse this: Microsoft promises OLAP-OLTP 'Link' with new CosmosDB features

Wed, 2021-03-03 18:35
Azure SQL Data Warehouse

Ignite Microsoft has pushed out Azure Synapse Link for Cosmos DB to general availability in an effort to bring its transactional NoSQL database closer to the analytics workhorse data warehouse.…

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Google's multi-platform app framework Flutter reaches version 2, expands to the web

Wed, 2021-03-03 17:50
The same tech inside Google Pay, Shopping, Analytics, Ads, etc

Google on Wednesday announced the release of Flutter 2, an update to its popular cross-platform, open source app development framework.…

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Qualys hit with ransomware: Customer invoices leaked on extortionists' Tor blog

Wed, 2021-03-03 17:00
Ace infosec biz aware and investigating, we're told

Exclusive Infosec outfit Qualys, its cloud-based vuln detection tech, and its SSL server test webpage, have seemingly fallen victim to a ransomware attack.…

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Proof of concept code published for latest Saltstack CVE: Don't be an update laggard

Wed, 2021-03-03 16:47
Any user could become root, warns Immersive Labs researcher

Proof of concept code has been published for a vulnerability in popular data centre security management tool Saltstack, which was discovered after a developer at Immersive Labs found a privilege escalation bug allowing any old user to become root.…

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Cybersecurity threats aren't getting any smaller. Could big data help?

Wed, 2021-03-03 16:00
Spend a little time with our Tim and Nutanix’s Kong Yang – and learn how to crack the conundrum

Webcast Upheaval always creates opportunity, and it’s often cyber criminals who are the first to exploit it.…

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Microsoft celebrates Ignite by ramming 21H1 down the throats of Windows Insiders

Wed, 2021-03-03 15:30
Ready or not, here I come!

The next version of Windows 10 is most definitely inbound after Microsoft began forcing the code onto its loyal band of unpaid testers last night as a "recommended update."…

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Nvidia exec love-bombs Arm's licensing model, almost protests too much

Wed, 2021-03-03 14:45
'Their open licensing model is absolutely one of the greatest licensing models out there'

Nvidia has no plans to dismantle Arm's licensing-based biz model, enterprise veep and CFO Colette Kress has said, touching on one of the key concerns voiced by industry as competition regulators probe the proposed $40bn buyout.…

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Brave buys a search engine, promises no tracking, no profiling – and may even offer a paid-for, no-ad version

Wed, 2021-03-03 14:00
Pitches pro-privacy platform with customizable results filter dubbed Goggles

Brave, maker of the identically named privacy-focused web browser, has acquired its own search engine to offer as an alternative to Google Search and competing search engines that exist but aren't all that visible in Google's shadow.…

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