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Criminal mastermind signed name as 'Thief' on receipts after buying stuff with stolen card

Fri, 2019-08-16 09:00
Hello, can I speak to Rob please? Second name Ber

Criminologists have long known petty crooks to be dumber than law-abiding citizens. Throw in some Dunning-Kruger and you have the perfect storm of a moron who thinks they're a criminal mastermind.…

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Police costs for Gatwick drone fiasco double to nearly £900k – and still no one's been charged

Fri, 2019-08-16 08:03
Omnishambles just keeps on rolling and you're paying for it

Sussex Police's probe of the infamous London Gatwick airport drone fiasco of Christmas 2018 has doubled in cost to nearly £900,000 – and the bungling force still hasn't arrested the person or persons responsible.…

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Security? We've heard of it! But why be a party pooper when there's printing to be done

Fri, 2019-08-16 07:04
The boss that went rogue and cocked a snook at the corporate policy he wrote

On Call With the gateway to the weekend upon us, it is time to crack open the On Call files once again to enjoy a tale from one of those brave engineers at the front line of the tech world.…

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Just dying to get into neural networks? Need a start in deep learning? We can workshop it out

Fri, 2019-08-16 06:00
Join us at MCubed and dive deep into practical, hands-on knowledge

Event It’s great to see hear about the possibilities of machine learning, and AI, but to really understand their potential, nothing beats getting your hands dirty under the watchful eye of a bona fide expert.…

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'Deeply concerned' UK privacy watchdog thrusts probe into King's Cross face-recognizing snoop cam brouhaha

Fri, 2019-08-16 04:54
ICO wants to know if AI surveillance systems in central London are legal

The UK's privacy watchdog last night launched a probe into the use of facial-recognition technology in the busy King's Cross corner of central London.…

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Apple's WebKit techs declare privacy circumvention to be a security issue

Fri, 2019-08-16 00:59
Bypass our tracking controls at your unspecified peril, warns maker of minor browser

Apple's WebKit team on Wednesday formalized the company's oft-repeated pro-privacy stance (provided you're not in China) by declaring that privacy-piercing browser code will be treated as a security abuse.…

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Kaspersky and Trend Micro get patch bonanza after ID flaw and password manager holes spotted

Thu, 2019-08-15 23:44
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

Kaspersky and Trend Micro have released updates to address vulnerabilities in their respective security tools.…

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Salesforce takes the multi-signer DNSSEC ball and runs with it

Thu, 2019-08-15 23:31
Extending DNS security protocol to multiple platforms takes root

A plan to expand the current DNSSEC security protocol to cover multiple DNS platforms has received the backing of Salesforce, with a first proof-of-concept implementation of the approach announced on Thursday.…

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Truckers, prepare to lose your jobs as UPS buys into self-driving tech

Thu, 2019-08-15 22:02
A human driver is still needed, for the moment at least

Package delivery giant UPS has invested in TuSimple, a self-driving startup based in San Diego, California, to develop autonomous trucks, the mega-corp announced on Thursday.…

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'Hey Google, remind Greg the locks have been changed, and he should find a new place to live. Maybe ask his mistress?'

Thu, 2019-08-15 21:00
Google Assistant can now send reminders to friends and family – this won't end well

Having failed to grasp the lesson of Microsoft's annoying animated Office assistant, Clippy – humans hate being hectored by software – Google has empowered its Assistant software to remind people to do things at the behest of another.…

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Ohio state's top legal eagle just made it harder for the FBI, ICE, cops to snoop around its DMV DB for people's faces

Thu, 2019-08-15 19:56
Reminder: They're not allowed to do that without permission

The Attorney General of Ohio has banned cops and the Feds from accessing the US state's database of drivers' license plates and faces until the officers and g-men receive adequate privacy compliance training.…

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Cisco axes hundreds, shares tumble amid China cut-off – but we're winning the trade war, right? So much winning

Thu, 2019-08-15 18:56
Small percentage of workforce but sign of the times

Cisco is laying off 500 programmers in its home state of California amid disappointing financial results and a sagging share price.…

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Virtually all polled enterprises say they'll use SD-WAN in next two years. Do you know what it is? Let us fill you in

Thu, 2019-08-15 18:00
SD-WAN, bam, thank you, ma'am

Backgrounder Businesses relying on hybrid clouds need to be especially mindful of how they protect the sensitive data that flows between their on- and off-premises systems. Employees can be anywhere, using multiple devices (sometimes simultaneously) and any type of network (including public Wi-Fi) to access cloud services, all of which need to be secured against malware, unauthorized access and eavesdropping.…

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We're not going Huawei even if you ban our 5G kit, Chinese firm tells UK

Thu, 2019-08-15 16:36
Translation: they're in Blighty to stay and they know it

Huawei has reportedly boasted that it will continue investing in the UK even if the British government U-turns on allowing the Chinese company to supply critical 5G mobile network equipment.…

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If bigger seats and nicer nosh in British Airways' First Class still aren't enough, would sir like to wear some VR goggles?

Thu, 2019-08-15 15:03
Now you need only briefly see the cabin interior

Good news for well-heeled British Airways customers! Now you can transport yourself away from the carrier's aircraft interior through the wizardry of Virtual Reality.…

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Don't let your dreams be dreams! Itty-bitty space shuttle to ride into orbit on a Vulcan Centaur

Thu, 2019-08-15 14:07
That's a rocket by the way, not half-horse, half-Spock

Wannabe space station supplier Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has selected ULA's Vulcan Centaur rocket to launch its Dream Chaser freighter in 2021.…

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Tariffs, don't like it. Rock the AFA, rock the AFA: NetApp's all-flash sales crash hits top-line stats

Thu, 2019-08-15 13:12
It's true most blame put on China-linked woes, but it'll hire staff in s-a-a-a-a-a-a-ales

A sharp slowdown in enterprise customers' all-flash array purchases has sucker-punched NetApp, and though it is hiring more sales heads to fix this worry, things aren't forecast to get better anytime soon.…

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Bomb-hoaxing DoSer who targeted police in revenge was caught after Twitter taunts

Thu, 2019-08-15 12:23
Mostly the public adversely affected

A young man who DoSed two British police forces' websites has been sentenced to 16 months in a young offenders' institution.…

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Guys, it's fine. Don't worry about randomers listening to your Skype convos. Microsoft has tweaked an FAQ a bit

Thu, 2019-08-15 11:13
'Automated and manual' data processing – so humans, yeah?

Microsoft has responded to the furore over its use of humans to listen in on Skype and Cortana recordings by tweaking its privacy policy a bit.…

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Now you see them... IBM made over 800 UK jobs vanish in 2018 despite improving fortunes

Thu, 2019-08-15 10:13
Axe fell on sales, marketing and product development

One in 15 IBM jobs in the UK were rubbed out during calendar 2018 despite local financials returning to growth.…

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