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Global pandemic was good for business say UK infosec pros – but we're still burning out

Wed, 2021-09-08 11:28
Chartered Institute of Information Security reveals what you're all thinking

The COVID-19 pandemic was good for business, according to British infosec workers – although half of them still say they feel burnt out amid the surge in work.…

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A developer built an AI chatbot using GPT-3 that helped a man speak again to his late fiancée. OpenAI shut it down

Wed, 2021-09-08 10:43
Crackdown on open-ended, unfiltered simulations branded 'a hyper-moral stance'

In-depth “OpenAI is the company running the text completion engine that makes you possible,” Jason Rohrer, an indie games developer, typed out in a message to Samantha.…

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With a Lidl bit of luck, this Windows installation will make it through the night

Wed, 2021-09-08 10:02
Microsoft's finest just needs a nudge

Bork!Bork!Bork! Our overseas adventures in bork continue today with Microsoft's finest supplanting one of The Netherlands' funnymen in the entrance of retailer Lidl.…

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Patch now? Why enterprise exploits are still partying like it's 1999

Wed, 2021-09-08 09:13
Am I only dreaming, or is this burning an Eternal Blue?

Some vulnerabilities remain unreported for the longest time. The 12-year-old Dell SupportAssist remote code execution (RCE) flaw – which was finally unearthed earlier this year – would be one example.…

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Open-source software starts with developers, but there are other important contributors, too. Who exactly? Good question

Wed, 2021-09-08 08:29
Looking beyond the programmers

Is Linus Torvalds important to open-source software? Of course. Guido van Rossum, who created the popular programming language Python? Sure! Michael "Monty" Widenius of MySQL fame? Certainly. OK, what about Robert Love? Eben Moglen? Or Jono Bacon?…

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Lenovo throws everything it's got into TruScale ITaaS – even its in-house AI

Wed, 2021-09-08 07:58
CPU cores, memory, and disk now PAYG if you want, and so are new hybrid offerings with VMware and Microsoft

Lenovo has thrown everything it's got into its TruScale IT-as-a-service platform.…

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UK splashes out £30m on improving antiquated patent system, Deloitte and NTT Data are the lucky winners

Wed, 2021-09-08 06:20
Plans to cut patent renewal time from five days to five minutes

The UK’s Intellectual Property Office has awarded two new contracts in it's bid to get up to speed in the 21st Century.…

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If your storage admin is a bit excitable today, be kind: 45TB LTO-9 tape media just landed

Wed, 2021-09-08 06:00
Fujifilm and HPE selling cartridges, Quantum selling drives, IBM tape libraries add support

The Linear Tape-Open (LTO) organisation has signed off on efforts by Fujifilm and Sony to create tapes that conform with the LTO-9 standard – meaning that new-generation tapes with 45 terabytes of capacity are now on sale.…

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Intel may spend up to €80bn on chip plants in Europe over next ten years

Wed, 2021-09-08 05:16
CEO also said it'll use its fab in Ireland to crank out parts for automakers amid shortages

Intel’s CEO Pat Gelsinger on Tuesday said he would be willing to pour up to €80bn (£68.8bn, $94.7bn) into its semiconductor fabs in Europe to increase capacity over the next decade.…

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Amazon Japan to power itself with 450 little solar plants

Wed, 2021-09-08 04:46
22-megawatt rig to be built by Mitsubishi – apparently the first direct sale agreement of its sort in Japan

Amazon's Japan outpost will power its operations with over 450 solar plants under a power purchase agreement with Mitsubishi Corporation's retail energy arm, MC Retail Energy.…

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IBM's first 7nm Power10 chip arrives in E1080 server system with a wealth of shiny features

Wed, 2021-09-08 04:01
Boasts of a world-record SAP SD benchmark result, 'transparent' in-memory encryption

IBM's heavy-metal arm has officially brought Power10, its first 7nm chip, to market with the launch of the E1080 – a server system it claims blows x86 rivals out of the water for performance and security.…

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Chinese prosecutors end investigation into rape claim against Alibaba manager

Wed, 2021-09-08 03:45
Accused served 15 days for 'molestation', says report

The People's Procuratorate of Huaiyin District, Jinan City, China, on Monday ended its investigation into a male Alibaba manager's alleged rape of a female colleague.…

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Talent shortage? Maybe it's your automated hiring system, lack of investment in training

Wed, 2021-09-08 00:20
Harvard-Accenture study suggests opening up to 'hidden workers'

The alleged "talent shortage" depriving companies of workers can be attributed in part to corporate disinterest in paying for job training programs, and to automated recruitment systems that overlook potential hires, a research paper argues.…

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Samsung offered tax rebates for 30 years to build $17bn chip plant in Texas

Tue, 2021-09-07 23:20
Intel meanwhile lines up as much as $95bn for European fabs

The city of Taylor, Texas, has offered Samsung property tax breaks over the course of 30 years if the South Korean chip giant agrees to build a $17bn fabrication plant on its land.…

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Miscreants fling booby-trapped Office files at victims, no patch yet, says Microsoft

Tue, 2021-09-07 22:20
ActiveX and MSHTML, the gift that keeps on giving ... to intruders

In an advisory issued on Tuesday, Microsoft said some of its users were targeted by poisoned Office documents that exploit an unpatched flaw to hijack their Windows machines.…

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Can WhatsApp moderators really read your encrypted texts? Yes ... if you forward them to the abuse dept

Tue, 2021-09-07 21:13
Where did people think spam and harassment reports were going?

Facebook's WhatsApp states its messages are protected by the Signal encryption protocol. A report published today by investigative non-profit ProPublica contends that WhatsApp communication is less private than users understand or expect.…

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Snyk founder: 'Developers need to care about security. Make it part of your core KPIs. It starts with people'

Tue, 2021-09-07 19:44
Guy Podjarny on the challenges of crafting and shipping secure code

Interview In an interview with Snyk founder and president Guy Podjarny on the challenges of secure application development, he told us: "Any solution that predicates on developers becoming security experts is doomed to fail."…

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Astronomers detect burps of interstellar cannibal from 480 million light years away

Tue, 2021-09-07 17:01
In space, everyone can see you emit brightly shining gas, X-rays, and radio waves

A multinational team of astronomers has discovered what happens when a large star accidentally eats a black hole or neutron star: it emits a catastrophically violent, galactic-scale burp that can be detected from over 450 million light years away.…

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Canonical scales down Anbox Cloud to an appliance on AWS

Tue, 2021-09-07 16:10
How many Android apps can you fit on an EC2 instance?

Canonical has shrunk its Anbox Cloud Android app container platform with an appliance available on the AWS Marketplace.…

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Academics tell UK lords that folk aren't keen on predictive policing, facial recognition, heightened surveillance

Tue, 2021-09-07 15:20
Philip K Dick is rolling in his grave

Senior UK lawmakers are being warned of an emerging pushback against the use of smart technology such as facial recognition, increased surveillance, and predictive policing to fight crime.…

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