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WeWork filed its IPO homework. So we had a look at its small print and... yowser. What has El Reg got itself into?

The Register - Wed, 2019-08-14 19:56
Authentic tech company vibes, right down to billions in losses and admission it 'may never be profitable'

Comment WeWork, the office rental upstart that poses as some kind of tech startup incubation facility, has submitted the paperwork for its stock-market debut in the US – and its filings warn the biz “may never be profitable.”…

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Mind your MANRS: Internet Society names and shames network operators that bungle their routing security

The Register - Wed, 2019-08-14 19:22
Peer-to-peer networks meet peer pressure

The Internet Society has stepped up its long-running effort to improve routing security with a new online stats engine.…

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Simons says don't push us: FTC boss warns regulator could totally break up big tech companies if it wanted

The Register - Wed, 2019-08-14 17:00
Spoiler alert: It won't

The boss of the Federal Trade Commission, Joe Simons, said yesterday that his agency could split up big technology companies if other solutions or remedies did not work.…

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Six-day cruise lies ahead for India's Chandrayaan-2 probe before the real lunar shenanigans begin

The Register - Wed, 2019-08-14 16:17
A few weeks until 'soft landing' achievement unlocked (maybe)

India's Chandrayaan-2 probe is on its way to the Moon after completing a final orbit-raising firing of its engine overnight.…

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Microsoft slathers Visual Studio 2019 with extra Docker love, triggers Hot Reload in Preview 2

The Register - Wed, 2019-08-14 15:23
.NET Core 3.0 Preview 8 – ready for production if you're feeling lucky?

Microsoft continued battering developers with toys as it emitted fresh previews of Visual Studio 2019 and .NET Core 3.…

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While US ban hit Huawei and inventory overload clipped Apple, Samsung quietly stole smartphone market share back in Q2

The Register - Wed, 2019-08-14 14:42
The chaebol tightens its vice-like grip on Europe

Samsung exploited Apple's iPhone channel inventory glut and the continued political campaign against Huawei to sell more than 18.3 million smartphones into European retailers and distributors in Q2.…

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Stuffing your MacBook Pro in a ziplock bag before a flight ain't gonna cut it, say Feds

The Register - Wed, 2019-08-14 13:43
Models recalled for faulty batts banned from air over fire risk

The Federal Aviation Authority has reiterated that recalled MacBook Pros that haven't had their faulty batteries switched are not welcome in carry-on or luggage stowed aboard flights.…

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Not very Suprema: Biometric access biz bares 27 million records and plaintext admin creds

The Register - Wed, 2019-08-14 12:34
Biostar 2 goes supernova after Israeli duo's probings

Two infosec researchers found 27 million personal data records, including a million people's fingerprints, exposed to the public along with plaintext admin credentials for the Suprema Biostar 2 system they were associated with.…

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J'accuse! Amazon's Rekognition reckons 1 in 5 Californian lawmakers are crims in ACLU test

The Register - Wed, 2019-08-14 11:47
You gotta use 99% confidence setting before arresting anyone

Amazon's Rekognition system wrongly matched one in five Californian politicians with images from a database of 25,000 wanted criminals' mugshots in tests by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).…

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Got room for another probe up there, Google? Jobs sites ask EU anti-trust tsar to look at how search giant ranks them

The Register - Wed, 2019-08-14 11:03
23 reckon anti-competitive behavior has hurt biz – report

Several leading jobs sites have written to the European Commissioner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager, calling for an investigation into how Google ranks their websites.…

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Pokémon Red and Blue-era trading cards just made their owner a load of green: Complete set sells at auction for $107k

The Register - Wed, 2019-08-14 10:05
A Charmeleonaire, if Mew will

Folks: great news. If you get your first-edition Pokémon trading card collection down from the loft, you may as well tell the boss you're not coming in again.…

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HTTP/2, Brute! Then fall, server. Admin! Ops! The server is dead

The Register - Wed, 2019-08-14 09:02
Beware the denials of service: Netflix warns of eight networking bugs

On Tuesday, Netflix, working in conjunction with Google and CERT/CC, published a security advisory covering a series of vulnerabilities that enable denial of service attacks against servers running HTTP/2 services.…

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SpaceX Falcon 9, Atlas V and Ariane 5 soar while Vector returns to Earth with a bump

The Register - Wed, 2019-08-14 08:02
And it's goodbye from Jim as smallsat launcher takes a 'pause' from operations

Roundup Last week saw four launches, one catch, and the ejection of one exec in a busy few days for rocket fans.…

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It's official – Google AI gives you cancer ...diagnosis in real time: Neural net can spot breast, prostate tumors

The Register - Wed, 2019-08-14 07:03
Boffins spill beans on super 'scope machine-learning tech

Google Health's so-called augmented-reality microscope has proven surprisingly accurate at detecting and diagnosing cancerous tumors in real time.…

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How long does it take to get up and running with serverless? A day with us should do the trick

The Register - Wed, 2019-08-14 06:08
Don't panic over new tech. Book your Serverless Computing London workshop ticket today and save £££

Event If you’re thinking of exploiting serverless technologies, or want to take your current experiments to the next level, what could be better than getting your hands dirty with an acknowledged expert in the field.…

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Yet another reminder: When a tech giant says its AI listens to you, it means humans listen to you. Right, Facebook?

The Register - Wed, 2019-08-14 05:11
If you let voice chat app transcribe your calls, yup, people were paid to eavesdrop on your private conversations

Facebook secretly employed hundreds of contractors to listen to clips of its addicts' private voice calls to transcribe parts of conversations its AI software couldn't understand.…

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Pentagon says ethics complaint against JEDI mega-cloud is a non-issue. Its Time Lords say: That is not logical

The Register - Wed, 2019-08-14 00:59
Case not closed on concerns over how $10bn winner-takes-all super-contract was written

Despite the US Department of Defense's assurances last week that any and all ethics complaints against the $10bn Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud contract had been fully resolved, the Pentagon's internal investigators say they are still poring over the matter.…

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Apple is a filthy AWS, Azure, Google reseller, gripe punters: iPhone giant accused of hiding iCloud's real backend

The Register - Wed, 2019-08-14 00:29
Breach of contract, false advertising, unfair business practices sueball fired

Apple is being sued for breach of contract, false advertising, and unfair business practices for allegedly reselling Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform services under its iCloud brand – and failing to adequately disclosure that relationship to customers.…

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You're all set for your long summer vacation. Suddenly an email arrives. It's the CEO. 'Data strategy, by Friday'

The Register - Tue, 2019-08-13 23:53
Fret not. Here's a gentle guide to drawing up a plan to take the pain away from your info management

Comment Go back 15 years and big data as a concept was only just beginning.…

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Cryptocurrency lovers slip US watchdog $7m to make claims of ripping off investors, other rule breaking simply vanish

The Register - Tue, 2019-08-13 23:27
Meanwhile, SEC takes on Kik on similar charges

Two Canadian lovers have tentatively agreed to pay $7m to the SEC, America's financial watchdog, to settle a long-standing lawsuit.…

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