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ACLU: Here's how FBI tried to force Facebook to wiretap its chat app. Judge: Oh, no you don't

The Register - Wed, 2019-02-13 22:55
Federal court shoots down attempt to reveal Feds' decryption demands

A US federal judge has refused to unseal court paperwork that would show how the FBI tried to force Facebook to snoop on calls made through its instant-messaging app.…

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Now, hold on. This may shock you... Oracle allegedly juices its cloud sales with threats and shoddy on-prem support

The Register - Wed, 2019-02-13 21:57
Board of directors sued for 'failing to protect investors'

Two Oracle shareholders on Tuesday sued the database giant and its board of directors for allegedly misleading investors about the potential of its cloud business.…

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2019 WSOP Broadcast Schedule Announced

Poker News Daily - Wed, 2019-02-13 21:48

The 2019 World Series of Poker is still about three and a half months away, but Caesars is giving us the opportunity to set our DVRs early, as the broadcast schedule for the 50th anniversary WSOP has been released.

Like last year, ESPN and Poker Central will be teaming up on the coverage. ESPN will air at least 40 hours of live poker and another 90 hours of “originally produced episodes.” Think of the latter like ESPN’s episodes of old, the edited, non-live shows that feature player background pieces, interviews, and the like.

Poker Central, as usual, will stream its coverage via the subscription PokerGO app and website. It will broadcast many of the bracelet events in the leadup to the Main Event. Right now, just the live broadcast schedule for ESPN has been announced, with PokerGO’s schedule to come.

As can be seen on the schedule that follows at the end of this article, ESPN2 will have the opening three flights of the 2019 WSOP Main Event beginning during the evening (Eastern Time), starting at 8:00pm to 9:00pm, depending on the day. This would imply that Poker Central will have the afternoon portion of the coverage. The same general timing seems to hold true for much of the rest of the Main Event.

The final table will be all ESPN, as it has been for years.

“For the third straight year, Poker Central and ESPN will deliver expansive coverage of the WSOP Main Event to a continually growing audience across multiple platforms,” said JR McCabe, chief digital officer of Poker Central, in a press release. “We again look forward to bringing poker’s pinnacle event to fans around the world.”

“Significant video coverage is one of our key cornerstones,” added Ty Stewart, executive director of the World Series of Poker. “We’re grateful to Poker Central and ESPN for continuing to expand the reach of WSOP to today’s platforms and fueling the interest of tomorrow’s champions.”

2019 World Series of Poker ESPN Broadcast Schedule Date Time Network Event 3-Jul 8:30 PM – 2:00 AM ET ESPN2 WSOP Main Event Day 1A 4-Jul 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM ET ESPN2 WSOP Main Event Day 1B 5-Jul 8:00 PM – 12:30 AM ET ESPN2 WSOP Main Event Day 1C 6-Jul 6:00 PM – 10:30 PM ET ESPN2 WSOP Main Event Day 2AB 7-Jul 2:30 PM – 6:00 PM ET ESPN WSOP Main Event Day 2C 8-Jul 10:00 PM – 2:00 AM ET ESPN2 WSOP Main Event Day 3 9-Jul 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM ET ESPN WSOP Main Event Day 4 10-Jul 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM ET ESPN WSOP Main Event Day 5 11-Jul 12:30 AM – 2:00 AM ET ESPN2 WSOP Main Event Day 6 12-Jul 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM ET ESPN WSOP Main Event Day 7 12-Jul 11:00 PM – 2:00 AM ET ESPN2 WSOP Main Event Day 7   (Play to Final Table) 14-Jul 10:00 PM – TBD ET ESPN2 WSOP Main Event Day 8 (Nine to Six Players) 15-Jul 10:00 PM – TBD ET ESPN WSOP Main Event Day 9 (Six to Three Players) 16-Jul 9:00 PM – TBD ET ESPN WSOP Main Event Day 10 (Three Players to Winner)

 

 

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Azure Pipelines go Slack while Microsoft frees data breakpoints from the shackles of C++

The Register - Wed, 2019-02-13 21:00
Redmond opens up the .NET Core 3.0 big box of preview toys

Microsoft emitted an Azure Pipelines app for Slack today while also reminding devs of the tweaks made to breakpoints in the upcoming combo of Visual Studio 2019 and .NET Core 3.0.…

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Judge snubs FBI's bid to snaffle Autonomy docs ahead of founder Mike Lynch's UK showdown

The Register - Wed, 2019-02-13 20:19
We won't just suddenly break our evidence rules for HP, says Blighty's High Court

A British judge has rejected the FBI's request for legal documents submitted to London's High Court by Autonomy founder Mike Lynch's lawyers just weeks before his civil lawsuit is heard in Britain.…

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Head of Apple's insider trading program charged with… you guessed it... insider trading

The Register - Wed, 2019-02-13 19:03
SEC overdoses on irony

The boss of Apple's insider trading compliance program has been accused of insider trading by the feds.…

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Hackers KO Malta's Bank of Valletta in attempt to nick €13m

The Register - Wed, 2019-02-13 17:38
Hapless bank goes into lockdown mode, vanishes from the internet

Malta's Bank of Valetta (BOV) has pulled the plug on its entire internet access, including shutting down cashpoints and branch offices, after detecting a "cyber intrusion" by crims that tried to steal nearly €13m.…

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Sigfox cracks open IoT radio protocol specs for world+dog (+badgers?)

The Register - Wed, 2019-02-13 16:45
Low-power ultra-narrowband network for your street, ma'am?

Who at one time hasn't wanted to install a low-power ultra-narrowband radio network in embedded objects all over the neighbourhood? Perhaps you wanted to keep an eye on the local badgers? Well, badgers look out: it's now become easier to do so.…

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Take your pick: Linux on Windows 10 hardware, or Windows 10 on Linux hardware

The Register - Wed, 2019-02-13 16:16
We can't see the Arm in having a little tinker

Enthusiasts with time and hardware on their hands have a few extra options for the weekend. One committed group of Linux fans has got Ubuntu working on a Windows Arm laptop, while Pi fans have made it easier to bring full Windows 10 to the diminutive computer.…

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Forbidden fruit of smut, gambling apps found using Apple's enterprise certs

The Register - Wed, 2019-02-13 15:35
Heal thyself

Fancy that. Days after Apple suspended Facebook and Google for abusing Apple's enterprise developer privileges, Apple has been found to be permitting dozens of dubious apps to misuse its enterprise certificates.…

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No fax given: UK's National Health Service told to ban snail mail too

The Register - Wed, 2019-02-13 14:52
Trusts to choose between secure email providers (not just Accenture's NHSmail)

The UK's NHS will email patients directly rather than relying on snail mail, and organisations will be free to look beyond Accenture's NHSmail to send e-missives, under proposals from health secretary Matt Hancock.…

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British and US militaries' drone swarm hackathon definitely isn't about army tech

The Register - Wed, 2019-02-13 13:50
It's about fighting fires, not starting them, say defence bods

The British military has commissioned a hackathon to develop drone swarms – while claiming that it's definitely not about developing dual-use military tech.…

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Granddaddy of the DIY repair generation John Haynes has loosened his last nut

The Register - Wed, 2019-02-13 12:57
iFixit pays tribute to 'beacon of light' for the fixers of the world

Obit John Haynes, creator of the Haynes Manual and at least partly responsible for the skinned knuckles of enthusiastic amateur car repairers around the world, has tightened his last bolt and headed off to the great workshop in the sky aged 80.…

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If you want a vision of the future, imagine not a boot stamping on a face, but keystroke logging on govt contractors' PCs

The Register - Wed, 2019-02-13 12:30
US states mull 'work verification' laws, shaped by work verification biz

Special report Anyone working on a substantial contract with the US state of New Jersey could soon be required to install software that captures the screen and tracks keystrokes – to verify all hours billed are legit.…

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One click and you're out: UK makes it an offence to view terrorist propaganda even once

The Register - Wed, 2019-02-13 12:00
Oh snap. UK netizens better hope they don't have twitchy mouse-click finger

It will be an offence to view terrorist material online just once – and could incur a prison sentence of up to 15 years – under new UK laws.…

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Samsung Galaxy flagship leaks ... don't matter much. Here's why

The Register - Wed, 2019-02-13 11:21
Hole puncher, hole puncher

With Huawei breathing down its neck, Samsung had planned to unveil its flagship just ahead of Mobile World Congress, the firm's usual stage for its launch.…

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US kids apparently talking like Peppa Pig... How about US lawmakers watching Doctor Who?

The Register - Wed, 2019-02-13 10:39
The theme tune is still like a sonic screwdriver to the eardrum

It seems the Chinese authorities were wise to be concerned about the rise of Peppa Pig, as reports have surfaced of American poppets adopting the squeaky English accent of the petite cartoon porker.…

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Ask your data anything, says data viz biz Tableau as it flings 'patent-pending' tech at natural language tool

The Register - Wed, 2019-02-13 09:00
Plain language questions, automated data prep promised in first release of 2019

Natural-language loving data visualisation firm Tableau has emitted its latest release, which includes a plain language question tool, developed after its 2017 slurpage of startup ClearGraph.…

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Image recognition AI – the dumb program's idea of a smart program: How neural nets are really just looking at textures

The Register - Wed, 2019-02-13 07:22
When is a cat not a cat? When it's an elephant

Analysis Most neural networks trained for image recognition tend to identify objects based on their texture rather than shape, unlike humans, according to this latest research.…

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WPTDeepStacks Teams with 888poker, Adds Two More Stops

Poker News Daily - Wed, 2019-02-13 05:17

On Monday, the World Poker Tour (WPT) announced a new partnership with 888poker which will result in two more events being added to this year’s WPTDeepStacks Europe schedule. The three year deal will see 888poker become a co-sponsor of events and run online qualifiers for them on its site.

Malta will be the first new stop – called 888poker WPTDeepStacks Malta – and will be held at Casino Malta from April 8th through April 14th. The Main Event, running April 11th through the end of the festival, will cost €1,000 and have a €200,000 guaranteed prize pool.

Later in the year will be 888poker WPTDeepStacks Portugal, hosted by Casino Solverde Vilamoura September 2nd through September 8th. The Main Event, September 5th through September 8th, will be a little bit more expensive than Malta’s, a €1,200 buy-in with a €250,000 guaranteed prize pool.

Though both new stops will be in this calendar year, 888poker WPTDeepStacks Malta will be held during the current season, while 888poker WPTDeepStacks Portugal, by nature of it not being until September, is on next season’s schedule.

“WPTDeepStacks Europe looks forward to partnering with 888poker for our events over the next three years starting with WPTDeepStacks Malta and WPTDeepStacks Portugal,” said Hermance Blum, WPT VP Europe, in a press release. “WPT has no doubt the addition of 888poker will greatly increase visibility at WPTDeepStacks locations across Europe.”

Angelica Hael, VP of Global Tour Management at the World Poker Tour, added, “888poker is one of the global leaders in creating positive experiences for players, and the World Poker Tour is excited to work with the great team at 888poker at our upcoming events.”

Still Four-Figures, But a Bit More Affordable

WPTDeepStacks is the World Poker Tour’s “mid-major” tour, of sorts. There are many more WPTDeepStacks tour stops than there are stops on the Main Tour and each event comes in at a lower price point. The Main Events tend to be in the $1,000/€1,000 to $1,500/€1,500 buy-in range. While several of the WPTDeepStacks venues are the same as on the main tour – places like Thunder Valley Casino Resort, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Casino Sochi, most are at other venues that are not as well known to poker players and in cities that are often ignored on major poker tours. It is kind of like the World Series of Poker Circuit of the WPT.

WPTDeepStacks Brussels, hosted by Grand Casino Brussels Viage, just completed this weekend. The next stop is a familiar one, bestbet Jacksonville with WPTDeepStacks Jacksonville.

Guy Cohen, 888 Holdings’ Senior Vice President of B2C, said in the press release, “We are very excited to extend our relationship with the World Poker Tour by sponsoring an additional two events in Malta and Portugal. At 888poker, we strive to create a product that offers an engaging experience to all poker players and we are looking forward to launching our poker product in Portugal soon.”

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