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Pregnancy and parenting club Bounty fined £400,000 for shady data sharing practices

The Register - Fri, 2019-04-12 14:00
ICO says case involving 34.4 million records 'unprecedented'

Updated The Information Commissioner’s Office has fined commercial pregnancy and parenting club Bounty some £400,000 for illegally sharing personal details of more than 14 million people.…

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Now that's service: TalkTalk customers enjoy a Friday morning free of pesky emails

The Register - Fri, 2019-04-12 12:59
The day has a 'y' in it – must be time for an outage

TalkTalk's email service clearly had a big night out on Thursday and has spent Friday morning lying down in a darkened room.…

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Kent bloke incurs the anchor of local council after fly-tipping boat

The Register - Fri, 2019-04-12 12:01
Authority barged in after disposal caught on camera, ordered chap to pay costs of almost £3k

Boatnotes Justice has finally been served for abandoned boats everywhere as a Kentish man was found guilty of callously ditching his vessel in a residential area.…

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US: We'll pull security co-operation if you lot buy from Huawei

The Register - Fri, 2019-04-12 11:01
America tries to keep the pressure on Chinese biz

A US official has repeated his country's threats against its allies over Huawei – stating that the US's goal is a process that leads "inevitably to the banning" of the Chinese company's products.…

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What if we treated our oceans like they matter?

Greenpeace UK - Fri, 2019-04-12 10:41

The seas provide half of our oxygen, and food for a billion people. Let’s give them the protection they deserve.

Under the restless surface of our seas, hundreds of miles from land, there’s a world of giants and hunters; ancient lifeforms and lost cities.

These waters beyond national borders are home to creatures even more varied than in the tropical rainforests. They contain the highest and longest mountain range anywhere on our planet, and trenches deep enough to hold Mount Everest. They’re the highways for whales, turtles, albatross and tuna on their cross-planet migrations.

Protecting these natural wonders is simply the right thing to do. But this isn’t just about conscience. It’s about survival.

The oceans produce half of our oxygen and food for a billion people. And because they soak up huge amounts of carbon dioxide, they’re also one of our best defences against climate change. Our fate is bound to the fate of our oceans. If they don’t make it, we don’t either.

Loggerhead turtle swimming around a fish aggregation device belonging to the Ecuadorean purse seiner ‘Ingalapagos’, in the vicinity of the northern Galapagos Islands. © Alex Hofford / Greenpeace A rescue plan for our oceans

Now though, there’s a ray of hope. Scientists have drawn up a rescue plan for our oceans – and we’re going to throw everything we’ve got at making it happen.
Are you in?

The ocean rescue plan is bold and brilliantly simple: we cover the planet in ocean sanctuaries, putting a third of the oceans off-limits to fishing, mining and other destructive industries.

If the rescue plan goes ahead, it’ll be one of the biggest conservation efforts in human history, creating millions of square kilometres of new protected areas.

Here’s the problem: at the moment, there’s no way to create new sanctuaries outside countries’ national waters. We can’t protect these huge areas of the ocean without an international agreement on how this protection would work.

Governments have started work on a UN Ocean Treaty and if they get it right it’ll give us the tools we need to make these sanctuaries happen.

Krill fishing vessel in the Antarctic © Daniel Beltrá / Greenpeace Join us on an epic voyage

The open oceans are some of the least studied – and least regulated – places on Earth, and to properly protect them we need to know more about what’s happening out there.

So this week, a team of scientists, photographers and campaigners is setting out on an epic journey from the North Pole to the South Pole to document a year in the life of our oceans and build the best possible case for a strong UN treaty.

Sailing on Greenpeace’s swiftest and largest ship, the Esperanza, they’ll be conducting crucial ocean research and protection – exposing the threats, peacefully confronting the villains and championing the solutions.

The team at sea needs as many people as possible on land to make sure their findings can’t be ignored. Will you join the campaign?

Walruses on ice floe at Kvitøya in Svalbard © Christian Åslund / Greenpeace Ocean sanctuaries work

All over the world, wherever a proper ocean sanctuary is created, the results are dramatic. Habitats recover. The fish come back. Life finds a way.

But because sanctuaries work so well, the people who profit from dumping and plundering our seas are working hard to water down the treaty. It’s up to us to make sure nature and ordinary people have a voice in this too.

When we work together we can change the world. From stopping Shell’s oil drilling in the Arctic, to getting the world’s largest tuna company to clean up its act for people and the planet, we know how to stand up for our seas – and win.

But now it’s time to go even bigger. Over the next year, this mission will need all the courage, cunning and creativity we can find. But today, it just needs your name.

Sign the petition to get started.

The post What if we treated our oceans like they matter? appeared first on Greenpeace UK.

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French internet cops issue terrorist takedown for… Grateful Dead recordings?

The Register - Fri, 2019-04-12 10:01
Internet Archive perplexed and annoyed over idiotic demands

French internet cops have demanded that the Internet Archive remove more than 550 instances of "terrorist propaganda" from its site.…

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Chaos? We’ll show you how to make it work for your software org

The Register - Fri, 2019-04-12 09:40
One month till we open the doors at Continuous Lifecycle

The world might be in turmoil, but if you want to learn how to turn chaos into an advantage, you should be joining us at Continuous Lifecycle in just over a month’s time.…

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Hey kids! Want to send teacher on a Zero-G flight? Unleash those mad cool video skillz

The Register - Fri, 2019-04-12 09:15
Get students in creative mood and ride on the Vomit Comet beckons

Hey kids – fancy chucking paper planes at the supply teacher while your real one hops on a micro-gravity aircraft? You'll need to think about something interesting to bring aboard Zero-G's ageing Boeing 727 to get your mentor airborne and, briefly, floating.…

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So you've 'seen' the black hole. Now for the interesting bit – how all that raw data was stored

The Register - Fri, 2019-04-12 08:40
Wait, what do you mean 'helium disk drives aren't interesting'?

The black hole image released yesterday needed over a thousand helium-filled disk drives to record it.…

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Motion detectors: say hello, wave goodbye and… flushhhhhh

The Register - Fri, 2019-04-12 08:07
Some things are better left without a video greeting

Something for the Weekend, Sir? How did Ernest Hemingway get his scar?…

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Dutch chip equipment maker denies trade secrets theft was Chinese espionage

The Register - Fri, 2019-04-12 08:01
The first rule of China Club is don't blame China

Netherlands-based ASML, which makes semiconductor manufacturing equipment, on Thursday insisted that it had not been the target of Chinese espionage, despite the fact that six former employees with Chinese names breached their contracts by sharing trade secrets with a competitor linked to the Chinese government.…

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User secures floppies to a filing cabinet with a magnet, but at least they backed up daily... right?

The Register - Fri, 2019-04-12 07:03
Techie learns the hard way there's more than one way to interpret 'make a copy'

On Call Another week over, another On Call – and this one is going to provide you with a real belly-laugh.…

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Israeli moon probe crashes at the last minute but Spacex's scores with Falcon Heavy launch

The Register - Fri, 2019-04-12 00:11
One step forward, one step back in space news

Video The first attempt by a private company to land a probe on the Moon's surface ended in failure on Thursday when the vehicle crashed minutes before landing.…

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Bug-hunters punch huge holes in WPA3 standard for Wi-Fi security

The Register - Thu, 2019-04-11 23:11
Passwords, personal information can be sussed out by attackers during handshakes

Researchers have detailed a set of side-channel and downgrade attacks that potentially allow an attacker to compromise Wi-Fi networks equipped with WPA3 protections.…

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Client-attorney privilege? Not when you're accused of leaking Vault 7 CIA code

The Register - Thu, 2019-04-11 22:05
Lawyer for Joshua Schulte unhappy about agency review

The lawyer for former CIA employee Joshua Schulte is unhappy the spy agency is allowed to review communications with her client before she receives it and has accused the agency of trying to intimidate her.…

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Juniper slips out update after hardcoded credentials left in switches

The Register - Thu, 2019-04-11 20:27
Telemetry Interface blamed for exposed gRPC passwords

Juniper Networks has issued an update after finding hardcoded credentials had been left in some of its datacenter switches.…

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NPM apologizes for ham-fisted handling of recent staff layoffs

The Register - Thu, 2019-04-11 19:39
Sorry song fails to quell online discontent, rumors swirl of competition ahead

JavaScript library manager NPM on Wednesday apologized for its handling of a contentious round of recent layoffs.…

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My HPE-funded lawyer wrote my witness statement, reseller boss tells High Court

The Register - Thu, 2019-04-11 18:30
Autonomy helped Capax Discovery repay its own contracts, he added

Autonomy trial The boss of an HPE-affiliated reseller asked a barrister "what is this exactly?" when shown a copy of his own witness statement in London's High Court. Capax Discovery CEO John Baiocco then said he was "pretty sure" his HPE-funded lawyer had written it for him.…

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As Alexa's secret human army is revealed, we ask: Who else has been listening in on you?

The Register - Thu, 2019-04-11 17:30
The Lives of Others: Siri, Google and Cortana edition

Sneezes and homophones – words that sound like other words – are tripping smart speakers into allowing strangers to hear recordings of your private conversations.…

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Better late than never: Cisco's software-defined networking platform ACI finally lands on AWS

The Register - Thu, 2019-04-11 16:30
Go hybrid or go home

Networking overlord Cisco has punted its Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) platform into AWS-hosted public cloud.…

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