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Microsoft emits free remote-desktop security patches for WinXP to Server 2008 to avoid another WannaCry

The Register - Wed, 2019-05-15 01:48
Plus plenty of other fixes from Redmond and Adobe – and special guest star Citrix

Patch Tuesday It’s that time of the month again, and Microsoft has released a bumper bundle of security fixes for Patch Tuesday, including one for out-of-support operating systems Windows XP and Server 2003.…

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Prez Trump's trade war reshapes electronics supply chains as China production slows

The Register - Wed, 2019-05-15 00:05
Not great for US importers who have to pick up the bill, good for Taiwan and Vietnam

The ongoing trade war between two of the world’s largest economies is starting to affect electronics production, with the US output growing slightly faster than it did a year ago, and production in China slowing down.…

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San Francisco votes no to facial-recognition tech for cops, govt – while its denizens create it

The Register - Tue, 2019-05-14 22:24
First major US city to restrict, scrutinize future Big Brother technology

San Francisco has become the first major city in America, if not the world, to effectively ban facial recognition technology and other forms of state surveillance.…

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RIP Hyper-Threading? ChromeOS axes key Intel CPU feature over data-leak flaws – Microsoft, Apple suggest snub

The Register - Tue, 2019-05-14 21:14
Plug pulled on SMT tech as software makers put security ahead of performance

Analysis In conjunction with Intel's coordinated disclosure today about a family of security vulnerabilities discovered in millions of its processors, Google has turned off Hyper-Threading in Chrome OS to fully protect its users.…

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Legal bombs fall on TurboTax maker Intuit for 'hiding' free service from search engines

The Register - Tue, 2019-05-14 19:54
Unhappy taxpayers want refunds of a different kind, lodge lawsuits across Cali

Intuit, the biz behind America's most popular tax-filing software, was sued this week for seemingly hiding a free version of its product from search engines.…

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'Unstoppable' Chinese NAND fabber YMTC to unleash 64-layer flash flood before skipping ahead to 128 – analyst

The Register - Tue, 2019-05-14 18:00
You thought the memory glut was almost over? Think again

Analysis Chinese NAND flinger Yangtze Memory Technologies (YMTC) will be mass-producing 64-layer 3D NAND flash chips by the end of the year and price competition could get ugly in 2020.…

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Buffer the Intel flayer: Chipzilla, Microsoft, Linux world, etc emit fixes for yet more data-leaking processor flaws

The Register - Tue, 2019-05-14 17:00
Intel CPUs dating back a decade are vulnerable to latest cousin of Spectre

Intel on Tuesday plans to release a set of processor microcode fixes, in conjunction with operating system and hypervisor patches from vendors like Microsoft and those distributing Linux and BSD code, to address a novel set of side-channel attacks that allow microarchitecture data sampling (MDS).…

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After this, there is no turning back: Funds flood in for Matrix-maker WekaIO

The Register - Tue, 2019-05-14 15:54
Fast filer swallows $31m

A $31.7m funding round has been closed by scale-out filesystem flogger WekaIO, positioning it for possible acquisition by a storage industry player.…

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Two Capita staffers to double up as non-exec directors, get keys to corporate biscuit barrel

The Register - Tue, 2019-05-14 14:57
Meet Murphy & Browne: Not a crap cop show, but the pair to represent 63k poor employees

Less than 0.6 per cent of Capita's workforce applied for the two non-exec director roles that afford the lucky winners – if that's the right term – a seat on the board and possibly an executive biscuit budget.…

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Do Xpect Custard Creams? DXC buys cosy New Jersey data centre, moves in with Credit Suisse

The Register - Tue, 2019-05-14 14:08
Swiss bankers to get new neighbours in colocation agreement

IT services peddler and data centre operator DXC Technology is buying a 285,000 square foot (26,477m2) data centre in Clifton, New Jersey, previously owned by the US division of investment bank Credit Suisse.…

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Another TITSUP* on this lovely Tuesday: Virgin Mobile takes time out to enjoy the sunshine

The Register - Tue, 2019-05-14 13:07
British provider's calls, text and data all grind to a halt

Virgin Mobile has been having a miserable Tuesday as customers found their handsets reduced to lumps of shiny plastic by a network-wide outage.…

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Vodafone hacks dividend as it reports €7.6bn losses for FY19

The Register - Tue, 2019-05-14 12:27
Shareholders left counting cost of 40% annual payout squeeze. CEO says balance sheet needed some love after 5G spectrum auction overheads

Vodafone investors are crying rivers this morning after the telco slashed a FY19 dividend payout to beef up its balance sheet. The disposal of operations in India contributed to steep losses.…

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NASA rattles the tin for an extra $1.6bn to keep 2024 lunar hopes alive

The Register - Tue, 2019-05-14 11:26
Just a downpayment, says administrator Jim Bridenstine

US President Donald Trump has put at least some money where his mouth is and requested an additional $1.6bn to land US astronauts on the Moon by 2024.…

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US court sentences ex-Autonomy CFO Sushovan Hussain to 5 years in clink for fraud

The Register - Tue, 2019-05-14 10:43
One-month stay of execution won't sweeten $10m in fines

Former Autonomy chief financial officer Sushovan Hussain has been sentenced to five years in a US prison for fraud over the 2011 sale of the British software company to Hewlett Packard.…

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Unexpected OutSage: Sage Business Cloud enjoys a Tuesday totter

The Register - Tue, 2019-05-14 10:02
Cloudy accounting service takes an extended morning tea break

Updated Accounting software giant Sage has been having a few irritating interruptions this morning as users encountered difficulty counting beans with the company's services.…

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How much open source is too much when it's in Microsoft's clutches? Eclipse Foundation boss sounds a note of alarm

The Register - Tue, 2019-05-14 09:43
'Wouldn't it be ironic if all paths used by open-source developers lead to Microsoft?'

Anyone still worry about the Microsoft monopoly? Executive director of the Eclipse Foundation Mike Milinkovich does.…

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Seize the chance to boost your IT security skills: Trio of training events to choose from

The Register - Tue, 2019-05-14 09:03
SANS brings three immersive training events to London

Promo IT security training specialist SANS Institute is bringing three major training events to London this summer and autumn, each offering a bumper programme of intensive courses designed to arm security professionals with the skills they need to defend against data breaches and malicious attacks.…

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Japan's mission to mine Mars' moon is cleared – now they've filled out the right paperwork on alien world contamination

The Register - Tue, 2019-05-14 08:09
In space no one can hear you complete form P6719 in triplicate for astro-mandarins

Japanese space agency JAXA has been given the all clear from eggheads to attempt a landing on Mars' largest moon, drill into it, and bring a sample back to Earth without an Andromeda Strain incident.…

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Amazon’s Away Teams laid bare: How AWS's hivemind of engineers develop and maintain their internal tech

The Register - Tue, 2019-05-14 07:03
Cloud giant's structure, staff practices revealed

Deep dive Companies inside and out of Silicon Valley have found their own ways to rapidly develop and deploy features and functionality.…

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Guess what shrinks when it gets cold and then you shake it around a little? The Moon. We're talking about the Moon

The Register - Tue, 2019-05-14 05:57
What did you think we meant?

Our Moon is getting cooler, causing it to shrink. Now, research published in Nature Geoscience on Monday suggests that shrinkage is leading to a whole lot of shaking going on, with a little help from Earth too.…

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