posted about 1 hour ago on the register
Only Insiders need apply for now A fresh version of the Windows take on DTrace will allow developers to chase down those pesky low-level bugs without exposing the posterior of their systems to miscreants.…

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Still seeking some general intelligent action The UK government's procurement arm has floated the creation of a framework to allow public sector techies to buy something that hasn't been invented yet: artificial general intelligence, er... general artificial intelligence.…

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posted about 3 hours ago on the register
Department of Fun straps on a holster, strides into the wild west of online gadget users The British government has finally woken up to the relatively lax security of IoT devices, and is lurching forward with legislation to make gadgets connected to the web more secure.…

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posted about 4 hours ago on the register
Well, in our non-core networks and sporting a 'high-risk' nametag The Department of Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport is to severely restrict the use of Huawei - as a "risky vendor" - to a fraction of non-core networks across the UK due to worries about the Chinese vendor's link to, er, China.…

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'Magical,' says Steven Sinofsky on 10th birthday of Apple's fondleslab Former Windows chief Steven Sinofsky has spoken his mind about the launch of Apple's iPad (now celebrating 10 years) and its impact on Microsoft.…

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posted about 5 hours ago on the register
It's all Boeing to go wrong unless everyone gets to come to the party NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has dribbled a little something from the scorn bucket over last week's Authorization Bill, which both postpones boots on the Moon and turns the Lunar Gateway into a "Gateway to Mars."…

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posted about 6 hours ago on the register
Azure Functions 3.0 goes live, Microsoft Search learns some new acronyms, and more Roundup  Welcome to another roundup of the Microsoft news you might have missed over the last week, from acronym excitement to Windows 10 updates and Teams-wielding rowers allowing Redmond to stick its oar in.…

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Now patched, but yikes. For our next meeting, let's dial in from a phone box Video-conferencing outfit Zoom had a major vulnerability in its URL scheme that miscreants could exploit to eavesdrop on private meetings.…

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posted about 7 hours ago on the register
Also reckons that it should 'accurately document the data recovery procedure' for metadata corruption. Y'think? Hosting outfit Gandi has published its postmortem regarding this month's outage and concluded that while it still has "no clear explanation", the main problem was "the duration".…

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Drinking the Kool-Aid outside the box Stob  Did you catch the recent TV version of The War of the Worlds?…

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Scheduled for summer 2020 Zorin, which provides a Linux distro designed to look familiar for migrating Windows and Mac users, has announced a subscription-based management tool for Linux desktops.…

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posted about 10 hours ago on the register
Cryptic tweets and likely deets as late May dates revealed Analysis  At its upcoming I/O event, Google will almost certainly lift the lid on the latest version of Android – which will most likely be called Android 11 after Mountain View called time on its dessert-themed nomenclature last year.…

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Don’t worry: The PM's only going to let the best boffins in... honest British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced an unlimited immigration program just days after signing Blighty's agreement to withdraw from Europe.…

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If printers and nuclear reactors on the internet are fair game, so's the gizmo on your face, we'll concede Enigma  You'd think virtual reality's biggest problems right now are breaking into meaningful mainstream adoption, and not making wearers of the headsets look utterly ridiculous. But no, it's possible you are wrong.…

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posted about 15 hours ago on the register
As Chinese cities go into quarantine, investors get nervous over the lockdown of the world's workshop Stocks in a bunch of semiconductor companies dipped by four to five per cent on Monday – after China banned travel in and out of the manufacturing hub of Wuhan to isolate the new coronavirus that has already killed more than eighty people.…

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posted about 17 hours ago on the register
'We all use other people's code' Enigma  In a chilly conference room at the San Francisco's Hyatt Regency on Monday, legal and digital security pros convened at USENIX's Enigma conference to hold forth on security, privacy, and related matters.…

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posted about 18 hours ago on the register
Dun-dun-dun, another one bites the dust Google App Maker, which lets people build simple web-based applications using a graphical user interface, will be axed early next year.…

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posted about 19 hours ago on the register
We'll laugh at today's mandated holes in the same way we laugh at those from 25 years ago Enigma  More than a quarter century after its introduction, the failed rollout of hardware deliberately backdoored by the NSA is still having an impact on the modern encryption debate.…

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posted about 20 hours ago on the register
They’ve got money, explains federal regulator that just can’t help itself The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is under fire from lawmakers, and one of its own commissioners, for excluding New York State from a $16bn rural broadband fund that is supposed to cover every corner of the US.…

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posted about 23 hours ago on the register
Meanwhile, probe reveals how Avast's 'anonymized' user data can be, er, deanonymized On Saturday, Google temporarily disabled the ability to publish paid Chrome apps, extensions, and themes in the Chrome Web Store due to a surge in fraud.…

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posted about 23 hours ago on the register
It's not you, it's G An issue with Google’s online storage system, Google Drive, booted users out of the web giant’s online word processing and spreadsheets services on Monday morning, US west coast time.…

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Hardened cybercrooks must be shaking in their boots A US state that was struck by a ransomware attack last year is now proposing a local law that would ban possession of malicious software.…

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Though we might not hear about it straight away Huawei or another way? The British government is expected to decide tomorrow whether to include the Chinese tech giant's kit in the core of the UK's 5G networks at a meeting with the National Security Council.…

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Mind you, he was instructed by HPE Autonomy trial  HPE's accounting expert told the High Court that making "significant sales of hardware" and burying them in its accounts meant Mike Lynch's Autonomy may have given "the impression" sales growth "was in its core software business".…

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Now all safely under BT's wing Smart phonebox firm InLinkUK went bust in December. Now, thanks to a statement of financials issued by administrators Duff & Phelps, we can peer into the troubled firm's accounts.…

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