posted about 8 hours ago on the register
Vatican coders exorcise API gremlins but, we must confess, they missed little monster.... Exclusive  The technology behind the Catholic Church’s latest innovation, an electronic rosary, is so insecure, it can be trivially hacked to siphon off worshipers' personal information.…

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posted about 10 hours ago on the register
Always-on, always-recording, always-analyzing gear mulled America's border cops are considering adding facial-recognition technology to body cameras worn by agents.…

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posted about 11 hours ago on the register
Sign-on so secure, nobody can get in Microsoft says it is working to resolve an outage that has knackered its multi-factor authentication system, blocking people from logging into Microsoft 365 and Azure services.…

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posted about 12 hours ago on the register
Oracle co-CEO, and ex-HP boss, dies aged 62 after stepping aside for health reasons Obit  Long-time Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd died this morning. He was 62.…

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posted about 13 hours ago on the register
Senator Ron Wyden's on the warpath with 'Mind Your Own Business Act' A proposed law bill in the US aims to give regulators genuine powers to go after companies that fail to protect citizens' privacy up to and including jailing bosses.…

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posted about 14 hours ago on the register
Heat probe tentatively resumes journey 5m into the red planet There was good news for Martian miners this week as NASA's stuck mole began making progress into the red planet's soil once more.…

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posted about 15 hours ago on the register
Third new senior health roles in 4 months. Cough and say arrrrgh Google's parent firm made its third big health hire in four months yesterday in the form of Karen DeSalvo, a one-time Barack Obama administration official.…

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posted about 16 hours ago on the register
It's like reinventing the steering wheel... so they say Google has hit back at US president Donald Trump in the never-ending legal spat over its use of Oracle's Java code in the Android mobile operating system, urging the US Supreme Court to judicially review an appeal court's 2016 ruling against it.…

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posted about 16 hours ago on the register
SQL Object Explorer, SQLCMD and more IntelliCode arrive for VS Code Microsoft's determination to foist on the world ever more ways of connecting to SQL Server has continued unabated with a major update of the mssql extension for the ubiquitous Visual Studio Code.…

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posted about 17 hours ago on the register
Ofcom: Ahem. Just check our website The tossing away of user-generated content on Yahoo!'s long-running Groups site on Wednesday was not just bad news for all the hardcore users who are about to lose all their precious things stored there. Many were quick to point at telcos, who were using Yahoo! Groups to manage phone number assignments.…

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posted about 18 hours ago on the register
Serverless Computing London takes you deep into Lambda, Azure, and more Event  If you’re looking for a thorough grounding in serverless computing, or just want to kick your existing experiments into a higher gear, why not join our workshop day at Serverless Computing London next month.…

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posted about 19 hours ago on the register
Yes, you read that right. Plus they spent £2.2m on failed AV policy The UK government could use facial recognition to verify age "so long as there is an appropriate concern for privacy," junior minister for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Matt Warman has said.…

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posted about 20 hours ago on the register
That's 'Capability Hardware Enhanced RISC Instructions' University of Cambridge researchers have been tossed £36m from the UK government to support their work with Arm to strengthen security by improving memory protection.…

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posted about 20 hours ago on the register
Briefly had screen recording feature too Sextortion is bad. Malware is bad. Spam is bad. Unhappily for a French ISP's users, online crooks combined all three in a hideous attempt to extort cash with custom malware that records their on-screen doings, according to infosec researchers.…

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posted about 21 hours ago on the register
Used by the elderly in M2M connections and eCall services In the dash to move everything to next-generation services, mobile operators mustn't be too hasty to switch off 2G, a report by industry bodies has warned.…

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posted about 21 hours ago on the register
Chipzilla's keeping mum ... Canalys Channels Forum  There's still no light at the end of the tunnel for PC makers as Intel's CPU constraint – a problem that showed up in anger 13 months ago – is on course to continue for another couple of quarters.…

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posted about 22 hours ago on the register
Up to £1,700 for something that won't outperform its cheaper Pro 7 stablemate Hands On  The Register dropped into Microsoft's flagship London store to rake a talon over the company's latest Surface gizmos and cop an eyeful of hardware head honcho Panos Panay fondling the Neo and Duo.…

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posted about 23 hours ago on the register
It's cool to be retro Something for the Weekend, Sir?  I wish to be recycled.…

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posted about 24 hours ago on the register
Ever been tempted to administer a jolly good thrashing to Windows? On Call  Join us in celebrating another week on Earth with a dive into the bulging bag of Register reader tales of user misadventures, misunderstandings and mindless violence in our regular On Call feature.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
Tune in online, join us with a panel of experts Webcast  Finding and retaining the best developers is always a tall order. It’s no surprise that smart organisations strive to make the most of their workers’ valuable time, as barrages of projects compete for their attention.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
Ignore the overhead, enjoy Site Isolation – a defense against side-channel attacks Last year, Google deployed Site Isolation in desktop versions of its Chrome browser as a defense against CPU side-channel attacks like Spectre. The technique renders websites in separate processes to prevent one from interfering with or snooping on another, augmenting browser sandboxing defenses.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
You could say the US has... stiffened its defenses. Get it? Sti – OK, you got it The US Strategic Automated Command and Control System (SACCS) has reportedly replaced the ancient eight-inch floppy disks it uses to store data on the US nuclear arsenal.…

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There's a line somewhere and we may just draw it, says code-hosting biz GitLab today had a change of heart after facing withering criticism for directing employees not to talk politics at work and declaring it would do business with any customer not banned by law regardless of moral considerations.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
Whoever implemented this wasn't a star pupil. Smartphone is an eye-groan. Face off with tech. And so on and so forth Pixel 4 owners can unlock their smartphones with their faces even if they have their eyes closed. That's problematic.…

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Any Reg readers have a solution? The web payment giant doesn't care A Register reader says that for months he has been dealing with unwanted emails and alerts because a domain he purchased is connected to someone else's PayPal account, and PayPal doesn't seem to care.…

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