posted about 4 hours ago on the register
Research silenced amid copyright, trademark claims If you were at BSides Manchester in England this week, you hopefully caught James Williams' presentation on the shortcomings of some commercial antivirus tools.…

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Internet boxes blab coordinates on login pages Black Hat  If you want to avoid the cops, or watch deliveries and call-outs by trucks and another vehicles in real-time, well, there's potentially not a lot stopping you.…

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posted about 7 hours ago on the register
Oh good, we're out of the board games phase, then DeepMind’s artificially intelligent algorithms are directly controlling the cooling systems within Google’s data centers to improve efficiency.…

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posted about 8 hours ago on the register
Talk about getting off on a technicality... It is a great day for those who dream of Internet-of-Flings sex toys. A key patent describing web-connected remote-controllable techno-dildos has expired.…

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posted about 9 hours ago on the register
Hi, is that the FTC? Yep, they're at it again Google has responded to an outcry over how it continues to keep a record on people's whereabouts – even when they specifically opt-out – by changing the word of its misleading help page.…

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'Made-up PR numbers' used by social giant to exaggerate online advertising audience Facebook brags it has a massive real audience, estimated to be about 2.23bn monthly users and 1.47bn daily users after culling more than 1.27bn fake accounts.…

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Cache me outside, how 'bout dah? BSides Manchester  Websites can be compromised to turn their caches into exploit delivery systems.…

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But just for a month - and what a month September will be for its directors The directors of the company at the heart of the ZX Spectrum reboot scandal have been ordered to pay yet more legal costs as they keep trying to kick their financial woes into the long grass.…

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posted about 15 hours ago on the register
Think tank calls for open standards, interoperability Government departments should mandate interoperability when procuring systems and establish audit trails to track data use in order to benefit from data sharing, a think tank has said.…

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posted about 16 hours ago on the register
Time for cyber-security firm to pull up the baggywrinkle? Security slinger Symantec is facing a bruising battle with activist investor Starboard Value, which has nominated five directors to the security firm's board after having amassed a 5.8 per cent shareholding.…

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It's turtles all the way down The British government this week unveiled plans for an ambitious AI simulator to be used to test self-driving cars. It's part of a stated mission to make the UK the world's leading destination for testing autonomous vehicles.…

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You’re not paranoid if they’re really out to get you UK trade union the TUC is lobbying to gain a legal right to be consulted on surveillance in the workplace, as it opened up on staffers’ growing concerns about their bosses snooping on them.…

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posted about 18 hours ago on the register
Contract notice reveals yet another UK.gov systems migration to Bezos cloud The Home Office wants to dump all of Britain’s national-level police IT onto Amazon Web Services' public cloud.…

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posted about 18 hours ago on the register
Just when you thought it was safe to hang out at the water cooler Just as DXC Technology workers thought they’d escaped a summer redundancy session the perennial cost-cutter has asked for volunteers to form an orderly queue to the exit door.…

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posted about 19 hours ago on the register
The digital entropy of death BSides Manchester  What happens to the numerous user logins you've accumulated after you die or become too infirm to manipulate a keyboard?…

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posted about 20 hours ago on the register
At first they started out real cool... On-Call  Friday is upon us once more, which can mean only one thing: it’s time for On Call, our weekly instalment of Reg readers’ tech support frustrations.…

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Processes, Services, Installations: One UI to rule them all. Almost. An attempt to cure the headache of a Windows 10 desktop festooned with Linux distributions has arrived in the form of WSLTools from Opsview.…

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posted about 21 hours ago on the register
Buy your conference and workshop place now and save hundreds Our early bird ticket offer for Minds Mastering Machines expires this evening, so act now if you want to enjoy three days of conference and workshops showing how real organisations can exploit machine learning and artificial intelligence.…

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posted about 21 hours ago on the register
£100k to sort borders, immigration, biometrics systems by 2019. Did we mention it's in Croydon? The reality of the mammoth task facing the Home Office in preparing for Brexit appears to have sunk in – the department is seeking a technology lead for the UK’s exit from the European Union.…

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posted about 22 hours ago on the register
Maybe its inhabitants are mostly harmless and ordinary too Earth appears to be unique and inhabited by living creatures, but the building blocks required for life to bloom are actually quite common, according to new research.…

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posted about 23 hours ago on the register
Even Tor fails as cookie bakers get smart and pernicious Browsers stuck in HTTP aren't blocking the cookies they should…

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posted about 23 hours ago on the register
Let there be light Telefonica’s O2 has confirmed that it is experimenting with transmitting high speed data using lightbulbs, the brainchild of an Edinburgh University professor Harald Haas.…

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Chalk one up in court for the Social Network Facebook has prevailed in a suit over its iconic news feed and claims it ripped off the idea from a patent troll.…

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Unbelievable that more wasn't made of this non-story Net neutrality advocates were left furious on Thursday that there wasn't more fury directed at the chair of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) at Congressional hearing despite, the fact he killed off net neutrality several months ago.…

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Protip: don't label your folder of warez as "hacky hack hack" An overzealous Apple fanboy from Australia plead guilty to criminal charges after he allegedly cracked the Cupertino giant's systems in hopes of landing a job.…

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