posted about 2 hours ago on the register
Because Beijing isn't above covert ops to accomplish its five-year goals Chinese cyberspies targeted two Russian defense institutes and possibly another research facility in Belarus, according to Check Point Research.…

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Trade watchdog, and President, reminds that COPPA can ban ya The US Federal Trade Commission on Thursday said it intends to take action against educational technology companies that unlawfully collect data from children using online educational services.…

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posted about 4 hours ago on the register
Chinese joint venture's ousted CEO tries to hang on - who will get control? The saga surrounding Arm's joint venture in China just took another intriguing turn: a mysterious firm named Lotcap Group claims it has signed a letter of intent to buy a 51 percent stake in Arm China from existing investors in the country.…

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posted about 5 hours ago on the register
High pricing, lack of software make smartNICs a tough sell, despite offload potential SmartNICs have the potential to accelerate enterprise workloads, but don't expect to see them bring hyperscale-class efficiency to most datacenters anytime soon, ZK Research's Zeus Kerravala told The Register.…

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posted about 6 hours ago on the register
China refuses to share benchmarks, US sharpens focus on developing optimized software The US is racing to catch up with China in supercomputing performance amid fears that the country may widen its lead in exascale computers over the next decade, according to reports.…

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posted about 7 hours ago on the register
With any other portable, this would be bad news for existing owners Laptop vendor Framework Computer has launched new faster models. Unlike in the case of any other laptop maker, if you already have one, this is good news.…

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posted about 8 hours ago on the register
A couple of thruster failures shouldn't affect the Calamity Capsule's second attempt at reaching space station Two and a half years after its first disastrous launch, Boeing has once again fired its CST-100 Starliner capsule at the International Space Station.…

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posted about 9 hours ago on the register
Factory is a model for one the company has planned in Texas US president Joe Biden kicked off his first Asian tour since taking office in South Korea, where he visited a Samsung semiconductor fab said to be the model for the company's planned plant in Taylor, Texas.…

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posted about 9 hours ago on the register
How to make a free messaging platform bought for $22 billion profitable At Meta's first Conversations keynote yesterday, the company announced the WhatsApp Cloud API, aimed at improving the customer service experience for businesses of all sizes.…

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May 10 update addressed serious vulns but also had problems of its own Microsoft has released an out-of-band patch to deal with an authentication issue that was introduced in the May 10 Windows update.…

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posted about 10 hours ago on the register
Customers at other Sungard datacenters are not affected UK customers of datacenter and colo service provider Sungard Availability Services are to be transferred to Daisy Corporate Services, part of the Daisy Group, months after Sungard went into administration.…

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posted about 11 hours ago on the register
The granddaddy of FOSS UNIX just keeps on trucking – and is a lot easier to install this time round The latest version of FreeBSD, 13.1, was released this week for both 32 and 64-bit forms of x86, Arm, POWER – and 64-bit RISC-V.…

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posted about 12 hours ago on the register
Research claims search engine fails to autofill certain names in Han characters, Microsoft points to technical error Microsoft search engine Bing censors terms deemed sensitive in China from its autosuggestion feature internationally, according to research from Citizen Lab.…

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posted about 13 hours ago on the register
Hopefully an end to '... and you'll never guess what happened next!' Something for the Weekend  Another coffee, please. Yes, I know we're about to start. There is always time for one more coffee. It's good for your brain. Thanks.…

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posted about 14 hours ago on the register
Network? What's that when it's at home? On Call  This week we bring you a shocking incident for a Register reader who was party to an electrical engineer's earthly delights.…

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posted about 15 hours ago on the register
Startup QuSecure is the latest vendor to jump into the field with its as-a-service offering Analysis  Startup QuSecure will this week introduce a service aimed at addressing how to safeguard cybersecurity once quantum computing renders current public key encryption technologies vulnerable.…

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posted about 16 hours ago on the register
Gitee apologises but won't explain why this is happening China’s approved GitHub clone, Gitee, has warned users that it will make all existing repositories private pending a mysterious review of their content.…

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posted about 16 hours ago on the register
Browser makers line up for Google's extension system but complaints persist Mozilla on Wednesday launched a Developer Preview program to solicit feedback on Firefox extensions that implement Manifest v3, a Google-backed revision of browser extension architecture.…

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posted about 17 hours ago on the register
Ban on shopping from September, rip and replace order with 2024 deadline The Canadian government has joined many of its allies and banned the use of Huawei and ZTE tech in its 5G networks, as part of a new telecommunications security framework.…

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posted about 18 hours ago on the register
But also makes it plain that offshore entities must comply India has slightly softened its controversial new reporting requirements for information security incidents and made it plain they apply to multinational companies.…

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posted about 20 hours ago on the register
Two becomes one as ThinkPad P16 stands alone and HX replaces mobile Xeon Lenovo has halved its range of portable workstations.…

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posted about 22 hours ago on the register
Well, that clears things up? Maybe not. The US Justice Department has directed prosecutors not to charge "good-faith security researchers" with violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) if their reasons for hacking are ethical — things like bug hunting, responsible vulnerability disclosure, or above-board penetration testing.…

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posted about 24 hours ago on the register
AI chips are sucking down 600W+ and the solution could be to drown them. Intel this week unveiled a $700 million sustainability initiative to try innovative liquid and immersion cooling technologies to the datacenter.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
Swiss banks cough up around half of the proceeds of crime The US government has recovered over $15 million in proceeds from the 3ve digital advertising fraud operation that cost businesses more than $29 million for ads that were never viewed.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
Running ad auctions while also buying and selling ads may be outlawed for large firms A bipartisan group of US lawmakers has proposed legislation that would likely force Alphabet's Google, Meta's Facebook, and Amazon to divest portions of their ad businesses.…

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