posted about 1 hour ago on the register
Alternative networks have Ofcom on speed-dial BT-owned Openreach has slapped a "massive" price increase on connections used by alternative networks for FTTP aggregation, with critics claiming it will "revert the country to a BT monopoly".…

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posted about 2 hours ago on the register
'Cos that would be against the Fourth Amendment, legal team says The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has sued the US government, claiming Homeland Security agents trampled over people's constitutional rights – by buying phone location data from commercial brokers rather than getting necessary search warrants.…

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posted about 3 hours ago on the register
Maybe this might work after all Loon, known for its giant billowing broadband-beaming balloons, says it has figured out how to use machine-learning algorithms to keep its lofty vehicles hovering in place autonomously in the stratosphere.…

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posted about 4 hours ago on the register
Admins have until late 2021 to move away, but Windows containers need caution "Docker support is being deprecated in Kubernetes. You need to pay attention to this and plan for it. THIS WILL BREAK YOUR CLUSTERS," said CNCF Ambassador Ian Coldwater on Twitter.…

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posted about 5 hours ago on the register
Is this some kind of sick game of alien whack-a-mole? This is getting out of hand. Mere days after the metal "monolith" found out in the boondocks of Utah vanished, a similar structure has popped up on a Californian mountaintop.…

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Somebody get this project more investment The LibreOffice team has published the first beta of version 7.1, with general availability planned for February 2021.…

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posted about 6 hours ago on the register
Has anyone really ever seen someone else use either of these in the wild? Samsung hasn't given up on Bixby. No, the South Korean electronics giant has confirmed a major update to its voice assistant platform, introducing support for the DeX desktop computing mode while taking design cues from Apple's latest Siri refresh.…

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posted about 8 hours ago on the register
You're probably all patched by now, which is just as well A Google security guru has published details of a critical hole in Apple's iOS that can be exploited by miscreants to hijack strangers' iPhones over the air without any user interaction.…

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Has the TLD debacle forced ISOC back to its roots? Maybe The Internet Society has agreed to place the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) on a firmer footing with a six-year funding commitment.…

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While also making it harder to label dedicated and skilled sysadmins as recalcitrant box-huggers COMMENT  Amazon Web Services poured out a deluge of news yesterday, but the most significant announcement could be an unusual and, I think, very significant hybrid cloud play with a set of new applainces.…

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posted about 9 hours ago on the register
Here’s how to prepare your business for the next big disruption Promo  The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has painfully illustrated how the ability of organizations to respond to disruption is determined by their ability to reconfigure their business and supporting technology operating models rapidly, successively and at scale.…

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posted about 10 hours ago on the register
We’re talking about China’s Chang’e 5 lunar sample return mission, which has accomplished one of its main jobs China has released video of its Chang’e 5 probe successfully … erm … probing the moon.…

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posted about 11 hours ago on the register
Means India no longer has the same number of visas to bid for as tiny countries The US Senate has passed an Act that will abolish per-country caps on visas for skilled workers.…

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posted about 14 hours ago on the register
This one has Australia, America, even the wine-drinking world angry China has unleashed a fearsome new cyber-weapon: a meme so dank it has sparked a diplomatic incident.…

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posted about 15 hours ago on the register
Microsoft's cloud repo rental biz finds a silver lining in 2020 It was the best of times for software developers, it was the worst of times for everyone else.…

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posted about 16 hours ago on the register
Telecoms regulator now firmly a part of the burnt partisan landscape Analysis  Although the Trump administration is in its final days, the destructive partisan politics it has persistently fanned are still in full effect at the FCC.…

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posted about 19 hours ago on the register
Ryan Hernandez continued to raid gaming giant's systems even after FBI gave him a warning A young man caught hacking into Nintendo’s servers to steal secret Switch blueprints has been sentenced to three years in prison after ignoring an FBI warning to stop.…

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posted about 20 hours ago on the register
And HPE is the one to do it, yeah? Better late than never, right? HPE CEO Antonio Neri has at last congratulated Joe Biden on his victory in the US election, taking the opportunity to urge his administration to focus on digital transformation.…

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posted about 21 hours ago on the register
Join us and Pure Storage online to find out how to pay back borrowed time Webcast  You’re not wearing cargo shorts, velour tracksuits, or Matrix trench coats anymore, so why on Earth would you be running SQL Server 2008?…

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posted about 22 hours ago on the register
Kubernetes, Kubernetes, how shalt I manage thou, Kubernetes? SUSE has finalised its purchase of Kubernetes management specialist Rancher Labs as industry talk of an impending IPO for the Linux veteran circulates.…

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posted about 23 hours ago on the register
Ivy league data inhalation as BB vows to grass on teen drivers BlackBerry has inked a deal with AWS to develop and sell the IVY intelligent vehicle data platform just months after it largely blamed a revenue drop in its software and services segment on the slowdown in the automotive market.…

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posted about 24 hours ago on the register
You're tired of best-of-breed databases, apparently Oracle has upgraded the online analytical processing capabilities of its MySQL database, but only if you run it in the Oracle cloud.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
Samsung 5nm, Cortex-X1, integrated... wait, let's not give it all away Qualcomm this week unveiled the Snapdragon 888, its latest flagship system-on-chip destined to power next year's top-end Android smartphones.…

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AWS 'reluctant to embrace a multicloud world' but Azure 'often more expensive than on-premises' Databases are moving to the cloud but Azure is expensive, Google has suspect support, and AWS is blinkered about multicloud, Gartner has observed in its latest Magic Quadrant.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
Did someone mention multithreading? Microsoft has once again unleashed some iffy knitwear on the world with an MS Paint-themed sweater to ring in the festive season.…

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