posted about 5 hours ago on the register
Ah, the enterprise way GitHub has launched a business version of its assistive programming service Copilot that provides administrators with a way to prevent suggestions using public source code.…

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Nothing like your medical files being taken hostage for millions of dollars Newish ransomware gang Royal has been spotted targeting the healthcare sector, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has said.…

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posted about 6 hours ago on the register
Sure, go ahead and load APKs instead of using an app store. You won't enjoy the results Threat researchers have discovered an obfuscation platform that attaches malware to legitimate Android applications to lure users to install the malicious payload and make it difficult for security tools to detect.…

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posted about 8 hours ago on the register
In a $3,000/month for a bedsit city, how many seconds do you think it took locals to call building inspector? Elon Musk's plans to allow some Twitter HQ employees to sleep on-site is running afoul of San Francisco building inspectors. Given Musk's responses to previous challenges to his authority, Twitter might be Texas-bound just like SpaceX and Tesla before it.…

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posted about 9 hours ago on the register
Apache project focused on stability following previous major upgrade More than a year after its 4.0 major upgrade, Apache Cassandra is set to release its 4.1 iteration next week, promising pluggable schema management and new guardrails to help ops professionals keep those devs in line.…

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posted about 11 hours ago on the register
Warplane project may include AI in the cockpit, and comes as tensions rise with China and Russia The United Kingdom, Japan and Italy will pool resources to build a sixth-generation warplane scheduled to be ready for deployment by 2035, with capabilities to rival never-before-seen tech on fighter jets built by China and Russia, although this wasn't stated explicitly.…

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posted about 12 hours ago on the register
The 'Infinite Mac' is an astonishing demonstration of emulation and integration between some of the best tech of the '90s and the '20s Friday FOSS Fest  Emulators make it easy to run vintage software in a window on a modern machine, but without specialist knowledge of obsolete systems, it can be hard to do much with them. It turns out, unexpectedly, that a good answer to this is… run them in a browser.…

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posted about 14 hours ago on the register
Spoiler alert: just about all of them, all across the planet More than 70,000 websites belonging to Fortune 500 brands, government agencies, and universities share consumers' data with Twitter using data tracking code hosted on these other organizations' websites, according to research published on Thursday by Adalytics.…

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posted about 15 hours ago on the register
The latest idea in the long gestation of the online harms legislation The UK government is putting forward changes to the law which would require social media platforms to give users the option to avoid seeing and engaging with harmful — but legal — content.…

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posted about 16 hours ago on the register
Don't sob into your battered copy of K&R though, the shift will move slowly Opinion  Linus Torvalds is happy to tell you that Linux release numbers aren't a big deal.…

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posted about 18 hours ago on the register
Anyone who's ever been in the system will be very familiar with British medical professionals' complaints As the UK's National Health Service strains under the burden of the winter crisis, a new study has revealed that more than 13.5 million working hours are lost yearly in England's health service alone due to inadequate IT systems and equipment.…

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posted about 19 hours ago on the register
No backdated pay, no allowances, no substantial rises for all grades, 'we feel it falls falls way short of your expectations' The Greater London Combined Branch of the CWU, the communications union, is urging BT workers to vote against the pay deal ahead of the crucial ballot scheduled for 15 December.…

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posted about 20 hours ago on the register
Mask apparently addresses urban pollution and noise, but doesn't even seal to the face If you've ever thought "I wish my incredibly expensive Bluetooth headphones were double the price and included a detachable mask that shot purified air at my face," Dyson has the product for you.…

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posted about 21 hours ago on the register
Comrade offered 'monitoring' tool to keep an eye on the workers On-Call  Welcome once again, comrades, to On-Call, The Register's celebration of the tech proletariat's struggles with oppression by bourgeois bosses – and the eventual triumph of the workers!…

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posted about 21 hours ago on the register
If he offers you a piece of the Chocolate Pi, be suspicious A former technical surveillance officer at the UK's Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU) – a team charged with tackling serious organized crime and terrorism across seven local police forces – has joined the Raspberry Pi Foundation and expressed his professional admiration for the organization's single board computers when pressed into service on police business.…

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posted about 22 hours ago on the register
It's not our fault, says Civil Aviation Authority Virgin Orbit's plan to launch a rocket into space from the UK has been delayed.…

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posted about 22 hours ago on the register
Colosso-conglomerate Tata Group also wants some of Delhi's substantial silicon subsidies Electronics manufacturing giant Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd – better known as Foxconn – will invest $500 million in India to expand its manufacturing presence on the subcontinent – including a venture to make semiconductors.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
You won't see 'Agent of vile murderous autocracy' on their CVs. Or their faces on vid chats North Korean IT pros are using freelancing platforms to earn money that the nation's authoritarian government uses to fund the development of missiles and nuclear weapons, according to South Korea's government. Seoul therefore wants gig platforms to impose stricter checks to restrict its enemy's activities.…

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Unavoidable variable safety coming in version 3 When the third major release of the Dart programming language debuts in mid-2023, null values will no longer be allowed where they're not expected.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
What, you thought green tech shift will come from the good of their hearts? Assessing the sustainability credentials of your company's colocation provider is currently not so simple as they don't all report the same information. However, a move to support best practices will have an advantage in future when the regulatory noose tightens.…

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CentOS tossed out AlmaLinux, a somewhat popular free Linux distribution derived from Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), received a vote of confidence on Thursday from the European and American science communities.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
Watchdog answers its call of duty, files lawsuit over antitrust fears The Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit on Thursday seeking to block Microsoft's $69 billion acquisition of video game studio Activision Blizzard, claiming the merger would suppress competition.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
If safety regulations are written in blood, what are security policies written in? Sweat and cursing? Australian health insurance company Medibank will take all of its IT systems offline and close its branches over the weekend as part of its ongoing efforts to improve security and recover from a massive data security breach in October.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
4.18 the first update of lightweight, minimalist UNIX gear since 2020 Xfce is the slow-moving, sensible Linux desktop option, and new versions only appear every year or two. Version 4.18 is coming soon, and you can try it in the early test builds of Xubuntu 23.04.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
Blocking us would be a big mistake. Huuuuge Updated  Microsoft execs are making an all-out push this week to convince US regulators to support its proposed $69 billion bid for game maker Activision Blizzard, even getting a boost from a labor union that claims the deal would be good for workers.…

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