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Firm will kill live in-flight streaming unless you hand over your details Chinese drone maker DJI is forcing all new users of its drones to register their devices through its app - and is throttling flight performance if they don't comply.…

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But don't let poor proof of concept and insecurity put you off... As many as three-quarters of IoT projects are a flop, according to Cisco. But rather than having fewer crappy connected devices, Switchzilla reckons what's needed is a better IoT architecture. If only someone could help...…

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posted about 2 hours ago on the register
Only few bad apples at internet badness hotspots, though The .science domain has become a “hotspots” of malicious or abusive activity on the internet, according to a new study out Tuesday.…

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posted about 3 hours ago on the register
Unspecified lump sum heading for Finland Nokia and Apple have made peace after a brief but vituperative legal stand-off. The two settled all their outstanding issues over intellectual property rights, with an unspecified lump sum heading from California to Finland, as well as royalties.…

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posted about 4 hours ago on the register
That's rich, coming from an audio-branded-call-handling biz Self-serving research published with the sole aim of flogging wares is a fairly standard PR tactic. But every now and then something so artfully shameless pops up it transcends the genre. Step forward, PHMG.…

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Huawei breathing creepily down Apple's neck Huawei is breathing over Apple's shoulder as Chinese brands make inroads into Western smartphone markets.…

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posted about 5 hours ago on the register
Get the basics right IT services are rubbish. It’s a fact of life – or at least it is in the eyes of the average user. Of course the nature of IT is that you get far more negative feedback than you do positive: you seldom get people calling the IT service desk to say: “Hey, my webmail is superb today”. But people wouldn’t be phoning if everything was working as the users want it to.…

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King Battistelli is at it again The central staff committee of the European Patent Office has sent a letter to the organization's board warning it of proposed changes that would further undermine their rights.…

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posted about 6 hours ago on the register
Emptoris procurement product is being taken behind the shed just five years after acquisition IBM and SAP last week shared a stage and delivered the ShinyHappy™ news that the two are throwing their respective Watson and Leonardo artificial intelligences at “cognitive procurement solutions that redefine the source-to-settle process.”…

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Astronaut reproduction could be possible one day, boffins reckon Japanese scientists say reproducing in space could be possible one day, after preserved mouse spermatozoa kept on the International Space Station resulted in healthy offspring.…

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posted about 7 hours ago on the register
Are you ready for an idea from the playground to challenge your organisation? OPINION  Fidget spinners may be the biggest thing since the yo-yo, but they can’t hold a candle to the latest fad to sweep the business world: hackathons.…

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posted about 7 hours ago on the register
Customers fleeing your e-store before buying? Your data centre should know how to respond AppDynamics wants to get into the wonderful world of policy-driven infrastructure automation, so that your data centre can respond when your applications deliver a less-than-stellar customer experience.…

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posted about 8 hours ago on the register
Proposes baseline security spec, plus stickers to prove thing-makers have complied European network and infosec agency ENISA has taken a look at Internet of Things security, and doesn't much like what it sees.…

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posted about 9 hours ago on the register
Cron job aborted after crims scoop ₽50m and share it to 6,000 bank accounts The Russian Interior Ministry has announced the arrest of 20 people following raids related to a malware campaign dubbed “Cron” emptying victims' bank accounts.…

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posted about 10 hours ago on the register
Is it comets? Or aliens? Astronomers want your help to figure out this cosmic riddle Astronomers worldwide are scrambling a worldwide effort to capture as many images of the famous “Tabby's Star” (also known as Boyajian's Star), which has abruptly entered a dimming phase.…

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posted about 11 hours ago on the register
PayPal says Pandora can't make cash without cashing in on its fame LOGOWATCH LEGAL  PayPal has filed a lawsuit against streaming music service Pandora, alleging that the latter's stylised single “P” logo is so similar to the payment company's “PP” logo that it's designed to get punters confusing the two.…

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posted about 12 hours ago on the register
Presence of encrypted keys in source code runs afoul of rules Last week, Amazon Web Services banned rclone, an open source cloud storage client application, from accessing Amazon Drive, inconveniencing hundreds or possibly thousands of people using the software.…

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posted about 12 hours ago on the register
Bezos fumes as US bureaucracy holds his drone fleet back JD.com, China's largest online retailer, has announced it is beginning trials of a new delivery drone capable of carrying a ton of cargo to rural Chinese customers.…

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posted about 13 hours ago on the register
Define irony: For-profit school wants unpaid bill forgiven The estate of bankrupt US trade school ITT Technical Institutes is today asking a court to stop Microsoft from erasing its cloud data.…

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posted about 14 hours ago on the register
US lawmakers try to clear up FTC control over data collection The US Representatives who just weeks ago repealed privacy rules for ISPs now want to enact a new set of restrictions.…

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posted about 15 hours ago on the register
But boffins say better tools are needed to nab scofflaws Researchers analyzing the emissions defeat devices found in automobiles made by the Volkswagen Group and Chrysler Fiat Automobiles have developed a way to test software for misbehavior, but they caution that lack of visibility into programming code could pose a challenge for regulators.…

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posted about 16 hours ago on the register
Lawsuit reveals ominous warnings from former government special agent "If you're considering sharing confidential information to a reporter – or to anyone externally – for the love of all that's Googley, please reconsider! Not only could it cost you your job, but it also betrays the values that makes us a community."…

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posted about 17 hours ago on the register
'Orphan memory' could unlock more secrets hidden in our universe A team of physicists has proposed a new idea about gravitational waves that will allow other researchers to find more exotic objects in space.…

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posted about 17 hours ago on the register
One down, at least seven more to go Computer-controlled locks are some of the more popular Internet of Things devices making it into the home, and in the first settlement of its kind, the New York Attorney General has reached an agreement with a manufacturer to make them more secure against hackers.…

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posted about 17 hours ago on the register
Things are about to get very quiet in Eastern Texas The US Supreme Court has issued a ruling that could block patent-holding firms from seeking out friendly courts to hear their infringement claims.…

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