posted about 18 hours ago on the register
Bill would let contractors get unemployment and paid leave Two US legislators are drafting bills to provide "gig" contract workers many of the same benefits afforded to those who work full time.…

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But Belkin's new bridge only reinforces the problem of a locked-down ecosystem It's been a year since Apple officially launched its internet-of-things smart-home service – an event that we noted at the time was somewhat undermined by the fact that there were virtually no products that worked with it.…

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Don't expect princely borrowing emails to stop any time soon A court in Mississippi has sentenced three Nigerian men to 235 years in prison for running online scams that duped people out of tens of millions of dollars.…

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Allegedly astroturfed Americans speak out over net neutrality filings Fourteen Americans (with the help of an advocacy group) are complaining to the FCC that their names were used without permission to file fake comments on the proposed net neutrality overhaul.…

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Legislators mull over modernizing legal process for seizing cloud data The Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism on Wednesday held a hearing to explore the government's inability to have its cake and eat it too.…

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Star formation rate is a hundred times faster than our Milky Way A team of astronomers has stumbled across a new kind of galaxy that may be the missing piece of the puzzle regarding how ancient galaxies grew to such massive sizes.…

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Latin American country going the China route Venezuela is increasingly censoring its internet and expanding online surveillance of citizens.…

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Bounty for invalidating Blackbird Tech patents increases Cloudflare has today stepped up its efforts to run patent litigator Blackbird Technologies into the ground.…

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'Major incident' in data centre Capita Pay360 service, which allows small businesses and councils to accept online transactions such as paying parking fines, has gone down in the UK and Ireland due to a "major incident" in its data centre.…

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Some of which comes from Alexa top 500 websites A strain of adblocker-aware malvertising is responsible for a range of scams, exploits and general skulduggery.…

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Pranksters game promo to feature sex crims, murderers, terrorists.... Walkers' Crisps is desperately scrabbling to clean up a Twitter promo campaign after miscreants gamed it to broadcast videos of Gary Lineker holding up photos of paedophiles, murderers, terrorists and other such scum of the earth.…

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Moving into co-processing with the big 3 public cloud players All-flasher Pure Storage has a feeling this could be its first billion-dollar year and is moving into tightly coupled co-processing between Pure and big 3 public cloud players.…

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Look at me go, Mum! For the first time in more than half a decade HP Inc has managed to report quarterly growth in both its PC and printer businesses, a point CEO Dion Weisler described as a watershed moment in the company's recent history.…

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Final quarter is third in a row to show revenue and profit growth No drama, no worries, just the slick sounds of a well-oiled machine doing its stuff. That's NetApp with its latest quarterly results.…

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Customers offered Amazon vouchers or a full refund The Beeb is to shut its online paid-for streaming service BBC Store from November, just 18 months after it launched.…

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Trusts may have had corrupted backups... or none at all NHS Digital stopped short of advising health organisations not to cough up for the WannaCrypt ransom attack because it couldn't be certain that all hospitals had backed up patient records.…

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Streaming service argues it'll result in lower quality work The European Parliament has set content quotas for OTT video services like Netflix and Amazon Prime even higher than the Commission originally wanted. 30 per cent of the services' catalog must be European works, Parliament has decreed.…

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Heathrow flights were diverted to avoid errant UAVs A pair of errant drones over East London caused so much airspace disruption that flights to Heathrow had to be diverted for fear of collision, it has emerged.…

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People must really love Snake If you blinked, you missed it.…

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Thought £400k TalkTalk fine was big? Try €20m Companies are unprepared for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force a year today, and some small businesses "might not even know" a new regime is looming, the UK Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has warned.…

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Wang gets the call to arms, stands to attention Exclusive  Lenovo UK boss John Harber has quit just 15 months after taking the hot seat, El Reg can confirm.…

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Malicious combination of legitimate permissions A distinct class of Android vulnerability has been unearthed by computer scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.…

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Those bloody procurement guys did what? Study  You, dear readers, continually tell us in surveys how hard it is to get the investment needed to help you do your jobs effectively. Regardless of the topic – core infrastructure, middleware, management tools, etc – it’s common to hear stories of execs not "getting it", while expecting IT to muddle through as more pressure is piled onto already stretched teams.…

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Elementary OS, my dear penguin? With the death of Unity, Canonical will focus more attention on Ubuntu servers, Ubuntu in the cloud and Ubuntu in the so-called Internet of Things.…

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The roots of multithreaded rendering software Star Wars New Hope @ 40  In the 40 years since the release of the original Star Wars, special effects have changed beyond recognition.…

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