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Secretive company talks up the need for open community Apple has open-sourced FoundationDB, a distributed ACID-compliant NoSQL datastore, three years after acquiring the company that developed the technology.…

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When the dotcom bubble burst, the surviving techies learned the true meaning of just-in-time training ON-CALL  Welcome again to On-Call, The Register’s Friday column in which readers share tales of tricky tech support tasks.…

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We’ve done everything you asked - even implemented SAP - pleads Chinese vendor ZTE has hit back at the United States’ newly-imposed ban on American companies selling to the Chinese networking vendor.…

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Oh no, wait, that is the news. Except the cheap part Pic  Water that once flowed across the surface of Mars caused the formation of mud cracks that were spotted by NASA's Curiosity rover, scientists have confirmed.…

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And a plan to have users of Sun hardware upgrade to get Solaris 11.4 and proper patches Oracle will deliver “update releases” of Solaris every northern Summer, under a new plan it revealed this week along with news of the Solaris 11.4 beta and a hurry-along for users of old Sun hardware.…

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Let’s get up to date on the crazy world of reverse mergers The “what will Dell to/with/for/about VMware” rumour mill has started spinning again.…

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Chip designer pushes hundreds out the door in cost-cutting drive Qualcomm says it is planning to eliminate more than 1,200 positions in an attempt to cut overhead costs.…

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Java fixes lobbed out, Spectre Solaris patches issued Oracle this week emitted its April security update, addressing a total of 254 security vulnerabilities across dozens of products.…

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Cloud tech tweaks end anti-censorship workaround Google has made technical changes to its cloud infrastructure that have caused collateral damage to an anti-censorship technique called domain fronting.…

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.UK registry not entirely sure what the fuss is about The operator of the .uk domain-name registry has outlined the changes it plans to make to its Whois domain registration system to bring it in line with incoming European privacy legislation.…

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Closer to human beings than previously thought, clearly A new study reveals that male fruit flies enjoy the sensation of ejaculation, and are more likely to turn to alcohol when sexually frustrated. Sound familiar?…

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Social media giant continues its loving embrace of GDPR privacy rules Facebook is quietly changing its terms of service to shift 1.5 billion users away from Europe to the US while continuing to claim it wants to offer greater privacy protections.…

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Prosecutors ask judge to give Baratov 94 months for stealing accounts on behalf of FSB The Canadian hacker who helped Russian agents by breaking into more than 11,000 Yahoo email accounts could spend the next eight years behind bars, if prosecutors in the California Northern District Court get their way.…

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Prosecutors ask judge to give Baratov 94 months for stealing accounts on behalf of FSB The Canadian hacker who helped Russian agents by breaking into more than 11,000 Yahoo email accounts could spend the next eight years behind bars, if American prosecutors get their way.…

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I'm fsck-ed off it took this long, rages affected Reg reader Some of the 15 million Britons affected by the Equifax mega-hack are only now receiving letters notifying them that they were affected by the breach, eight months after the event.…

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You can fake diagnoses with adversarial examples Medical AI systems are particularly vulnerable to attacks and have been overlooked in security research, a new study suggests.…

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Nothing can be said to be certain, except death, taxes and Auntie's Capita deals Capita's fortunes of late may be in general decline but the UK's much loved outsourcing biz can always rely on the British Broadcasting Corporation - propped up by license fee payers - to dish out cheques.…

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Nothing can be said to be certain, except death, taxes and Auntie's Capita deals Capita's fortunes of late may be in general decline but the UK's much loved IT outsourcing biz can always rely on the British Broadcasting Corporation – propped up by license fee payers – to dish out cheques.…

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Poorly configured S3 buckets strike again US social network data aggregator LocalBlox has been caught leaving its AWS bucket of 48 million records – harvested in part from Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter – available to be viewed by anyone who stopped by.…

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NASA: Been there, done that While waiting for TESS to get off the launchpad on Monday, chief exec Elon Musk joked on Twitter about how SpaceX might set about recovering the second stage of the booster.…

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Court hears Catherine Lesjak recall vicious infighting over doomed $11bn buyout Hewlett Packard's one-time chief beancounter, Catherine Lesjak was at "war" with former CEO Leo Apotheker – with Apotheker trying to fire her immediately before he himself was defenestrated, a US court has heard.…

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Consultation next month following plan to shift all punters to VoIP BT is forging ahead with plans to shut its traditional telephone network, with the intention of shifting all customers over to IP telephony services by 2025.…

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CTO Scott Gnau on open source, partnerships and simplifying Hadoop Hortonworks – once known simply as a Hadoop-flinger – is these days pushing itself as a modern data architecture company.…

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Booster hurls probe, has nice sit-down on boat in the Atlantic NASA’s TESS spacecraft is in orbit following a successful launch from Cape Canaveral’s Space Launch Complex 40.…

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Spark off questions from burny laptop, melty server and hot data centre havers Californian scientists have come up with a way of converting waste heat from electronics back into electricity with improved efficiency, according to a study in Nature Materials.…

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