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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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High Court judge put boot into ad tech firm Comment  Google's efforts to claim that it should be exempt from EU data protection laws because its search engine is "journalistic" really did not impress the judge in the Right To Be Forgotten trial.…

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'Shatterproof', Mod-tastic, speedier stock Android – there's lots to like Released last autumn, and with this year’s range hoving into view, Motorola’s Z2 Force isn’t the newest kid on the block. But it still remains the only “shatterproof” phone on the market, and it has proved to be a great base from which to evaluate the latest Motorola Mods, which you’ll see in our forthcoming Mods roundup.…

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Home Office admits national and local databases don't talk to each other, so everything is manual The UK government has admitted it can only delete custody images from its massive database through a complex manual process, and that it would cost too much to weed out all the images of innocent people by hand.…

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And Huawei's given carriers a 14G network (it does 2G to 5G and we did the sums) Roundup  Cisco leads the networking roundup this week, with news that there's one fewer way to avoid its WebEx brand: as part of a product reorganisation, what was Cisco Spark is to become WebEx Teams.…

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Oi! Robots! Take this human job. PLEEEAASE take this job Singaporean scientists have asked the question “Can robots assemble an IKEA chair?” and come back with enough of a “Yes” that The Register feels it time to call for robots to take this job away from humans. Pleeeease, robots. Take this job away from us!…

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Can you build an AI/ML FPGA? And could you tell your Mum you work for Zuck? POLL  Facebook’s hinted it will join the ranks of hyperscalers that roll their own silicon, with a job ad for an “ASIC & FPGA Design Engineer”.…

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First word on how card security for containers, VDI, SDN and web apps The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) has issued a big update to its guidance on using payment cards with cloud computing services.…

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Is it worth competing with SpaceX prices? Russia has dropped a broad hint that it might leave the space launch business to private operators.…

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And AWS is closing in on $20bn a year, says nine-page letter to investor we read to spare you the new age derp Amazon has announced the yield from its money mine for the full year 2017: on full-year sales of US$178 billion, it generated an operating income of $4 billion and net income of $3 billion.…

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And AWS is closing in on $20bn a year, says nine-page letter to investor we read to spare you the new age derp Amazon has announced the yield from its money mine for the full year 2017: on full-year sales of US$178 billion, it generated an operating income of $4 billion and net income of $3 billion.…

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Your security's only as good as your partners'. And some Facebook partners are rotten A security researcher has claimed it's possible to extract user information from Facebook's Login service, the tool that lets you sign into third-party sites with a Facebook ID.…

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