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NASA boffins hope Musk's firm doesn't make a mess of TESS Planet hunters will be keeping their fingers crossed this evening as SpaceX flings NASA’s 350kg Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) into a highly elliptical orbit around the Earth.…

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... but finds some glitches Hands On  Microsoft has released Windows Admin Center (formerly known as Project Honolulu) to general availability.…

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God, what kind of digital business are they running? There's only one reason to head to cheap 'n' cheerful UK pub chain Wetherspoons and it is about to be taken away. No, we're not talking about the cheap beer, ever-shrinking menu options, or politically nuanced beer mats.…

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God, what kind of digital business are they running? There's only one reason to head to cheap 'n' cheerful UK pub chain Wetherspoons and it is about to be taken away. No, we're not talking about the cheap beer, ever-shrinking menu options, or politically nuanced beer mats.…

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MPs slam Gov.uk over risk of making patient address sharing 'normal practice' MPs have voiced “serious concerns” about NHS Digital’s leadership, claiming execs paid “little regard” to the ethics of sharing patient details for immigration enforcement and are too close to government.…

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Oh, and look out for data monopolies, peers warn The House of Lords wants to make sure data used by AI systems is not monopolised and the technology is developed on ethical guidelines.…

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Definitely hails amazing shrinking kernel in 4.17 rc1 Linus Torvalds has suggested that the next Linux kernel could earn the number “5.0”.…

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The great AOL outage of 1996, explained by a chap who made it happen Who, me?  Welcome again to Who, me? In case you’ve missed previous editions of the column, it’s a confessional in which readers share their stories of having broken stuff. Badly.…

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Cisco backs Isara's post-quantum PKI cert test in the hope it future-proofs TLS Cisco and quantum security outfit Isara reckon they've got at least as far as alpha stage in one a problem of the future: securing public key certificates against quantum computers.…

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Not so, huffs Xerox chair In January, Xerox and Fujifilm decided their best chance surviving the printer-copier downturn was a multi-billion dollar mutual rescue package led by the Fuji Xerox joint venture. Now, a lawsuit alleges Xerox CEO Jeff Jacobson rushed into the deal against instructions from the company's board.…

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Miscreants' command and control network traffic sent down sinkhole One of the world's longest-lived malware networks, EITest, has gone offline.…

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Vox ‘n’ TXT only, for students who want to study and cash-conscious oldies Samsung’s announced a smartphone that can’t go online.…

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How dark can crims really go? Ten members of the US Congress have asked the FBI to explain its battles with Apple, after doubts were raised over the extent to which criminals use encryption to "go dark" and evade law enforcement authorities.…

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And password crackers are getting a lot smarter An analysis of free Android apps has shown that developers are leaving their crypto keys embedded in applications, in some cases because the software developer kits install them by default.…

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'We can see you everywhere and so can our friends in the UK', says Border Force Australia’s Border Force (ABF) has warned that “people shouldn’t assume the dark web is invisible to Australian agencies” after cuffing a woman who bought illicit drugs using Bitcoin and had them shipped from the UK to Australia.…

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Bug bounty sales are getting very complicated, financially and morally B-SIDESSF  Barely a decade ago the mere idea of selling vulnerabilities was highly controversial. Today the market is mature, but increasingly complicated - researchers can now choose between making lots of money, being moral and making less, or going fully black.…

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The wacky week in security Roundup  It has been a busy week for security, with the CYBERUK 2018 conference in the UK and the industry gearing up for BSides and the RSA conference in San Francisco next week.…

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Would you vote for a machine for public office? Roundup  Here are a few bits and pieces from this week's news in AI. Researchers have collected a dataset to analyze dog behaviour using neural networks, the first AI-assisted medical device for diagnosing diabetic retinopathy has been approved by the FDA, and, finally, an AI is running for mayor in Japan.…

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Can we still have a GDPR moratorium, asks US domain-name body The Whois public database of domain name registration details is dead.…

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Satellite operators reminded they need permission to relay broadband internet. Looking at you, Swarm… America's comms watchdog has served notice to would-be satellite network providers that it won't abide any more unauthorized launches.…

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Never. Is never a good time to get vulnerability fixes? Never is OK with you? Cool, never it is Let's nail this once and for all: Too many Android smartphone makers simply aren't rolling out Google's security bug fixes for the mobile operating system.…

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Doing China's bidding seems to have rubbed off on Cupertino Apple has gone full swivel-eyed, control-freak crazy on its own employees with a demented internal memo decrying information leaks.…

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Web standards body dressed down in spec spat The organization that tries to advance web technology standards – the World Wide Web Consortium or W3C – has run into a roadblock: Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla.…

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Indian outsourcer HCL and private equity outfit SEP open their wallet HCL Technologies and Sumeru Equity Partners have slurped privately-owned database (DB) supplier Actian for £330m from current owner Garnett Helfrich Capital.…

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Assume we're going to get hacked next time and plan for it The UK's National Health Service has learned from last year's WannaCry attack – and started putting in place disaster recovery measures that will allow it to maintain services in the face of an even fiercer assault.…

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