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Today โ€” July 22nd 2019The Register

When you play the game of Big Spendy Thrones, nobody wins โ€“ your crap chair just goes missing

Zoinks! There's a crime to be solved

Who, Me? Like the unwanted early morning return of last night's spiced food, Monday is here once again. Take your mind off it with an unsolved mystery courtesy of The Register's weekly Who, Me? column.…

  • July 22nd 2019 at 08:55

You don't have to drown in data. Extract insight from your info using advanced IT analytics

Tune in today to hear from Sumo Logic on real-time monitoring and app stack troubleshooting

Sponsored webcast It is not unusual for organisations to amass such large volumes of data that they struggle to examine it for real-time operational insights that will help them resolve issues and grow their business.…

  • July 22nd 2019 at 08:00
Yesterday โ€” July 21st 2019The Register

It's a facial-recognition bonanza: Oakland bans it, activists track it, and pics taken from dating-site OkCupid feed it

Watching us, watching you

Roundup Hello, welcome to this week’s roundup of news in the ever encroaching world of AI and machine learning. We’ll be talking about everyone’s favorite topic at the moment: facial recognition.…

  • July 21st 2019 at 22:03

Palo Alto gateway security alert, FSB hack, scourge of data-stealing web plugins, and more

A summary of computer security news for you, delivered rapid-fire-style

Roundup Let's catch up with all the recent infosec news beyond what we've already covered.…

  • July 21st 2019 at 09:58
Before yesterdayThe Register

Brussels changes its mind AGAIN on .EU domains: Euro citizens in post-Brexit Britain can keep them after all

Your periodic reminder that there was maybe a reason so many people voted to leave

The European Commission has, yet again, changed its position on who can have a .eu domain after Brexit.…

  • July 20th 2019 at 11:31

British ISPs throw in the towel, give up sending out toothless copyright infringement warnings

What a waste of time and money that was

Creative Content UK, the organization that terrified British internet users by requiring ISPs to send out emails with accusations of copyright infringement, has decided to drop this questionable practice.…

  • July 20th 2019 at 09:41

In the cooler for the next three years: Hacker of iCloud accounts used by athletes and rappers

Phishing led to shopping spree with victims' credit cards

A man from the US state of Georgia who pleaded guilty in March to breaking into the Apple iCloud accounts of sports and entertainment figures was sentenced on Thursday to three years and one month in federal prison – and ordered to pay almost $700,000 in restitution.…

  • July 20th 2019 at 01:58

Enjoying that 25Mbps internet speed, America? Oh, it's just 6Mbps? And you're unhappy? Can't imagine why

Internet testers went down to Georgia and found a fraud

Comment American internet users are, seemingly, getting a quarter of the internet speed they are paying for.…

  • July 20th 2019 at 00:20

When Harry met celly: NSA hoarder thrown in the clink for 9 years โ€“ after taking classified work home for decades

Contractor Martin sentenced for squirreling away 50TB of hush-hush files, exploits

An ex-NSA contractor who admitted stashing some 50TB of secret US government documents and exploit code at his home was today sentenced to nine years behind bars.…

  • July 19th 2019 at 22:55

Literally braking news: Two people hurt as not one but two self-driving space-age buses go awry

One hit by robo-ride, another injured in US, Austrian trials

Two driverless vehicle trials were temporarily halted this week after self-driving mini-buses encountered obstacles – or think they did – resulting in minor injuries to a rider and a pedestrian.…

  • July 19th 2019 at 22:30

All very MoD-ern: RAF test pilot headed into space with Virgin, ยฃ30m small sat demo project

Defence ministry gets with the Apollo vibes

Roundup As the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon mission, the UK's Ministry of Defence has gone a bit wacky – not only does it have fresh space plans, but it also wants to strap laser zappers to stuff too.…

  • July 19th 2019 at 22:00

You'll never guess what US mad lads Throwflame have strapped to a drone (clue: it does exactly what it says on the tin)

America. Fsck yeah

US firm Throwflame is selling – you guessed it – a flamethrower attachment for drones.…

  • July 19th 2019 at 21:00

France seeks science-fiction writers to help futureproof its military against science-fact

'Aliens'

The French army has said it is looking to recruit four or five sci-fi writers and futurologists to staff a "Red Team" that predicts future threats and how to disrupt or defend against them.…

  • July 19th 2019 at 20:00

Israel's NSO Group: Our malware? Slurp your cloud backups plus phone data? They've misunderstood

After report claimed its sales pitches boasted of doing that

Israeli spyware firm NSO Group has denied it developed malware that can steal user data from cloud services run by Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft.…

  • July 19th 2019 at 19:00

UK.gov drives ever further into Nocluesville, crowdsources how to solve digital identity

Look, we're all of out ideas!

Fresh out of ideas on how to crack the problem of digital identity, the UK government has put out a consultation asking what the hell it should do next.…

  • July 19th 2019 at 18:00

Echelon gets the upper hand: Scores final nod for 100MW bit barn campus in Arklow, Ireland

Appeal from competitor who fought Apple application fails to stop project

Recently established data centre developer Echelon has received permission to build a massive bit barn campus in County Wicklow, Ireland.…

  • July 19th 2019 at 17:00

Estate agent dodges GDPR-sized bullet after exposing 18,610 folks' data for two years

Fined £80,000 under Data Protection Act – could have been a lot more under new EU rules

A London estate agent has been fined £80,000 for losing thousands of clients' personal data when it was handed over to a third party.…

  • July 19th 2019 at 16:09

You totally need VMs to do AI, nods VMware as Bitfusion dissolves in its vSphere of influence

Virty GPU upstart joins the fold

Crusty old VMware is attempting to keep up with the youngsters by acquiring Bitfusion, a startup that claims to enable machine learning on any VM via the magic of network-attached GPUs.…

  • July 19th 2019 at 15:15

Your biz won't be hacked by a super-leet exploit. It'll be Bob in sales opening a dodgy email

Or Sam connecting a vulnerable dev box to production. Here's your gentle guide to risks and threats menacing your IT

Backgrounder The good news for enterprise security is that the number of reported cyberattacks is going down, in the UK at least.…

  • July 19th 2019 at 15:00

Excluding Huawei from UK's 5G will harm security, MPs warn

A decision must be made as a 'matter of urgency', says Intelligence and Security Committee

Excluding Huawei from the UK's 5G network infrastructure would harm resilience and "lower security standards", the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) warned today.…

  • July 19th 2019 at 14:31
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