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mercredi 17 janvier 2018
09:12Destroying the city to save the robocar
The fight for our public space Special Report Behind the mostly fake 'battle' about driverless cars (conventional versus autonomous is the one that captures all the headlines), there are several much more important scraps. One is over the future of the city: will a city be built around machines or people? How much will pedestrians have to sacrifice for the driverless car to succeed?…
08:32Heathrow's air traffic radio set for shiny digital upgrade from...
With built-in web servers. Yup, you read that right Heathrow Airport is to get new air traffic control radio systems with a surprising amount of internet connectivity baked into them.…
08:00'No evidence' UK.gov has done much to break up IT outsourcing
Carillion scandal part of a long tradition of big supplier addiction The scandal around Carillion has put the UK government's addiction to outsourcing in the spotlight. Yet it is a practice that has been going on for many decades - not least in public sector IT.…
07:39Wanna motivate staff to be more secure? Don't bother bribing 'em
Also, don't get the BOFH to publicly smack them with a LART Usenix Enigma It's frustrating getting users to keep information and systems secure on a daily basis. However, don't try any smart gimmicks – particularly offering wedges of cash or other prizes for good behavior.…
07:21VMware’s NSX world domination plan advances with not-just-point release
Version 6.4 brings the NSX GUI to the vSphere client VMware’s made no secret of its ambitions for its NSX network virtualization product, which it thinks has the potential to be bigger than server virtualization as organisations start to spread resources out across multiple clouds and on-premises bit barn.…
07:01Another round of click-fraud extensions pulled from Chrome Store
More than 500,000 users stung A security researcher has claimed that half a million Chrome users have been hit by four malicious browser extensions pushing click and SEO fraud.…
06:03Google's 'QUIC' TCP alternative slow to excite anyone outside Google
Multiplexing-over-UDP idea has hit the standards track, but is mostly ignored Google's contribution to Internet standards, the fast-than-TCP thanks to multiplexing QUIC protocol, has yet to extend much beyond the Chocolate Factory, according to a German report into its adoption.…
04:56Flying on its own, Thunderbird seeks input on new look
Brings in designers to apply a new coat of UI before world thinks it looks too shabby to run Now that the open source email client Thunderbird is sleeping in a separate bed from Mozilla, the project has called on outside help for a UI redesign.…
04:01Storage Spaces Direct cheapens itself, hardware-wise, adds Optane...
Good news – assuming software-defined storage is still viable after Meltdown/Spectre Microsoft’s released a new Windows Server Insider Preview Build – number 17074, to be precise – and the most notable new bits are in the Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) software-defined storage code.…
03:04Google sinks cash into more submarine cables, plans more data centres
South America, Europe and Asia get pipes, DCs for Finland, Honkers and Hollywood Google has made more investments in submarine cables, sinking money into three due to come online in 2019.…
01:25Today in bullsh*t AI PR: Computers learn to read as well as humans (no)
Nice tech, but shame on Microsoft, Alibaba's spinners Analysis Researchers from Microsoft and Chinese cyber-souk Alibaba separately claimed this week that their artificially intelligent software is as good as, if not better than, humans at understanding the written word.…
00:57BIND comes apart thanks to ancient denial-of-service vuln
No active exploits, but crashes are happening in the wild Back in 2000, a bug crept into the Internet Systems Corporation's BIND server, and it lay unnoticed until now.…
mardi 16 janvier 2018
23:54What do Cali, New York, Hawaii, Maine and 18 other US states have in...
Attorneys General go to court to rescue internet protections Twenty-two US State Attorneys General filed a lawsuit on Tuesday to undo the Federal Communications Commission's rejection of net neutrality in America.…
23:21Australia won't prescribe its national broadband network a high-fibre...
Nobody gets 100 Mbps, so nobody buys 100 Mbps, so nobody needs 100 Mbps. QED Australia's federal government yesterday tabled its response to recommendations put by the parliamentary committee on the National Broadband Network, and has mostly rejected its recommendations.…
22:48Hospital injects $60,000 into crims' coffers to cure malware infection
Medics say they couldn't wait for backups to be pulled as ransomware ransacked kit A US hospital paid extortionists roughly $60,000 to end a ransomware outbreak that forced staff to use pencil-and-paper records.…
22:11Oracle says SPARCv9 has Spectre CPU bug, patches coming soon
Big Red finally delivers patches for its x86 boxes – and 230-plus other problems Oracle has told users of its SPARC-powered platforms that they have the Spectre processor design flaw.…
21:40US senators vow to filibuster FBI, er, NSA's domestic, errr, foreign...
Who's up for warrantless surveillance? Updated A number of US senators from both sides of the aisle have said they will filibuster an effort to approve the continuation of a controversial American government spying program.…
20:52Butt plugs, mock cocks, late pay and paranoia: The world of Waymo star ...
This is a work of fiction, says engineer's lawyer The engineer at the center of a massive self-driving car lawsuit – brought by Google-stablemate Waymo against Uber – neglects his kids, is wildly disorganized, and has a large selection of bondage gear, his former nanny has sensationally alleged.…
20:06Upset Equation Editor was killed off? Now you can tell Microsoft to go ...
Micro patch rejuvenates abandoned Office add-on Microsoft Equation Editor was sentenced to death on January 9, 2018 at the age of 17, when a software update from Redmond removed five files necessary for the application to function.…
16:30Android snoopware Skygofree can pilfer WhatsApp messages
Sophisticated nasty also able to listen in based on location Mobile malware strain Skygofree may be the most advanced Android-infecting nasties ever, antivirus-flinger Kaspersky Lab has warned.…
15:52Private submarine builder charged with murder of journalist
Peter Madsen ruled fit to stand trial, but denies allegation Danish submariner Peter Madsen has today been charged with the murder of journalist Kim Wall.…
15:15Facebook, Schrems case cost Irish data watchdog €2m – reports
But don't worry, it got €4m budget boost this year The Irish Data Protection Commissioner has forked out almost €2m in the long legal battle involving Facebook and privacy activist Max Schrems, according to reports.…
14:47Drone crashes after operator failed to spot extra building site crane
UK govt's air prang watchdog publishes first UAV incident of the year A pilot flying a 3D Robotics Solo drone let his autonomous aircraft fly itself into a crane that some inconsiderate person erected on a building site.…
14:17Wave Tata, Capita: You've lost mega-contract to rival outsourcer
Man from Pru tears up £722m deal five years ahead of time Financial services slinger Prudential is to kick Capita to the curb, cutting short a 15-year mega deal and switching the administration of its life and pension policies to Tata Consultancy Services.…
13:44UK's Just Eat faces probe after woman tweets chat-up texts from...
ICO to investigate allegations of driver delivering side order of creepy A customer of takeaway delivery firm Just Eat has alleged a driver from an eatery used her phone number to ask her for a date.…
12:57Xiaomi the money: China's latest IPO star tastes of bubble tea
Geddit? Analysis Xiaomi's rush to go public is as much a sign of a speculative bubble as Bitcoin mania. Will it have a happy ending?…
11:58DXC execs: Here's ANOTHER deadline for skills profiling
Staff got until 26 January to load bullets on employment gun DXC Technologies' employees still reluctant to upload their 'skill profile' onto a company database they fear will be used in the next big redundancy rounds yesterday got a ticking off from top brass.…
11:27Frenchman comes eye to eye with horror toilet python
'I could very well have been bitten in a sensitive place, if you know what I mean' A lucky Frenchman has narrowly avoided having his todger bitten by a python that crawled up his U-bend.…
10:56New Mirai botnet species 'Okiru' hunts for ARC-based kit
Researchers: Code designed to hit Linux devices A new variant of the notorious Mirai malware is exploiting kit with ARC processors.…
10:02Amount of pixels needed to make VR less crap may set your PC on fire
Wow, this is incredib- BLEEUUURGHGHGH Put on a virtual reality headset and it's hard to believe that your visual system is being stretched beyond its limit. Individual pixels are still visible and the narrow field of view makes it feel like you're wearing ski googles.…
09:26Causes of software development woes
Reg readers point the finger at ambiguous requirements Research 'Agile development' can mean different things to different people. To some it's about easing up on traditional rigour, and even legitimising a quick-and-dirty approach to getting stuff out of the door. ...
08:55Hey Europe, your apathetic IT spending is ruining it for everyone
Gartner predicts buyers ready to splash 4.5% more cash globally in 2018 Listless IT spend in Europe is dragging down the pace of global recovery, according to the latest prediction from entrail-prodders Gartner.…
08:29Capita's UK military recruiting system has 'glitches' admits minister
DRS still letting the armed forces down big time A defence minister has told Parliament that Capita’s pisspoor Defence Recruiting System (DRS) has “glitchesî, following reports from The Register giving a glimpse inside the shambolic system.…
07:57Veeam buys AWS EC2 instance backup and recovery biz
Swallows N2WS so it can stick oar deeper in Amazon cloud Veeam has announced the acquisition of N2WS, an IaaS startup, whose board includes Veeam co-founder and President Ratmir Timashev, for $42.5mn cash.…
07:04ServiceNow unleashes its 'Kingston' release
Company's journey from the heart of IT to the rest of the business continues ServiceNow has slipped into 2018 by slipping out a new release of its platform.…
05:57Airbus warns it could quit A380 production
Needs to make six to eight a year, predicts it can get back to 25 a year once airlines wake up Airbus has reported its most prolific year to date in terms of deliveries, but also warned that it needs a new buyer of its flagship A380 if it is to continue production.…
05:02Drone perves defeated by tinfoil houses
Boffins figure out when drones are watching, without decrypting the video stream If a drone-creeper is snooping on you, you could catch them by grabbing the video stream – but what if it's encrypted?…
04:03Developer plots server virtualization comeback for XenServer
Plans open source revival of XCP, to go places Citrix won’t Moves are afoot to revive Xen Cloud Platform (XCP), the open source version of XenServer that existed independently of Citrix before the company released its code to the Xen Project and made its own efforts open source.…
03:01China's first space station to – ahem – de-orbit in late March
Tiangong-1 is out of control and can't keep it up any more Predictions are firming up for when China's Tiangong-1 spacecraft will make its final re-entry-crash-and-burn.…
00:59Canada charges chap alleged to run stolen data-mart Leakedsource
Unlike similar services, this one sold purloined passwords The Royal Canadian Mounted Police has announced it has cuffed and charged a man for selling stolen identities and passwords at LeakedSource.com.…
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