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Facebook to extend bug bounty to cover data leakage, sever ties to data brokers

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misuse of data, is it going to ban itself?

One rule for... oh never mind its all a cia plot anyway.

Just stay away.

Microsoft commits: We're buying GitHub for $7.5 beeeeeeellion

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Re: How can it possibly be worth that much?

I think those are revenue figures, not profit. Microsoft is assuming a lot of growth.

Chrome's default-on ad blocker – which doesn't block adverts on 99% of websites – goes global

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Re: The new definition of pointless

Imho google should be banned from making a browser. Dangerous vertical, and here they are abusing it again.

AWS gave Parler a chance, won't say if it talked to NSO before axing spyware biz's backend systems

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Re: Is that good enough for mission-critical operations?

too easy to spot and firewall off the IPs if you use your own kit

Google mistakes the entire NHS for massive cyber-attacking botnet

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fake news

come on reg, this is surely just that captcha popup that I have seen loads before.

Not even slightly "blocking".

Hotel, motel, Holiday Inn? Doesn't matter – they may need to update their room key software

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All this and "no evidence of the hack being used in the wild." Has that term got some specific legal meaning nowadays?

You've been dying to know. Here's the answer: The Milky Way tips the cosmic scales at '1.5tr' times mass of the Sun

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Re: Does this Oort Cloud look big on me?

Way off. Its friday there are 3500kg of dunks on each London bus.

You can't say Go without Google – specifically, our little logo, Chocolate Factory insists

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Re: Go away

If this is true, sounds like a fork might be able to get ahead of the Google controlled Go?

Big Tech trade association warns Uncle Sam against knee-jerk national security measures that harm industry

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Unintended 'negative consequences' = your not intelligent enough to see the economic and social damge caused by your ranting.

'National Security' = 'Otherwise Unjustifiable'

Chinese chip designers hope to topple Arm's Cortex-A76 with XiangShan RISC-V design

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Re: Is it really super dumb and paranoid ...

nsa hooks in to the tor browser should be a lesson to us all

How can you kill that which will not die? Windows XP is back (sorta... OK, not really)

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Re: Linux 1.79 per cent (was 1.55 in Jan)

did you include android in that stat?

Take that, America! Huawei flips Trump & Co the bird after reporting double-digit % rise in sales and profit

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If you believe...

Competition makes buisinesses better.

Making life difficult in this way for a successful competitive biz like Huawei will only make it stronger.

AWS Location Service aims to rescue devs from lock-in with 'business and programming models of a single provider'

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Who pays that? People with no alternative. , Google is asking to be broken up with price hikes like that.

Sucks to be you, any aliens living anywhere near Proxima Centauri's record-smashing solar flare

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"An illustration of the Proxima Centauri flare."

Possibly last remaining acceptable use of photoshop 5's lens flare effect.

Mozilla: Windows 7 browser bungle cost us nine MILLION downloads

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still upbto their old tricks

f*ck the law, bundle bad software, delay legal proceedings till its too late.

The Microsoft business model. ®

A Hughes failure: Flat Earther rocketeer can't get it up yet again


Re: No need to fly


That could also be from the Hipster devops dude with the candycane mocha latte vape goning on.

OSIRIS-REx space probe catches a whiff of water on asteroid Bennu

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Re: Still a mystery?

TAGSAM is an uninspired name. The "Noodly apendage" would have been better if we can find an appropriate backronym

Everything OK with Microsoft? Windows giant admits it was 'on the wrong side of history' with regard to open source

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Re: So...

Side note: 15 years from now they will be saying one particular MS exec was on the right side of history.

JavaScript developers left in the dark after DroidScript software shut down by Google over ad fraud allegations

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Re: Nobody works at Google anymore

You have no rights because its free, is not a valid argument for a monopoly to make.

Fed-up graphic design outfit dangles cash to anyone who can free infosec of hoodie pics

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Re: A more realistic image...

Perhaps a little icon of Bob screwing Alice with Eve looking thru the window having a wank.

One more reason for Apple to dump Intel processors: Another SGX, kernel data-leak flaw unearthed by experts

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Re: More arguments for AMD, thus?

Probably not, or AC also did not notice that the mitigations do not have perf impact.

First successful Hyperloop test module hits 100mph in four seconds

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Re: Snake Oil

There is no reason "pods" can't be as large as planes. Or trains. Or chained together.

Look, look, we've done a driverless AI hype paper thingy, says Mobileye

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Software that automatically blames the other driver. That opinion is going to sell better than the skiis rack.

Free supported Java turns up in latest SQL Server 2019 preview

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Re: Paying Oracle

Its the other way around. People do want to pay for Java support. Just not to Oracle.

Tech ambitions said to lie at heart of Britain’s bonkers crash-and-burn Brexit plan

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Let's be clear about this, Cummings wants to hand out money to his chums, this is not investing.

84-year-old fined €250,000 for keeping Nazi war machines – including tank – in basement

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Re: WTF?

"The guy collects military hardware. So what?"

So death is a likely consequence of misappropriation of his collection.

A $4bn biz without a live product just broke the record for the amount paid for a domain name. WTF is going on?

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Re: Money, money, money

Its more like a stupid crook buying a flashy car.

Russia drags NASA: Enjoy your expensive SpaceX capsule, our Soyuz is the cheap Kalashnikov of rockets

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Re: Roomy

Very trek, but is it an improvment? Tesla driver's attempts to replace the steering wheel with a touchscreen have not always been successful.

Autonomous driving in a city? We're '95% of the way there'

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who's saftey

can someone living in the UK please explain why the pointless wetware inside autonomous vehicles need to wear hi viz jackets?

The Google Home Mini: Great, right up until you want to smash it in fury

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Hi this is Kieren McCarthy, I'm not available right now please leave a message after the beep.


"OK Google, phone 0898 333666"

HTC U11 Life: Google tries to tame the midmarket

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"although I wonder how tolerant midrange buyers are of a phone with no audio jack."

*scrolls to bottom of article, hits forum*

Deal breaker.

Stop using that MacBook Pro RIGHT NOW, says Uncle Sam: Loyalists suffer burns, smoke inhalation and worse – those crappy keyboards

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Re: Customer service?

Which is clearly proposterous because audi drivers drive down the middle of the road no matter what country they are in!

Fed-up graphic design outfit dangles cash to anyone who can free infosec of hoodie pics

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The behoodied one

The hoody is a reference to Zuck who pwnd all you private data ten years ago.

I think it should stay.

Linux 5.3 kernel bundles new, cuddlier, swear-free Torvalds with AMD Radeon Navi graphics support

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Re-read Starship Troopers for a lesson in shouting at people for their own good.

Move it you useless bug hunters, on the bounce!

Astroboffins capture video of Mercury passing across the Sun's surface

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Re: 22nd century kiddies terrified by theregister cobweb

Presuming, of course, that everyone stays on earth or near its orbit for all that time.

Paul Allen's six-engined monster plane prepares for space deliveries

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Whats that in one of the el reg standard units.

500,000 packets of sugar means nothing to me.

Tech jocks headed for White House powwow on 'economic matters' (read: Huawei ban)

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Re: Security...

Seems to me almost all new cars are a security threat. Sticking to my mechanical vehicle for the moment.

Chicago: Why I just grin like a dork... It's my kind of Bork

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Re: Jumped up quiche?

I would not be happy if i found bits of Loraine in my flan of a morning.

A stranger's TV went on spending spree with my Amazon account – and web giant did nothing about it for months

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Re: The list of compelling reasons

The device was a "Samsung Huawei" presumably the physical device does not exist.

Samsung's graphene batteries promise to charge five times faster – without exploding

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Re: Still not what customers really want

I seem to be regularly a couple of days parted from the bloody type c usb charger this phone needs.

Want to get $1bn from Apple? Step 1: Move to China. Step 2: Copy Uber

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bit of a Ballmer move

Spend a billion on arriving late, eyeing up someone else's billions, unrelated industry.

Seen that before.

Peak Apple indeed.

Radio Frequency fingerprinting of aircraft ADS-B transmitters? Boffins reckon they've cracked it

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Re: uniquely fingerprint aeroplanes

silent doesn't help unless you are off the radar.

borrowing a unit from a registered/known commercial aircraft might work.

International Space Station actually spun one-and-a-half times by errant Russian module's thrusters

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Re: Like a broken record, baby, round round

Don't stop.

That's super-calous: the frequent existance of expected puns is really quite delicious.

Phone fatigue takes hold: SIM-onlys now top UK market

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Not missed replaceable battery? I have my eye on the battery level all the time. You get used to having one leg. :)

Dump ur mobile provider via txt by 2019: LMFAO cu l8r

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Re: Alternatively...

website use is presuming that your data plan has not run out again and that's why you're swapping.

NHS: Thanks for the free work, Linux nerds, now face our trademark cops

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silly name I'll grant...

But if ever there was an org that needed an

apt-get upgrade

It was the NHS

VMs: Imperfect answers to imperfect problems, but they're all we have

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Re: Slightly myopic

Re: "I don't think I've ever seen anyone use VMs for security by isolation;"

Errr Amazon perhaps?

The Year Of Linux On The Desktop – at last! Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 brings the Linux kernel into Windows

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Re: I looked at the MS link provided

I think npm has just pipped windows update for most resource intensive update mechanism.

Can I get a RHEL yeah? Version 8 arrives at last as IBM given go-ahead to wolf down Red Hat

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Re: Cant get it work in Vmware Workstation 15 correctly, any ideas

Network manager still. Could be worse, could be systemd-networkd

Super-antique-fragile-and-it's-XP-alidocious, even though the sight of it is something quite atrocious

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Re: To be fair...

Showing the boot screen for ten mins to the public counts as "working" and "doing what is required"?


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