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UKFast bit barn yarn: 'Cisco switch glitch' lead to service ditch

The Register - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 07:28
CEO awaits technical report

Manchester-based hosting outfit UKFast has fingered a Cisco switch as the root cause of a service wobble that has caused grief for some customers.…

BT bets farm on consumers: Announces one network to rule 'em all

The Register - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 07:00
Puts best face on user biz after miserable results in enterprise

Still smarting from last week's dismal annual results, BT today made a raft of announcements for its consumer group, including a converged broadband and mobile network.…

Open architecture, NATO or civilian, it all works for drone bods Insitu

The Register - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 06:46
Unmanned fliers' techies chat to El Reg

Balancing military and civilian standards for data-crunching and software development for surveillance drones is an interesting challenge, according to unmanned aircraft company Insitu.…

Privacy group asks UK politicos to pinky swear not to use personal data for electioneering

The Register - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 06:11
Data Protection Bill ping-pongs as MPs and peers battle over press regulations

UK political parties have been urged not to use a "legal loophole" that would allow them to process personal data revealing people's opinions on politics.…

People like convenience more than privacy – so no, blockchain will not 'decentralise the web'

The Register - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 05:34
It's our fault the Facebooks and Googles run everything

Comment In the same way it has become de rigueur to slag off Facebook for its many privacy sins while billions still dump their data into the service, it's also pretty trendy to pretend that blockchain, a digital ledger that records transactions publicly and permanently, offers answers to a new and improved decentralised web that leaves individuals, not Facebook, in charge of their data.…

Void Linux gave itself to the void, Korora needs a long siesta – life is hard for small distros

The Register - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 05:18
If you want your fave to survive, you'll need to dig deep

If you're new to Linux you'd be forgiven for thinking there are only a half-dozen distributions – names like Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux tend to get most of the headlines.…

Void Linux gave itself to the void, Korora needs a long siesta – life is hard for small distros

The Register - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 05:18
If you want your fave to survive, you'll need to dig deep

If you're new to Linux you'd be forgiven for thinking there are only a half-dozen distributions – names like Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux tend to get most of the headlines.…

Serverless continuous deployment for the AWS crowd: Feeding time in Lambda-land

The Register - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 04:48
For all its utility, serverless lacks unicorns and rainbows

Continuous Lifecycle "You'll never go hungry if you know AWS," one of the workshop participants at the Continuous Lifecycle conference in London remarked.…

America's forgotten space station and a mission tinged with urine, we salute you

The Register - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 04:16
Skylab is 45, Mercury programme turns 55

Two NASA anniversaries rolled around this week, but you would be forgiven for missing them. The first was the 45th anniversary of the launch of the United States' only solo Space Station, Skylab, designed to host astronauts for months at a time.…

Google shoots Chrome 66's silencer after developer backlash

The Register - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 03:28
Games and alerts lost their voice to feature designed to hush auto-play vids

Google has tweaked Chrome 66 to make the new feature that silences auto-playing videos less aggressive.…

Verizon commits to AWS after buying and selling its own cloud

The Register - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 03:01
Can anyone catch the big three (plus Oracle and IBM?)

Amazon Web Services has announced a new and significant marquee customer: Verizon.…

Boffins build smallest drone to fly itself with AI

The Register - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 02:02
Hand-sized quadrotor packs a neural network

A team of computer scientists have built the smallest completely autonomous nano-drone that can control itself without the need for a human guidance.…

Mining apps? We're cool so long as they admit to it, says Canonical

The Register - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 00:56
Better review for Snaps Store promised anyway after last week's crypto surprise

Canonical has responded to last week's discovery that its Snap store carried apps containing embedded crypto-currency miners, by pledging to introduce a “verified developer” program.…

UPnP joins the 'just turn it off on consumer devices, already' club

The Register - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 00:01
Before it amplifies DDoS attacks

Universal Plug 'n' Play, that eternal feast of the black-hat, has been identified as helping to amplify denial-of-service attacks.…

Red Hat admin? Get off Twitter and patch this DHCP client bug

The Register - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 22:58
Proof-of-concept fits in a Tweet and can take down all of RH's best bits

Red Hat has announced a critical vulnerability in its DHCP client and while it doesn't have a brand name it does have a Tweetable proof-of-concept.…

US senators ask FTC to investigate Google's Location imbroglio

The Register - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 21:58
That sound you can hear is laughter from Oracle HQ

Two US senators have asked the nation's Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to take another look at Google's location harvesting.…

John McAfee ‘goes underground’ in motorcade to flee SEC

The Register - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 21:15
Babbles about subpoenas, corruption, corrupt pyramidal power structures and so much more

Security luminary John McAfee has “gone underground” in a convoy of armoured cars escorted by people claimed to be former members of the military, to escape what he says is persecution by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)…

Facebook stuck with IRS bill after court tosses $7 BEEELION appeal

The Register - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 19:57
Not even Zuckerberg can escape the tax man

Facebook has lost its bid to throw out a tax bill on $7bn worth of income it had stashed overseas.…

Conference round-up: beer and earthquakes, flying cars and IPOs

The Register - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 19:26
There was a lot going in the Palm Desert heat

Intel Capital If ever there was an analogy for how technology enables man to do extraordinary things, it came on Tuesday morning and Wednesday afternoon last week at the Intel Capital conference in Palm Desert, California.…

Ex-CIA man named as suspect in Vault 7 leak

The Register - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 18:56
Report claims former intel worker behind data dump

A former CIA employee has been named as the prime suspect in last year's dump of thousands of documents on the agency's hacking practices.…

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