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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.…

Astroboffins spy the most greedy black hole yet gobbling a Sun a day

The Register - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 16:37
It farts out enough energy to irradiate all life on Earth

Astronomers have spotted the greediest supermassive black hole going through the fastest growth spurt some 12 billion years ago.…

Astroboffins spy the most greedy black hole yet gobbling a Sun a day

The Register - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 16:37
It farts out enough energy to irradiate all life on Earth

Astronomers have spotted the greediest supermassive black hole going through the fastest growth spurt some 12 billion years ago.…

Pointless US Congress net neutrality vote will take place tomorrow!

The Register - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 16:09
Democrats making a difference the only way they know how to

After weeks of teasing, Senate Democrats will finally take decisive action on bringing back net neutrality to America on Wednesday – by holding a pointless vote.…

Pointless US Congress net neutrality vote will take place tomorrow!

The Register - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 16:09
Democrats making a difference the only way they know how to

After weeks of teasing, Senate Democrats will finally take decisive action on bringing back net neutrality on Wednesday – by holding a pointless vote.…

Julian Assange said to have racked up $5m security bill for Ecuador

The Register - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 15:35
WikiLeaks vows to take action over libelous claims

The government of Ecuador spent nearly $5m to provide protected internet access to asylum-seeker Julian Assange and he responded by hacking theur systems, an anonymously sourced report has claimed.…

Julian Assange said to have racked up $5m security bill for Ecuador

The Register - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 15:35
WikiLeaks vows to take action over libelous claims

The government of Ecuador spent nearly $5m to provide protected internet access to asylum-seeker Julian Assange and he responded by hacking theur systems, an anonymously sourced report has claimed.…

You've been Zucked: Facebook boss refuses to face-off with Brit MPs

The Register - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 14:03
Committee rages at snub, says homework isn't good enough

Mark Zuckerberg has once again rejected the advances of the UK parliamentary committee that are probing the misuse of Facebook data and how the firm slurps user info.…

You've been Zucked: Facebook boss refuses to face-off with Brit MPs

The Register - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 14:03
Committee rages at snub, says homework isn't good enough

Mark Zuckerberg has once again rejected the advances of the UK parliamentary committee that are probing the misuse of Facebook data and how the firm slurps user info.…

And THIS is how you do it, Apple: Huawei shames Cupertino with under-glass sensor

The Register - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 11:37
Plus an optional stinkin' Notch ...

Huawei previously used its Primark brand, Honor, to bring high-priced tech to a much more affordable package. But this time it's using Honor to introduce a feature the industry insisted it wasn't ready for: an under-glass fingerprint sensor.…

Oh Capita! Thirsty outsourcing titan finds small oasis in contract desert

The Register - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 11:13
Socks away £37m to consolidate claims-handling for compo scheme

Capita's Customer Management tentacle is to consolidate claims-handling on behalf of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FCSC) in one of the few good pieces of news this year for the beleaguered tech biz.…

Oh Capita! Thirsty outsourcing titan finds small oasis in contract desert

The Register - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 11:13
Socks away £37m to consolidate claims-handling for compo scheme

Capita's Customer Management tentacle is to consolidate claims-handling on behalf of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FCSC) in one of the few good pieces of news this year for the beleaguered tech biz.…

US judge to Facebook: Nope, facial recognition lawsuit has to go to jury

The Register - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 10:47
Too many disputes over how the tech and law work

Facebook's attempt to push a US court to a quick ruling on a class-action lawsuit over its use of facial recognition technology has been denied.…

Enterprise backup bods treat kit for ransomware code lurk

The Register - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 10:04
Hoping to purge it of backup attack loops

Backup software crew Asigra has put out a new version of its product which disinfects scanned backup files for ransomware to prevent restoration reloading code that screws with your data.…

Enterprise backup bods treat kit for ransomware code lurk

The Register - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 10:04
Hoping to purge it of backup attack loops

Backup software crew Assigra has put out a new version of its product which disinfects scanned backup files for ransomware to prevent restoration reloading code that screws with your data.…

Oculus Go: Capable kit, if the warnings don't put you off

The Register - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 10:02
Facebook's standalone VR headset at least has novelty value

Review Earlier this month, I jotted down some initial impressions about the Oculus Go virtual reality headset I received at Facebook's F8 developer conference.…

Learn how to zap menacing aliens or troublesome coworkers

The Register - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 09:15
Reg Lecture explores tractor beam tech...

The benefits of tractor beam technology are well known - out-running delinquents on your hoverboard, hurling enemies around at a distance, and of course, capturing fleeing rebel spacecraft.…

Kaspersky Lab's move from Russia to Switzerland fails to save it from Dutch oven

The Register - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 09:08
Netherlands turns up the heat as transparency plans unveiled

It has been a busy few days for beleaguered antivirus-flinger Kaspersky Lab. Today's confirmation of an infrastructure move to Switzerland comes hot on the heels of a comment from the Netherlands government that use of the Russian firm's software is a bit risky.…

Openreach consults on shift of 16 MEELLION phone lines to VoIP by 2025

The Register - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 08:48
Eat your fibre, it's good for you!

BT’s Openreach has opened a consultation with communications providers (CPs) over preparations for the monumental task of shifting 16 million phone lines to voice over IP by 2025.…

Vittorio Colao to say ciao to Vodafone as firm goes back to black

The Register - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 07:44
Voda UK remains 'sick man of Europe', though – analyst

Vodafone boss Vittorio Colao has confirmed he is quitting the telco just a week after agreeing to spend €18.4bn (£16.1bn) on Liberty Global’s European assets.…

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