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How could the Facebook data slurping scandal get worse? Glad you asked

The Register - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 20:11
Three million "intimate" user profiles offered to researchers

Yet another rogue Facebook app that gathered and sold "intimate" details on millions of users has come to light.…

How could the Facebook data slurping scandal get worse? Glad you asked

The Register - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 20:11
Three million "intimate" user profiles offered to researchers

Yet another rogue Facebook app that gathered and sold "intimate" details on millions of users has come to light.…

Get over yourselves: Life in the multiverse could be commonplace

The Register - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 18:29
Dark energy clue comes to light

A universe containing life like ours is probably more common in the multiverse than previously thought, according to new theoretical studies.…

Decades-old data reveals shows Jupiter’s moon sprayed alien juice over Galileo probe

The Register - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 17:58
Plume pinpointing means the Europa Clipper is going surfing

Space scientists have just figured out that an unusual anomaly from over 20 years ago was the equivalent of a space probe being squirted in the face.…

Latest from the coming AI robot apocalypse: we're going to be fine

The Register - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 17:09
Of course by "we", we mean educated, well-off Westerners

Before you get back to constructing your underground chamber to protect humanity from the hordes of death-dealing AI robots, we have a more optimistic view of the future for you.…

S/MIME, PGP, OMG! EFAIL encryption flaw leaves emails vulnerable to secret snooping

The Register - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 16:39
Researchers punch hole in encryption classics

Security researchers are going public with a vulnerability that is leaving some secure mail apps vulnerable to decryption.…

S/MIME, PGP, OMG! EFAIL encryption flaw leaves emails vulnerable to secret snooping

The Register - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 16:39
Researchers punch hole in encryption classics

Security researchers are going public with a vulnerability that is leaving some secure mail apps vulnerable to decryption.…

How many ways can a PDF mess up your PC? 47 in this Adobe update alone

The Register - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 14:42
Tons of critical fixes for Reader, Acrobat and Photoshop

Adobe has posted security updates for Acrobat, Reader, and Photoshop, many of them critical fixes.…

FTC names its dirty half dozen warranty bandits

The Register - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 14:07
Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo all guilty, Apple in the clear

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has revealed the names of six companies it formally warned over efforts to force consumers to use only their replacement parts.…

Britain to slash F-35 orders? Erm, no, scoffs Lockheed UK boss

The Register - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 11:32
£20bn military budget black hole is NOT our problem

F-35 maker Lockheed Martin’s UK chief has breezily dismissed the idea of Britain cutting the number of jets it is buying from the US firm.…

Look, we're doing stuff: Facebook suspends 200 super slurper apps

The Register - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 10:59
Accessors of 'large amounts' of data pre-2014 get time-out pending probe

Facebook has suspended 200 apps while it probes whether they misused people's information as part of its investigation into dodgy data dealings.…

Navy names new attack sub HMS <i>Agincourt</i>

The Register - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 10:11
The last one was named after a Dickensian thief, to be fair

The Royal Navy, always keeping up with the times, has named its newest attack submarine HMS Agincourt, after the 1415 battle where an English army beat French troops led by its nobility.…

Wah, encryption makes policing hard, cries UK's National Crime Agency

The Register - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 09:35
Ever since Snowden it's been the default – report

Encryption is making it more difficult for law enforcement agencies to detect dangerous offenders, according the the National Crime Agency's (NCA) yearly assessment of serious organised crime in Britain.…

Cheap-ish. Not Intel. Nice graphics. Pick, er, 3: AMD touts Ryzen Pro processors for business

The Register - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 09:00
Quickly follows 2018's Pro Mobile parts

AMD spent a pretty penny marketing its desktop-grade Ryzen Pro chips, to launch this week, but we'll summarize the new line for you in just a dozen words: they are cheaper than rival Intel parts, and have nice enough graphics.…

German IKEA trip fracas assembles over trolley right of way

The Register - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 08:10
Rumours of meatball-based escalation unfounded

Weekend shoppers can now add trolley rage to the list of reasons to avoid their local IKEA store after an altercation in southeastern Germany ended up with a visit to hospital.…

Apple MacBook butterfly keyboards 'defective', 'prone to fail' – lawsuit

The Register - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 07:25
Dust disables costly kit and repairs are EXPENSIVE

Two Apple customers, fed up with the keyboards used in recent model MacBook notebooks, filed a lawsuit against the company on Friday in a San Jose, Calif, federal court.…

MPs petition for legally binding target of 95% 4G coverage across UK

The Register - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 06:50
Bumkins still lag cityzens on connectivity

A group of cross-party MPs have urged digital secretary Matt Hancock to whack a legal obligation on the UK's four mobile operators to provide 4G coverage to 95 per cent of the UK's landmass by 2022.…

You're in charge of change, and now you need to talk about DevOps hater Robin

The Register - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 06:20
Maybe people have good reason not to get with the program

Here you are, doing the DevOps so hard you've broken the spine of your DevOps Handbook, but Robin won't get with the whole "culture thing".…

Govts should police... Google's algorithms, says News Corp chief

The Register - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 05:48
Is this how you tame the beast, though?

News Corp publications and networks traditionally rail against government intervention, but the media giant's boss Robert Thomson has urged governments to establish "algorithm review boards" to help police Google and Facebook.…

Orchestral manoeuvres in the Docker: A noob's guide to microservices

The Register - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 05:16
Where to begin with born-to-be-scaled stuff

Given the hype around microservices, it's tempting to question whether the task of managing microservices has also been oversold. Isn't it just just like managing a traditional piece of software? Well, no. Here's why.…

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