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UK Home Sec Amber Rudd unveils extremism blocking tool

The Register - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 05:48
Brought to you by those who 'understand necessary hashtags'

UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced a tool that purports to detect and block jihadist content online, and tech companies may end up being legally required to use it.…

Face, face, face! Apple, TrueDepth and a nose-driven iPhone X game

The Register - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 05:16
Selfie-satisfied to augment reality with their mugs

On the November 3, 2017, Brad Dwyer set to work unearthing the mysteries of Apple’s released-that-day iPhone X and its strange new TrueDepth camera. The engineer and entrepreneur wanted to create an app to leverage that new forward-facing face-scanning camera - to build one of the in a first generation of "face-driven games - but how?…

National Museum of Computing rattles the bucket: Help shift war-winning proto-puter

The Register - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 04:36
Campaign to move a Bombe into historic Block H

The National Museum of Computing (TNMOC) has organised a whip-round to move a historic code-breaking computer into a new location at Bletchley Park.…

What if I told you that flash drives could do their own processing?

The Register - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 04:03
ScaleFlux and NGD aim to wrangle data at drive-level

Part 2 Bringing compute to data aims to knock stored data access latency on its head by not moving masses of data across networks to host servers. Bringing compute to disk drives is facing an uphill struggle, but flash drives, with their much faster access, might have an easier time of it.…

[help] bypassing sudo su password promt

so my org requires us to connect to unix servers through SSH and to access su we need to type in something like

sudo su - xxx

is there any method to input the password without actually typing in anything on the physical keyboard?...

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The strange case of the data breach that stayed online for a month

The Register - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 03:25
Your security is only as good as your partners' ability to fix messes and flush caches

A couple of weeks ago Jeff* quit his job at the Singaporean branch of a major enterprise technology vendor that is, if not quite a household name, certainly known to most IT professionals.…

The strange case of the data breach that stayed online for a month

The Register - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 03:25
Your security is only as good as your partners' ability to fix messes and flush caches

A couple of weeks ago Jeff* quit his job at the Singaporean branch of a major enterprise technology vendor that is, if not quite a household name, certainly known to most IT professionals.…

Creep learning: How to tamper with neural nets to turn them against us

The Register - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 03:04
Don't touch that AI – model fiddling can skew algorithm output, study shows

Bit boffins from universities in China and the US have devised a way to tamper with deep learning models so they produce misleading results.…

Facial recognition software easily IDs white men, but error rates soar for black women

The Register - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 02:31
Even with a representative data set to learn from, software gets worse the darker your skin

Commercial AI is great at recognising the gender of white men, but not so good at doing the same job for black women.…

Apple's HomePod beams you up into new audio dimensions

The Register - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 02:02
Welcome to Planet Frustration, which sounds lovely but won't play nice with others

A teardown of Apple's HomePod, the company's answer to Amazon’s Echo and Google's Home devices, confirms suggestions that Cupertino was working on advanced audio technology before semi-sentient speakers took off.…

This Valentine's day Oracle's given you 12 big red data centres

The Register - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 01:02
Flowering fleet will still leave trail Azure and AWS

Oracle's announced plans to build a dozen new cloud data centres.…

Foxconn spins out a slice of itself to fund cloud, IoT and 5G push

The Register - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 00:01
Seeks $4bn to build glorious workers palaces and diversify beyond boring old iPhones

Foxconn wants to spin out part of itself, perhaps including a facilities used to build either iPhones or chips for smartmobes, so it can diversify into cloudy and 5G products.…

IBM's chief diversity officer knows too much and must be stopped!

The Register - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 22:58
Microsoft hired her, but Big Blue sues to stop her exporting its succession planning secrets

Microsoft has named Lindsay-Rae McIntyre as its Chief Diversity Officer and IBM has sued to stop it happening.…

Equifax hack worse than previously thought: Biz kissed goodbye to card expiry dates, tax IDs etc

The Register - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 21:13
Pwned credit-score biz quietly admits more info lost

Last year, Equifax admitted hackers stole sensitive personal records on 145 million Americans and hundreds of thousands in the UK and Canada.…

From Amazon to Ama-gone: Bezos swings the axe on hundreds at HQ

The Register - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 20:20
Sleepless in Seattle after shakeup

Amazon has confirmed a round of job cuts are taking place at its headquarters in Seattle, USA.…

nbn™ scoreboard: our new way to look at Australia's national broadband network

The Register - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 20:12
The numbers, not the spin, from nbn™'s half-year presentation and corporate plan

nbn™, the organisation building and operating Australia's national broadband network, is the subject of endless controversy.…

Apple tells GitHub to fork off: iGiant steps outside DMCA law in quest to halt iBoot leaks

The Register - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 19:26
Demands blanket rather than specific repo shutdowns

Apple's fruitless attempts to remove its leaked iBoot source code from the internet have escalated into requests to have community code site GitHub disable all downstream forks made from identified infringing repositories.…

NASA budget shock: Climate studies? GTFO. We're making the Moon great again, says Trump

The Register - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 18:34
Cheer up – by 2030, we'll have flying cars, too

President Trump's administration has handed down a budget for 2019 to NASA – and it effectively kills off key projects in exchange for a vague promise to go back to the Moon.…

Getty load of this: Google to kill off 'View image' button in search

The Register - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 17:44
Chocolate Factory overhauls picture portal to end legal brouhaha

Updated Google's deal this month with stock-photo agency Getty to end their legal spat carries one very noticeable provision: the "View image" button will be removed from Google Images search results.…

Getty load of this: 'View image' yoinked in some Google Images results in copyright row aftermath

The Register - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 17:44
Chocolate Factory overhauls search engine to end brouhaha

Google's deal this month with stock-photo agency Getty to end their legal spat carries one very noticeable provision: an overhaul of the "View image" button in Google Images search results.…

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