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Adobe forks out $4.75bn for Marketo in massive marketing mashup move

19 min 51 sec ago
Deal puts pressure on competitors

Adobe has forked out $4.75bn for cloudy software-as-a-service biz Marketo, in one of the largest marketing tech buys to date.…

You're alone in a room with the Windows 10 out-of-the-box apps. What do you do?

55 min 57 sec ago
Worst Crystal Maze Challenge ever

Imagine you’ve just returned to work from a lengthy sabbatical and found, among the thousands of increasingly shrill and unanswered emails in your mailbox, one telling you that you are now the proud product owner of a bunch of Windows OS apps. What would you do?…

UK cops run machine learning trials on live police operations. Unregulated. What could go wrong? – report

1 hour 25 min ago
RUSI: How about some codes of practice, transparency, for starters?

The use of machine learning algorithms by UK police forces is unregulated, with little research or evidence that new systems work, a report has said.…

I want to buy a coffee with an app – how hard can it be?

1 hour 59 min ago
Mindlessly self-indulgent app developers have a laugh at our expense

Something for the Weekend, Sir? I can't get it up. Give me a few moments and I'll try again. Yes, I have tried rubbing it but thanks for the suggestion. What's that? I'm grasping it too firmly? Or I'm flashing in the wrong direction? Tell you what, I'll keep fiddling with it while you satisfy one of your other customers.…

Curiosity's computer silent on science, baffling boffins

2 hours 40 min ago
Robot is 'responsive' but for some reason it can't transmit science data

Since last weekend, an as-yet-undiagnosed glitch in the Mars Curiosity Rover has baffled boffins at NASA.…

Spent your week box-ticking? It can't be as bad as the folk at this firm

3 hours 30 min ago
Biz decides it's cheaper to bring in minimum wage jockey than fix database

On-Call Friday has rolled around, regular as clockwork, and we celebrate the end of the week in the time-honoured way: On-Call, our regular column for techies to vent about frustrations from days gone by.…

Fallover Friday: NatWest, RBS and Ulster Bank go TITSUP*

3 hours 54 min ago
British banking public biffed again just a day after Barclays blunder

Online and mobile banking services from NatWest and its subsidiaries Royal Bank of Scotland and Ulster Bank crashed at around 5am this morning and remain down.…

Never mind Brexit. UK must fling more £billions at nuke subs, say MPs

4 hours 28 min ago
New boats, decommissioning old ones, skills shortage...

The Ministry of Defence has too many too many bigshots and not enough grunts – or cash – to reliably keep Britain’s nuclear deterrent hiding beneath the ocean waves, according to Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee.…

Head for sunny Nice to catch up with the fast-moving world of software development

5 hours 38 min ago
DevOps World | Jenkins World makes its European debut

Promo A survey by analyst firm Forrester found last year that half of its developer respondents had already rolled out DevOps practices, and a further 27 percent plan to do so.…

Got any ecsta-sea? Boffins get octopuses high on MDMA – for science, duh

6 hours 42 min ago
Reach for the lasers, with all eight arms!

Humans and octopuses may have drastically different brains, but both react in a surprisingly similar way when under the effects of the drug MDMA, more commonly known as ecstasy.…

Bouncing robots land on asteroid 180m miles away amid mission to fetch sample for Earth

7 hours 26 min ago
Second time lucky for Japan after first try proved a bust

The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has landed a pair of tiny drum-like hopping robots on the surface of asteroid Ryugu.…

Dead retailer's 'customer data' turns up on seized kit, unencrypted and very much for sale

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 23:13
Infosec bod claims he glimpsed sensitive personal info left on unwiped servers

Servers that once belonged to defunct Canadian gadget retailer NCIX turned up on the second-hand market without being wiped – and their customer data sold overseas – it is claimed.…

Guilty: The Romanian ransomware mastermind who infected Trump inauguration CCTV cams

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 22:01
Mediocre malware operator 'fesses up to DC infection

A Romanian woman has admitted running a ransomware operation from infected Washington DC's CCTV systems just days before President Trump was sworn into office in the US capital.…

Microsoft's Jet crash: Zero-day flaw drops after deadline passes

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 19:32
Don't click on the link, people – well, people using the database on a vulnerable installation

The Zero Day Initiative has gone public with an unpatched remote-code execution bug in Microsoft's Jet database engine, after giving Redmond 120 days to fix it. The Windows giant did not address the security blunder in time, so now everyone knows about the flaw, and no official patch is available.…

Microsoft's Jet crash: Zero-day flaw drops after deadline passes

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 19:32
Don't click on the link, people – well, people using the database on a vulnerable installation

The Zero Day Initiative has gone public with an unpatched remote-code execution bug in Microsoft's Jet database engine, after giving Redmond 120 days to fix it. The Windows giant did not address the security blunder in time, so now everyone knows about the flaw, and no official patch is available.…

Developer goes rogue, shoots four colleagues at ERP code maker

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 18:25
Shooter dead and now named by cops, one worker in critical condition, two serious

Cops have named the programmer who went on a gun rampage at WTS Paradigm – a US maker of enterprise resource planning software – this week. He shot four colleagues, leaving one in a critical condition.…

In a race to 5G, Trump has stuck a ball-and-chain on America's leg

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 17:59
China tit-for-tat tariff tiff a terrible thing, warns FCC Commissioner

Comment President Donald Trump's trade war with China may come with a serious cost to America's next-generation cellular networks, a federal regulator has warned.…

Remember when Apple's FaceTime stopped working years ago? Yeah, that was deliberate

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 15:55
Class action lawsuit over iOS 6 snafu allowed to move ahead

Apple is accused of deliberately shafting people who didn't upgrade their iPhones and iOS, in a class action lawsuit over its FaceTime video-conferencing software.…

NSS Labs fires anti-malware testing lawsuit

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 12:45
Alleges CrowdStrike, Symantec, ESET and Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization collusion

NSS Labs has thrown a hand grenade into the always fractious but slightly obscure world of security product testing by suing multiple vendors as well as an industry standards organisation.…

No, that Sunspot Solar Observatory didn't see aliens. It's far more grim

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 12:05
Janitor probed over child sex abuse image allegations, facility reopens

On September 6, the Sunspot Solar Observatory in New Mexico, USA, was evacuated and sealed off without explanation, sparking wild conspiracy theories as to why.…

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