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Project Jedi decision 'risky for the country and for democracy,' says AWS CEO

vrijdag 6 december 2019 in The Register Headlines (Tech News)

Presidential 'disdain' may have been a factor re:Invernt  AWS CEO Andy Jassy faced the press yesterday at Amazon's re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, and there was one thing above all else that the press wanted to discuss. Why was Amazon heading to …

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Fancy privacy in Chrome? Yeah, we'll get to that after we start app detection says Google

vrijdag 6 december 2019 in The Register Headlines (Tech News)

Privacy developers concerned over Chocolate Factory plans A nascent web API called getInstalledRelatedApps offers a glimpse of why online privacy remains such an uncertain proposition. In development since 2015, Google has been experimenting with th…

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Asteroid Bennu is flinging particles of dust and rock from its surface and scientists can't work out why

vrijdag 6 december 2019 in The Register Headlines (Tech News)

Images beamed back from NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft leave scientists baffled Pic  A closeup image of Bennu snapped by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft reveals that the asteroid’s surface is surprisingly volatile, randomly spitting out shards of debris …

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VCs find exciting new way to blow $1m: Wire it directly to hackers after getting spoofed

donderdag 5 december 2019 in The Register Headlines (Tech News)

Who needs an elevator pitch when you have man-in-the-middle attack? A group of hackers used a compromised email account to steal a start-up's $1m venture capital payment.…

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If there's somethin' stored in a secure enclave, who ya gonna call? Membuster!

donderdag 5 december 2019 in The Register Headlines (Tech News)

Boffins ride the memory bus past Intel's SGX to your data Computer scientists from UC Berkeley, Texas A&M, and semiconductor biz SK Hynix have found a way to defeat secure enclave protections by observing memory requests from a CPU to off-chip DRAM …

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Uncle Sam challenged in court for slurping social media info on 'millions' of visa applicants

donderdag 5 december 2019 in The Register Headlines (Tech News)

Documentary filmmakers lob sue ball to halt practice The US State Department is being sued over its policy of crawling the social media accounts of people applying for entry visas.…

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Following the wild, roaring success of its Snapdragon 8cx Arm laptop chip, Qualcomm's back with the 8c, 7c

donderdag 5 december 2019 in The Register Headlines (Tech News)

Looking forward to seeing these in, well, anything would be nice Qualcomm will today expand its range of Snapdragon system-on-chips for always-connected Arm-based Windows 10 tablet-laptops from one to three.…

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Your duckface better be flawless: Huawei's Nova 6 mobe has a needlessly powerful selfie camera

donderdag 5 december 2019 in The Register Headlines (Tech News)

Highest-ranked front shooter yet for the poser in your life The middle ground of the smartphone market is a bit of a battleground. Manufacturers of all stripes – except Apple – keep flinging devices at punters with fairly high-end specs, but price t…

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Scammy and spammy harassers are chasing veteran pros off crypto-collab platform Keybase

donderdag 5 december 2019 in The Register Headlines (Tech News)

What happens when you throw your lot in with crypto-coin types Collaboration site Keybase, once touted for its encrypted meetup channels and robust developer features, is struggling to ward off an epidemic of harassment and spam brought about by its…

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Huawei with your rural subsidies ban: Chinese comms bogeyman fires sueball at US regulator

donderdag 5 december 2019 in The Register Headlines (Tech News)

Claims it's unconstitutional Huawei Technologies today filed a fresh lawsuit against the US Federal Communications Commission over its decision to ban rural carriers from buying the company's mobile hardware with Universal Service Fund (USF) cash.…

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Feds slap $5m bounty on 'Evil Corp' Russian duo accused of running ZeuS, Dridex banking trojans

donderdag 5 december 2019 in The Register Headlines (Tech News)

Account-draining malware masterminds charged but remain in motherland US prosecutors have slapped a $5m bounty on the heads of two Russian nationals they claim are part of the malware gang behind the banking trojans ZeuS and Dridex.…

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How to fool infosec wonks into pinning a cyber attack on China, Russia, Iran, whomever

donderdag 5 december 2019 in The Register Headlines (Tech News)

Learning points, not an instruction manual Black Hat 2019  Faking digital evidence during a cyber attack – planting a false flag – is simple if you know how, as noted infosec veteran Jake Williams told London's Black Hat conference.…

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Onestream slammed for 'slamming' vulnerable and elderly folk: That's £30k to Ofcom, please

donderdag 5 december 2019 in The Register Headlines (Tech News)

Comms provider switched 118 people to its services without their consent Imagine a telco kicking down your front door, yelling "all your bills are belong to us" then leaving. In the industry parlance, it's known as "slamming" and Ofcom has fined One…

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Staffer representation on our board? LMAO! Good one, cackles Microsoft

donderdag 5 december 2019 in The Register Headlines (Tech News)

Another $0.51 dividend for shareholders, exec pay OK'd, but no say for employees There was good news for investors and perhaps bad news for employees during Microsoft's annual shareholder meeting.…

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Icahn and I will force a Xerox and HP wedding: Corporate raider urges HP shareholders to tell board to act 'NOW'

donderdag 5 december 2019 in The Register Headlines (Tech News)

Billionaire accuses execs of running scared for jobs amid $33.5bn bid Corporate raider Carl Icahn isn't quietly accepting HP's rejection of Xerox's hostile $33.5bn takeover bid - he has accused the board of using delay tactics to keep their jobs and…

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Oil be damned: Iran-based crooks flinging malware at Middle Eastern energy plants again – research

donderdag 5 december 2019 in The Register Headlines (Tech News)

ZeroCleare wipes up where Shamoon left off An Iran-based hacking crew long known to target energy facilities in neighboring Middle Eastern countries is believed to be launching new attacks.…

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Motorola's mid-range One Hyper packs 64MP cam, huge screen and – ooo – 'Quad Pixel' tech

donderdag 5 december 2019 in The Register Headlines (Tech News)

What's that when it's at home? Oh, they mean pixel binning Motorola has updated its mid-range lineup with the announcement of the Android 10-powered One Hyper.…

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Microsoft emits long-term support .NET Core 3.1, Visual Studio 16.4

donderdag 5 december 2019 in The Register Headlines (Tech News)

Ready to go, but beware 'unfortunate breaking change' in Windows Forms Microsoft has released .NET Core 3.1 – a significant milestone as, unlike version 3.0, it is a long-term support (LTS) release, suggesting that the company believes it's fit for …

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Take Sajid Javid's comments on IR35 UK contractor rules with a bucket of salt, warns tax guru

donderdag 5 december 2019 in The Register Headlines (Tech News)

What now? A pre-election porky? Heaven forfend… Conservative Party claims they may review the extension of IR35 tax rules to the UK private sector have been called into question by a tax expert.…

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123-Reg is at it again: Registrar charges chap for domains he didn’t order – and didn't want

donderdag 5 december 2019 in The Register Headlines (Tech News)

The great .uk foist is still rumbling along Two months after promising customers that its past practices of automatically registering, and charging, customers for .uk domains was all a big misunderstanding, pushy registrar 123-Reg is at it again, ch…

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Kubernetes? 'I don't believe in one tool to rule the world,' says AWS' Sassy Jassy

donderdag 5 december 2019 in The Register Headlines (Tech News)

Collaborating with other companies is such a drag re:Invent  AWS CEO Andy Jassy, asked about the future role of Kubernetes (K8s) in cloud infrastructure, told The Register that "I don’t believe in one tool to rule the world."…

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