29th > November > 2017 Archive
FCC boss Ajit defends axing net neutrality by… attacking Cher
AnalysisAjit Pai – the head of America's broadband watchdog, the FCC – has responded to widespread criticism of his plan to tear up net neutrality safeguards by… mocking celebrity tweets.
Uber hack coverup: Your next US state lawsuit arrives in four minutes
Challenged on Monday by US senators to explain its failure to report that it had allowed hackers to grab records on 57 million customers and drivers and then paid hush money in an attempted year-long coverup, Uber has been presented with its second state-backed lawsuit for not alerting authorities to the pilfering.
High-freq trade biz sues transatlantic ISP for alleged spiteful cable cut
A New York investment firm is suing its ISP to retain its access to a high-speed international internet link – after the firm was acquired by a company that has a beef with the broadband provider.
Canadian! fella! admits! hacking! Gmail! inboxes! amid! Yahoo! megahack!
A Canadian hacker for hire has admitted ransacking webmail accounts for miscreants accused of orchestrating the Yahoo! megahack that hit all three billion Purple Palace user accounts.
Hardly anyone uses Australia's My Health Record service
One of the Australian government's signature policies, the electronic health record, has been all-but-abandoned by the healthcare sector.
Twitter's fight to kill Uncle Sam's censorship of spying numbers edges closer to victory
Twitter has won another round in its long-running campaign to publish numbers that the US government insists should be secret.
Canadian court gives limited OK to warrantless Stingrays
Canada's domestic spy agency has won permission to continue using IMSI-catchers, in some cases without warrants, following a decision by the country's federal court.
Elon Musk says he's not Satoshi Nakamoto and is pretty rubbish at Bitcoin
In fact he's kinda rubbish at cryptocurrency altogether Tesla, SpaceX, OpenAI and Boring Company boss Elon Musk has denied inventing the blockchain and bitcoin, or being Satoshi Nakamoto.
Amazon reveals 'Nitro'... Custom ASICs and boxes that do grunt work so EC2 hosts can just run instances
AWS re:InventAmazon Web Services has revealed that it spent four years working on a new architecture that offloads networking, storage and management tasks from EC2 host servers to dedicated hardware.
Accused hacker Lauri Love's extradition appeal begins
Alleged computer hacker Lauri Love’s appeal against extradition from the UK to the US begins this morning at the Royal Courts of Justice in London.
No 'Pai-day' for India: nation to adopt strict network neutrality
India has decided to implement a formal Internet neutrality regime.
The six simple questions Facebook refused to answer about its creepy suicide-detection AI
AnalysisFacebook is using mysterious software that scours material on its social network to identify and offer help to people who sound potentially suicidal.
IBM figures out it takes longer than a week to re-wire software
IBM has announced it will again try to wean its cloud off the known-to-be-insecure TLS 1.0 and 1.1, but will also keep them available for some services.
Two years later, SAP's making ‘progress’ on clearing up S/4HANA ball of confusion
SAP is “getting there” with its efforts to address concerns around deployment of the latest version of its ERP business suite, according to S/4HANA COO Sal Laher.
Watchkeeper drones cost taxpayers £1bn
The British Army's notorious Thales Watchkeeper drones have cost the taxpayer a billion pounds over the past 12 years.
£160m ploughed into 5G is a fair sum. Shame the tech doesn't really exist
Going by last week's Budget, it looks like the only ones still drinking the 5G Kool-Aid are senior politicians. Perhaps they think it will make them look visionary.
The monitoring capability gap
ResearchAgainst the backdrop of increasingly crucial and complex IT systems, and a relentless pace of change in the business and technology domains, ensuring that systems are running smoothly and with a good level of performance has become a key imperative. This shines a spotlight on systems monitoring, but how well are organisations doing in meeting requirements in this space?
Jingle bells, IBM tells more staff it is D-day ♫
IBM's Technology Support Services (TSS) teamsters in the Global Technology Services (GTS) UK division are braced for further job cuts as they enter yet another redundancy consultation process.
The End of Abandondroid? Treble might rescue Google from OTA Hell
Google's attempt to cure the Android's ever-worsening fragmentation issue and slow updates might actually turn the tide.
Why does no one want to invest in full fibre broadband, wails UK.gov
The UK government has launched a review to figure out what’s holding back investment in "full fibre" and 5G networks and how policies could help the telco market.
FlashBlade runner Pure charges NetApp's legacy filer fortress
AnalysisPure Storage had a great growth quarter and sees itself taking on NetApp filers with its unstructured data FlashBlade product.
Hacked Brit shipping giant Clarksons: A person may release some of our data today
British shipping company Clarkson has 'fessed up to a data breach, saying a miscreant has accessed its systems and the public should expect some of it to be made public.
Can't wait for 5G? Don't then, Gigabit LTE will be around for ages
While 5G suffers the usual, protracted birth pangs, unfashionable Gigabit LTE is going to be how your mobile bits are delivered for ages.
Uber says 2.7 MEEELLION(ish) UK users affected by hack
Uber has finally come up with a figure for the number of UK-based riders and drivers affected by its massive data breach: 2.7 million.
Lauri Love appeal: 'If he's dead, no victim's going to get anything'
Accused hacker Lauri Love is at a strong "likelihood of suicide" if extradited to America – and that a formerly anonymous co-defendant was tried at home in Australia is good reason for Love to be treated the same way, defence barrister Edward Fitzgerald QC told the High Court today.
Max Schrems launches privacy NGO, wins €60k within first 24 hours
Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems is crowdfunding a nonprofit that will bring consumer privacy cases to court in a bid to enforce European data protection laws.
Scotland, now is your time… to launch Brexit Britain into SPAAAACE!
During a third reading of the draft bill for space industries at the House of Lords yesterday, peers debated limiting the British government's power and also plumped for Scotland as the venue for a UK spaceport.
HPE inks object storage reseller deal in EMEA – with Cloudian
+CommentNot content with having one object storage partner, Scality, HPE has linked arms with a second – Cloudian.
NHS England told to get a grip on patient records after £6.6m blunder
NHS England has been slammed after more than 700,000 patient records went undelivered.
Apple and Qualcomm become best pals... lol jk the sueballs keep flying
Apple filed a countersuit against Qualcomm in the Southern District Court of California today for allegedly infringing eight power-efficiency patents.
Unfit to plead before a US court? You may face 'indefinite detention'
Accused Brit hacker Lauri Love may be held in indefinite detention in an American prison if US courts find him unfit to enter a plea, the High Court in London was told this afternoon.
As Apple fixes macOS root password hole, here's what went wrong
Code diveApple has emitted an emergency software patch to address the trivial to exploit vulnerability in macOS High Sierra, version 10.13.1, that allowed miscreants to log into Macs as administrators without passwords and let any app gain root privileges.
Wondering why your internal .dev web app has stopped working?
Network admins, code wranglers and other techies have hit an unusual problem this week: their test and development environments have vanished.
Night before Xmas and all through American Airlines, not a pilot was flying, thanks to this bug
UpdatedA bug in American Airlines' pilot scheduling software has left the US airline woefully understaffed for the coming month, particularly around Christmas week.
We go live to the Uber-Waymo court battle... You are not going to believe this. The judge certainly doesn't
Uber caught one of its employees trying to steal documents and save them to his personal computer. He resigned.
We survived today's Amazon news avalanche to bring you this: Yes, a managed Kubernetes service will be a thing
AWS re:InventOn Wednesday in Las Vegas, USA, at Amazon Web Services' sixth annual re:Invent dog-and-pony show, CEO Andy Jassy fulfilled industry expectations and introduced a managed Kubernetes service – Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS).