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Red Hat’s Jen Krieger joins Continuous Lifecycle lineup as keynoter

Events We’re very happy to reveal that Red Hat’s Jen Krieger will be delivering a keynote at Continuous Lifecycle London, our three-day DevOps, Agile, CD and Containers conference this May. Jen is chief agile architect at Red Hat, where she leads a department-wide DevOps movement focusing on CI/CD best practices. She has worked with …
Team Register, 24 Feb 2017
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Swedish politician wants weekly hour of paid sex. For exercise

A Swedish municipality may allow its workers to get on the job while on the clock, for an hour each week. This idea comes to the world thanks to Per-Erik Muskos, a councillor in the Swedish district of Övertorneå, which is a whisker to the south of the Arctic Circle and home to under 2,000 people. As it happens, your …
Team Register, 24 Feb 2017

Speaking in Tech: Taxing robot labour for benefit glorious taxpayer

Podcast speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise Regular tech podcasters Greg and Ed are joined by Josh Atwell of NetApp to discuss the rapid pace of innovation and automation and the impact on employment and society. The crew also discuss sexual harassment in the tech industry and Oracle “clawbacks”. The details… (0: …
Team Register, 22 Feb 2017
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Kubernetes and Prometheus flesh out CLL deep dive lineup

We’ve added the final session to our workshop lineup for Continuous Lifecycle London, giving you six options for diving deep into the technologies and tools driving cutting edge software development and deployment. Weaveworks’ Luke Marsden will not just show you how to get up and running with Kubernetes, but how to use …
Team Register, 21 Feb 2017
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Speaking in Tech: There must be 50 ways to leave your cloud provider

Podcast speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise This week the whole crew is together for a rare conclave of banter and tech news including remote workers, nerd dress codes, cloudy status reports and fake news. The details… (0:00) Sleeping on a plane (4:25) Blowing glass (6:50) The Lego Batman Movie review (10:20) …
Team Register, 15 Feb 2017
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What have you learned about machine learning and AI?

Reg Events Machine learning, AI and robotics are escaping from the lab, and popping up businesses, and we want to know how you’re putting them to work. The call for papers for M3 is open now, and we want to hear how real world organisations like yours are using artificial intelligence, machine learning algorithms, deep learning, and …
Team Register, 14 Feb 2017
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Tech Trailblazers Awards: Shortlist out - now it’s over to you

The shortlist of entries for this year’s Tech Trailblazer Awards is available for your perusal and you now have until the end of this week to choose your favourites. The Tech Trailblazer Awards have been running for six years, giving real world companies the chance to highlight their innovation efforts, and real world users …
Team Register, 13 Feb 2017
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Continuous Lifecycle London: More workshops, more speakers

We’ve added more workshops and conference speakers to the Continuous Lifecycle lineup, making the three-day event a must-go for any tech pro looking to get on top of DevOps, containerization, and Continuous Delivery. We’re chuffed that Pingworks’ Christoph Lukas and Alexander Birk will be delivering a whole-day workshop on …
Team Register, 10 Feb 2017
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Speaking in Tech: So. Hard-boiled Brexit... will tech firms scramble?

Podcast speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise This week on our tech chatfest, Ed Saipetch, Melissa Gurney and Peter Smallbone drive the podcast ship to discuss Snap, US travel bans, smart TVs that are a bit too smart and laptop spies. The details… (01:42) Slippery trackpads (04:43) Snap IPOing (12:11) Snap’s $400m …
Team Register, 08 Feb 2017

Update or shut up: Microsoft's choice for desktop Skypers

Microsoft's hurrying desktop Skype users to new client software. As revealed in a post late last week, Redmond's new plan will mean that come March 1st, users of “Skype for Windows desktop (7.16 and below) or Skype for Mac (7.0 to 7.18) will no longer be able to sign in.” To avoid that conversational crimp, you need merely …
Team Register, 06 Feb 2017
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Speaking in Tech's Greg accepts dare to moonlight as an Uber driver

Podcast speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise Greg, Ed and Melissa are joined by Cory Minton, Dell’s Big Data man, to discuss the on-demand economy, Oracle licensing, Platform-as-a-Service and the holographic universe. The details… (00:00) Throwing down with Smallbone (00:47) Introducing Cory Minton of Dell EMC ( …
Team Register, 01 Feb 2017

Samsung is on fire, overtakes Apple as world's #1 chip-shifter

Samsung overtook Apple in Gartner's "total addressable semiconductor" market. The list largely reflects smartphone vendors, with strong growth for Huawei and BKK, although Dell retains a presence. Apple's share of the global chip business fell for the first time since 2008, according to one measure. Gartner's tally includes …
Team Register, 01 Feb 2017
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Fill out our AI survey before the machines take over completely

2017 looks like being the year of AI. Or at least that’s what a friendly computer keeps telling us. Here at The Register we’re pondering what we should be doing in the world of AI, machine learning, deep learning, and cognitive computing, from our news pages right across to our events. So it would be really handy to get a …
Team Register, 30 Jan 2017

Big Blue's BigInsights has big-ish bugs

IBM has patched twin cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in its Hadoop-probing InfoSphere BigInsights platform. The patches released last week shutter the bugs (CVE-2016-2924, CVE-2016-2992) that could compromise users of the big data analytics software. Fortinet researcher Honggang Ren quietly reported the flaws to …
Team Register, 30 Jan 2017
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Ransomware killed 70% of Washington DC CCTV ahead of inauguration

Criminals infected 70 percent of storage devices tied to closed-circuit TVs in Washington DC eight days before the inauguration of President Donald Trump. The ransomware infection downed 123 of its 187 network video recorders, each controlling up to four CCTVs, and forced the city to wipe its affected IT systems which it says …
Team Register, 30 Jan 2017
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WordPress slips out three quick patches

WordPress has fixed three flaws in its content management system, shuttering cross-site scripting and SQL injection bugs three weeks after its last update. The world's most popular content management system, used by some 74.7 million web sites, was open to a SQL injection flaw in WP_Query class that handles database and post …
Team Register, 29 Jan 2017
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Counter-terror cops arrest pair for sending poo-smeared toilet paper to public figures

An Italian couple have been nicked by counter-terror cops for, some, er, smearing letters they had sent to public figures. According to the Italian rozzers, over a two-year spree, the 71-year-old and his 54-year-old partner sent threatening and defamatory letters to high-profile targets, which also contained toilet paper …
Team Register, 27 Jan 2017
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Speaking in Tech: It is the year of VDI. It is always the year of VDI

Podcast speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise This week Greg and Amy drive our weekly tech roundup podcast with guest Brian Gracely of Red Hat. The trio discuss alternative tech facts, moves at Google Cloud, Western Digital and Oracle as well as global reaction to Donald Trump’s inauguration. The details… (0:00) …
Team Register, 25 Jan 2017
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Continuous Lifecycle London: Save over 25% with early bird tickets

We're bringing some of the finest brains from the worlds of DevOps, Containers, Agile and Continuous Delivery to London in May, and if you're quick you can join us AND save over a quarter off the full-fat ticket price. If you move now, you can secure your place for just £665 plus VAT, a big saving on the full price of £900. …
Team Register, 24 Jan 2017
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Kid hackers break XSS defences, find hack hole in 2 million websites

Hackers Karim Rahal and Ibram Marzouk have found multiple cross-site scripting vulnerabilities in the HTML Comment Box that opened avenues to compromise visitors to some used by some 2 million websites. Rahal (@KarimPwnz) and Marzouk (@0xibram), both 14 year-old students based in Lebanon, reported the flaws through Detectify's …
Team Register, 24 Jan 2017
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Building IoT London: Last chance to catch Early Bird Tix

The early bird ticket offer for Building IoT London ends very soon, meaning you’ve got just hours to save a stack of cash on three days with the IoT world’s finest thinkers, doers and developers. Our two day conference and our workshops day will equip with you the hands-on skills to turn the IoT into a reality and take your …
Team Register, 19 Jan 2017
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Speaking in Tech: Japan launches rocket with 2 laptops, 8 people

Podcast speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise It's another episode of El Reg's weekly tech gabfest. Greg is wasting away in Amsterdam while Ed, Melissa and Peter steer the podcast this week to discuss CES 2017, SpaceX and cloud explosions. (00:00) Banter (00:56) Peter at CES (not really) and stolen Razer laptops ( …
Team Register, 18 Jan 2017

Ransomware scum infect cancer non-profit

Ransomware scum have hit a new low by infecting a not-for-profit cancer support organization in Muncie, Indiana, US. Little Red Door provides diagnostics, treatment, and supplies to under-served patients, among other services. It told told the Associated Press this week that miscreants infected its central server, stripped and …
Team Register, 18 Jan 2017
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Continuous Lifecycle London: Keynote, workshops announced

REG EVENTS The agenda for Continuous Lifecycle is filling up, with four workshops confirmed, and our first keynote speaker revealed. Continuous delivery pioneer Dave Farley will be taking to the stage as one of our keynote speakers at the London conference in May. Dave was among the instigators of the CD movement, co-writing the seminal …
Team Register, 17 Jan 2017

Devs reverse-engineer 16,000 Android apps, find secrets and keys to AWS accounts

A security firm has reverse engineered 16,000 Android apps on Google's Play store and found that over 304 contain sensitive secret keys. The huge deconstruction effort was made through Delaware-based Fallible which sent the popular applications through its automated code analysis tool*. The researchers did not name the apps …
Team Register, 17 Jan 2017