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Secret Trump Order Gives CIA More Powers To Launch Cyberattacks

15 July 2020 @ 6:30 pm - Slashdot

The Central Intelligence Agency has conducted a series of covert cyber operations against Iran and other targets since winning a secret victory in 2018 when President Trump signed what amounts to a sweeping authorization for such activities, Yahoo News reported, citing former U.S. officials with direct knowledge of the matter. From the report: The secret authorization, known as a presidential finding, gives the spy agency more freedom in both the kinds of operations it conducts and who it target

We asked. You spoke. Now it's time to reveal how Register IT pros pick and choose their network security gear

15 July 2020 @ 6:00 pm - The Register

What are the upstarts doing right and the market incumbents doing wrong? Reader survey  With network security increasingly positioned as an enabler of future business success, making the right purchasing decision in this area is more important than ever.…

Tech CEO Found Decapitated and Dismembered In His NYC Apartment

15 July 2020 @ 5:57 pm - Slashdot

According to ABC News, 33-year-old tech entrepreneur Fahim Saleh was discovered decapitated and dismembered in his Manhattan apartment on Tuesday. The death was deemed a homicide and no arrests have been made as of yet. From the report: Saleh co-founded Pathao, a ride-share app that's popular in Bangledash. More recently, he was the CEO of Gokada, a motorcycle ride-sharing and delivery company based Nigeria, which has faced financial setbacks and recently laid off most of its staff. According to

Tech CEO Found Decapitated and Dismembered In His NYC Apartment

15 July 2020 @ 5:22 pm - Slashdot

According to ABC News, 33-year-old tech entrepreneur Fahim Saleh was discovered decapitated and dismembered in his Manhattan apartment on Tuesday. The death was deemed a homicide and no arrested have been made as of yet. From the report: Saleh co-founded Pathao, a ride-share app that's popular in Bangledash. More recently, he was the CEO of Gokada, a motorcycle ride-sharing and delivery company based Nigeria, which has faced financial setbacks and recently laid off most of its staff. According t

Philippines extends partial restrictions in the capital to contain virus - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 5:15 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Philippines extends partial restrictions in the capital to contain virus  Reuters

Trump gloats, telcos weep, and China is furious: How things stand following UK's decision to rip out Huawei

15 July 2020 @ 5:00 pm - The Register

'Retaliation should be public and painful' says Beijing-approved rag The ink has scarcely dried on the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport's speech to the House of Commons that confirmed Huawei would be banned from the UK.…

ISM says launching U.S. purchasing managers' index for hospitals in August - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 4:53 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

ISM says launching U.S. purchasing managers' index for hospitals in August  Reuters

Fed's Harker says failure to control virus creating more economic uncertainty - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 4:09 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Fed's Harker says failure to control virus creating more economic uncertainty  Reuters

Downwardly mobile? Well, things aren't looking up for Dixons Carphone's phone biz

15 July 2020 @ 4:01 pm - The Register

Sales crash by 20% and that break-even period has just been pushed out by up to another year Brit retailer Dixons Carphone has cautioned that the COVID-19 crisis is wreaking havoc on its already struggling Mobile division as sales continue to plunge and the prospect of breaking even is extended further.…

Sudan says Nile water levels fall after Ethiopia starts giant dam - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 3:52 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Sudan says Nile water levels fall after Ethiopia starts giant dam  Reuters

Trump only wants North Korea summit if real progress possible, Pompeo says - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 3:50 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Trump only wants North Korea summit if real progress possible, Pompeo says  Reuters

Bank of Canada's Macklem and Wilkins speak after rate decision - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 3:44 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Bank of Canada's Macklem and Wilkins speak after rate decision  Reuters

Trump to renew challenges to Manhattan prosecutor's subpoena for financial records - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 3:38 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Trump to renew challenges to Manhattan prosecutor's subpoena for financial records  Reuters

World TeamTennis joins Action Images to offer Reuters Connect customers coverage from groundbreaking tennis championship - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 3:19 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

World TeamTennis joins Action Images to offer Reuters Connect customers coverage from groundbreaking tennis championship  Reuters

€13bn wings its way back to Apple after Euro court rules Irish tax deal wasn't 'state aid'

15 July 2020 @ 3:10 pm - The Register

Vestager vexed Apple has had a €13bn (£11.6bn) tax bill overturned after the EU's General Court ruled that the iGiant was not the recipient of unlawful state aid from the Republic of Ireland.…

Pompeo says U.S. to impose visa curbs on Huawei over rights - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 2:59 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Pompeo says U.S. to impose visa curbs on Huawei over rights  Reuters

Brazil's Bolsonaro in coronavirus isolation - Reuters UK

15 July 2020 @ 2:54 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Brazil's Bolsonaro in coronavirus isolation  Reuters UK

Founder of Nigeria's Gokada found dismembered in New York apartment: media - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 2:54 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Founder of Nigeria's Gokada found dismembered in New York apartment: media  Reuters

Vaccine alliance says 75 countries keen to join 'COVAX' access facility - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 2:51 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Vaccine alliance says 75 countries keen to join 'COVAX' access facility  Reuters

Belgium holds off on further easing steps as COVID cases turn higher - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 2:46 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Belgium holds off on further easing steps as COVID cases turn higher  Reuters

Apple Wins Fight Over $14.9 Billion Tax Bill in Blow To EU

15 July 2020 @ 2:45 pm - Slashdot

Apple won its court fight over a record 13 billion-euro ($14.9 billion) Irish tax bill in a crushing blow to European Union Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestagerâ(TM)s crackdown on preferential fiscal deals for companies. From a report: The judgment by the EU's lower court on Wednesday vindicates Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook's challenge against a decision he labeled as "political crap." While the EU General Court's ruling can still be appealed, judges delivered a stinging at

Pompeo to discuss Arctic with Greenland's foreign minister on July 22 - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 2:42 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Pompeo to discuss Arctic with Greenland's foreign minister on July 22  Reuters

SAP on the back for Michiel Verhoeven who has been handed the keys to ERP giant's UK and Ireland biz

15 July 2020 @ 2:31 pm - The Register

Ex-MD Jens Amail returns to Germany, and we can't blame him Former Microsoft veep Michiel Verhoeven has been appointed as the new managing director of SAP UK & Ireland to replace Jens Amail who is returning to Germany after two-and-a-half years in the role.…

EMERGING MARKETS-Latam stocks hit one-month high as vaccine hopes fuel risky bets - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 2:31 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

EMERGING MARKETS-Latam stocks hit one-month high as vaccine hopes fuel risky bets  Reuters

Policymakers will tread carefully on tax reform after Apple ruling, says Ireland's Donohoe - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 2:30 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Policymakers will tread carefully on tax reform after Apple ruling, says Ireland's Donohoe  Reuters

Secret Trump Order Gives CIA More Powers To Launch Cyberattacks

15 July 2020 @ 2:29 pm - Slashdot

The Central Intelligence Agency has conducted a series of covert cyber operations against Iran and other targets since winning a secret victory in 2018 when President Trump signed what amounts to a sweeping authorization for such activities, according to former U.S. officials with direct knowledge of the matter. From a report: The secret authorization, known as a presidential finding, gives the spy agency more freedom in both the kinds of operations it conducts and who it targets, undoing many r

Ethiopia starts filling dam after talks with Egypt, Sudan stall - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 2:16 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Ethiopia starts filling dam after talks with Egypt, Sudan stall  Reuters

US STOCKS-Wall Street rises on vaccine hopes, Goldman profit beat - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 2:11 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

US STOCKS-Wall Street rises on vaccine hopes, Goldman profit beat  Reuters

Virus spreads though Bolivia's political elite; looms over election - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 2:10 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Virus spreads though Bolivia's political elite; looms over election  Reuters

UK's Sunak unconvinced over equity stakes in struggling firms - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 2:09 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

UK's Sunak unconvinced over equity stakes in struggling firms  Reuters

Google Invests $4.5 Billion in India's Reliance Jio Platforms

15 July 2020 @ 2:08 pm - Slashdot

Google has become the latest high-profile firm to back India's Reliance Jio Platforms. The search giant is investing $4.5 billion for a 7.73% stake in the top Indian telecom network, Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani said on Wednesday. From a report: The investment today from Google is one of the rare instances where the Android-maker has joined its global rival Facebook in backing a firm. Facebook invested $5.7 billion in Reliance Jio Platforms, which has amassed over 400 million subsc

Google Invests $4.5 Billion in India's Reliance Jio Platforms

15 July 2020 @ 2:02 pm - Slashdot

Google has become the latest high-profile firm to back India's Reliance Jio Platforms. The search giant is investing $4.5 billion for a 7.73% stake in the top Indian telecom network, Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani said on Wednesday. From a report: The investment today from Google is one of the rare instances where the Android-maker has joined its global rival Facebook in backing a firm. Facebook invested $5.7 billion in Reliance Jio Platforms, which has amassed over 400 million subsc

CANADA STOCKS-TSX opens higher as factory sales jump in May - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 1:46 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

CANADA STOCKS-TSX opens higher as factory sales jump in May  Reuters

VMware on AWS just got cheaper and gruntier. But you can only choose one

15 July 2020 @ 1:45 pm - The Register

Yet Virtzilla still won't say how many paying punters are actually using its Amazonian cloud VMware has made some notable tweaks to its AWS-powered cloud service.…

Mexico's candidate for WTO chief post urges hasty vetting of next leader amid 'deep crisis' - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 1:44 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Mexico's candidate for WTO chief post urges hasty vetting of next leader amid 'deep crisis'  Reuters

Russian scientists hail results of COVID-19 vaccine trial - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 1:18 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Russian scientists hail results of COVID-19 vaccine trial  Reuters

Sri Lankan shares end lower as financials weigh - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 1:12 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Sri Lankan shares end lower as financials weigh  Reuters

As virus-wary shoppers opt for online purchases, retailers pay the price - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 1:08 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

As virus-wary shoppers opt for online purchases, retailers pay the price  Reuters

Exclusive: Arm raises prices on chip technology for some customers, sources say - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 1:03 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Exclusive: Arm raises prices on chip technology for some customers, sources say  Reuters

Mozilla unveils $4.99/month subscription-based VPN, says it won't hang onto user logs

15 July 2020 @ 1:00 pm - The Register

Sling some dollars Moz's way for that special WireGuard experience Those wondering how Mozilla plans to plug the holes in its finances were given a clue today in the form of a subscription-based Virtual Private Network (VPN) bearing the company's stamp.…

The Devil's in the details: Church of Satan forced to clarify that no unholy rituals taking place in SoCal forest

15 July 2020 @ 12:30 pm - The Register

What a shame Something wicked has befallen San Bernardino National Forest, if signs posted around the protected woodland in Southern California are to be believed.…

UK PM Johnson commits to coronavirus inquiry, but not yet - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 12:12 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

UK PM Johnson commits to coronavirus inquiry, but not yet  Reuters

UN warns of dangerous drop in vaccinations during COVID pandemic - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 12:06 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

UN warns of dangerous drop in vaccinations during COVID pandemic  Reuters

Apple and Google, take note: Newly enacted EU law aims to protect developers from arbitrary decisions of tech giants

15 July 2020 @ 11:59 am - The Register

'At least 30 days' notice of a suspension required – but there are plenty of get-outs Have you found your apps suspended or removed from the Play Store or App Store for no apparent good reason? A new EU law that came into force this week may help.…

France says EU deal this week on recovery plan is possible - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 11:44 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

France says EU deal this week on recovery plan is possible  Reuters

Don't want AWS training its AI systems from your pics, text, audio, code? It's now easier to opt out of the slurp

15 July 2020 @ 11:28 am - The Register

And you've told your users their info may be harvested by Amazon, right? Across regions, yeah? Did you know if you upload pictures, text, audio, code, and other content to some Amazon Web Services' AI systems for processing, the internet giant may quietly keep your data to retrain and improve its current and future technology?…

India's Infosys beats profit estimates on large deal wins, cost controls - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 11:28 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

India's Infosys beats profit estimates on large deal wins, cost controls  Reuters

German watchdog under EU scrutiny as it widens Wirecard investigation - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 11:25 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

German watchdog under EU scrutiny as it widens Wirecard investigation  Reuters

L.A. teachers demand better technology to avoid remote learning chaos in fall - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 11:16 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

L.A. teachers demand better technology to avoid remote learning chaos in fall  Reuters

Special Report: Drug cartel ‘narco-antennas’ make life dangerous for Mexico’s cell tower repairmen - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 11:07 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Special Report: Drug cartel ‘narco-antennas’ make life dangerous for Mexico’s cell tower repairmen  Reuters

China reports skin disease outbreaks in cattle due to virus - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 11:06 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

China reports skin disease outbreaks in cattle due to virus  Reuters

With another NHS overhaul in the offing, £200m up for grabs in northern England for pretty much anything related to IT

15 July 2020 @ 10:47 am - The Register

Whatever it is they're doing, consultants will be kept busy North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC), a buyers' group of NHS trusts, has dished out a juicy tender for an IT services and consultancy framework agreement worth up to £200m.…

Singapore Airlines flags slow recovery in 2021, sees operating first quarter loss - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 10:43 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Singapore Airlines flags slow recovery in 2021, sees operating first quarter loss  Reuters

Delta takes $3 billion charge on buyouts, American Airlines workers brace for furlough warnings - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 10:39 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Delta takes $3 billion charge on buyouts, American Airlines workers brace for furlough warnings  Reuters

South African e-commerce is a COVID-fired market of risk and reward - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 10:36 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

South African e-commerce is a COVID-fired market of risk and reward  Reuters

EU health body considering airborne spread of virus as well as droplets - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 10:29 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

EU health body considering airborne spread of virus as well as droplets  Reuters

As pandemic worsens, Miami Beach visitors party, residents mostly comply - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 10:14 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

As pandemic worsens, Miami Beach visitors party, residents mostly comply  Reuters

UnitedHealth warns of cost rebound after strong quarterly profit - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 10:13 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

UnitedHealth warns of cost rebound after strong quarterly profit  Reuters

Gaps in Canadian surveillance technology spark concerns about traders working from home - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 10:09 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Gaps in Canadian surveillance technology spark concerns about traders working from home  Reuters

Deepfake used to attack activist couple shows new disinformation frontier - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 10:07 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Deepfake used to attack activist couple shows new disinformation frontier  Reuters

How to detect deepfake faces - Reuters UK

15 July 2020 @ 10:03 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

How to detect deepfake faces  Reuters UK

'Hands free': Automakers race to next level of not quite self-driving cars - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 10:03 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

'Hands free': Automakers race to next level of not quite self-driving cars  Reuters

Cornwall councillor suggests authority paid £2m for Oracle licences that no one used on contract originally worth £4m

15 July 2020 @ 10:01 am - The Register

These things are noticed when you have an IT pro in local government The local government of England's westernmost county, Cornwall, has become embroiled in a row about an apparent overpayment of licences to the tune of £2m on an Oracle Cloud ERP migration worth around £4m to the vendor when the contract was signed in 2017.…

Huawei Fights Back

15 July 2020 @ 10:00 am - Slashdot

mspohr writes: Looks like Huawei is going to fight back against the U.S. for the sanctions it has imposed on the company... using the U.S. patent system, which recently made some changes to FRAND agreements (fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory) to make it even easier to sue. They're starting with Verizon and its suppliers, HP and Cisco. "It has filed patent infringement claims against Verizon for its own technology and for products Verizon has acquired from Cisco and Hewlett-Packard and d

PRECIOUS-Gold eases on firmer equities, U.S.-China row limits fall - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 10:00 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

PRECIOUS-Gold eases on firmer equities, U.S.-China row limits fall  Reuters

Japanese robot to clock in at a convenience store in test of retail automation - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 9:46 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Japanese robot to clock in at a convenience store in test of retail automation  Reuters

Premier Oil in talks on longer debt extension, shares fall - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 9:43 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Premier Oil in talks on longer debt extension, shares fall  Reuters

ASOS to reject UK govt bonus for bringing back furloughed staff - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 9:43 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

ASOS to reject UK govt bonus for bringing back furloughed staff  Reuters

Apple welcomes court ruling against EU tax order - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 9:37 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Apple welcomes court ruling against EU tax order  Reuters

Google backs Reliance's Jio Platforms with $4.5 billion India investment - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 9:25 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Google backs Reliance's Jio Platforms with $4.5 billion India investment  Reuters

Chinese mobile giant OPPO claims new 125W fast-charging spec will fully fuel your phone in 20 minutes

15 July 2020 @ 9:17 am - The Register

But competitors concerned about hits to battery capacity and longevity The "charging wars" are in full swing, with vendors and chipmakers alike competing to replenish your phone's battery the fastest. Taking the lead is OPPO, which today touted 125W wired charging.…

OPEC+ eases record oil cuts as economy recovers from pandemic - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 9:00 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

OPEC+ eases record oil cuts as economy recovers from pandemic  Reuters

Brit retailer John Lewis to catapult 111 tech bods over to Capgemini weeks after dumping 244 on Wipro

15 July 2020 @ 8:31 am - The Register

80 among newly TUPE'd workforce may face redundancy, say insiders UK retailer the John Lewis Partnership continued its "digital transformation" this week by confirming another batch of staff are to be ejected into the arms of outsourcing giant Capgemini.…

Coronavirus cost jobs at a third of small firms open in May: global Facebook survey - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 8:23 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Coronavirus cost jobs at a third of small firms open in May: global Facebook survey  Reuters

EMERGING MARKETS-Philippine shares sink as traders eye new virus curbs - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 8:21 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

EMERGING MARKETS-Philippine shares sink as traders eye new virus curbs  Reuters

Thousands of Catalans return to lockdown as Spain fights new virus clusters - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 8:11 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Thousands of Catalans return to lockdown as Spain fights new virus clusters  Reuters

Cambridge student rebuilds Polish Enigma-code-breaking box that paved the way for Turing ... and Victory!

15 July 2020 @ 8:01 am - The Register

Marian Rejewski's cyclometer recreated in hardware for first time in decades A Cambridge post-graduate student has recreated the "cyclometer", the decryption device devised by Polish mathematicians that informed Alan Turing's later code-breaking efforts.…

Handelsbanken, SEB top forecasts as Nordic banks weather pandemic - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 7:53 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Handelsbanken, SEB top forecasts as Nordic banks weather pandemic  Reuters

S. Africa's rand firms as growth, vaccine hopes drive mood for risk - Reuters Africa

15 July 2020 @ 7:52 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

S. Africa's rand firms as growth, vaccine hopes drive mood for risk  Reuters Africa

China says it will act to protect its interests after UK Huawei ban - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 7:51 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

China says it will act to protect its interests after UK Huawei ban  Reuters

Russia reports more than 6,400 new coronavirus cases - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 7:47 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Russia reports more than 6,400 new coronavirus cases  Reuters

Poetic justice? Toppled slaver's statue replaced by one of Black protester in UK - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 7:41 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Poetic justice? Toppled slaver's statue replaced by one of Black protester in UK  Reuters

Pokémon Go players fined for breaking down-under COVID-19 lockdown rules

15 July 2020 @ 7:29 am - The Register

As were the morons whose illegal party was rumbled when they made a colossal KFC order Police in the Australian state of Victoria have fined Pokémon Go players for venturing out during COVID-19 quarantine.…

SMIC's Shanghai listing tests if money alone can bring chip dominance to China - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 7:26 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

SMIC's Shanghai listing tests if money alone can bring chip dominance to China  Reuters

Tokyo Olympics at risk if coronavirus mutates, gets stronger: Japan adviser - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 7:25 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Tokyo Olympics at risk if coronavirus mutates, gets stronger: Japan adviser  Reuters

SpaceX's Starlink Asks Potential Service Testers For Addresses, Says Private Beta Starts This Summer

15 July 2020 @ 7:00 am - Slashdot

A private beta for SpaceX's Starlink satellite internet service will kick off this summer, with a "public beta to follow," reads an email sent out to those who've registered their interest in becoming beta testers. "The email asks for a specific address, to replace the previously requested zip codes (or area codes in Canada) for potential testers to help them be more specific about network availability," reports TechCrunch. From the report: The email asserts that SpaceX's Starlink private beta w

Australia shares end higher tracking Wall Street gains, vaccine optimism - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 6:56 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Australia shares end higher tracking Wall Street gains, vaccine optimism  Reuters

You're testing them wrong: Whiteboard coding interviews are 'anti-women psychological stress examinations'

15 July 2020 @ 6:54 am - The Register

Boffins find flaws in the way software engineering hopefuls are sifted People applying for software engineering positions at companies are often asked to solve problems on a whiteboard, under the watchful eye of an interviewer, as a way to assess technical problem solving skills.…

One killed, dozens injured in second Czech train collision - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 6:47 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

One killed, dozens injured in second Czech train collision  Reuters

AMD pushes 64-core 4.2GHz Ryzen Threadripper Pro workstation processors

15 July 2020 @ 6:25 am - The Register

New family can wrangle 2TB of RAM, has bandwidth to burn, makes single-socket beefy PCs sing AMD has revealed a new range of microprocessors intended for use in workstations.…

Lockdown video gaming helps fuel rise in UK inflation - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 6:19 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Lockdown video gaming helps fuel rise in UK inflation  Reuters

Trumps tweet support for Goya Foods amid boycott campaign - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 6:18 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Trumps tweet support for Goya Foods amid boycott campaign  Reuters

Up your remote-working game with application modernisation and delivery – and more: Watch these virtual sessions

15 July 2020 @ 6:01 am - The Register

Reduce your mean time-to-resolution with efficient troubleshooting Promo  There’s still plenty of talk of businesses pivoting to digital-centric approaches as the vast majority of us continue to work from home. If this shift to the "new normal" is on your radar, where should you go for in-depth technical information and discussion on the subject? Answer: Micro Focus’ Virtual Realize event.…

Nissan bets on new Ariya electric SUV to symbolize its revamp, but sales plans modest - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 5:49 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Nissan bets on new Ariya electric SUV to symbolize its revamp, but sales plans modest  Reuters

What you need to know about the coronavirus right now - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 5:20 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

What you need to know about the coronavirus right now  Reuters

Citrix denies dark web claim of network compromise and ransomware attack

15 July 2020 @ 5:01 am - The Register

Says third party holding some business contact information has had trouble but its own infrastructure remains safe Citrix has taken the unusual step of rebutting dark web discourse that alleges its networks have been compromised.…

JGB yields edge higher on vaccine hopes; BOJ keeps monetary policy steady - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 4:46 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

JGB yields edge higher on vaccine hopes; BOJ keeps monetary policy steady  Reuters

Factbox: Latest on the worldwide spread of the coronavirus - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 4:40 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Factbox: Latest on the worldwide spread of the coronavirus  Reuters

U.S. base on Japan's Okinawa confirms 36 more coronavirus cases: Kyodo - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 4:27 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

U.S. base on Japan's Okinawa confirms 36 more coronavirus cases: Kyodo  Reuters

Australia weighs further coronavirus curbs as outbreak grows - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 4:18 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Australia weighs further coronavirus curbs as outbreak grows  Reuters

Wipro’s new CEO plans ‘obsession for growth’ as plague slowed it in Q1

15 July 2020 @ 4:00 am - The Register

Contractors look to have copped it as offshore utilisation rates grew Wipro's new CEO Thierry Delaporte has offered some initial insights into his plans for the services giant.…

Over 2,500 games removed from Apple's China App Store after loophole shuts: data firm - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 3:38 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Over 2,500 games removed from Apple's China App Store after loophole shuts: data firm  Reuters

Your Car Is Spewing Microplastics That Blow Around the World

15 July 2020 @ 3:30 am - Slashdot

rmdingler shares a report: When you drive, tiny bits of plastic fly off your tires and brakes. Now scientists have shown how all that road muck is blowing into environments like the Arctic. When the world fully transitions from cars that run on dinosaur juice to cars that run on electricity, humanity will have eliminated a major source of planet-warming carbon dioxide and a major threat to human health -- air pollution kills nearly 550,000 children under age 5 each year. But a hidden environment

Samsung: Expect 6G In 2028, Enabling Mobile Holograms and Digital Twins

15 July 2020 @ 3:30 am - Slashdot

An anonymous reader quotes a report from VentureBeat: [A]s 5G continues to roll out, 6G research continues, and today top mobile hardware developer Samsung is weighing in with predictions of what's to come. Surprisingly, the South Korean company is preparing for early 6G to launch two years ahead of the commonly predicted 2030 timeframe, even though both the proposed use cases and the underlying technology are currently very shaky. Given that the 5G standard already enabled massive boosts in dat

USA ends Hong Kong's special treatment, crimping flow of tech to territory

15 July 2020 @ 3:02 am - The Register

Seeing as finance is Hong Kong's thing and that industry needs lots of security kit, this could be scary US President Trump has signed an order to end Hong Kong's special status, meaning that restrictions on high-tech exports to mainland China now apply to the Special Administrative Region as well.…

New York Times to move part of Hong Kong office to Seoul in wake of security law - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 2:30 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

New York Times to move part of Hong Kong office to Seoul in wake of security law  Reuters

Google Faces Lawsuit Over Tracking In Apps Even When Users Opted Out

15 July 2020 @ 2:10 am - Slashdot

Google records what people are doing on hundreds of thousands of mobile apps even when they follow the company's recommended settings for stopping such monitoring, a lawsuit seeking class action status alleged on Tuesday. Reuters reports: The new complaint in a U.S. district court in San Jose accuses Google of violating federal wiretap law and California privacy law by logging what users are looking at in news, ride-hailing and other types of apps despite them having turned off "Web & App Ac

China to impose retaliatory sanctions over U.S. law on HongKong - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 2:10 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

China to impose retaliatory sanctions over U.S. law on HongKong  Reuters

As the FCC finally starts tackling its dreadful broadband maps, Georgia reveals just how bad they are

15 July 2020 @ 1:56 am - The Register

Spoiler alert: Cable companies are ripping Americans off Proposed changes to the way the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) measures broadband availability across the US can't come soon enough – as the state of Georgia has made plain.…

New Zealand must prepare for new coronavirus outbreaks, PM says - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 1:37 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

New Zealand must prepare for new coronavirus outbreaks, PM says  Reuters

Mexico reports 7,051 new cases of coronavirus, 836 more deaths - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 1:34 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Mexico reports 7,051 new cases of coronavirus, 836 more deaths  Reuters

White House Reportedly Orders Hospitals To Bypass CDC During COVID-19 Data Collection

15 July 2020 @ 1:30 am - Slashdot

The Trump administration is now ordering hospitals to send coronavirus patient data to a database in Washington, DC as part of a new initiative that may bypass the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), according to a report from The New York Times published on Tuesday. The Verge reports: As outlined in a document (PDF) posted to the website of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), hospitals are being ordered to send data directly to the administration, effective tomorrow

Safe-haven dollar hits one-month low on vaccine hopes - Reuters

15 July 2020 @ 12:58 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Safe-haven dollar hits one-month low on vaccine hopes  Reuters

Verizon Has Turned To Google Cloud's Contact Center AI To Automate Phone Calls

15 July 2020 @ 12:50 am - Slashdot

Verizon has turned to Google Cloud's Contact Center AI to automate its customer-service phone calls and chatbot conversations. The Register reports: The Contact Center AI technology will, we're told, use natural-language recognition to transcribe on-the-fly customers as they talk down the line. This speech-to-text output will be fed into Dialogflow, a platform that parses the text and generates responses in real-time. Similarly, written conversations with online support chatbots will be processe

Old-school security hole perfect for worms and remote hijackings found lurking in Windows Server DNS code

15 July 2020 @ 12:40 am - The Register

You'll want to patch that – and all these other bugs fixed by Microsoft, Oracle, Adobe, VMware, SAP, Google Mega Patch Tuesday  Microsoft on Tuesday patched a wormable hole in its Windows Server software that can be exploited remotely to completely commandeer the machine without any authorization. It was one of hundreds of security bugs squashed today by Redmond along with Oracle, Adobe, VMware, SAP and Google.…

Baby Was Infected With Coronavirus In Womb, Study Reports

15 July 2020 @ 12:10 am - Slashdot

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: Researchers on Tuesday [reported in the journal Nature Communications] strong evidence that the coronavirus can be transmitted from a pregnant woman to a fetus. A baby born in a Paris hospital in March to a mother with Covid-19 tested positive for the virus and developed symptoms of inflammation in his brain, said Dr. Daniele De Luca, who led the research team and is chief of the division of pediatrics and neonatal critical care at Par

Vaccine hopes give stocks, euro and oil shot in the arm - Reuters

14 July 2020 @ 11:40 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Vaccine hopes give stocks, euro and oil shot in the arm  Reuters

Tokyo declares coronavirus red alert as situation 'rather severe' - Reuters

14 July 2020 @ 11:38 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Tokyo declares coronavirus red alert as situation 'rather severe'  Reuters

Dakota Access pipeline can keep running amid legal fight: U.S. court - Reuters

14 July 2020 @ 11:21 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Dakota Access pipeline can keep running amid legal fight: U.S. court  Reuters

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a charred white dwarf star blasted across our galaxy by an ancient semi-supernova

14 July 2020 @ 11:01 pm - The Register

When two don't become one A rogue white dwarf star hurtling through the Milky Way may have freed itself from a binary system after it partially exploded as a supernova more than 40 million years ago.…

Tesla secures tax breaks for cybertruck factory in Texas - Reuters

14 July 2020 @ 10:45 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Tesla secures tax breaks for cybertruck factory in Texas  Reuters

Trump: More white than Black people killed by police - Reuters

14 July 2020 @ 10:26 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Trump: More white than Black people killed by police  Reuters

Trump says planned immigration order would be 'merit-based' - Reuters

14 July 2020 @ 10:25 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Trump says planned immigration order would be 'merit-based'  Reuters

Airbnb says one million nights booked in one day - Reuters

14 July 2020 @ 10:17 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Airbnb says one million nights booked in one day  Reuters

Calvin Klein owner PVH to cut 450 jobs in North America, shut 162 outlets - Reuters

14 July 2020 @ 10:09 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Calvin Klein owner PVH to cut 450 jobs in North America, shut 162 outlets  Reuters

Google: OK, OK, we pinky promise not to suck Fitbit health data into the borg. Now will you approve the sale?

14 July 2020 @ 9:28 pm - The Register

EU antitrust folks give themselves two weeks to think about it Google has pinky-promised not to pull user health data from Fitbit devices into its monster ad empire if the European Union approves its planned $2.1bn acquisition.…

BOJ cautiously upbeat on recovery, signals policy pause - Reuters

14 July 2020 @ 9:08 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

BOJ cautiously upbeat on recovery, signals policy pause  Reuters

Moderna Phase 1 results show coronavirus vaccine safe, induces immune response - Reuters

14 July 2020 @ 9:03 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Moderna Phase 1 results show coronavirus vaccine safe, induces immune response  Reuters

Canada tweaks rules to help foreign students enroll amid COVID-19 restrictions - Reuters

14 July 2020 @ 8:55 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Canada tweaks rules to help foreign students enroll amid COVID-19 restrictions  Reuters

Trump U-turns on foreign student crackdown: F-1, M-1 visa holders allowed to study online mid-pandemic in the US

14 July 2020 @ 8:27 pm - The Register

Funnily enough, triggering a brain drain and denting the economy isn't such a great vote winner The Trump administration today scrapped its new rule that would have forced up to a million foreign students to leave the United States if their universities didn’t offer at least some in-person tuition mid-pandemic.…

FDA panel votes in favor of approving GSK's multiple myeloma drug - Reuters

14 July 2020 @ 8:20 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

FDA panel votes in favor of approving GSK's multiple myeloma drug  Reuters

U.S. CDC head says mask-wearing could get COVID-19 under control within 4-8 weeks - Reuters

14 July 2020 @ 8:10 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

U.S. CDC head says mask-wearing could get COVID-19 under control within 4-8 weeks  Reuters

Massachusetts sues Uber, Lyft over driver status as contractors - Reuters

14 July 2020 @ 8:03 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Massachusetts sues Uber, Lyft over driver status as contractors  Reuters

Mexico proposes to U.S. extending ban on land border crossings - Reuters

14 July 2020 @ 7:47 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Mexico proposes to U.S. extending ban on land border crossings  Reuters

Google faces lawsuit over tracking in apps even when users opted out - Reuters

14 July 2020 @ 7:39 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Google faces lawsuit over tracking in apps even when users opted out  Reuters

Fed's Harker says U.S. economic downturn is painful and 'stubbornly long-lasting' - Reuters

14 July 2020 @ 7:35 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Fed's Harker says U.S. economic downturn is painful and 'stubbornly long-lasting'  Reuters

U.S. House Republican Morgan Griffith tests positive for coronavirus - Reuters

14 July 2020 @ 7:24 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

U.S. House Republican Morgan Griffith tests positive for coronavirus  Reuters

So kind of SAP NetWeaver to hand out admin accounts to anyone who can reach it. You'll want to patch this

14 July 2020 @ 7:21 pm - The Register

10 out of 10: Great in a test score, less good when it's for the severity of a flaw SAP customers should update their installations to close a security vulnerability that can be exploited to commandeer the software by anyone who can reach it.…

Trump administration reverses course on order barring some foreign students - Reuters

14 July 2020 @ 7:21 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Trump administration reverses course on order barring some foreign students  Reuters

In surprise move, Trump administration reverses course on barring many foreign students - Reuters

14 July 2020 @ 7:21 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

In surprise move, Trump administration reverses course on barring many foreign students  Reuters

Egyptian oil pipeline fire injures 17 - Reuters

14 July 2020 @ 7:17 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Egyptian oil pipeline fire injures 17  Reuters

Fed officials warn on 'thick fog' ahead for U.S. economy as recovery concerns deepen - Reuters

14 July 2020 @ 7:11 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Fed officials warn on 'thick fog' ahead for U.S. economy as recovery concerns deepen  Reuters

If you have Microsoft 365 and Windows Virtual Desktop, do you need Citrix? Apparently

14 July 2020 @ 6:01 pm - The Register

Redmond's Azure-based system pals up with virty dinosaur Microsoft has agreed to make Citrix a "a preferred digital workspace solution" for its Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD), part of its Microsoft 365 suite.…

Modular edutech PC crew opens fresh Kano beans with expanded kit and accessories

14 July 2020 @ 5:15 pm - The Register

Brit firm inks deal with Best Buy in US as it eyes government tenders abroad UK modular PC flinger Kano has cast its ambitions overseas as well as at home for its updated edutech-flavoured Kano Windows 10 PC, out today along with a pile of new buildable accessories.…

With a wave of Nokia's wand, behold as your 4G network magically becomes... 5G

14 July 2020 @ 4:23 pm - The Register

Finnish comms biz says it's ready to go on a million radios already, despite what outgoing CEO said previously Nokia will allow telcos to repurpose existing 4G/LTE radios to support 5G, via an easily-deployed software update. Should we get our hopes up for near-ubiquitous fast mobile internet? Not if previous comments by the company's outgoing CEO are to be believed.…

BigQuery analytics goes multi-cloud: Use our service without moving your data, says Google – but there is no magic

14 July 2020 @ 3:42 pm - The Register

Query data in one cloud and export the results to another Google's virtual Cloud Next event has kicked off with the introduction of BigQuery Omni, letting customers extend the tentacles of the analytics service to probe data across Google Cloud, AWS and Microsoft Azure.…

UK smacks Huawei with banhammer: Buying firm's 5G gear illegal from year's end, mobile networks ordered to rip out all next-gen kit by 2027

14 July 2020 @ 3:14 pm - The Register

Country to be hit with £2bn cost, massive tech delay after firm 'materially compromised' by latest US sanctions D-day has finally arrived for Huawei in Britain: UK.gov will outlaw the purchase of Huawei gear to build 5G networks by the end of this year, and from 2027 the country's mobile networks must eradicate the Chinese vendor's kit from their 5G infrastructure.…

Four years after swallowing Arm Holdings, SoftBank said to be mulling Brit chip biz sale

14 July 2020 @ 1:48 pm - The Register

Insider suggests company doesn't charge enough in royalties to satisfy Japanese giant Troubled Japanese conglomerate SoftBank is reportedly exploring the possibility of offloading Arm Holdings, the iconic British chip designer acquired in 2016 for £23.4bn (or $32bn at historic exchange rates).…

Burn baby burn, infosec inferno: Just 21% of security pros haven't considered quitting their current job

14 July 2020 @ 12:45 pm - The Register

Chartered Institute of Information Security finds many overworked, under-resourced, stressed Almost one in five infosec pros have quit a job due to overwork or burnout caused by the constant pressure of keeping things safe and doing so without the resources to counter ever-evolving threats.…

A match made in SEV-en: Google touts Confidential VMs using AMD's Epyc on-the-fly memory encryption

14 July 2020 @ 12:00 pm - The Register

A little something to keep determined snoopers out, in theory Updated  Google Cloud will today announce the availability, as a beta, so-called Confidential Virtual Machines that feature on-the-fly RAM encryption using per-VM keys.…

Google employs people to invent colours – and they think their work improves your wellbeing

14 July 2020 @ 11:15 am - The Register

What’s that smell? It could be Oh So Orange, Clearly White or Almost Black Google has revealed it employs people to invent colours and give them silly names, too.…

Double helping of delays for SpaceX as Starlink, ANASIS-II missions cling to terra firma

14 July 2020 @ 10:26 am - The Register

Also: Hope Probe hopes for lift-off, Virgin teases SpaceShipTwo interior, Ariane 6 slips In brief  SpaceX's 10th Starlink mission remained resolutely welded to the launchpad over the weekend as the company decided to stand down from a 11 July launch attempt in order to "allow more time for checkouts".…

Fancy some fishy-chips? Just order one of these sensors: Research shines light on suspect component sources

14 July 2020 @ 9:27 am - The Register

Counterfeit and repurposed semiconductors still a problem If you're looking for cheap electronic sensors, the internet has lots of possibilities, but buyer beware: they aren't always exactly legit.…

Cornish drinkers catch a different kind of buzz as pub installs electric fence at bar

14 July 2020 @ 8:43 am - The Register

From happy hour to zappy power As if a few volts were enough to get between a steaming Cornishman and his pint, a pub near the UK pirate haven of Penzance has run an electric fence along the bar to enforce social distancing. And yes, it can be turned on.…

Singapore-sponsored finance blockchain ready to run international payments, say financial heavies

14 July 2020 @ 8:04 am - The Register

'Project Ubin' might be faster and cheaper than current tools, even for central banks Singapore’s experimental digital-ledger-powered payments service has proven itself ready to handle actual transactions in multiple currencies, according to the organisations involved in its final tests.…

You've think you've heard it all about automation in technology? Get a load of this robot that plugs in cables

14 July 2020 @ 7:28 am - The Register

You wanted an android butler? Well, first it's gotta learn to hold a wire, then we can talk about folding sheets Video  An MIT team has built a robot that can plug cables into jacks.…

Safety first: Our Continuous Lifecycle Online tech event this week puts infrastructure security front and centre

14 July 2020 @ 7:00 am - The Register

Interested in Helm, service meshes and what’s next for DevOps? Grab your ticket now – there's still time Event  Mid-July is almost here, and with it the first online edition of our excellent Continuous Lifecycle London conference.…

Huawei growth weakens as COVID-19, politics bite to make carriers its slowest-growing segment

14 July 2020 @ 6:27 am - The Register

13 percent growth ain’t bad, but the Chinese giant has previously done better Huawei has posted its results for the first half of 2020 and the news is mixed.…

It's handbags at dawn: America to hit France with 25% tariffs on luxuries over digital tax on US tech titans

14 July 2020 @ 6:03 am - The Register

Bags, soap, cosmetics covered, Trump admin backs away from President’s threatened wine levy America is moving ahead with massive 25 per cent tariffs on French products in retaliation for the Euro nation approving a new digital tax aimed squarely at tech giants like Google and Facebook.…

Japanese probe to land asteroid rock sample in Australia on December 6th

14 July 2020 @ 4:57 am - The Register

Your order [Ref #RYUGU_REGOLITH | Picked up by probe #HAYABYUSA2] has shipped! The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has announced that its attempt to bring a chunk of asteroid back to Earth will touch down in December.…

Pakistan pitches ‘most relaxed tax structure’ in the world to tech investors

14 July 2020 @ 4:15 am - The Register

Minister declares special economic zones are open to even China and Russian money so long as they do something digital or medical Pakistan has become the latest Asian nation to declare it will roll out the welcome mat for foreign investors who want to do something to do with technology on its soil.…

Google creates $10bn 'digitisation fund' for India

14 July 2020 @ 3:28 am - The Register

Localisation and transformation plan wins prime ministerial approval, but as usual has as much upside for Google as for its generous hosts Google has unveiled a plan to invest $10bn in India over the next five to seven years.…

Collabera hacked: IT staffing'n'services giant hit by ransomware, employee personal data stolen

14 July 2020 @ 2:49 am - The Register

Crooks made off with everything needed for ID theft Exclusive  Hackers infiltrated Collabera, siphoned off at least some employees' personal information, and infected the US-based IT consultancy giant's systems with ransomware.…

Big Tech backs colleges in war against Trump's ban on foreign students taking web-only classes mid-pandemic

14 July 2020 @ 1:56 am - The Register

Microsoft, Google, Facebook and pals weigh in on F-1, M-1 visa lawsuit Big Tech has thrown its support behind a legal challenge to a Trump administration rule that will force foreign students to leave the US if their university courses are online-only amid the coronavirus pandemic.…