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Exclusive: Amazon tells India regulator its partner Future Retail is misleading public - Reuters

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

Exclusive: Amazon tells India regulator its partner Future Retail is misleading public  Reuters

SpaceX Will 'Make Its Own Laws On Mars'

31 October 2020 @ 7:00 am - Slashdot

schwit1 writes: SpaceX will not recognize international law on Mars, according to the Terms of Service of its Starlink internet project. Elon Musk's space company will instead reportedly adhere to a set of "self-governing principles" that will be defined at the time of Martian settlement. Musk revealed plans to create a self-sustaining city on Mars last week, though no timeframe is yet to be put in place for its development. Any future colony created by SpaceX would likely use constellations of

UK reduces coronavirus testing target - FT - Reuters India

31 October 2020 @ 5:39 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

UK reduces coronavirus testing target - FT  Reuters India

U.S. reports world record of more than 100,000 COVID-19 cases in single day - Reuters

31 October 2020 @ 5:25 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

U.S. reports world record of more than 100,000 COVID-19 cases in single day  Reuters

Days before election, economic data reveals gradual improvement, gloomy outlook - Reuters

31 October 2020 @ 5:04 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Days before election, economic data reveals gradual improvement, gloomy outlook  Reuters

Exclusive: Goldman money funds' liquidity buffer swells before U.S. election - Reuters

31 October 2020 @ 5:04 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Exclusive: Goldman money funds' liquidity buffer swells before U.S. election  Reuters

India records 48,268 new coronavirus cases - Reuters Canada

31 October 2020 @ 4:39 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

India records 48,268 new coronavirus cases  Reuters Canada

PSG's Neymar out until at least mid-November says Tuchel - Reuters India

31 October 2020 @ 3:59 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

PSG's Neymar out until at least mid-November says Tuchel  Reuters India

Armenia, Azerbaijan agree to defuse Nagorno-Karabakh conflict - Reuters

31 October 2020 @ 3:44 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Armenia, Azerbaijan agree to defuse Nagorno-Karabakh conflict  Reuters

Nigeria reaches out to U.S., South Korea to back WTO candidate - Reuters India

31 October 2020 @ 3:39 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Nigeria reaches out to U.S., South Korea to back WTO candidate  Reuters India

US and UK Citizens Are World's Biggest Sources of Plastic Waste

31 October 2020 @ 3:30 am - Slashdot

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: The U.S. and UK produce more plastic waste per person than any other major countries, according to new research. The analysis also shows the U.S. produces the most plastic waste in total and that its citizens may rank as high as third in the world in contributing to plastic pollution in the oceans. Previous work had suggested Asian countries dominated marine plastic pollution and placed the U.S. in 20th place, but this did not account for U.

Voters of tomorrow: Kids on the campaign trail | Pictures | Reuters - Reuters India

31 October 2020 @ 3:11 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Voters of tomorrow: Kids on the campaign trail | Pictures | Reuters  Reuters India

U.S. signs up pharmacy chains as COVID-19 vaccination centres: WSJ - Reuters

31 October 2020 @ 3:06 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

U.S. signs up pharmacy chains as COVID-19 vaccination centres: WSJ  Reuters

Lifted by U.S., Mexico economy rebounds 12% in third quarter from coronavirus - Reuters

31 October 2020 @ 2:59 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Lifted by U.S., Mexico economy rebounds 12% in third quarter from coronavirus  Reuters

Philippines orders evacuation as world's strongest 2020 typhoon approaches - Reuters

31 October 2020 @ 2:56 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Philippines orders evacuation as world's strongest 2020 typhoon approaches  Reuters

Nestle buys U.S. meal delivery group Freshly - Reuters

31 October 2020 @ 2:44 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Nestle buys U.S. meal delivery group Freshly  Reuters

Chevron, Exxon shrink spending as coronavirus cuts demand - Reuters

31 October 2020 @ 2:39 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Chevron, Exxon shrink spending as coronavirus cuts demand  Reuters

Canada says stronger response needed to fight coronavirus, PM hopes to avoid major shutdown - Reuters

31 October 2020 @ 2:32 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Canada says stronger response needed to fight coronavirus, PM hopes to avoid major shutdown  Reuters

Strong earthquake kills 19 people in Turkey and Greek islands - Reuters

31 October 2020 @ 2:32 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Strong earthquake kills 19 people in Turkey and Greek islands  Reuters

'Time Cells' Discovered In Human Brains

31 October 2020 @ 2:10 am - Slashdot

Researchers have identified cells in the human brain that are responsible for episodic memories. The study has been published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. NPR reports: The cells are called time cells, and they place a sort of time stamp on memories as they are being formed. That allows us to recall sequences of events or experiences in the right order. "By having time cells create this indexing across time, you can put everything together in a way that makes se

Dunkin' Brands to go private in $8.76 billion deal by Arby's owner - Reuters

31 October 2020 @ 2:09 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Dunkin' Brands to go private in $8.76 billion deal by Arby's owner  Reuters

Mexican president picks first woman to head security ministry - Reuters

31 October 2020 @ 2:02 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Mexican president picks first woman to head security ministry  Reuters

Two-time World Cup winner Rapinoe, WNBA champ Bird announce engagement - Reuters Canada

31 October 2020 @ 1:35 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Two-time World Cup winner Rapinoe, WNBA champ Bird announce engagement  Reuters Canada

A 5-Story Building In Shanghai 'Walks' To a New Location Using Technology

31 October 2020 @ 1:30 am - Slashdot

In Shanghai's latest effort to preserve historic structures, engineers have relocated an 85-year-old, five-story building in its entirety using new technology dubbed the "walking machine." CNN reports: [E]ngineers attached nearly 200 mobile supports under the five-story building, according to Lan Wuji, chief technical supervisor of the project. The supports act like robotic legs. They're split into two groups which alternately rise up and down, imitating the human stride. Attached sensors help c

Sony Close To Buying Crunchyroll For Nearly $1 Billion

31 October 2020 @ 12:50 am - Slashdot

According to Nikkei, Sony is close to acquiring U.S. anime-streaming service Crunchyroll for more than $957 million. From the report: Sony has its own popular anime, titles like "Demon Slayer" and "Kimetsu no Yaiba," but has been licensing it to streaming services. Sony's Aniplex, the studio behind "Kimetsu no Yaiba," has a variety of content, including movies and music, that is mainly distributed by overseas companies. If the acquisition is realized, global competition for content among compani

Russian Hackers Targeted California, Indiana Democratic Parties In Repeat of 2016 Attacks

31 October 2020 @ 12:10 am - Slashdot

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: The group of Russian hackers accused of meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election earlier this year targeted the email accounts of Democratic state parties in California and Indiana, and influential think tanks in Washington and New York, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The attempted intrusions, many of which were internally flagged by Microsoft Corp over the summer, were carried out by a group often nicknamed "Fancy Bear.

Britain may impose new national lockdown from Wednesday - Times - Reuters UK

30 October 2020 @ 11:32 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Britain may impose new national lockdown from Wednesday - Times  Reuters UK

Photos of the month: October - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 11:28 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Photos of the month: October  Reuters

Apple Added a Secret Button To Your iPhone

30 October 2020 @ 11:20 pm - Slashdot

Your iPhone got a new button last month, and you may not have even noticed. The Verge reports: No, Apple didn't sneak into your house and secretly superglue a button onto your smartphone. But it did release iOS 14, the latest version of its iPhone software, which includes a feature called Back Tap. Back Tap adds a fascinating new "button" to your phone that blurs the line between hardware and software. Back Tap turns the entire back of your iPhone into a giant touch-sensitive button that you can

No need for more asteroid-blasting attempts, NASA's OSIRIS-REx has more than enough space dirt

30 October 2020 @ 11:12 pm - The Register

There may be carbon, water, clay, perhaps even platinum, gold in them hills NASA has stowed away its first ever sample of asteroid regolith, collected by its OSIRIS-REx spacecraft from space rock Bennu, and is working on bringing the material home for 2023.…

Armour, Clark share lead after wind-rattled second round at Bermuda - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 11:11 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Armour, Clark share lead after wind-rattled second round at Bermuda  Reuters

Brazil sees 508 new COVID-19 deaths, 22,282 new cases - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 10:51 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Brazil sees 508 new COVID-19 deaths, 22,282 new cases  Reuters

Under Armour To Sell MyFitnessPal For $345 Million, After Acquiring It In 2015 For $475 Million

30 October 2020 @ 10:40 pm - Slashdot

Global fitness giant Under Armour announced this morning that it will be selling MyFitnessPal to investment firm Francisco Partners for $345 million, five and a half years after acquiring it for $475 million. The company also announced that it will be winding down the Endomondo platform which it also acquired at the same time for $85 million. TechCrunch reports: In a press release announcing the news, Under Armour said the reason for this decision was to simplify and focus its brand, keeping it

Twitter unfreezes New York Post account days after backlash from Republican lawmakers - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 10:31 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Twitter unfreezes New York Post account days after backlash from Republican lawmakers  Reuters

Waymo Pulls Back the Curtain On 6.1 Million Miles of Self-Driving Car Data

30 October 2020 @ 10:02 pm - Slashdot

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: In its first report on its autonomous vehicle operations in Phoenix, Arizona, Waymo said that it was involved in 18 crashes and 29 near-miss collisions during 2019 and the first nine months of 2020. These crashes included rear-enders, vehicle swipes, and even one incident when a Waymo vehicle was T-boned at an intersection by another car at nearly 40 mph. The company said that no one was seriously injured and "nearly all" of the collisions were

Trump and Biden visit crucial Midwest states - Reuters.com

30 October 2020 @ 9:29 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Trump and Biden visit crucial Midwest states  Reuters.com

Windows kernel zero-day disclosed by Google's Project Zero after bug exploited in the wild by hackers

30 October 2020 @ 9:26 pm - The Register

Chocolate Factory spills beans on make-me-admin flaw Google's Project Zero bug-hunting team has disclosed a Windows kernel flaw that's being actively exploited by miscreants to gain administrator access on compromised machines.…

These Drones Will Plant 40,000 Trees in a Month. By 2028, They'll Have Planted 1 Billion

30 October 2020 @ 9:25 pm - Slashdot

Earlier this month, on land north of Toronto that previously burned in a wildfire, drones hovered over fields and fired seed pods into the ground, planting native pine and spruce trees to help restore habitat for birds. From a report: Flash Forest, the Canadian startup behind the project, plans to use its technology to plant 40,000 trees in the area this month. By the end of the year, as it expands to other regions, it will plant hundreds of thousands of trees. By 2028, the startup aims to have

Wall Street Week Ahead: Big tech stocks may face post-election headwinds, no matter who wins - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 9:23 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Wall Street Week Ahead: Big tech stocks may face post-election headwinds, no matter who wins  Reuters

Ravens, Stanley agree to five-year extension - Reuters Canada

30 October 2020 @ 9:05 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Ravens, Stanley agree to five-year extension  Reuters Canada

RIAA Obtains Subpoenas Targeting 40 YouTube-Ripping Platforms and Pirate Sites

30 October 2020 @ 8:45 pm - Slashdot

An anonymous reader shares a report: The RIAA is ramping up the pressure on a wide range of platforms allegedly involved in music piracy. Two DMCA subpoenas obtained against Cloudflare and Namecheap require the companies to hand over all information they hold on more than 40 torrent sites, streaming portals and YouTube-ripping services. Also included in the mix are several file-hosting platforms.

Maple Leafs sign F Anderson to three-year extension - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 8:21 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Maple Leafs sign F Anderson to three-year extension  Reuters

U.S. judge blocks Commerce Department TikTok order - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 8:21 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

U.S. judge blocks Commerce Department TikTok order  Reuters

Remember 2013? This coffee machine does: If I could turn back time – I'd reboot this PC

30 October 2020 @ 8:20 pm - The Register

I'd take back that bork that hurt you, or drink tea.... Bork!Bork!Bork!  While Marty McFly's Delorean remains the stuff of fiction, the power of Bork could allow you to experience 2013 while avoiding the disappointing cup of coffee that is 2020.…

U.S. judge orders 'extraordinary measures' to ensure ballot deliveries - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 8:11 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

U.S. judge orders 'extraordinary measures' to ensure ballot deliveries  Reuters

Seagate Says 20 TB HAMR Drives Will Arrive in December, 50 TB Capacities in 2026

30 October 2020 @ 8:05 pm - Slashdot

Seagate revealed several interesting points about its upcoming releases of next-generation hard drives during its quarterly earnings call this week. From a report: The company has disclosed a shift to a new generation of HDDs based on so-called heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) technology. This technology is set to bring many improvements compared to the one currently used by Seagate's rivals like Western Digital. The rivaling company uses energy-assisted perpendicular magnetic recording (

US STOCKS-Tech slide hits Wall Street as coronavirus cases spiral - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 8:01 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

US STOCKS-Tech slide hits Wall Street as coronavirus cases spiral  Reuters

TREASURIES-Yield curve steepest since June as U.S. stocks sell off - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 7:56 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

TREASURIES-Yield curve steepest since June as U.S. stocks sell off  Reuters

Google Discloses Windows Zero-Day Exploited in the Wild

30 October 2020 @ 7:35 pm - Slashdot

Security researchers from Google have disclosed today a zero-day vulnerability in the Windows operating system that is currently under active exploitation. From a report: The zero-day is expected to be patched on November 10, which is the date of Microsoft's next Patch Tuesday, according to Ben Hawkes, team lead for Project Zero, Google's elite vulnerability research team. On Twitter, Hawkes said the Windows zero-day (tracked as CVE-2020-17087) was used as part of a two-punch attack, together wi

Right to repair? At least you still have the right to despair: Camera modules cannot be swapped on the iPhone 12

30 October 2020 @ 7:15 pm - The Register

Not without Apple's proprietary System Configuration app anyway Right-to-repair campaigners have discovered that Apple's iPhone 12 rejects replacement camera modules in the absence of a proprietary software tool.…

Protesters clash with police over COVID-19 restrictions in Barcelona - Reuters UK

30 October 2020 @ 7:01 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Protesters clash with police over COVID-19 restrictions in Barcelona  Reuters UK

Is This the End of the Repairable iPhone?

30 October 2020 @ 6:51 pm - Slashdot

iFixit: After exhaustive testing, comparing notes with multiple repair technicians, and reviewing leaked Apple training documents, we've found that the iPhone 12 camera is entirely unreliable when swapped between iPhones. This latest fault, along with indications from Apple's repair guides, makes it more clear than ever: Apple, by design or neglect or both, is making it extremely hard to repair an iPhone without their blessing. This may be a bug that Apple eventually fixes. There is even precede

Walmart returns firearms, ammunition to U.S. store floors ahead of election - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 6:41 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Walmart returns firearms, ammunition to U.S. store floors ahead of election  Reuters

Exclusive: Italian payments firm Nexi leads race for $10 bln Nets takeover - sources - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 6:36 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Exclusive: Italian payments firm Nexi leads race for $10 bln Nets takeover - sources  Reuters

The Russians are at it again: Zebrocy backdoor malware is evolving, Uncle Sam warns close to eve of presidential election

30 October 2020 @ 6:30 pm - The Register

Yep, it's the artists occasionally known as APT28 The US government, in full pre-presidential election high alert, has issued a warning about an evolved strain of backdoor malware from a Russian offensive cyber unit.…

Tigers name Hinch manager - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 6:26 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Tigers name Hinch manager  Reuters

Ahead of U.S. election, Facebook suspends political and new group recommendations - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 6:19 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Ahead of U.S. election, Facebook suspends political and new group recommendations  Reuters

Facebook Says Technical Glitches Improperly Blocked Campaign Ads

30 October 2020 @ 6:11 pm - Slashdot

Facebook revealed Thursday how internal technical glitches had disrupted the delivery of some ads from the Joe Biden and Donald Trump campaigns, but said it made changes to resolve those hiccups in the run-up to the November U.S. presidential election. From a report: The social media giant's admission followed complaints from the Biden camp about how thousands of its ads had been blocked. Facebook said in a blog post it spotted "unanticipated issues" affecting both campaigns, including technical

Nestle buys U.S. meal delivery group Freshly for $950 million - Reuters UK

30 October 2020 @ 6:08 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Nestle buys U.S. meal delivery group Freshly for $950 million  Reuters UK

Spain's COVID-19 infections rise by 25,595 in new daily record - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 5:58 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Spain's COVID-19 infections rise by 25,595 in new daily record  Reuters

Raikkonen to continue for another season with Alfa Romeo - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 5:46 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Raikkonen to continue for another season with Alfa Romeo  Reuters

COVID tests should play bigger role in international travel: WHO expert - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 5:36 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

COVID tests should play bigger role in international travel: WHO expert  Reuters

New Boeing jet unlikely but depends on MAX return: Safran CEO - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 5:35 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

New Boeing jet unlikely but depends on MAX return: Safran CEO  Reuters

COVID tests should play bigger role in international travel - WHO expert - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 5:33 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

COVID tests should play bigger role in international travel - WHO expert  Reuters

Roglic back in red after third Vuelta stage win - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 5:26 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Roglic back in red after third Vuelta stage win  Reuters

Luke Skywalker used to bullseye womp rats in his T-16 on Tatooine. But Star Wars: Squadrons misses the mark

30 October 2020 @ 5:22 pm - The Register

Sadly, the space opera franchise's first proper starfighter game in yonks just isn't that good The RPG  Greetings, traveller, and welcome back to The Register Plays Games, our monthly gaming column. It's time to lock S-foils in attack position because we're checking out Squadrons, EA's attempt at a dedicated Star Wars space combat game, and the first in the genre to grace the galaxy far, far away for a long time.…

Judge sets Nov. deadlines for U.S. antitrust case against Google - Reuters Africa

30 October 2020 @ 5:11 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Judge sets Nov. deadlines for U.S. antitrust case against Google  Reuters Africa

Novavax lays out specific minority targets for U.S. COVID-19 vaccine trial - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 5:08 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Novavax lays out specific minority targets for U.S. COVID-19 vaccine trial  Reuters

U.S. fights delay in extraditing Carlos Ghosn's accused escape plotters to Japan - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 5:05 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

U.S. fights delay in extraditing Carlos Ghosn's accused escape plotters to Japan  Reuters

Bolivian Congress approves report recommending lawsuit against outgoing president - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 5:03 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Bolivian Congress approves report recommending lawsuit against outgoing president  Reuters

Three Thai protest leaders re-arrested, one carried from van - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 4:57 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Three Thai protest leaders re-arrested, one carried from van  Reuters

UK reports 24,405 new cases of coronavirus - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 4:33 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

UK reports 24,405 new cases of coronavirus  Reuters

You might want to look Huawei now: Smartphone market returns to growth as Chinese giant's shipments plunge

30 October 2020 @ 4:30 pm - The Register

Analyst figures add insult to injury for embattled comms biz Huawei's godawful 2020 continues to worsen, with the Chinese smartphone maker suffering a double-digit drop in shipment volumes globally, according to analysts' preliminary Q3 sales estimates.…

KKR's third-quarter earnings rise on capital market strength - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 4:26 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

KKR's third-quarter earnings rise on capital market strength  Reuters

Fancy building to-spec PCs for the Bank of England, and more? A £46m end user support contract is up for grabs

30 October 2020 @ 3:30 pm - The Register

The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street needs help managing thousands of laptops, PCs and tablets The Bank of England has said it is looking for an IT supplier to support its extensive personal computer estate in a contract which is set to be worth around £46.5m.…

Madame Tussauds in Berlin dumps Trump before U.S. election - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 3:16 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Madame Tussauds in Berlin dumps Trump before U.S. election  Reuters

Reliance profit slides as pandemic slams oil business - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 3:03 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Reliance profit slides as pandemic slams oil business  Reuters

Analysis: Dueling pre-election bets playing out in U.S. Treasury market - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 2:52 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Analysis: Dueling pre-election bets playing out in U.S. Treasury market  Reuters

iPhone sales shrink for 2nd year in a row as delay to next-gen mobile launch hits hard

30 October 2020 @ 2:45 pm - The Register

An unsightly stain among otherwise solid Apple results – considering the sh*t show that is 2020 Apple's iPhone sales shrunk for the second fiscal year in a row due to the delayed launch of its next-generation blower – the only blemish on an otherwise solid set of profit & loss accounts filed in the middle of a pandemic.…

Meatpacker JBS to seek damages from founders after Brazil shareholder vote - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 2:27 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Meatpacker JBS to seek damages from founders after Brazil shareholder vote  Reuters

U.S. consumer spending beats forecasts; worries over decreasing government money - Reuters

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

U.S. consumer spending beats forecasts; worries over decreasing government money  Reuters

CANADA STOCKS-TSX slips as energy stocks weigh, virus cases surge - Reuters.com

30 October 2020 @ 2:21 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

CANADA STOCKS-TSX slips as energy stocks weigh, virus cases surge  Reuters.com

Early U.S. vote surpasses 85 million, Texas exceeds 2016 turnout - Reuters

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

Early U.S. vote surpasses 85 million, Texas exceeds 2016 turnout  Reuters

Waymo releases Phoenix area self-driving car incident score card - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 2:13 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Waymo releases Phoenix area self-driving car incident score card  Reuters

Marriott fined £0.05 for each of the 339 million hotel guests whose data crooks were stealing for four years

30 October 2020 @ 2:08 pm - The Register

UK watchdog's mooted £99m penalty comes in at just £18.4m Your name, address, phone number, email address, passport number, date of birth, and sex are worth just £0.05 in the eyes of the UK Information Commissioner's Office, which has fined Marriott £18.4m after 339 million people's data was stolen from the hotel chain.…

Time for a change and a fresh tech role? Have a browse of this week's Reg job listings

30 October 2020 @ 1:31 pm - The Register

Employers seek software engineers, support, new grads, and more Job Alert  We've got a bunch of interesting roles to get your teeth stuck into this week.…

Canadian dollar pares weekly decline as economy grows - Reuters Canada

30 October 2020 @ 1:30 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Canadian dollar pares weekly decline as economy grows  Reuters Canada

Factbox: Latest on worldwide spread of the coronavirus - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 1:23 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Factbox: Latest on worldwide spread of the coronavirus  Reuters

Biden and Trump barnstorm across battleground states | Pictures - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 1:11 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Biden and Trump barnstorm across battleground states | Pictures  Reuters

Qualcomm, FedEx, auto executives to propose modernized transport policies - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 1:01 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Qualcomm, FedEx, auto executives to propose modernized transport policies  Reuters

Why, yes, you can register an XSS attack as a UK company name. How do we know that? Someone actually did it

30 October 2020 @ 1:00 pm - The Register

And the 'acceptable company name' charset is hardcoded... in legislation Companies House has blocked someone who registered a new biz with a name that contained the right characters arranged in the right order to trigger a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack against users of the service's API.…

Apple shares fall as iPhone sales dip weighs on record quarterly results - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 12:43 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Apple shares fall as iPhone sales dip weighs on record quarterly results  Reuters

Column: China's aluminium juggernaut may be running out of road - Andy Home - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 12:42 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Column: China's aluminium juggernaut may be running out of road - Andy Home  Reuters

Take Five: Markets hoping for clear result in U.S. vote - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 12:26 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Take Five: Markets hoping for clear result in U.S. vote  Reuters

Ford eyes first-year sales of 100,000 vehicles with hands-free driving system - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 12:23 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Ford eyes first-year sales of 100,000 vehicles with hands-free driving system  Reuters

Unionised BT Technology workers vote for industrial action as more compulsory job cuts hit UK telco's IT crowd

30 October 2020 @ 12:15 pm - The Register

Systems, networks staffers face round 2 as round 1 crew packs their cables BT workers in the Technology division are keen on taking industrial action to oppose the multi-year and multi-billion pound cost cutting programme that CEO Philip Jansen inherited and has continued to run.…

Exxon posts third straight quarterly loss as pandemic hits demand, prices - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 12:08 pm - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Exxon posts third straight quarterly loss as pandemic hits demand, prices  Reuters

AbbVie raises profit outlook on Botox recovery signs, new drugs growth - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 11:54 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

AbbVie raises profit outlook on Botox recovery signs, new drugs growth  Reuters

Austria's COVID-19 infections leap as nation awaits new restrictions - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 11:53 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Austria's COVID-19 infections leap as nation awaits new restrictions  Reuters

Kenya joins global trial of Oxford University's COVID-19 vaccine - Reuters India

30 October 2020 @ 11:48 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Kenya joins global trial of Oxford University's COVID-19 vaccine  Reuters India

Belgium, with EU's worst COVID numbers, ducks full lockdown - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 11:40 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Belgium, with EU's worst COVID numbers, ducks full lockdown  Reuters

X.Org is now pretty much an ex-org: Maintainer declares the open-source windowing system largely abandoned

30 October 2020 @ 11:30 am - The Register

'X works extremely well for what it is, but what it is is deeply flawed' Red Hat's Adam Jackson, project owner for the X.Org graphical and windowing system still widely used on Linux, said the project has been abandoned "to the extent that that means using it to actually control the display, and not just keep X apps running."…

Phillips 66 posts smaller-than-feared loss on retail improvement - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 11:22 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Phillips 66 posts smaller-than-feared loss on retail improvement  Reuters

Analysis: Biden's clean-energy 'revolution' faces challenge to match fossil-fuel jobs, pay - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 11:18 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Analysis: Biden's clean-energy 'revolution' faces challenge to match fossil-fuel jobs, pay  Reuters

Marlboro maker Altria takes $2.6 billion hit as Juul valuation crumbles - Reuters

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

Marlboro maker Altria takes $2.6 billion hit as Juul valuation crumbles  Reuters

Britain touts 'tiered' approach to COVID as neighbours prepare near lockdowns - Reuters

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

Britain touts 'tiered' approach to COVID as neighbours prepare near lockdowns  Reuters

Europeans urge wider curbs as COVID sweeps continent, batters U.S - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 11:01 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Europeans urge wider curbs as COVID sweeps continent, batters U.S  Reuters

Tech slide, pandemic surge slam Wall Street, biggest weekly loss since March - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 10:52 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Tech slide, pandemic surge slam Wall Street, biggest weekly loss since March  Reuters

'Eat out to help out' offer contributed to UK second COVID wave: study - Reuters UK

30 October 2020 @ 10:52 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

'Eat out to help out' offer contributed to UK second COVID wave: study  Reuters UK

Remember, remember, the 14th of November (if you're an astronaut): NASA names the date for Crew-1 mission to ISS

30 October 2020 @ 10:45 am - The Register

Also: ESA looks to the Moon, RocketLab launches another 10 sats, and SpaceX probably thinks that's cute In brief  NASA has stuck a pin in 14 November (15 Nov for those running on GMT) for the launch of the first crew rotation mission to the International Space Station (ISS) to be launched from US soil.…

Judge rules U.S. teenager should return to Wisconsin to face shooting charges - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 10:37 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Judge rules U.S. teenager should return to Wisconsin to face shooting charges  Reuters

Biden legal adviser preps for end game as election nears - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 10:30 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Biden legal adviser preps for end game as election nears  Reuters

Brexit goes down to the line: Deal, no-deal or fudge? - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 10:24 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Brexit goes down to the line: Deal, no-deal or fudge?  Reuters

Canada border agent says he received unusual FBI phone call in Huawei CFO U.S. extradition case - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 10:10 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Canada border agent says he received unusual FBI phone call in Huawei CFO U.S. extradition case  Reuters

Why NASA's moonshot, Boeing, Bezos and Musk have a lot riding on U.S. election - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 10:06 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Why NASA's moonshot, Boeing, Bezos and Musk have a lot riding on U.S. election  Reuters

On Friday the US starts Ender's hacking game: All local teens can compete for scholarships in cybersecurity

30 October 2020 @ 10:00 am - The Register

CyberStart America challenge aims to find talented network defenders Starting on Friday, US high school students can register to participate in CyberStart America, an online puzzle-solving game designed to identify cybersecurity talent and qualify participants for an opportunity to compete in the National Cyber Scholarship Competition next year.…

Exclusive: Russian hackers targeted California, Indiana Democratic parties - Reuters

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

Exclusive: Russian hackers targeted California, Indiana Democratic parties  Reuters

France tightens security after Nice attack, protests flare in parts of Muslim world - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 9:56 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

France tightens security after Nice attack, protests flare in parts of Muslim world  Reuters

Hong Kong recession shows signs of slowing as China economy expands - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 9:47 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Hong Kong recession shows signs of slowing as China economy expands  Reuters

Tens of thousands of Muslims protest over Macron remarks after killings in France - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 9:41 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Tens of thousands of Muslims protest over Macron remarks after killings in France  Reuters

First wave of ships explore green hydrogen as route to net zero - Reuters

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

First wave of ships explore green hydrogen as route to net zero  Reuters

Return of the flying car, just when we all need to escape

30 October 2020 @ 9:30 am - The Register

From pasta to teleporting robots: something to chew on Something for the Weekend, Sir?  Did you enjoy World Pasta Day? It was last Sunday. Me, I made a big bowl of it and tucked in along with my mates Mark Arony and Al Dente.…

Mom-and-pop investors bid record $3 trillion for Ant Group's IPO - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 9:18 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Mom-and-pop investors bid record $3 trillion for Ant Group's IPO  Reuters

As China's yuan becomes a Biden election play, PBOC pushes back - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 9:12 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

As China's yuan becomes a Biden election play, PBOC pushes back  Reuters

Thousands in Warsaw join biggest protest so far against abortion ruling - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 8:54 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Thousands in Warsaw join biggest protest so far against abortion ruling  Reuters

Norway wealth fund says it's hard to find right green energy projects - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 8:37 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Norway wealth fund says it's hard to find right green energy projects  Reuters

European stocks steady, but head for worst week since March - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 8:32 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

European stocks steady, but head for worst week since March  Reuters

Alibaba to kick off China's first post-pandemic 'Singles Day' early - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 8:20 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

Alibaba to kick off China's first post-pandemic 'Singles Day' early  Reuters

Did I or did I not ask you to double-check that the socket was on? Now I've driven 15 miles, what have we found?

30 October 2020 @ 8:15 am - The Register

IT idiocy by government is as old as IT itself On Call  Thundering IT incompetence by government is hardly new. While the antics of the present UK administration may have gone beyond satire, round out your week with an On Call reminder that things never really change.…

'Wrong direction': rising UK COVID-19 cases increase pressure for change - Reuters UK

30 October 2020 @ 8:02 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

'Wrong direction': rising UK COVID-19 cases increase pressure for change  Reuters UK

National COVID lockdown in England not inevitable, UK minister says - Reuters

30 October 2020 @ 8:00 am - "when:24h allinurl:reuters.com" - Google News

National COVID lockdown in England not inevitable, UK minister says  Reuters

Cloud revenue equation: One AWS equals Azure + Google + Alibaba

30 October 2020 @ 7:39 am - The Register

Pandemic makes for huge growth, but one customer remains elusive: Facebook plans $23bn new infrastructure spend Amazon Web Services remains the king of the clouds, at least when measured by revenue, according to analyst outfit Canalys.…

Japan testing sandwiches that discount themselves as they age

30 October 2020 @ 5:56 am - The Register

Snacks will ID themselves using RFID and an app will tell punters when there's cheap chow to be chomped Japan will conduct a test of sandwiches and other snacks that discount themselves as they age.…

Microsoft makes cloudy Linux licensing less labyrinthine

30 October 2020 @ 4:31 am - The Register

Tickles the Azure Hybrid Benefit so that RHEL and SUSE users get the same deal as Windows buyers The fine folk at Licensing School have noticed a new-ish example of Microsoft’s ongoing ardour for Linux: a BYO licensing scheme that makes it easier to bring Red Hat and SUSE deals to Azure.…

Alphabet thanks ads and AI for its $124m-a-day quarterly profit, and comes out swinging against antitrust action

30 October 2020 @ 2:50 am - The Register

'We are proud people choose Google Search not because they have to, but because it's convenient,' states CEO Google’s search and advertising business has bounced back, parent biz Alphabet said on Thursday as it revealed reported healthy revenues amid the coronavirus pandemic.…

China sets itself 2035 goal for technology self-sufficiency and covets title as the world’s top innovator

30 October 2020 @ 1:29 am - The Register

State of local software industry also revealed: 7 million workers, $36bn of exports The Central Committee of Chinese Communist Party has declared the nation will become the world’s top innovator in coming years and says it wants to be entirely self-sustaining in tech within 15 years.…

Amazon blasts past estimates, triples profits to $6.2bn but says COVID will cost it $4bn over the next quarter

29 October 2020 @ 11:42 pm - The Register

Bezos predicts a very Merry Christmas Amazon on Thursday reported $96.1bn in revenue for its third quarter of 2020, a 37 per cent increase year-on-year that demonstrated its continued resistance to pandemic-induced economic malaise.…

If you haven't patched WebLogic server console flaws in the last eight days 'assume it has been compromised'

29 October 2020 @ 10:35 pm - The Register

Stark warning from SANS' Johannes Ullrich - RCE's gonna GET 'ya Last week Oracle released one of its mammoth quarterly patch dumps - with 402 fixes. Well, it turns out that if you missed one and you're running WebLogic 10.3.6.0.0, 12.1.3.0.0, 12.2.1.3.0, 12.2.1.4.0 and 14.1.1.0.0, you've probably already been tagged by hackers.…

Days before the US election, phishers net $2.3m from Wisconsin Republicans

29 October 2020 @ 8:58 pm - The Register

Big money in American politics proves chum in the water for online sharks As America counts down to the November 3 elections, things are tense for political campaigns. There's a lot of money flying around and the online criminals have sensed blood in the water.…

Google Safari Workaround case inspires campaign to sue Facebook in UK's High Court over Cambridge Analytica app

29 October 2020 @ 8:00 pm - The Register

'Facebook You Owe Us' wants to run a not-quite-class-action-style lawsuit A campaign to sue Facebook over lax privacy policies that allowed Cambridge Analytica to slurp almost a million people's personal data from the social networking website hopes to become a representative action in the High Court, its instigators said today.…

Update to NHS COVID-19 app brings improved warnings, end to 'ghost' notifications

29 October 2020 @ 7:00 pm - The Register

It's all about timing, apparently The NHS has updated its COVID-19 app for England and Wales*, meaning it now uses the latest version of the contact tracing API co-developed by Google and Apple.…

Ryuk this for a game of soldiers: Ransomware-flingers actively targeting hospitals in the US, cyber agencies warn

29 October 2020 @ 6:15 pm - The Register

And infosec firms say it's only got worse over this year Ryuk ransomware is being aggressively deployed to target US healthcare institutions, government cyber organisations in the US have warned.…

Canadian uni blames users, 'isolated technical problems' as new Workday system fails to pay 700 temps on time

29 October 2020 @ 5:30 pm - The Register

Don't suppose that factored into the '10 Reasons to be Excited About Workday at McGill!' Montreal's McGill University has left 150 temporary workers unpaid as it struggles to iron out technical problems and user training following the introduction of a new Workday HR and payroll system.…

Looking for good news on COVID-19? That’s exactly what cyber attackers want you to do

29 October 2020 @ 5:00 pm - The Register

Let us show you how to outsmart them Webcast  If you think cybercriminals and hackers are without a shred of empathy or human understanding, you’d be wrong.…

Nice for some: ServiceNow margins swell 83% as post-COVID market wolfs down subscriptions

29 October 2020 @ 4:15 pm - The Register

Makes several consumer-industry appointments It must be a Sliding Doors moment for ServiceNow CEO Bill McDermott - the former SAP boss is now plying his trade at a born-in-the-cloud biz that isn't facing the same troubles as his previous legacy tech employer.…

SiFive inches closer to offering a true RISC-V PC: Latest five-core dev board includes PCIe, SSD interfaces

29 October 2020 @ 3:30 pm - The Register

Plus 8GB RAM, USB, gigabit Ethernet, mini-ITX form, etc... and competition from Microchip SiFive will today unveil its latest developer board, which edges the startup closer to offering what you might consider a fully-fledged RISC-V desktop PC.…

Lenovo to slap ThinkShield security standard for laptop line-up on its Motorola mobiles

29 October 2020 @ 1:41 pm - The Register

Scheme to roll out across firm's device portfolio in coming months Motorola will push ThinkShield onto the business end of its smartphone portfolio, as an extension of the security and management programme on Lenovo's laptop and desktop line.…

Microsoft to rethink crash-prone Visual Studio extension model, shift towards cloud

29 October 2020 @ 12:32 pm - The Register

Why not just use Visual Studio Code, which has 5 times as many extensions and is designed for cloud? Microsoft is creating a new extensibility model for Visual Studio, its Windows IDE for coding everything from desktop applications to cloud-hosted microservices.…

AMD claims high-end Big Navi Radeon GPUs leave Nvidia's ray-tracing cards in the dust

29 October 2020 @ 11:45 am - The Register

If you don't want to wait for new stock or splash out on the RTX 30 series, consider AMD's RX 6000s AMD showed off three new graphics processor units for PC gamers on Wednesday, claiming its chips offered better performance than the ones in Nvidia's latest GeForce RTX 30 line.…

Watch as UK government magically makes value of £500m framework contract swell to four times the size

29 October 2020 @ 11:00 am - The Register

And for my next trick... behold! Digital transformation! The UK government has launched a tender for a £2bn IT services framework contract after the expected value rose to four times the initial estimated price.…

Devs strung up about .NET 5.0 string changes that may break working code are told: It's not a bug, it's a feature

29 October 2020 @ 10:15 am - The Register

'I'm just not excited at the prospect of a new crop of unknown unknowns' Changes to the way string comparisons work in the soon-to-be-released .NET 5.0 may break existing code on Windows.…

Can we stop megacorps from using and abusing our data? That ship has sailed, ex-NSA lawyer argues in new book

29 October 2020 @ 9:30 am - The Register

Companies are a bigger threat than governments – because they're less regulated Interview  Cyber Privacy: Who Has Your Data and Why You Should Care is the title of a new book from April Falcon Doss, a former associate general counsel for intelligence law at America's NSA. Doss spoke to The Register about her concerns with pervasive data collection and its potential for harm.…

A cloud server with no network, no persistent storage, and no user access – what is AWS thinking?

29 October 2020 @ 8:33 am - The Register

Security, that's what, for those of you who like your clouds very isolated AWS has introduced a new variant of its EC2 IaaS service that offers no external network connectivity, no persistent storage, and no user access – not even a root user or an admin user on the instance can access or SSH into the instance.…

Samsung profits surge as the world starts buying smartphones again

29 October 2020 @ 7:44 am - The Register

Huawei stockpiling components helps too, but server memory sales go soft Samsung Electronics has revealed 50 percent growth thanks to a surge in smartphone sales.…

French services outfit Atos told to pay $855m in trade secret pinching case

29 October 2020 @ 7:02 am - The Register

Challenges jury verdict immediately and offers to pay one percent of damages French services outfit Atos has been ordered to pay $855m for pinching a rival’s trade secrets.…

Malware never switches off – so why should your security supplier?

29 October 2020 @ 6:01 am - The Register

Kaspersky’s License Management Portal helps MSPs and resellers get tech to users fast Promo  Cyber-criminals never sleep, so neither should your customers’ security teams or your own managed service operations.…

Cambodia launches blockchain-powered peer-to-peer payments, hopes it crushes cash

29 October 2020 @ 5:02 am - The Register

Kind-of digital currency can shift US Dollars or the Cambodian Riel Cambodia has launched a blockchain-powered peer-to-peer payment system and it’s hoped the scheme reduces use of cash and helps to control the novel coronavirus.…

Indian government labels itself ‘evasive’ over privacy details of national COVID-19 contact-tracing app

29 October 2020 @ 2:45 am - The Register

Smacks down Information Commission by pointing to policy and data revealing the app has probably helped quite a lot India’s Central Information Commission has warned the nation’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology that it could face penalties under the Right to Information Act after it was found to have been “evasive” in its response to a request for information about the Aarogya Setu contact-tracing app.…

Trump administration proposes H-1B visas go to highest-paid workers first

29 October 2020 @ 1:01 am - The Register

Scheme to encourage hiring pricey brainiacs instead of cheap footsloggers The Trump administration has proposed changes to the H-1B visa that will see it abolish the current lottery process and instead prioritise highly paid workers.…

NSA: We've learned our lesson after foreign spies used one of our crypto backdoors – but we can't say how exactly

28 October 2020 @ 11:44 pm - The Register

Senator Wyden puts surveillance nerve-center on blast It's said the NSA drew up a report on what it learned after a foreign government exploited a weak encryption scheme, championed by the US spying agency, in Juniper firewall software.…

Another eBay exec pleads guilty after couple stalked, harassed for daring to criticize the internet tat bazaar

28 October 2020 @ 10:28 pm - The Register

Former cop admits conspiracy to tamper with witnesses, too The Feds have secured another guilty plea in the eBay cyberstalking case where former employees of the online auction house targeted and harassed a couple who were critical of the company in their ecommerce newsletter.…

Big Tech's Section 230 Senate hearing was like Jack Dorsey’s beard: An inexplicable mess that needed a serious trim

28 October 2020 @ 9:37 pm - The Register

With few exceptions, the questioning was a national embarrassment Comment  This morning the Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing with the CEOs of Google, Facebook and Twitter to discuss making changes to a critical piece of US legislation that provides online platforms, used by billions of people, legal protections from the content those people post.…

Brave browser first to nix CNAME deception, the sneaky DNS trick used by marketers to duck privacy controls

28 October 2020 @ 7:40 pm - The Register

Next release will block third-party trackers posing as first-party resources The Brave web browser will soon block CNAME cloaking, a technique used by online marketers to defy privacy controls designed to prevent the use of third-party cookies.…