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2022-11-29

For years, Fortinet has leaned on its custom security and networking ASICs to compete against rival vendors like Juniper, Palo Alto Networks, and Cisco in the firewall space.…
US legislation that aims to protect kids' online safety and data privacy will have "damaging unintended consequences for young people," according to more than 90 privacy and civil rights groups.…
NASA has awarded a $57.2 million contract to ICON, a Texan 3D-printing startup, to build "space-based construction systems" on the surface of the Moon.…
RE:INVENT  AWS CEO Adam Selipsky promised a "zero ETL future" in his re:Invent keynote on Tuesday in Las Vegas, introducing new integration between the Redshift data warehouse service and the Aurora relational database service.…
Malware-slinging miscreants are taking advantage of a trending TikTok challenge — and viewers' dirty minds — to spread data-stealing malware via a phony app that's had more than one million views so far.…
A California judge has cleared the way for a potentially massive class-action lawsuit against Google, which stands accused - again - of anticompetitive practices surrounding its Play store.…
Two top US Senators are pushing a proposal that would bar the federal government from working with companies that use semiconductors made by firms deemed to be Chinese military contractors.  …
Locheed Martin has bagged a government contract to train 17,000 remote US Army civilian employees on security readiness, and wants to also extend the offer to private entities.…
If the words "experimental operating system" don't scare you off, Redox OS is an impressive demonstration of both homegrown OS development and the Rust language itself.…
Apple is the new target of billionaire Elon Musk's ire after the Twitter owner and CEO outlined his frustrations with the company in a series of tweets about it stopping advertising on the platform and more.…
AWS has announced its first virtual machine instances powered by Intel's "Sapphire Rapids" silicon despite the chipmaker telling the world just a few weeks ago that its fourth generation Xeon Scalable CPUs would launch in January.…
An aviation first has been reached in the UK, with Rolls-Royce and easyJet saying they have conducted the "world's first run of a modern aero engine on hydrogen." …
re:Invent  How does AWS develop software? It is all about small teams, according to a low-key but revealing session at the re:Invent conference under way in Las Vegas.…
The co-founder and former CEO of marketing tech startup Iterable is suing the company and some of its backers, claiming that losing his job was less about micro-dosing LSD at work and more about racial discrimination.…
Various parts of Ubuntu's cancelled desktop/fondleslab convergence project are all still ticking away – some officially and some thanks to user communities.…
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has released details of an investigation that alleged the results of an experiment simulating life on board the International Space Station were fabricated with large amounts of altered data.…
Workers are now simply ignoring executive mandates to return to the office, according to a recent report that suggested employers should focus on "reducing ill-being" rather than "improving wellbeing" among staff.…
BT has offered the majority of its workforce a "Cost of Living Pay Rise" in the hope it settles long-running industrial action that saw thousands of engineers and call center personnel repeatedly down tools in recent months.…
The Russian criminal crew Sandworm is launching another attack against organizations in Ukraine, using a ransomware that analysts at Slovakian software company ESET are calling RansomBoggs.…
Popular Japanese messaging app Line on Monday announced the closure of its US cryptocurrency exchange business, Bitfront, citing an increased focus on blockchain-related business.…
Google has licensed its AI breast cancer screening model to a commercial medical technology company, paving the way for the system developed by researchers to be tested in real clinical settings for the first time.…
Amazon Web Services has introduced a CPU customized for high-performance computing, an updated Nitro system capable of handling more traffic, and a network protocol that can make both sing.…
Europol has arrested hundreds of fraudsters, money launderers and cocaine kingpins, and shut down thousands of websites selling pirated and counterfeit products in a series of raids over the past month.…
Lawson, a Japan-based chain of convenience stores with 17,600 outlets – 14,000 of them in the land of the Rising Sun – has opened its first store staffed almost entirely by avatars.…
China's Tiangong space station will host six taikonauts for the first time, after a fresh crew reaches the orbital habitat this week.…
India's Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRAI) has announced a fresh crackdown on TXT spam – this time using artificial intelligence, after a previous blockchain-powered effort delivered mixed results.…
Twitter over the weekend was flooded with spam and suggestive ads in what appears to be an attempt to help the Chinese government hide news about rioters protesting coronavirus restrictions in China.…
Intel said it will continue building new chip manufacturing plants in the West despite a shrinking global economy because it's important to diversify supply chains and expand capacity for when it expects semiconductor demand to rebound.…

2022-11-28

AI rent-pricing software biz, RealPage, is reportedly being investigated by the US Department of Justice's Antitrust Division over claims its algorithms allow landlords to collude with another to inflate prices.…
A federal judge has told Amazon to stop firing employees for engaging in protected activity at JFK8, the Staten Island distribution center that was the company's first - and so far only - to unionize. …
India's first chip manufacturing plant should start construction in February of next year as part of the country's drive to become a bigger semiconductor hub.…
Crypto lending firm Block Fi declared bankruptcy on Monday, citing the collapse of cryptocurrency exchange FTX Trading Ltd. and affiliates two weeks ago.…
Ireland's data privacy agency today said it fined Meta €265 million ($275 million) for failing to protect users' data after millions of Facebook users' phone numbers and other private info was given away online for free. …
That basically means more H2O returned to the environment than is supplied AWS has joined the ranks of tech companies making commitments to become "water positive" – meaning they aim to return more precious H2O to communities than is consumed in business operations.…
SpaceX's 26th commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station arrived this weekend, bringing with it a bundle of scientific experiments to further prepare humans for life beyond Earth.…
Obit  Dr Frederick Phillips Brooks Jr, leader of IBM's OS/360 project and the man chiefly responsible for the prevalence of the eight-bit byte, has died at the age of 91.…
Obit  Dr Frederick Phillips Brooks Jr, leader of IBM's OS/360 project and the man chiefly responsible for the prevalence of the eight-bit byte, has died at the age of 91.…
Updates to Windows Server released as part of this month's Patch Tuesday onslaught might cause some domain controllers to stop working or automatically restart, according to Microsoft.…
Call it blind optimism, deployment of a reality distortion field or pure conviction that Twitter will ultimately flourish, but Elon Musk reckons his social media platform will have 1 billion monthly users within 18 months.…
The US battle to halt China's growing semiconductor industry is having an effect, but risks hurting Western industries as well. Meanwhile, China is fighting back with new investments aimed at making its own industries more self-sufficient.…
"Fun" may not be a word many associate with the IT coalface but in the glamorous world of consulting it is mandatory, according to French court papers that absolve an employee of being an alleged party pooper.…
Meta scored a default judgment last week against a Belarusian developer who was alleged to have used a network of bots and Instagram accounts he controlled to deliver millions of automated likes to his customers' accounts.…
A recently published research paper proposes a system for terrestrial positioning that could give greater accuracy than the existing satellite-based systems, and could potentially be incorporated into future mobile networks.…
Opinion  The UK's national broadcaster, the BBC, its R&D team and its entire 100-year, 15 million item archive are part of a new consortium investigating QNLP, Quantum Natural Language Processing, with the ultimate aim of automating the extraction of meaning from humanity's babble.…
Japanese electronics and printer maker Epson announced this month that it will end the sale and distribution of laser printer hardware by 2026, citing sustainability issues.…
Singapore is obsessed with trees. The island nation, population 5.45 million people, is home to around seven million trees – and manages many of them with an enormous Internet of Things monitoring scheme.…
Who, me?  Welcome once again, valued reader, to Who, Me? – The Register's weekly confessional column in which readers recount their tales of derring-do that derring-didn't.…
Russia's most prominent tech company, Yandex, has announced steps to move some of its intellectual property out of Putin country and dispose of the rest to local interests.…
Asia In brief  Japan's space agency has successfully used water to propel a spacecraft and claimed it represents "the world's first successful orbit control beyond low-Earth orbit using a water propellant propulsion system."…

2022-11-27

Linux kernel boss Linus Torvalds has warned contributors that the rhythm of the project's development cycle will clash with Christmas, so developers need to make sure they ready their work before the holiday season.…
The United States' Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has barred itself from authorizing the import or sale of Chinese telecoms and video surveillance products from Huawei, ZTE, Hytera Communications, Hikvision, and Dahua, on national security grounds.…

2022-11-26