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How are you supposed to secure your workers when they could be anywhere?

The Register - Tue, 05/04/2021 - 01:30
Find out at the Anywhere Workspace Event

Promo  The last year has blown apart any pretence of having a perimeter behind which you can corral your users, keeping them both focused on the job and secure.…

Vietnam thanks Samsung for all its help, asks for more to go beyond mere manufacturing

The Register - Tue, 05/04/2021 - 00:57
Samsung in turn asks for access to clean 'leccy at high-level love-in

A high-level meeting between the Vietnamese government and Samsung has seen each party make a mutually beneficial request of the other, highlighting the success of the relationship - and the fact that both see room for improvement.…

Vodafone building world-girdling hybrid analytics apps capable of slurping 50 terabytes a day

The Register - Mon, 05/03/2021 - 23:58
Promises personalised services, software-driven networks, all the fun of an SAP migration to Google cloud

Vodafone has signed up for another six years of fun with Google and its cloud.…

In China, the Smart TV watches you, shares IP address, Wi-Fi SSIDs, viewing habits, and more

The Register - Mon, 05/03/2021 - 22:55
Tellie-maker Skyworth says it was duped by analytics service

Chinese TV-maker Skyworth has admitted that some of its Android-powered smart televisions shared more data than it agreed to send to a third-party organisation.…

Philippines national ID registration portal opens, glitches out in first hour

The Register - Mon, 05/03/2021 - 21:32
2FA hasn’t kept pace with registration and real-world biometric capture

The Philippines’ attempt to expand its national ID program has stumbled thanks to scaling issues with its two-factor authentication tools.…

Not so fast, SpaceX: $3bn NASA Moon landing contract blocked by rivals' gripes

The Register - Mon, 05/03/2021 - 20:38
Blue Origin, Dynetics cry foul

NASA’s $2.89bn contract awarded to SpaceX for its Starship rocket to send the first American woman and next man to the Moon has been put on ice after SpaceX’s competitors complained to the US Government Accountability Office.…

Apple patches iOS, macOS, iPadOS, watchOS, kitchen-sinkOS bugs said to be exploited in the wild

The Register - Mon, 05/03/2021 - 19:35
Plus: Micro-op CPU caches abused to leak data, and more

In Brief  Apple on Monday patched security flaws in its software that is said to have been exploited in the wild by miscreants to hijack gear.…

Googler demolishes one of Apple's monopoly defenses – that web apps are just as good as native iOS software

The Register - Mon, 05/03/2021 - 18:02
Safari savaged for failing behind in web APIs

Epic Games and Apple faced off in an Oakland, California, courtroom on Monday to resolve the gaming giant's antitrust claim that Apple's App Store represents an illegal monopoly.…

Philanthropist and ex-Microsoft manager Melinda Gates and her husband Bill split after 27 years of marriage

The Register - Mon, 05/03/2021 - 16:05
We know the pandemic has been tough on relationships but...

Bill Gates has announced his marriage has suffered a BSoD – the Blue Screen of Divorce – after 27 years with his partner Melinda.…

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The Register - Mon, 05/03/2021 - 14:57
They! may! take! the! exclamation! point! but! they! will! never! take! our! headlines!

Verizon has sold its media division, including the early internet portals Yahoo! and AOL, to Apollo Global Management, a private equity fund, for $5bn, it announced on Monday.…

Ex Netflix IT ops boss pocketed $500k+ in bribes before awarding millions in tech contracts

The Register - Mon, 05/03/2021 - 13:16
Pay-to-play bungs required to do business with video-streaming giant

Michael Kail, former veep of IT Operations at Netflix, was convicted on Friday on 28 counts of wire fraud, mail fraud, and money laundering after a federal jury found that he took advantage of his position to demand bribes from vendors.…

It’s the year of the Virtual Desktop again … but this time really is different

The Register - Mon, 05/03/2021 - 11:00
Join us and Nutanix online this week and find out why

Webcast  A year of pandemic has forced momentous changes on how we work and the technology we use to support this.…

Ingenuity Mars Helicopter cleared for further, farther, flying after landing on 117-second fourth flight

The Register - Mon, 05/03/2021 - 05:16
Vehicle to enter 'operations demonstration phase'. Meanwhile SpaceX’s first crew return mission also sticks the landing

NASA is so pleased with the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter's performance that it will devise a new “operations demonstration phase” in which the craft will be tasked with “exploring how aerial scouting and other functions could benefit future exploration of Mars and other worlds.”…

Terminal trickery, or how to improve a novel immeasurably

The Register - Mon, 05/03/2021 - 01:30
When contractors go bored: Stuffing the timesheet with shenanigans

Who, Me?  Start your week the right way, with a Who, Me? reader confession and an improvement made to some bodice-ripping fiction.…

Boomi busts out of Dell with $4bn sale to pair of private equiteers

The Register - Sun, 05/02/2021 - 23:58
It’s a cloudy world and Dell has now offloaded almost all its software assets

Dell has announced the sale of its Boomi Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) outfit.…

Bitcoin is ‘disgusting and contrary to the interests of civilization’ says famed investor Charlie Munger

The Register - Sun, 05/02/2021 - 22:01
Berkshire Hathaway’s annual Q&A also smashed Robinhood, tweaked Elon Musk, fawned over Apple

Bitcoin is disgusting and contrary to the interests of civilization according to Charlie Munger, vice-chair of holding company Berkshire Hathaway.…

China cracks down on ‘excessive’ user data harvesting, gives 33 apps ten days to clean up their acts

The Register - Sun, 05/02/2021 - 19:15
Alibaba, Tencent and Baidu among those in strife

China has identified 33 apps that it says illegally collect information not necessary to their services, and given their operators ten days to perform “rectification”.…

More than 1,000 humans fail to beat AI contender in top crossword battle

The Register - Sat, 05/01/2021 - 08:51
Plus: Deepfake satellite images and Google fails to cite relevant research in its own large language model paper

In brief  An AI system has bested nearly 1,300 human competitors in the annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament to achieve the top score.…

<i>Octopath Traveler</i>: Love letter to JRPG golden age has great combat but retro graphics highlight the genre's tedium

The Register - Sat, 05/01/2021 - 01:48
You sure have to press 'A' a lot

The RPG  Greetings, traveller, and welcome back to The Register Plays Games, our monthly gaming column. 2021 continues to move slowly for the world's biggest entertainment industry and while we did ask Square Enix for a copy of new looter-shooter Outriders, they blanked us. So instead we are picking up a style of game Square is better known for – Octopath Traveler, originally a Nintendo Switch exclusive now on PC.

Lambda School, a coding bootcamp that takes a cut of your next tech salary, now takes a 30% cut in staff

The Register - Fri, 04/30/2021 - 17:29
Plus: Workers axed at '$4bn' Patreon, techies walk away from Basecamp

The Lambda School, an online coding bootcamp based in San Francisco, on Thursday said it will lay off 65 employees, about a third of the workforce.…

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