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Ed Snowden doesn’t need to worry about being turfed out of Russia any more

The Register - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 00:34
Immigration reforms allowing more skilled workers to stay seem to have resulted in permanent residency

Russia has apparently given super-leaker and former NSA sysadmin Edward Snowden de facto permanent residence.…

What makes data scientists look so cool? The data engineers doing the real work

The Register - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 00:00
With DSTI’s data engineering MSc, you can study in Paris, Nice, Lagos… or home

Promo  Data scientists like to think of themselves as doing the sexiest job of the 21st century, but it’s only because data engineers let them think that way.…

After Dutch bloke claims he hacked Trump's Twitter by guessing password, web biz says there's 'no evidence'

The Register - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 23:36
It's saying something when it's easy to believe the US President's passphrase was maga2020!

Donald Trump's Twitter password was easily guessed, and he still isn't using multi-factor authentication, claims a Dutch hacker who on Thursday bragged he broke into the President's account last week. Twitter says it has "no evidence" this claim is true.…

Facebook is leaky, creepy, and trashy. Now it wants to host some of your customer data

The Register - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 23:15
Reveals hosting service for WhatsApp Business API and gives its partners reasons to be fearful

Facebook wants to host some of your customer data, an offer that hurts its own partner community.…

China reveals audit of 320,000 local apps, with 34 booted from app stores and hundreds of devs warned they could suffer same fate

The Register - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 22:27
Privacy crackdown in the land of ubiquitous surveillance, where 5G now blankets all cities

Through most of 2020 bans on Chinese apps have meant geopolitical strife, but China yesterday revealed it has started banning some of its own apps.…

2021 Ford Bronco build and price configurator is finally live - Roadshow

CNet - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 22:07
You can now spec your dream Bronco, whether you plan to buy one or not. Oh, and some unexpected roof changes is lowering prices on the two priciest trims.

The Haunting of Bly Manor ending explained, and all your questions answered - CNET

CNet - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 21:54
Dani's beautifully haunting love story has a few complicated knots. Here are some answers to everything that happened in the Netflix horror.

Trump, Biden clash over COVID-19, climate change and racial justice in final debate - CNET

CNet - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 21:28
It's the last showdown between the candidates before Election Day on Nov. 3.

2020 presidential debate memes: Who muted the mute button? - CNET

CNet - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 21:01
President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden faced off for the final time, but the much-promised mute button seemed to have gone missing.

After first floating $20bn penalty, DoJ suggests $60m fine for UMC's theft of Micron’s DRAM secrets

The Register - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 20:58
Taiwanese chipmaker promises ‘substantial assistance’ in ongoing China IP theft action

Taiwanese chip-maker United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) will plead guilty to theft of trade secrets from Micron Technologies and pay a $60m fine to the USA.…

Down the Swanny: '2020 has been the most challenging year in my career' says Intel CEO as profit plunges 30%

The Register - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 19:35
Enterprise and govt data-center sales halve, Xeon processors delayed

Intel shares dived today after it revealed a steep slump in enterprise and government sales of its server chips – and delays to its latest Xeons.…

California appeals court: Uber and Lyft likely misclassified drivers as contractors - CNET

CNet - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 19:25
With a major lawsuit and a nearly $200 million ballot measure campaign, California has become ground zero for gig worker status.

The best espresso machine for 2020: Cuisinart, Breville, Mr. Coffee and more - CNET

CNet - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 18:02
We tested a slew of popular espresso machines from Nespresso, Breville, Mr. Coffee, Cuisinart, DeLonghi and others. Here's what we learned.

Is it Iran or Russia's hackers we need to worry about? The Russians, definitely the Russians, says US intelligence

The Register - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 17:39
Energetic Bear team caught breaking into govt systems, no harm done to Nov 3 elections

The FBI and the US government's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency on Thursday issued a joint warning that a Kremlin hacking crew is probing or breaking into systems belonging to the US government and aviation industry.…

31 of the best movies to stream on Netflix - CNET

CNet - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 17:36
Don't know what to watch tonight? Here are some of the best movies Netflix has to offer.

iPhone 12 launch day: People are still lining up for Apple's new devices - CNET

CNet - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 17:31
COVID-19 can't kill Apple's ceremonial iPhone launches, as dozens lined up for the iPhone 12 launch in Sydney, Australia.

31 best TV shows to binge-watch on Hulu - CNET

CNet - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 17:22
Looking for a great show to watch tonight? Here are some of the best Hulu has to offer.

Cut your own hair with this $33 haircut kit because we don't leave home anymore - CNET

CNet - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 16:53
Everything you need to cut your own hair (or entrust your spouse with the duty) including cordless clippers, 6 guards and the requisite cape.

This app will tell you if the local McDonald's ice cream machine is broken - CNET

CNet - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 16:42
No excuses, McDonald's. The data says you have ice cream.

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