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India makes biometrics mandatory for all e-gov projects

The Register - 1 hour 27 min ago
Cloud's just 'recommended', for now, as local industry plans 50 per cent growth by 2025

India's issued three “Guidance Notes” outlining its government's policies for procuring software and entering into alliances and running RFPs.…

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Google wants to track your phone and credit card through meatspace

The Register - 1 hour 36 min ago
World's biggest advertising company needs to prove ads are worth the money

Google wants stores to gather purchase data on its behalf, to bolster its case that advertising on the platform works.…

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Dodge this: Fiat-Chrysler gets diesel-fuelled sueball from DoJ

The Register - 2 hours 24 min ago
Emissions software scandal flares anew

Fiat-Chrysler, accused of the same kind of software defeat as landed Volkswagen in hot water, is now the subject of a Department of Justice lawsuit.…

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Bluemix gives users two months to adopt new rolling deployment tool

The Register - 3 hours 26 min ago
Active Deploy binned in favour of Kubernetes and/or Cloud Foundry

IBM's announced a swift retirement of its Active Deploy service, a facility offered to those who want frequent updates to cloudy applications.…

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What's got a vast attack service and runs on Linux? Windows Defender, of course

The Register - 4 hours 28 min ago
Penguinistas, rejoice: Tavis Ormandy lets you fuzz Windows

Google Project Zero's Windows bug-hunter and fuzz-boffin Tavis Ormandy has given the world an insight into how he works so fast: he works on Linux, and with the release of a personal project on GitHub, others can too.…

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How good are selfies these days? Good enough to fool Samsung Galaxy S8 biometrics

The Register - 4 hours 54 min ago
Iris-scanner defeated with a camera in night mode, a contact lens, and a printer

Chaos Computer Club's "Starbug" has taken a look at the Samsung Galaxy S8's iris-scanning authentication feature and found you can beat it with a photograph.…

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Java Daddy James Gosling goes to work for Amazon Web Services

The Register - 5 hours 27 min ago
He left Oracle years ago so this is no biggie, but clearly cloud is where big brains want to roost

Java creator James Gosling has announced he now works for Amazon Web Services.…

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Last week: 'OpenVPN client is secure!' <br> This week: 'Unpatched bug in OpenVPN server'

The Register - 5 hours 41 min ago
And it's a nasty one if the user you crack has admin rights

French security outfit Sysdream has gone public with a vulnerability in the admin interface for OpenVPN's server.…

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Armstrong's moon-purse set for $4m bid-off

The Register - Tue, 2017-05-23 23:53
One small bag for a man, one giant check for Sotheby's

The bag Neil Armstrong used to carry home lunar samples from the Apollo 11 mission could fetch up to $4m at auction next month.…

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Target inks $18.5m deal with US states to settle 2013 data breach

The Register - Tue, 2017-05-23 23:25
Fines equal around 8 hours of profit, that'll teach them

Target, the shopping behemoth for people who are too classy to go to Walmart, has today reached a settlement with 47 states and the District of Columbia over the 2013 hacking incident that saw 70 million customers lose their personal information.…

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Particle boffins calculate new constraints for probability of finding dark matter

The Register - Tue, 2017-05-23 23:13
Axions still a no-show over at CERN Axion Telescope

The hunt for axions – a potential dark matter candidate – at the CERN Axion Solar Telescope have been fruitless. But scientists refuse to give up as they set a new limit that calculates the probability of finding these elusive particles.…

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Bloodbath at LeEco US as Chinese tech upstart implodes with layoffs

The Register - Tue, 2017-05-23 22:17
Kiss goodbye to that Android bike and Transformers car

It has all gone pear-shaped for Chinese conglomerate LeEco after the firm told nearly 70 per cent of its US staff that their services will no longer be required.…

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Uber found to be doing something awful? Yep, it's Tuesday

The Register - Tue, 2017-05-23 21:49
Dial-a-ride house admits underpaying New York drivers

Uber said today that it will hand drivers back pay that could add up to tens of millions of dollars.…

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Republicans' net neutrality attack written by… you guessed it, the cable lobby

The Register - Tue, 2017-05-23 21:13
Metadata confirms what we all suspected

A "toolkit" provided to House Republicans to defend US comms watchdog the FCC's recent decision to tear up net neutrality rules was written by the cable lobby.…

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NSA takes one-two punch to the face

The Register - Tue, 2017-05-23 20:24
Two sets of judges rule for citizens and against government

The US National Security Agency has been hit by two legal losses that may put the last part of its controversial spying program on US citizens under threat.…

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Comcast accused of siccing lawyers on net neutrality foe

The Register - Tue, 2017-05-23 19:28
Activists say they got cease and desist threat for pointing out astroturfing

An activist group says it was threatened by Comcast lawyers after it pointed out the cable giant's efforts to astroturf the FCC with fake comments on net neutrality.…

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Redmond puts wall around Windows 10 for Chinese government edition

The Register - Tue, 2017-05-23 18:57
Middle Kingdom mandarins get their own OS

While much attention has been focused on the new Surface Pro laptop Microsoft has launched in Shanghai on Tuesday, the company also announced a special build of its operating system for China.…

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It's just 'Pro' now, guys: Microsoft gives Surface a subtle resurfacing

The Register - Tue, 2017-05-23 16:02
Boutique fondleslab gains SIM slot... but not until later this year

Microsoft has revamped its Surface tablet, which at last includes a SIM card slot.…

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IoT standards? We've got 'em. And if you don't like those, we got more

The Register - Tue, 2017-05-23 15:35
Cities sick of being used as techies' sandboxes

Cities are tired of being the "guinea pigs" caught in the middle of the Internet of Things' ongoing standards bunfight, London's LPWA conference was told this morning.…

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Capita and Birmingham City Council 'dissolve' joint venture

The Register - Tue, 2017-05-23 15:03
Won't somebody think of the savings? Oh, they have, and now the dream has died

The long-running and highly criticised joint venture between Capita and Birmingham City Council is being rubbed out, reportedly saving taxpayers around £44m.…

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