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Amazon Drive bans rclone storage client

Tue, 2017-05-23 00:38
Presence of encrypted keys in source code runs afoul of rules

Last week, Amazon Web Services banned rclone, an open source cloud storage client application, from accessing Amazon Drive, inconveniencing hundreds or possibly thousands of people using the software.…

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Chinese e-tailer beats Amazon to the skies with one-ton delivery drones

Tue, 2017-05-23 00:12
Bezos fumes as US bureaucracy holds his drone fleet back, China's largest online retailer, has announced it is beginning trials of a new delivery drone capable of carrying a ton of cargo to rural Chinese customers.…

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Bankrupt school ITT pleads 'don't let Microsoft wipe our cloud data!'

Mon, 2017-05-22 23:35
Define irony: For-profit school wants unpaid bill forgiven

The estate of bankrupt US trade school ITT Technical Institutes is today asking a court to stop Microsoft from erasing its cloud data.…

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House GOP takes crack at ISP privacy bill

Mon, 2017-05-22 22:47
US lawmakers try to clear up FTC control over data collection

The US Representatives who just weeks ago repealed privacy rules for ISPs now want to enact a new set of restrictions.…

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Emissions cheating detection shines light on black box code

Mon, 2017-05-22 21:36
But boffins say better tools are needed to nab scofflaws

Researchers analyzing the emissions defeat devices found in automobiles made by the Volkswagen Group and Chrysler Fiat Automobiles have developed a way to test software for misbehavior, but they caution that lack of visibility into programming code could pose a challenge for regulators.…

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Google leak-hunting team put under unwelcome spotlight

Mon, 2017-05-22 20:53
Lawsuit reveals ominous warnings from former government special agent

"If you're considering sharing confidential information to a reporter – or to anyone externally – for the love of all that's Googley, please reconsider! Not only could it cost you your job, but it also betrays the values that makes us a community."…

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Gravitational waves permanently change spacetime, say astroboffins

Mon, 2017-05-22 19:59
'Orphan memory' could unlock more secrets hidden in our universe

A team of physicists has proposed a new idea about gravitational waves that will allow other researchers to find more exotic objects in space.…

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New York Attorney General settles with Bluetooth lock maker over insecurity claims

Mon, 2017-05-22 19:19
One down, at least seven more to go

Computer-controlled locks are some of the more popular Internet of Things devices making it into the home, and in the first settlement of its kind, the New York Attorney General has reached an agreement with a manufacturer to make them more secure against hackers.…

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Supreme Court closes court-shopping loophole for patent trolls

Mon, 2017-05-22 19:09
Things are about to get very quiet in Eastern Texas

The US Supreme Court has issued a ruling that could block patent-holding firms from seeking out friendly courts to hear their infringement claims.…

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Scheming copyright scam lawyer John Steele disbarred in Illinois

Mon, 2017-05-22 18:33
Justice coming for Prenda Law

Notorious copyright troll and scammer John Steele of Prenda Law has been disbarred by the Illinois Supreme Court.…

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SSD price premium over disk faaaalling

Mon, 2017-05-22 17:49
Updated IDC SSD forecast sees 44 per cent capacity CAGR 2016-2021

The general solid state drive price premium over disk should decline from 6.6x now to 2.2x in 2021, according to new IDC numbers.…

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Vegemite tries to hijack Qantas name-our-planes competition

Mon, 2017-05-22 16:03
He just smiled and gave me... er, a copy of the Ts and Cs

Vegemite is trying to hijack Australian airline Qantas's public competition to name its new airliners.…

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IBM man goes deep on why they're all shiny OpenCAPI people

Mon, 2017-05-22 15:24
More details emerge at HPC powwow in Switzerland

HPC Blog IBM gave the audience a deeper dive into the OpenCAPI initiative and hardware at the recently concluded HPC Advisory Council annual meeting in Lugano, Switzerland.…

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7 NSA hack tool wielding follow-up worm oozes onto scene: Hello, no need for any phish!

Mon, 2017-05-22 15:01
Why can't you be like a cheerful HHGTTG dolphin overlord?

Miscreants have created a strain of malware that targets the same vulnerability as the infamous WannaCrypt worm.…

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Pioneer Kodi plug-in unplugs

Mon, 2017-05-22 14:32
Too risky, too spammy, too smutty, say devs

Developers of the popular Kodi plug-in Navi-X have pulled the plug on further development, citing the "current legal climate" around its work.…

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Quick, better lock down that CISO role. Salaries have apparently hit €1m

Mon, 2017-05-22 14:02
Thanks WannaCrypt... Hey, about our new security budget. Oh, you've cut it

Salaries for chief information security officers (CISOs) at leading European firms have hit €1m (£850,000) as the threat of data breaches grows, City AM reports.…

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Ford to replace CEO with connected car division boss – reports

Mon, 2017-05-22 13:29
Share price slump sees a certain door opening early

Ford has reportedly invited its CEO to leave following a slump in share prices which some media reports pin on the US auto maker’s shift from focusing on cars to tech.…

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Uncle Sam drags feet on govt data center cull

Mon, 2017-05-22 13:03
Not enough agencies tightening their belts, say auditors

US government agencies are falling behind on their plans to consolidate data center facilities to cut IT costs.…

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SoftBank-Saudi fund raises world's biggest tech pot at $93bn

Mon, 2017-05-22 12:29
Apple, Foxconn, Qualcomm also backers in AI, robotics fund

The world's biggest tech fund backed by Japan's SoftBank Group has raised $93bn (£71bn) which it intends to plough into AI and robotics.…

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O2 will be carrying out UK IoT connectivity trials later this year

Mon, 2017-05-22 11:56
Internet of Things arrives at British telco

Exclusive British telco O2 is the first to publicly confirm that it will be trialling 3GPP-compliant Internet of Things connectivity tech in the UK later this year.…

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