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Friday March 8, 2019. 12:44 PM
Building to nowhere Analysis The UK's four big mobile network operators dropped in on Whitehall yesterday to plead their case for taller masts and other policy tweaks. With the public thirsting for better data, but derailing attempts to improve it, they're treading a...
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Stern words to sites that deny access if users reject trackers Take-it-or-leave-it cookie walls don't comply with the General Data Protection Regulation, the Dutch data protection authority has said.…
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Researcher's stumbling on bug was risky to say the least A cybersecurity professor has insisted he was not hunting for a vulnerability when he found a denial-of-service bug on an in-flight entertainment screen during a long-haul flight. His findings could affect a number of...
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Ah, nice move, Big Red – but what's the plan for next year? Oracle's UK tentacle has reported a 103 per cent increase in revenues after making tweaks to its financial reporting – a much needed boost following a slump in the previous year.…
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Confuse those cyber attacks by placing a bucket of water on every floor Something for the Weekend, Sir? It's important – and responsible – to use adequate protection. My own helmet, for example, is wrapped in tin foil.…
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Chap does a lot of travel, zero work for penny-pinching customer On Call Gather round, readers, as we have a good root in our On Call mailbag for this week’s tale, fresh from one of your fellow techies.…
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Panic, flee, cry – or just update Windows for fsck's sake A new malware strain tapped into GitHub posts and Slack channels to siphon precious data from infected Windows PCs, it is claimed.…
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Still looks slim thank to Spanx-like dark matter NASA and the European Space Agency have teamed up to attempt to answer what seems like an impossible question: what is the mass of the Milky Way?…
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Wham bam, thank you, MRAM Samsung this week claimed it is mass-producing and commercially shipping embedded magnetic RAM (eMRAM) to replace EEPROM, SRAM, and NAND memories in embedded electronics.…
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Now Homeland Security committee sticks the boot in Credit-rating monitor Equifax ignored years of warnings and red flags before it was thoroughly ransacked in 2017 by hackers, who made off with the personal information of roughly 150 million Americans, Brits, and Canadians,...
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How agents tracked down half-inched Surface Pro slabtops to eBay store An IT contractor for a US government fraud and abuse watchdog pleaded guilty on Thursday to stealing 16 US government computers.…
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Privacy, encryption, vaccines, fake news, er, Messenger themes, uh, emojis? We have obtained a transcript of a secret crisis meeting held last week between top executives at Facebook, including CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg, hammering out a corporate response...
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Democrats launch new legislation that won't pass, but will cause months of argument Analysis Here we go again. As promised, Congressional Democrats introduced legislation that would restore America's net neutrality rules, which were overturned by Ajit Pai's FCC, claiming the ...
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Thursday March 7, 2019. 11:15 PM
This is the crypto-exchange that said only dead boss could unlock $137m in wallets When Gerald Cotten, CEO of Canadian cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX, died late last year, we were told no one at his company knew how to access the offline digital wallets storing his...
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This is the crypto-exchange that said only dead boss could unlock $137m in wallets When Gerald Cotten, CEO of Canadian cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX, died late last year, we were told no one at his company knew how to access the offline digital wallets storing his...
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Plummeting chip prices are collateral damage from ongoing Intel CPU shortage The cost of DRAM chips has seen its largest decline in nearly eight years, as global prices fell by nearly 30 per cent.…
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Plus: Security sandbox escape vuln in 32-bit Windows 7 boxes exploited Updated If Google Chrome is bugging you to update it right now, please stop what you're doing, and get that upgrade.…
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Bonzer Arm update SoCs it to 'em Raspberry Pi fans rejoice! Support for another of the diminutive computers has been added to the next version of Linux Kernel, 5.1.…
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Makes a nice change from restructuring and layoffs Veritas has said it will buy privately held analytics biz Aptare for an undisclosed amount.…
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How to wind up your opponents 101: Refuse to engage The adtech industry was unable to muster even a single speaker to fill a 10-minute slot to discuss the security implications of programmatic advertising at a much-anticipated event yesterday.…
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