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Server at web host 1&1 Ionos decides to take unscheduled day off, sinks a bunch of sites

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 04:22
Meanwhile, customers complain of complete comms shutdown

Customers of web host 1&1 Ionos are complaining of a lack of communication after the company suffered a day-long server outage that pulled some websites offline.…

Huawei thanks US for 'raising 5G awareness' by banning firm's wares

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 04:08
It's like talking to my children, sighs marketing bigwig

Huawei top brass took to the stage in Shenzhen this week to insist that everything was fine and dandy in the company's world, despite the shrieking from US lawmakers.…

Disco Dingo fever: Ubuntu 19.04 has an infrastructure bent, snappier GNOME and another stupid name

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 03:37
New Linux kernel, new build

Pull on those flares and perch atop your most precipitous platforms – Canonical has emitted Ubuntu 19.04, aka "Disco Dingo", with its sights set firmly on infrastructure.…

We can help you get on top of DevOps, CI/CD and containers, all in one month's time...

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 03:22
Just weeks to go until Continuous Lifecycle London 2019 opens its doors

Events We’ll be opening the doors at Continuous Lifecycle in less than one month, and we really want you to join us to discuss containers, DevOps, Continuous Delivery and much, much more.…

Google hits brand slam stamping AMP with more crypto glam

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 02:03
All your URLs are belong to us

On Tuesday Google renovated its Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) web publishing format, making it more secure with less Chocolate Factory branding – a change certain to be welcomed by publishers committed to AMP.…

Microsoft debuts Bosque – a new programming language with no loops, inspired by TypeScript

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 01:04
Here's that regularized programming you wanted. Bish, bash, er, Bosque

Interview Microsoft has introduced a new open source programming language called Bosque that aspires to be simple and easy to understand by embracing algebraic operations and shunning techniques that create complexity.…

Surprising absolutely no one at all, Samsung's folding-screen phones knackered within days

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 00:04
Breaking news: Hacks hacked off by Galaxy Fold fail (at least the mobes haven't caught fire)

Samsung’s space-age Galaxy Fold smartphones, which you can fold in half to pop in your pocket, are cracking up after just a few days of use.…

Hey criminals, need a getaway vehicle? There's an app for that... Car share tool halts ops amid crime wave, arrests

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 18:58
You wouldn't download a car – oh actually...

The maker of a car-hire smartphone app has temporarily halted its service in Chicago after dozens of its vehicles were stolen.…

Cisco whispers the three little words to really get an ASR 9000 net admin's blood pumping: Remote unauthenticated access

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 18:14
Critical patch available now for those with vulnerable kit

Cisco has issued a security patch for a flaw in some of its routers that can be exploited by miscreants to potentially rifle through telecommunications networks.…

Insane in the domain: Sea Turtle hackers pwn DNS orgs to dash web surfers on the rocks of phishing pages

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 17:25
Website settings altered to point visitors to malicious clones

Internet domain registrars and at least one registry were hijacked to change certain websites' DNS settings so that visitors to said sites were in fact directed to password-stealing phishing pages, researchers detailed on Wednesday.…

China Mobile, you can kiss good Pai to America: FCC to ban 'spy risk' telco from US

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 15:17
Welcome to the free market as defined by right-wing politics

America's Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will block the entry of the world's largest mobile company – China Mobile – into the US market, citing security concerns.…

Microsoft president: We said no to Cali cops' face-recog tech – and we won't craft killer robots

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 14:12
Why? Because biased AI is bad news for minorities

Microsoft president Brad Smith has revealed that the company turned down an order from California cops for its facial recognition technology over human rights concerns.…

Selling data centre hardware? Prepare for pain as Gartner spies market spending shift

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 13:29
IT services are in, building and upgrading your own data centres – not so much

Bean counters at Gartner have updated their forecast for IT spending in 2019, and the total remains roughly the same - $3.8tn – but the way the money is distributed is very different from the numbers projected in January.…

Enough about me, why do you hate Kaspersky so much? Revealed: Insp Clouseau-esque bid to smear critics as shills

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 12:33
Please speak clearly for the tape... I mean, my ears

Interview A gauche "spy" has made clumsy efforts to get critics of Russian antivirus biz Kaspersky Lab to incriminate themselves as shills for rival security companies.…

Supreme Court of UK gives Morrisons the go-ahead for mega data leak liability appeal

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 10:58
Should companies be on the hook for criminal employees' doings?

Brit supermarket chain WM Morrisons is headed for the Supreme Court to fight an earlier ruling that made it liable for one disgruntled employee dumping the personal details of 100,000 colleagues online.…

Intel swallows Brit chip slinger Omnitek in bid to boost FPGA business

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 09:47
Sure, FPGAs don't make much cash, but they might soon?

Intel is buying Omnitek, a small British FPGA design house primarily serving the media and broadcast industries.…

It's Big, it's Blue and it's down for 3Q: Whomp... there goes IBM's storage hardware revenue

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 09:11
That Storwize array refresh was really needed

Analysis IBM has posted a third sequential quarter of storage hardware revenue decline as part of its first 2019 quarter's results.…

UK watchdog slaps 'misleading' Voda ad: Gigafast... maybe so – but not for £23

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 08:37
Virgin complaint upheld

The UK's Advertising Standards Authority has slammed Brit telco Vodafone's ads for its "Gigafast Broadband" as misleading.…

Linux kernel-bypassing Quobyte plug-in goes with the TensorFlow for faster file access

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 08:21
Skip it, it's a Google thing

Linux-loving hyperscale types at Euro startup Quobyte have pushed out a plug-in for its Data Centre File System, used in HPC-style workloads, that enables TensorFlow apps to access its files directly instead of having to traipse through the Linux kernel.…

Let 15 July forever be known as P-Day: When UK's smut fans started being asked for their age

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 07:55
You have three months left of unfettered self-love to enjoy

Stick 15 July in your diary because the government has at last broken its silence over when the UK's age checks for online porn will come into force – thrusting legions of onanists a timeline for either their last hurrahs or how they intend to circumvent the system.…