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Register UK - Technology

Security - Tick, tick, tick ... TikTok China just limited kids to 40 minutes' use each day - And added a bug bounty program to detect any holes in its 'youth mode' |

9 minutes ago

Google extends right-to-be-forgotten to app permissions on older Android devices -- Software unused after a few months will lose access to sensitive features unless exempted

2 days ago

DSEI 2021 -- Royal Navy will be getting autonomous machines – for donkey work humans can't be bothered with -- No robot killers 'in my lifetime' says admiral

2 days ago

UK Cabinet Office calls off its search for a 'partner' in Whitehall SaaS ERP migration -- 'This is not the outcome you were hoping for,' bidders told

3 days ago

Virtual reality means the future of education is right before our eyes -- Keeping the headset clean is as important as keeping the content clean

3 days ago

India changes telco tax laws to help carriers avoid hitting the wall -- Moratorium offered to ease burden of $22B debts

3 days ago

DSEI 2021 - Computer and data scientists should be as highly regarded as 'warriors' says top UK cybergeneral - Translation: Skills shortage here!

2 days ago

Stressed-out IT workers, software devs – we're not being funny but have you tried rebooting your breathing? -- Forget productivity, find a way to unplug and recover

2 days ago

Personal Tech -- Thanks, Sir Clive Sinclair, from Reg readers whose careers you created and lives you shaped -- Former staff, kids who got their first taste of tech, a Reg hack, and even Linus Torvalds share what the electronics pioneer meant to them

14 hours ago

Science -- Space tourists splash down in Atlantic Ocean after three days in orbit -- Some sightseeing, music, gambling, chatting to folks back home – just like a regular roadtrip

14 hours ago

Applications -- Apple, Google yank opposition voting strategy app from Russian software stores -- Oh, sorry, we thought you wanted us to obey the law?! – Silicon Valley

14 hours ago

Yes, of course there's now malware for Windows Subsystem for Linux -- Once dismissed proof-of-concept attack on Microsoft OS through WSL detected in the wild

2 days ago

Microsoft does and doesn't require VMs to meet hardware requirements for Windows 11 -- Either way, it's bad news for VirtualBox – it's stopped working

21 hours ago

Microsoft doles out Office Long Term Servicing Channel for cloud refuseniks -- Redmond doesn't do things by half – unless it's Long Term Support

2 days ago

Sir Clive Sinclair: Personal computing pioneer missed out on being Britain's Steve Jobs -- Lifelong cost focus was his namesake company's corporate downfall

2 days ago

Punchy Biden-lookalike grandad goes viral for fighting boxing gadget -- 'If you don't get your timing right you get whacked round the back of the head' admits scrappy octogenarian

2 days ago

Something phishy: Tech recruiters jabbed by fake COVID-19 Passport scam -- Tells clients it is tackling the issue

2 days ago

Can we close the education divide? Maybe, but not by stuffing it with computers and other electronics -- This week we argued over who's to blame: Teachers, parents, politicians, or tech itself

2 days ago

Snowflake doubters voice reservations over data warehouse's attempt to break into financial services -- On-prem systems hold advantages in terms of known costs, say insiders

2 days ago

Consultants' eyes light up as UK.gov dangles £4bn over 6 years for 'large-scale digital transformation programmes' -- Phrase is catnip for software market

2 days ago

Is it OK to use stolen data? What if it's scientific research in the public interest? -- Not always, but Swiss team says you can manage the risks

2 days ago

Amazon UK business swelled by 50%+ in 2020, and taxes soared. Lol, no, it means those paid by its staff -- Jeff Bezos founded biz at the 'apex of the Big Tech tax avoiders'

2 days ago

De-identify, re-identify: Anonymised data's dirty little secret -- Jeffrey Singh, stamp-collecting bachelor (35) of Milwaukee, Wisconsin – is that you?

3 days ago

Can WhatsApp moderators really read your encrypted texts? Yes ... if you forward them to the abuse dept -- Where did people think spam and harassment reports were going?

12 days ago

ProtonMail deletes 'we don't log your IP' boast from website after French climate activist reportedly arrested -- Cops can read the SMTP spec too, y'know

12 days ago

Something for the Weekend, Sir? -- So I've scripted a life-saving routine. Pah. What really matters is the icon I give it -- J'appuie sur le starter et voici que je quitte la terre

2 days ago

Personal Tech -- Relics from the early days of the Sinclair software scene rediscovered at museum during lockdown sort-out -- Remember when a games developer could be one guy with a ZX Spectrum?

2 days ago

Toshiba extends 18TB technology to NAS and workstation disk drives

1 day ago

Your occasional storage digest with Rewind, Satori, a Snowflake quadfecta, benchmark bifecta and more

1 day ago

Liqid composability flows into VMware through vCenter plugin

1 day ago

Flow baby, flow — Datacenter-as-a-Service from Mirantis

1 day ago

On Call -- Electron-to-joule conversion formulae? Cute. Welcome to the school of hard knocks -- Shake, rattle and roll is incompatible with your PABX

2 days ago

Korea's NAVER Cloud outlines global ambitions, aim to become Asia's third-biggest provider -- Alibaba is number two in much of the region, but is a bit on the nose right now

2 days ago

Build it fast and they will come? Yeah, but they'll only stay if you build it right -- Here's where to start

2 days ago

WTF? Microsoft makes fixing deadly OMIGOD flaws on Azure your job -- Clouds usually fix this sort of thing before bugs go public. This time it's best to assume you need to do this yourself

2 days ago

The age of the Service Pack is over. The time of the Modern Servicing Model has come -- It's CUs and GDRs here on out for Microsoft's SQL Server

3 days ago

Microsoft adds hybrid meeting features to Teams, including interruption-detecting AI -- Companion mode? We've got that too says Google

10 days ago

AI + ML -- Businesses put robots to work when human workers are hard to find, argue econo-boffins -- The lure of shiny new tech isn't a motivator, although in the USA bots are used to cut costs

2 days ago

Virtualization - After eight years, SPEC delivers a new virtualisation benchmark - Jumps from single-server tests to four hosts – but only for vSphere and RHV - |

2 days ago

Networks -- Forget that Loon's balloon burst, we just fired 700TB of laser broadband between two cities, says Google -- Up to 20Gbps link sustained over the Congo in comms experiment

3 days ago

Don't Miss -- AI caramba, those neural networks are power-hungry: Counting the environmental cost of artificial intelligence -- Feature -- (And, also worryingly, its increasing financial cost)

2 days ago

Personal Tech -- Apple's M1 MacBook screens are stunning – stunningly fragile and defective, that is, lawsuits allege -- Latest laptops prone to cracking, distortions, owners complain

3 days ago

PaaS + IaaS -- Microsoft's Azure Virtual Desktop now works without Active Directory – but there are caveats -- General availability of Azure AD-joined VMs -- |

14 hours ago

AI + ML -- It's bizarre we're at a point where reports are written on how human rights trump AI rights -- But that's what UN group has done

3 days ago

Security -- Aviation-themed phishing campaign pushed off-the-shelf RATs into inboxes for 5 years -- Not all promises of international flight itineraries are real, warns Cisco Talos

3 days ago

Personal Tech -- RIP Sir Clive Sinclair: British home computer trailblazer dies aged 81 -- From pocket calculators to ZX Spectrum and beyond

3 days ago

Sponsored - Hack yourself before someone else does it for you - Breach and attack simulation tools help you raise your game, Keysight says - |

3 days ago

Will AMD Get Back Into Arm Server Chips?

2 days ago

The Tipping Point For PCI-Express Fabrics

3 days ago

Supply Chain Platforms Need A Disruption

3 days ago

The Endless Pursuit Of Scale At LinkedIn

4 days ago

Updated -- Bepanted shovel-toting farmer wins privacy payout from France TV -- Unwitting star of #Slipgate viral images awarded reduced damages, tempts Streisand effect

2 days ago

Software -- OpenSilver throws Microsoft Silverlight devs a lifeline as end of support looms – or you could forget it ever happened -- Open-source project migrates deprecated apps to WebAssembly

3 days ago

AI + ML -- If it were possible to evade facial-recognition systems using just subtle makeup, it might look something like this -- Interested in poking away at machine-learning models? This academic study could be a good start

3 days ago

When the bits hit the fan: What to do when ransomware strikes -- Don't trust the insurer's techies, take the blame and other practical tips

13 days ago

Ransomware-hit law firm secures High Court judgment against unknown criminals -- You tell 'em, 4 New Square chambers

3 days ago

Ransomware crims saying 'We'll burn your data if you get a negotiator' can't be legally paid off anyway -- Grief Corp are already under US sanctions, says Emsisoft

4 days ago

Confessions of a ransomware negotiator: Well, somebody's got to talk to the criminals holding data hostage -- We can't deny people are paying up left, right, and centre...

16 days ago

SaaS -- What have the Romans ever done for us? In ServiceNow's new Rome release, replaced intranets, for one -- Adds Teams integration for new 'Employee Centre', automated automation for service desk

2 days ago

Science -- UK funds hydrogen-powered cargo submarine to torpedo maritime emissions by 2050 -- Green machine will also suck up microplastics between Glasgow and Belfast

3 days ago

Register Debate -- Technology doesn't widen the education divide. People do that -- And no, we don't want a generation of early-years coders

3 days ago

Turing Award winner Barbara Liskov on CLU and why programming is still cool -- Error handling and encapsulation remain the name of the game

3 days ago

Myanmar junta demanded telcos activate phone interception tools – and we refused, says Telenor -- Norwegian carrier insists it's quitting Asian nation to defend human rights – but the buyer it lined up is accused of shady dealings

3 days ago

Oracle sets its own JDK free, sort of, for a while -- Welcome to the No-Fee Terms and Conditions, which makes the Java dev kit a bit more appealing

3 days ago

It's time to delete that hunter2 password from your Microsoft account, says IT giant -- And go passwordless, use auth app, keys, Windows Hello, or codes to login

3 days ago

Virtual reality means the future of education is right before our eyes -- Keeping the headset clean is as important as keeping the content clean

2 days ago

How AWS created Aurora, a database built for the cloud -- Rewriting the rules with logs

2 days ago

Operating your network isn't enough. You need to develop (for) it -- Time to drive NetOps beyond the command line

2 days ago

Improve your business resiliency with disaster recovery in a hybrid cloud infrastructure -- No need to be so DRaaStic?

2 days ago

This is AUKUS for China – US, UK, Australia reveal defence tech-sharing pact -- Will build nuke-powered subs together and share cyber, AI, quantum and mysterious 'undersea capabilities' tech

3 days ago

SpaceX successfully sends four amateurs into orbit for three-day tour -- Vision from window seats didn't stream, everything else worked

3 days ago

Huawei CEO hopes to woo foreign boffins to work on 6G in Shanghai campus that feels just like home -- Staff also told to 'seize the patent position' on sixth-gen mobile networks

4 days ago

Devops - Travis CI quietly fixed a bug that exposed secret keys - For at least a week, cloning a public repo made upstream environmental variables accessible - |

4 days ago

Science -- Boffins say Martian colonists could pee in buckets, give blood if they want shelter -- In terms of building materials, Mars has nothing to offer but blood, soil, sweat and tears. And urine. Lots of urine

5 days ago

OSes -- Linus Torvalds admits to 'self-inflicted damage' with -Werror as Linux 5.15 rc1 debuts -- 'One of the messier merge windows' means the new stuff might sneak in next week

6 days ago

Updated -- Apple emergency patches fix zero-click iMessage bug used to inject NSO spyware -- Separate flaw in WebKit also under attack squashed, too – and two zero-days in Chrome, as well

6 days ago

Security -- ExpressVPN bought for $1bn by Brit biz with an intriguing history in adware -- 'Kape has moved on from those times'

3 days ago

DARPA plans thousands-strong satellite constellation Space-BACN sandwich -- Mmmm... BACN. Is there anything it can't do?

4 days ago

Feeling saucy? Wave of Microsoft releases includes go-live licence for .NET 6 -- On track for November release, but why is ASP.NET more loved than wanted?

4 days ago

Microfluidic processor brings us one step closer to a future of squishy DNA computing -- 'Our hope is that DNA-based CPUs will replace electronic CPUs in the future'

4 days ago

SpaceX prepares to launch four civilians and a glass dome into space -- Musk to demonstrate his is mightier than Bezos or Branson's

4 days ago