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Sili-spurned Valley! No way, San Jose! Amazon snubs SF Bay Area in search for HQ2 city

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:27:55 GMT

Bezos narrows down search for new base to 20 cities, mostly on East Coast

Amazon has trimmed its list of potential cities where it wants to build its second headquarters, dubbed HQ2. The Bezos Bunch says it has narrowed down a list of 238 proposals to 19 US cities and one in Canada.…




Feds charge Barclays trader with fraud in Hewlett-Packard deal

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:07:49 GMT

Forex head alleged to have manipulated market in 'front-running' scheme

The former head of foreign currency exchanges at Barclays New York has been charged in the US with devising and executing a "scheme to defraud HP of money and property", according to an indictment entered yesterday.…




DigitalOcean cuts cloud server pricing to stop rivals eating its lunch

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:29:11 GMT

Faces up to AWS, Google with future per-second billing plan

Faced with a customer base being lured away by cheaper cloud compute services at its competitors, DigitalOcean has cut prices and increased RAM and SSD storage for its users.…




Home Office admits it sent asylum seeker’s personal info to the state he was fleeing

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:03:12 GMT

UK.gov pays £15,500 in damages after failed fact-check

An asylum seeker has won £15,500 from the UK’s Home Office after it blabbed confidential information about his persecution in his home country - to authorities in the state.…




Scumbag who tweeted vulnerable adults' details is hauled into court

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:34:09 GMT

Kent bloke 'threatened' privacy watchdog that he'd release more

A man from Kent, England, has been prosecuted under the UK's Data Protection Act for leaking sensitive police information on Twitter.…




Someone is touting a mobile, PC spyware platform called Dark Caracal to governments

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:00:12 GMT

Hundreds of gigabytes already slurped, say EFF and Lookout

An investigation by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and security biz Lookout has uncovered Dark Caracal, a surveillance-toolkit-for-hire that has been used to suck huge amounts of data from Android mobiles and Windows desktop PCs around the world.…




F-35 'incomparable' to Harrier jump jet, top test pilot tells El Reg

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:27:09 GMT

Naturally we demanded proof – and we got it

Interview What's it like to fly an F-35 fighter jet? We interviewed the chief British test pilot on a uniquely British flying technique – and then had a play with a full cockpit simulator to find out for ourselves.…




DXC confirms veep level shake-up in new world order

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:55:08 GMT

CEO thanks execs for service... more than most get

Exclusive DXC Technologies is splitting with exec veep and general manager Mike Nefkens - previously the boss for HPE Enterprise Services before the spin merger with CSC - amid a massive shake-down of the exec line-up.…




Google fuels up Chromecast Wi-Fi flooding fix

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:27:11 GMT

It lands today

Google has confirmed plans to issue a patch for Chromecast and Google Home aimed at resolving a traffic flooding problem that was swamping home networks.…




Apple iPhone X: Two weeks in the life of an anxious user

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:04:04 GMT

A smartphone that plucks at your heartstrings, not always in a good way

A top-end smartphone isn’t just for Christmas: it’s for 18 months, maybe two years, two-and-a-half at a push. So here at The Reg, we let the stardust settle around Apple's iPhone X launch before putting the product to test in the field for longer than an afternoon. Fanboi squeals written up just after you peel away the cellophane are no use to anyone.…




And Oracle E-biz suite makes 3: Package also vulnerable to exploit used by crytpo-currency miner

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:26:13 GMT

Hat trick!

A third Oracle enterprise package has been patched against a crypto-mining exploit.…




M&S extends customer support contract with, er, Capita

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:58:08 GMT

Web chat? On the phone? Online? That'll be UK IT's Mr Nasty you are talking to

Despite ditching other tech suppliers in a consolidation push, Marks & Spencers – purveyor of Brit middle-class dreams – has extended a customer support agreement with everyone's fave outsourcing titan, Capita, for £70m.…




What do voters want? An IRL Maybot? Sure, give that a whirl

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:29:04 GMT

Tory council candidate moots an even more robotic PM – for the 'more personable touch'

A local Tory candidate has suggested the party creates a chatbot to up its digital cred and boost engagement with voters. Its name? Theresa Maybot.…




NHS: Thanks for the free work, Linux nerds, now face our trademark cops

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:01:06 GMT

Devs quit, suggest Britain's health service bosses used them to bag Microsoft deal

The small team behind an ambitious NHoS Linux project are calling it a day, citing receipt of a trademark infringement warning from the UK Department of Health's (DoH) "brand police" as the "final straw".…




Intellectual Property Office drops, er, patently cool cartoon to teach kids about trademarks

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:26:56 GMT

Hey, Reg can entertain children. IP freely, anyone, IP freely?

How do you get seven-year-olds interested in intellectual property? Anyway, indeed, why would you want to? No matter, the UK's Intellectual Property Office has launched a cartoon answering the question no one has ever asked.…




The Register Lecture: The Secret Spitfires

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:50:51 GMT

When Britain’s future hung in the balance in 1940, a covert army of men, women and children set to work in network of sheds, garages and bus depots across Britain building desperately needed Supermarine Spitfires for the RAF’s war effort.…




The Register Lecture: Detecting deception

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:50:15 GMT

Billions of pounds are lost annually to lies. As we become more digital and more connected through web, devices and social the reach of liars and the consequences of their actions assume bigger and more personal proportions - compromised bank accounts, stolen personal data and lost intellectual property.…




The Register Lecture: What will drive our cars when the combustion engine dies

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:49:18 GMT

It’s the end of the road for the internal combustion engine, right? Volvo will only make electric and hybrid vehicles after 2019 while Britain, France, Germany and others have pledged to stop the sale of and petrol vehicles during the next 20 years.…




All aboard the Vomit Comet: Not the last train to Essex, but a modded 727 for weightless flight

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:02:07 GMT

All that stands between you and zero g is skill and a rubber duck

Anyone who has grown up watching the antics of Apollo astronauts aboard Skylab or the acrobatics of Shuttle and ISS crews has likely dreamed of experiencing weightlessness. Ideally in a way that doesn't involve either a sickening drop in an elevator or alarming turbulence over the Atlantic.…




How many Routemaster bus seats would it take to fill Wembley Stadium?

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:27:13 GMT

Potential Reg Standards Soviet entry? Let's take a closer look

A strong contender has emerged for an addition to The Register Standards Soviet's list of officially approved weights and measures: the Routemaster Fleet.…




VTech fondleslabs for kids 'still vulnerable' despite sanctions

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:02:15 GMT

Researchers claim flaws remain more than two years later

New InnoTab child learning devices still have the same security flaw first found by researchers at Pen Test Partners two years ago.…




Former Cisco CEO John Chambers says insects are the new lobsters

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:26:14 GMT

Only a venture capitalist could say something like that – but that’s what Chambers is now

Former Cisco CEO John Chambers has launched his very own venture capital firm.…




Mozilla edict: 'Web-accessible' features need 'secure contexts'

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:55:11 GMT

If an API or feature needs the 'net, it needs HTTPS under Mozilla's new plan

Mozilla has decided to further locking down the Internet with the announcement that developers can only access new Firefox features from what it calls “secure contexts”.…




Red Hat slams into reverse on CPU fix for Spectre design blunder

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:36:11 GMT

Microcode mitigations trigger system wobbles, penguinistas warn

Techies are scratching their heads after Red Hat pulled a CPU microcode update that was supposed to mitigate variant two of the Spectre design flaw in Intel and AMD processors.…




Software that predicts whether crims will break the law again is no better than you or me

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:06:06 GMT

Court sentencing tool under the microscope

Software that predicts how likely a criminal will reoffend – and is used by the courts to mete out punishments – is about as smart as a layperson off the street.…




North Korea's finest spent 2017 distributing RATs, wipers, and phish

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:30:11 GMT

And sent them mostly to South Korea, naturally

South Korea was the target of a barrage of malware campaigns last year.…




YouTube turns off cash tap for automatic video nasties

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:04:13 GMT

Beer money channels that made under $100 a year are also out of the Partner Program

YouTube’s changed its rules to exclude low-traffic channels from its Partner Program, the scheme that sees it share ad revenue with video-makers.…




Industrial systems scrambling to catch up with Meltdown, Spectre

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:01:10 GMT

Some confessions, but 'watch this space' is the more common reaction - when there is one

Vendors of industrial systems have joined the long list of vendors responding responses to the Meltdown and Spectre processor vulnerabilities.…




Broadcom confirms anti-trust probe, professes zero worries

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 03:02:08 GMT

Says probe doesn't impact wireless lines, leaving about a gazillion other products in play

Broadcom has confirmed it's under investigation by the United States' Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over antitrust issues, but doesn't believe that's going to affect its business.…




Poison ping pong prompts patch from Cisco

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 02:59:07 GMT

Switchzilla has fixes for appliances, voice portal, Nexus switch OS

Cisco admins, it's your weekly patch notice.…




Crypto-cash exchange BitConnect pulls plug amid Bitcoin bloodbath

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 01:58:09 GMT

BTC plunge, er, sorry, market correction leaves faithful shaken but not deterred

Amid a cryptocurrency price correction that has seen the price of Bitcoin drop by half from its mid-December peak, UK-based cyber-cash lending and exchange biz BitConnect said it is shutting down.…




Free gift for all readers: Google's AutoML launch translated into plain English (where possible)

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 01:18:48 GMT

It's an image-recognition thing

Google today tore the covers off something called Cloud AutoML, a new service that's part of its "mission to democratize AI."…




Make Apple, er, America Great Again: iGiant to bring home profits, pay $38bn in repatriation tax

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:37:48 GMT

Triumphant Trump touts terrific tax tactic

Apple announced today it will start to repatriate back to America some of the massive profits it accumulated outside the USA – and will use the cash to Make America Great Again.…




Hehe, still writing code for a living? It's 2018. You could be earning x3 as a bug bounty hunter

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 23:38:05 GMT

Oh, yeah, and learning new tricks and protecting stuff, sure

Ethical hacking to find security flaws appears to pay better, albeit less regularly, than general software engineering.…




Hey. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube. Get in here... so we can shake your hands – US Senate cyber-terror panel

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:36:44 GMT

So much for that grilling

The US Senate's commerce committee basically gave executives from Twitter, Facebook and YouTube a back-rub at a hearing on Wednesday morning.…




Who's using 2FA? Sweet FA. Less than 1 in 10 Gmail users enable two-factor authentication

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:33:46 GMT

Your daily dose of digital depression

Usenix Enigma It has been nearly seven years since Google introduced two-factor authentication for Gmail accounts, but virtually no one is using it.…




HTML5 may as well stand for Hey, Track Me Longtime 5. Ads can use it to fingerprint netizens

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:21:06 GMT

This language is wired for sound

Usenix Enigma HTML5 is a boon for unscrupulous web advertising networks, which can use the markup language's features to build up detailed fingerprints of individual netizens without their knowledge or consent.…




SAP boss promises to cull marketing dross on community network

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:59:11 GMT

Bill McDermott admits hub was seen as a 'channel to promote corporate messages'

CEO Bill McDermott has pledged to improve the SAP Community network previously slammed by members for offering a crap user experience and being another mechanism to push marketing messages.…




New Quantum head honcho thrown in at the deep end

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:10:11 GMT

CEO Patrick Dennis has his work cut out

Comment There's a new president and CEO at Quantum, with the board hoping for a dose of Patrick Dennis magic to fire up the company and return it to growth and profits.…




Sueball smacks AMD over processor chip security flaw silence

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:26:14 GMT

CEO, CFO in crosshairs after shareholder 'losses'

AMD stands accused of "artificially inflating" its stock price by not making public a CPU design flaw the tech world now knows as Spectre, according to a class-action lawsuit brought on behalf of investors.…




France to lend Brexit Britain sore souvenir of Norman yoke – the Bayeux Tapestry

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:51:11 GMT

Prez Macron expected to agree loan when he meets PM

The French government will agree to lend the UK its most famous memento of the Norman conquest of England after Blighty leaves the EU.…




Former Santander bank manager pleads guilty to computer misuse crimes

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:24:06 GMT

Customer details spilled to boyfriend

A former Santander bank manager has pleaded guilty to £15,000 worth of computer misuse crimes after her boyfriend talked her into giving him illicitly obtained customer information.…




UK.gov slammed for NHS data-sharing deal with Home Office

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:15:36 GMT

Flouts doctors' guidelines, doesn't properly balance public interests, MPs told

The UK health service's NHS Digital has been accused of operating to a "lower standard of confidentiality" than rest of NHS, in a heated hearing about a deal that requires patient info to be handed over for immigration enforcement.…




Another day, another Spectre fix slowdown: What to expect if you heart ZFS

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:35:06 GMT

Blogger records 7-8% toll on read IOPS

The widely used ZFS file system software is slowed down in both read IOPS and throughput by Intel CPU microcode fixes for the Spectre processor design flaws, one set of numbers suggests.…




PPI-pusher makes 75 MEEELLION nuisance calls, lands £350k fine

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:55:12 GMT

Firm slapped for 'blatantly ignoring telemarketing laws'

A company that made 75 million nuisance calls in just four months has been handed a £350,000 fine from the UK's data protection watchdog.…




Ofcom cracks on with spectrum auction rules, despite Three's legal challenge

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:26:09 GMT

UK telcos continue appeal to lower spectrum cap

UK comms regulator Ofcom is cracking ahead with plans for the forthcoming spectrum auction – despite further delays posed by Three's Court of Appeal challenge.…




Going soft: Kaminario exits the hardware business

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:52:10 GMT

Software-centric business model to reach disruptive industry price point

Kaminario has announced it will leave the hardware business, and said Tech Data will build the certified appliance hardware needed to run its software.…




National Audit Office report blasts UK.gov's 'muddled' STEM strategy

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:23:04 GMT

More people have skillz, but not in fields that need them

The UK government's "muddled" attempt to boost skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) risks wasting taxpayers' money, according to a report by the National Audit Office today.…




SPEC SFS 2014 benchmark smashed by storage newbie

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:51:10 GMT

NVMe over Fabrics shows its razor sharp performance teeth

NVMe-over-Fabrics fanboy startup E8 has whupped other suppliers' behinds with a SPEC SFS2014 filer benchmark.…




Biggest vuln bombshell in forever and storage industry still umms and errs over patches

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:27:09 GMT

Does it run in VMs, containers, systems running external code? Just. Patch. It

Analysis A growing consensus among storage hardware appliance vendors is that, since they don't run external software on their hardware, they don't need to stick performance-hindering patches into their operating systems.…