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Watch an AI robot program itself to, er, pick things up and push them around

January 18, 2019 - 8:32am
Why can't robots just learn to do things without being told?

Vid Robots normally need to be programmed in order to get them to perform a particular task, but they can be coaxed into writing the instructions themselves with the help of machine learning, according to research published in Science.…

Microsoft blue biz bug bounty bonanza beckons

January 18, 2019 - 7:22am
Azure DevOps Services invites hackers to test its limits

There's more money to be made from bug hunting in Microsoft code after Redmond announced its 10th active bug hunting reward scheme, the Azure DevOps Bounty Program.…

Friday fun fact: If Stegosauruses had space telescopes, they wouldn't have seen any rings around Saturn

January 18, 2019 - 6:12am
Bet you were expecting a rude ring pun here? Well, not today

Saturn’s characteristic rings may only be as old as 100 million years, and thus formed during a time when dinosaurs still roamed on Earth.…

Old bugs, new bugs, red bugs … yes, it's Oracle mega-update day again

January 18, 2019 - 3:56am
Out of 284 flaws, 33 are rated critical. Big Red admins have big patches ahead

Oracle admins, here's your first critical patch advisory for 2019, and it's a doozy: a total of 284 vulnerabilities patched across Big Red's product range, and 33 of them are rated “critical”.…

Got a Drupal-powered website? You may want to get patching now...

January 18, 2019 - 2:45am
Open-source CMS gets a pair of critical fixes

Drupal has issued a pair of updates to address two security vulnerabilities in its online publishing platform. The vulns are a little esoteric, and will not affect most sites, but it's good to patch just in case you later add functionality that can be exploited.…

Twitter. Android. Private tweets. Pick two... Account bug unlocked padlocked accounts

January 18, 2019 - 1:01am
Cock-up went unnoticed for two Olympics, one World Cup, an EU referendum, and a US presidential election

Twitter has fessed up to a flaw in its Android app that, for more than four years, was making twits' private tweets public. The programming blunder has been fixed.…

Man drives 6,000 miles to prove Uncle Sam's cellphone coverage maps are wrong – and, boy, did he manage it

January 18, 2019 - 12:10am
Amazing how a big cash payout focuses the mind

A Vermont state employee drove 6,000 miles in six weeks to prove that the cellular coverage maps from the US government suck – and was wildly successful.…

FCC: Oh no, deary me. What a shame. Too bad, so sad we can't do net neutrality appeal during the US govt shutdown

January 17, 2019 - 11:02pm
Not so fast, there, Ajit...

Updated America's broadband watchdog, the FCC, has asked the courts to postpone an appeal against its net neutrality repeal out of "an abundance of caution" due to the partial US government shutdown.…

Red Hat gets heebie-jeebies over MongoDB's T&Cs squeeze: NoSQL database dropped from RHEL 8B over license

January 17, 2019 - 10:09pm
'The Server Side Public License v1 does not meet standards'

MongoDB justified its decision last October to shift the free version of its NoSQL database software, MongoDB Community Server, from the open-source GNU Affero General Public License to the not-quite-so-open Server Side Public License (SSPL) by arguing that cloud providers sell open-source software as a service without giving back.…

It’s baaack – Microsoft starts pushing out the Windows 10 October 2018 Update

January 17, 2019 - 10:00pm
Set to update automatically? Say hello to my little friend…

Select Windows 10 devices are now automatically downloading Microsoft’s troubled 1809 update, according to the support page for the operating system.…

Oxford University reportedly turns off its Huawei money tap

January 17, 2019 - 9:01pm
No more Chinese tech vendor grants for at least three to six months, compsci students told

Updated Oxford University is reportedly suspending all research grants and donations from Chinese tech giant Huawei, according to a Chinese newspaper.…

Tech giant to spend $500m dealing with housing crisis caused by tech giants

January 17, 2019 - 8:15pm
Redmond to throw cash at the problem, hopes some might stick to affordable homes

Microsoft has revealed it is to spank the best part of $500m on attempting to deal with the lack of affordable housing in the Seattle area.…

Oracle boss's Brexit Britain trip shutdown due to US government shutdown

January 17, 2019 - 7:15pm
Mark Hurd confesses: I didn't take my passport – but usually that's not an issue

Forget cyber security or emergency hamburgers – the real impact of the US government shutdown is only just beginning.…

Top GP: Medical app Your.MD's data security wasn't my remit

January 17, 2019 - 6:15pm
Prof Maureen Baker told tribunal info security and clinical safety are two separate things

The founders of medical symptom-checker app Your.MD knew that a number of key medical information databases were "open to anyone who knows the URL", emails seen by a London tribunal have revealed.…

Oracle exec: Open-source vendors locking down licences proves 'they were never really open'

January 17, 2019 - 5:42pm
'They used to be seen as the good guys, and Oracle was the bad guy'. So that means... everyone is the bad guy now?

Open-source vendors that haven't already switched to less permissive licences will do so this year as the move to the cloud threatens their business models, a senior Oracle exec has said.…

Campaigners get go-ahead to challenge exemption UK gave itself over immigrants' data

January 17, 2019 - 4:40pm
Sueball lobbed at Brit government over Data Protection Act

The High Court has agreed to hear a campaign group's case against the UK's Data Protection Act, which they say leaves immigrants with fewer rights over their data.…

Slack to fend off the collaboration competition with... a new logo

January 17, 2019 - 3:36pm
Hipsters choke on pumpkin spice latte as the beloved original is tipped into a dumpster

Hipster laptop lids are in for a scraping as messaging-for-millennials platform, Slack, has taken a beating with the rebranding stick.…

Oh snap: AWS has only gone and brought out its own Backup

January 17, 2019 - 3:06pm
Has it gotten backuppers' backs up? You bet it has

Amazon has rolled out its own backup service for AWS apps and data, a move that will inevitably hit independent suppliers of backup for the cloud computing service right in the wallet.…

Like, subscribe and comment: Sage takes a breath as cloud sales bounce

January 17, 2019 - 2:11pm
'Ecncouraging' numbers as it switches from licensing to subs push

Shape-shifting accounting software biz Sage issued a trading update this morning and the good news - for investors at least - is that it didn't contain any nasty surprises, but did highlight a bounce in cloud sales.…

Cortana and Search to innovate separately in an amicable Windows 10 Insider split

January 17, 2019 - 1:32pm
Microsoft introduces the Schrödinger Linux Subsystem. (It might work. It might not.)

Hot on the heels of a patch for the version of Windows 10 that Microsoft hopes will undo the woes of 2018 comes a fresh insider build to break stuff just a few days before the company's bug bash.…


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