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7 February 2023

 
A few piles of broken laptops

School laptop auction devolves into extortion allegation

Also: Atlassian says Jira has a 9.4 severity bug and the TSA issues milquetoast no-fly list security advisory

 

ON-PREM

Power grid worries force Amazon to run Oregon datacenters using fuel cells

And not the green hydrogen kind

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Microsoft is changing how it handles device diagnostic data to keep EU sweet

Data sovereignty – the Windows maker has heard of it

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Dell planning job cuts as PC demand jumps off a cliff

Memo tells staff freeze on hiring and travel expenses are no longer enough

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Eager young tearaway almost ruined Christmas with printer paper

In the age of tractor-fed printers and perforated paper, telling a junior to tear it up was close to negligence

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Wikimedia Foundation confirms, and bemoans, Pakistan ban

Dear government, this thing is written by volunteers. Take it up with them. Also: shouldn't you know this already ?

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Embarrassment as US cyber ambassador's Twitter account is hacked

'Perils of the job' we're told

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Here's a list of proxy IPs to help block KillNet's DDoS bots

Put pro-Putin bots on the do not call list

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Trust, not tech, is holding back a safer internet

Excuse me, citizen, did you packet this data yourself?

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School laptop auction devolves into extortion allegation

Also: Atlassian says Jira has a 9.4 severity bug and the TSA issues milquetoast no-fly list security advisory

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Ransomware scum launch wave of attacks on critical, but old, VMWare ESXi vuln

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Twitch bans AI-generated Seinfeld show for making transphobic jokes

'The text we generated was a mistake, we are super embarrassed'

Google unleashes fightback against ChatGPT, a Bard by any other name

Competition for AI-powered search between Microsoft and Google heats up

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It is possible to extract copies of images used to train generative AI models

Tools like DALL-E, Stable Diffusion, and Midjourney have memories after all

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Cat saves 'good bots' from Twitter API purge

Account posting pics of pet returning home convinces Musk to chill about access rules

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UK health minister confirms data platform worth £480m will replicate Palantir dashboards

Suppliers competing for lucrative prize will rely on 'interoperability' of existing work from US spy-tech firm

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Fujitsu re-org sparks alphabet soup splatter: GSBG splits into GTSBG and GBSBG

Turns out the single brand ‘Uvance’ plan needs two groups to pull it off

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Google to present AI-powered search features next week in live event

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Private company set up to oversee UK's prototype fusion reactor

STEP won't be complete until 2040, but here's a 'delivery body' in the meantime

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Field trip! European Space Agency sends astronauts abroad to learn about rocks

Astronauts need better autonomy as ground control gets further away

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