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Uber's revolting sexism, the movie

1 hour 12 min ago
Susan Fowler's story pitched as 'Erin Brockovich meets The Social Network'

The blog post that lifted the lid on Uber's uber-sexist culture and led to the demise of founder Travis Kalanick might become a movie.…

Security pros' advice to consumers: 'We dunno, try 152 things'

2 hours 7 min ago
Google survey finds pros don't like safety strategies preferred by spooks

A Google-conducted survey of 231 infosec pros worldwide has reaffirmed the industry's faith in strong passwords, and achieved consensus about nothing else.…

WHOIS embarrassed about security? APNIC, after database leaks

3 hours 5 min ago
Asia's internet numbers registry let some weakly-hashed passwords into the wild

Asia's internet numbers registry APNIC has apologised to network owners after a slip in its WHOIS database config leaked credentials, including weakly-hashed passwords.…

What's HPE Next? Now it's unemployment for 'thousands' of staff

3 hours 27 min ago
Meg starts the bloodletting in earnest

HPE kicked off its much-dreaded layoffs globally on Monday as part of its Next overhaul campaign.…

Another day, another cryptocurrency miner lurking in a Google Chrome extension

4 hours 14 min ago
Plus: A new stealthier Monero crafter emerges

Another Chrome extension has been found secretly harboring a cryptocurrency miner – and it appears this issue is going to get worse before it gets better.…

Please activate the anti-ransomware protection in your Windows 10 Fall Creators Update PC. Ta

5 hours 13 min ago
Plus: Azure gets all Cray-cray

A below-the-radar security feature in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, aka version 1709 released last week, can stop ransomware and other file-scrambling nasties dead.…

Sick burn, yo: Google's latest Pixel 2 XL suffers old-skool screen singe

5 hours 48 min ago
Seven days of testing and it's not looking good

Earlier this month, Google unveiled its new Pixel smartphones to great hullabaloo – and now to great consternation.…

nbn™'s problems were known – in 2008, a year before its birth

5 hours 51 min ago
PM says the network's a waste of money? It's also yet another wasted chance at real reform

Australia's telecommunications ombudsman last week reported a startling and unwelcome 159.3 per cent year-on-year jump in complaints, with more than 40,000 lodged about services on the national broadband network (NBN).…

This is no yolk. Newegg scrambles against rotten shell company claims

6 hours 32 min ago
Tech slinger hopes this $3bn fraud lawsuit will be over easy

Online electronics souk Newegg has been accused of taking part in a financial scam that duped banks in South Korea out of billions of dollars.…

Sex harassment scandal scoops up Silicon Valley's Slimy Scoble

6 hours 58 min ago
'Tech evangelist' apologizes but sympathy in short supply

Analysis  The rolling saga of rich and powerful men being identified as serial sexual harassers has returned to Silicon Valley, having spent a few week slicing through Hollywood. Now it's scooped up another well-known tech figure: Robert Scoble.…

Google emits tools to make cross-platform HTML apps less tragic

8 hours 8 min ago
Lots and lots of data dumped online plus keys to escape browsers

Chrome Dev Summit  At the Chrome Dev Summit in San Francisco, California, on Monday, Google took another stab at making HTML-based apps less of a crapshoot.…

ROCA 'round the lock: Gemalto says IDPrime .NET access cards bitten by TPM RSA key gremlin

8 hours 42 min ago
Here's what to do if you have an affected badge

Some Gemalto smartcards can be potentially cloned and used by highly skilled crooks due to a cryptography blunder dubbed ROCA.…

Containers? Ha! Ain't no party like a Tupperware party, boasts Facebook

12 hours 19 sec ago
No Docker or Kubernetes under The Social Network's hood

OS Summit  Facebook has its own container system it uses in place of Docker or Kubernetes.…

The big two-oh-oh: Cisco gobbles comms biz Broadsoft for $1.9bn

12 hours 37 min ago
Is Switchzilla trying to buy its way out of legacy?

Cisco has snapped up its two-hundredth acquisition in the form of unified comms biz Broadsoft for $1.9bn (£1.4bn) – its latest attempt to move away from its lacklustre legacy business of switches and routers.…

'We've nothing to hide': Kaspersky Lab offers to open up source code

12 hours 49 min ago
Response to US fretting over alleged ties to Russian snoops

Russian cybersecurity software flinger Kaspersky Lab has offered to open up its source code for third-party review.…

Let's make the coppers wear cameras! That'll make the ba... Oh. No sodding difference

13 hours 39 min ago
Large-scale randomised US trial: 'Recalibrate’ expectations

Police forces have been told to temper their expectations of body-worn cameras, as a randomised study involving almost 2,500 US cops throws up little evidence of purported benefits.…

Arm isn't saying IoT firmware sucks but it's writing a free secure BIOS for device makers

14 hours 10 min ago
Take the hint, manufacturers of weak kit

TechCon  Arm hopes to release open-source code early next year that will help secure Internet-of-Things devices – by encrypting their communications and installing over-the-air security fixes.…

'Screaming' man fined $149 for singing 'Everybody Dance Now'

14 hours 39 min ago
'I don’t know if my voice was very bad and that’s why I got the ticket,' he said

A man has been fined by police after being caught singing the 1990s dance anthem "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" while behind the wheel of his car.…

Vodafone analysed evidence in case where it was alleged victim

15 hours 6 min ago
GSM gateway prosecution man: They gave the evidence that they found to the police

A man left on bail for more than seven years has hit out at Vodafone's role in his court case as alleged victim and examiner of vital computer evidence.…

Phone crypto shut FBI out of 7,000 devices, complains chief g-man

16 hours 7 min ago
But he gets it, there's a balance to be struck, yada yada

The FBI has been locked out of almost 7,000 seized mobile phones thanks to encryption, director Christopher Wray has said.…