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HIV Scotland fined £10,000 for BCC email blunder identifying names of virus carriers

The Register - 1 hour 38 min ago
Watchdog: Breach caused by 'serious deficiencies in technical and organisational measures'

The United Kingdom's data watchdog is calling on organisations to review their "bulk email practices" after a BCC blunder by HIV Scotland incurred a £10,000 fine for breaking data protection regulations.…

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Halloween 2021: Essex’s most haunted hotel where you can sleep among ghosts

This Is Total Essex - 1 hour 48 min ago
One woman may have been murdered in the hotel
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'Inside Microsoft's Open Source Program Office'

Slashdot - 1 hour 53 min ago
On Friday VentureBeat published a new interview with Stormy Peters, the director of Microsoft's eight-person open source programs office: "These are exciting times as more and more organizations are engaging more with open source," Peters said. "It's also just as important to developers to be able to use open source in their work — jobs that involve open source are more likely to retain developers." However, the growing threat of software supply chain attacks and other security issues, not to mention all the license and compliance complexities, puts considerable pressure on developers and engineers when all they really want to be doing is building products. And that, ultimately, is what the OSPO is all about. "OSPOs help make sure your developers can move quickly," Peters said. "Without an OSPO, teams across Microsoft would probably have to do a lot more manual compliance work, and they would all have to reinvent the wheel when it comes to understanding open source licenses, compliance, best practices, and community — we know they'd do well, but we want to help them do even better and faster by learning from each other and using tools standard across the company." Open source program offices have evolved greatly through the years, according to Peters, with two specific changes standing out in terms of scope and industry adoption. "OSPOs no longer focus solely on license compliance and intellectual property concerns — we now help with best practices, training, outreach, and more," Peters explained. "And, it's no longer just tech companies that have OSPOs." Indeed, a recent survey from TODO Group, a membership-based organization for collaborating and sharing best practices around open source projects, found that while OSPO adoption is still at its highest in the tech industry, other industries such as education and the public sector are gaining steam... "We want to reduce friction and make it easier for employees to use open source — that includes using and contributing to open source software, as well as launching projects in the community...." "Our job is to help make it easier for employees to use and contribute to open source," Peters explained. "We work with all the groups to help set policy, empower employees with knowledge and tools, and consult different groups across Microsoft and others in the industry on their open source strategy."

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Tesco announce permanent Quiet Hour for UK stores

Braintree and Witham Times - 1 hour 56 min ago
Twenty per cent of the UK population have a disability, and Tesco want its stores to be a place that everyone is welcome.
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Hi-de-Hi cast: Where are the actors from iconic BBC sitcom set in Essex now?

This Is Total Essex - 2 hours 19 min ago
What became of the cast that hung up their yellow coats 33 years ago
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ADVERTORIAL: Get moving with Essex's Find Your Active campaign

This Is Total Essex - 2 hours 24 min ago
Whether you're looking for a new challenge or just want to do a little more physical activity, it's all about finding what's right for you
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Twitter's machine learning algorithms amplify tweets from right-wing politicians over those on the left

The Register - 2 hours 25 min ago
Enginners and researchers don't know why

Twitter's algorithms are more likely to boost right-wing content than left-wing posts from politicians and news publications, according to a recent study.…

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New Looping Star roller coaster opens at Clacton Pier

Braintree and Witham Times - 3 hours 1 min ago
A HALLOWEEN festival at a popular seaside attraction has got off to a thrilling start.
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New Looping Star roller coaster opens at Clacton Pier

Chelmsford Weekly News - 3 hours 1 min ago
A HALLOWEEN festival at a popular seaside attraction has got off to a thrilling start.
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Poor data sharing is holding back the UK court system's pandemic recovery, says National Audit Office

The Register - 3 hours 13 min ago
Lack of data for planning also a problem, spending watchdog finds

The UK court system's failure to implement its own recommendations for improving data sharing is holding back its recovery from the pandemic, according to a report from the National Audit Office (NAO).…

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Richard Madeley gives Good Morning Britain viewers "the ick" during interview with Sir Keir Starmer

This Is Total Essex - 3 hours 34 min ago
"Cannot bear to put the sound on. Madeley makes my toenails curl."
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Essex crime: Burglar made Benfleet woman 'feel like a fool in her own home'

This Is Total Essex - 3 hours 42 min ago
She and her family have now become 'obsessed' with locks
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Harry Burkett murder - How can we protect our youth?

Braintree and Witham Times - 3 hours 47 min ago
Harry Burkett, 21, was stabbed in Orwell Road Clacton after a night out with friends on September 12th. Essex police have since arrested 6 teenage boys from Clacton on suspicion of murder. What are we doing to drive our youth to such violent and senseless crimes? And what measures should be taken to prevent this? By Thea Baloch, Colchester Sixth Form College.
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Tendring's footballing police raise money for Cancer Research

Chelmsford Weekly News - 3 hours 50 min ago
A FOOTBALL match between police and border force officers has raised essential funding for a cancer charity.
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Tendring's footballing police raise money for Cancer Research

Braintree and Witham Times - 3 hours 50 min ago
A FOOTBALL match between police and border force officers has raised essential funding for a cancer charity.
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Online harms don’t need dangerous legislation, they need a spot of naval action

The Register - 3 hours 58 min ago
It worked on Jolly Roger, it can work on ProudWhiteGuy66373

Opinon  Three things on the morning news reliably ruin breakfast for socially aware technogeeks.…

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Antigone Epitome

Braintree and Witham Times - 4 hours 23 min ago
Haunting opening stage for Antigone in newly renovated theatre.
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IT outsourcing: SLAs, patches – and how uptime funk's going to get to you

The Register - 4 hours 42 min ago
Cheaper, better than running it yourself? Maybe

Feature  Outsourcing generally has a bad reputation, scarred by countless failed projects in the public and private sectors and with cost cutting, rather than improved sevice delivery, seeming to drive business decisions.…

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