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How these crooks backdoor online shops and siphon victims' credit card info

The Register - 48 min 7 sec ago
FBI and co blow lid off latest PHP tampering scam

The FBI and its friends have warned businesses of crooks scraping people's credit-card details from tampered payment pages on compromised websites.…

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Google Blocks File Manager Total Commander From Allowing Users To Sideload Apps

Slashdot - 52 min ago
An anonymous reader shares a report: Total Commander has been around since the 90s, eventually expanding into Android after the platform launched over a decade ago. The app has more than 10 million downloads on the Play Store, still supporting OS versions as far back as Android 2.2. With a new update, developer Christian Ghisler has removed the ability to install APK files on Android, blaming Google Play policies in the patch notes for the app. It's a shocking twist for the service and, seemingly, a bad omen of things to come for other mobile file managers. A forum post from Ghisler sheds some more light on what's going on here, as Google sent him a notice warning of his app's removal from the Play Store within a week if the app went unmodified. The company's automated response pointed the developer to the "Device and Network Abuse" policy.

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Senators Urge FTC To Probe ID.me Over Selfie Data

Slashdot - 1 hour 31 min ago
Some of more tech-savvy Democrats in the U.S. Senate are asking the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate identity-proofing company ID.me for "deceptive statements" the company and its founder allegedly made over how they handle facial recognition data collected on behalf of the Internal Revenue Service, which until recently required anyone seeking a new IRS account online to provide a live video selfie to ID.me. From a report: In a letter to FTC Chair Lina Khan, the Senators charge that ID.me's CEO Blake Hall has offered conflicting statements about how his company uses the facial scan data it collects on behalf of the federal government and many states that use the ID proofing technology to screen applicants for unemployment insurance. The lawmakers say that in public statements and blog posts, ID.me has frequently emphasized the difference between two types of facial recognition: One-to-one, and one-to-many. In the one-to-one approach, a live video selfie is compared to the image on a driver's license, for example. One-to-many facial recognition involves comparing a face against a database of other faces to find any potential matches.

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Napster Gets Bought Again, This Time With a Web3 Pivot in the Works

Slashdot - 2 hours 11 min ago
Napster has been acquired again, this time by two companies from the web3 sector: Hivemind and Algorand. "Dear friends, we are excited to share that we've taken Napster Group private, and to bring the iconic music brand to web3," wrote Hivemind founder Matt Zhang on LinkedIn. From a report: "Volatile market and uncertain times often bring exciting opportunities. At Hivemind, we believe in developing thesis and building enduring value. Music x Web3 is one of the most exciting spaces we've come across, and we are thrilled to work with Emmy Lovell and many talents to unlock value for the entire ecosystem and revolutionize how artists and fans enjoy music." Lovell has been named interim CEO of Napster, with the former WMG exec stepping up from her previous role as chief strategy officer, having joined the company in April 2021 shortly after its last acquisition by music VR company MelodyVR. The newly-merged company then delisted from the AIM stock exchange in the UK as part of its plan to relaunch a hybrid music streaming / video / VR service later this year, and then go public again in the US. The new owners appear to be pivoting that strategy with a web3 focus. There will be plenty to unpack around these plans. For example, Hivemind and Algorand aren't the only companies involved: they have an 'investor consortium' that includes ATC Management, BH Digital and G20 Ventures.

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Ransomware Attackers Get Short Shrift From Zambian Central Bank

Slashdot - 2 hours 45 min ago
Zambia's central bank said it refused to pay ransom to a group known as Hive that was behind a cybersecurity breach that caused minimal damage to its systems. From a report: "All of our core systems are still up and running," Greg Nsofu, information and communications technology director at the Bank of Zambia, told reporters in Lusaka, the capital. "Not much sensitive data has actually been shipped out." Only some test data may have been leaked, he said. "Knowing that we had protected our core systems, it wasn't really necessary for us to even engage" in a ransom conversation, Nsofu said. "So we pretty much told them where to get off." The central bank said May 13 that it had suffered a suspected cyberattack, which disrupted some information technology applications on May 9, including its website and bureau de change monitoring system.

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Romford bus crash: Pictures show damaged bus after crash outside block of flats

This Is Total Essex - 3 hours 7 sec ago
Five people have been taken to hospital
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Figures reveal more dogs were stolen in Essex in 2021

Chelmsford Weekly News - 3 hours 20 min ago
More dogs were reported stolen in Essex last year than before the pandemic, figures reveal.
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Figures reveal more dogs were stolen in Essex in 2021

Braintree and Witham Times - 3 hours 20 min ago
More dogs were reported stolen in Essex last year than before the pandemic, figures reveal.
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Apple Reportedly Testing E Ink Outer Display for Upcoming Foldable

Slashdot - 3 hours 24 min ago
An anonymous reader shares a report: Ming-Chi Kuo is one of a handful of Apple analysts whose reports always warrant a second look, regardless of how strange they might seem at first blush. We've heard plenty of reports that the company is testing its own version of a foldable device, in its customary style of being fashionably late to the party, while also being the best dressed there. It stands to reason that the company is experimenting with all sorts of takes on the form factor. While companies like Samsung and Huawei have made great strides since the first generation of foldable devices, one can certainly make the argument that no one has perfectly cracked the code just yet. The screen technology has improved a good bit in recent years -- and so, too, has E Ink technology. "Apple is testing E Ink's Electronic Paper Display (EPD) for future foldable device's cover screen and tablet-like applications," Kuo reported on Twitter earlier today. "The color EPD has the potential to become a mainstream solution for foldable devices' must-have cover/second screen thanks to its excellent power-saving."

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The new generation of CentOS replacements – plus the daddy of them all: RHEL 8.6

The Register - 3 hours 38 min ago
Rocky and Alma are here for those CentOS Linux users who are still smarting

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.6, Alma Linux 8.6 and Rocky Linux 8.6 are all out now, for various platforms.…

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Made in Chelsea Maeva D'Ascanio screams at James Taylor she's 'stuck in Saffron Walden' and will escape

This Is Total Essex - 4 hours 3 min ago
"Can you believe it I'm stuck now in f***ing Saffron Walden and I don't know what I'm going to f***ing do."
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China Makes a Comeback in Bitcoin Mining Despite Government Ban

Slashdot - 4 hours 16 min ago
While the US extended its leading position as the dominant location for Bitcoin mining, China has reemerged as the second-largest locale despite a government ban on the activity last year. From a report: The US accounted for 37.84% of global hashrate, a measure of computing power used to extract the digital currency, between September 2021 to January, according to the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, in a report released on Tuesday. The hashrate, also responsible for securing the Bitcoin network, has made a strong comeback to new highs after falling last year. Following the mining ban in China last year, the country has seen a sudden surge in activity through "covert mining operations" and has "re-emerged as a major mining hub" grabbing 21.11% of global hashrate, according to the CCAF. "This strongly suggests that significant underground mining activity has formed in the country, which empirically confirms what industry insiders have long been assuming," CCAF wrote in the report. In May (2021), Beijing intensified its efforts to curb the cryptocurrency market. It seems covert mining is still happening in China through routed through virtual private networks that make it appear the computers are operating in another country.

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Romford bus crash: Live updates as bus crashes and police cordon off roads

This Is Total Essex - 4 hours 18 min ago
Emergency services are at the scene
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Judge details Lynch's $700k signoff via iPhone text in full Autonomy judgement

The Register - 4 hours 23 min ago
Still no damages number, likely to be way less than $5 billion

When an accounts assistant asked Autonomy founder Mike Lynch to approve a $700,000 purchase order in December 2010, the British exec "wrote 'ok' from his iPhone."…

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The Essex Serpent: The real myths and people behind the show starring Tom Hiddleston and Claire Danes

This Is Total Essex - 4 hours 24 min ago
A show’s themes and characters are firmly rooted in the dark myths and history of Essex.
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Microsoft revises software licensing, cloud policies amid EU regulator scrutiny

The Register - 4 hours 47 min ago
OVHcloud and Nextcloud lawsuits hit the spot as Windows giant admits to potential competition issues

Microsoft is offering a series of concessions over its software licensing policies to European cloud providers in a bid to address their accusations of anti-competitive tactics and cool any interest from local regulators.…

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Google Subsidiary in Russia To File for Bankruptcy

Slashdot - 4 hours 56 min ago
The Russian subsidiary of Alphabet's Google plans to file for bankruptcy, saying it had become impossible for the company to pay employees and suppliers. From a report: Google submitted a notice of intent to declare itself bankrupt, according to a message published Wednesday on Russia's Fedresurs registry. A Google spokesperson separately said an earlier move by authorities to seize its bank account made continuing operations in the country impossible. "The Russian authorities' seizure of Google Russia's bank account has made it untenable for our Russia office to function, including employing and paying Russia-based employees, paying suppliers and vendors, and meeting other financial obligations," the Google spokesperson said. The company had already paused most of its commercial operations in Russia, including all advertising, after the country's communications censor accused the company's YouTube video service of spreading misinformation and stoking protests.

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Essex friends found Roman silver coins worth £100,000 while on a camping trip

This Is Total Essex - 4 hours 56 min ago
They found the high-value haul just feet from their tent while on a camping trip
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The Royal Family: The Queen opens Crossrail's new Elizabeth line in surprise visit

This Is Total Essex - 5 hours 23 min ago
The 96-year-old British monarch was shown how to use an Oyster Card during her visit
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Banks talk big cloud game but few have migrated over 30% of apps

The Register - 5 hours 32 min ago
Less than half said business leaders in their bank understood 'opportunities of cloud'

A report into cloud adoption in the international banking industry shows that despite a broad appetite for cloud services, only around a third of banks have migrated more than 30 percent of their applications.…

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