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The Essex area named one of the best places to live for good schools

This Is Total Essex - Tue, 17/11/2020 - 16:59
It has been placed right at the top of the list
Categories: Local News

Microsoft Reveals Pluton, a Custom Security Chip Built Into Intel, AMD, and Qualcomm Processors

Slashdot - Tue, 17/11/2020 - 16:45
An anonymous reader shares a report: For the past two years, some of the world's biggest chip makers have battled a series of hardware flaws, like Meltdown and Spectre, which made it possible -- though not easy -- to pluck passwords and other sensitive secrets directly from their processors. The chip makers rolled out patches, but required the companies to rethink how they approach chip security. Now, Microsoft thinks it has the answer with its new security chip, which it calls Pluton. The chip, announced today, is the brainchild of a partnership between Microsoft, and chip makers Intel, AMD, and Qualcomm. Pluton acts as a hardware root-of-trust, which in simple terms protects a device's hardware from tampering, such as from hardware implants or by hackers exploiting flaws in the device's low-level firmware. By integrating the chip inside future Intel, AMD, and Qualcomm central processor units, or CPUs, it makes it far more difficult for hackers with physical access to a computer to launch hardware attacks and extract sensitive data, the companies said. "The Microsoft Pluton design will create a much tighter integration between the hardware and the Windows operating system at the CPU that will reduce the available attack surface," said David Weston, director of enterprise and operating system security at Microsoft.

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Categories: Technology

OPPO showcases 'rollable' concept phone that turns into a tablet – no bending needed

The Register - Tue, 17/11/2020 - 16:40
'Yeah, that's how we roll,' an exec may have said at some point

Smartphone brand OPPO has shown off its first "rollable" concept phone – though at this stage it isn't clear if this will go into full blown production.…

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Gavin and Stacey star favourite to be 'surprise' I'm a Celeb campmate

This Is Total Essex - Tue, 17/11/2020 - 16:30
With the camp in Wales instead of Australia, it would be fitting!
Categories: Local News

The historic Essex areas where driving the wrong car could cost you

This Is Total Essex - Tue, 17/11/2020 - 16:05
Some places which many class as Essex towns will face huge new billings
Categories: Local News

Micropayments Company Coil Distributes New Privacy Policy With Email That Puts Users' Addresses in the 'To:' Field

Slashdot - Tue, 17/11/2020 - 16:05
Micropayments company Coil has emailed users its new privacy policy but placed hundreds of their addresses in the "To:" field and therefore breached their privacy. From a report: The mail had the Subject line "Updates to Coil's Terms and Privacy Policy" and offered links to the document. The Register has read it and can report that while it reveals that Coil seeks permission to share users' details with service providers, partners, and "related entities." We cannot find a clause that resembles: "We reserve the right to expose your email address to countless other Coil users in the 'To:' field of an email."

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Mrs Hinch leaves fans shocked after seeing inside of her freezer

This Is Total Essex - Tue, 17/11/2020 - 15:46
"Got enough there Soph?"
Categories: Local News

America's largest radio telescope close to collapse as engineers race to fix fraying cables

The Register - Tue, 17/11/2020 - 15:37
900-ton receiver platform threatens to plummet into dish below

The remaining cables supporting a 900-ton platform hanging over America’s largest radio telescope are struggling to take the load, threatening the 1,000-ft wide reflector dish.…

Categories: Technology

Apple Hits Back at European Activist Complaints Against Tracking Tool

Slashdot - Tue, 17/11/2020 - 15:27
An Austrian privacy advocacy group drew a strongly critical response from Apple on Monday after it said an online tracking tool used in its devices breached European law. From a report: The group, led by campaigner Max Schrems, filed complaints with data protection watchdogs in Germany and Spain alleging that the tracking tool illegally enabled the $2 trillion U.S. tech giant to store users' data without their consent. Apple directly rebutted the claims filed by Noyb, the digital rights group founded by Schrems, saying they were "factually inaccurate and we look forward to making that clear to privacy regulators should they examine the complaint." Schrems is a prominent figure in Europe's digital rights movement that has resisted intrusive data-gathering by Silicon Valley's tech platforms. He has fought two cases against Facebook, winning landmark judgments that forced the social network to change how it handles user data. Noyb's complaints were brought against Apple's use of a tracking code, known as the Identifier for Advertisers (IDFA), that is automatically generated on every iPhone when it is set up.

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'Brilliant' vet hit by cement mixer lorry on her way to work

This Is Total Essex - Tue, 17/11/2020 - 15:16
"She was helping an elderly lady out that morning of her death, she was always helping someone else"
Categories: Local News

Leonids meteor shower peaks tonight - how to see it in the UK

Braintree and Witham Times - Tue, 17/11/2020 - 15:10
Stargazers are in for a treat tonight when the Leonid meteor shower peaks.
Categories: Local News

VMware names virtual firewalls as first workload it will offload to SmartNICs

The Register - Tue, 17/11/2020 - 14:59
Stateful L4 and L7 protection coming ... eventually

VMware has revealed that it has firewall vendors in its sights by announcing that the security appliances will be virtualised to run on SmartNICs under its ‘Project Monterey’ plan to relieve CPUs from the chore of running network functions.…

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Amazon Launches Amazon Pharmacy For Prescription Medicine Delivery

Slashdot - Tue, 17/11/2020 - 14:41
Amazon is making its biggest push into the healthcare industry yet with the launch today of Amazon Pharmacy: a new service offering home delivery for prescription medication. From a report: Customers can sign up to the new store by creating a "secure pharmacy profile," with the option of adding information about their health insurance, any outstanding medical issues like allergies, and any regular prescriptions. The store will offer a range of "generic and brand-name drugs," reports CNBC, including "commonly prescribed drugs like insulin, triamcinolone steroid creams, metformin for controlling blood sugar, and sumatriptan for migraines." Notably, the pharmacy will not sell Schedule II medications, which includes many common opioids like Oxycontin. As usual for Amazon, Prime members will get a number of advantages over regular customers. These perks include free, two-day delivery on orders and discounts on medication. Amazon claims Prime members will be able to save "up to 80 percent off generic and 40 percent off brand name medications when paying without insurance." Prime members will also be able to save on medication bought in person from over 50,000 pharmacies across the US, including Rite Aid, CVS, Walmart, and Walgreens.

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Lockdown flouters hold 'full-scale football matches' on golf course

This Is Total Essex - Tue, 17/11/2020 - 14:32
"It is disappointing to hear of groups of people flouting the Government restrictions."
Categories: Local News

Tesco reopens 'non-essential' aisles in England

Braintree and Witham Times - Tue, 17/11/2020 - 14:30
Tesco has reopened "non-essential" item aisles after lockdown confusion.
Categories: Local News

The impact of the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests in Essex

This Is Total Essex - Tue, 17/11/2020 - 14:10
Take our survey and give us your views on this year's momentous events
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Essex's hidden garden with a waterfall and an interesting history

This Is Total Essex - Tue, 17/11/2020 - 14:03
The garden flies under the radar, hidden between an housing estate, main road and office blocks
Categories: Local News

Legendary hacker and L0pht member Peiter Zatko joins Twitter as security chief

The Register - Tue, 17/11/2020 - 14:03
Mudge work to be done after high-profile Bitcoin scam earlier this year

Twitter has hired legendary hacker Peiter "Mudge" Zatko as head of security.…

Categories: Technology

'Legend' Essex radio presenter and iconic football agent dies

This Is Total Essex - Tue, 17/11/2020 - 13:28
'He was a true legend and a real gentleman who touched my life in many ways'
Categories: Local News

Road shut as dramatic photos show car destroyed after flipping

This Is Total Essex - Tue, 17/11/2020 - 13:11
The accident has closed the road
Categories: Local News

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