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First LockBit, now BreachForums: Are cops winning the war or just a few battles?

vrijdag 17 mei 2024 inThe Register Headlines (Tech News)

TLDR: Peace in our time is really really hard Interview  On Wednesday the FBI and international cops celebrated yet another cybercrime takedown – of ransomware brokerage site BreachForums – just a week after doxing and imposing sanctions on the Lock…

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Hugging Face to make $10M worth of old Nvidia GPUs freely available to AI devs

vrijdag 17 mei 2024 inThe Register Headlines (Tech News)

You get a GPU, you get a GPU, everyone gets a ZeroGPU! Open source AI champion Hugging Face is making $10 million in GPU compute available to the public in a bid to ease the financial burden of model development faced by smaller dev teams.…

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UK competition regulator says Microsoft's stake in Mistral is not a merger

vrijdag 17 mei 2024 inThe Register Headlines (Tech News)

Drops official probe but Microsoft's deal with Inflection AI and Amazon's with Anthropic still in play Britain's competition watchdog does not think Microsoft's investment in Mistral AI constitutes a merger situation – just weeks after calling for i…

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Underwater datacenters could sink to sound wave sabotage

vrijdag 17 mei 2024 inThe Register Headlines (Tech News)

Ensure there are no sperm whales in the area Underwater datacenters have yet to take off in any meaningful way, but it seems they could prove vulnerable to attack using sound waves, according to researchers.…

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Apple geofences third-party browser engine work for EU devices

vrijdag 17 mei 2024 inThe Register Headlines (Tech News)

Rival coders must have EU staff to build and test non-WebKit surfing Apple's grudging accommodation of European law – allowing third-party browser engines on its mobile devices – apparently comes with a restriction that makes it difficult to develop…

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First LockBit, now BreachForums: Are cops winning the war or just a few battles?

vrijdag 17 mei 2024 inThe Register Headlines (Tech News)

TLDR: Peace in our time is really really hard Interview  On Wednesday the FBI and international cops celebrated yet another cybercrime takedown – of ransomware brokerage site BreachForums – just a week after doxing and imposing sanctions on the Lock…

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AWS to pump billions into sovereign cloud for Germany

vrijdag 17 mei 2024 inThe Register Headlines (Tech News)

It'll own the datacenters, but keep data and employees local AWS is to invest €7.8 billion in the AWS European Sovereign Cloud in Germany and make the first AWS Region in the State of Brandenburg available to all customers by the end of 2025.…

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Stifling Beijing in cyberspace is now British intelligence’s number-one mission

vrijdag 17 mei 2024 inThe Register Headlines (Tech News)

Annual conference of cyber intel unit shows UK's alarm over China blaring louder than ever CyberUK  Regular attendees of CYBERUK, the annual conference hosted by British intelligence unit the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), will know that in …

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Toshiba to shed 4,000 jobs as part of revitalization plan

vrijdag 17 mei 2024 inThe Register Headlines (Tech News)

Over-50s to get early retirement offer Toshiba says it will cut up to 4,000 jobs within Japan, a number that accounts for six percent of the company's national workforce, by offering early retirement packages.…

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Lords of May-hem: Seven signs it is Oracle's year end

vrijdag 17 mei 2024 inThe Register Headlines (Tech News)

How to handle sales pressure and licensing 'negotiations' to make sure it plays to your advantage Feature  You might be able to tell what time of year it is by the blossom on the trees or bluebells in the woods. But for Oracle customers stuck in an …

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Computer sprinkled with exotic chemicals produced super-problems, not super-powers

vrijdag 17 mei 2024 inThe Register Headlines (Tech News)

The machine was so dead, hospital staff treated it like a corpse On Call  The Register knows that tech support people are heroes. That's why each Friday we offer a new installment of On Call, our weekly reader-contributed column featuring your stori…

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China sets goal for local carmakers to get a quarter of their chips domestically by 2025

vrijdag 17 mei 2024 inThe Register Headlines (Tech News)

Yet another technological self-sufficiency target for China The Chinese government says the country's car manufacturers should aim for a quarter of their chips to be sourced from China-based foundries by 2025.…

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Baidu's robotaxi division to wheel into profit next year

vrijdag 17 mei 2024 inThe Register Headlines (Tech News)

Expansion set for Wuhan. Chances this will go smoothly? Chinese tech giant Baidu expects its robotaxi unit, Apollo Go, to be profitable next year.…

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Crims abusing Microsoft Quick Assist to deploy Black Basta ransomware

donderdag 16 mei 2024 inThe Register Headlines (Tech News)

Spoiler alert: it's not really IT support controlling your device A cybercrime gang has been abusing Microsoft's Quick Assist application in social engineering attacks that ultimately allow the crew to infect victims with Black Basta ransomware.…

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AT&T formalizes deal for space-based cellular service on unmodified mobiles

donderdag 16 mei 2024 inThe Register Headlines (Tech News)

AST still only has a single test satellite in orbit, so don't hold your breath Not to be outdone by Starlink and T-Mobile, AT&T and AST SpaceMobile have finalized a deal to eventually bring a space-based connectivity option to AT&T, too. …

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Datacenters looking to renewables, nuclear, and gas, in quest for more power

donderdag 16 mei 2024 inThe Register Headlines (Tech News)

Bit barns might end up adding to the grid's capacity Even before the AI revolution (or bubble) took off in 2023, datacenters already used a decent amount of electricity. And the industry's increasing appetite for machine learning will require even m…

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Oklahoma saddles up bill of rights for crypto wranglers and miners

donderdag 16 mei 2024 inThe Register Headlines (Tech News)

Bitcoin cowboys now have guaranteed freedoms Oklahoma's governor has signed a bill into law defining legal rights for one of the most marginalized groups in the US – cryptocurrency holders.…

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Google gives in to Hong Kong, blocks fake national anthem on YouTube

donderdag 16 mei 2024 inThe Register Headlines (Tech News)

'Disappointed' by court’s decision, video platform owner is complying, considering appeal Google has complied with a May 8th order from a Hong Kong court to ban the pro-democracy protest song often mistaken for a national anthem, "Glory to Hong Kong…

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Tesla self-driving claims parked in court

donderdag 16 mei 2024 inThe Register Headlines (Tech News)

Judge gives green light to lawsuit over autonomous ambitions Tesla is facing a lawsuit over claims made about its self-driving technology after a US judge rejected the company's motion to dismiss the case.…

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Wiley shuts 19 scholarly journals amid AI paper mill problems

donderdag 16 mei 2024 inThe Register Headlines (Tech News)

Fake science challenges academic publishing US publishing house Wiley this week discontinued 19 scientific journals overseen by its Hindawi subsidiary, the center of a long-running scholarly publishing scandal.…

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Opera sings sweetly with native version for Windows on Arm

donderdag 16 mei 2024 inThe Register Headlines (Tech News)

Browser ditches x64 blues for a snappier tune Opera has become the latest Chromium browser for Windows on Arm, fueling industry talk about Microsoft's plans for the neglected operating system.…

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