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Japanese messaging giant Line admits it mishandled user data, promises to do better

Sent user data to China without once thinking Beijing might decide to snoop, lied about server location Line, the Japan-based messaging and payments app with millions of users around Southeast Asia, has conceded that its data protection regimes had multiple shortcomings, and therefore put users' personal information at risk.…

Canon makes 'all-in-one' printers that refuse to scan when out of ink, lawsuit claims

We can't wait to see the logic gymnastics needed to justify this Canon USA has been accused of forcing customers to buy ink cartridges when they only want to scan and fax documents using the manufacturer's so-called All-In-One multi-function printers.…

Apple arms high-end MacBook Pro notebooks with M1 Pro, M1 Max processors

x86 is an eighty-sixed ex Apple on Monday announced 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models armed with its Arm-compatible Apple Silicon chips, extending its platform architecture transition, and Intel exodus, for its high-end notebooks.…

US lawmakers give Amazon until November to prove it didn't lie to Congress

This better be a Prime delivery US House representatives say they are ready to call upon the Department of Justice to investigate whether Amazon executives, including ex-CEO Jeff Bezos, lied to Congress about whether the internet giant unfairly uses customer data to create and market its own products.…

Engineers investigating iffy solar array latch on NASA's Lucy as probe begins long journey to Trojan asteroids

Spacecraft otherwise stable and working well NASA's Lucy is on its way to the Trojan asteroids, but engineers have already spotted a problem with one of the probe's 7.3-metre solar arrays.…

Microsoft called out as big malware hoster – thanks to OneDrive and Office 365 abuse

Infosec pro: 'OneDrive abuse has been going on for years' Microsoft has been branded as "the world's best malware hoster for about a decade," thanks to abuse of the Office 365 and Live platform, as well as its slow response to reports by security researchers.…

Dishing up the goods: Square Kilometre Array moves out of the theoretical and into the contractual

Plus: Australian telescope precursor finds weird waves in the middle of the galaxy The governments of South Africa and Australia have signed agreements formalizing the construction and operation of the Square Kilometre Array Observatory (SKAO) telescopes by the Observatory's governing body.…

Amid drama at the .NET Foundation, Microsoft staffer reveals it was meant to be like the GNOME Foundation

Which it isn't, as illustrated by exec director of the F# Foundation The troubled .NET Foundation was intended to "borrow as much as possible from the GNOME Foundation," according to Miguel de Icaza, co-founder of GNOME and now at Microsoft, who was involved in its original design.…

Arm puts virtual hardware in the cloud so you won't have to wait for the actual chips

Developers, start your engines Arm is putting virtual models of its chip designs in the cloud so developers can write and test applications before the physical hardware gets into their hands.…

Facebook posts job ad for 10,000 'high-skilled' roles to 'build the metaverse' – and they'll all be based in the EU

Announcement uses the phrase 'world-leading' without referring to UK once Brit political has-been and Facebook global affairs veep Nick Clegg fired off a missive over the weekend announcing that the antisocial network would be hiring 10,000 people from across the European Union to help "BUILD THE METAVERSE" (VERSE-VERSE-VERSE-VERSE).…

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