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OVH services still not fully restored as boss rates ongoing recovery efforts a 'real nightmare'

'A huge Tetris' as biz struggles prepping kit for relocation under renewed COVID lockdown OVH is yet to bring all customers affected by its Strasbourg data center fire back online – and the French cloud operator's CFO has described ongoing restoration efforts as a "real nightmare."…

Neural networks give astronomers huge boost in identifying galaxies: 27 million done, 600 million to come

AI algorithms in large-scale astronomy are mandatory, study says A neural network has helped astronomers catalog a whopping 27 million galaxies collected from one of the largest astronomical surveys probing the mysterious nature of dark energy.…

Grab, the superapp that made Uber quit Southeast Asia, to go public through controversial 'SPAC'

Ride-sharing, food-delivering, payment-processing, home-insuring and money-lending org thanks COVID for pumping up its financials Singaporean superapp Grab announced yesterday that it plans to go public in the United States – through a $39.6bn merger with a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC).…

China requires ‘self-correction’ of monopolistic behaviour by 34 local web giants

Alibaba was just the beginning, says regulator, as it forbids western web titans' favourite bullying behaviours China’s State Administration for Market Regulation has warned 34 local web “platforms” to make sure they comply with local laws, and take care not to adopt western startups' aggressive tactics, or they may suffer the same kind of smackdowns...

Tata Consultancy Services added just 7 customers in FY21 ... and 40,000 staff as revenue, profit flattened

IT giant is learning to live with repeated sprints rather than mega-deals Tata Consultancy Services won just seven new customers in its fiscal 2021, and went backwards on revenue and profit.…

COVID-19 kicks mobile giant CK Hutchison's '3' twice: Robs operator of roaming revenue, sends data use soaring

Many European customers flee, Asia signs up in big numbers Hong Kong-based CK Hutchison, operator of the "3" mobile brand across several geographies, has told investors that COVID-19 cut its revenues by 8 per cent and profits by 21 per cent, but it also found bright spots of business around the world.…

FBI deletes web shells from hundreds of compromised Microsoft Exchange servers before alerting admins

Remote-control malware wiped, deployments must still be patched The FBI deleted web shells installed by criminals on hundreds of Microsoft Exchange servers across the United States, it was revealed on Tuesday.…

Google Sites blight: Over 100,000 web pages for business form searches overrun with backdoor RATs

eSentire warns of remote-access trojans masquerading as PDFs More than 100,000 web pages hosted by Google Sites are being used to trick netizens into opening business documents booby-trapped with a remote-access trojan (RAT) that takes over victims' PCs and hands control to miscreants.…

Journalists wanted: News reporter and copy editor

Want to write for El Reg or help us polish our output? Apply within Job alert The Register has a couple of vacancies open on our editorial team that we would like to fill immediately. Without further ado, here are the details:…

After years of dragging its feet, FCC finally starts tackling America's robocall scourge

New law implementation, cease-and-desist letters, and mobile companies asked to detail free blocking tools The FCC is finally taking concrete action on the scourge of robocalls after years of dithering on the issue.…

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