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RIAA DMCAs GitHub into nuking popular YouTube video download tool, says it can be used to slurp music

Did 2020 just loop round to 1999? GitHub has hidden from view the source code and downloads of YouTube-DL, a popular open-source tool used for saving YouTube videos to disk, at the request of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).…

If you suddenly can't print to your HP Printer from your Mac, you're not alone: Code security cert snafu blamed

Driver software snubbed by macOS 10.15, 10.14, Amazon Music, too Many Mac users today found, to their surprise, they are unable to print to their HP Inc printers.…

Huawei's financials take a beating as President Trump's sanctions come home to roost

America's punch bag still standing, black and blue but not in the red US sanctions are starting to have a pronounced impact on Huawei’s financials, with the embattled Chinese telco reporting just single digit year-on-year growth for the first three quarters of 2020.…

Dotcom era data wrangler Tibco to buy Information Builders, reportedly for a whopping $1bn

Like a dotcom dude vs '70s veteran buddy movie Six years after it considered putting itself up for sale, dotcom era data wrangler Tibco is set to buy Information Builders, a privately held data management biz with a 45-year history.…

Palo Alto Networks threatens to sue security startup for comparison review, says it breaks software EULA

'I'm not going to be bullied by someone with deeper pockets' vows Orca boss Palo Alto Networks has threatened a startup with legal action after the smaller biz published a comparison review of one of its products.…

What a time to be alive: DB Admin raps about Microsoft SQL Server and he ain't even paid to do so

It's 2020. Things are weird. So maybe it's time to dance alone to 'Back Dat NAS up' If you thought things couldn’t get any more weird right about now, then this may be the nadir of an already odd 2020: COVID-19; Trump being Trump; a likely hard Brexit; and now someone working in tech rapping about SQL Server has just released some sounds.…

EU slaps extra sanctions on Russian spy chief and APT28 malware dev over 2015 Bundestag hack

Better late than never, eh The European Union has imposed sanctions on a Russian military malware developer and the commander of Russia’s MI6 equivalent, a mere five years after the two targeted Germany's parliament with a cyberattack.…

Ubuntu 20.10 goes full Raspberry Pi, from desktop to micro clouds: Full fat desktop on a Pi is usable

But company also has its eye on Kubernetes at the edge Ubuntu 20.10 is out, with Canonical highlighting its Raspberry Pi support, including not only desktop support but also micro clouds based on MicroK8s, the company's lightweight Kubernetes distribution.…

Finding remote working a bit of a grind? Microsoft staffers feel your pain

Gloomy workers unlikely to moan about open plan again as office reopening slides to July 2021 Remote working is the gift that keeps on giving, as Microsoft's workforce reacted glumly to the Windows giant's plan to push back the reopening of its US offices.…

NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app is leaving some unable to access government self-isolation grants

'That button is there on the app' says minister. How many times have you heard a client make wild claims about functionality? The NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app for England and Wales* has a major flaw. Yes, another one. People told to self-isolate by the app are unable to access a code required to claim a £500 financial support grant.…

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