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Something phishy: Tech recruiters jabbed by fake COVID-19 Passport scam

Tells clients it is tackling the issue An IT recruitment agency says a "phishing scam" is behind a fake email sent to its customers with details on how to apply for a "Coronavirus Digital Passport."…

How long till some drunkard puts a foot through one of BT's 'iconic, digital smart city communication hubs'?

Phonebox upgrade dishes out internet and more in Kensington and Chelsea BT was joined by local dignitaries including the Mayor of Kensington to cut the silk sash on its 21st-century phone box that gives people access to free Gigabit Wi-Fi, rapid mobile phone charging, and free calls if needed.…

Snowflake doubters voice reservations over data warehouse's attempt to break into financial services

On-prem systems hold advantages in terms of known costs, say insiders Cloud-based data warehouse darling Snowflake has launched its latest venture into financial services, while Teradata, something of a stalwart in data warehousing for banks and insurers, is attempting to broaden its appeal with machine learning implementations.…

Consultants' eyes light up as UK.gov dangles £4bn over 6 years for 'large-scale digital transformation programmes'

Phrase is catnip for software market UK government has tempted the ravenous software and consultancy supply market with £4bn in the name of "large-scale digital transformation programmes."…

Is it OK to use stolen data? What if it's scientific research in the public interest?

Not always, but Swiss team says you can manage the risks There's a fine line between getting hold of data that may be in the public interest and downright stealing data just because you can. And simply because the data is out there – having been stolen by online intruders and then leaked – does not mean it is right to use it.…

Amazon UK business swelled by 50%+ in 2020, and taxes soared. Lol, no, it means those paid by its staff

Jeff Bezos founded biz at the 'apex of the Big Tech tax avoiders' Amazon says turnover from business "activities" in Britain went up by more than 50 per cent year-on-year during 2020, but the profit the organisation generated locally is again typically unclear.…

Stressed-out IT workers, software devs – we're not being funny but have you tried rebooting your breathing?

Forget productivity, find a way to unplug and recover Software developers and IT workers can improve their sense of well-being and their perception of themselves if they partake in mindful breathing, a trio of boffins have found.…

Still divided on whether teachers, parents or politicians are to blame

Can we close the education divide? Maybe, but not by stuffing it with computers and smart boards Register Debate  This week's Register Debate tussled over the motion Technology widens the education divide. The results are in, and as you can see, we have a clear winner.…

Sometimes we all feel a bit like Shutting Down. So just imagine how tired Windows 7 is

So many stuck trains, so many cancellations. Giant blue screen of Nope, we salute you. Bork!Bork!Bork!  Microsoft Windows sums up the spirit of many readers today, in a railway-infused bork from Manchester.…

So I’ve scripted a life-saving routine. Pah. What really matters is the icon I give it

J’appuie sur le starter et voici que je quitte la terre Something for the Weekend, Sir?  Mute the mic. Hide the webcam. Freeze the shared screen. Enable Delivery Mode!…

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