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EFF urges Google to ground its FLoC: 'Pro-privacy' third-party cookie replacement not actually great for privacy

'That is not the world we want, nor the one users deserve' With the arrival of Google Chrome v89 on Tuesday, Google is preparing to test a technology called Federated Learning of Cohorts, or FLoC, that it hopes will replace increasingly shunned, privacy-denying third-party cookies.…

Oh SITA: Airline IT provider confirms passenger data leaked after major 'cyber-attack'

Data from multiple aviation giants hit Not that many planes are taking off these days, but that didn’t stop the flight of passenger records from servers belonging to aviation tech supplier SITA after it was hit by a "cyberattack".…

While Reg readers know the difference between a true hacker and cyber-crook, for everyone else, hacking means illegal activity

Our vulture Iain argues against this week's motion Reader debate  Welcome to the latest Register Debate in which writers discuss technology topics, and you – the reader – choose the winning argument. The format is simple: a motion was proposed this week, the argument for the motion was published on Wednesday, and the argument against is published today.…

Dutch government: Did we say 10 'high data protection risks' in Google Workspace block adoption? Make that 8

Untangling privacy implications of using Google's productivity suite not easy A Dutch government report identifying "10 high data protection risks" for users of Google Workspace, formerly known as G Suite, has been revised after Google's response, and now says eight high risk issues still remain.…

Biden administration labels China top tech threat, promises proportionate responses to cyberattacks

Tech visa reform pledged, alongside diplomacy to write new rules for tech The Biden administration has named China as the most threatening nation the United States faces, on grounds that it can combine its technological and other capabilities like no other.…

AdGuard names 6,000+ web trackers that use CNAME chicanery: Feel free to feed them into your browser's filter

Assuming your content blocker can scrutinize DNS AdGuard on Thursday published a list of more than 6,000 CNAME-based trackers so they can be incorporated into content-blocking filters.…

Like a challenge in a high profile 'face-of-IT' role? Welcome to the Home Office

Talk about a hostile environment... It's £70k+ but you'll really sweat for it For the brave – or perhaps foolhardy – senior IT jobs hunters there is an opening at the UK Home Office for a Deputy Director of IT Operations in a lovely '70s era highrise in Croydon.…

Would you let users vouch for unknown software's safety with an upvote? Google does

And so can you, because its vote-for-code tools are now on GitHub POLL  Google has revealed that its internal anti-malware tools include a “social voting” scheme that lets staff vouch for code they want to install won’t do any damage.…

Qualys hit with ransomware: Customer invoices leaked on extortionists' Tor blog

Ace infosec biz aware and investigating, we're told Updated  Infosec outfit Qualys, its cloud-based vuln detection tech, and its SSL server test webpage, have seemingly fallen victim to a ransomware attack.…

Proof of concept code published for latest Saltstack CVE: Don't be an update laggard

Any user could become root, warns Immersive Labs researcher Proof of concept code has been published for a vulnerability in popular data centre security management tool Saltstack, which was discovered after a developer at Immersive Labs found a privilege escalation bug allowing any old user to become root.…

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