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Aviation’s been Boeing through a rough patch: Software tweaks blamed for Airbus A220 failures

Engine maker Pratt & Whitney says it’s working on a fix A Swiss International Air Lines Airbus A220-300 Pic: EvrenKalinbacak / Shutterstock.com Software alterations have been fingered as the cause of Airbus A220 airliner problems that led to at least three emergency landings after excessive vibration caused engines to fail, according to reports. Financial newswire Reuters reported that “recent changes in engine software … may have caused parts that…

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Uncle Sam demands summary judgment on Snowden memoir: We’re not saying it’s true, but no one should read it

The US government has gone back to court in a bid to get a summary judgment against whistleblower Edward Snowden and Macmillan – the publisher of his memoir, Permanent Record. The centre of the US case is that Snowden failed to submit his manuscript for approval to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) before publication and therefore breached his non-disclosure agreement. The government also wants Snowden to stop giving public…

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Amazon fails to stop ex-sales staffer winging it to Google Cloud

Amazon has failed to stop high-flying salesman Philip Moyer, who once flogged its cloud services to the financial services industry, from moving to Google’s cloud division, although its efforts were partly upheld by a Seattle court. Even though Amazon Web Services couldn’t prevent Moyer from taking up his new role, US district judge Ricardo S Martinez did impose severe conditions on his activities at Google Cloud. AWS had been…

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Windows 10 update slips past Aussie border force and borks access to its Integrated Cargo System

Companies using the Australian Border Force’s (ABF) Integrated Cargo System (ICS) are having problems connecting to the portal using Internet Explorer. The issue, which officials attribute to a Windows 10 update on 8 October, has forced some users to roll back the changes in order to connect to the system through the venerable browser. Authorities said: “A change in behaviour of the protocol establishing the security of the connection…

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Red hangs up the Hydrogen phone as firm exits handset business

Iconic camera company Red has upped sticks and quit the smartphone biz following the retirement of its founder Jim Jannard and mobe-fondlers’ dismal reception of the firm’s first effort, the Hydrogen One. In a statement issued on the Red community forums, Jannard explained the reasons for his stepping down. Why the first phone was the last It’s perfectly reasonable to think Jannard discontinued the Hydrogen project because he wanted…

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Oh good. They’re looking for an NHSX CTO. Hopefully they’ll see off ‘snake oil’ pushers, says GP

Fancy a new job and a pay packet of upwards of £131k per year? Well, if you don’t mind working with the ever-beaming Matt Hancock, the health service’s newly formed digital quango, NHSX, is looking for a full-time chief technology officer. The move has been welcomed by some health and technology experts, who have warned the UK’s National Health Service is on the verge of wasting money on untested…

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Now the US DoJ has charged Apple’s insider trading lawyer with, er… well, it’s embarrassing

Apple’s head of corporate law, Gene Levoff, has been indicted on charges of (PDF) insider trading. According to statement from Department of Justice prosecutors, Levoff is alleged to have used his position as a senior Apple attorney to illegally trade shares ahead of Apple’s quarterly results announcements over five years. He faces six charges of securities fraud and six counts of wire fraud. Levoff also had a seat on…

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Learn from the best: Get hands-on, practical advice and knowledge on serverless computing with us next month

Event Whatever platform you rely on for your serverless strategy, you can guarantee the speakers at Serverless Computing London will help you get the most out of it. That’s because our conference agenda focuses on practical advice on managing your chosen platform, and developing and deploying applications for it. Our top-tier speakers, from the likes of the BBC, Lego, and Comcast, will share how they put serverless tech to…

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No extra bank holiday for 75th VE Day, but the pub will be open longer

We’re not getting an extra bank holiday for the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, but we will get a couple of extra hours in the pub. The UK government has announced a short consultation to extend opening hours from 11pm to 1am for pubs on 8-9 May. They are also proposing to move the early May bank holiday (4 May) from Monday to the Friday. Pub opening…

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Mobile operators say they’ll go halfsies with UK.gov on £1bn network to bring 4G to rural folk

The UK’s mobile operators have pledged to stump up half the cash for a £1bn “Shared Rural Network” (SRN) to tackle 4G notspots. All four – EE, Three, O2 and Vodafone – have signed proposals to bring rural coverage to 95 per cent of the UK by 2025 via £530m in industry funding, with the government committing to tossing in a further £500m. According to Ofcom, current geographic 4G…

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