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Mozilla cautions India’s national open digital plan is ‘open-washing’

Mozilla has cautioned that the Indian government’s plan to develop a national GovTech framework risks “open-washing”. The National Open Digital Ecosystem (NODE) plan was launched in March 2020 and proposed a set of open standards that the government hopes will “inspire and guide innovators within the government and in the private sector, to come together to radically improve the lives of citizens, and that position India as a trailblazer…

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Fujitsu unveils new laptops ‘optimized for remote work’ – erm, isn’t that what laptops have always been for?

Fujitsu’s 10th-gen LIFEBOOK range. Spot the remote work optimisations. We struggled. Fujitsu’s PC unit has announced a new range of laptops it says are “optimized for remote work”. That’s a claim that rather caught our eye here at The Register, seeing as laptops were conceived of as a product that enables remote work and haven’t really deviated from that since. So we decided to dig into just what Fujitsu…

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As the US maybe gets serious about coronavirus-tracking apps, Congress wakes up to the privacy risks

A bi-partisan group of US senators are preparing a new bill that would ensure privacy protections in coronavirus tracking apps, as legislative interest grows in what contact-tracing will entail. The “Exposure Notification Privacy Act” is designed to make sure that the vast quantities of data that are expected to be generated from millions of people downloading and using tracing apps as a way of limited exposure to the coronavirus…

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Watch an oblivious Tesla Model 3 smash into an overturned truck on a highway ‘while under Autopilot’

Video A Tesla Model 3 plowed straight into the side of an overturned truck lying across a highway in Taiwan, sparking fears the driver trusted the car’s Autopilot a little too much. The smash occurred on Monday at 0640 local time (2240 UTC) and the drivers of both vehicles were unharmed according to Taiwan’s Liberty Times. You can see the accident for yourself below: Youtube Video The crash on…

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Get rich quick! Work from home! Earn $100,000 easy – just find a critical flaw in Apple’s sign-in system

Security researcher Bhavuk Jain has landed a $100,000 payday after he reported a critical flaw in Apple’s sign-in system that could be exploited to access countless accounts on sites from Dropbox and Spotify to Airbnb. In April, Jain discovered the vulnerability in “Sign in with Apple” – a single-sign-in service launched last year – which allows people to use their Apple account IDs to log into third-party apps. He…

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As anti-brutality protests fill streets of American cities, netizens cram police app with K-Pop, airwaves with NWA

As US cities saw cops fly off the handle at those protesting police brutality and systemic racism over the weekend, drama inevitably spilled into the electronic world, although in unusual ways. One of the more noteworthy cases was in the city of Chicago. On Saturday night, a mischief-maker broadcast over the frequency Chicago police were using for communications, blaring out the classic NWA track F*ck the police. Below is…

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Publishers sue to shut down books-for-all Internet Archive for ‘willful digital piracy on an industrial scale’

Several of the world’s largest publishers have sued the Internet Archive for its “emergency library” of 1.3 million books, claiming the organization is engaging in “willful digital piracy on an industrial scale.” On Monday, the Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins Publishers, John Wiley & Sons and Penguin Random House sued the non-profit, better known for its Wayback Machine archive of web pages, for copyright infringement: infringement they argued is “intentional…

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Blight the power: Jamming attack cripples wireless signals using clever reflective technology

Wireless networking researchers have proposed a way to jam wireless signals without power. In a paper distributed through ArXiv, a group of boffins from universities in Australia, China, Singapore, and South Korea describe a technique that uses intelligent reflecting surface (IRS) technology, an emerging wireless signal optimization scheme, to interfere with signals instead of enhancing them. IRS is related to software-defined radio, using software to control how materials redirect…

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Microsoft hogs limelight at virtual Docker event as friends with benefits get even cosier

Docker CEO Scott Johnston at virtual Dockercon Microsoft was prominent at the virtual Dockercon event last week as the companies extended their agreement to work together on integration between Docker and the Azure cloud. The essence of the agreement, from a technical perspective, is integration between Docker Desktop, Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, and the Azure service called Container Instances (ACI). At Dockercon, we saw demonstrations of building a…

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Another attempt at a Big Brand Killer: Oppo daddy BBK hits global smartphone market with Vivo X50 series

Chinese smartphone brand Vivo – one of several from the BBK stable – has lifted the lid on its latest flagship phones, whose gimmick is that they are super-slim, although the focus is on photography. As expected, BBK’s Vivo (its parent company owns both OPPO and OnePlus) has decided to recycle ideas from the concept phone it demonstrated earlier this year. The X50 series (the X50, X50 Pro, and…

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