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UK govt publishes contracts granting Amazon, Microsoft, Google and AI firms access to COVID-19 health data

🕔Jun.05.2020 | 22:36 (GMT) | go.theregister.com

Questions linger over involvement of biz linked to Dominic Cummings and Vote Leave campaign

UK government has published the contracts it holds with private tech firms and the NHS for the creation of a COVID-19 data store, just days after campaigners fired legal shots over a lack of transparency.

Slack?s new integration deal with AWS could also be about tweaking Microsoft

🕔Jun.05.2020 | 19:24 (GMT) | feedproxy.google.com

Slack and Amazon announced a big integration late yesterday afternoon. As part of the deal, Slack will use Amazon Chime for its call feature, while reiterating its commitment to use AWS as its preferred cloud provider to run its infrastructure. At the same time, AWS has agreed to use Slack for internal communications. Make no […]

Travel-sick Windows needing a Systemwiederherstellung would be in Germany, right? Austria? Not necessarily

🕔Jun.05.2020 | 17:50 (GMT) | go.theregister.com

Mein OS tut weh

Bork!Bork!Bork! Willkommen to today's edition of Bork, The Register's glimpse at what digital signage does when it thinks nobody is looking.

OK Windows 10, we get it: You really do not want us to install this unsigned application. But 7 steps borders on ridiculous

🕔Jun.05.2020 | 16:29 (GMT) | go.theregister.com

Utility creator claims OTT security hoops are harmful to indie devs

A developer of a Windows utility has protested that "Microsoft Defender SmartScreen is hurting independent developers" because of the number of warnings and obstacles placed in front of users who download installers that are not signed or sufficiently well known.

Save $20 on Resident Evil 3 for Xbox One and PS4 - CNET

🕔Jun.05.2020 | 03:15 (GMT) | cnet.com

Goodbye, coronavirus; hello, T-virus.

Microsoft Blocking May 2020 Update for Intel Optane Users: This is Why

🕔Jun.04.2020 | 23:08 (GMT) | tomshardware.com

If you're stubborn and force the Windows 10 May 2020 update and you're using an Intel Optane storage accelerator, you might run into issues.

A new Java-based ransomware targets Windows and Linux

🕔Jun.04.2020 | 22:00 (GMT) | feedproxy.google.com

Security researchers have discovered a new kind of ransomware that uses a little-known Java file format to make it more difficult to detect before it detonates its file-encrypting payload. Consulting giant KPMG’s incident response unit was called in to run the recovery effort at an unnamed European educational institute hit by a ransomware attack. BlackBerry’s […]

Microsoft starts Edge-for-Edge swap on Windows 10 PCs

🕔Jun.04.2020 | 19:57 (GMT) | idgconnect.com

Coming soon to a PC near you: the Chromium-based Edge browser.

Sony PS5 vs. Microsoft Xbox Series X: Next-gen consoles power up - CNET

🕔Jun.04.2020 | 18:00 (GMT) | cnet.com

We know enough so far about what to expect to justify some eager anticipation.

No more installing Microsoft's Chromium-centered Edge by hand: Windows 10 will do it for you automatically

🕔Jun.04.2020 | 12:08 (GMT) | go.theregister.com

Something something pushing us over the Edge

Microsoft warned late last year that it was making plans to distribute the Chromium-based version of its Edge browser in Windows 10 updates. It began doing so earlier this year, although manual installation was required, but now Redmond has taken the distribution of Edge via Windows Update a step further by initiating installation.

Microsoft begins pushing the 'new' Microsoft Edge browser to all Windows 10 PCs

🕔Jun.03.2020 | 17:16 (GMT) | idgconnect.com

Microsoft has begun replacing what it calls the "legacy" Microsoft Edge browser with its Chromium-based "new" Edge browser, via a Windows Update.

6 Windows desktop utilities every software developer needs

🕔Jun.03.2020 | 10:00 (GMT) | idgconnect.com

Screen capture, image management, clipboard enhancements, and other handy tools to enhance a developer's daily workflow

BBC releases first beta of its Beeb voice assistant to UK Windows Insider members

🕔Jun.03.2020 | 06:00 (GMT) | feedproxy.google.com

Back in August 2019, the BBC made some waves with the news that it was developing a voice assistant called Beeb, an English language “Alexa” of its own that could interact with and control its array of radio and TV services, and its on-demand catalogue, and able to understand the array of accents you find […]

Canonical pushes out MicroK8s installer for Mac and Windows, with Multipass VM tech lurking behind the scenes

🕔Jun.02.2020 | 22:00 (GMT) | go.theregister.com

Another option for Kubernetes fans not strictly on Linux

Ubuntu daddy Canonical has emitted new MicroK8s installers for Windows and macOS developers using its Multipass technology.

Microsoft Sponsors 2020 Machine Learning Security Evasion Competition

🕔Jun.02.2020 | 19:53 (GMT) | feedproxy.google.com

Microsoft is sponsoring a Machine Learning Security Evasion Competition this year, with partners CUJO AI, VMRay, and MRG Effitas, the company has announced.

The competition, which welcomes both machine learning (ML) practitioners and cybersecurity professionals, will all

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