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From The Register on May 18, 2021, 11:03 a.m. (unread)

Unit4 handed police ERP deal after 'significant deficiency' found in Oracle Fusion system

Big Red product only went live in 2019, but commissioner is ready to ditch it

Cheshire Police has awarded mid-scale ERP vendor Unit4 a £3m two-year contract to replace a troubled Oracle implementation, which only went live on the latest Fusion software in 2019.…

From The Register on May 18, 2021, 10:15 a.m. (unread)

Déjà bork: BSOD fairy pays key-cutting kiosk another visit

Lessons have been learned – now there's a bucket for Windows to be poorly into

Bork!Bork!Bork!  A déjà vu of the borked variety landed on our desk today as another automated key-cutting machine housed in a Do-It-Yourself emporium shows its true colours: white on blue.…

From The Register on May 18, 2021, 9:30 a.m. (unread)

Google Cloud confirms departure of EMEA president Chris Ciauri

That 41% 2020 regional revenue growth lagged US and APAC. Sources claim HQ expected higher returns

Exclusive  Google Cloud’s global sales president has assumed temporary control of operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) following the exit of Chris Ciauri some 20 months after he took the job.…

From The Register on May 18, 2021, 8:29 a.m. (unread)

Latest phones are great at thwarting Wi-Fi tracking. Other devices, not so much – study

Boffins find increasing MAC address randomization protection with mobiles

In 2017, US Naval Academy researchers found that MAC address randomization in mobile devices was largely worthless as a privacy defense. Three years later, the same research group took another look and found that while there's been meaningful improvement, many phones still fail to effectively prevent MAC address-based tracking.…

From The Register on May 18, 2021, 7:58 a.m. (unread)

Indian mega-carrier Jio to build pair of 200-terabit submarine cables

One going all the way from Mumbai to Italy, the other is Singapore-bound

Indian telecoms conglomerate Reliance Jio has announced it will build two submarine cables to help it satisfy India’s appetite for data.…

From BBC News - UK Politics on May 18, 2021, 6:19 a.m. (unread)

Nicola Sturgeon to be formally re-elected Scottish first minister

MSPs will vote on whether to return Nicola Sturgeon to office following the SNP's election victory.

From BBC News - UK Politics on May 18, 2021, 6:17 a.m. (unread)

NI fishermen say incomes lost over licence delays

There has been a delay in issuing licences for NI fishermen to access Irish waters.

From BBC News - UK Politics on May 18, 2021, 3:09 a.m. (unread)

Coronavirus: Ministers to step up vaccine take-up calls amid variant fears

Matt Hancock is urging anyone who is unsure about having a Covid jab to "look at the situation in Bolton".

From BBC News - UK Politics on May 18, 2021, 1:05 a.m. (unread)

Green light for 'net zero' equivalent for nature

The government is expected to announce a legally-binding target for 2030 to halt nature loss.

From BBC News - UK Politics on May 18, 2021, 1:03 a.m. (unread)

Porn blocker 'missing' from Online Safety Bill prompts concern

Campaigners are "astonished" that a promised age check for porn is not in the Online Safety Bill.

From BBC News - UK Politics on May 16, 2021, 7:19 p.m. (unread)

What are the India, Brazil, South Africa and UK variants?

In some parts of the UK coronavirus cases are rising due to a variant from India that spreads more easily.