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From The Register on Oct. 23, 2020, 6:15 a.m. (unread)

Facebook is leaky, spooky, and trashy. Now it wants to host some of your customer data

Reveals hosting service for WhatsApp Business API and gives its partners reasons to be fearful

Facebook wants to host some of your customer data, but the offer will hurt its own partner community.…

From The Register on Oct. 23, 2020, 5:27 a.m. (unread)

China reveals audit of 320,000 local apps, with 34 booted from app stores and hundreds of devs warned they could suffer same fate

Privacy crackdown in the land of ubiquitous surveillance, where 5G now blankets all cities

Through most of 2020 bans on Chinese apps have meant geopolitical strife, but China yesterday revealed it has started banning some of its own apps.…

From Ten Very Big Books - A Malazan Readthrough Podcast on Oct. 23, 2020, 5:01 a.m. (unread)

Willful Child: Wrath of Betty (

This week we boldly return to where we've been before. We discuss our Star Trek, Hadrian Sawback, and what we make of the sequel to Willful Child.

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From The Register on Oct. 23, 2020, 3:58 a.m. (unread)

After first floating $20 billion penalty, DoJ suggests $60m fine for UMC's theft of Micron’s DRAM secrets

Taiwanese chipmaker promises ‘substantial assistance’ in ongoing China IP theft action

Taiwanese chip-maker United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) will plead guilty to theft of trade secrets from Micron Technologies and pay a $60m fine to the USA.…

From The Register on Oct. 23, 2020, 2:35 a.m. (unread)

Down the Swanny: '2020 has been the most challenging year in my career' says Intel CEO as profit plunges 30%

Enterprise and govt data-center sales halve, Xeon processors delayed

Intel shares dived today after it revealed a steep slump in enterprise and government sales of its server chips – and delays to its latest Xeons.…

From BBC News - UK Politics on Oct. 23, 2020, 12:52 a.m. (unread)

Brexit: Why is fishing a stumbling block in the trade talks?

Fishing is one of the key stumbling blocks preventing a trade deal between the UK and EU.

From The Register on Oct. 23, 2020, 12:39 a.m. (unread)

Is it Iran or Russia's hackers we need to worry about? The Russians, definitely the Russians, says US intelligence

Energetic Bear team caught breaking into govt, aviation systems, no harm done to Nov 3 elections

The FBI and the US government's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency on Thursday issued a joint warning that a Kremlin hacking crew is probing or breaking into systems belonging to the US government and aviation industry.…

From Newscast on Oct. 22, 2020, 9:41 p.m. (unread)

George Osborne (p08w2n49.mp3)

The former Chancellor tells us that Boris Johnson should be more "realistic" about the pandemic and that the government is guilty of "optimism bias". Also, former doctor, bestselling author and comedian, Adam Kay, talks to Adam, Laura and Chris about his new West End show. Producers: Frankie Tobi, Ben Weisz Editor: Dino Sofos

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Oct. 22, 2020, 9:11 p.m. (unread)

AT&T loses another 600,000 TV customers as it seeks buyer for DirecTV

TV-subscriber losses decline in Q3, but AT&T is running out of customers to lose.