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Nominet drains mug of tea, leans back, calmly explains how to make Whois GDPR compliant

.UK registry not entirely sure what all the fuss is about The operator of the .uk domain-name registry has outlined the changes it plans to make to its Whois domain registration system to bring it in line with incoming European privacy legislation.…

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Bloke fruit flies enjoy ejaculating, turn to booze when starved of sexy times

Closer to human beings than previously thought, clearly A new study reveals that male fruit flies enjoy the sensation of ejaculation, and are more likely to turn to alcohol when sexually frustrated. Sound familiar?…

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Facebook puts 1.5bn users on a boat from Ireland to California

Social media giant continues its loving embrace of GDPR privacy rules Facebook is quietly changing its terms of service to shift 1.5 billion users away from Europe to the US while continuing to claim it wants to offer greater privacy protections.…

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Prosecutors ask judge to give Baratov 94 months for stealing accounts on behalf of FSB The Canadian hacker who helped Russian agents by breaking into more than 11,000 Yahoo email accounts could spend the next eight years behind bars, if American prosecutors get their way.…

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Eight months after Equifax megahack, some Brits are only just being notified

I'm fsck-ed off it took this long, rages affected Reg reader Some of the 15 million Britons affected by the Equifax mega-hack are only now receiving letters notifying them that they were affected by the breach, eight months after the event.…

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Beware! Medical AI systems are easy targets for fraud and error

You can fake diagnoses with adversarial examples Medical AI systems are particularly vulnerable to attacks and have been overlooked in security research, a new study suggests.…

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BBC extends Capita Audience Services contract to 25 years

Nothing can be said to be certain, except death, taxes and Auntie's Capita deals Capita's fortunes of late may be in general decline but the UK's much loved IT outsourcing biz can always rely on the British Broadcasting Corporation – propped up by license fee payers – to dish out cheques.…

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