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Bishopston Net consists of a number of Pentium IV 3Ghz PCs, all running the best and most stable operating system available today: FreeBSD ( Version 6.2. )

The name comes from the village of Bishopston, a village on the Gower Peninsula, near Swansea, South Wales, UK.

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Updated: 03:10 Fri, Apr 19 2024. (fresh!)

Meta lets Llama 3 LLM out to graze, claims it can give Google and Anthropic a kicking - (pubDate>Fri, 19 Apr 2024 00:57:14 GMT)

Plans multilingual 400 billion parameter version, but starts with more modest fare

Meta has unleashed its latest large language model (LLM) – named Llama 3 – and claims it will challenge much larger models from the likes of Google, Mistral, and Anthropic.…


US Air Force says AI-controlled F-16 fighter jet has been dogfighting with humans - (pubDate>Thu, 18 Apr 2024 23:45:05 GMT)

Robo-plane was made to restrain itself so as not to harm pilot or airframe

Video The US Air Force Test Pilot School and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) claim to have achieved a breakthrough in machine learning by demonstrating that AI software can fly a modified F-16 fighter jet in a dogfight against human pilots.…


Ransomware feared as IT 'issues' force Octapharma Plasma to close 150+ centers - (pubDate>Thu, 18 Apr 2024 22:27:09 GMT)

Source blames BlackSuit infection – as separately ISP Frontier confirms cyberattack

Octapharma Plasma has blamed IT "network issues" for the ongoing closure of its 150-plus centers across the US. It's feared a ransomware infection may be the root cause of the medical firm's ailment.…


Crooks exploit OpenMetadata holes to mine crypto – and leave a sob story for victims - (pubDate>Thu, 18 Apr 2024 21:53:47 GMT)

'I want to buy a car. That's all'

Crooks are exploiting month-old OpenMetadata vulnerabilities in Kubernetes environments to mine cryptocurrency using victims' resources, according to Microsoft.…


Stability AI decimates staff just weeks after CEO's exit - (pubDate>Thu, 18 Apr 2024 20:52:05 GMT)

More like Instability AI, right kids?

Stability AI is laying off staff in its search of steadier footing following the sudden departure of its CEO late last month.…


IBM accused of cheating its own executive assistants out of overtime pay - (pubDate>Thu, 18 Apr 2024 20:25:39 GMT)

Big Blue bosses retaliate against those seeking overtime, lawsuit claims

IBM has been accused of cheating its executive assistants by denying them overtime pay and meal breaks and retaliating against them for accurately reporting their working hours.…


Google fires 28 staff after sit-in protest against Israeli cloud deal ends in arrests - (pubDate>Thu, 18 Apr 2024 19:16:11 GMT)

Alphabet Workers Union says bosses refuse to listen to concerns

Google has fired more than two dozen employees after they staged sit-ins at the web giant's offices in protest of its cloud contract with the Israeli government. …


Feds hit coding boot camp with big fine for allegedly conning students - (pubDate>Thu, 18 Apr 2024 18:34:13 GMT)

Do not pass go, do not collect $200, says government agency

The US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has slapped coding boot camp BloomTech with several punishments for alleged deceptive business practices.…


Microsoft aims to triple datacenter capacity to fuel AI boom - (pubDate>Thu, 18 Apr 2024 18:15:11 GMT)

And it's far from the only hyperscaler getting in on the act

Microsoft is looking to significantly expand datacenter space to service expected AI demand, tripling the rate at which it adds capacity early in its next financial year. Other hyperscalers appear to be following suit.…


House passes bill banning Uncle Sam from snooping on citizens via data brokers - (pubDate>Thu, 18 Apr 2024 17:29:08 GMT)

Vote met strong opposition from Biden's office

A draft law to restrict the US government's ability to procure data on citizens through data brokers will progress to the Senate after being passed in the House of Representatives.…


October 2025 will be a support massacre for a bunch of Microsoft products - (pubDate>Thu, 18 Apr 2024 16:45:14 GMT)

Not just Windows 10. Don't forget about Exchange Server, Skype for Business, and all those Office installations

Windows 10 isn't the only Microsoft product due for the chop next year – end of support also beckons for Office 2016, 2019, and a swathe of productivity servers.…


Korean researcher details scheme abusing Apple's third-party pickup policy - (pubDate>Thu, 18 Apr 2024 16:00:08 GMT)

Criminals make lucrative use of stolen credit cards

Black Hat Asia Speaking at Black Hat Asia on Thursday, a Korean researcher revealed how the discovery of one phishing website led to uncovering an operation whose activities leveraged second-hand shops and included using Apple’s "someone-else pickup" method to cash in.…


911 goes MIA across multiple US states, cause unclear - (pubDate>Thu, 18 Apr 2024 15:31:49 GMT)

Some say various cell services were out, others still say landlines were affected. What just happened?

Updated Widespread 911 outages in the United States appear to have mostly been resolved, though that doesn't mean the cause is clear.…


TSMC expects customers to pay more for chips fabbed overseas - (pubDate>Thu, 18 Apr 2024 15:00:08 GMT)

It'll be pricier, but there are geopolitical benefits, says CEO

TSMC boss C C Wei says customers who want to fabricate in the chip giant's non-Taiwan facilities will need share the cost by paying more.…


NASA will send astronauts to patch up leaky ISS telescope - (pubDate>Thu, 18 Apr 2024 14:30:10 GMT)

Thermal shield damage is screwing with daytime observations of X-ray bursts

NASA is sending astronauts out to fix an X-ray telescope on the International Space Station (ISS) after the instrument developed a "light leak."…


185K people's sensitive data in the pits after ransomware raid on Cherry Health - (pubDate>Thu, 18 Apr 2024 14:00:15 GMT)

Extent of information seized will be a concern for those affected

Ransomware strikes at yet another US healthcare organization led to the theft of sensitive data belonging to just shy of 185,000 people.…


Microsoft claims it didn't mean to inject Copilot into Windows Server 2022 this week - (pubDate>Thu, 18 Apr 2024 13:30:58 GMT)

AI assistant turns up via Edge update. It was an accident. This time...

Microsoft's Copilot obsession has continued with the AI assistant unexpectedly arriving on Windows Server 2022 this week, in a situation the software giant is calling an "incorrect install."…


Micron scores $6.1B CHIPS Act cash for New York and Idaho fabs - (pubDate>Thu, 18 Apr 2024 13:02:20 GMT)

Memorymaker to park mega plant in Syracuse, says senator

Memory chipmaker Micron looks set to be the next recipient of US government subsidy cash with $6.1 billion heading its way to help fund new-build semiconductor plants.…


Google laying off staff again and moving some roles to 'hubs,' freeing up cash for AI investments - (pubDate>Thu, 18 Apr 2024 12:30:10 GMT)

Restructure of finance teams will see some leave, and other roles created in Mexico City, Bangalore, and US cities

Google is again firing the redundancy cannon for the second time this year, with a restructure being pushed through and teams in the finance and real estate units of the business understood to be impacted.…


EU tells Meta it can't paywall privacy - (pubDate>Thu, 18 Apr 2024 12:19:19 GMT)

Platforms should not confront users with 'binary choice' over personal data use

The EU's Data Protection Board (EDPB) has told large online platforms they should not offer users a binary choice between paying for a service and consenting to their personal data being used to provide targeted advertising.…


Novelty flip phone strips out almost every feature possible to be as boring as possible - (pubDate>Thu, 18 Apr 2024 11:00:13 GMT)

Only good for calls and texts pretty much, and that's no mistake

Those who find modern smartphones too distracting from real life might be interested in the Boring Phone (no relation to the smartphone of the same name), a novelty flip phone based on HMD's Nokia 2660 Flip.…


Prolific phishing-made-easy emporium LabHost knocked offline in cyber-cop op - (pubDate>Thu, 18 Apr 2024 10:15:10 GMT)

Police emit Spotify Wrapped-style videos to let crims know they're being hunted

Feature Cops have brought down a dark-web souk that provided cyber criminals with convincing copies of trusted brands' websites for use in phishing campaigns.…


Debian spices up APT package manager with a dash of color, squishes ancient bug - (pubDate>Thu, 18 Apr 2024 09:31:13 GMT)

2.9 gives a taste of what's to come

Major updates to Debian's Advanced Packaging Tool don't come along very often, but APT 2.9 is here with a significant facelift.…


AI PCs are here but a killer application for biz users? Nope - (pubDate>Thu, 18 Apr 2024 08:32:07 GMT)

Resist the pressure to jump on the bandwagon just yet warns, warns Forrester

Forrester Research says that although 50 models of AI PCs are already on sale today there remains "no killer app" that would make any of them an essential tool for business users.…


Valkey publishes release candidate and attracts new backer - (pubDate>Thu, 18 Apr 2024 07:45:06 GMT)

Open source Redis alternative gathers momentum

Valkey, the value-key database pitched as an open source alternative to Redis, has acquired new backers and announced its first release candidate.…


Cisco creates architecture to improve security and sell you new switches - (pubDate>Thu, 18 Apr 2024 07:01:10 GMT)

Hypershield detects bad behavior and automagically reconfigures networks to snuff out threats

Cisco has developed a product called Hypershield that it thinks represents a new way to do network security.…


Europe gives TikTok 24 hours to explain 'addictive and toxic' new app - (pubDate>Thu, 18 Apr 2024 06:29:12 GMT)

Commissioner Thierry Breton likens click-to-earn version to cigarettes

The European Commission on Wednesday gave TikTok 24 hours to explain the risk assessment procedures it used before launching a version of the made-in-China app that rewards users for using it in certain ways.…


Singapore infosec boss warns China/West tech split will be bad for interoperability - (pubDate>Thu, 18 Apr 2024 05:32:06 GMT)

When you decide not to trust a big chunk of the supply chain, tech (and trade) get harder

One of the biggest challenges Singapore faces is the potential for a split between tech stacks developed and used by China and the West, according to the island nation's Cyber Security Administration (CSA) chief executive David Koh.…


Mars helicopter sends final message, but will keep collecting data - (pubDate>Thu, 18 Apr 2024 04:30:36 GMT)

One last software update installed safely, reconfigured it as 'stationary testbed'

NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter concluded its mission on Tuesday, sending a final signal in its role as a companion to the Perseverance Rover.…


Taiwanese film studio snaps up Chinese surveillance camera specialist Dahua - (pubDate>Thu, 18 Apr 2024 03:30:13 GMT)

Stymied by sanctions, it had to go … but where?

Chinese surveillance camera manufacturer Zhejiang Dahua Technology, which has found itself on the USA’s entity list of banned orgs, has fully sold off its stateside subsidiary for $15 million to Taiwan's Central Motion Picture Corporation, according to the firm's annual report released on Monday.…


Software glitch saw Aussie casino give away millions in cash - (pubDate>Thu, 18 Apr 2024 01:30:13 GMT)

Nobody cared enough to check why audits were out of whack

A software glitch at Star Casino in Sydney, Australia, saw it inadvertently give away millions in cash without realizing it – for weeks.…


HPE sues China's Inspur Group over server patents - (pubDate>Thu, 18 Apr 2024 00:45:35 GMT)

Middle Kingdom biz accused of IP theft and changing names to evade sanctions

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has filed a lawsuit against Inspur Group, China's largest server maker, for allegedly violating five of its server technology patents.…


Hugely expanded Section 702 surveillance powers set for US Senate vote - (pubDate>Wed, 17 Apr 2024 23:44:09 GMT)

Opponents warn almost anyone could be asked to share info with Uncle Sam

On Thursday the US Senate is expected to reauthorize the contentious warrantless surveillance powers conferred by Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), and may even strengthen them with language that, according to US Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), "will force a huge range of companies and individuals to spy for the government."…


Snowmobile, Amazon's truck-powered migration service, reaches the end of the road - (pubDate>Wed, 17 Apr 2024 23:04:51 GMT)

Demand for bulk storage on wheels turned out to be wan

Amazon Web Services is abandoning its fleet of Snowmobile data haulers, the trucks packed with petabytes of spinning disks designed to get large enterprises into the cloud.…


Uncle Sam earmarks $54M of CHIPS funding for small-biz semiconductor boffinry - (pubDate>Wed, 17 Apr 2024 22:10:10 GMT)

Up to 24 outfits to bag taxpayer cash for projects 'developing a viable product or service' for US chip industry

Small businesses wishing they could get their hands on some of those billions of dollars in semiconductor funding being doled out as part of America's CHIPS Act are in luck, as the White House has set aside $54 million for tiny firms with big ideas.…


Psst, hey. It's the NSA. You want some AI security advice? - (pubDate>Wed, 17 Apr 2024 21:37:07 GMT)

You can trust us, we're the good guys

The NSA has released guidance to help organizations protect their AI systems and better defend the defense industry.…


America may end up with paid-for 5G fast lanes under net neutrality anyway - (pubDate>Wed, 17 Apr 2024 21:02:07 GMT)

Damn you, network virtualization

A law professor is warning a proposed reintroduction of net neutrality in the US will allow cellular networks to create “fast lanes” for some applications, and that this undermines the entire net neutrality principle.…


ASML ships another high NA EUV lithography machine to mystery client - (pubDate>Wed, 17 Apr 2024 20:30:12 GMT)

The cutting-edge chipmaking tool for a secret customer

Dutch semiconductor toolmaker ASML has shipped its second-ever high numerical aperture (NA) extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography machine to an undisclosed customer.…


Kremlin's Sandworm blamed for cyberattacks on US, European water utilities - (pubDate>Wed, 17 Apr 2024 19:56:05 GMT)

Water tank overflowed during one system malfunction, says Mandiant

The Russian military's notorious Sandworm crew was likely behind cyberattacks on US and European water plants that, in at least one case, caused a tank to overflow.…


Boston Dynamics' humanoid Atlas is dead, long live the ... new commercial Atlas - (pubDate>Wed, 17 Apr 2024 19:30:07 GMT)

If the plan was to make this all-electric droid look mildly terrifying, mission accomplished

Video Atlas, the humanoid robot that's been a centerpiece of Boston Dynamics' robot lineup for nearly a decade, has been retired. In its place is, well, Atlas - an all-electric version designed for commercial use. …


Are we in a cost of technology crisis? Our vultures think so - (pubDate>Wed, 17 Apr 2024 18:55:15 GMT)

Won't somebody please think of the shareholders

Kettle The price of everything is going up because corporations gotta corp and produce record profits year after year. That means you and I are expected to cough up more.…


Future Roku TVs may inject tailored ads into anything and everything when you pause - (pubDate>Wed, 17 Apr 2024 18:15:08 GMT)

Muted the audio? That's an advert. Paused a video? That's an advert

Updated Will Roku TVs of the future throw up targeted ads on the screen whenever you pause a video? We hope not but...…


NASA confirms nuclear-powered Dragonfly drone is going to Titan - (pubDate>Wed, 17 Apr 2024 17:30:08 GMT)

Whew! Relief for boffins as rotorcraft slated to arrive at Saturn moon in 2034

NASA has finally confirmed its Dragonfly rotorcraft mission will be heading to Titan, one of Saturn's Moons, meaning the team behind the project can finalize its design and get to work building the spacecraft.…


Tesla asks shareholders to reinstate Musk's voided $56B pay package - (pubDate>Wed, 17 Apr 2024 16:45:12 GMT)

Given the electric car maker's annus horribilis so far in 2024, does the chief even deserve it?

A Delaware court may have voided Elon Musk's $56 billion Tesla pay package in February, but now the board is asking shareholders to reinstate it.…


Intel's neuromorphic 'owl brain' swoops into Sandia labs - (pubDate>Wed, 17 Apr 2024 16:05:10 GMT)

Hala Point system crams more than a thousand neurochips into a 6U chassis to tackle real-time AI

Intel Labs revealed its largest neuromorphic computer on Wednesday, a 1.15 billion neuron system, which it reckons is roughly analogous to an owl's brain.…


Samsung boosts LPDDR5X to 10.7 Gbps, ups efficiency and capacity for mobile and servers - (pubDate>Wed, 17 Apr 2024 15:30:08 GMT)

Guess what it's great for? Go on, have a guess... 20 points if you muttered an abbreviation starting with A and ending in I

Samsung has revealed its upgraded LPDDR5X memory modules, which features improved performance, capacity, and efficiency.…


Crypto conferences liquidated after biblical flooding in Dubai - (pubDate>Wed, 17 Apr 2024 15:00:09 GMT)

There's something nice about seeing Web3 fanatics in ankle-deep water

And the Lord looked down upon the crypto bros and He was grieved in His heart. So the Lord said, "I will send down upon thee a flood to wash out thy crypto conference."…


AlmaLinux 9.4 beta prepares to tread where RHEL dares not - (pubDate>Wed, 17 Apr 2024 14:30:11 GMT)

CIQ also has an alternative approach to compatible kernels with RockyLinux

The bigger RHELatives continue to diverge slightly from Red Hat, with additional drivers and newer kernel versions.…


Whistleblower cries foul over alleged fuselage gaps in Boeing 787 Dreamliner - (pubDate>Wed, 17 Apr 2024 14:00:15 GMT)

Company rejects claims as 'inaccurate'

A Boeing whistleblower has called for the embattled aircraft manufacturer's fleet of 787s to be grounded for gap checks.…


Exploit code for Palo Alto Networks zero-day now public - (pubDate>Wed, 17 Apr 2024 13:30:13 GMT)

Race on to patch as researchers warn of mass exploitation of directory traversal bug

Various infosec researchers have released proof-of-concept (PoC) exploits for the maximum-severity vulnerability in Palo Alto Networks' PAN-OS used in GlobalProtect gateways.…

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