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Eye in the sea skies: Insitu flies Scaneagle 3 UAV in first public demo

Neat bit of kit, and all the UK needs now is the cash to (re)buy it

Pics  The Register was among the first news outlets to get a close-up look at Insitu's new Scaneagle 3 aerial surveillance drone during its first public demo at a naval test range in Spain.…

Seriously, Cisco? Another hard-coded password? Sheesh

In other nets news Qualcomm secures Wi-Fi, and mesh nets get a spec

Roundup  Earlier this year, The Register observed that the less-lame replacement for WPA2, WPA3, should start landing in user devices this year.…

Former Facebook and Uber Chief Security Officer hired by Cloudflare

Stop worrying about your résumé, people

When John Sullivan worked at Facebook, Aleksandr Kogan created the infamous personality quiz app that, unbeknown to The Social Network™, eventually funnelled data to Cambridge Analytica. And when Sullivan worked for Uber, he was fired for his part in paying off hackers to conceal a breach of 57 million users’ records.…

No root for you, or how to stop worrying and love AWS China

Making resilient CICD pipelines requires careful planning

If you open an AWS account in China, you don't get a root account; instead, one of Amazon's Chinese operating partners, Sinnet or NWCD, has root access and creates an IAM admin user for you.…

Get an eyeful of the stunning galaxies near us in ultraviolet light

New pictures from LEGUS survey will help boffins understand how stars form

Astronomers have published the largest ultra-violet survey of the local universe, showcasing 50 active galaxies in high resolution using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.…

LocationDumb: phone tracker foul-up exposes world+dog to tracking

Securus wasted its money: the data was just sitting there

The parade of bad privacy news this week has managed to get even worse, as one of the companies associated with the selling of phone locations for cash scandal was subject to a publicly exploitable bug.…

Boffins bash out battery busting build for bonkers boost

Patent sought for honeycomb design that could massively lengthy battery life

Laptop and phone batteries could last 100 times longer if boffins at the University of Missouri come good on a new honeycomb design that they say greatly reduces the amount of energy dissipated inside power packs.…

Astroboffins find most distant source of oxygen in the universe

13 billion light years away, so no chance to have a huff

Astrophysicists have detected the most distant signal of oxygen yet, in a galaxy more than 13 billion light years away, when the universe was less than 4 per cent of its current age.…

Super Cali goes ballistic: mugshot site atrocious

Beccara says extortion scheme immoral and felonious

The state of California has brought felony charges against the group behind a site that collected mugshots and police records, then charged those featured to take down the pictures.…


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