Software

When tyrants pull on their jackboots to stamp out free speech online, they reach for... er, a Canadian software biz?

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Web scrubber accused of ignoring obligation to mitigate misuse of its code

Netsweeper, a maker of online-content-filtering software in Canada, has been called out for allowing its tools to aid internet censorship.…

Patch Drupal now: Yet another critical website bug found – a sequel to 'Drupalgeddon2'

Wed, 2018-04-25 20:49
Third flaw fix in a month evokes déjà vu

After scrambling to patch a critical vulnerability late last month, Drupal is at it again.…

PC recycler gets 15 months in the clink for whipping up 28,000 bootleg Windows 7, XP recovery discs

Wed, 2018-04-25 19:46
E-waste activist's appeal fails as Redmond scores a win

PC reseller Eric Lundgren will spend the next 15 months behind bars after a US Court of Appeals upheld his sentence on charges of conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit goods and criminal copyright infringement.…

Microsoft Lean's in: Slimmed-down Windows 10 OS option spotted

Wed, 2018-04-25 01:12
A return to mobile, bloat-busting build or something else?

Pics  Microsoft's Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17650 (Redstone 5), released last week to through the Windows Insider program, includes a stripped-down version of the operating system called Windows 10 Lean.…

Microsoft Lean's in: Slimmed-down OS option spotted

Wed, 2018-04-25 01:12
A return to mobile, bloat-busting build or something else?

Microsoft's Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17650 (Redstone 5), released last week to through the Windows Insider program, includes a stripped-down version of the operating system called Windows 10 Lean.…

Cocky SAP struts stuff after cloud sales pass €1 BEEEELLION

Tue, 2018-04-24 18:39
Salesfor.... who? CEO predicts CRM crown will be his

Top brass at SAP are finally walking with some swagger after recording the firm's first ever €1bn-plus revenue cloud quarter, so much so that they even felt compelled to fire some warning shots at rival Salesforce.…

Eclipse Foundation pushes faster, cloudier Jakarta EE

Tue, 2018-04-24 15:34
Platform fka Java EE gets new governance model, hopes for bigger community

The Eclipse Foundation has today released the new governance model for Jakarta EE, with an emphasis on creating a cloud native, code-first and community-led project that is faster and more innovative.…

Windows 10 Springwatch: See the majestic Microsoft in its natural habitat, fixing stuff the last patch broke

Tue, 2018-04-24 13:28
Bumper update flings slew of 'Quality Improvements' at OS

Windows 10 Springwatch participants got a treat last night in the form of a bumper update to Windows 10 1709 (aka the Fall Creators Update).…

Even Microsoft's lost interest in Windows Phone: Skype and Yammer apps killed

Tue, 2018-04-24 09:02
Use iOS or Android, says Redmond, as telephony APIs sprout in Windows

Microsoft’s given users of its collaboration apps on Windows Phone under a month’s warning of their demise.…

SAP 404s sap.com blog post that said it's fallen behind on SaaS subs

Tue, 2018-04-24 03:58
Partner-penned post said SAP might be as good as Google or IBM ... one day

Well this is awkward: SAP appears to have canned a blog post that appeared on SAP.com and said the company is struggling to win subscription revenue and is not yet the natural choice to house cloudy ERP.…

It's not just you: Spammers have been slipping spoofed messages to Gmail's 'sent' folder

Mon, 2018-04-23 21:04
Google confirms reports of mysterious mails popping up

Google has confirmed that it is possible for spammers to create spoofed emails that appear in a user's 'sent mail' folder.…

'Your computer has a virus' cold call con artists on the rise – Microsoft

Mon, 2018-04-23 13:48
Complaints up 24% as horrible humans rake in the readies

Microsoft has released stats showing that tech support scams are on the increase, with 153,000 complaints received and 15 per cent of complainants losing cold, hard cash.…

Apple's magical quality engineering strikes again: You may want to hold off that macOS High Sierra update...

Fri, 2018-04-20 19:33
Because 10.13.4 is seemingly unstable and performing poorly

An increasing number of Mac loyalists are complaining that the latest desktop operating system update from Apple is killing their computers.…

Twenty years ago today: Windows 98 crashed live on stage with Bill Gates. Let's watch it again...

Fri, 2018-04-20 18:53
Relive that sphincter-loosening Blue Screen of Death

Video  Let us pause for a moment and reflect on the fact that 20 years have passed since Windows 98 memorably fell over during Bill Gates' presentation at Comdex.…

Oracle pledges annual Solaris updates in the summertime

Fri, 2018-04-20 04:08
And a plan to have users of Sun hardware upgrade to get Solaris 11.4 and proper patches

Oracle will deliver “update releases” of Solaris every northern Summer, under a new plan it revealed this week along with news of the Solaris 11.4 beta and a hurry-along for users of old Sun hardware.…

Oracle demands dev tear down iOS app that has 'JavaScript' in its name

Wed, 2018-04-18 22:40
Ordinary folk may be confused by title, takedown demand suggests

Oracle, claims developer Zhongmin Steven Guo, has demanded that Apple remove an app he created because it contains the trademarked term "JavaScript."…

Get into the bin, auto-playing vids and Symantec certs!

Wed, 2018-04-18 08:28
Chrome 66 lands and also gives a lucky few a Spectre-protector

Chrome the 66th is upon us and has added some features that Google previewed in months past.…

Windows 10 Spring Creators Update team explains the hold-up: You little BSOD

Tue, 2018-04-17 11:54
Microsoft Windows Insider staffer 'fesses up to potential blue-screen inducing glitch

Windows 10 Springwatch – as it shall henceforth be known – has entered its second week and Microsoft has dropped the first clue as to what caused the delay: bugs.…

SAP okays Java EE being Eclipsed, six months after Oracle's announcement

Tue, 2018-04-17 08:03
But warns it will bail if something better comes along

SAP has revealed its attitude to Oracle’s decision to let go of Java EE and have it tended by the Eclipse Foundation.…

Windows Admin Center: Vulture gets claws on browser-based server admin

Mon, 2018-04-16 10:49
... but finds some glitches

Hands On  Microsoft has released Windows Admin Center (formerly known as Project Honolulu) to general availability.…