Apple’s pending privacy clampdown drives desperate marketers to overwhelm domain database • The Register

Marketers frantic to preserve their ad tracking capabilities in advance of Apple's iOS 14.5 privacy restrictions have overwhelmed a volunteer-maintained database used to oversee domain names and improve web security. The Public Suffix List...

Google’s AI ethics firings garner more trouble – $60,000 Chocolate Factory boffin grant turned...

In Brief The backlash Google faces over ousting two female co-lead researchers at its Ethical AI unit has continued as another of their peers turned away Mountain View's money. Luke Stark, an assistant professor...

I’ve got the power! Or have I? Uninterruptible Phone-disposal Stuffup • The Register

Bork!Bork!Bork! In some parts of the world a festival involving chocolate eggs and bunnies is about to begin. For this poor kiosk, it appears festivities are temporarily at a halt. The kiosk in question...

Wikimedia Foundation to offer community’s free content via paid-for Enterprise API • The Register

The Wikimedia Foundation, built over the past two decades with the donated labor...

Oracle sorely wanted case alleging improper inflation of cloud sales to disappear. But the...

Oracle has failed to block a legal case that alleges it inflated cloud revenue with dubious sales practices, but has succeeded in reducing its scope. In April 2020, the tech monolith attempted to have...

IBM creates a COBOL compiler – for Linux on x86 • The Register

IBM has announced a COBOL compiler for Linux on x86. News of the offering appeared in an announcement that states: “IBM COBOL for Linux on x86 1.1 brings IBM's COBOL compilation technologies and capabilities...

That one very special user and their very special problem • The Register

On Call The weekend is upon us, and we can think of no better time to celebrate the efforts of those courageous individuals tasks with sorting the problems of users. Be they Mac...

Satellite collision anticipated by EU space agency fails to materialize… for now at least...

Two days ago, the EU Space Surveillance and Tracking (EU SST) initiative warned of a possible collision on Friday between two orbiting objects, but it now appears they passed each other without incident. The...

Do you prefer to learn about theory, tools – or both? Continuous Lifecycle Online...

Event Theory is great, but you’re never going to put it into practice without having the right tools – and knowing how to use them. That’s why our Continuous Lifecycle Online conference will this...

AI recommendations fail fans who like hard rock and hip hop, say scientists •...

If you don't like the tracks automatically offered to you by the web, it might not be you – it might be the AI. At least some recommendation algorithms just aren't very good at...