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...

Subaru parks plans to make 58,000 cars due to brakes on silicon supply chain...

Japanese auto-maker Subaru announced Monday that it is making “production adjustments” - aka making fewer cars - due to semiconductor supply chain issues. The decision impacts the Yajima plant in Gunma Prefecture, which makes...

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...

Apple begins rejecting apps that use advertising SDKs for fingerprinting users • The Register

Apple has begun warning iOS developers that it will reject apps containing advertising SDKs that use data from the device to create unique identifiers, or fingerprints, in preparation for the upcoming release of...

QNAP caught napping as disclosure delay expires, critical NAS bugs revealed • The Register

Some QNAP network attached storage devices are vulnerable to attack because of two critical vulnerabilities, one that enables unauthenticated remote code execution and another that provides the ability to write to arbitrary files. The...

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...

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...

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...

Servers, email, phones yanked offline • The Register

The Harris Federation, a not-for-profit charity responsible for running 50 primary and secondary academies in London and Essex, has become the latest UK education body to fall victim to ransomware. The institution itself claimed...

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...