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The Inquirer

Amazon workers 'pee in bottles' to stay on performance targets

Amazon. And you're dead AMAZON IS being forced to explain why an undercover reporter found workers at its fulfilment centres peeing in bottles for fear of missing targets by taking toilet breaks. Author James Bloodworth went undercover at the company's Staffordshire warehouse, and found that some workers were four floors from their designated toilet and didn't feel secure in taking a break in order to make the pilgrimage downstairs. "People...
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WhatsApp fingerprint photo leads to arrest of Welsh drug dealer

He's been left in a bit of a whorl by the conviction A DRUG DEALER from Bridgend, Wales has been arrested after being identified by police from his fingerprints. Oh, yeah, and his fingerprints were taken from a photo in his WhatsApp messages. South Wales Police has been using new techniques to secure 11 convictions so far based on photographs from fingerprints. The picture came from a mobile phone taken during the raid (so the end-to-end en...
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Google Updates: Android messaging, spot the cat and Deezer says 'Hey Google'

AS WE draw closer to Google I/O, it's becoming highly likely that we're going to be seeing a lot of big news. You can check that out here . But unusually, it hasn't stopped other announcements from the Big G in the meantime. So as ever, here's our weekend round-up of notes and queries from Mountain View. Firstly, it's looking very likely that the plans to bring a single messenger platform to Android and Chrome are rolling out imminently. Co...
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Android OEMs are allegedly lying about missed security patches

Android phone makers are allegedly lying about missed security patches ANDROID PHONE MAKERS are allegedly telling fibs to their users about missed software updates pushed out by Google, according to  Wired . Researchers Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell, from cybersecurity firm Security Research Labs, are due to reveal the results of two years worth of Android code reverse-engineering, during which they will claim that many Android OEMs have a "p...
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Microsoft's April Patch Tuesday takes aim at 22 critical vulnerabilities

Microsoft's April Patch Tuesday takes aim at 22 critical vulnerabilities MICROSOFT HAS RELEASED its monthly Patch Tuesday  bug fix bundle, this time addressing 63 vulnerabilities, 22 of which are deemed critical. While this month's release is somewhat smaller than last month's update , there are more critical vulnerabilities being patched, with the majority of these being in browsers and browser-related technologies. Five of the critical vu...
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Galaxy S9 deals, specs and news: Samsung's new DeX Pad starts shipping next month

KOREAN PHONE MAKER Samsung's Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are now available, having launched globally on 16 March. The flagship duo look near identical to their respective Galaxy S8 and S8+ predecessors but, on the specs front, offer upgraded 10nm innards, a toughened chassis and a new camera with variable aperture and the ability to capture 'Super Slo-Mo- video footage.  We've rounded up everything you need to know about picking one up below. ...
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IBM: Data breaches declined in 2017 due to shift to ransomware

ransomware-graphic.jpeg MORE THAN 2.9 BILLION RECORDS have been leaked worldwide from publically disclosed incidents in 2017, IBM Security has claimed. According to the IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index 2018 , this was actually a drop of nearly 25 per cent over the previous year, which saw over four billion records sent into the wild. While this sounds like good news, it actually isn't. The security group said that the near 25 per cent ...
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Cisco switch flaw lead to attacks on critical infrastructure

Cisco switch flaw lead to attacks on critical infrastructure CISCO'S TALOS INTELLIGENCE GROUP has admitted to finding a "protocol misuse" issue in the firm's Smart Install Client, which attackers are exploiting to gain entry to critical infrastructure providers. The researchers said the attackers in question are linked to Russian government nation-state hackers, a group which security firm Symantec refers to as "Dragonfly". The group has ap...
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Apple's future iPhones may have curved displays and 'touchless' gesture controls

Apple's future iPhones may have curved displays and 'touchless' gesture controls GAZING INTO THE FUTURE of Apple products can be, ironically, a fruitless pursuit. We often ponder what features the next iPhone might have, cross-reference with rumours and get excited, only to have Tim Cook reveal a minor upgrade or a notched phone. But we'll keep at it, with the latest rumours suggesting future iPhones could come with curved displays and touc...
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Dell's new XPS 15 comes packing Intel Coffee Lake processors

Intel's Coffee Lake chips are all up inside Dell's new XPS 15 DELL HAS PLONKED Intel eighth-generation Coffee Lake processors into its XPS 15 laptop, bringing more power to the critically acclaimed machine. The new Dell XPS 15 9570 is slated for 10 May availability and will come with the option to have either a Core i5, i7 or high-end i9 H series CPUs, which are Intel's latest laptop processors built around an enhanced 14nm fabrication proc...
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