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Posted: 14 December

The CBSP and KAS officers together with the Regional Prosecutor's Office in Warsaw dismissed another organized criminal group whose members are suspected of extorting VAT. As a result of the group's activity, the State Treasury may have lost over PLN 70 million. In total, 17 people were detained.

Police officers from the Warsaw Central Police Investigation Bureau are investigating together with the Regional Prosecutor's Office in Warsaw and...

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The Latest VAT Tribunal Cases

Posted: 12 July

The Latest VAT Tribunal Cases

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News feed - The Register

Microsoft emits next year's Windows Server for lucky Insiders... as for the rest of you, see you vNext year

19 June - 18:00

When is semi-annual not semi-annual? Never mind that - check out our WAC, SAC and um... never mind

Microsoft continued its rich tradition of baffling users with its release dates by dropping a fresh build of the semi-annual channel edition of Windows Server vNext unlikely to actually hit until next year.…

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Adobe chomps down more fat subs revenue, points sucking straw at all your delicious customer data

19 June - 17:09

CEO: Stitching together customer profiles in real time is the game-changer

Price increase or new customers? That was the question analysts quizzed Adobe on last night as subscription profits swelled in Q2 ended 31 May – the response from its chief bean counter was "both".…

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Microsoft, you should look away now: Google's cloud second only to AWS in dev survey

19 June - 16:02

Mountain View's white stuff used more than Azure among 7,000 code monkeys

Coders use Google Cloud Platform (GCP) more than Microsoft Azure, though Amazon Web Services (AWS) has a comfortable lead, according to a Developer Ecosystem survey conducted by tools vendor JetBrains.…

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PowerPoint to start telling you that your presentation is bad and you should feel bad

19 June - 14:56

Ugh. Fly In, again? Really? And step away from the Comic Sans

Microsoft PowerPoint is set to strip away the last vestiges of humanity from presentations with tweaks to its Designer functionality and a coach to help users "deliver the perfect presentation".…

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Open-source chat plat toasts rival after picking up $50m in funding: 'The better Slack does, the better Mattermost does'

19 June - 13:51

Collaboration software hot with investors

Mattermost, the open-source take on enterprise instant messengers like Slack and Teams, has trousered an impressive $50m in funding, less than five months after pocketing a cool $20m.…

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NASA's JPL may be able to reprogram a probe at the arse end of the solar system, but its security practices are a bit crap

19 June - 13:18

Office of the Inspector General brings lab back down to Earth

NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab still has "multiple IT security control weaknesses" that expose "systems and data to exploitation by cyber criminals", despite cautions earlier this year.…

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Azure flock can stop faffing over bastion hosts: Microsoft has made it noob-friendly

19 June - 12:33

PaaS the parcel: Click-and-forget fortification of Redmond's cloud

Those suffering sphincter-tightening terror when opening a port to their VMs have been soothed by Microsoft in the form of Azure Bastion.…

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UK's GDS head Kevin Cunnington leaves to tell world+dog how (not) to do digital

19 June - 11:55

Verify not mentioned in list of Government Digital Service man's 'achievements'

The boss of the gaffe-prone Government Digital Service, Kevin Cunnington, is leaving to head the newly created International Government Service – presumably to tell the rest of the world how to talk a lot about digital while actually doing very little.…

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Brave urges UK's data watchdog to join Ireland in probing claim Google adtech breaches GDPR

19 June - 11:07

Privacy browser reckons personalised advertising = personal data processing

Lawyers for the privacy-focused Brave browser have written to the UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) with what they claim is evidence that Google's online ad-selling policies break the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – namely Article 5(1)(f).…

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It's all in the wrist: Your fitness tracker could be as much about data warfare as your welfare

19 June - 10:15

Tick, tick, boom?

Column  Last year I bought one of those nifty new fitness tracker wristwatches. It counts my steps and gives a me bit of a thrilling buzz on when I've reached my daily goal. A small thing, but it means a lot.…

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*Spits out coffee* £4m for a database of drone fliers, UK.gov? Defra did game shooters for £300k

19 June - 09:42

And guess who picks up the bill

Comment  A government database intended to store the personal details of around 150,000 drone fliers is set to cost around £4m plus to buy and £2.8m to maintain – despite a similar database costing Defra just £300k a year.…

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As above, so below: El Reg haunts Scaleway's data centre catacombs 26 metres under Paris

19 June - 09:10

Going underground, where the servers are caged and there's water around

Feature  Parisian cloud and web-hosting outfit Scaleway invited The Register to poke around an underground data centre last week as part of the company's inaugural ScaleDay shindig.…

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With speakers from iRobot, BBC, Lego, the worlds of Google, AWS and Azure, and more, do not miss Serverless Computing London 2019

19 June - 08:04

Agenda revealed – get your tickets today for November conference

Event  We’re thrilled to announce the first tranche of conference speakers for Serverless Computing London, which will return to the UK capital from November 6 to 8.…

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Ubuntu says i386 to be 86'd with Eoan 19.10 release: Ageing 32-bit x86 support will be ex-86

19 June - 07:05

Think we're at RISC of overdoing the Intel puns

Ubuntu is set to drop support for the i386 processor architecture beginning with its next release.…

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After years of listening, we've heard not a single peep out of any aliens, say boffins. You think you can do better? OK, here's 1PB of signals

19 June - 06:03

Massive data dump, code release for E.T. hunters

After years of listening to the cosmos, scientists have failed to pick up any sign of alien civilizations. So, the experts have dumped online a petabyte of signals picked up from the Breakthrough Listen project so nerds like you and me can rifle through the readings and have a crack at finding E.T.…

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Youtube Queue Chrome extension booted out of store for search engine hijacking, revealing Google's lax dev checks

19 June - 02:47

Follow us down the rabbit hole in uncovering who is possibly responsible

Google has removed a Chrome extension called Youtube Queue from its official online store for violating its program policies following complaints it was hijacking users' web searches.…

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Deepfake 3.0 (beta), the bad news: This AI can turn ONE photo of you into a talking head. Good news: There is none

19 June - 01:30

Watch Rasputin sing like, uh, Beyonce, Einstein natter away...

Videos  Remember that artificially intelligent software that could transform lifeless still images, such as portrait paintings, into moving heads? Well, you can now take a single photo or picture of someone and animate it to make them say specific words and sentences, using AI algorithms.…

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Spin the wheel and find today's leaky cloud DB... *clack clack... clack* A huge trove of medical malpractice complaints

18 June - 23:58

150,000 personal records on people, including US veterans, upset with their healthcare

In what has become a depressingly common occurrence, the personal information of hundreds of thousands of people may have fallen into the wrong hands because yet another organization did not secure a cloud-hosted database.…

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Awoogah! Awoogah! Firefox fans urged to update and patch zero-day hole exploited in the wild by miscreants

18 June - 22:52

Just make sure you're running the latest version

Mozilla has released an emergency critical update for Firefox to squash a zero-day vulnerability that is under active attack.…

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HPE: Since y'all love cloud subs so much, we'll throw all our boxes into GreenLake by 2022

18 June - 22:27

'Customers want tech as a service, they also want it on their terms' – at least 50% correct, there, Ant

HPE – the company that failed to cut it in the public cloud and offloaded its Enterprise Services biz a few years back – wants to make its whole portfolio available to buy as-a-service by 2022.…

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HPE unveils Primera storage tech, vows 100% availability – anyone fancy breaking, er, putting that to the test?

18 June - 22:00

We can't decide if Primera sounds like a Thundercats character or a 1990s eurodance hit

HPE has pitched Primera, its new high-end storage platform, at mission-critical applications, and it may eventually edge out the 3PAR line.…

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Cyber-IOU notes. Voucher hell on wheels. However you want to define Facebook's Libra, the most ridiculous part is its privacy promise

18 June - 21:12

Digital currency tokens coming to WhatsApp, Messenger next year

Comment  Facebook – the global ad business pilloried repeatedly over the past 15 years for privacy disasters – on Tuesday announced a scheme to allow account holders to buy credits and spend the digitized funds online through a network of partners, under a "strong commitment to privacy."…

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Delicious irony: Hacked medical debt collector AMCA files for bankruptcy protection from debt collectors

18 June - 19:09

The tables are turned, database tables that is

The healthcare debt collector ransacked by hackers, who gained access to millions of patients' personal information, has filed for bankruptcy protection.…

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Fancy a fondleslab dab? Adobe pulls oilcloth off new iPad-first Fresco painting, drawing app

18 June - 19:00

Photoshop-compatible files, 3 types of brushes in touchy app

Adobe has unveiled Fresco, the new drawing and painting application – previously known as Project Gemini – that should be out later this year.…

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DDN wheels out big chungus of a storage box, the disgustingly scalable EXA5

18 June - 18:00

Up to hundreds of petabytes per filesystem, thanks to Lustre

Tintri's California-based data-nomming daddy, HPC player DDN, has squeezed out the latest crop of appliances in its EXAScaler product family, EXA5.…

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Ahhhhh! What year is it?! Users left without direction or clue after Google Calendar 404s

18 June - 16:55

Hint: The pub is that way >>>

Updated  Google Calendar has gone TITSUP* with no sign given as to when it should be unborked.…

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Get your coat, you've pulled a Pull Panda: GitHub goes home with code collab specialists

18 June - 16:09

What next? Tugging the Test Plans? Grappling with GitLab?

Microsoft-owned GitHub has waved a big bunch of bamboo shoots at code collaboration outfit Pull Panda.…

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UK.gov whacks export ban on 'grotesque' crab made by famous Brit potter bros

18 June - 15:07

What? We're not afraid it'll attack us in our sleep. Are you?

Blighty's Ministry of No Fun Allowed* has continued to live up to its nickname by slapping an export ban on a fugly crab ornament that by all rights should be locked in a chest and slung into the deepest abyss never to be seen again.…

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Who bought the most powerful commercial supercomputer? Come on, it's Total-ly obvious

18 June - 14:10

Well, oil be damned. Faster computers, faster apocalypse?

French oil and gas supermajor Total will be seeking to pump even more flammable stuff out of the ground after purchasing the world's most powerful commercial supercomputer from IBM.…

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Dev darling Docker embraces Windows Subsystem for Linux 2

18 June - 13:35

Microsoft's risky strategy: Develop on Windows, deploy to Linux

Docker has published details of what its container technology will look like for developers working on Windows, after the release of Microsoft's Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL 2) that is currently in preview.…

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Parliament IT bods' fail sees server's naked OS exposed to world+dog

18 June - 13:01

Contents were cached by Google so we can all point and giggle

Updated  Someone in the Parliamentary Digital Service managed to leave a server so completely exposed to the internet that Google indexed the Windows machine’s operating system.…

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Virty boys Parallels bring machine learning, Windows Server 2019 support to RAS VDI line

18 June - 12:30

AI know what you did last summer

Windows-on-Mac flinger Parallels gave its Remote Application Server (RAS) a slapping with the wet fish of AI this morning with the release of version 17, featuring Session Pre-Launch.…

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Freaking out about fiendish IoT exploits? Maybe disable telnet, FTP and change that default password first?

18 June - 12:00

Home devices are so poorly guarded, attackers don't even need sophisticated tools

While netizens and journalists worry about criminals and spies using sophisticated cyber-weapons to hijack Internet of Things devices, basic security protections are being overlooked – and pose a far greater threat.…

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Video: The future of faster enterprises

18 June - 11:15

The benefits of cloud in a fast-moving future

Promo  Amazon Web Services is launching a series of videos to illustrate the various ways its cloud can help businesses innovate and prosper.…

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Brit hosting provider tsoHost takes needleful of 'unauthorized code' to the servers, suffers week of outages

18 June - 10:48

GoDaddy offspring admits to security breach, takes sweet time with emergency patching

UK hosting provider tsoHost is recovering from a week of major service disruption, after discovering "unauthorized code" was "injected into servers" in one of its data centres.…

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What price the Moon? Tips from the past might save the present

18 June - 10:00

Also: The Bennu Thrill Show - coming to an asteroid near you

Roundup  What price a boot on the Moon? Or maybe six robot wheels? There's a number for the former in this week's round-up of all things spacey.…

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Boffins' neural network can work out from your speech whether you'll develop psychosis

18 June - 09:01

Software trained from patient transcripts. The 'normal' dataset? From, er, Reddit

Machine-learning algorithms can help psychologists predict, with 90 per cent accuracy, the onset of psychosis by analyzing a patient's conversations, according to this research here.…

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Finally, an AI that can reliably catch and undo Photoshop airbrushing. Who made it? Er, Photoshop maker Adobe

18 June - 08:03

Talk about poacher turned gamekeeper

Video  Artificial intelligence built by Adobe can detect how an image may have been manipulated using, er, Adobe Photoshop, and predict what a doctored picture should have looked like.…

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Smash GandCrab: Free tools released to decrypt files scrambled by notorious ransomware

18 June - 06:48

Bitdefender teams up with FBI, cops to rescue Windows PC documents

Victims of the latest incarnations of the GandCrab ransomware now have a way to reclaim their files without paying a penny to extortionists, thanks to the release of a decryption tool.…

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Samsung reminds rabble to scan smart TVs for viruses – then tries to make them forget

18 June - 01:07

Tweet deleted as telly maker reconsiders damning but refreshingly honest messaging

Samsung on Sunday sent out a tweet urging people to check their Sammy smart TVs for viruses – and then deleted the message, as if someone realized that highlighting the risks posed by connected TVs may be bad for business.…

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Nvidia 'brings CUDA to Arm' – Translation: We're still doing a thing we've already done but now doing more of it

17 June - 23:28

Woulda, CUDA, shoulda

"Nvidia brings CUDA to Arm," the graphics chip giant announced with a straight face on Monday, specifically, "its support for Arm CPUs."…

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FYI: Your Venmo transfers with those edgy emojis aren't private by default. And someone's put 7m of them into a public DB

17 June - 21:40

Payment biz shrugs, says users are fine with sharing

Graduate student Dan Salmon has released online seven million Venmo transfers, scraped from the social payment biz in recent months, to call attention to the privacy risks of public transaction data.…

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Sad SACK: Linux PCs, servers, gadgets may be crashed by 'Ping of Death' network packets

17 June - 20:59

Don't let miscreants play hacky-SACK with your gear. Apply these mitigations, patches now if you can

It is possible to crash vulnerable network-facing Linux servers, PCs, and gadgets, or slow down their network connections, by sending them a series of maliciously crafted packets. It is also possible to hamper vulnerable FreeBSD machines with the same attack.…

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This isn't Boeing to end well: Plane maker to scrap some physical cert tests, use computer simulations instead

17 June - 19:02

Actually probe expensive gear in real life? Pah. It's 2019. We're Boeing digital

As the Boeing 737 Max controversy rolls on, the American planemaker has now been embroiled in a fresh row – after it was revealed it wants to shorten and replace some physical certification tests with software-powered processes.…

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You gotta be kitten me: Pakistan politicos feline silly after filter farce hits purrrfect conference

17 June - 16:59

Claws out as slippery-pawed cameraman renders officials with cat ears and whiskers

A political party in Pakistan is suffering the indignity of internet memedom after someone left the cat filter switched on while live-streaming a press conference.…

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Human-rights warriors crack on with legal challenge to UK's lax surveillance laws

17 June - 16:37

Toughen it up and reduce all that warrantless state surveillance, demands Liberty

Human rights pressure group Liberty is taking the British government to court this week in its ongoing battle to have the most invasive parts of the so-called Snoopers' Charter struck down.…

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Frontiersman Cray snags $50m storage contract for 'largest single filesystem'

17 June - 15:52

Shasta minute: HPE purchase to provide 1 exabyte of ClusterStor for Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Cray has won a $50m-plus contract to provide 1 exabyte of ClusterStor storage for Oak Ridge National Laboratory's (ORNL) Frontier exascale supercomputer in the United States.…

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Do you want a Kool-Aid with that, Huawei? You'll need one after watching boss chat to US mavens

17 June - 15:22

George Gilder and Nicholas Negroponte join CEO for 2-hour 'Tea with Mr Ren'

Huawei's public relations onslaught continued today with a "panel discussion" between the company's founder Ren Zhenfei, blockchain blowhard George Gilder and MIT Media Lab co-founder and non-stop tech panellist Nicholas Negroponte.…

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23. 712. 3. 608. 45. 89. 11. 332. 841. 255. You want more? Cloudflare and pals are streaming 'em live from new RNG API

17 June - 14:00

League of Entropy is the superhero gang you may or may not need

Like some kind of space-age Bingo hall caller, a cloud-based API that publicly streams random numbers arrives today, and is being touted by Cloudflare.…

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10 PRINT Memorial in New Hampshire marks the birthplace of BASIC

17 June - 13:26

20 GOTO 10

After just over 55 years, the birthplace of BASIC has been honoured with a memorial marker in New Hampshire, USA.…

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