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Uncle Sam on the other hand ... Data demands by feds revealed 4chan-with-karma-points Reddit has published its first dossier on government demands for users' private records – and the stupidly popular messageboard says it handed over the goods 32 times last year.…

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Decision breaks down arbitrary divide between web and TV A decision by Canadian telecoms regulator CRTC may have significant implications after it applied net neutrality rules to wireless connections.…

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Dell analysis shows ZeroAccess botnet still slinging out A combined attack on one of the world's biggest networks of infected PCs has been partially successful: analysis from Dell SecureWorks shows you can't keep a bad botnet down.…

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Apple has kicked off an impromptu game of musical chairs on iTunes Connect dropping developers into random accounts including one lucky punter who was allegedly handed Blackberry's portal.…

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Plans to break out numbers for cloud biz for first time this year Amazon left smiles on investors' faces on Thursday following a fourth-quarter earnings report that trounced analysts' estimates.…

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Revenue and income miss their marks amid rising costs Google's coffers swelled once again in the fourth quarter of its fiscal 2014, with revenues hitting $18.10bn, a 15.3 per cent year-on-year increase.…

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Walking sack of crap ordered to destroy all pics, too Notorious "revenge porn" tormentor Craig Brittain has been banned from posting people's nude photos on his website or anywhere else online – and ordered to destroy thousands of pictures in his possession.…

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posted about 6 hours ago on the register
FCC closes spectrum auction with four-times more dosh than it had dreamed of Cell networks in the US have spent $44.9bn buying the rights to use a chunk of the American government's airwaves for wireless broadband networks.…

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Web giant's best bits to be fill VMware's online void Google and VMware have forged a cloudy alliance that will see several of the former's services made available through the latter's vCloud Air service.…

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Remond part of $70m funding round, say sources Microsoft will invest in alternative Android firmware startup Cyanogen, a report claims.…

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New 'feature' touts nearby biz and reviews Facebook is rolling out Place Tip – an update for its iOS app that tracks users' whereabouts and inserts information about nearby businesses and points of interest into their news feed.…

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Minimum downlink rate up from 'dated and inadequate' 4Mbps US internet tweaker FCC this morning redefined the meaning of "broadband" internet to mean at least 25Mbps down and 3Mbps up – from the previous 4Mbps/1Mbps definition.…

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'I need your clothes, bootloaders and source code' The Chinese government wants backdoors added to all technology imported into the Middle Kingdom as well as all its source code handed over.…

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Psychohistory prof Pidgeon strikes again Comment  A trick-cyclist who promised several years ago to use a new form of mass hypnosis to get the public motivated to fight climate change claims that he's done it. In fact the claim is bogus: it is itself part of his attempt to carry out his plan of manipulating public opinion.…

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IP lawfare takes on new dimension – but for why? NXP Semiconductors, the chipmaker which was once part of Philips, has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Marvell Electronics, alleging that its patented wireless technology has been used in the Microsoft Xbox.…

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SEC filing didn't how many were for the chop +Comment  Storage giant EMC has announced its plans to lay off an unspecified number of staffers in Q1 and said in an SEC filing that it would record restructuring charges in the range of $130m to $150m.…

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Unpicking the past is a messy business for Microsoft Review  Microsoft does not have long to fix Windows 10. The company plans to release it this year, and if that implies hardware on the shelves, the operating system will need to be completed in the summer – and most features will need to be near-finalised well before that. Can Microsoft gets its new Windows ready in time?…

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... Unless you're on Windows Phone Microsoft has released new Outlook apps for iOS and Android.…

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If you MUST build naughty spy tool... it's, er, pretty sweet Canada's very own intel agency has a program designed to track millions of downloads, according to the latest revelations from the Edward Snowden document leaks.…

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Looking to go to IPO, Nasuni? Comment  Cloud storage gateway startup Nasuni reports that it experienced 300 per cent growth in 2014* and has just recruited a CFO who helped sell the founder's previous company – Archivas – to HDS for $127m in 2007.…

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Oh, and it tells the time too Review  One problem with wearable fitness trackers: you may not want to wear one when you’ve also got a watch on. This may be especially the case if, like me, you have a tracker not to monitor an aggressive fitness regime, but simply to ensure you don’t spend the entire working day parked on your arse. And you’d like it to be discreet.…

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posted about 16 hours ago on the register
Pick a winner in Apple-Samsung sales see-saw Analysis  Microsoft has made Office on Android available on tablets at the exact moment its fortunes with Apple and Samsung are in flux. If Redmond's going to win, it needs to bet on Apple.…

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Plummeting profits problem prevails for the data company Data protection and archiving vendor CommVault is in a profits hole and management hasn't been able to stop digging yet.…

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HD video at Mach 1+? No biggie, say cool-cat engineers Engineers from the Bloodhound supersonic car world record attempt have been testing their radio comms gear as plans to stream the 1,000mph (1,610kmph) event live come together.…

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posted about 17 hours ago on the register
Foil identity thieves – put your data on a giant floating target IBM is marketing cloud-based technology to help consumers better protect their personal data online.…

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