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... to them, natch. Why else make the effort? TalkTalk and Three want to make it easier for mobile customers to switch networks – but they're going about it in a very odd way.…

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Sabu helped Feds target 30 countries, documents reveal Hacktivist kingpin turned FBI snitch Hector Xavier "Sabu" Monsegur orchestrated attacks against 30 countries, including systems in the UK and Australia, according to a report that joins the dots between sealed court docs and leaked IRC chat logs.…

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Microsoft's strategy is to make Store apps popular. Good luck with that Analysis  “Whether it’s building a game, or a line of business application, there’ll be one way to write a universal application that targets the entire product family,” said Microsoft Executive VP Terry Myerson, announcing Windows 10 yesterday.…

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YOUR KIDS are, er, spied on by predators, says dodgy dossier chap The former head of MI6 has warned parents that paedophile predators are capable of using location-based services to find and abuse their kids.…

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'We're just getting started,' Ellison warns incumbents There’s more to cloud than putting an ad on the back of The Economist, as a relatively contrite Larry Ellison and Oracle tried to demonstrate this week.…

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Attack thyself with 0days, preaches former hacker bod Businesses should deploy bug bounty programs, phish their staff and launch intelligent attacks against their networks, Zane Lackey says.…

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Join us live in the Reg Studio at 11am BST Live webcast  Register now for this webcast about flexible IT governance: more services, more choices, more than one way to get it right.…

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Patch here, here, here ... everywhere, really VMware is plugging away at Shellshock holes in 37 virtual appliance products, but has so far shipped clean code for just a handful of appliances.…

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Talk about raising a stink and soiling your career Vid  The careers of four US cops could be flushed down the pan after they tipped over a portable toilet while a man was inside it.…

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Big Blue shows off Swiss research project Solar power outfit Airlight Energy has borrowed technology from the world of supercomputers to make its large-scale photovoltaic collectors more efficient, on the way heating water to get a second source of energy.…

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SAMLabs hits Kickstarter target London startup SAMLabs reckons the Internet of Things is just like LegoTM – and has put together a combo of hardware breadboard and software programming environment to prove it.…

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Embedded systems need better security In a discussion that will sound familiar to Australian readers, US military development agency DARPA wants to create provably-secure software.…

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Version 5 still a bit soft Researchers have again disarmed Microsoft's lauded Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) defence tool, and criticised Redmond for not improving its security controls by much.…

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Reference platform rather than standards The Linux Foundation has added another string to its virtualisation bow, with the launch of OPNFV, its project for an open-source network function virtualisation (NFV) platform.…

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One of computing's first killer apps bites the dust On Tuesday, with no fanfare, IBM closed the last chapter in the life of one of the most iconic early computer programs, Lotus 1-2-3, when it withdrew support for the final build of the software.…

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No Shellshock bug spotted in ancient CP/M code so far Forty years after Gary Kildall released the first version of CP/M, the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California has made the source code to several versions of the landmark eight-bit OS available as a free download from its website.…

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Government declines to spifflicate the NBN It would be hard to find a more doctrinaire document than the final Vertigan panel's Markets and Regulatory Report that was handed down yesterday. So panel has managed to produce a report so far off realpolitik that the government had no choice but to damp it down immediately.…

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Chocolate Factory promises unlimited storage for students Google said that it will be offering unlimited storage for students on its Apps for Education service.…

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HP's Moonshot buddy is getting boisterous ARM TechCon  Applied Micro revealed today that it will ship 64-bit ARM-compatible embedded processors dubbed HeliX sometime next year – leaving behind its legacy PowerPC range of chips.…

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The slow crawl to a faster rollout The Federal Government's favoured “multi-technology model”, under which fibre-to-the-node would become the default build for NBN Co where the fibre build hasn't commenced, has finally got a landing date: 2015.…

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What, did Stan Lee finally run out of characters? A US film studio has confirmed it is planning to make a movie based on the video game Tetris.…

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Promises to take another look at 'real names' policy Facebook has backed down and apologized to a section of the social networking community for shutting down their accounts on the grounds that they weren't using their proper names.…

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MEPs worried that too many cooks will spoil the data protection broth The EU's "Safe Harbor" data privacy agreement with the US might not really be safe, but Europe's new Justice Commissioner-designate said on Wednesday that she won't ditch the rule without an alternative.…

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Moore's Law could be saved by new chip tech A team of scientists in Germany and the US have developed a new kind of logic gate that could crack the size problems haunting the processor industry.…

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Sell off your spectrum for huge profits, feds promise The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is pitching broadcasters to join in on its upcoming wireless spectrum auction with the promise of huge payouts from mobile giants if the TV industry give portions of its broadcast space.…

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