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Developers warn of swoop plot to cripple privacy network The Tor Project is warning that its network – used by netizens to mask their identities on the internet – may be knocked offline in the coming days.…

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Mobe software tweak released amid Fire Phone Mark II rumor Amazon hasn't learned its lesson from the thundering belly flop of its Fire Phone, and by some accounts it's even already at work on a second version.…

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Turns out Sony's stolen emails weren't all bad news Google is taking legal action against the Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, claiming he exceeded his authority in suing the search giant over piracy – and taking his cues from the Motion Picture Ass. of America.…

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Run for the tills! Run for the tills! Staples says malware that infected its registers in 115 stores swiped bank card numbers from 1.16 MILLION customers.…

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Free charge or a fast battery switch – take your pick Tesla Motors has a Christmas present for a few owners of its Model S all-electric cars, in the form of a pilot program for its new battery-swapping technology beginning in California next week.…

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But vague details raise questions over organization's security The internet's critical IANA systems were not compromised in a recent hacking of domain name overseer ICANN's system, the organization has stressed.…

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Keys to sysadmin accounts nicked, abused, it appears Hackers obtained system administrators' passwords to pull of the mega-hack against Sony Pictures' servers, according to reports. This will come as no surprise to IT professionals.…

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For now, revenues still spiraling toward drain In a conference call with financial analysts on Friday, BlackBerry CEO John Chen said the firm kept costs under control and even eked out a meager profit in the third quarter of its fiscal 2015, but he couldn't hide that the ailing mobe-maker's revenues continued their steady decline.…

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FTC forces CEO Legere to become the Un-Crammer T-Mobile US has agreed to pay out at least $90m to settle cramming allegations with the US Federal Trade Commission.…

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Scram, cram scams, thank you, ma'am T-Mobile US will pay out $90m to settle cramming allegations raised by the US Federal Trade Commission.…

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Schneier: It's WMDs all over again The FBI claims to have found evidence linking the North Korean government with the hackers who ransacked Sony Pictures' servers and dumped gigabytes of sensitive data online.…

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So, guys we do listen. Here's a list of tweaks we rolled out today.…

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Chris Dodd talks spaceplane with The Engineer It's a traditional SPB tip of the hat today to Vulture 2 spaceplane designer Chris Dodd, who's been chewing the fat with The Engineer about his involvement with the Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) project.…

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Names, addresses and rental accounts outted in spreadsheet snafu Thousands of Hackney residents are fuming after their personal information was leaked by the council online in a bungled Freedom of Information request.…

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Guess who's off Tim Cook's Christmas card list Apple has refuted claims made by the BBC’s Panorama programme that it is not working hard enough to protect the rights of workers.…

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Got a few million tucked under the mattress for Microsoft? Business leaders who dismissed calls from the IT department to migrate off Windows Server 2003 as nothing more than a maintenance exercise could be left rueing a potentially costly seven-figure financial howler.…

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90s kit isn't 'ancient', indignant chief exec tells Parliament The chief executive of the National Air Traffic Services, Richard Deakin, has denied the body “skimped" on its IT investment after being hauled in front MPs this week to account for its major computer outage.…

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Take the challenge, win prizes Promo  Microsoft UK are offering you the chance to bank some ‘Cloud Hero’ kudos along with a raft of prizes in exchange for completing some tasks in Azure.…

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'Incredibly intrusive' use of powers prompts slap from ICO A council that ordered covert surveillance of a sick employee has been ordered to review its practices following an investigation by data privacy watchdogs.…

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Securo-bods in bunfight over priv-escalation problem A dispute has arisen about the seriousness of a vulnerability in Linux, dubbed "Grinch", that supposedly creates a privilege escalation risk.…

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Telco shopping trip finally bears fruit for French biz bloke Xavier Niel, the owner of French ISP and mobile phone company Iliad, is buying Orange Switzerland for CHF2.8bn (€2.3bn) from VC Apax Partners.…

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Plan for world domination based on shrugs and '3-year strategic plan’ French IT services giant Atos has snapped up Xerox's outsourcing biz for $1.05bn (£670m), as it tries to extend its garlic and lemon-infused tentacles across the American market.…

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Festive family video gaming fun Game Theory  Christmas is all about interacting with people whether you like it or not. If you can’t convince your family to succumb to the new board gaming fad, here are three multiplayer video gaming options you can play as a family or that are more suitable for a younger audience than the forthcoming PC release of GTA V.…

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Here’s a little number about charging the Choc Factory EU digi-chief Gunther H-dot Oettinger has been characteristically clear as mud in explaining his plans for copyright reform.…

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Chthonic exploits Word bug to hijack browsers, steal passwords The latest evolution of the online bank account raiding Trojan ZeuS is the webcam-spying Chthonic malware, according to researchers.…

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