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'The reduction in leverage is significant' – Parker Everyone’s favourite people pimp Capita has permanently outsourced its Asset Services businesses to Link Administration for £888m – a fleeting injection of cash in the bank that will be used to reduce debts.…

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What could possibly go wrong? Cisco, IBM, HP, McAfee and SAP are among plenty of western technology companies that have been showing their source code to Russian authorities in exchange for the right to sell their products in the country.…

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Good day to be an attorney, or a Maserati salesman Health insurer Anthem has today agreed to pay $115m to settle a class-action suit brought on by its 2015 cyber-theft of 78.8 million records.…

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Van Eck phreaking getting surprisingly cheap Sideband attacks that monitor a computer's electromagnetic output to snaffle passwords are nothing new. They usually require direct access to the target system and a lot of expensive machinery – but no longer.…

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OneWeb gets green light to pipe internet through 720 orbiting satellites America's broadband watchdog, the FCC, has approved OneWeb's proposal to launch an ISP on the backs of 720 orbiting satellites.…

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Finding exploitable bugs suddenly easier Exclusive  A massive trove of Microsoft's internal Windows operating system builds and chunks of its core source code have leaked online.…

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Given the amount of data it already has on you, why bother? Google has said it will no longer scan the content of Gmail messages to sell targeted adverts to users of the free service.…

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Record $120m penalty will be doled out by FCC for bonkers binge of junk dialing America's comms regulator, the FCC, will fine a Florida man $120m for flooding the country with nearly 100 million robocalls in three months.…

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You're not using the password from the sticker, are you? Virgin Media has urged 800,000 customers to change their passwords to guard against possible hacking attack.…

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Up and down goes the Retro Computers Ltd litigation yoyo The £52,000 costs order granted against troubled ZX Spectrum reboot firm Retro Computers Ltd has been set aside by the Senior Courts Costs Office, a branch of the High Court, as the wrangle between RCL and two former directors rumbles on.…

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As DeepMind slurps up more more patient data for Streams Google has decided to wipe people’s medical records from its search results - just as its AI branch DeepMind extends its grips on UK patients’ medical records.…

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That's a £50k penalty and another shaming for Kent-based MyHome Installations Kent-based electrical survey provider MyHome Installations Ltd, which entered the hall of shame on the Beeb's Rogue Traders for pressure selling to pensioners, is facing a £50,000 fine for nuisance calls.…

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They're oldies but could still spill the goodies, say experts Russians hackers are trading the email addresses and passwords of top UK politicians and diplomats.…

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French firm and new pals WND announce, err, ambitious plans French Internet of Things connectivity firm Sigfox says it is partnering with a hitherto unheard-of firm, WND-UK, to cover "95 per cent" of Blighty by 2019.…

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'Tactics like this are bad for business and customers' The fight between Bezos' poster child and Walmart just got real – Amazon has officially called out the groceries juggernaut for petty schoolyard tactics.…

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Paltrow, we have a problem Current and former NASA scientists have called bullshit on claims seen on alternative "wellness" wallet-relieving blab-blog Goop, run by former famous actress and current linens-for-rich-ladies slinger Gwyneth Paltrow.…

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No, says Datrium, 'cos you can't share data. E8 sort of agrees Analysis  What is a SAN and is an NVMe over Fabrics (NVMeF) array a SAN or not? Datrium says not. E8 says... maybe.…

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Party can expect a call from the Information Commissioner The Conservative Party has been accused of pushing its message on potential voters in a way that may have breached data protection laws.…

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Effort to notify patients falls flat – under pizza pamphlet A midlands NHS group has committed face-palm after face-palm in its efforts to inform residents about its patient data-sharing plans.…

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Let’s invent a dustbin that throws itself away Something for the Weekend, Sir?  What the world needs now is an intelligent dustbin. It would be the pinnacle of achievement for the Internet of Things sector.…

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Illegal offline? It's illegal online Analysis  Algorithms used to track or adapt prices online raise competition concerns, according to a recent submission to the OECD by the European Union.…

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VPS blinkenlights dim for some of the customers Fasthosts hasn’t exactly draped itself in glory during this week of the summer solstice, what with the four day blackout of its virtual private server service and a partial eclipse of webmail.…

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Wiping out the problem needed a brush and a pump, but didn't make a stink ON-CALL  Welcome yet again to On-Call, The Register's weekly column in which we take readers' tales of odd jobs in odd places, tart them up and present them to you as a bit of light relief on a Friday.…

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When is a server a hyper-server? When it bundles V12N, RHEL, Gluster and Ansible Red Hat's having a crack at a hyperconverged software stack.…

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Zuckerberg preaches connectivity gospel, sends faithful to do good works ANALYSIS  Mark Zuckerberg's given Facebook a new mission statement: “To give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together", in the process rediscovering The Social Network™'s original purpose and exposing web utopianism as hopelessly optimistic.…

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