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Workers celebrate glorious hole in workplace pr0n policies Voyeurs rejoice! The Federal Court of Australia has ruled Aussies cannot be easily sacked for emailing porn to work colleagues.…

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How else can you get a firewall to Terabit-per-second performance? Fortinet is making hefty claims for its latest firewall release. In a world obsessed by squeezing performance out of virtualised functions running on white-box servers, the company is puffing its feathers over a new ASIC it says bestows Terabit-per-second performance on its biggest iron.…

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Certainly not one to click on while drunk at 2AM One of the rarest comic books of all time is going under the hammer – well, a virtual hammer.…

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Junk in the trunk? That's what people have Few people can fail to notice that an elephant's appendage is way bigger than a dog's, but it may come as more surprise that it can use it better too.…

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Get out your hair-dryer to make an optical waveguide that boosts laser comms If you make enough hot air, it'll act as a waveguide for optical signals and behave something like an optical fibre.…

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One charge sees Sunswift travel 500kms at over 100 km/h The University of New South Wales' Sunswift, the third-placed car in the Cruiser class of the 2013 World Solar Challenge, claims to have set a new record for the swiftest single-charge traversal of a 500km course.…

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Update time Mozilla has released a bug-and-security update to Firefox 31, with 11 security fixes, three of them critical.…

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VUPEN waited for Pwn2Own cash while IE's sandbox leaked Security outlet VUPEN has revealed it held onto a critical Internet Explorer vulnerability for three years before disclosing it at the March Pwn2Own hacker competition.…

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Study finds common pain-killer doesn't reduce pain or shorten recovery The human spine is poorly-designed for the rigours of modern life, but so are the drugs most commonly prescribed to help you endure a bad back.…

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Microsoft's form 8-K records decision 'not to ship a new form factor' Speculation that Microsoft contemplated a “mini” version of its Surface fondleslabs, but decided not to let it see the light of day, has been confirmed in Redmond's 8-K form lodged with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).…

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Not running WordPress? Better hope your neighbour isn't Some 50,000 sites have been sprayed with backdoors from shonky malware targeting a popular and vulnerable WordPress plugin, according to researcher Daniel Cid.…

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Just how integrated is integrated infrastructure? The Cisco/EMC/VMware/Intel lovechild VCE has a simple schtick: the boxed-up rigs of hardware and software it sells are sold in configurations that have been documented and tested to the last detail. As the company told us by email “we commit to delivering Systems that have been engineered, tested and certified as one.”…

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Six charged, two arrested, in wake of coordinated raids. US prosecutors have unsealed indictments against six men in connection with some of the biggest, albeit now defunct, Android piracy stores.…

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It's for diagnostics, honest, says iThing goliath in wake of hidden packet sniffer claims Faced with a growing backlash, Apple has added a page to its support website explaining iOS's previously unexplained data-slurping tools – which were highlighted by security researcher Jonathan Zdziarski.…

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Grim diversity numbers dumped alongside Facebook earnings Twitter has revealed its diversity numbers and – surprise, surprise – they're terrible.…

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Starting tomorrow, regular fanbois get to be guinea pigs Apple fans eager to take the new OS X Yosemite for a spin will be able to get their hands on it in a matter of hours. Paid-up developers have been able to test drive the desktop operating system for the past few weeks.…

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While a third of its addicts log in just from their phones Facebook shares have rocketed after the biz reported record-setting growth, revenue and margin as it wrung cash from hundreds of millions of mobile users.…

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Patent licensee figure disputes, antitrust probe mar US biz's third quarter Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm reported solid results for the third quarter of its fiscal 2014 on Wednesday, with revenues, earnings, and chip shipments all reaching record highs.…

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Consumer trust boost from data breach laws would do more for online biz than any subsidy or share scheme Thank you, Catch of the Day: in taking three years – three years – to own up to a data breach (and by the way doing it late on a Friday afternoon), Australians have had a first-rate demonstration of why we need data breach disclosure laws.…

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But those orders are now being revised Comcast management has said the staffer who was recorded endlessly haranguing a subscriber over the phone was doing what he trained and paid to do.…

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Amazon-beating, Google-ganking, Microsoft-muddling high-speed IO lands IBM wants to make its newly acquired SoftLayer cloud a destination for high-performance computing workloads – so it has rolled out a high-end connectivity option unavailable in other large clouds.…

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Allwinner, Actions Semi pledge parts by late 2014 – but can they outpace Samsung? Chinese cheap'n'cheerful chip designer Allwinner has boasted that its first 64-bit ARM system-on-chips for tablets will in punters' hands by the end of 2014.…

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Outing 'anonymous' users by exploiting I2P is easy, it's claimed Exodus Intelligence has revealed what it claims is video evidence of researchers unmasking an anonymous user of the Tails operating system.…

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Study finds emotionless code likely to extract dark secrets A study linked to a military IT contractor has backed the use of chat-bots for screening US government security clearance applicants.…

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Enterprise, Windows still power firm's shaky money-maker +Analysis  Microsoft has cracked open its annual and Q4 results, the first end of year results under brevity-challenged chief executive Satya Nadella.…

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