posted less than an hour ago on the register
No need for ISPs to tell you what info they're slurping up New rules due to take effect next week that would have required your ISP to obtain consent before selling your private details have been killed off by the new chair of the US Federal Communications Commission.…

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Comverse CEO Kobi sent down for a record 2.5 years after back-dating stock options The head of a defunct surveillance and communications software company has been given the longest-ever prison sentence for back-dating stock options.…

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Teen's shock as Jesus mobe turns into hottest tech Vid  Demonstrating yet again that Apple trails Samsung in mobile phone trends, an iPhone 7 Plus owner has reported that her prized possession recently blew up on her.…

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posted about 3 hours ago on the register
Fibre Channel revenues flag as Broadcom acquisition spooks IP network buyers It was a double whammy. Brocade saw hyper-converged infrastructure eat into its SAN networking sales as Broadcom acquisition-caused uncertainty drove IP Networking sales downwards too.…

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posted about 4 hours ago on the register
Something happening here, what it is ain't exactly clear A substantial number of Gmail users have been affected by a potential but unconfirmed hack of unknown origin or purpose.…

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posted about 5 hours ago on the register
Can you hearable me? When a technology hype flops, do you think the industry can use it as a learning experience? A time of self-examination? An opportunity to pause and reflect on making the next consumer or business tech hype a bit less stupid?…

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posted about 5 hours ago on the register
Cloud CRM with cloud synchronisation turned OFF A version of Microsoft Dynamics 365 with cloud turned off is coming in the second quarter.…

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posted about 6 hours ago on the register
The new Ferrari of the storage world Analysis  Symbolic IO has rewritten the server hardware and operating system rule book with its its computationally defined storage (CDS) and says apps like database queries run 60 times or more faster on its system. If these claims are real then server suppliers like Cisco, Dell, HPE and others are in for a mighty market shock as one IRIS server could replace five or more standard servers.…

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posted about 6 hours ago on the register
We'll have no repeat of 1667, ye lubberly scallywags! The Dutch are preparing to invade English seas with a fleet of 90 vessels after a previous expedition boarded the Royal Navy’s flagship and stole the Royal Coat of Arms from her.…

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posted about 7 hours ago on the register
Windows of volcanic glass The British government has published a transparency report into the use of disruptive and investigatory powers by State actors, which ironically reveals absolutely nothing about the use of said powers.…

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posted about 8 hours ago on the register
'Automated' vehicles – who pays for damage? Insurers would be primarily responsible for paying out damages stemming from accidents caused by "automated vehicles" under new UK legislation laid before the UK parliament.…

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The AA-powered, pocket-sized touch daddy The Psion Series 5 has stormed a Reg poll of technologies readers would most like revived.…

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posted about 9 hours ago on the register
Nice one, Shezza! Sometimes it's wise not to boast that you're so rich, a $500m damages award against you is chump change.…

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posted about 10 hours ago on the register
Top bants, guys. Archbishop of Banterbury-tier stuff IBM staffers might not feel there's much to laugh about at the moment, with more swathes of redundancies on the way or the directive to kill off home working, but at least there's still plenty of banter to be had at the firm.…

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posted about 11 hours ago on the register
Let the hype wars commence Hot on the heels of Arqiva revealing plans for a 5G trial with Samsung this morning, Ericsson and BT have also announced a partnership to develop 5G projects.…

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posted about 11 hours ago on the register
Clock is ticking on early bird tickets Events  We’re very happy to reveal that Red Hat’s Jen Krieger will be delivering a keynote at Continuous Lifecycle London, our three-day DevOps, Agile, CD and Containers conference this May.…

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posted about 12 hours ago on the register
Put the bamboo down and step back Something for the Weekend, Sir?  I came too soon. Normally this is not a problem. Coming early allows me to regather my strength so that I can then go at it, full-on, for the next eight hours.…

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Experienced reporter wanted The Register is looking for an experienced reporter to join its lively London news desk.…

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posted about 13 hours ago on the register
Can Nokia and BlackBerry save us from this 'turgid sea of sameness'? Analysis  Hold the front page! Nokia's launching a bunch of new phones this weekend, and everyone is very excited.…

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posted about 13 hours ago on the register
'Community' can buy what money can't Open Source Insider  Surprisingly, the MXNet Machine Learning project was this month accepted by the Apache Software Foundation as an open-source project.…

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posted about 14 hours ago on the register
Did you mean to type "rm -rf /" or should we be concerned? Dropbox has released the code for the chatbot it uses to question employees about interactions with corporate systems, in the hope that it can help other organizations automate security processes and improve employee awareness of security concerns.…

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posted about 14 hours ago on the register
It all ends in beers after marital bliss and commercial reality collide On-Call  Welcome again to On-Call, our weekly look at readers' memories of hibs gone bad.…

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posted about 15 hours ago on the register
God, is there nothing artificial intelligence can't master? We all know you love it so much Google has partnered with Jigsaw, an Alphabet incubator, to tackle online trolling with the launch of Perspective, new software that uses machine learning to highlight “toxic comments.”…

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posted about 15 hours ago on the register
This ain't over yet by a long shot - ratification roadmap stretches to 2020 The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has published a draft of what it expected to become the final 5G specification.…

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posted about 16 hours ago on the register
Compute and storage is coming out of the core and into the light Mobile World Congress kicks off next week in Barcelona and, as ever, is two shows in one. Gadget-lovers get to go “squee!” about new handsets and the fun they'll have with them. And in the fun and important part of the conference, telco wonks discuss the plumbing that makes the “squee!” possible.…

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