posted about 11 hours ago on the register
Noel Biderman quits hacked biz Noel Biderman has quit as chief exec of Avid Life Media, the parent of adultery website Ashley Madison. If you can't think why, or don't know what Ashley Madison is by now, then you must have been living under a rock for the past month – and we'd be grateful if you could let us join you.…

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posted about 12 hours ago on the register
Why yes, we do bill by the hour... why do you ask? Defense attorneys in Baltimore, US, are planning to reexamine 2,000 police arrests made with the assistance of Stingray – the cellphone surveillance equipment that identifies and logs mobile device owners within range.…

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posted about 13 hours ago on the register
Meanwhile, the EFF learns: in Russia, government malware pwns you! The Associated Press is suing the FBI over allegations government agents used a fake news story to plant malware on the PCs of suspected criminals.…

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posted about 15 hours ago on the register
It's a fix! A security fix! We've closed the poll, and the results for our attempts to weed out candidates for a collective noun for security vulnerabilities are in.…

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posted about 17 hours ago on the register
Number of mobile subs hits 7.2 billion (well, 4.9 billion really) Mobile data usage is exploding. In an update to its Mobility Report, Ericsson said mobile broadband subscriptions had passed three billion in Q2 2015, and the year-on-year traffic growth for the same period is 55 per cent.…

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posted about 18 hours ago on the register
Here comes 'Hadoop-as-a-Service' Big data startup BlueData has to get bigger pockets; it’s just trousered $20m in C-round funding from Intel Capital, existing investors and a secret strategic investor.…

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posted about 19 hours ago on the register
Companies getting assistance with infrastructure Under-investing cable companies in Germany are to get a €2.7bn hand-out to bring high-speed broadband to the countryside.…

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posted about 19 hours ago on the register
Come on, give it up and let Speckled Jim rest in peace A 22-year old Spaniard claims that he's cracked a previously unsolved WWII coded message. Others have claimed this before and there's nothing particularly solid to back up the latest effort, but let's have a look at it anyway.…

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posted about 19 hours ago on the register
Officers also visiting 50 addresses for a quiet word The National Crime Agency has arrested six users of a Lizard Squad DDoS attack tool, which had been used against a national newspaper, a school, gaming companies, and a number of online retailers.…

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posted about 20 hours ago on the register
Incidentally, we provide a pretty comprehensive data network Despite not being part of the bid to supply the future Emergency Services Network, Vodafone wants to see public services using its 4G, and has commissioned a YouGov survey (something companies do when they want to put numbers in press releases) of front line workers, such as police officers, nurses, and social workers.…

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posted about 21 hours ago on the register
A few tweaks, but what is MS doing about top feature requests and bug reports? Microsoft has released Build 10532 of Windows 10 as an “Insider” preview.…

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posted about 21 hours ago on the register
Back-to-school hand-me-down upgrade time Product Round-up  The M.2 format for SSDs seems to be hogging all the headlines of late and the form factor may well be the future for storage for thin and light notebooks, tablets and nano-sized PCs. Yet the market is still gearing up to support it, so devices that can accommodate the format are still pretty thin on the ground, albeit improving all the time.…

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posted about 21 hours ago on the register
Pre-pack agreed for Stone Topco but rival bid expected Exclusive  Senior execs at financially strapped Stone Computers Ltd (SCL) have bid £28.43m to buy the business in a pre-packaged sale after placing the parent company Stone Bidco into administration.…

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posted about 21 hours ago on the register
When load balancing just won't cut it Fastly, a four-year-old content delivery network start-up, this month landed $75m in venture funding.…

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posted about 22 hours ago on the register
You can't just point at Amazon and eBay! “The data mentioned in Google’s blog is frankly suspicious," or so said Thomas Vinje, legal counsel for FairSearch Europe – a group of organisations lobbying against the ad flinger's online search dominance – in response to Google’s defence of its EU anti-trust case yesterday.…

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posted about 22 hours ago on the register
Mysterious 'Sophie' Meetup.com takeover reveals flaws in site organisation rules The Greater Manchester Skeptics Society (GMSS) has been obliged to start up a new group on Meetups.com, after someone with a very different agenda took over its profile on the social networking site.…

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posted about 22 hours ago on the register
But Brit sub strikes back to steady top line, and RDC sale beefs up profits For a business, not losing sales ground in these uncertain economic times might be considered something of an achievement in itself. If so, Computacenter bosses will be downing celebratory doubles this morn.…

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posted about 23 hours ago on the register
There’s only so much lipstick you can put on this pig It's like looking at a drawing of an iceberg when you know the bulk of it is under water; Violin Memory's revenues and net income I mean. Look at all that red ink below the profit waterline!…

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posted about 23 hours ago on the register
Brit heads to roll over the finish line... mostly in Enterprise Services HP is making what looks to be a final round of UK redundancies before it breaks apart and is seeking volunteers to jump rather than be pushed.…

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posted about 24 hours ago on the register
Planning to go away this weekend? Not anymore Thousands of employees expecting to be paid ahead of the bank holiday weekend have been left without their salaries due to a cock up with the Bankers' Automated Clearing Services (BACS) payment system.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
Another pillar of the 'sharing economy' in the city's crosshairs Fresh from sending the Uber question* to the European Court of Justice, it appears the city of Barcelona is now spoiling for a fight with another tech disruptor – this time lodgings lister Airbnb.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
Huawei's nicely honed handset with nowt left out Review  With a starting price of £249, the Honor 7 is a quality phone that offers astonishing value for money: and it could be a genuine game-changer for how people buy phones. Not only is it (comfortably) the standout product in its price range, it also has the kind of features associated with much more expensive models, and a few unique tricks of its own that make it nicer to use.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
It's a web-based competition with a spider in it CAPTION COMPETITION  In an act of supreme kindness, we are giving you another chance to win a 6TB Western Digital Hard Drive – in this week’s Vulture Caption Competition.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
'Majority' of 440 techies transferring to Steria to be axed Hundreds of back office IT jobs at the Metropolitan Police Service are to be made redundant under a ten-year £216m outsourcing deal with Steria, which will see service delivery moved out of the capital.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
Perp known as 'DD4BC' has some serious heat on his or her tail, with worse to come A group of security boffins have joined police and intelligence spooks in a clandestine mission to identify those behind distributed denial of service (DDoS) extortion attacks against major banks.…

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