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Ordinary Koreans: 'Meh, that's nice. What's for tea?' The boss of South Korea's leading messaging app KakaoTalk has apologised for handing access to users' private conversations to the country's authorities and vowed it won't happen again.…

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New law proposes taxing every gigabyte in the land More than 30,000 people have pledged to stage a protest against Hungary's proposed internet tax law in the capital on Sunday.…

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iSpam knockoff goods scam China-based counterfeiters are spamvertising knock-off designer goods using Apple iMessage instead of using conventional email spam runs.…

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Confirms it'll be chucking 'Lumia' brand into the round file Nokia phones generated $2.6bn in revenue for Microsoft as the division arrested its decline. Redmond sold 9.3m Lumia devices in the quarter, the most ever.…

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Exciting possibilities. Just not yet Review  For a celebratory 10th birthday release, Ubuntu 14.10 is a bit of a damp squib.…

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Heart of Windows 8 lives on in Windows 10 Analysis  This weekend marks two years since Windows 8 and Surface were launched at a press event at Pier 57 on the Hudson River in New York.…

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Her Maj opens 'Information Age' at the Science Museum Here it is:…

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Firm cites 'low demand' plus 'abusers' Comment  One of the oddest cloud storage offers ever has just been binned as Bitcasa bumps into reality. When sprats are competing with killer whales what do you expect?…

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Movie special effects project spawns academic papers on gravitational lensing Vid  Youtube Video…

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Brian Cox, Sir Nigel Shadbolt at Tech Day, ExCeL, 12 Nov Promo  Microsoft is running a huge conference - Future Decoded - in London’s ExCeL centre on November 10-12. The Tech Day on Day 3 has a packed agenda, big name keynote speakers, eight training tracks – and one track dedicated to entrepreneurial startups and students.…

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$5.99 a month will buy you current primetime shows too Only a day after HBO announced its OTT intentions, CBS followed suit and unveiled its own online ambitions – with archived content, current shows and livestreams in CBS’s 14 largest markets.…

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Cloudy-style biz P2P - but without the cloud Private cloud firm Connected Data has birthed a business-class, private cloud/file sync 'n' share product based on its consumer Transporter product's base.…

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No ma – no passwords Twitter's launch of a service that provides a new way to sign up to apps without using passwords has received a cautious welcome from security experts.…

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Has gutsy move generated biz? Interview  CloudFlare boss Matthew Prince is hoping the firm's project to roll out SSL support to customers who use its free cloud-based web hosting service will inspire other internet firms to build out a fully encrypted web.…

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Geddit?!? Battle of Ideas  Do you ever get invited to talk and wish that Steve Bong was there instead of you? That’s what happened to me last weekend. The subject was "gamification" at the Battle of Ideas. Things got really strange, really quickly – I think you’ll find what is coming up to be quite eye-opening - but I’m sure Steve would have taken it all in his stride.…

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Patch or kill Telnet A three-year-old dangerous remote code execution hole affecting Cisco kit has been patched.…

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Sir Thomas Sopwith's suburban Surrey hub Geek's Guide to Britain  He learned to fly aged 22, set up his first aircraft factory aged 24 and by 30 his fighters dominated the skies over the Western Front.…

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The Google dilemma — controller or spreader of knowledge? Comment  Three questions: is baby turning into a monster? Are we desktop/notebook/tablet/smartphone users becoming the near-as-dammit slaves of social media and retail monopolists? Are these monopolists destroying jobs and impoverishing people faster than networked smart device and software technologies are creating jobs and enriching their users' lives?…

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Three solid state scorchers up for grabs Competition  SSDs, doncha love ’em? Blisteringly fast and no mechanical parts but all too often you’re faced with a capacity compromise. Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that are worth over £300 apiece.…

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'I'm sorry Larry, I'm afraid I can't do that…' Google has hired seven academics from Oxford University and signed partnerships with the engineering and computer science facilities to help it develop its DeepMind artificial intelligence system.…

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Rotten eggs, horse dung and almonds – yuck The Rosetta probe that's orbiting comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko may be preoccupied with locking down its plans for landing on the surface, but there's still science to be done – and boffins have been taking a sniff of how the space snowball smells.…

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RackConnect 3.0 release gives Rackspace a much better hybrid cloud story Rackspace has flicked the switch on the third version of its RackConnect hybrid cloud-maker.…

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And hipsters are finally defined as self-loathing. Sort of Adorkable, photobomb, overshare, Tinder. What do these words have in common? Apart from being ridiculous portmanteaus and brand names that have made their way into common usage, they’re also words that will feature in this year’s new dictionaries.…

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Siding Spring shot in glorious eight-bit hues Comet Siding springs is proving a tricky subject for photography.…

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Translation: the razor's swinging, at customers and in Juniper's back office Juniper Networks has reported a difficult third quarter that left CEO Shaygan Kheradpir “disappointed” by “lower-than-anticipated demand from service providers, particularly in the U.S.”…

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