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Hoping that the Wi-Fi is better than the app Something for the Weekend, Sir?  It’s sunny outside, which can mean only one thing: I am about to go on holiday to a place where it will be pissing down with rain and sleet for the next fortnight.…

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Also covers MS and Docker bases Ansible has pushed out version 2.1 of its eponymous automation platform, with a large part of the update consisting of peeling off beta stickers on features it announced earlier this year.…

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Andy Burnham writes open letter to Terrible Theresa IPB  After winning a review of Blighty's Investigatory Powers Bill, the Shadow Home Secretary has repeated Labour's discomfort over the Snoopers' Charter.…

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And then they gave him a new job on pay he set himself ON-CALL  What's that it says on the calendar? It's Friday! Yoinks! That means it must be time for On-Call, our end-of-week stroll through readers' memories of odd office occurrences.…

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Chipzilla slurps computer vision company Itseez to target autonomous cars Intel reduced to a component supplier to auto-makers? Don't rule it out, readers, or rate it a cut-rate fate for Chipzilla, because the company has just made a bet in just that field.…

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When compromise becomes why bother at all Analysis  The European Commission (EC) has approved a series of ecommerce rules designed to make Europe more competitive online.…

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Outage extends beyond a week so carrier ships free modems to the afflicted Australia's dominant carrier, Telstra, has revealed that a botched fix for a DNS service is the reason for a week-long outage that has taken some of its broadband customers offline.…

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Yes we do mean shrink: Martian cold snaps shift ice closer to the equator New analysis of Mars' poles suggest they get bigger when the red planet's not experiencing an ice age.…

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Government promises more data-sharing and analytics of everything Chinese premier Li Keqiang has graced an otherwise obscure big data conference with his presence and outlined a new national analytics strategy.…

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The co-developer of RSA's SecureID explains how he fought against Chinese crack AusCERT  In March 2011, a suspected-to-be-Beijing-backed hacking unit infiltrated security giant RSA, successfully subverted its SecureID product and hacked top American defence contractor Lockheed Martin.…

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Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Caught in a landslide, no escape from reality Queen guitarist Brian May is an enthusiast for stereo imagery, the Victorian-era 3D craze for viewing photos through a stereoscope in order to be awed by the illusion of depth in static images. May's put his money where his eyes are, operating the London Stereoscopic Company to promote the technology.…

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Strange bedfellows decide to build 160 terabit-per-second trans-Atlantic submarine cable Microsoft and Facebook have decided to fund a submarine cable together.…

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States won't issue new license numbers, leaving victims vulnerable for years AusCERT  One in five Australian identity theft victims reporting to a government-backed crime monitor ID-Care have had drivers licenses stolen, according to Dr David Lacey of national ID theft support service ID Care.…

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US broadband watchdog quietly targeted in new proposals A new budget proposal would effectively bar the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from enforcing its net neutrality provisions.…

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ISPs legally obliged to prevent access to servers political masters don't want you to see Canada's second largest province, Quebec, has passed a law that obliges ISPs to block gambling websites.…

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Big Red immediately plans to appeal Breaking  Google has won the latest round in its battle with Oracle over the use of Java class library APIs in Android.…

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Well, he was a fan until a $3.3bn fine loomed An Alphabet shareholder is suing company executives – including exec chairman Eric Schmidt, CEO Larry Page, and president Sergey Brin – for their roles in Google's EU antitrust case.…

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Things go from bad to worse for EPO's Benoit Battistelli Exclusive  Every CEO knows it's impossible to be universally liked. But when staff start cutting your brakes, maybe it's time to consider moving on.…

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All-flash box biz boosts sales, deepens losses, comes out swinging at analysts All-flash shipper Pure Storage delivered higher-than-expected revenue for its first fiscal 2017 quarter, but also had the first quarter-on-quarter revenue decline in its history since the IPO. Analysts thought it could have done better.…

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Let them finish... 'for the short term'. But mostly chalks up loss to M&A costs Mergers and acquisitions and restructuring costs led to Lenovo booking its first annual loss since 2009 but crappy demand for PCs and smartphones didn’t exactly help to wax the bottom line either.…

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New report rushed out ahead of EU referendum purdah A new report from the UK's independent biometrics commissioner has revealed that more than half of people on British counter-terrorism databases are innocent, more than a thousand more than previously thought.…

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Work in development, analytics, data science? – this is for you Promo  A coding competition is coming soon, brought to you by The Register in partnership with IBM. For now all we can tell you is that IBM's Cloudant platform will play a part in the proceedings.…

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Length and girth swell a deflating 'few inches' NASA and Bigelow Aerospace earlier today scrubbed a first attempt to inflate the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) - the "human-rated expandable structure" which is clamped to the International Space Station (ISS) for a two-year test.…

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Wonder whose idea that was... Bank customers may be obliged to bear the bill for fraud against their accounts, under proposed changes under consideration between banks, the UK government and GCHQ.…

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Evidently didn't fancy fast fibre deal A feisty Swedish sexagenarian earned herself an appearance before the beak for clearly demonstrating that she wasn't interested in fast fibre or pay TV by allegedly pulling what looked like a pistol on a hapless salesman.…

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