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Gareth Hansford flies into storage world Veritas has inserted industry veteran Gareth Hansford into the top boss slot for EMEA channels, as the organisation continues to disentangle itself from Symantec.…

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Also out is ReSharper C++ for Visual C++ folk Developer tools company JetBrains has released CLion, a new cross-platform IDE for C and C++.…

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Encryption in the cloud to become a licence-free service EMC has bought CloudLink – a 20-person Canadian firm specialising in cloud data security software – for an undisclosed price.…

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Don’t want Bulgarian military police taking your banknotes? Tough! The United Kingdom has joined the European Union's new Schengen Information System II (SIS II), a multinational database-sharing platform for member states' authorities to access each others' databases in real time.…

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Behold, data centre bods, the magical power of three Comment  The arrival of a flash dead-end is being delayed by two technologies, both involving the number three – three-level cell (TLC) flash and three-dimensional (3D) flash – with the combination promising much higher flash chip capacities.…

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Over 400 quit when the fifth iteration ended. Here's WHY Government Digital Services witnessed an exodus of suppliers – both big and small – when it ushered in the sixth iteration of G Cloud, The Channel can reveal.…

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Chairman forced to show hand on gTLD piggybank's fate The chairman of ICANN has finally been pushed into revealing his plans for the $60m the domain-name overseer has banked from auctioning off the rights to dot-words.…

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Company once valued at a mere $1.2bn Workplace chat app Slack has confirmed it has raised $160m (£106m), valuing the company at $2.8bn (£1.9bn), according to reports.…

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Deeper than training, knowing yourself Systems administrators are system administrators, right? Not really. Once upon a time systems admins were jack of all trades and (perhaps) master of them all. Most of the IT-related functions were performed by an administrator and if some new technology came along they adapted and learnt the new package or system.…

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Quick, implement a HTTPS-Only standard Responding to the recent proposal for a "HTTPS-Only Standard", the American Civil Liberties Union has stressed the value of a more thorough and timely implementation of functional transport encryption.…

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Cali woman accuses ad giant of, well, a lot of things A California woman is suing Google, alleging hackers exploited the ad giant's inadequate security to run up thousands of dollars in charges on her Play Store account.…

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Fewer police complaints, quicker convictions, say plods The Metropolitan Police is to begin buying up to 30,000 body cameras, as part of its ambition to become "the most transparent police force in the world", The Register has learned.…

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Cooling data centres without landing in hot water Going Green: Strategy (Part 1)  How much energy is required to power the ever-expanding online world? With data centres the factories of the 21st Century, this may be a conundrum high on the environmentalist’s agenda, but what about those building the new Satanic mills?…

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Board sets two week deadline to get shot of voice unit Embattled London-listed corporation Coms plc has tasked Knight Corporate Finance with finding a buyer for its voice division – and sources tell us that time is of the essence.…

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Mobe firm enters into licensing agreement with data centre gros fromages Mobile security provider Good Technology has resolved its legal brawl over a patent dispute with VMware.…

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Big ol' beasts of burden with bang aplenty Product Roundup  Gaming laptops have a reputation for being big and heavy and providing battery life that is counted in minutes rather than hours. Slowly, though, increased power efficiency in both CPU and GPU designs has given rise to a new generation of gaming laptops that are at least semi-portable.…

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Bletchley-baiting three-rotor code box sold for six-figure sum A three-rotor Engima machine was sold for a record $269,000 at a Bonhams auction earlier this week. The machine is in complete working condition and was manufactured for the German military in Berlin in July 1944.…

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AND put links to three competitors on your homepage – or we'll pout Google’s European woes continued on Thursday as the French senate voted to force the search monster to expose its algorithm and highlight rivals on its welcome page.…

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But does 20nm sales slump spell trouble? Chip-baking industry heavyweight Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) emerged from another quarter of gangbusters year-on-year growth on Thursday, even as it reported flat revenue from the previous sequential quarter and it warned that the next quarter might be somewhat less spectacular.…

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Fewer than 100 incidents actually reported to Google, however French data protection authority CNIL received 260 complaints last year related to the so-called 'right to be forgotten' ruling.…

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Veep backtracks on figure – and here's why Comment  Google has been forced to retract a claim that it only delivers 10 per cent of traffic to news websites after one of those cited – The Guardian – said it was "nonsense."…

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USS Independence may still have aircraft in its hangars The United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) says it has found the final resting place of the USS Independence, a World War Two aircraft carrier.…

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Crash, bang, wallop, what a spacecraft – read our pre-obit +Vid  NASA has announced that on April 30, a 16-metre wide crater will be formed on the surface of Mercury by the hand of Man.…

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How to stop hackers letting the gas flow in your connected oven? Bitcoin has the answer A few months ago I had a chat about the Internet of Things with the design head of a well-known home appliance manufacturer. Gartner had just published 2014’s hype chart,, and with the Internet of Things sitting at the very peak of the hype cycle, he reckoned it might be an interesting way to differentiate his firm’s products in a market filled with cheap Chinese appliances.…

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Pledges closure of coal-fired plants without carbon capture Australian energy generator AGL has published a new Greenhouse Gas Policy (PDF) in which outlines “a pathway to decarbonisation of its electricity generation by 2050.”…

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