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What data did marketing agency subcontractor have access to? Following The Register's report on the Metropolitan Police breaching its own data protection statement by handing the addresses of tens of thousands of London firearms owners to a marketing agency, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has written to the force demanding the decision be investigated.…

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2016 figures show only 35 of 1,752 applications were turned down in part or full The US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) has published its annual report, revealing that less than 2 per cent of surveillance applications made under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) were declined in 2016.…

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Are teenage dreams so hard to beat? Teenage hackers get mixed up in cybercrime mostly to gain bragging rights over peers rather than to get rich, according to a new study.…

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Change yours if you're worried, but operator insists issue is limited to earlier models Vodafone says that anxious customers of its home femtocell box are safe, despite experiencing continuing brownouts. Although Vodafone is replacing the Alcatel-made units on request, it has declined to carry out a full recall.…

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Do you know where your advertisements are going? Big Red does Oracle's acquisition of digital advertising tracking business Moat has been valued at over $850m, according to reports.…

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The tech-fulled radicals redesigning society Reg Lecture  Politics and society is about to get stranger and we're not even talking about what's going on in Westminster.…

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Pursuing extra financial firepower to see off rivals Western Digital Corporation (WDC) is aiming to bulk up its bid for Toshiba's memory biz with state-backed funding support.…

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Going native Anyone looking to deploy cloud in any meaningful way will struggle to find skilled practitioners. It's a situation faced by so many enterprises, no matter what cloud system is being deployed.…

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Election nixes online court plans – for now The controversial "conviction by computer" Parliamentary Bill has been scrapped ahead of June's general election, according to reports.…

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GNOME all the way, baby Review  The arrival of Ubuntu 17.04 this month was completely overshadowed by Mark Shuttleworth's decision to abandon the Unity desktop for a stock GNOME Shell interface.…

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Six months later and you've lost 70 per cent of the RRP iPhones maintain their resale value much better than Androids. That much you probably already know – but which are the worst droids to resell?…

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There's a steering wheel in my pants. It's driving me nuts Something for the Weekend, Sir?  Stop squeezing my knob. No seriously, I've had enough.…

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Urine a wee spot of dribble, sysadmin says when offered stinking fused mess On-Call  Welcome again to On-Call, our Friday re-telling of readers unforgettable on-the-job experiences.…

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Web giant wants to accelerate collaboration amid Western competition Analysis  Chinese tech powerhouse Baidu plans to "open up" its self-driving car designs to help automakers in China overtake Western rivals.…

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Vulnerable unpatched systems expose exploitable SMB networking to world+dog The NSA's Equation Group hacking tools, leaked last Friday by the Shadow Brokers, have been used to infect thousands of Windows machines worldwide, we're told.…

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Now, now, don't be mean about Moby, dicks Docker seemingly became Moby this week, a rebranding exercise that sparked more confusion than clarity among those following container software.…

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And would you believe it? The Kardashians are front and center America's trade watchdog has warned more than 90 celebrities that they need to disclose when they are paid to promote a product – or risk facing an investigation.…

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Charges against white-haired-one have reportedly been drafted United States attorney-general Jeff Sessions says the Trump administration will make it “a priority” to arrest leakers, including Julian Assange.…

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Crushed CEO says critics are comparing apples with oranges Meet this week's bonkers startup Juicero – the San Francisco maker of a $400 fruit juicer that's bagged $120m in funding from investors.…

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Drift tests on actual 777 part show plane probably hit ocean north of search area Australian scientists have released a new analysis of debris from missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 and again asserted that the search for the Boeing 777 was conducted in the wrong place.…

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Sysadmin holidays cancelled in March and September, forever Microsoft's explained how often it intends to offer “feature updates” to Windows 10: twice a year in March and September.…

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Tianzhou-1 will now refuel the Tiangong-2 orbital lab as China prepares a proper space station China's ambition to launch a permanently-crewed space station is a little closer today after the nation successfully launched its first robot space truck.…

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Musketeers bag $100,000 after hitting the brakes on allegations Less than three months after Tesla sued a former manager, claiming he'd stolen its blueprints and tried to poach staff, the flash automaker has settled out of court.…

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If you can access them in California, so can the Feds Google has been ordered by a US court to cough up people's private Gmail messages stored overseas – because if that information can be viewed stateside, it is subject to American search warrants, apparently.…

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Row over Yelp review menaces web immunity Analysis  Tech giants and rights groups have flooded the California Supreme Court with a dozen friend-of-the court briefs pleading for the reversal of a defamation ruling that threatens online speech protections.…

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