posted about 15 hours ago on the register
'I cannot buy everything. Or manage everything' ... We need partners – Chen BlackBerry didn't drop any bombshells at its annual Security Summit last week. Unlike previous years, there were no surprise acquisitions or products. But it did conspicuously share the limelight with a number of partners, some of which may make jolly good new owners.…

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Handle me with care There has been a slow but steady democratisation of business intelligence (BI) and data science over the years with Excel (and PowerPivot), through introduction of self-service BI and growth of R as the language of choice for statistics.…

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posted about 16 hours ago on the register
Maybe Brits don't need GDPR Comment  There are whispers circulating in the aether that if PrivacyShield is deemed adequate for transfers of personal data from the European Union(EU) to the USA, then in a post-Brexit Britain, something akin to PrivacyShield can allow for adequate transfers of personal data to the UK.…

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Doubles capacity of its mini NMVe drive to 2TB Seagate has more than doubled the maximum capacity of its Nytro M.2 XM1440 flash card from 980GB to 2TB.…

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posted about 17 hours ago on the register
Virtual box sets for REAL IT pros Stob  Hurrah! Summer is at last well under way, so how better to pass the weekends than pulling the curtains on the rainscape, lolling on the sofa and inhaling a few dozen hours of downloaded TV? I am aware that such an introduction sets up certain expectations.…

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posted about 17 hours ago on the register
...kind of (c'mon – you didn't think it would go all the way!) Ofcom has today said Openreach must become a legally separate company from BT – with its own independent board – under plans to reform the former state monopoly's infrastructure division.…

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posted about 17 hours ago on the register
And fail anyway, as will you in 'the year of pointless blockchain projects' says analyst “This is the year of pointless blockchain projects” and anything you build with blockchain will need to be ripped out and replaced within 18 months, according to Gartner fellow Ray Valdes.…

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posted about 18 hours ago on the register
Cross-pollination with boffins helps those who can't tell a daffodil from a daisy Botanists will be positively blooming thanks to Microsoft, which has worked with a team of scientists to create a system to help flower-fanciers identify species in a snap.…

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posted about 18 hours ago on the register
Objective-C code-checker is Redmond's latest attempt to get app devs into WindowsLand Microsoft is pressing ahead with its desire to sweep iOS devs into its embrace, this time offering them a code-testing tool to help them use its Windows Bridge for iOS.…

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posted about 19 hours ago on the register
Account takeover is a pushover Security researcher Scott Helme has turned up a dumb password reset bug in UK energy company Ecotricity's car charging app.…

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Users of obscure Motorola-powered micro can finally see Thorin singing about gold 1982-vintage adventure game The Hobbit has been ported to the Dragon 64, 34 years after the program's release.…

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posted about 20 hours ago on the register
European Data Protection Supervisor gives crypto-hawks a thumb in the eye Europe's privacy body has reiterated its pro-privacy, anti-backdoor stance.…

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posted about 22 hours ago on the register
Poison pill filing sparks speculation about aggressive buy-out action A filing in the Securities Exchange Commission has set the hounds running on speculation that Micron Technology is the latest takeover target in the ongoing consolidation of the chip business.…

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posted about 23 hours ago on the register
New Upgrade Analytics tool offers risk-based driver, app assessments Microsoft has offered free lubricant to ease the insertion of Windows 10 across PC fleets.…

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posted about 24 hours ago on the register
Honeyed onions - mmmm .... honions - used to plug the HSDir privacy hole A pair of researchers from Northwestern University are working on a framework to let users identify misbehaving Tor nodes.…

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posted about 24 hours ago on the register
Three years, and hundreds of deaths, after fraud uncovered So-called Advanced Detection Equipment (ADE) used by the Iraqi army to find explosives have been scrapped – more than three years after the devices were proved to be fakes.…

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Miami ... Christ A money-laundering case in Florida has unraveled after a judge declared Bitcoins are not a valid form of money.…

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'The court cannot help but be troubled by this whole dismal incident' A private investigator hired by Uber potentially broke the law while digging up dirt on someone suing the taxi app biz, a New York judge has ruled. Information gathered by the dodgy sleuth cannot be used in court by Uber, the beak added.…

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'Most new customers in nine years' US telco Sprint says it is bringing in new customers by the boatload, despite another quarter in which its losses reached well into nine figures.…

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No More Ransom campaign kicks off A joint operation by Europol, the Dutch National High Tech Crime Unit, Intel, and Kaspersky has seized the command and control servers for the Shade ransomware strain and published code that allows anyone hit by the malware to decrypt their files.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
Vestberg pays price Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg has been unceremoniously dumped after another set of disappointing results.…

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'We're unable to provide any other information at this time' Amid the looming closure of its Havant facility in the UK, Seagate has nothing to say about the future of ClusterStor, its HPC disk array product line that was engineered there.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
Anti-semitic, Trump-loving Russians battle with Bernie-hating Clinton acolytes It was devastating. Absolutely devastating. It's hard to imagine anyone surviving such a shocking revelation. But they probably will of course. Thanks to their connections, if you know what I mean.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
TITSUP: Total Inability To Support Upset Punters Beloved business-friendly ISP Zen has been suffering an outage for more than four hours today in the UK – and the carrier has no timetable for when service will be restored.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
ClusterStor-developing shop closing down as biz develops new disk tech Seagate is closing down its factory in Havant on the south coast of the UK and axing 327 jobs. The redundancies are part of a renewed focus by the Californian giant on its disk drive technology roadmap to boost revenues and profitability.…

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