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You want a remedy? Here's our remedy Google appears to have revived an "auction-based fix" to vertical search competition complaints, according to Reuters.…

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Starcraft on the blockchain? What a time to be alive Blockchains might be a bit slow today, but one of Ethereum's founders predicts that in "a couple of years" the popular network will have the same transaction capacity scale as Visa.…

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Norgrove was right: post-Brexit gross £350m a week? Nope As we all know, there are "lies, damned lies, and statistics". No doubt that line will be pulled out again to bolster the case for Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson against Sir David Norgrove, head of the UK Statistics Authority, who has made it clear he's unimpressed with Boris's use of the stats.…

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OEM factory images create 'incorrect registry keys' Microsoft is pointing the finger of blame at HP's factory image for black screens of death appearing after a Windows Update.…

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Go on, you're the breach expert Equifax hasn't found time for a houseclean and is making claims of authority and competence about security breaches that, following its own recent high profile breach, come off as pretty cringeworthy.…

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Lest we forget Stob  These days we hear a lot about luring the young away from happy, fulfilling careers and into the world of programming. The kids have been freed from the tedious yoke of the boring and 'Microsoft-heavy' ITC syllabuses courtesy of popular hero Michael Gove. Now every child receives more Raspberry Pi than rice pudding; double Python periods substitute for double French; and instead of class discussions about Regan, Goneril and Cordelia, they chat for hours with Siri, Alexa and Cortana.…

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DeepMind doesn't stoop, you still conquer The world of artificial intelligence changed in early 2014 when Google paid £400m for DeepMind Technologies, a company founded by neuroscientist and polymath Demis Hassabis.…

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Cross-border cybersecurity certification scheme planned The European Commission has proposed an expansion in the role of ENISA, the EU's cybersecurity agency.…

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It's stylish, but the stylus doesn't add a lot FIRST FONDLE  Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 is everything you'd expect in a premium handset, but the stylus adds little value.…

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Boffins find search quality unaffected no matter how much information web giant amasses Data, it has been argued, is the new oil – the fuel for the information economy – but its importance to search engines may be overstated.…

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Whither the rapid file transfer app Aspera that Big Blue acquired in 2014? IBM's decided to join AW and Google in the appliances-to-haul-data-into-the-cloud market, by launching an appliance called “IBM Cloud Mass Data Migration”.…

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Would you trade your CPU time and electricity bill for pirated content? Bittorrent search engine and mortal enemy of intellectual property lawyers, The Pirate Bay, has upset the one group of people that actually likes it: its users.…

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'Tez' targets India, where cash is now a dirty word, will soon hit other emerging economies Google's launched a payments service called “Tez” for India and plans to take it to other nations soon.…

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And possibly beyond With little fanfare, Oracle formally tore the wraps off its SPARC M8 data-center-class processors and servers on Monday.…

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Screens-on-a-stalk and replaceable HDD and RAM may not a revolution make All-in-one PCs look pretty and make for tidy desks but don't often feature in business settings because bonding a monitor and a computer reduces maintenance options.…

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Servers-by-the-second is now a thing, but you pay for the whole first minute! Amazon Web Services has switched on per-second billing for EC2 Instances and elastic block store volumes.…

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Youngsters tricked into performing sex acts for pervs Four men have joined their two accomplices behind bars for tricking young girls into performing sex acts online so they could film them.…

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Two-factor authentication by SMS? More like SOS Once again, it's been demonstrated that vulnerabilities in cellphone networks can be exploited to intercept one-time two-factor authentication tokens in text messages.…

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'Hang on, Trump has done what??!?' Video  Six would-be Mars colonists have emerged from eight months of isolation on top of a Hawaiian volcano as part of preparations for an eventual manned mission to the Red Planet.…

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Jewelry exec faces up to five years in the clink for SEO backfire It may have seemed like a good idea at the time – treating a judge's takedown order as a Photoshop template that could be modified as needed to demand that Google remove any unwanted information.…

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Does someone need to take the handbrake off this thing? Microsoft on Sunday bragged its artificial intelligence technology is behind the, er, success of a massively underperforming Renault Formula One team.…

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Quiet hero faded to relative obscurity Obit  Stanislav Petrov, one of the unsung heroes of the Cold War without whose guts and intelligence you wouldn't be reading this, has died at the age of 77, his son has confirmed.…

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W3C lays out the case for anti-piracy, anti-copying defenses Anti-piracy and anti-copying protections are now formally part of the World Wide Web after an effort to vote down content controls at the WWW's standards body failed.…

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'Fact that they're even talking about it is quite significant' The Swiss-based bank for the world's central banks has argued that there's a lot to gain if they offer decentralised cryptocurrency to consumers.…

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Trump administration’s views on privacy to come under scrutiny Transatlantic data-transfer agreement Privacy Shield is facing its first major political hurdle as the inaugural joint review kicks off this week.…

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