posted about 16 hours ago on the register
We read the privacy policy so you don't have to Apple has made some amendments to its privacy policy, and has used the occasion to run an open letter from Tim Cook explaining the policy.…

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posted about 17 hours ago on the register
Why mess with armoured 10kV cables when land-based, and legal, snoop tools are easier? The Register has found itself subject to a certain amount of criticism for this author's scepticism regarding whether the NSA has been snooping on optical fibre cables by cutting them.…

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posted about 17 hours ago on the register
One for kids, a new lightweight, and a sub-$100 Fire Amazon.com has given its Kindle range a thorough refresh, springing a new range on world+dog today without the usual weeks of “will they or won't they and what's inside” leaks and speculation.…

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posted about 18 hours ago on the register
Patchwork regulation creates silos of data and worldwide web of data bakers Privacy laws covering the use of personally-identifiable information are, on a global scale, creating a dizzying patchwork of cookie-cutter cookie-serving companies created to sniff our Web browsing.…

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posted about 18 hours ago on the register
Yosemite to come out of beta soon after iOS 8 lands in iThings worldwide So soon after drowning the world in iPhone 6 and iOS 8 hype, Apple is said to be planning another party next month to launch more iPads and OS X Yosemite.…

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posted about 19 hours ago on the register
Tell marketing to shove it and build your apps right, says virtualiser-turned VC Your marketing department wants to build mobile apps to expose your business processes to world+dog, but if you do it their way you'll fail and set back future mobile development efforts.…

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posted about 19 hours ago on the register
A good day for privacy as invisble.im also reveals its approach to untraceable chats Bleep, the BitTorrent peer-to-peer chat client, is now out in the wild in the form of a public Alpha version.…

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posted about 20 hours ago on the register
Faster VM clones, too, for those who don't care for advanced share 'n' sync Synology is about to release version 5.1 of its Disk Station Manager (DSM) NAS operating system, and has baked a word processor and groupware inside.…

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posted about 20 hours ago on the register
Wolfram embraces the cloud, promies private cloud cut of its number-cruncher Wolfram wants to broaden the appeal of its Mathematica product, adding a fully-online version to the existing standalone software applications.…

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posted about 21 hours ago on the register
Royal Institute of Technology tires of mere 93 teraflop machine Sweden's KTH (Royal Institute of Technology) is continuing its Cray fandom, placing a US$13 million order for an XC super and taking the institute into the petascale era.…

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posted about 22 hours ago on the register
Big Blue says its outsourcing bods aren't up to snuff on buzzword tech IBM has instituted a new, mandatory training program for some US employees whom management claims don't measure up in the skills department – and participants will be required to give up 10 per cent of their salaries for the privilege.…

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posted about 24 hours ago on the register
Why you pay for what you provision Sysadmin blog  Anyone who says public cloud computing is "pay for what you use" is trying to rip you off. The public cloud is pay for what you provision, and that is a completely different thing.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
ULA to kick in cash to help end reliance on Russian engines Blue Origin, the commercial space company formed by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has inked a deal with the United Launch Alliance (ULA) to jointly develop a new, US-built rocket engine for future space missions.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
Software pulled as mega-touted fitness API is not fit for purpose – claim Software using the super-hyped HealthKit API in iOS 8.0 has been pulled by Apple from the App Store due to lingering issues with the technology, it's claimed.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
Broken age-blocking code is no excuse, says US watchdog The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has effectively fined reviews website Yelp and games maker TinyCo for gathering personal data on children.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
Solutions? 'I don't know - but SIs could help' Big data projects – seen by some as the tech industry’s latest snake oil and others as a potentially valuable tool to dig up fresh information – is being held back by the lack of data scientists for hire.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
Flashy beastie barely sips at the juice, too Micron has a new M600 client SSD that changes flash type on the fly to accelerate writes.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
Millions of 4chan users howl with laughter as Cupertino slams stable door Apple has rolled out two-factor authentication to lock down iCloud accounts, a move designed to prevent a repeat of the Celebgate incident when smutty snaps of nude starlets were leaked from the bowels of 4Chan.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
Plus: Kids are TERRIFIED of Microsoft's Minecraft buyout

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posted 1 day ago on the register
A small part of John Chambers' $1bn cloud play goes into action Cisco is buying Metacloud, a startup that promises to spin-up OpenStack clouds both privately and as a service.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
But it's not yet ready for prime time, strangely NetApp’s all-new FlashRay solid state array has been launched with limited availability and is not yet ready for prime time, having only a single controller, and lacking scale-out features and some ONTAP integration.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
World's top Google-finding website calls it for the UK Microsoft's seldom-used digital yellow pages has waded into the independence referendum with the claim that Scots will vote no and the United Kingdom will be preserved.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
Combine Blu-ray and M-DISC and you get this monster HDS' federal subsidiary says it has a Blu-ray optical storage platform for long term data preservation, with 1,000-year M-DISCs in prospect.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
Eight vulns healed, including XSS and DoS paths Adobe belatedly pushed out critical updates for its frequently-attacked Reader and Acrobat PDF software packages on Tuesday.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
Not at the top table? Come to our roundtable Reg Events  Very few businesses don’t rely on technology these days. Yet how often do they place real strategic power in the hands of the people running IT? You know who we mean - you.…

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