posted about 18 hours ago on the register
Yanked footage featured British-accented attacker and US journo James Foley Twitter and Facebook have taken steps to close down the accounts of militant Islamic State supporters after the publication of a video that appeared to show a man with a British accent "beheading" the American journalist James Foley.…

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Tart it up with a TLC retrofit SanDisk has pushed out an Ultra II SSD for retrofitting to PCs that uses lower cost 3-bits-per-cell NAND technology.…

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posted about 19 hours ago on the register
Lavabit man's new project: One of security's thorniest problems Feature  Lavabit founder Ladar Levison promised attendees at security conference DefCon that he'd carve out a secure messaging service from the wreckage of the email service favoured by rogue NSA sysadmin Edward Snowden within six months.…

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posted about 19 hours ago on the register
And yes it does need a fat HDD (or SSD, it's cool with either) Game Theory  Gamers' perception of Steam over the years has changed considerably. This digital distribution platform, which was developed by Valve, was met with derision when it launched back in 2004 – but jump forward 10 years and Steam is the coolest kid on the block. What self-respecting gamer doesn’t blow all their money on a Steam sale these days?…

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posted about 20 hours ago on the register
Building in the browser Programming the Web, Pt. III  The most revolutionary aspect of all the changes that have taken place in web development over the last two decades has been in the web browser.…

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posted about 20 hours ago on the register
Get out your hankies: Facebook, Google use in-house teams Worstall on Wednesday  There was much astonishment over at the New York Times as it explained that the big Silicon Valley tech firms, the Googles, Apples, Facebooks, aren't using the traditional services of the Wall Street bankers as they make their acquisitions.…

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posted about 21 hours ago on the register
SETI@home, Bitcoin the inspirations A group called Xennet wants to create a blockchain-managed market in which users rent out their spare processor cycles for a closed-shop crypto-currency.…

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posted about 21 hours ago on the register
Split share price threatening to reach 2012 apex Peak Apple  Apple's stock today inched toward the company's record high as investors eager for new products pushed shares over $100 apiece.…

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posted about 22 hours ago on the register
Boffins demo how traffic redirect can endanger code downloads Be thankful it's only a proof-of-concept of a hack: German researchers have shown that Internet software distribution mechanisms can be turned into virus vectors, without modifying the original code.…

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posted about 22 hours ago on the register
Can't face sea of wobbling fondle implements. What happened to lighters, eh? Warbling '70s pop sensation Kate Bush has urged fans not to take photos and video footage during her upcoming London gigs, which will be the singer's first live tour in 35 years.…

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posted about 23 hours ago on the register
Gummy pterosaurs outlived toothy competitors A new study by Russian paleontologists has revealed the dominance of a species of huge flying lizards that once flew over Earth's skies.…

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posted about 23 hours ago on the register
Motherboards spotted in the wild, it seems Intel has reportedly fixed a date to ship its octo-core Haswell-E processors and X99 Express chipset, with a Japanese outlet saying they will hit the shelves on August 29.…

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posted about 24 hours ago on the register
CA maintainer warns 'check your infrastructure' Mozilla is about to revoke some weak X.509 PKI certs, and has warned that system admins it'll affect the Firefox browser and they'll need to assess their infrastructure.…

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ELMOFO rakes in two wins in sanctioned race An Australian EV bearing the name ELMOFO has beaten petrol-powered competitors in an officially-sanctioned race – twice.…

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No? OK. Tech giant will go ahead and write a $2.3m check Samsung Electronics America has agreed to settle with the US Department of Justice (DoJ) over claims the company lied about where its products were made.…

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Amateur gets fifth confirmed discovery It's too early to be certain, but with confirmation of a new, possibly near-Earth comet slated for a pass in early January 2015, sky-watchers will be working hard to calculate just how close it's going to come.…

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Big guns Eschenbach and Chadwick aimed at growth markets VMware has made a round of new executive appointments.…

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Cat video encrypts all the things Cryptolocker is being flogged over YouTube by vxers who have bought advertising space, researchers Vadim Kotov and Rahul Kashyap have found.…

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Layoffs hit licensing powerhouse Notorious patent troll license enforcer Intellectual Ventures has fallen on hard times, it seems, with Bloomberg reporting mass layoffs at the company.…

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Get drugstore stuff in a hurry – like it's a 1999 dotcom bubble all over again Taxi app Uber is running drugstore deliveries to customers in the Washington DC area as part of a test to see if it can become more than an amateur cabbie collective.…

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Going shopping? Get ready for targeted ads Two Australian telecommunications providers are seeking to identify and sell the location of their users to advertising companies.…

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Broadcasters worried plan will cost stations in coverage and moving costs US television broadcasters are suing the FCC over the planned auction of TV spectrum space to mobile phone networks.…

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Plod accused of illegally snooping on top govt officials Twenty-five more cops were arrested in Turkey on Tuesday amid a widening probe into wiretaps on the country's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and other key officials.…

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Just a couple of little catches, though HTC has launched an M8 phone running Microsoft's latest Windows Phone operating system – but only in the US and only for the Verizon network.…

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I. LOVE. THIS. MONEY. YEAH! Former Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer is today stepping down from the Windows giant's board of directors – six months after he was succeeded by new CEO Satya Nadella.…

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