posted about 17 hours ago on the register
Workers told to get on the job while on the job, to boost local population A Swedish municipality may allow its workers to get on the job while on the clock, for an hour each week.…

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And grand for everyday use, but the modules just don't excite Motorola's modular Android, the Moto Z, offers something genuinely new in the increasingly dull world of smartphones.…

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posted about 19 hours ago on the register
Vulnerabilities in Hangul word processing program exploited The South Korean public sector is once again in the firing line of a sophisticated – and likely government-backed – cyberattack.…

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And hidden fees and pricing The FCC has granted pricing and speed reporting exemptions long sought by small US broadband providers.…

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Heartbleed-style classic buffer overrun blunder strikes in 2017 Big-name websites leaked people's private encryption keys and personal information into strangers' browsers, due to a Cloudflare bug uncovered by Google security researchers.…

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posted about 21 hours ago on the register
How could app maker's week get any worse? Glad you asked Alphabet's self-driving car outfit and Google stablemate Waymo is suing Uber, alleging theft of trade secrets and patent infringement.…

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posted about 22 hours ago on the register
And more than half the biz working overseas on the cheap HPE's financial results for the first quarter of its fiscal 2017 are in, and they don't look good. Profits are flat and the servers, storage and networking divisions have shown double-digit declines in revenue.…

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posted about 22 hours ago on the register
Copyright allegations wreck search rankings Analysis  Big corporations are abusing the system for taking down files and links to copyright-infringing content by sending millions of fake links, according to Google.…

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posted about 23 hours ago on the register
'Alexa, am I being murdered?' Police in the US believe an Amazon Echo overheard the murder of a bloke found dead floating in a hot tub. All the cops want is a copy of any audio recorded by the personal assistant, conveniently stored in Amazon's cloud.…

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Polymer highway into the head promises easier neurological monitoring MIT brain boffins have developed a tiny fiber that can carry chemical, electrical, and optical signals back and forth between the brain and an external device, offering an improved path for testing brain functions and interactions.…

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Michael Thomas' appeal will send shockwaves through IT industry if successful Back in December 2011, Michael Thomas did what many sysadmins secretly dream of doing: he trashed his employer's network and left a note saying he quit.…

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Watchdog forces them to drop claims of privacy protections Three US companies have settled with the FTC after they were accused of lying about the security safeguards on their customer information.…

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Most argued articles include Pervez Musharraf, Niels Bohr and Arnold Schwarzenegger An investigation into Wikipedia bots has confirmed the automated editing software can be just as pedantic and petty as humans are – often engaging in online spats that can continue for years.…

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Tired old algo underpinning online security must die now Google researchers and academics have today demonstrated it is possible – albeit with a lot of computing power – to produce two different documents that have the same SHA-1 hash signature.…

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Eleventh-hour amendment, but will it stick with government? An eleventh-hour amendment has been added to the UK government's Digital Economy Bill, proposing an increase of the Universal Service Obligation from 10Mbps to 30Mbps.…

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How many swallows do you need for a summer? One will do The adoption of prophylactics to protect users against advertising failed to rise in 2016, according to pollsters YouGov.…

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Firm 'missed the jackpot', says High Court judge The High Court has agreed that a company's former employees who took thousands of confidential files away on USB sticks when they quit the firm were indeed naughty – and ordered them to pay damages of just £1 each.…

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And the Oscar for the best story about why you have recovery tests goes to... Exclusive  An external review into last October's catastrophic data loss at King's College London has placed the blame squarely at the feet of the IT technical team, which it found neither understood nor followed the university's system for backing up data.…

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Creating 'a one-stop shop for digital shared services' French managed file transfer (MFT) company Axway has bought file sync and share supplier Syncplicity.…

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I expect to remain with Tesla forever... and ever, and ever Amid larger than expected losses at Tesla, founder Elon Musk promised he would not be diverted by a mission to Mars and intended to stay at the company "forever".…

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Google Ventures-backed Storj Labs makes its pitch Startup Storj (pronounced storage oddly enough) has an open source, distributed cloud object storage platform using blockchain technology and end-to-end cryptography across a peer-to-peer network to secure files.…

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Blames it on weak pound Sales at Telefónica UK, which owns O2, plunged 12.5 per cent to €6.8bn (£5.7bn) for the firm's full year, mainly due to currency changes.…

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But at least TSS staffers won't have to get career advice from Capita this time Exclusive  IBM is hoping to lighten monthly payroll costs by, er, dangling minimum statutory redundancy terms in front of UK staff who volunteer to cut short their career at the creaking tech titan.…

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Cops probing Mirai telco takedown UK police have arrested a suspect in connection with an attack that infected nearly 1 million Deutsche Telekom routers last November.…

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Rentokil man tells BBC it calls them automagically, so that clearly explains the price Pest control firm Rentokil has developed an Internet of Things mousetrap that gasses rodents and automatically calls out a disposal bod – and it can be yours for a cool £1,300.…

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