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Devs toil away unifying product suites ahead of May rebrand launch Exclusive  Citrix will try to reinvent itself with integrated cloudy products – and ditch some of its long-standing brands in favor of a naming scheme without the Xen badge it has nurtured for years.…

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iGiant up next in the Meltdown-Spectre-sueball-a-palooza Add Apple to the list of companies facing a legal backlash in the US over the Spectre and Meltdown CPU security fiasco.…

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Deloitte trying to figure out who to pay first – or maybe who to pay at all Contractors left out of pocket by the collapse of alleged tax-skimming scammers Plutus Payroll have been asked to provide copious details of their employment history by receiver Deloitte, which appears to have few details of claimants’ status or relationship to Plutus and its associated companies.…

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Electronics tutor's taunts come back to haunt him An electronics technician pleaded guilty on Wednesday to orchestrating distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on a former employer and other organizations – and to unlawfully possessing a firearm as a former felon.…

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Bezos narrows down search for new base to 20 cities, mostly on East Coast Amazon has trimmed its list of potential cities where it wants to build its second headquarters, dubbed HQ2. The Bezos Bunch says it has narrowed down a list of 238 proposals to 19 US cities and one in Canada.…

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Forex head alleged to have manipulated market in 'front-running' scheme The former head of foreign currency exchanges at Barclays New York has been charged with devising and executing a "scheme to defraud HP of money and property", according to an indictment entered yesterday.…

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Faces up to AWS, Google with future per-second billing plan Faced with a customer base being lured away by cheaper cloud compute services at its competitors, DigitalOcean has cut prices and increased RAM and SSD storage for its users.…

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Faces up to AWS, Google with future per-second billing plan Faced with a customer base being lured away by cheaper cloud compute services at its competitors, DigitalOcean has cut prices and increased RAM and SSD storage for its users.…

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UK.gov pays £15,500 in damages after failed fact-check An asylum seeker has won £15,500 from the UK’s Home Office after it blabbed confidential information about his persecution in his home country - to authorities in the state.…

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Kent bloke 'threatened' the ICO that he'd release more A man from Kent has been prosecuted under the Data Protection Act for leaking sensitive information on Twitter.…

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Advanced surveillance system puts mobile first for stealing data An investigation by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and security firm Lookout have uncovered Dark Caracal, a highly advanced spying platform sucking huge amounts of data from mobiles and desktops around the world.…

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Hundreds of gigabytes already slurped, say EFF and Lookout An investigation by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and security biz Lookout has uncovered Dark Caracal, a surveillance-toolkit-for-hire that has been used to suck huge amounts of data from Android mobiles and Windows desktop PCs around the world.…

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Naturally we demanded proof – and we got it Interview  What's it like to fly an F-35 fighter jet? We interviewed the chief British test pilot on a uniquely British flying technique – and then had a play with a full cockpit simulator to find out for ourselves.…

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CEO thanks execs for service... more than most get Exclusive  DXC Technologies is splitting with exec veep and general manager Mike Nefkens - previously the boss for HPE Enterprise Services before the spin merger with CSC - amid a massive shake-down of the exec line-up.…

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It lands today Google has confirmed plans to issue a patch for Chromecast and Google Home aimed at resolving a traffic flooding problem that was swamping home networks.…

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A smartphone that plucks at your heartstrings, not always in a good way A top-end smartphone isn’t just for Christmas: it’s for 18 months, maybe two years, two-and-a-half at a push. So here at The Reg, we let the stardust settle around Apple's iPhone X launch before putting the product to test in the field for longer than an afternoon. Fanboi squeals written up just after you peel away the cellophane are no use to anyone.…

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Hat trick! A third Oracle enterprise package has been patched against a crypto-mining exploit.…

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Web chat? On the phone? Online? That'll be UK IT's Mr Nasty you are talking to Despite ditching other tech suppliers in a consolidation push, Marks & Spencers – purveyor of middle-class dreams – has extended a customer support agreement with everyone's fave outsourcing titan, Capita, for £70m.…

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Tory council candidate moots an even more robotic PM – for the 'more personable touch' A local Tory candidate has suggested the party creates a chatbot to up its digital cred and boost engagement with voters. Its name? Theresa Maybot.…

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Dev team quits, suggests NHS used them to get better deal with Microsoft The small team behind an ambitious NHoS Linux project are calling it a day, citing receipt of a trademark infringement warning from the Department of Health's (DoH) "brand police" as the "final straw".…

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Devs quit, suggest Britain's health service bosses used them to bag Microsoft deal The small team behind an ambitious NHoS Linux project are calling it a day, citing receipt of a trademark infringement warning from the UK Department of Health's (DoH) "brand police" as the "final straw."…

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Hey, Reg can entertain children. IP freely, anyone, IP freely? How do you get seven-year-olds interested in intellectual property? Anyway, indeed, why would you want to? No matter, the Intellectual Property Office has launched a cartoon answering the question no one has ever asked.…

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When Britain’s future hung in the balance in 1940, a covert army of men, women and children set to work in network of sheds, garages and bus depots across Britain building desperately needed Supermarine Spitfires for the RAF’s war effort.…

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Billions of pounds are lost annually to lies. As we become more digital and more connected through web, devices and social the reach of liars and the consequences of their actions assume bigger and more personal proportions - compromised bank accounts, stolen personal data and lost intellectual property.…

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It’s the end of the road for the internal combustion engine, right? Volvo will only make electric and hybrid vehicles after 2019 while Britain, France, Germany and others have pledged to stop the sale of and petrol vehicles during the next 20 years.…

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