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Judge grants order against firms accused of luring people into premium texts subs The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is suing six companies that allegedly unfairly crammed $100m in text message charges onto victims' bills.…

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It's cloudy but fine down under, analyst says Cloud vendors that have done alright in Europe and North American should head to Australia to find their next growth market, according to analyst outfit Forrester.…

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Hated CVC prices could be cut NBN Co is considering revising its wholesale pricing model, and has approached the industry for comment.…

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Good news if you're an American, less so for everyone else Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) has introduced the USA FREEDOM Act to the Senate and claims, that, if passed, the legislation will severely curtail the amount of mass surveillance that can be carried out by the NSA and others – provided you're a citizen of the land of the free.…

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Still not making money, but since when did that matter? Despite continued growth, Twitter's earnings report for the second quarter of its fiscal 2014 didn't look much better than the first quarter's results, with the company still bleeding money even as it continues to ramp up its advertising and user-engagement efforts.…

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Versions 2.1 to 4.4 affected – is your gadget patched? Google Android allows malware to masquerade as legit, trusted apps thanks to weaknesses in the way the operating system checks digital certificates of authenticity.…

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Regulators claim Office, Windows illegally tied Chinese regulators have confirmed they are investigating Microsoft for possible breaches of local anti-monopoly laws, following a series of surprise visits to Redmond's offices in several cities in China on Monday.…

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Cheapest models given new processors, more RAM Apple has updated its MacBook Pro line, adding a slightly faster processors and more memory for the cheapest models on its high-end notebooks.…

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Caused by heated rubbing, apparently Boffins have now spotted 101 different geysers spewing material from the surface of Enceladus, one of Saturn's icy moons.…

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Firms to work together on snoop-proof mobes - like, er, Angela Merkel's BlackBerry has bought privately held German firm Secusmart as part of its drive to become the mobile handset provider of choice for security-conscious clients like government agencies and big businesses.…

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Artisan Infrastructure taken it over UK business continuity specialist Neverfail has been acquired by US-based Artisan Infrastructure in a quiet and unannounced deal.…

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Partly down to 'unRadio' mobile app deals with cell providers Antique music streaming service Rhapsody has finally hit two million subscribers after its expansion to include 32 countries worldwide.…

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Integrators to cling together as top line stagnates, bottom line falls The old adage that there's safety in numbers could well be applied to systems integrators Bull and Atos as they come together in a marriage due to be consummated next month.…

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Want to use your iThing? You can't - it's too old +Comment  With the ominous words “We take your investment in Sonos very seriously,” Sonos has killed off support for iOS v4 and 5 devices.…

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New man to wash away anti-gay-marriage mojo Firefox-maker Mozilla has made Chris Beard's CEO role permanent. Beard had been interim chief when anti-gay-marriage JavaScript inventor and Mozilla.org co-founder Brendan Eich vacated the role in April.…

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Analyst: iThing factories can't make 'em without components Several Apple analysts have speculated over the past few months that the next iPhone and perhaps even the near-mythical iWatch will use super-tough sapphire glass in some capacity.…

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Fears of cuts when shared services gig moves to Steria Unionised civil servants at the MoJ have extended strike action over plans to outsource back office functions to a French integrator amid fears of wide-scale job cuts.…

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It's not yet been released but everyone thinks it's the dog's danglies After a first look into suppliers’ widespread support for VMware's VVOL, further explorations under the VVOL bedcovers have revealed Dell, IBM, Nexenta, Nimble Storage, Tegile and Violin have also joined the VVOL train. Here’s what they say about it.…

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Just slapping a patched OpenSSL on a machine ain't going to cut it, we're told A study of the public-facing web servers run by some of the world's largest firms has suggested only three per cent of the machines have been fully protected against the OpenSSL vulnerability known as Heartbleed.…

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Brit MPs say decades-old legislation is 'fit for purpose' Blighty MPs have said that the country doesn’t need new laws to cover criminal offences committed on social media, but said public prosecutors need to clarify when revenge porn qualifies for prosecution.…

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'Greenhouse effect is real, but the rest of it ...' The UK Parliamentary climate change committee has issued a written endorsement of the latest UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report. However two MPs - the two most scientifically qualified on the committee - have strongly disagreed with this position.…

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Tell us what you'd like to do with all that lovely money Poll  The austerity years are almost over, depending who you believe. But will IT budgets ever recover?…

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Promises 100 launches a year for payloads up to 110kg A new outfit launched in Auckland, New Zealand, believes that by next year it'll be ready to sling satellites spacewards for as little as $5m. The only hitch is its need to recruit a few rocket scientists – ah, about 30 – who are prepared to relocate to New Zealand.…

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How many contracts has your cloudy biz won again? Hello? The government has enlisted the boss of an SME yet to win any business via G-Cloud to advise on ways to, er, oil the wheels of commerce for other small traders that have similarly found public sector contract success elusive.…

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Look, ma - no edge structure! Boffins intent on devising Resistive RAM (RRAM) products have found that using porous silicon oxide makes its RRAM easier to manufacture – the notoriously heat-sensitive stuff can now be made at room temperature – longer-lasting and less power-hungry.…

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