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A national fibre plan, what's that? Comment  How do Blighty’s future broadband plans compare to its Irish neighbour, which arguably has its sights on a much more ambitious target than BT?…

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Man-in-the-middle diddle. A Chinese certificate authority handed out a base certificate for Github and the Univerisity of Central Florida to a mere user in a significant security blunder.…

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Boffins blow up Blowfish and double down on triple DES Researchers with France's INRIA are warning that 64-bit ciphers – which endure in TLS configurations and OpenVPN – need to go for the walk behind the shed.…

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Windows in a state of undress, all over the world It's an easy drive-by troll, isn't it? Last week, we asked readers to top the five-storey Blue Screen of Death spotted in Thailand, and examples big and small flooded the inbox.…

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Oz court sour on unlicensed Sauron 'One Ring' A Melbourne man has to hand over his entire stock of “The One Ring” knock-offs to the Tolkein Estate, after losing a copyright case.…

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Point of sales malware wrought $169 million in damages. The son of a Russian member of parliament has been found guilty of stealing and selling millions of US credit card numbers using point of sales malware.…

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PernixData, price unknown, precipitates itself into purchase by HCI powerhouse At long last Nutanix has come clean and revealed it is buying PernixData (VMware's hypervisor memory caching software biz), and confirmed it also slurped DevOps software company Calm.io.…

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Spies had interception kit in Satellite provider's data centre, ex staffer tells . Defunct Australian satellite company Newsat distinguished itself in a way never known to the public before the company went under: it was so badly hacked it had 'the most corrupted' network the nation's spy agency had encountered.…

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Downloads will take days It was a hats-in-the-air weekend at NASA, with the agency announcing its Juno probe's first close-up Jupiter fly-by was a success.…

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Hackable pacemaker report 'false and misleading' The manufacturer of pacemakers and defibrillators has slammed a report by security researchers accusing it of putting customers lives at risk.…

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Net-builder hopes to raise AU$19 BEEELLION in debt by 2020; AFP leashed again DOCSIS 3.1 might one day give gigabit to HFC customers on the National Broadband Network, but not to as many customers as promised: nbnTM is scaling back the number of customers connecting on the former Telstra and Optus networks.…

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But don't worry, the methodology is suspect to say the least The tech industry feeds off its reputation for being innovative but, according to Forbes at least, it may not be warranted.…

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Time for a compendium of abuse Coding curmudgeon Linus Torvalds has gone off on yet another rant: this time against his own lawyers and free software activist Bradley Kuhn.…

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NASA to watch Musketeers relatives carefully The SpaceX team has successfully recovered its Dragon capsule which was sent back to Earth by the International Space Station.…

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Manufacturers buckling under demands for cheaper iStuffs Pressure from Apple to lower costs is driving worsening conditions for workers at the company's manufacturing partners.…

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Money laundering charges after chief exec imitation trick Police in Hong Kong have arrested a Chinese man on charges of laundering the proceeds of an online robbery that netted millions of dollars.…

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Cloud wrangler inks deal to go private Cloud management provider Rackspace says that it will be going private in a deal that will pay shareholders $4.3bn.…

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Doing Internet of Things stuff? There's one for you, too Intel has introduced six new SSDs using 3D NAND technology, with two client products, two data centre drives and two embedded Internet of Things drives.…

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Now. About that Venezuelan option... Analysis  Google Fiber was supposed to be the White Knight of US broadband, riding to its rescue. But this horse has bolted. In the opposite direction.…

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Telescope to enter new "Beyond" phase NASA’s trusty Spitzer Space Telescope is set to enter the next stage of its mission which has been dubbed “Beyond” in October.…

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Disruptive innovation for the bank balance Casual-labour powered carpool dispatcher Uber lost $1.27bn in the first half of 2016, or almost $700,000 a day. And the losses are increasing.…

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Reg man spies changes to London HQ Pics  Corrective brand surgery seems to be taking place at EMC’s London HQ already – it may be that Michael Dell is so keen to get his hands on the storage giant that he can’t wait for the ink to dry on the deal.…

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Firm says mandatory reset is linked to 2012 LinkedIn mega-breach Dropbox is forcing users to reset passwords that haven’t been changed since mid-2012, when LinkedIn suffered a mega-breach.…

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Better than expected, though Fibre Channel is faltering Helped by two months of Ruckus Wireless ownership, Brocade's revenues for the third quarter of fiscal year 2016 were up seven per cent annually to $591m, a 13 per cent quarter-on-quarter increase.…

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Spot check spots naughtiness Health insurance and financial data management biz Health IQ is the latest outfit to have its wrists slapped by NHS Digital for failing to comply with data processing rules.…

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