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Middle east webmail servers popped Trusteer researchers are saying that the victims of the latest round of Citadel trojan infections includes one of the largest petrochemical companies in the world.…

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Satya Nadella, axeman of the geeks The coffee machines at Microsoft will be taking a hammering from nervous workers after a report that the company will lay off another tranche of staff on Thursday.…

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And you can't get rid of this once it's installed Apple will release iOS 8 – the latest major version of its mobile operating system – on Wednesday.…

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Party-pooper gets $2800 for ad-busting bug Twitter has patched a flaw in its service that allowed unauthorised users to delete every credit card from all accounts, potentially relieving the company of its advertising revenue, security researcher Ahmed Aboul-Ela says.…

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The hyperconverged hardware market just became a little more crowded AMD and Canonical have announced a new hardware partnership that will see the pair prepare an OpenStack-in-a-rack product.…

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OAM takes wireless signals to 32 Gbps Evidence continues to mount that the orbital angular momentum (OAM) of radio waves – “twisted waves” – can be exploited to modulate multiple data streams on the same spatial path.…

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'Mcrouter' released under BSD license Facebook has slung another slice of code into the open source world: the software that lets it sling content between caches around the world, fast enough to keep The Social NetworkTM social.…

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Claims strong results from 'managed cloud' strategy leave it better off alone Rackspace says it has given up on plans to either sell itself or merge with another company, and to prove it the cloud hosting provider has named a new CEO to lead its next phase of independent operation.…

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FirePOWER can be licensed into existing kit Cisco has taken the next step in wrapping the technology it acquired along with Sourcefire, by putting its Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) next-gen firewalls and the FirePOWER technology into the blender and giving it a good spin.…

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Malware gives book thief grief Amazon has reintroduced and again fixed a flaw into its Kindle management page that allows attackers to commandeer accounts by booby trapping pirated books, researcher Benjamin Mussler says.…

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RDMA-over-Ethernet steps up to v 2.0, promises less chatter so servers can get on with it The group behind the RDMA over converged Ethernet standard – RoCE to its friends – is tweaking the spec to support UPD and IP in the stack.…

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Analytics service aims to help office pros crunch biz data Still flush with its victory on quiz show Jeopardy!, IBM's Watson supercomputer has lately turned its attention to more mundane pursuits – namely, crunching sales figures for companies.…

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Musk charging nearly half as much as Boeing for crew delivery NASA has named SpaceX and Boeing as its official partners to deliver cargo and crew to the International Space Station and says both should be ready to deliver within three years.…

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AHEDA's research on average content prices did not expose methodology, so appears less than rigourous The Australian Home Entertainment Distributors Association (AHEDA) yesterday released “independent research” claiming that “Australia has the lowest average price in the world when looking at new release high definition digital video on demand films”.…

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Patent damages payout kicked back to lower bench by appeals judges in US A US court has dashed a $368m windfall for technology hoarder VirnetX, which successfully sued Apple for patent infringement.…

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Share tax loopholes and private jet tips rather than Onion links Social networks for the rich and famous are nothing new: the first one started about ten years ago. But, this week, a new site called Netropolitan has emerged, and thinks it's cracked the reason why so many of them fail – they just weren't charging enough dosh.…

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No NFC access for third-party developers, apps NFC has struggled to get off the ground as a major smartphone feature. And despite Apple finally deciding to include it in the upcoming Apple Watch and iPhone 6, it doesn't sound like Cupertino will be doing the tech any real favor – because third-party app developers won't be able to access it.…

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Chinese box builder flings ULLtraDIMMs into processor memory bus – IBM, Dell next? Huawei has swooped onto SanDisk for flash DIMMs to soup up its RH8100 servers.…

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Sour krauts can't stop car hire service, says Germany judge A judge in Germany has scrapped a temporary injunction banning Uber's taxi service in the country.…

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Infosec made simple: 2FA, its good points and bad points Bill Gates in 2004 predicted the death of the password over time. “They just don’t meet the challenge for anything you really want to secure,” Gates said.…

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You hear that, Amazon, Google, Microsoft et al? Proposals to stop tax avoidance by multinationals like Amazon and Google have been unveiled by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).…

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No economies of scale? Shut up shop and go home, Chinese firms tells rivals The smartphone stragglers are set to fall further behind the leading pack and some will likely crash and burn in the not-too-distant future, according to one of the device chiefs at Huawei.…

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Whadya know, spies are still spying. Transparency? Pah Worldwide government requests for access to Google's user data leapt by 15 per cent in the last six months, the ad giant said in its latest "Transparency Report" published on Monday.…

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Geoboffins DEBUNK long-held scientific belief The early Earth may have been less like the hellish realm of molten magma previously suspected but also distinct from the sort of environment found in modern-day Iceland, according to new research by geologists.…

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Pixhawk avionics juice issue sorted, onwards to Spaceport America It's with a great degree of relief that we can report today we appear to have cracked our Vulture 2 spaceplane's pesky servo power supply issue.…

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