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Cruz 'profoundly disappointed' as attempt to screw country fails The attempt to prevent the US government from moving control of the internet's technical functions to a technical body appears to be over.…

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Rimini Street will have to foot $46m legal bill Oracle has been awarded $46.2m in its copyright battle with Rimini Street.…

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Email addresses, phone numbers, hashed passwords, DoBs, security Q&As swiped Hackers strongly believed to be state-sponsored swiped account records for 500 million Yahoo! webmail users. And who knew there were that many people using its email?…

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Software Assurance licensing tags along Microsoft Ignite  Software giant Microsoft is set to officially launch its next-generation server platform next week, but the firm faces growing competition from Linux as corporate customers shift more toward the cloud for IT services.…

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Not so interested in lengthy subscription contracts Analysis  Linux and open-source cloud supremo Red Hat is looking at adapting its licensing to please enterprise customers who want greater flexibility in the way they pay for software and services, including a possible pay-as-you-go model.…

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Department of Justice cash will develop Minority Report-style tool using social media data Researchers from the University of Cardiff have been awarded more than $800,000 by the US Department of Justice to develop a pre-crime detection system.…

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'We stand by our figures' says defiant company mouthpiece You might have noticed that El Reg has suggested Intel and Micron’s non-volatile XPoint memory claims are a tad overblown – for example here and here. Now Charlie Demerjian is giving Intel a good kicking in SemiAccurate, alleging the original claims were inaccurate and that “Intel’s Xpoint is pretty much broken”.…

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Failure to declare was an 'admin error' she says The EU's former top corporate enforcer sat on a Bahamas-based business without declaring her interest.…

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Screenscraper rebranded Google is rebranding its screen-scraping data guzzler Now On Tap, as it buries the entire Now initiative under the onslaught of its multiplatform chatty “Assistant” project.…

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Psst, chief. You've probably not heard of backdoors – this is a seriously bad idea Metropolitan Police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe wants the capital's cops to be able to remotely disable people's cars, he told the London Assembly's police and crime committee today.…

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Here's a webpage of infographics. Now stop whinging, peons BT's Openreach is today releasing a service dashboard for customers in an attempt to be more transparent about its “performance issues” over areas such as missed appointments.…

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Self-serving organization simply incapable of admitting fault Internet overseer ICANN has responded to allegations of mismanagement, opaque decision-making, and an institutional lack of accountability by launching a review.…

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Survey shows a storage tidal wave coming our way Comment  A new phase of disruption is hitting the performance data storage array market, giving new, old, startup and struggling all-flash array vendors a shot at making it big by using NVMe flash drives and NVMe Fabric-class connectivity to provide direct-attached SSD performance from external arrays.…

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If MS bricked your box, MS oughta cough up, says consumer org Microsoft has been given a roasting by consumer group Which? over Windows 10 woes reported by users, with the organisation calling for compensation for those who found their PCs bricked after auto-updates.…

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Comment  Software-defined storage (SDS) is one of those terms that has been readily hijacked by vendors over the past few years.…

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This is an appalling, disgusting, gut-wrenching abuse of technology NSFW  Ever wanted to see Apple CEO Tim Cook shaking his naked tush, or Satya Nadella bare a lot more flesh than he does at Microsoft conferences? Your wait is over, thanks to a nasty application of facial recognition software.…

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Who didn't see that one coming? The European Commission has U-turned again on its plans to tear of roaming fees for customers abroad, going back to its original proposal that all charges should be abolished.…

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Just make sure your team evolves with the technology Here’s a key benefit of that shiny new hyperconverged box you just bought: it’s supposed to speak the cloud’s language.…

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Not so Wunder-ful, eh? Mobile to-do list Wunderlist, bought by Microsoft for a reported $100m-$200m, is down with no immediate prospect of recovery.…

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This is the end, beautiful friend, the end Could BlackBerry be any less involved in the phone business that it is today? A year ago it designed its own phones that ran its own, home-grown platform. Today it rebadges other people’s designs and the phones run Android. Actually, yes, it could – see below for details*.…

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Might be easier just to get a bunch of plastic surgeons in MI6 is set to hire another 1,000 staffers because of the internet, apparently.…

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In the phablet, the silent phablet, the LiOn sleeps tonight Explainer  It has been a bad month for Samsung. Following the release of the dual-curved, 5.7 inch-screen, water-resistant Galaxy Note 7 phablet, the number of fires have increased thanks to its erportedly explosive battery.…

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Staffer also asks: Why is Richard Branson still in our ads? Exclusive  Costs at Virgin Media have so far risen by £7m this year following Brexit, due to increased import costs, the company revealed in a Q&A with staff this week seen by The Register.…

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Cloud-based DDoS defences introduce delays Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks can be painful and debilitating. How can you defend against them? Originally, out-of-band or scrubbing-centre DDoS protection was the only show in town, but another approach, inline mitigation, provides a viable and automatic alternative.…

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Hybrid cloud for those who dithered, like Big Red OpenWorld  Throughout this year's Oracle OpenWorld conference, the company's message has been fairly simple – the database firm is moving to cloud but can offer buyers either on-prem kit, full public cloud, or anything in-between.…

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