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Obviously not enough to stop Wannacry... In the last four years, NHS Trusts have spent £260m on 401,084 new PCs, at an average cost of £650.54 a box, according to Freedom of Information responses.…

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The Tale of the Left Behind Thanks to Qualcomm, x86 support is coming to Windows 10 ARM phones and tablets - but not to older Lumia devices. In a webcast, Joe Belfiore, these days the corporate VP in the OS Group at Microsoft, has explained why.…

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Sir, what is your occupation? Um, what? A man called the cops to report that cash and a bag of Columbian marching powder stashed in his car had been nicked, police arrest documents have revealed.…

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But Placeholders won't be replaced until autumn Neither Apple nor Microsoft has a great history with their cloud graveyards consumer cloud file systems, tripping up users with frequent strategy lurches and abandoning features over the years.…

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Any, sorry, many ports in a storm... Comment  Problems with the way the UK has implemented mobile phone call routing are emerging as an architecture designed for a small volume of calls struggles under the weight of usage.…

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As platform's popularity continues to rise, so does its allure to miscreants The comforting notion that iOS devices are immune to malicious code attacks has taken a knock following the release of a new study by mobile security firm Skycure.…

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It's Glasgow, before you lot get too excited The first of the Royal Navy's new Type 26 frigates has been named HMS Glasgow, recycling the name for the fourth time in the last 100 years.…

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Big Red vapourises SAN tower, wants clients to do the same +Comment  Oracle is refocusing its FS1 storage array into its own public cloud away from on-premises sales.…

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Patching done proper WannaCrypt crippled 230,000 Windows PCs internationally, hitting unpatched Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 and computers still running Microsoft's seriously old Windows XP, though the latter wasn't responsible for its spread.…

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'OMG zillion-dollar jet is hackable' conspiracy theories in 3, 2, 1... The oxygen deprivation problems that choked F-35 pilots will be fixed through a software update, according to US reports – with the UK's handful of F-35B jets thought to be among those affected.…

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Who owns all that valuable training info? How technology giants own and use your data will be a focus for our noble and learned friends on the new House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence. The committee yesterday announced its first public inquiry "to consider the economic, ethical and social implications of advances in artificial intelligence".…

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Who owns all that valuable training info? How technology giants own and use your data will be a focus for our noble and learned friends on the new House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence. The committee yesterday announced its first public inquiry "to consider the economic, ethical and social implications of advances in artificial intelligence".…

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Rest assured, your personal software agent has been tested for loyalty Amid renewed calls to regulate AI before it wipes humanity from the planet, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has rolled out a standards project to guide how AI agents handle data, part of a broader effort to ensure AI will act ethically.…

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Transparency is welcome – but you gotta read between the lines Analysis  The BBC’s release of its top earners’ salaries this week stirred up both long-time detractors of Auntie and dyed-in-the-wool supporters.…

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Only if you're running Wine Gnome developers, take a bow: a bug in your image thumbnailer opens up a (not too scary, thankfully) vector for script injection.…

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Grab a fix now Gnome developers, take a bow: a bug in your image thumbnailer created a (not too scary, thankfully) vector for script injection.…

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King Battistelli finally facing consequences for his actions The freeze on long-held plans to approve a single patent court for Europe is a result of the actions of the president of the European Patent Office, according to German media reports.…

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Trojan was used to swipe $500m from victims' accounts Russian programmer Mark Vartanyan has been sentenced to five years in US federal prison for developing and spreading the Citadel malware that stole $500m (£383m) from bank accounts around the world.…

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Meanwhile, Redmond extends security fixes to tired CPUs Microsoft has blamed Intel for the sad trail of low-end PCs left out of the Windows 10 Creators Update rollouts.…

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Interview: Sckipio explains what carriers will like about cDTA Deutsche Telekom and ADTRAN have showed off an emerging G.Fast technology called cDTA which, along with 212 MHz carrier spectrum, ramps system performance well into the gigabit range.…

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Prying open speech recognition Mozilla has decided speech recognition should be open source, and has launched a project to achieve just that, Project Common Voice.…

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Long paassssswwwwwoooorrrd risks remote code execution Chinese camera-maker Dahua has flicked out a patch to fix a possible remote code execution vulnerability in its Web admin interface.…

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Crypto-cash leak made possible by software stuff-up A vulnerability in Parity's Ethereum wallets has been exploited by thieves to rob victims on a massive scale.…

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Apple's royalties and licensing boycott taking a heavy toll Qualcomm is remaining optimistic despite another miserable financial quarter, worsened by the ongoing legal war with Apple.…

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Canberra tips dollars into free-space quantum comms development effort With AU$3.62 million from Australia's government, quantum crypto outfit QuintessenceLabs has set to work getting the fibre out of its diet, and instead running quantum key exchange over free space.…

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