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#Enterprise #BigData #Analytics #BuzzwordFest IBM and Twitter have assembled their buzzwords, ranked them into a regiment, and jointly set them loose to march upon a waiting world, by announcing that the avian network will feed data galore to Big Blue's cloudy enterprise big data analytics offerings.…

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SQLi hole was hit hard, fast, and before most admins even knew it needed patching Drupal websites that had not patched seven hours after the disclosure on a 'highly critical' SQL injection (SQLi) hole disclosed 15 October are hosed, the content management tool's developers say.…

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Group opens up (slightly) about Apple Pay competitor CurrentC The Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX) went on a PR offensive on Wednesday to explain what happened in the hacking attack that saw its testers' emails exposed, why its member retailers banned Apple Pay and Google Wallet, and what makes its CurrentC mobile payment system so wonderful.…

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Impress at your next dinner party with this primer on what's happening at the ITU gabfest For the past five days, and the next nine, dozens of government representatives are in Busan, Korea discussing changes to the international telecommunications regime.…

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Yes, the National Association of Theater Owners is quite upset Moviegoers will soon be asked to stash their Google Glass before taking in a flick, much like they're asked to pocket their mobile phones today.…

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Put a REST into your calendar Microsoft is putting its Office 365 crown jewels on display, opening up APIs to the environment to attract third-party developers to the platform.…

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Bill pitched as essential anti-terror and crime measure Australia's government has tabled its data retention Bill and outlined a willingness to assist carriers and internet service providers (ISPs) pay for their retention rigs.…

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Directory overwrite bug threatens all *nix boxen Sysadmins: another venerable and nearly-ubiquitous *nix tool, wget, needs patching because of a bug first reported by HD Moore.…

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New rules apply equally to both sexes, as they should Twitch, the streaming site where users show off their gaming prowess to the public, has altered its terms and conditions to ban users from being cheeky by playing in the buff.…

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BlackBerry Classic aims to rekindle the flames The barren husk of BlackBerry is looking to recapture a stake in the smartphone market by going back to its roots as a maker of business communication devices.…

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Comms Minister thinks digital technologies is baked into maths curriculum Australia's Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has come out in favour of teaching kids of all ages to code.…

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Sick system saw patients peep into two records Australia's Office of the Information Commissioner (OAIC) has released its Annual report of the Information Commissioner’s activities in relation to eHealth 2013–14, complete with a report on two data breaches in the systems used to store personally controlled electronic health records (PCEHRs).…

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Sit down, open up the laptop, join the advertised SSID, and go online.…

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Nadella creeps close to 18,000-layoff target Microsoft sent another 3,000 staffers packing on Wednesday, after the third round of layoffs in CEO Satya Nadella's multi-phase restructuring program.…

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Azure and Office 365 to end SSL 3.0 support, too Microsoft has issued new guidance on the POODLE (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption) SSL vulnerability, including a one-click utility that can automatically disable SSL 3.0 in Internet Explorer.…

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Listen for the sound of chuckling from Cupertino CurrentC, the mobile payments system being pushed by some of the biggest retailers in the US, has been hacked – even though the system isn't fully up and running yet.…

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Wheeler says web services no different from broadcast channels FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has outlined a plan which could lead to a change in the way Americans pay for television and internet services.…

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Street artist defends someone else's right to use his name Street artist Banksy is renowned for satirizing society through the unexpected, and a battle over his namesake dot-com domain seems to have provided him with another opportunity.…

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We suffered 'random bouts of graphical distortion' - fanbois A legal firm has launched a class action against Apple over claims the 2011 MacBook Pro suffered from "random bouts of graphical distortion, system instability and system failures".…

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'Sorry about the soapbox' Interview  Joining Actifio and Delphix in the general data copy management space Catalogic has launched its ECX product which classifies and catalogs existing copies instead of creating a master copy.…

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'Nerd release' finally staggers past 50 per cent adoption Half of all fanbois and gurlz have finally installed iOS 8 on their iThings, hammering home the point that Apple's new mobile operating system is much less popular than previous versions.…

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China's Memblaze says they've got it in PCIe. Yow Chinese flash product supplier Memblaze has launched an almost memory-speed server flash card with a 14 microsecond latency - and up to 4.8TB capacity - for the hyperscale market and open compute project applications, according to a company statement.…

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It was there all along! Well, sort of there The Government has rushed out its controversial “Orphan Works” licencing scheme – but it’s broken on arrival, and if it doesn't start working almost at once it probably won't get the chance.…

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Modest rev rise as profits fall Western Digital has reported mixed numbers for its latest quarter, with a small revenue rise and a larger profits drop compared with the numbers it reported a year ago.…

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'Still a lot of distrust for cloudening among these gov primitives', admit biz chiefs Outsourcery is crowing about the O-Cloud platform receiving pan government accreditation - IL2 in old money - that will allow it to unleash IaaS and hosted Microsoft apps on tech buyers in the Digital Marketplace.…

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