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Six in one bugs a bust as boffins boom: Send us mooar! GitHub says it has paid out US$95,300 over two years under its bug bounty program.…

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A press conference for a Nature paper? Guess that's a 'yes,' then After weeks of speculation, the stage is set for Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) boffins to announce their findings.…

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Reader has 'a couple of dozen' Toshiba T1000s still in use 24/7, and a tale of embezzlement to dazzle The can of worms we opened when we learned of the server switched off after eighteen years and ten months' service is still wriggling, as a reader has contacted us to tell of nearly 30-year-old laptops still in service.…

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Libgraphite font library buggy and vulnerable in Firefox, Thunderbird, WordPad and more says Talos Cisco-owned Talos has announced a bunch of font library bugs that expose apps running on both Windows and Linux, and expose both client-and-server-side machines.…

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Australia's dominant carrier can't currently do 3G and 4G voice and data Australia's dominant carrier, Telstra, is experiencing a total inability to support usual performance (TITSUP) on its mobile voice and data networks.…

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The 1990s called and want their cool brands back Verizon has decided its Yahoo! strategy is important enough to occupy the attention of the CEO of its AOL business unit.…

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What's 'app-ening at the developers' darling? 'We have no comms on that' say flaks DevOps darling Atlassian has created new development teams for iOS and Android, and is seeking principal developers to lead both.…

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Do we have another OPM disaster, or a NASA hack redux? Water cooler  My Twitter feed's blowing up! My dad's calling about it because even the New York Times is writing about it. The FBI, the US Dept of Homeland Security and the Dept of Justice all got hacked over the weekend? What the hell, man?…

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Redmond wants silver lining to cloud stack Barely a week after releasing the first preview of its cloud-in-a-box Azure Stack, Microsoft has doubled down with new tools for the code base.…

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Toymaker says its insecurity is your fault – read the T&Cs and weep Insecure kiddie-IoT-tat merchant VTech has decided its insecurity is its users' fault, according to noted security researcher Troy Hunt.…

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Free-space optics vendor crashes, burns Free-space optics vendor AOptix is reportedly on skid row, with Anova Technologies catching part of the company on the way down.…

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Changing focus and re-skilling, not walking away from climate research, says CEO Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has published a correction of recent reports about redundancies at the government-funded outfit.…

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Mark Zuckerberg responds to India's Free Basics ban Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has taken to Facebook – of course! – to vent about India's decision to ban its neo-colonialist virtual land grab Free Basics internet-on-ramp.…

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When is the IoT industry going to get smart on security? That shiny Internet of Things thermostat might look oh-so cool on the wall, but new research from Cisco shows it could be harboring a whole host of ugly malware.…

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Eyeo, publishers said to be locked in talks on allowing more banners to appear in browsers The developer of AdBlock Plus is in talks with website owners to seal a deal that would allow more adverts to bypass the ad-blocker and appear in people's browsers.…

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Gets NYSE listing compliance notice Imation has unravelled one of ex-CEO Mark Lucas's recovery strategy acquisitions and sold the IronKey business to Kingston. It's also received a non-compliance listing notice from the New York Stock Exchange; its valuation not being high enough.…

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And don't go spoiling Spotify's IPO for us Two of the three major record labels last week promised to share some of the money from the windfall they may receive from a Spotify IPO with artists. Neither said how much will land in the busker's hat. But the implication was that this was an act of munificence, and whatever the amount is, they should be jolly grateful.…

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RAT entrails dissected Security researchers have lifted the lid on Adwind – a malware-as-a-service platform which has hit more than 400,000 users and organisations across the globe.…

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Autism and tech? Not such a new idea New Relic has become the latest software company to take a good look at its recruitment and training programmes and see how it might help people on the autism spectrum into tech jobs.…

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Meet the new colonialists. They're white, wealthy and want your modem Comment  Spurred on by wealthy white activists, the Indian telecoms regulator TRAI has stepped in to save poor Indians from themselves. Western elites think they shouldn’t get free internet.…

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Commodity servers ate my storage hardware lunch Commodity server shipments are booming but there is a sting in the tail for specialist vendors who are seeing their hardware sales cannibalised.…

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One step forwards and one step back +Comment  Financially troubled Toshiba is building a new 3D flash fab while Samsung is delaying an expansion of its 3D NAND fab capabilities.…

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Unlisted company doing well off decline of legacy arrays Infinidat, Moshai Yanai’s attempt to re-invent monolithic arrays in hybrid array, super-reliable form, had a good final 2015 quarter and wants everyone to know it's growing while competitors are lagging.…

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Psst. Need 'help' getting updates? Nah, don't go direct Security watchers have spotted a shareware scam targeting Apple users that features malicious code signed with a legitimate Apple developer certificate.…

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...while lobbyists keep their seats at the table Privacy advocates have been secretly expelled from the NHS's care.data discussions group, while lobbyists backed by biotech corporations have kept their places at the table.…

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