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Top judges say ISPs – but not webhosts or caches – can pass the buck BT has won a UK Supreme Court battle over who should pay the costs of copyright infringement blocking orders – and it won't be internet service providers.…

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Suit will also tackle biz over 'is a former hitman' autofill howler An Australian has won permission to sue Google for defamation over search results that he alleges link him to the country's criminal underworld.…

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Over a million records containing 'personal data' also affected Retailer Dixons Carphone has gone public about a hack attack involving 5.9 million payment cards and 1.2 million personal data records.…

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Probe of dating platform's claims prompts crackdown on online love rat firms An online dating platform has been spanked by the Competitions and Markets Authority as the UK government issued love match websites an etiquette guide for fair play.…

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Transmission inbound... Argh! It's frying our systems! El Reg's radio telescopes are trained on the storage galaxy and use super-advanced AI, machine learning and pattern-recognition techniques to tease information out of the noise. [Ed: Bullsh*t, you read the press releases and get sent a few tweets.] Let's see what the industry has to say this week.…

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Draft document explains where Redmond thinks its responsibility ends Microsoft’s published a draft “Security Servicing Commitments for Windows” in which it explains the bugs it will and won’t fix.…

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Not for spying, not at all... VID  AI systems can track the movements of people hidden behind walls by inspecting radio waves reflected off their bodies, according to a new study.…

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Plans to target greenfield hyperscalers, skip boring old servers Qualcomm president Cristiano Amon has said the company has no plans to dispose of its Arm-powered server CPU unit.…

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Death penalty suggested or naughty, naughty Chinese telco-kit-maker United States senators have mobilised against president Trump's plan to allow ZTE to resume dealings with American companies.…

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They sell like hot cakes so why wouldn’t Chipzilla want in? Intel has kind-of almost confirmed it will start to sell GPUs in the year 2020.…

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Cloudy concern commences colocation capers Rackspace has entered the colocation business and invited world+dog to put its kit in the company’s data centres.…

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What? Remember that Redmond’s added support to 2026 and this makes sense Extended support for Windows Server 2008 R2 ends on January 1st, 2020. But Microsoft’s decided it needs a new support model anyway.…

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What? Remember that Redmond’s added support to 2026 and this makes sense Updated  Windows Server 2008 SP2, which exits extended support on January 14, 2020, is getting a new support model.…

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Upside: the kettle will always be ready. Downside: forget living on the surface Astro-boffins poring over data from Kepler's K2 mission have spotted two new solar systems, one of them sporting three planets roughly the same size as Earth.…

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Spook-driven paranoia? No, it's just friendly competition, honest Australia and the Solomon Islands will today ink a contract blocking Huawei from building the island nation's new submarine cable.…

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DOJ can't stop mega-merger from going through A US District Court judge has given the all-clear for AT&T's $85bn acquisition of broadcast giant Time Warner.…

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Disney and NBCUniversal say the new bill is potentially unconstitutional Several Hollywood companies have rallied against a bill that would ban the creation of fake pornographic videos made using AI.…

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Cortana also a little too eager to carry out commands Microsoft has released its monthly security update, addressing a total of 51 CVE-listed security vulnerabilities.…

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Threatens to ban ads from businesses with low marks Facebook may be hiring thousands of people to police content, but it's asking users to volunteer to monitor advertisers.…

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It's paining men as Spamhaus lists the top abused registries The internet has a case of .men behaving badly, based on new data from international watchdog Spamhaus.…

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Careful not to trip while backpedaling, Mayor Durkan The city of Seattle is moving to strike its plan to tax large businesses and use the money to address the Emerald City's chronic homelessness problems.…

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Nine per cent of workers to be given their marching orders Tesla is cutting nine per cent of its workforce in a "comprehensive organizational restructuring", according to an internal email sent by its CEO Elon Musk on Tuesday.…

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Article 13 goes too far, argue Cerf, Berners-Lee et al A large group of Internet pioneers have sent an open letter to the European Union urging it to scrap a proposal to introduce automated upload filters, arguing that it could damage the internet as we know it.…

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All install paths will be rerouted through the Chrome Web Store Google on Tuesday said it plans to discontinue inline installation of Chrome browser extensions, by which code on third-party websites can trigger the installation of extensions from the Chrome Web Store.…

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Beyond visual line-of-sight exercise paves way for Amazon-style deliveries A Brit drone firm has made a 29km beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS) flight, a small but important step for fuller commercialisation of the tech.…

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