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Registry Afilias preps float ahead of gTLD auction battle Internet registry Afilias hopes to build a $100m (£62.3m) war chest by floating on the London Stock Exchange – just in time to spend the cash snapping up the rights to new dot-word domains.…

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But European companies can't afford to get complacent if they have any tied to the US Apple, Cisco, Verizon and AT&T are considering joining Microsoft’s battle against the US government to safeguard customers' privacy – but European corps should also take note.…

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Alpine chamois being squashed by global warming Climate change may be causing alpine goats to shrink in size, according to biologists at Durham University.…

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Simple solution to remote code execution Patches have been flung out to cover vulnerabilities in PHP that led to remote code execution and buffer overflows.…

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Hypervisor security draft open for comment US standards body the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has laid out the basics of hypervisor security in a draft publication released for comment on 20 October.…

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Warning: Disruption ahead. Once the new products emerge. Newly-privatised BMC thinks it can re-invent - nay, disrupt - itself by cashing in on on all of 2014's biggest buzzwords: cloud, social, mobile and disruption. And mainframe, for good measure.…

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FTTP services breach the not-very-magical 200,000 barrier NBN Co has made the slightly awkward announcement that it's more than tripled the number of premises connected to its fibre network in the past year, while maintaining its commitment to the multi-technology model for future rollouts.…

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While America tucks into Thanksgiving turkey, the world will be taking over the net On February 8, 2000, the US government signed a contract with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to run the so-called "IANA functions" – which glue together the internet as we know it.…

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DoI set Oz government record for privacy fumbling Privacy breach complaints in Australia nearly tripled between 2013 and 2014, according to the soon-to-be-defunct Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC).…

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USB-serial imitators whacked by driver update Reports are emerging that chip-maker FTDI has declared war on chip counterfeiters with a driver update that bricks USB devices recognised as fakes.…

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Unbelievable specs, too Pic  When Bonhams put a vintage Apple I computer on the block, the Brit auction house thought the tech antique would fetch as much as $500,000.…

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Magistrate says she needs about five weeks to consider the case Freya Newman, the Sydney student who pled guilty to illegally using login credentials to leak documents about a scholarship awarded to the daughter of Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, won't learn her fate until November 25th.…

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Siberian thigh bone reveals promiscuous past Scientists in Germany have extracted the oldest human DNA ever found – from a 45,000-year-old femur found by a Siberian ivory hunter.…

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FCC reaches to pull back curtain, TV networks run screaming from sunlight US watchdog the FCC has hit the brakes while scrutinizing the proposed mergers of Comcast-Time Warner, and AT&T-DirecTV.…

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Take a guess and fill in the blanks Chinese Apple wannabe Xiaomi says it's spent much of the past year migrating its online services out of its Beijing data centers so that it can better serve customers in international markets.…

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You know what they, say – when the Cutts away ... If you want to get higher up Google's search rankings, it turns out that using a new dot-thing domain – such as .guru or .ninja – may give you the edge.…

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Inbox? In-bollocks to that Email has been around for more than 40 years – but someone at Google thinks we just can't handle it, and the Chocolate Factory has developed an application dubbed Inbox to make life easier.…

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Haricots renversés sur Facebook The French wing of Microsoft's Nokia mobile device division appears to have confirmed some Windows Phone rebranding efforts that have been rumored for the past few months.…

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Board declares mission accomplished The Storage Networking Industry Association's (SNIA's) Australia and New Zealand chapter has decided to wind itself up.…

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Sssh, don't give anyone any ideas, Hungary Hungary is threatening to tax its broadband providers for every gigabyte their subscribers use.…

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Administrivia-reduction measure said to have no consumer benefit The federal government's “red tape repeal” policy looks set to reduce the amount of information Australians receive about telecommunications interception requests.…

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Doublecheck your NAT-PMP settings now Hundreds of thousands of routers, firewalls and gateways used by small offices and homes are said to be vulnerable to hijacking due to bungled NAT settings.…

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Don't worry, be happy A survey into what Americans fear most has shown that fears of identity theft and being unsafe online outweigh the fear of being shot and killed by a random stranger.…

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Beijing wants answers from Tim 'Demon Headmaster' Cook Apple boss Tim Cook has met with top Chinese officials following a major iCloud hack that some security analysts have been blaming on Beijing itself.…

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Enterprise round-up time... IBM and Microsoft’s Azure cloud are blending after the two firms inked an enterprise partnership.…

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