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It's cool! It's fine! It'll be open source, we swear, says chaebol Samsung says it'll release the source code to software that allows physically disabled people to move a mouse pointer with their eyes.…

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FYI this isn't just going to target Windows, Linux and OS X fans After Symantec published its report on the Regin super-spyware, there were many questions raised. Who coded it? What can it do? And – above all – why did it take so long for security vendors to notice it?…

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Telco spaffed info on 1,700 staffers, watchdog says Blundering Vodafone leaked the phone records of 1,760 Brit journalists and their colleagues to London's Met Police, a UK watchdog confirmed on Tuesday.…

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Government spyware-spotting project Detekt scores in first week of release The Detekt privacy tool has discovered the FinFisher law enforcement spyware masquerading as a benign bookmark manager.…

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El Reg's CIRCUIT, REMEDY and GERONTIC scoop verified in list of 62 popped pipes Edward Snowden's latest document dump has confirmed the extensive list of submarine cables tapped by the NSA, GCHQ and others.…

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Was it Moracle? Moogle? Med Hat? Madobe? Macebook? Or maybe Mapple? The Chinese government doesn't want to embarrass whichever US multinational it just slapped with a US$140m fine for tax evasion – but let's just say it's large and its name begins with the letter "M."…

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Slow software will be made to 'fess up to FAILS Apple looks to be trying to do something about the flaky nature of software progress bars by making them user-configurable so they report when a machine has missed its estimate of the time needed to complete a task.…

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Just one gTLD and a redirect as ad giant readies to enter domain market Google has turned on its namesake top-level domain (TLD) with the creation of 'nic.google' representing the internet giant's entry into the domain name market.…

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CVC down by 12.5 per cent as of February 2015 NBN Co has followed through on its promise to cut the price of its services with a 12.5 per cent snip off the price of its connectivity virtual circuit (CVC) as of 1 February 2015.…

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Magnetospheric Multiscale mission to launch March 2015 Video  Next March, all going well, NASA will launch a bunch of spacecraft to try and unravel the mechanism of what's called magnetic reconnection, a process by which Earth's magnetic fields connect and disconnect.…

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Blu-Ray's pit and peak pattern supercharges solar cells Blu-Ray might not be setting the world afire, but boffins have turned up a surprising upside of the technology that can be applied to solar PV manufacture.…

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Hackers' delight as vendors certify phishing sites This Black Friday, beware the shop with the security seal: researchers have shown that issuers of common good webkeeping seals of approval sometimes miss basic flaws, happily certify phishing sites and inadvertently function as a hackers' black book of vulnerable sites.…

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Death of the PC? Death of the touch screen revolution more like it Market-watcher IDC has bad news for vendors of fondleslabs and two-in-one Typoslabs like Microsoft's Surface: sales of the former are going to slow markedly and punters are avoiding the latter because of Windows 8.…

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PC, printers still doing OK – but don't ask about the rest HP performed about as well as the analysts expected for the fourth quarter of its fiscal 2014, which is to say it was another difficult quarter that put the cap on what has been a trying year for the tarnished tech titan.…

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Lappies sold between 2010 and 2012 at risk becoming El Scorcho Toshiba Australia has issued a recall notice for the power cored it supplied with laptops sold in Australia between 1st September 2010 and 30th June 2012.…

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It's not December already – out-of-band patch today must be installed Ready to kick back and enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday? Can't wait to open your advent calendar? Not so fast, there's one more patch to install before the month is over.…

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Now you can run your own intelligence agency The NSA has decided to let the public have a peek at what it's been up to, for a change, by promising to release some of its data analysis tools under an open-source license.…

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Settlement with games giant could land you a few dollars Sony will dish out cash and vouchers to PlayStation Vita gamers following allegations its ads for the handheld console were lies.…

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EC did nothing wrong when it bashed firm's doors in The European Commission was perfectly entitled to conduct dawn raids against Orange, according to the EU General Court.…

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But flaky PSN demand and slowing carrier biz didn't help Brit telco and tech services playa KCOM Group has kickstarted a cost cutting programme to counter a wobbly top and bottom line, not helped by the collapse of Phone4You and slower than expected PSN demand.…

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Engineers dig up road outside Google's London HQ Workmen are digging up the spot outside Google's London headquarters where a mysterious "beam" once made pedestrians' hair stand on end.…

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Flash WORM has a serious use for archived photos and videos Intel is well behind the curve with its 10TB flash drive, slated for 2016, claims a SanDisk enterprise storage bigwig, adding that the flash memory storage provider will have a 16TB drive by then.…

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Big Blue moves to avoid potential calamity IBM says it has delayed the European switchover of the outgoing x86 business to Lenovo by one month in a bid to side-step sales disruption in its busiest quarter of the year.…

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Plus: Is storage firm REALLY shopping itself... Analysis  Brocade is a member of the flat revenue Earth society, with its mix of annual and quarterly Fibre Channel and Ethernet revenues hardly changing between last year and this year.…

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Make ex-Google mobe firm a success Lenovo is looking to do for Motorola mobiles what it did for the IBM Thinkpad, kicking life into the products and making the company profitable.…

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