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Infosec made simple: 2FA, its good points and bad points Bill Gates in 2004 predicted the death of the password over time. “They just don’t meet the challenge for anything you really want to secure,” Gates said.…

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You hear that, Amazon, Google, Microsoft et al? Proposals to stop tax avoidance by multinationals like Amazon and Google have been unveiled by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).…

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No economies of scale? Shut up shop and go home, Chinese firms tells rivals The smartphone stragglers are set to fall further behind the leading pack and some will likely crash and burn in the not-too-distant future, according to one of the device chiefs at Huawei.…

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Whadya know, spies are still spying. Transparency? Pah Worldwide government requests for access to Google's user data leapt by 15 per cent in the last six months, the ad giant said in its latest "Transparency Report" published on Monday.…

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Geoboffins DEBUNK long-held scientific belief The early Earth may have been less like the hellish realm of molten magma previously suspected but also distinct from the sort of environment found in modern-day Iceland, according to new research by geologists.…

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Pixhawk avionics juice issue sorted, onwards to Spaceport America It's with a great degree of relief that we can report today we appear to have cracked our Vulture 2 spaceplane's pesky servo power supply issue.…

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State attorney demands Apple CEO bows the knee to him Apple is facing tough privacy questions as it gears up for the release of its new Apple Watch, with one US state attorney demanding a meeting with Tim Cook.…

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SDK and simulator now, sample product by year's end Ethernet silicon vendor Xpliant – currently being digested by Cavium in an acquisition due to conclude in 2015 – is hoping to knock Broadcom out of its spot at the heart of the Ethernet switch market.…

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Thanks, gullible chumps - now everyone knows we're a soft touch British punters are being served three times as many phishing links to trojans and exploit kits than the US, and five times more than the Germans, according to a ProofPoint study.…

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18 million downloads in three months? Call the money men Containerisation mavens Docker have scooped $40m in series C funding.…

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New release adds support for Google-y SQL-on-Hadoop tech MapR has given its customers a new way to use SQL to query their Big Data stores, with the addition of Apache Drill to MapR's eponymous Hadoop distribution.…

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1. Make cheap mobe. 2. ???? 3. WORLD DOMINATION One in six human beings are set to buy a new smartphone this year, Juniper has predicted, with the sales surge driven by the availablilty of mobes which cost under a hundred quid.…

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... into submission. Weve squeals, ditches payment plans Weve, the bonk-tastic joint venture between EE, O2 and Vodafone to “create and accelerate the development of mobile marketing and wallet services in the UK”, has abandoned plans to launch a digital wallet.…

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Merger will lead to mainframe and COBOL powerhouse Attachmate, the software shop that headhunted Novell and SUSE Linux, is itself being bought out by Micro Focus International.…

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Yes - a (sort of) Google Car system for the skies Recently we wrote about how developing city delivery drones was a fool's errand. Yet Startup Airwave is working with NASA to develop an air traffic control system for drones. Who’s foolish now?…

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4GB/s speeds on a consumer drive, anyone? Review  Samsung has been in the SSD business for over ten years. Most of that time has been spent delivering drives to the Enterprise and OEM segments. Since the introduction of its first consumer SSD drive (the SSD430) in 2010, it has since shipped over 12m drives worldwide – including the SSD840, the world’s first TLC NAND drive.…

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'Disciplinary treatment will be sharp and clear' vow spy-chiefs Israeli politicians and a former military intelligence commander have hit back at reservists who criticized Israel for spying on ordinary Palestinians.…

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SANblox compresses too Permabit has built a front-end SAN box to dedupe and compress SAN data so it needs less disk capacity.…

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Come on everybody, let's upload all our stuff into Government by Cloud +Comment  New policy proposals published by tech services trade group Tech UK (formerly Intellect) today seek to grapple with its members being marginalised by recent Government fads.…

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Nice Big Data market niche biz y'got there, partner The ceaseless hoovering up of small companies and startups by business behemoths has seen Oracle buy Front Porch Digital. Why did Larry Ellison latch on to this outfit?…

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Multiple desktops and live tiles in restored Start button star in new vids New videos of a Windows variant thought to be Windows 9 have emerged, and to this hack's eyes they look to have brought Windows up to speed with tricks Linux on the desktop has been doing for at least half a decade.…

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SANS spots new, dumb attack Google's DNS IP address is being spoofed by an attacker, apparently in an attempt to DDoS hosts vulnerable to a flaw in the SNMP protocol.…

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Metasploit module gobbles KitKat SOP slop A Metasploit module has been developed to easily exploit a dangerous flaw in 75 percent of Android devices that allows attackers to hijack a users' open websites.…

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Angry Microsoftie hauls auctioneers to court over stalled Pzkw. IV 'deal' Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has launched legal action against a firm he has accused of failing to properly sell him a World War II German panzer tank.…

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Microsoft will warn you, Amazon zips the lip Microsoft is about to launch a “Geo” for Azure in Australia and has decided that the way to do so down under is by co-locating its kit in an as-yet-unidentified third-party bit barn.…

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