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(And everything you've seen) Welcome to 'Closing the Loop' In a move with echoes of the fictional internet giant described in Dave Eggers' The Circle, Google's has begun trawling through billions of personal credit card records, matching them to your browser, location and advertising histories.…

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Also, here's why LTE-M gained ground over NB-IoT in Europe Some customers are expecting more than can be realistically delivered with licensed spectrum Internet of Things connectivity technologies, a major European telco has warned.…

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Gloom and doom? Consumers still shopping with us, trills CEO Political uncertainty haven’t put punters off purchasing electronic gadgets, Dixons Carphone CEO reported today.…

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Partners with state-backed Japanese funds +Comment  WDC is partnering with a state-backed Japanese fund and bidding ¥2 trillion ($17.9bn, £13.8bn) to buy Toshiba’s Memory Business.…

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Upgrade and they will come The volume of 64-bit malware in the wild remains low even though computers running 64-bit operating systems became ubiquitous years ago.…

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Some might say this is fake news. It isn't An American company implausibly named AnalTech – no, really – has been slammed hard enough for a hazardous materials response team to be called out to deal with the smell.…

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Shopping as a constant poker game Analysis  "AI" could soon be making petrol more expensive at times of peak demand like the start of a bank holiday weekend or the school run.…

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At least we'll always have #catsinteslas

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Use and abuse of figures If statistics were a human being, it would have been in deep therapy all of its 350-year life. The sessions might go like this:…

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Sort of. Leia's a New Hope Star Wars New Hope @ 40  When Lucasfilm recently unveiled its tribute reel to the late Carrie Fisher, one of the most memorable monologues in cinema sat right in its center.…

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Test management and debugging at scale become a bit less daunting Facebook on Wednesday plans to introduce a set of open source developer tools to streamline app development testing and bug hunting.…

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IPO? Ticked. 1,079% growth in 11 years? Ticked. Lost the tightness? Nah Martin Hellawell, the McDonald's-card-toting CEO at mega reseller Softcat isn't quite sailing off into the sunset just yet, but he is preparing to handover the operation once a successor is found.…

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Sure, there are hurdles, but no £18bn hole on the other side like Hinkley Point For the first time ever in April, the UK's data centres and clouds ran on electricity generated without burning coal.…

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When two 'innocent' events on the network are anything but IT teams can get away with poor service management, outdated software development methods and outdated apps running on legacy tin, but they might want to think twice before skimping on cybersecurity. If you don't stay on top of this stuff, while you might not be found out today or tomorrow, eventually, your customers’ personal details might just turn up on Pastebin.…

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What's a tensor? Glad you asked... HPC blog  Last week, Nvidia held its biggest ever GPU Technology Conference (GTC). The big walk-away is that GPUs are rapidly becoming an expected and standard component of computing, table stakes in many cases, across the computing platform. Big deal right there and hence the frothiness of much of the coverage.…

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Facebook, Google, Twitter and friends face clampdown European Union ministers have approved new rules for video that will oblige Facebook, Google, Twitter and others to remove hate speech and sexually explicit videos online or face stiff fines.…

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Lobs deployment tools at sysadmins, complete with Silverlight and ActiveX support Google is trying to give businesses a reason to ditch Internet Explorer by giving sysadmins a new set of tools for mass deployment of its own Chrome browser.…

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Stacks up against Open Compute with one design for data centres of all sizes plan LinkedIn wants you to brick it in the data centre by following it and its friends with a new standard for data centre hardware that pushes its ambitions to the edge and into competition with the Facebook-derived Open Compute Project.…

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Cloud's just 'recommended', for now, as local industry plans 50 per cent growth by 2025 India's issued three “Guidance Notes” outlining its government's policies for procuring software and entering into alliances and running RFPs.…

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World's biggest advertising company needs to prove ads are worth the money Google wants stores to gather purchase data on its behalf, to bolster its case that advertising on the platform works.…

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Emissions software scandal flares anew Fiat-Chrysler, accused of the same kind of software defeat as landed Volkswagen in hot water, is now the subject of a Department of Justice lawsuit.…

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Active Deploy binned in favour of Kubernetes and/or Cloud Foundry IBM's announced a swift retirement of its Active Deploy service, a facility offered to those who want frequent updates to cloudy applications.…

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Penguinistas, rejoice: Tavis Ormandy lets you fuzz Windows Google Project Zero's Windows bug-hunter and fuzz-boffin Tavis Ormandy has given the world an insight into how he works so fast: he works on Linux, and with the release of a personal project on GitHub, others can too.…

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Penguinistas, rejoice: Tavis Ormandy lets you fuzz Windows Google Project Zero's Windows bug-hunter and fuzz-boffin Tavis Ormandy has given the world an insight into how he works so fast: he works on Linux, and with the release of a personal project on GitHub, others can too.…

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Iris-scanner defeated with a camera in night mode, a contact lens, and a printer Chaos Computer Club's "Starbug" has taken a look at the Samsung Galaxy S8's iris-scanning authentication feature and found you can beat it with a photograph.…

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