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Project Zero, GCHQ, and city of Mishawaka, Indiana among credited bug-hunters Apple has today released patches addressing roughly four dozen exploitable security vulnerabilities in iOS, macOS, and WatchOS.…

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Likelihood of patching for every affected system is zero Security researchers investigating internet-connected video cameras have uncovered a bug that could conceivably leave millions of devices open to easy pwnage.…

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Boffins still turned off by iMaker's closed culture Analysis  Continuing its campaign to court AI boffins, traditionally tight-lipped Apple has tiptoed further toward engagement with the outside world through the publication of its first research blog.…

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DNS king breaks own bylaws yet again Special report  Amazon may still get hold of its namesake top-level domain .amazon after an independent review panel lambasted the decision by DNS overseer ICANN to deny its application.…

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-.-- --- ..- -. --. / .--. . --- .--. .-.. . / - --- -.. .- -.-- --..-- / . .... ..--.. For over a hundred years, navies around the world have messaged each other at the speed of light – signal lamp light.…

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iGiant bankrolls manufacturers' legal battle royale over patent license fees The four electronics factories sued by Qualcomm for not paying licensing fees have lodged their own countersuit with the backing of Apple.…

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Hyperconverged, VDI startup nibbles bits off software-defined storage supplier Hive-IO has bought certain assets of Atlantis Computing, a struggling supplier of VDI and hyperconverged infrastructure software, for undisclosed financial terms.…

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Big Red to lure 1,000 bods, expands cloud-in-a-box services Oracle is continuing to head into the cloud, kicking off another recruitment drive for 1,000 fluffy white services sales people – but the news comes amid talk of reorganisation and layoffs elsewhere.…

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15% laid off in cost-cutting exercise at HPC supplier Supercomputer supplier Cray is giving 190 employees the elbow in a restructuring exercise to cut operating costs.…

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A bit of goodish news from Big Blue Analysis  IBM's systems segment brought in $1.7bn, 10 per cent down year-on-year. Systems hardware was $1.3bn with operating systems software at $400m.…

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More time to play Snake The boss of HMD Global, the company reviving Nokia-branded phones, quit unexpectedly today.…

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Sexism in the Telly Tax, sexism in pay deals... where else, Auntie? Comment  The BBC is trembling with excitement following the enforced publication of the annual salaries of on-screen stars earning more than £150,000 at the tax-funded broadcaster.…

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Hadoop-flinger's CEO: We're making great progress, but... Hortonworks has ditched its second chief operating office in less than a year as part of a C-suite reshuffle that saw share prices drop.…

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Look, enterprises, see, we're all friends here, all getting along The Open Container Initiative, an attempt by Docker and other container tech companies to build standards and consensus for container technology, on Wednesday plans to release the initial version of its runtime and image specifications.…

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Обратите внимание на спину! Cyber crime lords have come up with a new money-spinner – Russian-language e-learning courses geared towards teaching the skills necessary to rip off consumers and card companies.…

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Wheel-diculous Bluetooth security revealed The latest two-wheel transporter toy from Segway was disturbingly easy to hack, with miscreants requiring just seconds to take control of a vehicle, we're told.…

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Why IoT failed, the AI takeover, the rise of content providers, and assorted chat

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Valley's funding new companies that end up looking just like the old ones Analysis  If Silicon Valley still does one thing better than anybody else, it's propping up profitless corporations, just like the Bank of Mum and Dad. Gulf states pour money into Premier League teams, but not on anything like the scale of Uber and Netflix, two examples of capital-swallowing money pits.…

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Big Blue's public cloud reaches nearly 60 DCs worldwide IBM has signed up to an EU Cloud COC initiative and is announcing four new data centres in the UK, Australia and Silicon Valley for the IBM Cloud.…

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Will 'engage practically' with former BT arm Sales at broadband provider TalkTalk dropped by 3 per cent in the company's first quarter, with an extra 20,000 new customers failing to offset the drop.…

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Should we believe the hype? And why drop so much $$? Two hundred local government employees across the capital of China's eastern Shandong province will soon be encrypting messages with keys that are "impossible" to crack.…

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No spraying and praying here, just precise, exorbitant attacks Attackers are manually deploying ransomware directly into target networks to maximise the damage and potential payout.…

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Well, rooftop yagis hooked up to 12v Intel PCs WND‑UK – the “who they?” firm that boasted it will deliver more SigFox Internet of Things network coverage than there is 4G coverage across the UK mainland – says it will achieve this by putting IoT aerials on people’s homes.…

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But bosses can't promise it will be fully complete on time Transport for London has tentatively started testing 4G on the Tube for emergency services. TfL's CTO said he was not "absolutely confident" it would be complete by January, 2019, however.…

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These might be the Star Wars-themed hotel and rides you are looking for Disney has revealed plans to create a wretched hive of scum and villainy adjacent to one of its theme parks.…

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