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Is the Oracle of Omaha cutting his losses? Legendary investor Warren Buffett appears to be cutting his losses on his IBM investment, slashing his shares by one-third in the last quarter.…

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GPDR compliance and deduped cloud backend Backup Exec, Veritas' SME backup product, now sports a subscription-based payment scheme, deduping cloud backends and offering GDPR compliance help.…

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MPs kick the ethics question back into touch AEV Bill  A new law won't force driverless cars' software developers to explicitly consider the infamous Trolley Problem – but the UK government may later decide to implement something similar.…

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Details from decommissioned UK webshop scoured Pawnbroking and secondhand goods outlet Cash Converters has suffered a data breach.…

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Wow... you've grown so much, you @£$s Terdot, a banking Trojan that has been around since mid-2016, has been re-engineered with updated information and credential thievery as well as social media account monitoring functionality.…

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Smacked in Florida, California Tezos, the blockchain startup that raised $232m in July, has been served with at least two US class-action lawsuits for allegedly defrauding fundraisers as well as breaking rules for offering securities.…

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Yes, and Azure NFS and HCI also looking good While still well short of its fiscal 2015 revenue glory days, NetApp has said its all-flash array sales are on fire, and expects more of the same.…

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Non-disclosure agreement prompts uproar Chinese drone maker DJI faces questions from infosec researchers about its bug bounty programme. Sources have told The Register that a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) they were invited to sign would result in the company "owning their actions".…

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Also, we’ve not delayed the spectrum auction. Anyway, Three started it! Chief exec of BT, Gavin Patterson, has admitted the telco is struggling to make a business case for 5G investment, given the huge costs of getting the network off the ground.…

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You win some, you lose some – proposals snuffed out at vote Oracle's stockholders have voted against the company's amended executive pay plan, along with a proposal for greater transparency on its gender pay gap.…

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They also want to geofence motorways AEV Bill  A cyclists' association wants software developers for any "errors" in driverless car software to be "criminally prosecuted".…

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IoT is not the same as IT... normal infosec does not pply Michael Dell, chairman and CEO of Dell Technologies, last month announced a $1bn investment in IoT R&D over the next three years.…

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Productivity melts, economy dives... actually, neither is true Slackers of Europe, it might be a good time to enjoy a little me-time as techies at the messaging and collaboration app biz attempt to wake the supposed productivity improvement tool from its slumber.…

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Commentards didn't hold back and some experts disagreed The Register's recent story about the failure of most UK high street banks to follow web security best practices has provoked a lively debate among security experts.…

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Ever heard of 'GDS'? Yup, that was me ¡Bong!  Every man must make a reckoning, and now I must make mine. มาลัย (which means 'Garland of Flowers' in Thai), please note the following.…

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Criticises European Court of Justice before deadline for comments on looming cases Google's general counsel has signalled the company intends to fight, hard, against broad interpretations of the European Union's right to be forgotten.…

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Boffins look on the bright side of detecting basically nothing Physicists have ruled out the existence of axions once considered possible dark matter candidates.…

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Chipzilla goes back to the drawing board on expensive math accelerator line Intel has scrapped Knights Hill, an upcoming addition to its high-end many-core Xeon Phi chip family, and will go back to the drawing board for its microarchitecture.…

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Uh, er, hey look, VS 2017 fans – there's some AI tools, though! Microsoft and GitHub on Wednesday announced real-time collaboration in their respective code editors, almost as if they'd been collaborating.…

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Stopping the powerful changing history, Orwell style At the Internet Archive's headquarters in San Francisco, California, on Wednesday, technologists, educators, archivists, and others fact-oriented folks gathered to discuss how they and the like-minded can save news from the memory hole – a conceit conjured by George Orwell to describe a political mechanism for altering the truth.…

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Size does matter... especially when you've got launch deadlines to hit Intel and Micron have expanded their XPoint production fab in Utah, USA, as the clock ticks down to the launch of XPoint DIMMs in the second half of 2018.…

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This week in fact Earlier this week, the official Facebook and Twitter accounts of the Russian Ministry of Defense said it had "irrefutable evidence" the US was aiding ISIS in Syria – and revealed four grainy photos apparently backing up its claims.…

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Microsoft classified as a telco, so told to cough up. It may gaufre an appeal Skype has failed in its appeal against a 2016 fine in Belgium for failing to help authorities tap calls in a criminal investigation, with the court saying it must comply with the country's telecommunications laws.…

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Chips to the rescue Sponsored  One of the greatest barriers to broader cloud adoption is security.…

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Boffins find smartmobe accelerometers can turn your gait into a biometric A trio of Indian boffins have studied the use of smartphone accelerometers as biometric sensors and concluded they could be a handy way to identify users.…

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