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Deployment committee stacked with industry bods, says report In just the latest example of how far America's telecoms regulator is in the pockets of the cable giants, its panel scrutinizing US broadband rollouts has been heavily stacked with industry executives.…

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Low-skill workers are under threat either way, it appears Raising the minimum wage increases the chance employers will automate low-skill jobs away, according to a paper published this week through National Bureau of Economic Research, a non-profit group of econ wonks.…

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Trial scheduled for October Marcus Hutchins, the WannaCry kill-switch hero, has today pleaded not guilty to charges of creating and selling malware at a hearing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.…

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Terabytes? Flash drives? No, PDF pages. Price list SKUwered How many pages does it take to list Nutanix’s prices? One hundred? Maybe too few. One thousand – sounds about right. Ten thousand? Don’t be ridiculous. Forty-six thousand, seven-hundred and sixty-three? Well, actually ……

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More likely damage control after host GoDaddy pulled plug Doubts have been cast over claims that hacktivists have taken control of neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer.…

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Plan to conquer federal IT sees Redmond team with super-secure Canberra Data Centres Microsoft's cooking up a government-grade cloud in the Canberra, Australia's capital city.…

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NV-DIMM flash tech changes Two co-founding execs and a senior veep for sales have exited flash NV-DIMM startup Diablo Technologies.…

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'A lot of what has gone wrong has not been Gavin’s fault, but...' One of BT's top investors has reportedly called for the firm's chief exec Gavin Patterson to step down, following a number of issues to rock the biz this year including a £530m Italian accounting scandal.…

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It must be true, the Daily Express said so Big Ben, the bell in the iconic clock tower on the north end of the Palace of Westminster, will fall silent for four years – and as a result the UK may not leave the European Union until 2021, if a government statement is to be trusted.…

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Specs, lies and Skylake Veteran Microsoft-watcher Paul Thurrott has made the sensational allegation that Microsoft's senior management "misled" their CEO about the cause of serious launch issues with its flagship Surface Pro 4 PC.…

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Yes, it’s time for another reader poll Study  Phishing is the attempt to obtain personal, private, or commercially sensitive information or funds by impersonating a trustworthy source. Fraudsters commonly use email to quarry their pray, but messaging apps, social media, fake websites, and phone calls are frequently used too. Consumer phishing attacks still outnumber those specifically targeting businesses and institutions, but this should not lull IT and business managers into a false sense of security.…

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American cousins, don't make August 21 a blind date Amazon has "proactively" recalled solar eclipse glasses that "may not comply with industry standards" before darkness descends on the US next week, August 21.…

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Don’t let personal curiosity get the better of you, ICO warns A former midwifery assistant from Essex has been fined £1,715 for unlawfully accessing and sharing patients’ medical records.…

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Extended early prices for select MCubed sessions ends in hours If you’d like to spend a day delving deep into how you can apply machine learning to your business, and save a tidy pile of cash into the bargain, you should get over to the MCubed website.…

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Says gov needs to 'collaborate' with industry. Now there's a surprise... Industry mouthpiece techUK has thrown its tuppence into the debate around what Blighty's communications infrastructure should look like in 2020, calling for "near-universal" superfast broadband of 30Mbps.…

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Tic, tic, tic... With fitness gadgets fading fast, and the smartwatch category gathering flies, it’s strange to report a blazing success in wearables. Even stranger, it hasn’t come from an established consumer electronics brand or even a “wearable company”.…

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Stop worrying about check-boxes and start thinking about how you delete data Not enough companies understand how to properly delete the data they hold – and need to address this if they are to comply with new data protection rules, privacy and security experts have said.…

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History tells us none of the big four will dominate forever and that niches matter COMMENT  In recent weeks I didn't write stories about Packet.net splashing down in 15 new nations to start an edge compute service, or the plans that Tata Telecoms' shared with me to expand its data centre footprint by targeting partnerships with users of its submarine cables.…

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Amazon Turk serfs have their own problems Analysis  Convinced that intelligent conversational assistants like Amazon Alexa, Microsoft Cortana, and Apple Siri are neither particularly intelligent nor capable of sophisticated conversation, computer boffins last year began testing a crowd-powered assistant embodied by Amazon Mechanical Turk workers.…

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Publisher described murdered woman in revoltingly sexist and hateful terms Domain name retailer and hosting outfit GoDaddy has given a right wing web site that describes itself as “The World's Most Genocidal Republican Website” 24 hours to find a new hosting company.…

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After version 57, plugins go to browser heaven The end of legacy Firefox plugins is drawing closer, with Mozilla's Jorge Villalobos saying they'll be disabled in an upcoming nightly build of the browser's 57th edition.…

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Plan new networking and compute architectures, plus 'topology-aware storage' Toyota, Intel, Ericsson, with friends, have formed a new “Automotive Edge Computing Consortium” to “develop an ecosystem for connected cars to support emerging services such as intelligent driving, the creation of maps with real-time data and driving assistance based on cloud computing.”…

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Privilege escalation is baked in to mobile OSes, if you look for it Oxford researchers reckon they've spotted the next emerging trend in Android advertising (and possibly malware): using common libraries to “collude” between apps with different privilege levels.…

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Awaken not the Elder Things, lest they and their shoggoths again battle foul Cthulhu Boffins from the University of Edinburgh's School of GeoSciences have found 91 previously unknown volcanoes beneath the West Antarctic Ice Shelf, a total that suggests it might be the most volcanic region on Earth.…

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'Error 418: I'm a teapot' scores 'reserved' status in IANA Status Code Registry The august and serious folk at the IETF have always had a soft spot for their April Fool's jokes, and so do others – so much that a proposal to deprecate a joke has met with successful resistance.…

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