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Feds take StealthGenie offline pending trial Allegedly selling spyware has landed a Pakistani man in trouble with the Feds, with the FBI collaring 31-year-old Hammad Akbar from Lahore cuffed on Monday for flogging StealthGenie.…

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DMCA didn't protect staff uploads: judge Music streaming service Grooveshark has become the latest casualty of copyright law, courtesy of executives trying to boost its catalogue in its start-up days.…

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Agency trades malware samples for intel reports The Federal Bureau of Investigations has released a formerly in-house malware-analysing portal to help speed up incident responses and help industry and law enforcement with investigations.…

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iPhones bent in Norwich? As if the place wasn't weird enough Two teenagers have braved the wrath of Tim Cook after apparently sneaking into an Apple store and bending a number of iPhones, after which they uploaded the vid to YouTube, as you do.…

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Security, OpenStack integration high on list The OpenDaylight foundation has opened the valve and let Helium escape into the software-defined networking (SDN) atmosphere.…

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Forget Sudoku, crunch SHA-256 algos Google engineer Ken Shirriff has mined Bitcoins with nothing more than a paper and pencil.…

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CSIRO's 'missing bushwalker' found and watered CSIRO has, for the first time, dipped into its pocket and paid out to drone-makers who successfully completed its annual UAV challenge.…

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'Picking battles' is strategy, not stupidity, anonymous source claims Australia's opposition has defended its stance on Australia's new national security laws, which provide maximum ten-year jail sentence for nat-sec leakers, by leaking its leader's attitude to a national media outlet.…

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Integrated with OpenStack under Oracle Linux Alcatel-Lucent's Nuage software-defined networking (SDN) venture has announced that it's adding Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux integration to its stack.…

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App streaming tech has Adobe's flagship software running on bargain kit Chromebooks are great for browsing the web, but they're not much good for running applications like Photoshop – not yet, at any rate. But they may become much more versatile devices soon, thanks to a new experiment cooked up by Adobe and Google.…

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'Okay we got it THIS time' A third patch, from Red Hat engineer Florian Weimer, has been released for the vulnerable Bash Unix command-line interpreter, closing off flaws found in two previous fixes.…

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Slapping posters all over the internet, Google? Two can play at that game, says Zuck Facebook has relaunched its Atlas advertising network to take on ad-slinger-in-chief Google.…

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F5 scrambling to catch up Apple and F5 are the latest big-name vendors to post responses to the “Shellshock” vulnerability in Bash.…

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Hidden by the government? Publish with us! Electronic Frontiers Australia wants individuals who made submissions to the Australian government's copyright review to hand on copies of their documents, in an attempt to break what it believes is censorship of the submissions.…

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Oettinger all about the infrastructure – but not big on substance Comment  The incoming EU Commissioner for all things digital, Günther Oettinger, was quizzed by the European Parliament on Monday night. Truthfully, most of the questions lacked teeth.…

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'Acceleration engines' key to performance, security, Larry says OpenWorld  During his OpenWorld keynote on Sunday, Oracle CEO CTO Larry Ellison took time out from talking up his company's cloud strategy to remind the audience that the database giant is in the hardware business, too – all the way down to the silicon.…

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First 64-bit ARMv8 SoC emerges in ProLiant form, but it's not for everyone HP taking another shot at its Project Moonshot by today announcing two new ARM-powered servers, one 64-bit and the other 32-bit.…

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Web cache biz to hand out certificates to all free customers CloudFlare announced today it will extend SSL support to customers who use its free cloud-based web hosting service.…

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Now you can film 40m below water in full 1080p. Happy? GoPro, the maker of video cameras for those who like to mix danger with their hobbies, has added two new models to its range: the GoPro 4 and and the GoPro Hero./p>…

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Not just web servers under threat - though TENS of THOUSANDS have been hit The Shellshock vulnerability has already become the focus for malicious scanning and at least one botnet but crooks are still testing the waters with the vulnerability and much worse could follow, security watchers warn.…

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Extreme Exalytics' enormous ingestation OpenWorld  Oracle can analyse up to 3TB of data in memory with its latest Exalytics In-Memory Machine, the X4-4.…

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Forget touchscreen millennials, Microsoft goes for mouse crowd There’s nothing tech companies like more than creating buzz. The more buzz, the less substance – as a rash of me-too tablet events a few years back proved. Tomorrow, Microsoft is scheduled to host an event on the West Coast that many believe will be the scene of the unveiling of the next version of Windows.…

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A terabyte of storage weighs just 90g. Fancy that CCTV operators can breathe sighs of relief. They won’t run out of space so fast as Seagate has upped the capacity of its 4TB Surveillance disk drive to 6TB.…

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Monday sunshine for tech consultant The lucky winner of the unique portable Spectrum is Martin Ryan.…

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Joins 'traffic light' and perfect stony sphere on Red Planet The Mars Rover has drilled an opening that looks suspiciously like the hole towards which Tiger Woods and his fellow golfers usually aim their balls.…

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