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London, Geneva added to destinations for giant research net The trans-Atlantic expansion of the ESNet academic network is nearing completion, with Fermilab announcing that testing and commissioning of the 100 Gbps-plus link is near.…

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Earth passes through Halley’s Comet debris Vid  If you're in a position to see the constellation of Orion tonight then it's time to enjoy the annual Orionid meteor shower – as the Earth slams into the debris left by Halley's Comet's 1986 visit at about 148,000 MPH.…

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Australian election campaign features cash-for-cores promise The government of the Australian State of Victoria has slung AU$6.65 million in the direction of the Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative (VLCSI), deeming the investment a vote-winner in upcoming elections .…

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5.5 million OS X machines hauled in more fruity cash than fondleslabs Peak tablet  In case you'd forgotten that Apple is making money hand over fist, the company announced on Monday that it has pulled off yet another record financial quarter – thanks to its iPhones, but no thanks to its iPads.…

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Whole new species of XaaS spawning in the antipodes Microsoft has let slip one of its least-well-guarded secrets: two new Azure bit barns will go live in Australia next week, as predicted by Vulture South.…

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Borg lists products on which SSL 3.0 vuln has lifted leg, promises fixes Cisco has joined the growing list of vendors scrambling a response to the POODLE vulnerability, with a number of systems confirmed vulnerable and more under investigation.…

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You do hate them, right? US Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) has issued an open letter asking Comcast to make a public commitment against erecting internet fast lanes for wealthy websites. Leahy also wants the American telco to use its market and lobbying muscle to support net neutrality.…

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Open-source 'love' fairly runneth over at cloud event "Microsoft loves Linux" is generally not something one expects to hear, but that was one of the messages that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella delivered at a San Francisco media event touting Redmond's cloud offerings on Monday.…

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Hobart lawyer wins next round in EasyCount code battle Michael Cordover, the Hobart lawyer who has been pressing the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) to release the source code of its vote-counting software, has had a win courtesy of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC).…

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ACMA report reveals vast scale of access by agencies On the heels of an Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) report that Australia's carriers provided more than 582,000 items of information to law enforcement under Australia's telecommunications interception regime in 2014, cross-bench senators have announced they will hold a briefing on the issue at the end of October.…

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Australian research network wants networkers with buckets, spades, and cool ideas Australia's research network AARnet says it will push the on-switch on a software defined networking (SDN) test bed by the end of 2014.…

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Our man outside HQ of anonymous messaging app Pics  We were surprised as anyone when The Guardian revealed that, far from being “the safest place on the internet”, the anonymous messaging app Whisper was tracking the location of its users – even when they specifically denied the app access to their location.…

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Our land is girt by CSS borrowed from the motherland The Online Services Branch of Australia's Department of Finance, which oversees the nation's online efforts, has put the country in beta with the release of a new design for the national website at australia.gov.au.…

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Let's hope it's not an 8.brick update Apple has made available iOS 8.1, enabling features on the iPhone 6 and other new Apple devices.…

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'Man-in-the-middle attack' harvests users' privates at iPhone 6 launch Last week Apple CEO Tim Cook was very happy that the iPhone 6 is at last going on sale in China. But it seems the Chinese government has its own plans for iPhone 6 owners that will dampen any celebrations at Cupertino & Co.…

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Spaffing copyrighted stuff over the web? No search ranking for you Advert slinger Google has said it buries websites that help people illegally download copyrighted stuff.…

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It's on by default – did you not read the small print? There's growing disquiet over Apple's desktop search app Spotlight, which sends queries for things back to the company's servers to process.…

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Historic trademark victory, but sunset clause applies to future blocks The UK's biggest ISPs must block websites that flog knock-off goods, after a successful High Court case brought by luxury goods firm Richemonte, the first time trademark pirates have been blocked in the EU.…

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It's not just a thumb war, it's total digit war The battle for the future of the human wrist entered a new phase on Monday after it was claimed that tech goliath Microsoft is planning to release its own wearable computer in the coming weeks.…

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Cleversafe smoothly slips into third wheel territory It’s a laugh a minute in the object storage business. Not content with reselling Scality’s RING object storage software alongside its own StoreAll product, HP is now two-timing Scality by reselling Cleversafe’s object storage software as well. It’s best to be sure – to be sure.…

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Time to put the storage biz up for sale? IBM's storage revenues are continuing to slump, with the latest overall IBM results causing the abandonment of a long-term earnings/share goal.…

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I'm scratching your back, Gao, now how about it for our guys? The EU has decided to make friends with China despite earlier worries that it may have been giving an illegal boost to telco manufacturers.…

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Overtaking Google and Ford She’s a huge advocate of drones — quite a surprising position to take for a first class fighter pilot.…

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Because enterprise cloud doesn't just happen “We want to be the undisputed leader in enterprise cloud,” Red Hat’s chief executive Jim Whitehurst said recently.…

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The Fourth Amendment... and it IS better Review  The decisions that must be going on at Sony’s mobile R&D division are certainly intriguing, if not baffling. Six months after it was launched, the Xperia Z2 has been replaced by the Z3 and barely nine months after it was launched, the Z1 Compact has been replaced by the Z3 Compact (there wasn’t a Z2 Compact, so don’t panic).…

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