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Yes: criticise the government. No: organise protest A group of researchers has stung China's censorship regime, building a “fake” social network to reverse-engineer the workings of the “great firewall”.…

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Qantas, Virgin jump through CASA's hoops Australian gadget-owners rejoice, you can now keep your devices switched on from “gate to gate” on Qantas and Virgin Australia flights.…

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Will include 'financial information' The Australian government has reportedly circulated a private brief outlining how it intends to define “metadata”, according to The Australian.…

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Lawyers will have to earn their keep the hard way, says court HP's plan to defend its directors in the Autonomy scandal – and present a united front against the Brit business's former execs and their auditors – has been thrown into doubt by a US judge.…

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Piece of cake, right? The European Space Agency has identified five possible sites where its Rosetta spacecraft could probe comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.…

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The time has come to beat cloud upstarts into shape VMworld 2014  Docker's often been cast as an enfant terrible so talented that it makes mature predecessors suddenly look a bit old, slow and irrelevant.…

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Level up! Amazon has confirmed the purchase of Twitch, the video-streaming startup beloved by gamers, in a $970m cash deal.…

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Clampdown on clickbait ... and El Reg is OK with this

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Phoenix servers used in elastic cloud storage appliance will rise again EMC is designing a version of the EVO:RAIL hyper-converged appliance VMware announced today but isn't in a rush to get it to market but is looking forward to winning back the business the likes of Nutanix are currently taking from it.…

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Access control? Yeah, we've heard of it The Australian Security Intelligence Service, ASIS, has seemingly demonstrated a peculiar weakness in its access control systems.…

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Hackers having more success taking down Xbox Sony says it has beaten off the latest attack against its PlayStation Network – and insists all of the user information it stores is safe.…

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Raise your hand if you're interested – liar! LinuxCon 2014  Matthew Miller is a little concerned. As the new project leader for the Fedora Linux distribution, he thinks Fedora 20 is great and Fedora 21, when it ships, will be the best release ever. But he worries that to everyone else, Fedora – and Linux distros in general – are getting a little, well … boring.…

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How not to make a TOTAL ASS of yourself at tech shows Opinion  It’s not news that, being a male dominated industry, women face a lot of challenges working in IT. We have to overcome sexism, stereotypes and sometimes outright harassment.…

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Converged infrastructure appliance made by Dell, Fujitsu and EMC. Yes, EMC VMware has confirmed its long-suspected move into converged infrastructure hardware by announcing “EVO:RAIL”, a new “ hyper-converged infrastructure appliance” the company says “is the first solution in a family” of such offerings.…

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Commodifying your rebellion and selling it back to you VMworld 2014  VMware has moved to defuse the threat OpenStack poses by developing its own distribution of the cloudy collation called VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIOS).…

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Connect the connectivity dots with GWS boss Paul Carter Live Chat  You've no doubt been enjoying El Reg's scintillating coverage of our magnificent 3G/4G data Monopoly pub crawl, so now's your chance to quiz GWS chief Dr Paul Carter on the whole shebang.…

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Would you leave your well-paid job to chase your dream? Doing my own 'ting  I'm not a brilliant businessman, nor a star academic, nor a rocking developer, but I'm reasonable at a couple of those things and currently have a well-paid contract in the City (i.e. banking) where I have spent most of the last 20 years in a variety of BigCos.…

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It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud Opinion  It’s that time of year again, when Apple’s annual iPhone launch is looming and the mobile chattersphere becomes entirely dominated again by one handset maker.…

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Squint and you can see the future Vulture at the Wheel  Ford has announced its first car with LED headlights. It's a Mondeo, which means that while other high-end cars have had LED lights for a while now, this is the first reasonably priced car which uses the technology.…

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Oi, stranger! Freeze ME out, will you? It's a long way from being a “discovery”, but it's getting physicists excited: the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at Brookhaven National Lab is accumulating evidence that could point to so-called “strange” Baryons.…

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And our man Corfield is pretty bloody cross about it Some of you may already be familiar with our sub-editor Gareth Corfield's work as he is usually the man behind our social-media presence.…

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Twitter complaint sees Reynolds join Charles Stross in grumpy about Word club In August last year, one-time-sysadmin and now SciFi author Charles Stross declared Microsoft Word ”a tyrant of the imagination” and bemoaned its use in the publishing world.…

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Too many keys, too badly managed NIST has taken a look at how companies use Secure Shell (SSH), and doesn't much like what it sees.…

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XBox and Battle.net networks also targeted While distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks hosed not only Playstation Network but also XBox and Battle.net networks, it's emerged that a fake bomb threat also grounded US flight 362, while Sony executive John Smedley was aboard.…

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Lawyer says legal bullets sprayed in hope of landing jury hit Three additional charges have been laid against alleged Silk Road kingpin Ross Ulbricht including narcotics trafficking and identity fraud, according to an indictment filed Thursday.…

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