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It seems someone has now thought of the children UK entertainment company Mind Candy has been slammed by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for targeting membership ads at kiddies in an attempt to up-sell its paid-for content.…

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EMEA sales slump as currency crisis and biz uncertainty grips The EMEA server market is on fire, but not in a good way – both shipments and factory revenues declined in Q2 amid the currency issue and uncertain business climate.…

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Come on London’s ne'er-do-wells, up your game Leicestershire – slap-bang in the middle of rural England – has leapfrogged London as the UK’s electronic device-theft capital, according to a comparison of police force stats.…

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Intel invests $100m in FUTURE COMPLIANCE with Mirantis buy-in

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Retail stores? 'Not for us' say top brass at web tech emporium Online tech bazaar Ebuyer has waved goodbye to UK MD Stuart Carlisle following a disagreement over strategic direction – he wanted to open bricks and mortar retail stores, and the powers that be, well, didn’t.…

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Flotation for ‘dream ticket’ revenue generator in November, maybe Tech reselling steamroller Softcat is edging ever closer to flotation on the London Stock Exchange after appointing brokers to manage the process, insiders have told El Chan.…

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Moravian tourist website fail Worstall on Wednesday  There's been quite the little chortle in this part of Central Europe this week regarding the actions of a tourist board in Moravia.…

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Without this, the gobsite would be ‘terrifying’ Twitter has decided to suspend API access to Diplotwoops and Politwoops, websites that tracked politicians’ deleted tweets.…

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Encryption won’t save you if it's an 'L', as in ‘loser’ People choose predictable Android lock screen patterns just like they pick predictable passwords.…

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There's a line in the cloud between the two and not many will cross it Hybrid clouds are the new black. So much so that Microsoft has three ways to manage them.…

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Borked box? Silly software? Researchers say they'll cover every eventuality come October Six MIT research boffins have demonstrated a system capable of recovering all data in the event of a crash that was previously constrained to high-end theory.…

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Site devoted to patients' stories hijacked A UK National Health Service (NHS) site on which the organisation posts patients' stories describing their experience with illness has been defaced by an entity calling itself “Moroccanwolf” who claims the attack is an act of protest regarding western governments' lack of humanitarian actions in Syria.…

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IBM tells business to pull the plug, Agora pulls shutters on interesting goods mart IBM is warning corporates to start blocking TOR services from their networks, citing rising use of the encrypted network to deliver payloads like ransomware.…

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Genuine advice from one who has researched this purely for work reasons Analysis  Some readers of the Register – or perhaps their spouses or significant others, or their bosses or colleagues or other people who may think they want to know if someone is "trustworthy" – may have heard that it is now possible to search online for evidence that a person may have been using the website Ashley Madison. Some users of that site may have been hypothetically considering possibly having an extramarital or otherwise illicit affair, though the mere fact of a person being registered with the site does not, of course, indicate any such thing.…

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Top civil court says Cupertino's fingering just isn't innovative or interesting Apple has suffered yet another setback in its Bleak House lawsuits, with another German court deciding to throw out its swipe-to-unlock patent.…

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Boffins study developers and find good examples will be followed by the herd Programmers with security chops are seen as more productive and influential workers who other coders strive to emulate, according to security researchers from North Carolina State University and Microsoft Research.…

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More HPC goodness from Chipzilla Intel is eyeing off the world of Big Data with the latest round of updates to its Parallel Studio Suite.…

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What's that big spike on site performance graph? GitHub is under a distributed-denial-of-service attack being perpetrated by unknown actors.…

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In colossal surprise, Windows 10 and better graphics come to the virtualised desktop As predicted by El Reg, VMware will have new desktop hypervisors to show off at VMworld next week (although we did get our guess about new names wrong).…

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It's merely a maintenance release but your cloud is probably worth maintaining Xen 4.4.3 is upon us and the Xen Project recommends “that all users of the 4.4 stable series update to this latest maintenance release.”…

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Oxford U and Microsoft researchers cram 25 fps scanner on a smartphone Video  Microsoft Research and Oxford University are showing off a chunk of software that turns smartphones into 3D scanners – running fast enough that if it's released, it'll be handy for 3D printing enthusiasts.…

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What next? CrackForSale.net? MethRus.org? The New York City offices of Rentboy.com were raided by US federal agents on Tuesday – and several staff arrested including the chief exec. The website claims to be the world's largest online directory of male escorts.…

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Security? They've heard of it but don't seem in a rush to do it very well AT&T has been accused of grabbing user traffic from its Wi-Fi hotspots for ad injection.…

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Junk mail tycoon now looking at hard time The Las Vegas man known as the "Spam King" is now facing a stretch behind bars after pleading guilty to spamming tens of millions of people on Facebook –despite being legally barred from doing so.…

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Top boffin reckons he's made a Quantum Leap of science Professor Stephen Hawking thinks he has solved the 40-year-old information paradox – a conundrum of what happens to matter in black holes.…

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