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Uncle Sam could learn a thing or two from Brits Analysis  It's not the most obvious place you would expect a Silicon Valley-ite to point to as the future of the America, but Jennifer Pahlka is a big fan of the UK government's website.…

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Drake, Binney, Snowden were not alone, report reminds us The NSA's snooping programs aren't just controversial to the public, it seems: we're reminded other staff at the US agency also objected to prying into Americans' phone records.…

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Fix committed for JQuery validation plugin demo script A reflected cross site scripting flaw patched overnight may affect millions of websites due to a seven-year-old flaw in a jQuery validation plugin demo script used for CAPTCHA, Dutch penetration tester Sijmen Ruwhof says.…

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Fat fingered geo-block kept Aussies in the dark

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Bitcoin blackmail backfire bungle Hacker seized a database from the City of Detroit earlier this year before unsuccessfully demanding $800,000 in Bitcoin.…

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Boffins use spare atomic clocks to check for errors Although our ancestors would have been amazed by GPS technology for the current generation it's pretty old hat. Nevertheless, scientists have come up with a new idea for using the network of positioning satellites that encircle our globe – the quest to find dark matter.…

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Got a supercomputer? Want to simulate a universe? Here you go The Illustris Project, a universe-scale simulation created in 2013 at MIT and unveiled in May 2014, is now offering its first data products as downloads for researchers.…

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From beta to alpha to pro Bittorrent is taking Sync out of beta with an alpha version of Sync 2.0.…

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Strange beauty a downer for exotic physics Analysis of Large Hadron Collider data collected in 2011 and 2012 has turned up two new subatomic particles: a couple of baryons that are six times as massive as a proton.…

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Network boffins slash link power budgets The GreenTouch group, which researches less power-hungry networking technologies, is pitching an NFV-style home gateway architecture as one way to curb broadband networks' appetite for electrons.…

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SDN stack embiggened Extreme Networks has launched a quartet of switches and a management appliance, in what it says is an expansion of its software defined network (SDN) strategy.…

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Choc Factory to build crypto bridge 'soon' Google's "encryption everywhere" claim has been undermined by Mountain View stripping secure search functions for BT WiFi subscribers piggy-backing off wireless connections, sysadmin Alex Forbes has found.…

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Five-year deal includes early access to new search UI Mozilla has ended its ten-year relationship with Google and will instead make Yahoo! the default search engine for the open source Firefox browser in the US, both on the desktop and on mobile devices.…

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Come back with our internet! cries Republican A panel with authority over domain name system overseer ICANN has been proposed in a new US law bill.…

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Will take on Intel, ARM rivals for the data center Mobile chip heavyweight Qualcomm has confirmed that it plans to make a run at the server market, although details remain scant.…

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iOS to get streaming service built-in early 2015 – report Apple will try to install a Beats Music app in all recent iPhones, iPads and iPods in the next year, it's claimed.…

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Pawsey pops the bubbles The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre is all smiles after the SC14 announcement that its upgraded Magnus iron has landed in the world's top fifty supercomputers.…

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FTC, Florida lob sueball at 'two massive operations' Two groups of companies accused of raking in $120m from fake antivirus scams have been put on ice by a court.…

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Ex-Nokia engineers drown in cash for MeeGo-ish Linux slab Upstart mobile device maker Jolla announced plans to produce a tablet via a crowdfunding campaign on Wednesday, and within mere hours, its fans had pledged well over the asked-for amount.…

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Upstart launches at EMC and Quantum with 'data hypervisor' David Flynn's Primary Data startup is apparently reinventing "file virtualization" for software-defined data centers – and thus taking on EMC's ViPR and Quantum's StorNext.…

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Only 7 of 50 parliamentarians plump for Samsung Galaxy S The European Parliament’s IT department is attempting to drag MEPs kicking and screaming into the digital age… by letting them play with the latest tablets.…

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Streamlining workflows, and easier processing for Hadoop-using apps Seagate has written a Hadoop connector for Lustre, meaning Hadoop-using systems can now fetch data from a Lustre parallel file system array, as part of a small contribution by the US data storage company to an open source world.…

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♫ 0118 999 88199 9119 725... 3 In one of the world’s greatest self-referential in-jokes, Countdown contestant Danny Davies has worn a T-shirt commemorating the appearance of Maurice Moss on Countdown in an episode of The IT Crowd.…

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Hungry mobe'n'slab-waving Blighty swallows spectrum Ofcom is planning to nick some of the airwaves currently used by digital terrestrial telly and hand them over for mobile broadband use.…

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Follows Simplivity, but with added metro cluster support Maxta has announced the launch of its MxSP, the first Cisco-certified hyper-converged system to run on UCS C-Series servers and support metro-distance clusters.…

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