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Will Google's operating system be an "oh baby" or an "oh dear" moment for programmers? Google on Tuesday published a developer-oriented preview of Android O, which turns out to be a software sequel rather than softcore erotica.…

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High cost of peninsula leads to 'de-location' offer A startup is offering workers a hefty sign-on bonus – if they move out of the San Francisco Bay Area.…

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For better work-life balance, work more outside of work In contrast to the restrictions many companies place on their workers, GitHub believes it can loosen the reins through the release of its Balanced Employee Intellectual Property Agreement (BEIPA).…

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Two critical bugs blatted in Chrome, Firefox add-ons Password manager LastPass has patched critical security flaws that malicious websites could exploit to steal victims' passphrases.…

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Total Inability To Skype Ur Parents Microsoft cloud services have dived offline, taking down Outlook, Hotmail, OneDrive, Skype, and Xbox Live.…

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Hit list: Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia The UK has banned airline passengers on direct inbound flights from six countries in the Middle East and North Africa from taking a range of electronic devices into the cabin due to fears of a terrorist attack.…

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IT LIVES! Cybercriminals behind the Necurs botnet have reactivated the zombie network and returned to their original business of using compromised machines as conduits for spam distribution.…

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Now, how to do that in a stagnant market? The wonderfully named Marco Grieco Wang-Andresen, number two EMEA exec at Acer, is floating across to run rival PC maker Lenovo's ops in the same territory, El Reg can confirm.…

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De Rojas to have 're-energised' regional business British software giant Sage has lost a “trail-blazing” executive brought in to help oversee the transition to cloud from on-prem after less than six months.…

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So that's OK then, nothing to see here The UK Information Commissioner has cleared the Information Commissioner of an alleged failure to apply Freedom of Information laws correctly, following an investigation into itself.…

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'Numerous reports' received Microsoft’s March Windows 10 Update has claimed a new victim: Windows dialogue boxes built using Telerik objects.…

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Smartphone hardware school of hard knocks A popular Indiegogo venture to build a secondary e-ink display for the iPhone has shut down after raising over $1m – and donors will not get their money back.…

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Don't just fling unsecured open source OSes at world+dog, father of the Internet begs Vint Cerf, one of the fathers of the internet, has weighed in on Internet of Things security, warning that a Mirai botnet-style incident could happen again unless vendors start taking responsibility for their goods.…

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Announces product integrations and new language for exchanging customer data Adobe and Microsoft have announced new product integrations along with the XDM (Experience Data Model) language for interchanging behavioural and marketing data between platforms.…

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Advertisers, please help us build a better swamp Google has responded to a contagious YouTube advertising boycott which yesterday prompted a downgrade on Wall Street.…

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Customers able to view account details of other users Mobile operator Three has admitted that some customers were able to view the mobile account details of other Three users via their accounts yesterday.…

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Privacy impact assessments? Anyone? Bueller? Councils in the UK have work to do ahead of the EU's General Data Protection Regulations, according to the Information Commissioner's Office's department for good practice.…

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Industry bods not keen on mandatory filtering Government proposals to force internet service providers into blocking content inappropriate for children with filters have been branded "disproportionate" by the industry's representative group.…

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M3 call for papers due to close on March 31 There are just 10 days left until we close the call for papers for M3, so if you want to tell the world how you’re putting artificial intelligence, machine learning and predictive analytics to work in business, we really want to hear from you.…

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Don't decommission that MySQL server – yet The commercial release by Google of its Spanner database as a public beta last month came as both a pleasant surprise and a wake-up call: perhaps the end of NoSQL databases is in sight.…

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Pocket powerhouse Review  Huawei began to make significant inroads into the premium phone business in the West last year with its heavily promoted P9 models, and the Chinese giant has got this year’s shot at the market in early: ahead of Samsung and HTC.…

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Doesn't say it's going to, just that it is preparing to do so... The Home Office has acknowledged that it is preparing to accept a landmark EU ruling from last year which restated that access to retained data must only be given in cases of serious crime, unlike the range of cases provided for under the new Investigatory Powers Act.…

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If only there was some way to work out these frustrations... HPE is ensuring that no unpleasant memories linger for Enterprise Services staff being booted to DXC Technology by informing them they are no longer entitled to membership to the employee discount scheme.…

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Mid-East airports and airlines hit by carry-on ban on gadgets From today, passengers are banned from flying into the US from specific overseas airports if their carry-on luggage contains devices larger than a mobile phone. The clampdown is a result of counterterrorism intelligence, we understand.…

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GPU engines are out and AI translators will help you pull From voice translation to self-driving automobile, AI's impact in everyday life will become more and more apparent this year. The AI and deep learning market will experience even more rapid technological advancement, very rapid growth and adoption, and increasing competition for both hardware and software platforms. While AI fears will remain, the public will become more cognisant and comfortable with social media AI applications.…

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