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Feds' warrant names the guilty printer The Australian Labor Party's (ALP's) senator Stephen Conroy has formalised his claim of parliamentary privilege over documents seized in last week's Australian Federal Police raid of his office and the homes of two of his staffers.…

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Humble piece comes in five slices The head of the SWIFT financial network has put forward a five-part plan to improve security after its systems were the focus of several cyberattacks.…

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Cloudy comms unit joins T-Mobile uncarrier push On day one of its SIGNAL Developer Conference in San Francisco, cloudy comms firm Twilio has announced a new marketplace for add-ons to its API and a new SIM-card-as-a-service offering to let IoT devices communicate via T‑Mobile.…

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Tiny 'puters find a niche in virtual desktops Citrix has unveiled a desktop thin client based on the Raspberry Pi microcomputer.…

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Photos and @username references won't be part of sending limit Twitter has announced another tweak to its text-message system that will give users greater space to send messages alongside pictures.…

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Old world sales types unlikely to get a taste of young firms Most new companies are likely to opt for cloud-based software, the president of Atlassian said today.…

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Pushing for creation of cyberattack database The head of a UK industry insurance organisation has called for the government to create a database where companies would be obliged to “record details of cyber attacks”.…

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Hardware minus big-shops-software bits Nutanix is having a crack at the medium-sized business market with a product called Xpress.…

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The Chocolate Factory is 'cooperating fully' with Inspector Clouseau et cie Google's office in central Paris was raided this morning by police, directed by French financial officials, over alleged underpayment of taxes.…

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Close to claiming highest launch Guinness World Record A bunch of US 5th graders* yesterday came close to breaking the Guinness World Record for the highest-altitude paper plane launch, which currently stands at a dizzying 35,043m.…

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Specialist audio visual firm calls administrator as cash flow dries Specialist audio visual distributor Steljes Ltd has called in the administrators after liquidity dried up in what was its 29th year of commercial life.…

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Businesses want in too Booming sales of computers and tablets with detachable and rotating keyboards brought some cheer to the ailing PC market in the first quarter of 2016, according to research.…

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HPC shop goes elastic compute and cloud Supercomputer shop Cray is branching into analytics with tailored high-end systems packing open-source number-crunching software.…

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Lands in four English cities in June Promo  Working in IT and the public sector? The Cloud for UK Public Sector roadshow could be just the ticket for you.…

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Hello, privilege escalation attacks Google is planning to use “trust scores” to kill off traditional passwords on Android.…

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Satellites 13 and 14 safely aloft Europe's home-grown Galileo satnav network is two orbiting operatives closer to a full constellation following the successful launch earlier today of satellites 13 and 14.…

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Mega framework contract notice out ... also calls for open source The government’s official procurement arm, Crown Commercial Services, has coughed the contract notice for a multi-year mega framework for commodity tech valued between £2bn and £4bn.…

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Saves devs from down-time with mobile JIRA and Confluence... Atlassian has further cut off developers’ hopes of some peace and quiet by announcing full mobile apps that will plug them into its key platforms.…

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Live from a VMUG? Worth a try... Sysadmin Blog  I am going to moderate a webinar today*. The webinar is about the real world implications of copying data and cloning VMs. The interesting bit? We're going to try this with video conferencing, live from the Wisconsin VMware User Group meeting (VMUG).…

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The X-Files star in 007 bid Gillian Anderson has got a her fans all a-tizz down at Twitter with a hint that she might be prepared to fill Daniel Craig's shoes as 007.…

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And GDS's Verify still not ready HMRC is pushing ahead with its own plans to build an online authentication portal following the decommissioning of the current Gateway portal in 2018, according to multiple sources.…

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OSIRIS-REx: NASA's greatest improbable acronym NASA's improbably acronmyed* "Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security – Regolith Explorer" (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft has arrived at Florida's Kennedy Space Center ahead of a September launch on an asteroid-sampling mission.…

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Keeping a grip on Docker Containers are becoming the de facto way of spinning up new services and applications. Many are running on cloud servers which themselves are virtual machines running on bare metal, well... somewhere in the world.…

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'Linkedin'? 'P4ssw0rd'? '123456'? Come on, people Analysis of passwords from the LinkedIn leak has revealed, should there be any doubt, that users remain terrible at choosing secure login credentials.…

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Two working parties, ministers galore... but data transfer law remains in limbo The revelations by rogue NSA sysadmin Edward Snowden in 2013 caused indignant EU politicians to open a dialogue with the US government to update the data transfer regime to safeguard personal data. The Privacy Shield is the culmination of those discussions.…

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