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A bit less self-assurance goes a long way Comment  One problem writing about UK government IT is that after a while it feels a bit like Groundhog Day – a syndrome that must be even more pronounced for the folk working in it.…

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In the city or up the country? Promo  The obvious difference between using a data centre in the city centre compared to the country is cost, but other factors such as proximity to fibre connections, accessibility, security and just plain convenience, might well lure you back to the centre. Let’s help you decide whether you’d prefer your infrastructure to be uptown, top ranking, or just on a farm.…

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European providers team up A number of cloud infrastructure providers operating in Europe have signed up to a new data protection code of conduct.…

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Former US sub-hunter boasts 1980s décor, serious sonar, workstations galore and so much printer ink Slideshow  Chances are this story was brought to you by a submarine cable, the world-girdling network of optic fibres that just about make the internet possible.…

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Avoid this wonderful malware on your network by black-holing connections A detailed analysis of the Shamoon malware – which is playing a huge role in the cyberwar between Saudi Arabia and Iran – has identified servers used to spread the software nasty.…

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'We're learning every day'. But does 'test your backups' really need to be learned? When GitLab suffered its database deletion, outage and related failure of five backup tools, the company quickly offered The Register an interview. Which sounded like a good opportunity to learn just how a startup aiming for serious developers, and with US$25m of serious investors' cash in its keeping, could have failed to operate a proper data protection regime.…

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Really, guys? Really? Videos  AI may be more human-like than people think. DeepMind’s latest research shows that once resources dwindle, the selfish instinct kicks in and virtual AI agents turn against each other, becoming aggressive to get what they want.…

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Should bugs that don't expose user data be left alone, saving time and effort? POLL  The Xen Project is asking if it can disclose fewer bugs.…

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If 'cute' means 'explosively re-writes plenty of our theories about how stars behave' In the kind of observational serendipity that astro-boffins live for: spotting the explosion of a supernova mere hours after the explosion's light started reaching Earth.…

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Look, don't copy: 'this is not an open source license' Ephemeral messaging application Wickr has opened up the core crypto software of its Wickr Professional app so others can review it.…

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Security working group has decided it wants to know what it needs to know The International Telecommunication Union has decided the time has come to consider whether Blockchain deserves its attention so it can be considered for future security standards.…

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Big headaches in big iron, hyper-servers aren't taking off, but software biz all smiles Get out the pen, walk to the whiteboard, and draw lines heading downwards: Cisco's Q2 2017 results showed year-on-year falls in revenue and earnings, and a router business close to free-fall.…

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Smart card support busted? Redmond says: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ For months now, the Windows 10 Anniversary Update has broken two-factor logins using certain smart cards – and Microsoft has refused to discuss it.…

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Resistance is futile as probe demanded into environment agency staffers US House Republicans Lamar Smith (R-TX) and Darin LaHood (R-IL) have demanded a probe into staff at the US Environmental Protection Agency who are apparently using private encrypted communications.…

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Exhausted with never-ending internet exhaustion You may have heard this before, but we are really, really running out of public IPv4 addresses.…

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And tech groups are starting the fightback now Analysis  While the entire US political machinery has been caught up with one Trump-based scandal after another over the past three weeks, larger underlying issues are starting to re-emerge. And top of the list is mass surveillance.…

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Fat-fingered fumblers of Australia, untie! Your Office 365 errors are now recoverable Dell EMCs software-as-a-service backup outfit, “Spanning”, has expanded into Australia.…

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A top life tip, there, from the Linux kernel chieftan OSLS  Linus Torvalds believes the technology industry's celebration of innovation is smug, self-congratulatory, and self-serving.…

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'When the internet crashes into the real world and people get killed' you'll be sorry RSA USA  The security industry knows the vast majority of Internet of Things devices haven’t got more than a fig leaf of protection.…

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Ra, Ra Rasputin. SQL injection is his thing A Russian-speaking miscreant dubbed "Rasputin," who potentially hacked into the US Election Assistance Commission and sold access to the system, has struck again, it is claimed.…

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Can't get that bonus if the merger falls through, so meh, shave off 5% and let's go Verizon will savagely slash its acquisition offer for hacker-ransacked Yahoo! by, wait a minute, just 5.2 per cent, it is claimed.…

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But customers welcome to taste IBM's own-brand Hadoop sauce... +Comment  Cognitive Watsonian and mainframer IBM is making Hortonworks available for its Elastic Storage Server (ESS) and Spectrum Scale products.…

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Consent wording not enough to prevent a spanking by the ICO A UK credit broker has been fined £120,000 for sending more than five million unlawful text messages.…

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Doctor Blue says a little of what you like does you good IBM's i and AIX customer bases can buy a cheaper box; its latest Power S812 server comes with just one socket and a single or quad-core processor.…

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Get to keep hardware home, gain machine learning anyway Microsoft has created and released a simulator for drone pilots to help them avoid destroying their toys while running machine learning experiments.…

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