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Bigger targets for smaller businesses in latest meaningless pledge The government looks set to wave its procurement wand and make one-third of its £45bn per year procurement spend appear to go to SMEs by 2020.…

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Sorry lawyers, the Packet Pixie doesn't exist Analysis  Arts and humanities graduates are schooled for years in metaphor and analogy - and these are very useful skills for understanding the world. But what happens when an approach based on metaphor and analogy meets hard science and engineering reality? And what happens when the chosen metaphor doesn't fit?…

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Tele2 CEO position filled by non-exec director of noted pie vendor The new director general of the mobile phone operators organisation is Mats Granryd, who will take up his new role on January 1 2016.…

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Silicon Valley 'eats away at our freedom every day' Switzerland's top data cop says Microsoft has “gone too far” in abusing people’s privacy.…

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Vote Brexit and keep your telly free of Bulgarian Top 40 Europe’s Digital Commissioner wants to know what you think about copyright rules for satellite broadcasters and cable companies.…

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Big Blue argues Australian case over botched payroll project should not proceed IBM is attempting to fend off a potentially colossal damages claim in the Australian State of Queensland.…

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Online fea markets a hotbed for cheap travel Scammers have inflicted some AUD$4.2 million in damages of damage to Public Transport Victoria (PTV) by buying and selling MyKi travel cards loaded with cash stolen from credit cards.…

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Kill all humans? Take our jobs? No, they just want to work with us On a scale of one to ten on The Reg’s own fear-o-meter, concerns about a future in which humans are mere canon fodder - or even worse - sources of nutrients for robots overlords rank pretty highly, but there’s nothing to be scared about people.…

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Hints at converged FlexPod, OnTap-as-a-service and NVMe support at Australian event Newly-appointed NetApp CEO George Kurian today made his first appearance before the press outside the USA and hinted at the directions in which he plans to take the company.…

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Ten-year investigation into whether commies used SciFi to put nation into bad mood Among the many things the FBI of the 1950s and 1960s thought was corrupting America's youth and harbouring communism was, apparently, the science fiction scene.…

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Dedicated Twitter account ready for your snitching DMs. The much-hacked and hated sexual sin-bin Ashley Madison is offering $500,000 Canadian Dollars (US$377,000) to anyone who can provide information leading to the arrest of the those behind its hacking.…

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It's supposed to be automatic, but actually you have to press a button Microsoft's Cortana-on-Android project, first announced in May, has now evolved to the point at which the virtual assistant has been released as a beta.…

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Cloud. Hybrid. Compliance. Collaboration. Search. Any device. Touch. HTML5. BINGO! Microsoft has released the first preview of SharePoint Server 2016 and outlined a buzzword-list of new features.…

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And we just thought you were busy chasing ambulances Online “Uber for private investigators” outfit Trustify is upset with The Register for not replicating its messaging with sufficient sycophancy.…

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Buy more hardware and cross NSX off your list of big VMworld announcements VMware has quietly let NSX 6.2 out the door, so those of you hoping for a big software-defined networking (SDN) announcement at VMworld next week can probably resign yourself to a dull keynote.…

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And now the whack-a-mole begins as Russian activists switch on their VPNs Fresh from its victory over Reddit over posts about hallucinogenic psilocybin mushrooms, Russia is now taking on Wikipedia over articles about Marijuana.…

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Cameras sow 'lack of trust' within public. Gartner: The Former police commissioner for the Australian state of Victoria, Christine Nixo, says body-worn cameras are a 'Pandora's Box' that cause more problems than they fix.…

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Welcome to the 'low power island' Qualcomm has lifted the veil a little further from its upcoming Snapdragon 820 mobile system-on-chip, sharing details of its new digital signal processor (DSP).…

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Fibre to a special cabinet somewhere reasonably close to the home The first customers were connected in a BT trial of its 330Mbps "G.fast" ultrafast broadband in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire today. The test, which was announced in July, will later be extended to Swansea, Gosforth and Newcastle.…

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Wyndham hotel chain loses appeal case The Third Circuit US Court of Appeals in Philadelphia has ruled that the Federal Trade Commission does have the right to prosecute firms who mishandle their customers' data.…

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Sleepwalking into the surveillance state Long-time – and by now somewhat despondent – privacy advocate Roger Clarke says successive Australian governments have ignored the privacy impacts of nearly every national security measure passed by parliament since 2001.…

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Reg gets its hands on Big Red's blueprints at Hot Chips 2015 Developing  In a few minutes, Oracle will reveal to this year's Hot Chips semiconductor conference in California the details of its new SPARC processor code-named Sonoma.…

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New server line targets customers with tricky data center needs Dell has launched a new business line of custom servers to companies with unique needs and those that don't quite want the server volume of "hyperscale" data centers.…

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Big enough to bury Manhattan under 300m of ice Satellites monitoring the Earth have spotted one of the biggest icebergs ever seen as Greenland's Jakobshavn Glacier vomited a huge chunk of ice into the ocean.…

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Apple CEO fires off memo after $75bn wiped off value The Dow Jones Industrial Average shed more than 1,000 points in the first few minutes of trading on Monday, as the effects of China's economic woes spilled over onto Wall Street.…

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