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Not interested in punishing companies 'left, right and centre' The total value of fines issued by the UK Information Commissioner's Office has halved compared with last year – despite the watchdog receiving roughly the same number of complaints about data protection.…

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And as soon as we order some toner we’ll print you a fully functional office Dubai has announced it will erect "the world’s first fully functional 3D printed building", hoping to establish the United Arab Emirates "as the global centre of technology in architecture, construction and design".…

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It looks like the world wants freebie Windows 10 upgrades Here we are again in the early days of a month, so off we go to Netmarketshare and StatCounter to see what the world's computers are running.…

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Smartmobe bloatware goes from annoying to dangerous AND annoying The the Budapest University of Technology and Economics' Security Evaluation and Research Laboratory (SEARCH-LAB) says "malicious attackers controlling the network are able to install arbitrary applications" on LG's Android phones, thanks to a flaw in their software update mechanism.…

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Who cares about OPSEC with slack laws and busy cops? A 20 year-old Brazilian kid has pumped out more than 100 banking trojans selling each for around US$300 a pop, Trend Micro researchers say.…

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State Government commits to iiNet's NetApp/Cisco/VMware cloud The Australian state of South Australia has signed up for cloud services offered by local internet service provider iiNet.…

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Operator error, not Skynet, is early suspect A 22 year old man was yesterday killed by a robot at a Wolskwagen plant in Baunatal, Germany.…

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Researcher finds 500+ vulnerable systems, some at banks and military users ERPScan researcher Alexey Tuyrin says hundreds of Oracle PeopleSoft users, including banks, are running publicly-exposed services that are open to a token-plundering vulnerability.…

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Streaming services to carry 9% fee ... but is it legal? New changes to tax law in the city of Chicago have effectively raised the prices of online streaming and cloud services in the Windy City, beginning on Wednesday.…

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AWS promises bit barn splashdown in India next year Indian tributary to come online in 2016, but the source of the headwaters Amazon Web Services (AWS) has TEXT signalled it will open a “region” in India some time in 2016.…

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SEC docs show shape of tomorrow's HP after breakup Hewlett Packard Enterprise, one of two new companies that will emerge once the current HP splits off its PCs and printers business from its enterprise IT offerings, has filed Form 10 with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, an important milestone in the separation process.…

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Crooks said to have pilfered payment info from resorts Payment systems used by Trump Hotels might have been compromised, allowing copies of credit cards to fall into the hands of fraudsters, it is feared.…

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Redmondian outpost feels it's catching AWS, fast Australia's financial year ended on Tuesday, and Vulture South understands that when the F9 key was pressed to do all the sums, the number in the cell marked “Azure revenue” came in at about AU$50m, plus or minus $5m.…

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Two phone makers carve up the market In figures for the three months to the end of May, Kantar Worldpanel says that Samsung took a bite out of Apple's US market share to overtake the fruity firm. This is as much down to continued strong sales of the Galaxy S5 as to the introduction of the Galaxy S6.…

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100Mbps service and rapid repair turnaround promised nbnTM, the entity charged with building and operating Australia's national broadband network (NBN) has released a new product roadmap.…

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Comet 67P is collapsing from within The Rosetta probe, currently in orbit around Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, has spotted what appear to be massive sinkholes on the comet's surface that are thought to be caused by the cosmic snowball melting in the Sun's rays.…

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At 1/10 the size of OpenSSL, it should be easier to spot bugs Amazon Web Services has released a new, open source library that implements TLS encryption – the standard behind the secure HTTPS web protocol – using far less code than the prevailing OpenSSL library.…

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And can someone replace our brakes? That U-turn we just pulled was hella US telco Sprint has killed off its attempt to strangle internet video streaming on its so-called "unlimited" phone plan.…

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Freshness AND familiarity Review  The underlying packages in Linux Mint 17.2, just released, are largely unchanged. What you will find are a lot of improvements and added polish in everyday tools like the update manager, login screen and the Software Sources app.…

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She's in the pipe, five by five NASA's New Horizons space probe has fired its thrusters for the last time to get it into position before it buzzes Pluto on July 14. The little science lab has also detected evidence of methane on the halfling planet.…

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Chopping up cables is one way of stopping mass surveillance The FBI is investigating a series of physical attacks on internet cables in California, and revealed that at least eleven have taken place in San Francisco's Bay Area within the last year.…

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Hyperconverged systems will reduce your technical debt Mid-sized companies can reduce technical debt and free up IT budgets by switching to hyperconverged infrastructure systems (HCIS) in their next data centre refresh.…

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'Interesting change' seems to mean 'baked-in silliness' Just one day after releasing Build 10158 of Windows 10 to its Insider "fast ring", Microsoft has replaced it with Build 10159.…

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Tech firms evading ‘basic limits on their ability to collect, monetise data’ Alvaro Bedoya, the founding executive director of the Center on Privacy and Technology at Georgetown Law, has claimed that industry lobbying is shutting down Washington’s ability to protect privacy in the face of the commercial exploitation of consumers' data.…

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With memory based on the orientation of electrons, scaling is clearly not an issue Startup Avalanche is sampling an STT-RAM chip offering DRAM/SRAM speed, persistent storage, unlimited endurance and scalability beyond 10nm.…

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