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EU court opinion in lead Brexiter's Gov legal challenge Bulk collection of data from phone calls and emails by carriers acting under government orders could be permissible in the pursuit of “serious crime”.…

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Fancy a 24-day year? An international team of astronomers has confirmed a treasure trove of new exoplanets spotted by NASA's Kepler spacecraft during its K2 mission.…

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Standalone VMware cacher's dream is over Breaking news  PernixData CTO and technology evangelist Frank Denneman has confirmed Nutanix has bought PernixData.…

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NVMe over fabrics flasher finds fund The NVMe-over-fabrics flash array startup Mangstor has had a $5m funding round.…

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There's a third way, cash-flingers Comment  There surely must be an alternative to the two preferred exits for VC-backed startups – IPO or acquisition – in these times of near-VC funding drought and what seems like IPO fatigue.…

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Server records deletion causes website woes Cloud management biz Scalr.com was yesterday hit by an outage which knocked customer websites offline.…

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Shareholders... it's Dell or, er, Dell, right? EMC-Dell deal  EMC saw totally flat revenues in its second quarter but profits rose 19 per cent. It could have been better as late orders couldn't be fulfilled.…

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Profiteering PC peeps? Nah, it's the 'special' relationship with US ASUS has confirmed the UK list price of computers are expected to rise on average by nine per cent in the Christmas quarter due the weakening of the British pound versus the US dollar.…

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'Compelling evidence' BT Group 'exploiting... vertical integration' BT has "significantly under-invested" in it infrastructure subsidiary Openreach and a full split should go ahead if fails to offer appropriate reforms and investment assurances", according to a report by MPs.…

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Software suppliers can be forced to pay damages Software suppliers can be forced to pay damages to self-employed intermediaries they contract with to promote their products under UK commercial agents regulations, according to a recent High Court ruling.…

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Chocolate Factory welcomes 'improvements' in surveillance laws Google has published its latest “Transparency Report”, the disclosure in which it reveals how many times governments asked it to cough data on users. And this time around there's mixed news.…

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Now that's a little rude A web browser developed by Chinese company Maxthon has allegedly been collecting telemetry about its users.…

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B2-inspired molecule powers up flow batteries Harvard University researchers reckon they can make flow batteries cheaper using an electrolyte based on vitamin B2.…

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Clouds want dumb things, Intel wants smart things and you'll need both Internet of Things (IoT) hype focuses on the riches that will rain from the sky once humanity connects the planet, but mostly ignores what it will take to build and operate fleets of things.…

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Broadcom brief the FCC on the last sticking point slowing spectrum-sharing agreement FCC filings by Broadcom reveal the chip-maker is still feeling bullish about the controversial LTE-U (LTE-Unlicensed) push.…

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Telco, embedded systems may inherit remote vulns A vulnerability in a widely used ASN.1 compiler isn't a good thing: it means a bunch of downstream systems – including mobile phones and cell towers – will inherit the bug.…

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Last month's borked Couchdb breach delivers more pain to Thomson Reuters The World-Check database that lists "heightened risk individuals and organizations" is reportedly up for sale on the dark web.…

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Burned naphthalene hosts room-temperature qubits A Sydney University researcher has burned naphthalene to create a material that can hold quantum qubit information at room temperatures.…

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'Still some value there' Gartner analyst tells El Reg as web biz writhes in pain Yahoo! fell short of already-low expectations as the shriveling internet icon continues to limp towards its impending sale.…

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Virtzilla CEO Gelsinger rates Q2 'good' as it hits $7bn run rate and new products take off Vmware CEO Pat Gelsinger has dropped a very strong hint that the company plans to get into multi-cloud connectivity and management.…

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Blaze-gawping flying cam shoos away vital helicopters A man was arrested by officers from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection after his drone allegedly got in the way of them tackling a major blaze.…

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Years in the clink and it wasn't even a good club A former scout for the St Louis Cardinals baseball team has been sentenced to 46 months behind bars for hacking the player database of a rival Major League team.…

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Blockchain, AI, analytics ... if it's a buzzword, it's the future IBM today reported its second quarter financial results and the figures don't look good, with profits falling nearly 30 per cent.…

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Greg Hunt moves from environment to Minister For Agreeing With StartupLand If you were hoping tech would get some kind of boost in the Turnbull government's third ministry, prepare for disappointment.…

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Open-source CrypTech board launches in Berlin The long-awaited response from internet engineers to Edward Snowden's revelations of mass surveillance by the US government has been launched in Berlin.…

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