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King Battistelli is at it again The central staff committee of the European Patent Office has sent a letter to the organization's board warning it of proposed changes that would further undermine their rights.…

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Emptoris procurement product is being taken behind the shed just five years after acquisition IBM and SAP last week shared a stage and delivered the ShinyHappy™ news that the two are throwing their respective Watson and Leonardo artificial intelligences at “cognitive procurement solutions that redefine the source-to-settle process.”…

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Astronaut reproduction could be possible one day, boffins reckon Japanese scientists say reproducing in space could be possible one day, after preserved mouse spermatozoa kept on the International Space Station resulted in healthy offspring.…

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Are you ready for an idea from the playground to challenge your organisation? OPINION  Fidget spinners may be the biggest thing since the yo-yo, but they can’t hold a candle to the latest fad to sweep the business world: hackathons.…

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Customers fleeing your e-store before buying? Your data centre should know how to respond AppDynamics wants to get into the wonderful world of policy-driven infrastructure automation, so that your data centre can respond when your applications deliver a less-than-stellar customer experience.…

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Proposes baseline security spec, plus stickers to prove thing-makers have complied European network and infosec agency ENISA has taken a look at Internet of Things security, and doesn't much like what it sees.…

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Cron job aborted after crims scoop ₽50m and share it to 6,000 bank accounts The Russian Interior Ministry has announced the arrest of 20 people following raids related to a malware campaign dubbed “Cron” emptying victims' bank accounts.…

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Is it comets? Or aliens? Astronomers want your help to figure out this cosmic riddle Astronomers worldwide are scrambling a worldwide effort to capture as many images of the famous “Tabby's Star” (also known as Boyajian's Star), which has abruptly entered a dimming phase.…

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PayPal says Pandora can't make cash without cashing in on its fame LOGOWATCH LEGAL  PayPal has filed a lawsuit against streaming music service Pandora, alleging that the latter's stylised single “P” logo is so similar to the payment company's “PP” logo that it's designed to get punters confusing the two.…

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Presence of encrypted keys in source code runs afoul of rules Last week, Amazon Web Services banned rclone, an open source cloud storage client application, from accessing Amazon Drive, inconveniencing hundreds or possibly thousands of people using the software.…

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Bezos fumes as US bureaucracy holds his drone fleet back JD.com, China's largest online retailer, has announced it is beginning trials of a new delivery drone capable of carrying a ton of cargo to rural Chinese customers.…

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Define irony: For-profit school wants unpaid bill forgiven The estate of bankrupt US trade school ITT Technical Institutes is today asking a court to stop Microsoft from erasing its cloud data.…

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US lawmakers try to clear up FTC control over data collection The US Representatives who just weeks ago repealed privacy rules for ISPs now want to enact a new set of restrictions.…

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But boffins say better tools are needed to nab scofflaws Researchers analyzing the emissions defeat devices found in automobiles made by the Volkswagen Group and Chrysler Fiat Automobiles have developed a way to test software for misbehavior, but they caution that lack of visibility into programming code could pose a challenge for regulators.…

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Lawsuit reveals ominous warnings from former government special agent "If you're considering sharing confidential information to a reporter – or to anyone externally – for the love of all that's Googley, please reconsider! Not only could it cost you your job, but it also betrays the values that makes us a community."…

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'Orphan memory' could unlock more secrets hidden in our universe A team of physicists has proposed a new idea about gravitational waves that will allow other researchers to find more exotic objects in space.…

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One down, at least seven more to go Computer-controlled locks are some of the more popular Internet of Things devices making it into the home, and in the first settlement of its kind, the New York Attorney General has reached an agreement with a manufacturer to make them more secure against hackers.…

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Things are about to get very quiet in Eastern Texas The US Supreme Court has issued a ruling that could block patent-holding firms from seeking out friendly courts to hear their infringement claims.…

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Justice coming for Prenda Law Notorious copyright troll and scammer John Steele of Prenda Law has been disbarred by the Illinois Supreme Court.…

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Updated IDC SSD forecast sees 44 per cent capacity CAGR 2016-2021 The general solid state drive price premium over disk should decline from 6.6x now to 2.2x in 2021, according to new IDC numbers.…

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He just smiled and gave me... er, a copy of the Ts and Cs Vegemite is trying to hijack Australian airline Qantas's public competition to name its new airliners.…

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More details emerge at HPC powwow in Switzerland HPC Blog  IBM gave the audience a deeper dive into the OpenCAPI initiative and hardware at the recently concluded HPC Advisory Council annual meeting in Lugano, Switzerland.…

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Why can't you be like a cheerful HHGTTG dolphin overlord? Miscreants have created a strain of malware that targets the same vulnerability as the infamous WannaCrypt worm.…

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Too risky, too spammy, too smutty, say devs Developers of the popular Kodi plug-in Navi-X have pulled the plug on further development, citing the "current legal climate" around its work.…

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Thanks WannaCrypt... Hey, about our new security budget. Oh, you've cut it Salaries for chief information security officers (CISOs) at leading European firms have hit €1m (£850,000) as the threat of data breaches grows, City AM reports.…

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