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Fascinating tale of world elites, anti-NSA rumblings and the web's future Despite rejections from its closest allies and calls for delay, ICANN is determined to create a "coordination council" for its internet-steering NetMundial Initiative this month. Why?…

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Oh great. Dominant telco from five eyes member bidding to buy US-to-Asia cables Australia's dominant telecommunications company, Telstra, has told the nation's stock exchange “that it is in discussions with the owners of Pacnet around a potential transaction to acquire the company.”…

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Cards Against Humanity pwns its customers (or provides a 'life lesson') Would you pay $6 for a box of shit? Fans of the "party game for horrible people", Cards Against Humanity did.…

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Billion-buck-bet on Linux bears fruit Red Hat has announced that its Enterprise Virtualization product now works on IBM's Power systems.…

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Stuffing customers' bills with bogus charges will cost it US mobile carrier Sprint should expect a hefty fine from the Federal Communications Commission for overbilling its customers, say sources with knowledge of the agency's plans.…

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At last! The information superhighway comes to Australia Australian buyers of the Tesla model S will become customers of the nation's dominant telco, Telstra, after the two companies announced a deal.…

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But David Bowie still waiting for his answer Two new papers on the latest data from the compact chemistry laboratory aboard nuclear-tank Curiosity show organic compounds in Mars' atmosphere and rocks – and therefore offer tantalizing clues to the Red Planet's watery past.…

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Content Security Policy standard means non-complying extensions SHALL NOT PASS! If an online service offers even the slightest gap through which miscreants can launch an attack, they will do so. It's therefore not surprising that Google feels some extensions to its Gmail service may not be entirely friendly to users.…

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Cloudy data protection no longer just for Windows Server Microsoft's Azure Backup cloud service could start getting a lot more traffic soon, with the introduction of backup services for Windows client operating systems.…

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Crazy exchange rates force iGiant to give up for now Apple has temporarily halted online sales in Russia while the country remains in the midst of an economic free-fall.…

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Saviour of Australia's National Broadband network edges closer to real-world deployment DOCSIS 3.1, a standard designed to deliver downloads at up to 10Gbps on existing hybrid fibre-coax cable television networks, has passed an interoperability test.…

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Step-by-step guide to IANA role in global DNS revealed The US government has posted a step-by-step guide to how it authorizes changes to the internet's root zone – the heart of its crucial domain-name system.…

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Canonical's Docker-friendly micro-OS arrives on Compute Engine Canonical's "snappy" new formulation of Ubuntu has gained the support of another major public cloud vendor, with Google making the lightweight Linux available for customers of its Compute Engine IaaS offering.…

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What if movie studio loses? Big biz liable for big data blunders? As if Sony Pictures didn't have enough on its plate, now former employees have launched a class-action lawsuit against the Hollywood giant over the parlous state of its security – and to recoup the damage hackers have allegedly caused them.…

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What if movie studio loses? Big biz liable for big data blunders? As if Sony Pictures didn't have enough on its plate, now former employees have launched a class-action lawsuit against the Hollywood giant over the parlous state of its security – and to recoup the damage hackers have allegedly caused them.…

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Cook & co defeat long-running suit over scrubbed MP3s Apple has prevailed in a nearly decade-long legal battle over the way its iPod gadgets handled music not obtained through iTunes.…

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Can't wait for Messenger probe to crash into Crater Moot There's a chance to enter the history books (or at least a planetary geography atlas) as NASA is asking the public to help name five prominent features on Mercury, the tiny planet closest to the Sun.…

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Millions search for comic online after star's death Legendary comedian Robin Williams has, we're told, topped 2014's chart of the most searched for thing or person on Google.…

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First Map Reduce, then Hive/Impala, but what’s next? Comment  Everyone likes hyper-converged systems. They are cool, dense, fast, energy-saving, agile, scalable, manageable, easy-to-use, and whatever else you want. But you know what? They have their limits too.…

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1. Ram silicon into hapless mollusc. 2. ???? 3. Profit Jewellery firm Galatea has released an app which plays audio when one of the company's pearls is touched to the back of a phone. That's not a euphemism.…

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Lunar Mission One hits crowdfunding target Blighty-backed moonshot Lunar Mission One has managed to hit its Kickstarter goal of £600,000 in crowdfunding, just a day and a half ahead of the cut-off point.…

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Mouthpiece gives us pile of guff about Cloud Marketplace - so we cut through it With all bets placed behind software and services, IBM needs to quickly re-tune its route to customers to get the right suppliers on board and the revenue dial moving in the right direction again.…

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Live Cam Awards or Linux gabfest? Hmmm... Each January Linux luminaries from around the world descend on Australia and New Zealand to attend Linux.conf.au, an antipodean penguinista gathering of sufficient gravitas that Linus Torvalds himself often makes the trip.…

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Where the hell's our support, shout disgruntled SMEs The government is cutting the number of its ICT frameworks from 26 down to just 10 - a move that has been criticised for leaving SMEs in the dark.…

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19TB flash cards? Not as far off as you might think Comment  We have 3D NAND flash chip supplier timing, courtesy of financial analyst whiz Aaron Rakers. The four foundry operators will all be pumping out mass production volumes of the high-capacity stuff in 18 months' time…

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