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Just don't mention the memory business malarky Demonstrating the strength of Toshiba's NAND chips and SSD business, Dell's PowerEdge 13G servers will use Toshiba HK4 SSDs to make them faster and add encryption options.…

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Tools to take away some of the pain when whisky is not enough Docker will today release LinuxKit, a toolkit for building super-lean Linux-based container images.…

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Nifty dashboard shows the bitcoin rolling in Cybercrooks have begun retailing a new easy-to-use ransomware strain that promises profit with only one successful infection.…

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Silicon Valley wants foreigners, POTUS preparing to say no Applications for H-1B visas, the most common route for skilled technologists seeking lawful work in America, have decreased for the first time in years.…

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New builds from Nightly to Beta Mozilla is killing the channel it introduced for developers to test experimental new features in Firefox and keep pace with Chrome.…

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Brit scientist warns of increased hazards from new constellations Broadband satellites could lead to an explosion in the volume of space junk, a British scientist has said.…

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But are they just better at sniffing out breaches? Larger businesses in the UK are far more likely to be victims of attacks than smaller ones, according to a survey by the British Chamber of Commerce.…

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Not yet anyway Microsoft has scotched reports that it has "abandoned" Windows Mobile.…

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Bid to nix post-Brexit 'uncertainty and instability' Prime Minister Theresa May has called a snap general election to be held on 8 June.…

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Growth slows as subs replace boxes and renewals fluctuate Renewal period volatility is giving Barracuda a headache as the cloud-focussed protection and security outfit follows its customers away from box sales towards annual subscriptions. Growth has been, well, moderate.…

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All the hoops and how to jump through them on your way to information security ISO/IEC 27001:2013 is more commonly known simply as "ISO 27001". It is, as the ISO website puts it, "the best-known standard in the family providing requirements for an information security management system".…

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VMware's also released first vSphere 6.5 hardening guide Ever worried that software phoning home application performance data so vendors can learn from real-world users might become an attack vector? If so, your nightmare just came true: VMware's vCenter has just that problem, thanks to its use of the Adobe-derived open source BlazeDS messaging tool to process messages.…

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If Dmitry Bogatov's been compromised, Debian needs to protect itself Debian has keys assigned to developer Dmitry Bogatov after he was arrested by Russian authorities for using the internet to organise protests. Or as Russian outlet TASS puts it, “for terrorism and attempts to stage unrest in Moscow.”…

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Research org releases VM to let you simulate it, plus other interplanetary networks The Mitre Corporation has given network administrators something to chew on, in the form of a simulator that lets them build networks in space.…

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Google settles antitrust case and pledges to open its OS to rival search engines and apps Google has settled its Russian anti-trust case and will therefore open its Android OS to rivals in Vladimir Putin's demesne.…

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Vanish that flab using lasers to warp laws of physics A team of physicists from around the world have created a fluid they claim has negative mass.…

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Also, er, yeah, Chipzilla pullied the plug on that big project Intel has walked out of a major OpenStack collaboration with Rackspace – but both companies and the OpenStack Foundation insist everything's fine. There's nothing to worry about. We're all good. Allegedly.…

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Didn't we fix this back in 2005? Apparently not Click this link (don't fret, nothing malicious). Chances are your browser displays "apple.com" in the address bar. What about this one? Goes to "epic.com," right?…

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Revise your plans for a long working holiday – the new visa will be tougher to score Australia will scrap its visas for skilled temporary workers.…

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Researchers find vulns in popular tutorials that have spread far and wide Developers' enthusiasm for sharing code saves their colleagues' time, but also means they share security bugs they haven't noticed. And that means a smart attacker could follow who's shared what with whom to trawl the Web for vulnerabilities.…

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Plan to collect local sales tax from all sellers has tat bazaar, Amazon and others fuming Tat bazaar eBay has threatened to stop Australian buyers doing business with offshore sellers if the nation goes ahead with a plan to charge local sales taxes on imported goods.…

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Retiree grilled after trying to flog heirlooms to foot medical bills A NASA agent can be sued for allegedly subjecting a 74-year-old granny to a "degrading" two-hour interrogation over a sliver of moon rock.…

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'Nearly half of users' rolled back due to 'general instability', so it's been taken behind the shed ... Well this is embarrassing: FreeNAS has downgraded its latest release to “technology preview” status.…

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Ex-NASA manager oversaw tech that grew into today's web, OSes Obit  Robert Taylor, who oversaw the creation of the internet's precursor ARPANET, the computer mouse and the first GUI-based personal computer, has died after a long illness. He was 85.…

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The bad: Australian readers are now being tracked. The good: Civil litigants won't be able to see their metadata... for now On the same day that Australia's telecommunications metadata retention regime kicked off, the nation's attorney-general also tabled a report quashing the use of that metadata in civil litigation.…

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