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'Very disruptive' new rates to be revealed next week The new CEO of US mobile operator Sprint says he's planning aggressive moves to regain market share starting next week, but the big changes he has in mind will make job cuts unavoidable.…

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Mandarins won't get encryption keys, Cook & Co promises ... scout's honor In an effort to woo buyers in China, Apple has inked a deal to store Chinese customer data in Chinese servers for the first time.…

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Is that you, 007? Is that you, 007? For the past five years, British spying nerve-center GCHQ has been port scanning internet-connected computers in 27 countries – in a exhaustive hunt for systems to potentially exploit.…

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Rimini's wrong on Oracle database licence, says judge Software support specialist Rimini Street has promised it's "business as usual" despite suffering a setback in its ongoing intellectual property dispute with Larry Ellison's Oracle.…

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Fanbois prepare to experience the great Cupertin-O Apple has been granted a patent for a vibrating mouse which will respond to fanbois' hamfisted affections using advanced pressure sensing technology.…

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Korean chaebol nabs home automation platform for rumoured $200m Samsung is all set to slurp home automation platform SmartThings in another manoeuvre to prime the firm for the Internet of Stuff – if it should ever arrive.…

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Malware can be pushed across the species gap Fanbois aren't safe from Windows malware - and it's all down to iTunes syncing.…

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Fiscal 2015 pain includes severance pay and benefits Cisco has said that it will be hit with $700m in charges in fiscal 2015 in the restructuring plan that will see the firm axe 6,000 employees.…

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You! Back from the undead again? The resurfaced GameOver bot is back with a vengeance, having infected 12,000 computers after the network was taken down in June, according to Arbor Networks.…

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Firm plans to pull direct reps' sales tool EMC says it will remove the tools that allowed its direct sales reps to quote kit prices to customers this quarter.…

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Get rich or die trying? Looks like the former rather than the latter The rapper 50 Cent has roped in Intel to get his headphone brand on trend with the health-tech wearables set.…

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Not paying Murdoch? You're gonna get a right LEGALLING - thanks to automated software The English Premier League is working to design new software which will stop piratical football fans uploading footage of goals to Vine or social media.…

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You can never wipe supermarket slab clean enough Tesco’s Hudl tablet will offer up data from past users – even if it’s been factory reset.…

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Online bazaar's Braintree subsidiary chatting up Coinbase and others PayPal is reportedly in talks with Bitcoin firms to integrate the e-currency into its recently acquired Braintree payments system, according to the Wall Street Journal.…

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Mmm, drink from our delicious fountain o' cash, partners Microsoft will roll out free email migration services for Office 365 punters from the start of next month as it tries to accelerate adoption.…

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Brands bummed out by SEXY FUNTIMES It's been said before that if all porn was removed from the internet, only one website would remain: with the url wherehasalltheporngone.com.…

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The piss always taking is he. Bastard the. Something for the Weekend, Sir?  On stage, the presenter barely pauses for breath as he shares his extraordinary knowledge with rapid-fire delivery. His audience is captivated, amazed, enthralled.…

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LOHAN slips into some sexy bespoke mission parameters We're pleased to report that following four days of intense graft, including some hair-pulling over our Vulture 2 spaceplane's cantankerous Raspberry Pi rig, we've finally got some custom Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) mission parameters loaded into our rocket ship's Pixhawk autopilot.…

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Plus: 'EE, how shocking, ANOTHER problem I face with your service' Quotw  This was the week when so-called “sharing economy” car firms – more accurately “slightly different ways to turn a profit” car firms – Uber and Lyft got into a bit of a barney. Lyft told CNN that Uber staff were pranking the company out of profits by ordering rides and then cancelling them, as well as ordering Lyft services for a short drive during which they pitched at the driver to switch to Uber.…

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How it all went wrong for computer security Feature  John Watkinson argues that the ubiquity of hacking and malware illustrates a failure of today’s computer architectures to support sufficient security. The mechanisms needed to implement a hack-proof computer have been available for decades but, self-evidently, they are not being properly applied.…

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What ... you don't know where my borked slab's gone? British Samsung repair centre Samuel King Intelligent IT Solutions has gone under, leaving folks stranded without their serviceable Sammy equipment.…

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Read the paperwork very carefully - or fall victim to marketing shysters Changes to the electoral registration system have sparked fears that Britons are about to be swamped by a tsunami of unwanted spam from companies that harvest and sell on citizens' personal data.…

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Judge says Rimini Street pinched Larry's goodies Oracle says new findings by the judge hearing its case against third party software support outfit Rimini Street prove its IP has been pinched.…

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GPU-powered pen test yields more bad news about defences and passwords Hundreds of thousands of hashed corporate passwords have been cracked within minutes by penetration testers using graphics processing units.…

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MARVIN musings and other Gelsinger Gang guessing games VMworld 2014 kicks off in a little over a week.…

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