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House passes Email Privacy Act by unanimous vote, now to see if the Senate follows In a rare display of bipartisanship the US House of Representatives has passed the Email Privacy Act (EPA) in a 419-0 vote.…

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Samsung pushes its vision: an open world with it in the middle There are countless problems with making the so-called "internet of things" (IoT) a pragmatic reality: hardware, software and standards to name the big three.…

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Don't sit on your ideas, bug chief urges hackers Bugcrowd chief executive officer Casey Ellis says its recent win of $15m in Series B investment is a signal that Australian startups can score big.…

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Agility in Canberra: ten months effort produces eight-page document The Australian government has decided it could do with some public input regarding the use of a controversial site-blocking law.…

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$5.4bn can buy a lot of laser drones Facebook says skyrocketing advertising bucks are behind a huge jump in revenues and income this year.…

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Samsung showcases 'reference' digital assistant The success of Amazon's voice-controlled Echo speaker has not gone unnoticed.…

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What could possibly go wrong if we adopt fibre-to-the-distribution point? Plenty Internet Australia's new National Broadband Network (NBN) policy advocates using a technology yet to be proven to work at scale.…

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Yet another failed merger for Fiorina Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz will announce his running mate at a campaign event on Wednesday afternoon – and the pick to revitalize his flagging campaign is Carly Fiorina.…

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Red Dragon mission is go SpaceX, a rocket upstart known for making bold promises, has announced its intention to send one of its Dragon capsules to Mars in two years.…

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And you're gonna pay A US federal court has ruled against Amazon in its case with the FTC over youngsters breaking the bank with in-app purchases.…

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Insurance companies happy – but why should motor owners bother? Samsung is developing a small black box device that will plug into your car under the dashboard and instantly turn it into a smart, connected car.…

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Cops probe shock death on Cupertino campus An Apple employee was found dead in a conference room at the iPhone giant's HQ in Cupertino, California, this morning. A gun was discovered nearby.…

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Open Artik platform for making sense of the internet of things launches Samsung has launched a new cloud service, aimed at the internet of things (IoT), that lets companies collect, store and act on data from any device.…

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World's changing. Is VMware adaptable enough to cope? Sysadmin Blog  It is commonly held that if an article asks a question in the title or lede, you can safely answer no and avoid reading the body of the article itself. While not always true, the aphorism is accurate enough to be considered reliable.…

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State funding awarded to break into private firms' proprietary code A computer science professor has landed a €2.4m EU research grant to crack open embedded software on... e-bikes.…

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Fashion retailer plans Top Pitch competition for wearable tech High-street retailer Topshop is opening an innovation hub for wearable tech.…

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X-IO, facing AFA market mayhem, calls it quits Comment  Following news of its restructuring there will inevitably be layoffs at X-IO’s Colorado Springs facility. We hear that the company is working to get staff employment with other companies. The situation is fast-developing and X-IO’s concern is its employees and not the media, so we'll hear more later.…

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Better tools shown off in Florida EVOLVE 2016  Xamarin's Evolve conference is under way in Orlando, Florida, where around 1,600 attendees are coming to terms with Microsoft's acquisition of the company, completed less than one month ago.…

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Obi Worldphone aims for the budget buyer The startup backed by former Apple CEO John Sculley is most famous today for being elusive - but all that’s about to change. Obi Worldphone told us today its first UK phone will launch here next month, promising style and mid-range specs for a paltry £119.…

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Either way, firms want to cut 1,092 people from the wage bill Exclusive  Hewlett Packard Enterprise is to initiate a voluntary redundancy (VR) option nearly two months after putting 1,092 staff in Enterprise Services (ES) on the chopping block.…

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Eats nourishing E60 in Nexsan OEM deal Nexsan, the renamed Imation, has signed an OEM agreement with X-IO Technologies whereby X-IO will add Nexsan’s E60 storage array to its product portfolio as a capacity disk tier.…

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'Its a 500 acre forest: there's room for Apple and the badgers' Apple's plan to build a €850m (£658m) data centre in Galway, Ireland is to face fresh scrutiny in an oral hearing before the local council next month, following a number of environmental objections – including disturbance to bats and badgers.…

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The decision to kill off Windows with Bing heaps misery on OEMs Microsoft last year effectively murdered one part of the mobile PC market that was going gangbusters - Windows with Bing (WwB) - and unsurprisingly this is now reflected in weaker sales across Western Europe.…

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More module issue fixes still require()d The Node.js Foundation has released version 6, which now falls just seven per cent short of complete support for the ES6 specifications.…

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Fans: take out the adtech middleman, and have a clear conscience? When is ad-blocking ethical? How about when the adtech industry is behaving so unethically it destroys people’s livelihoods?…

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