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First Amendment bad, Second Amendment good? The governor of the US state of Kentucky, Matt Bevin, has blamed violent video games for the Florida high-school shooting that left 17 people dead this week.…

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Alarm raised over APFS sparse disk images tossing documents into the void Apple's recently revised file system, APFS, may lose data under specific circumstances, a maker of macOS backup software is warning.…

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Ruskies stole citizen IDs to spread discord – indictment Robert Mueller, the special prosecutor investigating foreign agents tampering with the 2016 US presidential election, has criminally charged 13 Russian nationals with conspiring against the United States.…

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Second privacy ruling to go against Zuck and co in a week Facebook has been told to stop tracking Belgian citizens' online habits, and to delete all the data it holds on them, or it could be fined up to €100m.…

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Cheapo merger terms wouldn't get past regulator, it says Fresh from telling us all how its “highly qualified” board would see off a hostile takeover from Broadcom, chip biz Qualcomm is now getting around the table with its buyout-happy rival.…

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Security services facing 'curtailed' EU info sharing if UK doesn't agree terms Security experts have warned that Brexit could lead to data flows between the UK and European Union being "substantially curtailed".…

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Incident reported to local cops and Federal Aviation Authority A helicopter has crashed after reportedly manoeuvring hard to avoid a "DJI Phantom quadcopter", in what could be the first confirmed aircraft accident involving a drone.…

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Complainants hoped to squeeze more from HP Hedge funds wanting a court-ordered higher share price from HP when it acquired Aruba have been dealt a blow costing them $17.3m.…

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And have some cyber goodness too – just don't mention the Belgacom hack Great Britain, which is buying the US-made F-35 fighter jet, is urging European neighbour Belgium not to buy the US-made F-35 fighter jet.…

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Look guys, everyone's doing it Mobile customers face a mid-contract price rise, with all four operators confirming they will hike fees by 4 per cent, 1 per cent above inflation.…

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Switch antitrust case rumbles on A US court has agreed to dismiss most of Cisco's IP defences in its long-running antitrust dispute with rival Arista Networks; the latter had previously described them as "breathtakingly broad, unprecedented and insane".…

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Sort out your safety policies... oh, and share all your travel info with us Private-hire cab firms that want to operate in the capital will have to demonstrate how they protect riders' safety and data – and may still only get short-term licences, Transport for London has said.…

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And publishers – have you thought of trying something new? Analysis  Google's own ad-blocking initiative was introduced yesterday via its Chrome browser.…

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Apple suggests wiping your ROD and oiling your ring Something for the Weekend, Sir?  My wife has a hairy tongue.…

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How DevOps could be about to collide with machine learning DevOps is finally getting somewhere. This year the term is ten years old and like most ten-year olds, DevOps is starting to show signs of puberty and cognitive maturity. According to analyst Forrester, this is being reflected in industry. In 2017, a Forrester survey found that over 50 per cent of organisations were to implement DevOps in some form or another, enough for the analyst to claim that 2018 is going to be the year of enterprise DevOps.…

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Where enterprise servers go, hyperconverged systems follow Analysis  If hyperconverged systems are basically enhanced servers then HCI vendors with no server hardware or channel partnerships for their software are doomed.…

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Project Honolulu gets a second Tech Preview Microsoft has offered Windows admins a second look at Project Honolulu, its web-based System Center successor.…

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It's therefore safe to assume the notch is not going away any time soon The Apple rumour mill has buzzed with speculation that less-than-completely-astounding sales of Cupertino's latest iPhone, the X, mean it might not be long for this world.…

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Un-hinged user needed some basic education On-Call  Welcome again to On-Call, in which The Register tries to liven up Fridays with reader-contributed stories of tech support traumas.…

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Everything we knew was a lie The Andromeda galaxy is actually roughly the same size as the Milky Way, and may not engulf our galaxy when it is expected to collide in about four billion years time, according to new research.…

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If whatever you ask IBM to do isn't easy, 'cognitive solutioning' will sort you out Exclusive  IBM's not just telling the world it needs "cognitive" computing: the company has bet the future of its own services business on Watson-branded services.…

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'Cognitive solutioning' kicks in when you ask Big Blue to solve tricky problems Exclusive  IBM is not just telling the world it needs "cognitive" computing: the company has bet the future of its own services business on Watson-branded services.…

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Data harvest notice will be checked by default POLL  Future versions of Ubuntu desktop may collect information on the PCs running it unless users opt out.…

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Pair partly responsible for largest bank-card theft ring in American history Two Russian criminals have been sent down in America after pleading guilty to helping run the largest credit-card hacking scam in US history.…

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Swipe-a-shag tool gets the dreaded sternly-worded-letter treatment from Wyden Cyber-senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) is asking execs from the parent company of Tinder to please use protection when spreading the love around.…

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