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August 4th, er, February 20th, 2017: Simple cyber-brain goes online A team of engineers has built an artificial synapse with the hopes of creating a neural network system with similar processing powers as the human brain.…

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Software scrutinizes device defenses, is better than just yelling IT policies at staff Netflix has released the source code of a web application called Stethoscope for evaluating the security of mobile and desktop computing devices.…

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Hopes to turn terrible triangles into more profitable routes Delivery company UPS has become the latest concern to experiment with schlepping stuff about by drone, instead of wheeled vehicles.…

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Just six per cent of banks using DNSSEC on domains The Dutch banking industry is doing a terrible job of online security, according to the company that runs the country's .nl internet domains.…

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Small biz wakes up to find online homes defaced Hundreds of websites have been defaced by hackers who hijacked a web-hosting server run by UK domain registrar DomainMonster.…

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Spectators swallow hard as cloud seeds flow forth Vid + pics  Drone operators have been gazing in fascination as, for the first time in over a decade, the Lake Berryessa glory hole has been swallowing up excess water and shooting it down into Putah Creek.…

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What China wants, China gets: local company running a too-big-to-fail cloud What China wants, China gets - in this case an exception to SAP's usual practice of running its own cloud.…

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Hard on the heels of a second-quarter result in which software subscriptions provided one of the few bright spots, Cisco's revealed a slew of new software-based systems.…

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Universal file sharing is hard because Services and CDNs scramble HTTP. Enter 'Upspin' Wouldn't it be nice if there was a universal and consistent way to give names to files stored on the Internet, so they were easy to find? A universal resource locator, if you like?…

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Can build clouds, can't schedule email announcing stablization release The OpenStack Foundation has announced Ocata, its fifteenth edition. And then tried to un-announce it again.…

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NoSQL server, but a big unhappy Yes to the question of security worries Aerospike NoSQL server DBAs, make sure you've rolled out version 3.11.1.1, because the vulnerabilities it fixes have been made public.…

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*aaS-es are, however, fattening faster than any other segment of the market For all the hype about cloud it's a bit of a revenue wimp: the abacus-shufflers of IDC have just told the world that it will account for about five per cent of the world's tech spend in 2017.…

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Don't get rung out about planting bugs in ladder logic: they should be easy to spot One of the world's oldest programming styles, the ladder logic that runs on industrial programmable logic controllers, remains dangerously vulnerable to attack, according to boffins from Singapore and India.…

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Microsoft roadmap lays out second big update for 2017 Microsoft has confirmed it is planning a second major update for Windows 10, to be piloted this year and officially released before 2018.…

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Nothing like a post-holiday IT cockup US Department of Homeland Security staff returning to work on Tuesday after the Presidents' Day holiday have apparently had a tough time getting computer systems to function.…

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Private Docker Swarm keys leak into public containers IBM left private keys to the Docker host environment in its Data Science Experience service inside freely available containers.…

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Chocolate Factory spins up Nvidia-powered VMs Google has begun offering Nvidia Tesla K80 GPU-equipped virtual machines for its Compute Engine and Cloud Machine Learning hosted services.…

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Boffins demand rule rewrite to restore glorified moon's dignity The ongoing argument over whether Pluto is an actual planet or just a dwarf on the outskirts of the solar system has heated up again, with a new proposal to reapply planetary status to the distant iceball.…

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Civil liberty groups, security experts, law profs, lawmakers slam looming US policy Over 50 human rights and civil liberties groups, nearly 100 law professors and security experts, and lawmakers have launched a campaign against digital searches at the US border.…

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Starting with literally piles of crap (no, not the code) Interview  In the months ahead, Idaho National Laboratory aims to open-source software for analyzing the quality of cow manure.…

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One device for the next billion, Jide hopes Jide, the company founded by three ex-Googlers, has shown how a phone can act as a Continuum-style hub. When plugged into an external monitor, the Android device – with the new and as-yet unreleased cut of Jide's Remix OS – allows the user to work with "desktop-friendly" versions of the apps that are already installed on the phone.…

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Push for majority stake sale in memory business Toshiba is looking to raise almost $9bn (‎¥1 trillion) by selling off a majority stake in its memory chip business, according to Reuters, and so repair its finances, which have been devastated by cost overruns in its US nuclear power business.…

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Backup data streams and now snapshots flash between firms After announcing an initial backup integration between Pure's all-flash array and Cohesity's converged secondary storage a year ago, the two have now gone further with snapshot-level integration.…

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Attacks of great concern to Russian financial institutions Cybercrime group RTM is deploying complex malware based in the Delphi programming language to target Remote Banking Systems (RBS), a type of business software used to make bulk financial transfers.…

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$4.48bn... cheap! (apols to Alfred E Neuman) Yahoo! will be gobbled by Verizon for $4.48bn, $350m cheaper than the initial deal, apparently due to the damage done to the company's value by widely reported successful cyber-attacks.…

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