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US injunction axes domains, social accounts, online payment Analysis  A New York court has tried to knock DVD ripping software biz Fengtao offline by issuing an injunction against its domain names, social networking accounts and online payment systems.…

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Spartan to be default in Windows 10, IE11 to 'remain fundamentally unchanged' Microsoft has changed direction slightly with regard to how Windows 10 will handle web browsing, in a move that suggests development of Internet Explorer has finally come to an end – as has been rumored.…

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Sales execs from AT&T, Comcast are already in the air Google has confirmed it will roll out its Fiber broadband service in the Mormon heartland Salt Lake City.…

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Some slain in the software store, some survive – but why? Confusion reigns over whether or not Apple is really pulling all iOS antivirus apps from its online software store. One leading developer says yes, another says no, and Apple is keeping schtum.…

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'Container native' infrastructure does away with VMs Cloud outfit Joyent has launched Triton, a new software and service offering that provides what Joyent describes as "container native infrastructure," where the Linux container – not a server or a VM – is the atomic unit of hosting.…

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How the world of certificate authorities is broken, part 94 Google has revealed security biz MCS Holdings handed out unauthorized SSL certificates for some Google-owned websites.…

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Super-clever computers will discard us puny mortals, apparently Old-school computer whiz Steve Wozniak is afraid an emergence of an artificial super-intelligence will be very bad news for the human race.…

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A quick redundancy can be a good thing For many, the advent of cloud storage was a blessing. Cherished pictures and videos, contact lists, documents and more could be automatically put online and saved (theoretically) forever.…

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DIY Skype maker chomps up mail and DNS duo Open-Xchange, a maker of web apps that some of the biggest telcos and hosts rebrand as their own, has bought up open-source mailserver firm Dovecot and DNS server outfit PowerDNS.…

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Cunning object storage doesn't RAID the electricity budget Cleversafe CEO Chris Gladwin says his company's software is much more power-efficient than other scale-out disk drive array software or all-flash arrays. Object erasure coding can stop RAID crippling the power budget.…

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Fancy tackling the Live Below the Line charity challenge? We're pleased to announce that we've reformed the El Reg Quid-A-Day Nosh Posse to tackle the 2015 Live Below the Line challenge to exist for five days on just £1 per day for food.…

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Atomic boffins line up Intel-powered supers for virtual nuke testing duties A new range of SGI supercomputers will be used in nuclear weapons research at the UK Atomic Weapons Establishment.…

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When you need to soak up petabytes of data, maybe you should splash out on this kit EMC is getting into big data hydraulic engineering with its Federation Business Data Lake, calling it an engineered system integrating components from EMC II, Pivotal, VCE and VMware.…

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Big Data compute meets Java culture with Metanautix “Enterprise” and “Java” aren’t things you’d expect from Google — and certainly not Facebook.…

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UK firm's 'business of three halves' may soon have four halves? Managed security services outfit Accumuli has been snapped up by rival NCC for a sum of £55m.…

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Our client is happy to stew in his own juice some more Lawyers for Julian Assange™ have said they want access to all files held by Swedish prosecutors on their client before they can grant an interview with him.…

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We're ignoring you. What do you think of this, peons? The government has opened a consultation on its proposals not to extend the deadline for businesses to opt out of the hated smart meter programme – despite hitting major delays with the programme itself.…

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They don't know what they're talking about, says Fadi Video footage of ICANN CEO Fadi Chehade slagging off an independent team investigating how the internet will be governed in future has surfaced online.…

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'Powerful time machine' rolled out of hangar with elite Silicon Valley money behind it Rubrik, the enterprise data management start-up, has come out of stealth with $10 million funding – including Silicon Valley elite cash contributions – and an intention to knock over Symantec, EMC, CommVault and Veeam in the back-up space.…

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All your content are belong to us Facebook has been pressing on with its assimilation of the entirety of the web, as the New York Times reports that Mark Zuckerberg's social network has quietly been talking to media companies about hosting their content inside Facebook itself, thereby discouraging users from ever leaving.…

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Come into our cloud, urges Redmond Microsoft is merging its Azure Websites, Mobile Services, and BizTalk Services into a single service: Azure App Service.…

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You asked for miracles, Theo, I give you the FBI: the FTC Bureau of Indecision The US Federal Trade Commission has put up the "help wanted" sign for a new office tasked with investigating American technology giants. El Reg hopes the new team has more backbone that the officials unwilling to pick a fight with Silicon Valley's out-of-control goliaths.…

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Break-fix and carrier arms offloaded for £5.5m in cash The expected break-up of Calyx Managed Services has started, with the maintenance and carrier services divisions offloaded to Daisy Group and Chess Ltd respectively for a total of £5.5m in cash.…

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Thanks, Obama Some $240m from the private sector will be spent on boosting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs in America, President Obama said on Monday.…

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Hi-res dome will have hi-speed link to hi-ed uni down the road Junior star-gazers in Bristol have been given notice that they will have to share the city’s soon-to-be-3D planetarium with data scientists and marketeers as the city burnishes its tech hub credentials.…

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