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Beacon for Zuck & Co, not hard to guess Google's RSA 2015  Facebook, Google and Microsoft spent a few minutes today discussing at this year's RSA conference in San Francisco how they attempt to protect your privacy.…

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Antitrust claims settled, but rough seas ahead Qualcomm showed encouraging signs of growth in the second quarter of its fiscal 2015, even as a hefty payout to China bit deeply into its bottom line.…

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One guy made a joke? OK, this s**t just got real The FBI is warning airlines to keep eye out for miscreants hacking airplane computer networks mid-flight.…

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Joint effort with T-Mobile US, Sprint to charge downloads by the gigabyte Google has confirmed longstanding rumors that it will invade the mobile carrier world, although for the time being it's only doing so with a limited pilot program.…

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Now ICANN has to decide how to spend its cut The auctioning of rights to new dot-word top-level domains has finally come to a close with the sale of .stream to portfolio company Famous Four.…

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Meanwhile, the web's other currency Bitcoin stands at 1 BTC for $237 GoDaddy has bought the entire domain-name portfolio of mobile advertising company Marchex for $28.1m (£18.67m).…

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And why the US DoJ may not be best pleased Comcast allegedly talked its fellow Hulu investors out of selling the TV streaming upstart to DirecTV or AT&T by insisting it could steer the web biz to financial triumph.…

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Bill to keep mass snooping alive bypasses traditional committee oversight The US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has introduced a bill to reauthorize Section 215 of the Patriot Act to allow mass surveillance of innocent American citizens until December 31 2020.…

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Russian speakers offer up spoofed emails, ZIPs and malware A newly discovered group of cyber-spies are closely targeting high profile US targets, possibly including both the White House and the State Department.…

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The TSA really doesn’t have a sense of humor

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You'll never be late for that special restaurant date The world's most accurate clock has been invented, to ensure nobody need ever worry about missing their booking at the Restaurant at the End of the Universe.…

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UK government biz buoys otherwise flat sales French outsourcer Atos posted bumper profits int its first quarter, mainly buoyed by the UK public sector deals. Revenue rose 17.6 per cent to €2.4bn (£1.7bn), compared with the same quarter last year.…

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Wrist job and Macbook online only sales a ‘unique' situation Fear not fanbois, online only sales of Apple’s jazz bangle wrist job and shiny 12-inch MacBook do not signal the end of “iconic blockbuster launches” inside its retail temples stores, an exec has proclaimed.…

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Neutrino mass search takes another big step A particle detector created by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology can detect the movements of individual electrons in a radioactive gas. The machine is designed to measure the mass of the neutrino, which is considered to be tiny even by the standards of subatomic particles.…

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Come on, fanbois, help the Zuckerborg destroy mobe firms WhatsApp is now extending its free voice calls to iOS customers, less than a month after the feature had debuted for users of its Android app. Version 2.12.1 of the telephony app will allow iOS users to talk over their internet connection as well as extending several existent features.…

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Change is in the air In the world of hyperconverged virtualisation, flash is important. It forms a big part of the hyperconvergence value proposition as vendors create distributed hybrid storage arrays from local resources.…

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Wi-Fi, a little Sprint, and a little T-Mobile in MVNO. What could go wrong? Google could uncloak plans for a mobile network in the US today, possibly running on two networks, the Wall Street Journal is reporting.…

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Pumps eight rounds into troublesome box A Colorado Springs man who decided he'd had just about enough of his cantankerous Dell PC took it into an alleyway and pumped eight 9mm rounds into its sorry case, according to the local Gazette.…

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Zuck: Always looking for ways of eating a publisher's lunch Facebook has modified its News Feed algorithm and warned Facebook Page owners that "post reach and referral traffic" could plummet following the overhaul.…

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Canonical claims first-to-market with LXD, OpenStack 'Kilo' Canonical says Ubuntu 15.04 "Vivid Vervet," the latest version of its popular Linux distro, will ship this week, following a two-month beta period.…

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What's Navinder Singh Sarao said to have done? Comment  As I've mentioned around here I'm a bit of an aficionado of scams and scammettes: not because I partake in them but because the inventiveness of the human mind in hoovering up cash never ceases to amuse me. This morning we've a classic of the genre, as one bloke working out of his mother's basement* in Hounslow is alleged to have taken $40m off the financial markets and cost others billions in the process.…

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Oyasumi nasai Vienna A first quarter earnings report from Yahoo! revealed the company had missed its revenue forecast again, prompting a share price fall for the once great tech company, and increased talk of stake sales.…

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Does my server look big in this? Now that virtualisation is seen as a robust and mature technology, managers and administrators are looking to reduce server deployment and management costs further.…

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Microsoft wants to show you how to prep yesterday’s systems for tomorrow Promo  You know where you want to get to: data on tap, instant analysis, and market-changing insights. But the first question is: are my systems up to it?…

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CEO really crowing about software upgrades. Calm down dude Harken to this, deduping back-up-to-disk system users: "ExaGrid’s largest system can take in a full backup that is 40 per cent larger and has an ingest rate that is six times faster than the EMC Data Domain 990, at half the price."…

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