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Reg reader up in arms about bundled bloatware As Lenovo struggles to extricate itself from the controversy surrounding pre-installed Superfish scumware on its machines, a blast of cruft from the past may give the PC slinger's critics extra ammo this week.…

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... and thank heavens they do Worstall on Wednesday  The idea that the tech giants are simply going to waste the pots of cash with which they have been entrusted is certainly counter-intuitive, but it wouldn't surprise me at all if they did. For that's pretty much the fate of all investment: to be wasted.…

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Figure out a strategy, boys, says activist investor Juniper Networks and activist investor Elliott Management are fluttering the “peace in our time” paper, with the network ironmonger agreeing to appoint two new Elliot-approved directors to its board.…

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Pwnium challenge goes 24/7 to flush out bug-hoarders Google is vastly expanding its popular annual Pwnium hack fest, by allowing hackers to vie try for limitless amounts of cash every day of the year.…

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The big V flicks V-sign at upstart over 'ad lies' Dot-com registry operator Verisign is suing the largest new gTLD registry, dot-xyz, alleging false advertising.…

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Sweeping up the dead bugs Tails, the secure live-boot Linux made famous by Edward Snowden, has had a major revision release to Version 1.3.…

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Upstart plans to garnish apps with all the essential bits to make a meal palatable Airline-magazine-grade chatter about cloud suggests that running an app in Azure, AWS or Google requires not much more than a few clicks before vaporised magic takes over, infrastructure bills decrease and scalability becomes infinite.…

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Who needs Akamai when a few bucks can send video around the world? Take a bit of cloud, add a bit of money, and stir in a bit of boffinry, and you could build your very own content distribution network (CDN).…

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Recent Rollup fixed after it broke VM replication and made it hard to spawn big VMs Redmond's patchwork mess has extended to Virtual Machine manager, after a recent patch spoiled when exposed to the sun.…

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Casts code upon fertile ground with support for Open: Daylight/vSwitch/Stack Avaya is the latest of the big names to drink the software-defined networks (SDN) Kool-Aid, launching its Open SDN Fx architecture on a waiting world.…

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Who needs distribution hubs when you can make kit in the delivery van? Amazon has filed for a patent on a service that would see the company offer 3D-printed stuff on demand.…

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Friday is D-Day for firm to regain trust On Friday Lenovo is going to tell the world about how it plans to regain the trust of its users in the wake of the Superfish clusterfuck – and may even launch an independent security audit of its products.…

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Evgeniy Bogachev accused of GameOver ZeuS botnet crimes The US State Department and the FBI, have stumped up $3m in reward money for the arrest of Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev, the 30-year-old Russian man accused of stealing over $100m with his malware.…

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Let's get down to the real talk NSA director Admiral Mike Rogers has said it is vital Uncle Sam's crimefighters snoop on people – and that this should be possible even if citizens use strong encryption.…

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Frustrated fraudsters to deal with throwaway digits Australian and European shoppers will be able to use a throwaway Visa card token to shop online in a bid to reduce fraud.…

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Guess the bad news HP kicked off its fiscal 2015 with a disappointing first quarter, reporting revenue and earnings both down for the three months ending on January 31, as compared to the year-ago period.…

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Exclusive deal would see Virtzilla own US defence IT for up to five years Amazon Web Services, Citrix and Nutanix have protested a US government plan to sign a US$1.6bn software and support contract with VMware.…

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Site will remove swiped sexy pics even if you're not famous Reddit says it will crack down on the unauthorized posting of people's private nude photos.…

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NBN Co CEO Morrow accidentally debunks Turnbul''s cost blowout story The real cost of completing Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN) in its originally-planned fibre-to-the-premises configuration may well have been close to the $AU43 billion first budgeted, according to data presented by NBN Co's CEO and CFO to a Senate Estimates hearing.…

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Millions of others also affected US health insurer Anthem now says that the recent security breach that exposed the personal data of tens of millions of its customers also affected people who never did business with the firm.…

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New e-paper wrist-puter leaps in before Apple Watch swamps the market Pics  Pebble has today put a new smartwatch on sale on Kickstarter – and raised $5.4m from 26,000 backers in a matter of hours.…

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Do it, nerds! This morning has seen the launch of the dot-science top-level domain – and one registrar at least is offering them for free.…

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Cutting the wire Comment  So Google Wallet will come installed on Android handsets in the US. It is an assault on Apple Pay, but it's also end of a dream which saw operators as custodians of the electronic wallet.…

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New Performance Products Group includes all-flash FAS and FlashRay El Reg has learned that NetApp's leadership of its all-flash array project FlashRay is changing: the original engineering head is no longer involved, and the veep for flash storage is absent.…

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HBase 1.0 a ‘a thing of collaborative beauty' A completed first version of what’s been called the Hadoop Database has been released, seven years after work started.…

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