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Time for users to HIT self-destruct button permanently? Snapchat has begun serving up adverts to its willy-waving, boob-jiggling users in the US.…

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Forget the character - concentrate on the PLOT ... against YOUR freedom Review  There is no subtlety in the political stance of Laura Poitras, which makes Citizenfour a completely one-sided documentary. Yet oddly enough, this bias doesn’t detract from the power of the film that covers a week in a Hong Kong hotel bedroom, during which Edward Snowden reveals himself and the extent of the NSA’s cyber-surveillance to Poitras, Glenn Greenwald and fellow Guardian journalist Ewen MacAskill.…

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Cringeworthy, crude and crass jokes abound in Steven Erikson’s sci-fi debut Page File  Anyone who’s read Steven Erikson's Malazan Book of the Fallen, a searingly bleak and intricate fantasy series, will be bitterly disappointed with Willful Child (and yes, pedants, that is how he spells it).…

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This organic crowd sourced viro- social fertiliser just got REAL #VultureTRENDING  We here at #VultureTRENDING are quite literally shitting in our pants with excitement over the latest app startup to take the internet by storm - Ploppr!…

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And we also have stroppy teenagers saving the world Page File  Phil Strongman joins El Reg bookworm Mark Diston to review the pick of publishing this week. Neil Young's second autobiography is more, much more than cars and girls, while the nation's omnipresent telly scientist Brian Cox offers insights to our origins. Also, James Frey and Nils Johnson-Shelton team up for the first time for a teen adventure fantasy that's already been snapped up by Hollywood.…

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Over £200 worth of the good stuff up for grabs There is no techie angle to this competition, so we're not going to pretend there is. Everyone loves chocolate, though, so who cares?…

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Honestly, it’s a piece of piss Something for the Weekend, Sir?  When you have to go, you have to go. And when you do, don’t rush it otherwise you can end up with damp socks… as my father-in-law discovered during a hurried slash-and-dash in a not-so-lonely lay-by one night.…

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Beep, beep the foot is reversing from the mouth, beep beep Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, who earlier this month made astonishingly sexist comments to a room full of women, has decided its about time to make his workforce more diverse.…

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Commission examines plans to add new spectrum room The FCC is opening up an investigation into a possible new class of wireless broadband services which could improve mobile network performance and reliability in the US.…

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Robbers could target your wallet and your fingers MasterCard and Norwegian biometrics firm Zwipe have announced the first fingerprint-activated credit card that the firms hope will replace signatures and PINs.…

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674 days in space for US Air Force's mystery orbital vehicle The US Air Force has confirmed that its X-37B spacecraft designated Orbital Test Vehicle 3 has glided back to Earth and landed a0 0924 PT (1724 UTC) at Vandenberg Air Force Base.…

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Celeron added to line-up .... but it's not the top of the line Score another point for Chipzilla in its quest for relevance in the mobile market: Samsung has announced a new, low-cost Chromebook that's powered by an Intel processor.…

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Brings POODLE to heel While the world+dog was distracted by all the shiny new iThings Tim Cook was showing off on Thursday, Apple quietly pushed out patches for 150 CVE-issued bugs in its server and desktop operating systems and the iTunes media player.…

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Lighten wallets, expand pants A retailer in China has found a novel way to accommodate the added dimensions of Apple's iPhone 6 Plus – adjust customers' pants* to fit the large handset.…

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Includes Android 5.0 system images for Nexus kit Android 5.0 "Lollipop" won't ship to the public for a couple more weeks, but Google has tossed developers a bone by releasing the final SDK and system images for select Nexus devices ahead of launch.…

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New emphasis on crypto as a weapon? The US Government has imposed a $750,000 fine on an Intel subsidiary for exporting encryption to China, Russia, Israel and other countries…

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Not even Google can withstand the power of Auntie The BBC is set to publish a rolling round-up of articles removed from Google search rankings under the infamous "right to be forgotten" rules.…

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Shares dip anyway as Fusion-io slurp bites SanDisk's third 2013 quarter showed a healthy annual and quarterly increase but subdued profits, while Fusion-io integration costs and mis-met Wall Street expectations sent the shares down a tad.…

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Your privacy, reduced to ASH The government is preparing to resume its GP patient data-sharing plan, even though its chief scientific advisor admits it can’t guarantee your privacy. The care.data initiative was put on hold iin February – but it will shortly resume with two exciting new Orwellian additions to our vocabulary.…

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What can I do about? Write a tweet of course Twitter has admitted to fiddling with users' timelines, sparking the sort of social media backlash which is fast becoming a wearying fixture of modern life.…

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Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité: Two out of three ain't bad The French Senate passed a new anti-terror bill last night after just one reading.…

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Gets Supermicro on board Tarkan Maner's Nexenta has snagged another server vendor to use its software for file access to VMware's EVO: RAIL.…

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Almunia's farewell spitball Analysis  Europe’s unelected competition czar has signed off with a sour burp aimed at his elected critics in Parliament.…

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This affects every broadcaster, every cable guy HBO this week has finally done as Netflix said it would, admitting that it WILL provide over-the-top (OTT) streaming content to the masses in the United States.…

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Just 100 Beijing fanbois queue to pick up new mobe The belated Chinese launch of the iPhone 6 appears to have been a total flop after just 100 people queued outside a flagship store to buy the new mobe.…

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