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Put down the chocolate, catch up on the hottest industry news We have a four-day weekend over Easter here in the UK. If you need a storage news hit as a respite from the chocolate-laden glug-fest then dip into the paragraphs below – and enjoy your Easter break.…

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Tackle the message, not the message-bearer Comment  The Times is campaigning to brand Facebook a "publisher" under British law. While an understandable reaction to the horrible content shared by users of the world's most popular social networking website, trying to make it subject to publishing laws would open a whole Pandora's box of trouble.…

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Come as you are (every seed is sacred) Something for the Weekend, Sir?  I have cheerful sperm.…

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Always ensure the office laptop gets returned A Massachusetts systems administrator is facing charges of breaking the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, trespassing, and conversion – using other people's property for a crime – after booby-trapping his former employer's servers.…

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Ping of pwn: Malicious UDP packets may take over gear A Linux kernel flaw that potentially allows miscreants to remotely control vulnerable servers, desktops, IoT gear, Android handhelds, and more, has been quietly patched.…

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Don't want to use Windows 10? Then you don't want any fixes Microsoft has cut software updates and tweaks for computers powered by Intel and AMD's latest-generation processors and running old versions of Windows.…

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And Jupiter's Europa is looking sweet, too Pics  Tantalizing new evidence of hydrothermal vents on Enceladus and liquid water on Europa have reignited our hopes that alien life might exist, NASA announced today.…

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Trump praises largest US non-nuke explosion Video  For the first time, the US has used its largest non-nuclear explosive, the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb (also known as the Mother Of All Bombs) in Afghanistan.…

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Did you know that downloaded files from the internet contain malware? You may want to sit down for this. Did you know that free movie files downloaded from the internet might contain malware?…

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Everything about this is stupid Fast food chain Burger King is doubling down on an ad campaign designed to activate the Google Home appliance, even as Google and the public at large object.…

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Just so long as you don't let children anywhere near it In an effort to cement its position in the voice recognition market, Amazon has opened up its Alexa technology to third parties.…

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Project lead slapped in open letter after BDSM kink exile Scores of Drupal developers have formed a protest against the exiling of a project veteran who dabbled in kinky sci-fi hanky-panky.…

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Carmaker apparently convinced it has a found a low-mileage niche market Honda's new electric car, the Clarity, is garnering a lot of attention – for all the wrong reasons.…

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Ransomware-as-a-Service is a hit with the tech illiterate Cerber eclipsed Locky as the most common ransomware pathogen doing the rounds in the first three months of 2017.…

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£20,000 donation received, but sales suggest more due Exclusive  Tens of thousands of pounds destined for Great Ormond Street Hospital from ZX Spectrum Vega firm Retro Computers Limited appears not to have been paid.…

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Embrace it! *shakes fist* Microsoft has started offering substantial Windows Server licence discounts as an incentive to embrace its cloud.…

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Dell EMC's star all-flash array update getting closer XtremIO arrays have larger SSDs, better replication and copy data management support coming, according to the Dell World 2017 agenda for its Las Vegas appearance at The Venetian.…

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Surveillance firm's toolset goes rogue in hands of cyberspooks Leaked HackingTeam spyware was used by a cyber-spy group to collect intelligence.…

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Source says they're working on a sale process NoSQL database supplier Basho is looking for a sale.…

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Actually, invasive slurping goes way beyond the remit of 'fitness' Free eHealth apps pose a severe privacy risk, security researchers warn.…

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Reg readers look forward to a hybrid reality Research  To some, cloud computing is synonymous with so-called ‘public cloud’ services such as AWS and Azure, but this isn’t the view of Reg readers. When 668 of you provided feedback during a recent survey on meeting infrastructure-level needs, the adoption of ‘private cloud’ (defined as ‘cloudy architecture running in your own datacentre’) was what came through most prominently:…

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Er, wait, which hack? We've lost track... Yahoo! is set to get a spanking under European Union data protection laws for the biggest of the many megabreaches it copped to last year.…

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But why would you want to? The BBC and NHS epitomise enterprise: the BBC has 23,000 staff while the NHS is one of the world's largest employers, with 1.4 million. Their IT estate is vast and central to the delivery of their services. The BBC's iPlayer is on the front line in a world of on-demand TV defined by Netflix, and among its layered infrastructure NHS servers run complex systems of reconciling payment for treatments.…

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Scandal returns to the site's adult classifieds section Three people have been indicted for operating a sex trafficking ring through the scandalous classifieds website Backpage.com's adult section.…

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Attempts to block takeovers by companies it doesn't like +Comment  Broadcom may be better placed financially to bid for Toshiba's memory business because Western Digital is burdened with debt from its $16bn SanDisk acquisition. Knowing this, WD is setting up a contract law barrage.…

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