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Hamburg court upholds individuals' right to block ads Adblock Plus is celebrating, but publishers are scratching their heads, after German courts ruled blocking online advertisements is legal.…

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Tiny country creates yuuge problems as crims threaten to expose 'tax evasion' Hackers have days ago breached a Liechtenstein bank and are allegedly blackmailing customers by threatening to release their account data if ransoms are not paid.…

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Serverless framework inches towards cloud-ready code Amazon Web Services (AWS) has quietly flicked the iteration counter on its Chalice Python serverless development framework to 0.4 and 0.5.…

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Big vendors patch bugs nearly as quick as open source coders Cisco's decided it's going to give 90 days' grace on vulnerability disclosures, to let (mostly) commercial vendors catch up with their bug-fixes.…

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Now your date will know your passphrase is hunter2 Netflix is testing a new feature that, for some subscribers, shows their passwords in plain text as they are typed in – and potentially when folks revisit the site.…

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Android 7.0's crypto sauce is 'half-baked' and Google promises to make it better, soon Looking at the storage encryption Google has implemented in Android Nougat (7.0) through the metaphor of the glass that's either half full or half empty, cryptography expert Matthew Green sees Google's glass as all but drained.…

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AI pity the fool The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the research arm of the US military, has today announced a new program aimed at using AI to bring together skills from humans and machines to solve problems more effectively.…

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Wired: Fiber, copper networks. Tired: Flimsy Wi-Fi. Expired: Smoke signals, carrier pidgeon Global spending on Ethernet cables will soon cross the $1bn threshold, say analysts.…

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Industry veteran to run rule over resellers from February Dell EMC has finally confirmed Sarah Shields as president elect of its UK and Ireland channel.…

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The yuan is mightier than the moral Microsoft has confirmed that it censors its Chinese language digital assistant.…

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Even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious More than 40 cities in California are considering a tax on streaming services – dubbed a Netflix tax – claiming that the tax system needs updating for the internet era.…

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Home modems open up admin controls with zero authentication A widespread attack on the maintenance interfaces of broadband routers over the weekend has affected the telephony, television, and internet service of about 900,000 Deutsche Telekom customers in Germany.…

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Senate still deciding about Police raids on plods' raids on Stephen Conroy Some of the “NBN leak” documents seized by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) are covered by parliamentary privilege, says the House of Representatives Privileges Members' Interests Committee, which yesterday published its report into the documents.…

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Mobe designer remembers it still has QNX, puts it to work in self-driving ride Video  Today, a trio of self-driving cars – including a BlackBerry-powered ride – hit the streets in Canada for the first time. The autonomous vehicles will be tested by their manufacturers to assess their safety and control systems in the real world.…

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On-premises IT suppliers conniving in its own destruction +Comment  On-premises IT storage suppliers are actively working to water down the importance of on-site hardware by building on-ramps to the public cloud.…

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Tiny tearaway will be beating up hookers next Police in Ontario, Canada, got a shock on Saturday night when they pulled over a speeding driver and found an 11-year-old child hopped up on video games behind the wheel.…

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Getting things straightened up again Microsoft is allegedly revising its Windows 10 design language to embrace the brave new world of virtual reality viewed through techno-spectacles.…

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He's bound to say that. Truth is, it'll get worse before it gets better Comment  Admiral Sir Philip Jones, head of the Royal Navy, has written how "you'd be forgiven for thinking that the RN had packed up and gone home" in response to the kicking the naval service has received in the press recently.…

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Just a month after his enterprise equivalent called it a day Dell EMC today told the workforce that UK exec Tim Griffin is standing down to pursue pastures new – the second senior exec to exit the business in as many months.…

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Elliott Management sustains calls to break up SK biz Samsung's top brass will go public tomorrow about ways to beef up shareholder value on the back of continued calls from activist investor Elliott Management's to break up the South Korean business.…

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All eight of 'em... The Liberal Democrats are to oppose plans to impose strict age regulations on porn sites in the forthcoming Digital Economy Bill – describing the measures as something the "Russian or Chinese governments" would impose.…

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Um. Do they actually think that's what they need? MBBF2016  Mobile operators are quite comfortable with NarrowBand Internet of Things and hope it will funnel more and more IoT customers into their arms – but not all of them understand the market, it seems.…

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Finnish factory to change diet of the happiest people in Europe Fujitsu has launched a joint venture to supply the snowbound, sausage-and-root-veg-loving residents of Finland with scrummy salad all year round as part of its efforts to make farming a cloud-based endeavour.…

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NVMe drives need NVMe fabrics - two sides of the same NVMe coin NVMe drives need NVMe fabrics to give shared arrays the data access latency killing benefits of NVMe. Unlike Nimble architect Dimitris Krekoukias, storage startup E8 believes putting NVMe SSDs in today’s all-flash arrays will be futile; it claims we need NVMe fabrics to get the NVMe performance boost.…

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Sure, it's not very nice, but we do live in the Free World WH Smith was quick to remove DIY terror manuals from the digital shelves of its online stores after El Reg highlighted their sale but other retailers have demonstrated less of a knee-jerk reaction.…

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