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Plus host of spying tools. But Apple's backdoor not totally open for all, expert tells us An analysis of iOS by a security expert digging into claims of the NSA spying on Apple products has revealed some unexplained surveillance tools hidden in the operating system.…

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Windows 8.1 Update 2 said to arrive in three weeks Microsoft's next major update roll-out for Windows 8.1 may be less than a month away, if the latest rumors are to be believed, but just what will be so "major" about it is still anybody's guess.…

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A mobe that lights up? My God As Apple typically reveals a new iPhone around about this time of the year, speculation on a refreshed smartphone is rife. Today, the rumor mill hit a new low – or high depending on your point of view.…

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The real winner of the Nokia sale is *drumroll* ... Nokia Analysis  When Microsoft swallowed half of Europe's biggest tech company, it was only a matter of time before it spat something out. And so it has, ending Nokia's thirty-year roller-coaster ride.…

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But so could a magic eight-ball Researchers working on a new type of bomb detector technology have made the rather underwhelming boast that their kit "could soon give bomb-sniffing dogs some serious competition".…

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Chinese folk let their fingers do the browsing Mobile devices have edged past PCs when it comes to Chinese online browsing, an official government agency in the People's Republic said on Monday.…

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Just being in the Goldilocks zone doesn't mean there'll be anyone to eat the porridge Everyone knows that exoplanets need to be in the sweet Goldilocks spot (“not too hot, not too cold, just right”) next to their sun to support alien life: but now British boffins have said they reckon oceans might be necessary too.…

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Sales boom by nearly a fifth despite US and Aussie regimes' spy fear boycott Execs at Chinese hardware maker Huawei are laughing all the way to the bank after reporting a healthy bounce in revenues and margins, despite being effectively blockaded by some governments in the West.…

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Wants its customer's customers' customers Foxconn, maker of Apple's iPhone, wants to own a mobile phone network in China and has applied for an MVNO licence.…

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And we shall go about telling people you smell. No, not really A UK government-backed scheme to curtail the widespread use of pirated copies of music, television and film has officially been launched and - as expected - comes without any harsh penalties being threatened against persistent offenders.…

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Not so much backdoors as frontdoors, basically without doors in them Second hand point-of-sale systems sold through eBay are likely to contain all sorts of sensitive information, according to the work of a security researcher at HP.…

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Can't add detail in subhead because SPOILERS Some meagre plot details for the new Star Wars movie have leaked online, revealed to BadAssDigest by “multiple sources” (some spoilers follow, obviously).…

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Come and get it while it's still porky, shouts Cabinet Office The Cabinet Office is seeking a joint venture partner to help it tackle what it describes as one of the most costly areas of public sector tech – hosting.…

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Crooks don't have folders labelled 'drug records', opines NY beak A US judge has ruled that the Feds can have access to a Gmail user’s entire account to search for evidence in a money laundering case, a decision which clashes with at least two other recent rulings on email privacy.…

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And can it beat a psychic octopus Analysis  Data is valuable. There, we’ve said it, do you feel better? The question is, has data as an information currency - and an entity in and of itself - become inherently more valuable?…

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An ideal product if you believe the Earth is flat You may have been hearing about a well-nigh miraculous device called GoTenna lately - a gadget which, apparently, lets your phone work even if there's no network coverage to be had.…

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A lot of cuts, but nothing's actually gone Analysis  After Microsoft’s biggest bloodbath, we’re not much wiser about what Microsoft will look like in five years' time. Steve Ballmer turned the focus from PCs to Microsoft devices and services: manufacturing its own devices, and promoting its own services regardless of the platform. Satya Nadella was supposed to bring further clarity.…

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Public cumuli from AWS, Google and Microsoft, to be specific The Big Blue IT colossus' storage revenues have carried on declining, with only FlashSystems showing growth, and stellar growth at that.…

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Auntie tight-lipped as major outage rolls on The BBC is scrambling to fix what appears to be a number of severe technical glitches on its network, after its website and catch-up TV service were hit by a major outage at the weekend.…

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Lumpy but free - the future is here Programming the Web, Pt. I  If you travelled back to 1999 and told web developers that one day hundreds of them would pony up cold hard cash to get a feature in a web browser, none of them would have believed you.…

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Even France's mega subsidies don't stop US content onslaught Analysis  A new report from the European Audiovisual Observatory shows what a sorry state European TV and film production is in when compared with the US market, and shows that US programming is increasing its stranglehold on European TV and video services.…

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Some new ban obviously in order. Radios? Children? Recent legislation banning the use of handheld phones by drivers had basically no effect on the number of road accidents, according to a new study.…

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Says it's your civic duty to turn our KIDS into SYSADMINS National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden wants the geeks of the world to develop anti-anonymity technology to prevent government's spying on civilians.…

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Elliott Management Corp puts a billion bucks on the table to spin out VMware Activist investors have taken a billion-dollar stake in EMC in order to break apart its federation and spin out VMware, according to The Wall Street Journal.…

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The Sun seems to have given itself a few days off.…

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