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Local photographer took pics of 'ghost ship' deck, then flew off unchallenged An amateur photographer has reportedly landed his £475 drone aboard the largest warship ever built for the Royal Navy – without permission and completely unchallenged.…

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Captain rescued but questions remain over passenger's whereabouts One of the world's only privately built submarines has reportedly sunk under mysterious circumstances on the Danish coast.…

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#FirstWorldProblems The web browser for power users, Vivaldi, has gained a Reader mode and some accessibility features, but one new feature stands out. The reaction GIF may be one of the wonders of the 21st Century, but what if you don’t want your CPU cycles sucked dry by hilarious and ironic animated images?…

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'Counter-terrorism not the only national security threat we face' A former MI5 boss has cautioned against a crackdown on encrypted messaging apps.…

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Say goodbye to 12.2.0.2, and hello to 18 Analysis  Big Red has changed its database release cycle, scrapping names that see decimal points and numbers added on for an indeterminate amount of time, instead plumping for annual releases numbered by the year.…

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Sergey Neverov accused of posting Petya-A tutorial + ransomware links A middle-aged Ukrainian has been arrested of suspicion of acting as an agent in distributing the infamous NotPetya ransomware.…

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Tackling cloud and ransomware takes firm to a happy place Email and data archiver Mimecast reported a year-on-year increase in revenues of 40 per cent for Q1 2018.…

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Translated spiel reveals less spiky relationship Instead of being set on going it alone, Toshiba is actually willing to invest in Fab 6 foundry development with Western Digital.…

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Murine mouths mangle broadband - outage hits Gnaw-wood... Giant cable-nomming rodents have caused "extensive damage" in South London by chewing through fibre, leaving customers without broadband since last night.…

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Margaret Hodge calls for boycott. So where does that leave Whitehall? Analysis  Amazon - whose AWS business has been increasingly drumming up biz with the UK government - has once again come under fire for its tax arrangements in the Blighty.…

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Marketing trumpets sounding off +Comment  High-end array startup Infinidat might start attracting acquisitive interest from other suppliers soon.…

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Cisco's WebEx to gain sound-screening powers so you clam up at noisy moments Cisco's updating the old internet anonymity maxim - "On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog" - by training its WebEx conferencing wares to recognise sounds.…

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Gopher user dug themselves a deep, deep hole On-Call  Another weekend beckons, which means another edition of On-Call, The Register's weekly reader-contributed story of dirty jobs, done dirt cheap.…

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Ancient Moon rocks vital clue in space dynamo study Scientists studying prehistoric lunar rocks have found evidence of a lava-lamp-like dynamo at the heart of our Moon’s metallic core that generated a long-lasting magnetic field.…

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Like a boozy fry-up. Or maybe not. Maybe we have too much booze on the brain Some people start their mornings with coffee. Some opt for a classy mimosa. Some just drink straight out the vodka bottle. Well, just for you, a little something something to kickstart your Friday: a quick hype-free roundup of stuff in the world of AI this week.…

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Microsoft scales Windows 10 to support four CPUs, 6TB of RAM, ReFS and RDMA Microsoft's reviving Windows Workstations with a new cut of Windows titled “Windows 10 Pro for Workstations”.…

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Boffins had to break gene-reading software but were able to remotely exploit a computer Scientists from the University of Washington have created synthetic DNA that produced malware of a sort.…

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Open source hypervisor's devs say coding around legacy features might be qruelling quality, say developers Open source hypervisor QEMU is contemplating a code cleanup.…

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A behind-the-scenes look at the cat and mouse game played by publishers and devs Analysis  Netizens may choose to block unwanted content – such as intrusive and misbehaving ads – but some advertising companies do not to accept that choice.…

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Benchmark Capital tries to thwart Troubled Travis' Jobs-style return to power Benchmark Capital on Thursday filed a lawsuit against former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick alleging fraud and contract violations.…

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But probably not in the way you'd hoped Special report  In the last week of January, America's internet is going to get a long-awaited boost. More Americans than ever are going to have access to fast internet as well as a greater choice of providers.…

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Nice birthday gift for clever kid who found a way to access web giant's confidential info A teenager in Uruguay has scored big after finding and reporting a bug in Google's App Engine to view confidential internal Google documents.…

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ESA tells everyone to calm down and carry on The European Space Agency has confirmed there is no danger of asteroid 2012 TC4 hitting Earth in October, despite what some panicky YouTube videos might tell you.…

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US officials' online spaces – a public forum or private haven? More US public officials have been sued for blocking people from their social media pages.…

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Nonprofit estimates 25% will break down within 2 years Consumer Reports has a message for its readers: one in four of your shiny Microsoft's Surface laptops and tablets might not outlast their new computer smell.…

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