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US regulators furrow brows, frown, nod IBM looks to be in the clear to sell off its ailing chippery division to GlobalFoundries after US regulators gave the deal the nod on Tuesday.…

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Give the key to pal ... and it'll be sent to their FB mates, too A Windows 10 feature, Wi-Fi Sense, smells like a significant security risk: it shares access to password-protected Wi-Fi networks with the user's contacts. So giving a wireless password to one person grants access to everyone who knows them.…

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Court backs ebook ruling from 2013 Apple has lost its appeal of a federal court decision that found it colluded with publishers to fix the prices of ebooks, in violation of antitrust law.…

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Antonio Neri ascends to top of Enterprise Group Bill Veghte, the HP exec who since October has led the company's effort to split into two separate businesses, is parting ways with the firm.…

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Uberpop = explosion de la bulle French prosecutors have charged two key Uber executives with deceitful commercial practices, operating an illegal taxi service, and illicit storage of personal data.…

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Small funding but big ideas - and a patent for co-operative flash memory control Stealthy upstart Radian Memory Systems is coming out at the Flash Memory Summit in August, and is developing storage memory software to be used in enterprise, hyperconverged, and cloud computing environments.…

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Mentions for wine, wiener dogs and wetsuits also possible during presentation Comment  Oracle is giving a keynote pitch at the Flash Memory Summit, indicating it's got something NAND-like up its sleeve.…

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Shai-Hulud of the Cambrian oceans was first animal to develop armour A worm which walked on legs and was adorned with vicious spikes is likely to have been one of the first animals on Earth to have donned armour for its own protection, say palaeoboffins who have identified the wee beastie.…

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Internet of Everything creates ‘vast new wave of opportunities for security breaches’ Cisco will buy privately held net security firm OpenDNS for $635m in cash, to make good its cloud security portfolio, and boost the networking giant's "security everywhere" approach.…

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Classic tale of crime-agency-meets-bank-to-tackle-cybercrime EU law enforcement body Europol and Barclays have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formalise their cooperation in combating cybercrime targeting the financial sector.…

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Sod off, Microsoft. If you have to type 'W' to find Paint it's still far from perfect Microsoft has released build 10158 of Windows 10 as part of its Windows Insider preview programme, with general manager Gabe Aul stating that “we don’t have any significant known issues for this build.”…

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Company will burn millions shutting down biz In a major about-turn, telecoms network provider Colt has today announced it will exit the IT services market as the firm searches for a fresh strategy to halt a worrying decline in revenue.…

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That must have been awful for you, smarms Beeb news chief The BBC has apologised to MP and former Conservative Party vice chairman Grant Shapps for the way it reported allegations regarding Shapps and Wikipedia, which were based on a single anonymous source.…

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Please, sir, can we have a Custom Support Agreement? More than half of companies are now expected to miss the deadline to quit Windows Server 2003 before Microsoft’s 14 July end-of-extended-support cut-off point.…

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Brian and Brian join Near Earth Object spotter crusade Scientists are trying to raise awareness about planet-killing chunks of flying space rock with today's Asteroid Day.…

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Toshiba looking to grow 3.5-inch drive market share Toshiba has introduced a downrated version of its MG04 6TB disk drive, suitable for bulk storage and cloud-based apps requiring less data transfer velocity than the standard model.…

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£16bn moneypit project shambles on, ignoring deadlines as it goes Acting shadow work and pensions secretary Stephen Timms MP (Labour) has warned that a "significant breakthrough" is now urgently required for the severely delayed and over-budget Universal Credit system, otherwise it may be time to scrap the project.…

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Pick the right path We all have to move away from Server 2003 before it turns into a pumpkin in July, but there are so many options out there that choosing the destination for our data and workloads can be a little overwhelming.…

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First, train the current generation There's a world of difference between what the average IT person does today and what they'd have done ten or fifteen years ago. So where's it going? What will we need to teach the next generation of data centre staff?…

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Scot-bashing Yorkshireman rapped over island sale offer A well-meaning, if definitely doomed, attempt to crowdfund a bailout for soon-to-default Greece has been launched on Indiegogo by a Yorkshireman who works in a London shoe shop.…

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World+dog can TEE off too, without spending megabucks A trio of Intel boffins have broken a vendor lock-down on trusted execution environments (TEEs) with the release of an open source framework that could help developers to build more secure apps.…

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5.5% fall masks increased activity, says Gartner Global IT spending is projected to fall 5.5 per cent to total $3.5tn in 2015 - but only because of the strong US dollar.…

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Six fun-packed flash factoids from financial fellow Gartner thinks the all-flash array market will expand at a 37 per cent compound annual growth rate, embiggening from $1.43bn in 2014 to about $7bn by 2019.…

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TNMOC asks for help maintaining its fleet of Beeb Micros The National Museum of Computing (TNMOC) has made an appeal for volunteers who could help them keep their BBC Micro computers – which the museum uses to give visiting young'uns a taste of hacking history – in good health.…

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Vendors press-ganged into working group service The Cloud Security Alliance has teamed up with CipherCloud to try and impose some discipline on the sector by defining protocols and best practice.…

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