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Congressional testimony later this week urges caution but no backtracking The internet's largest companies and providers, including Amazon, AT&T, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Time Warner and Verizon, have given a thumbs-up to plans to move the critical Internet Assigned Numbers Authority contract away from the US government.…

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Microsoft finds critical bug that hurts most recent Linuxes Linux admins were sent scrambling to patch their boxes on Monday after a critical vulnerability was revealed in Samba, the open source Linux-and-Windows-compatibility software.…

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Sign up for webmaster tools if you want advance notice of your blacklisting Google is looking to cut down on the risk of attacks from web pages serving up unwanted downloads.…

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Oh great: That leaves another four billion security risks to prepare for Verizon reckons the Internet of Things is no longer a “nascent” market, reporting that there are already more than a billion devices out there running business-to-business IoT operations.…

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We drill into the tech claims ISSCC 2015  AMD claims its new x86-powered Carrizo system-on-chip for notebooks has more transistors and yet consumes less power than the previous generation Kaveri – and has shown off some of its engineering to help back that up.…

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Poitras promises more technical film on NSA spying is in production In his first public comment since the documentary CitizenFour's Academy Award win on Sunday, Edward Snowden took questions from the public and revealed what he says is his biggest regret about becoming a whistleblower.…

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200 queue jumpers caught using 'backdoor' Hundreds of entrepreneurial and impatient hackers have exploited a loophole to purchase early tickets to the Burning Man festival.…

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Don't Panic, says malware-pusher, Superfish never swam on our servers or arrays Lenovo's chief technology officer Peter Hortensius has issued another statement on how the company plans to handle Superfish.…

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Out with the new, in with the old in Helion-land Leadership at HP's cloud division is in flux once again, with senior vice president Mårten Mickos backing away from day-to-day operations of the unit and other execs stepping up to take his place.…

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Hook board to the router, control it from other side of the planet Pics  ARM and IBM today hope to lure a few more engineers, tinkerers and the like into their Internet of Things (IoT) world with a cloud-connected development kit bundle.…

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Should be open and shut (laptop) case A California woman has filed the first lawsuit against Lenovo and Superfish over the pair's adware debacle, claiming the "malware" injected smutty pictures into her web browser on her Yoga laptop.…

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Softcard deal sees Google Wallet installed on major carriers' mobes Google has inked a major deal with mobile payment alliance Softcard that will see its Google Wallet payments system pre-installed on phones sold by US carriers AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon.…

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Feds let drug robbers walk rather than expose Stingray Documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union have shown that US cops are using the FBI's Stingray mobile phone tracking tech much more often than first thought.…

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Sorry we accused everyone of piracy, says not-so-sour krauts A German record label's bungling anti-piracy software flooded Google with demands to remove search results – just because the links included the word "download" in their URLs.…

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Stop! This Open Internet proposal. It is not ready yet The two Republican commissioners on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) have formally called for this week's vote on net neutrality to be delayed.…

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We, er, didn't kill that off after all, confesses red-faced firm An EMC blog saying ViPR Object and HDFS data services have removed from ViPR 2.2 was wrong, and has been corrected in an updated version of the source blog.…

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Big Brother Watch unfurls report on Communications Act UK communications laws should be reformed to account for the social media age, a civil liberties group has said.…

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Inks connected car deal... but with WHICH firm? Nexenta is clearly keen to be top dog of the software-defined storage world. After reportedly experiencing 100 per cent year-on-year growth from 2013 to 2014, Nexenta says it is gearing up for an IPO in the next 18 months or so – with channel and geographic expansion and a final funding round coming.…

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Look for the obvious, not the esoteric, warns HP Despite all the publicity about zero-day exploits, a big percentage of breaches (44 per cent) come from vulnerabilities which are two to four years old.…

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'Right you 'orrible lot, who wants to an EMC Certified Implementation Specialist?' EMC is trying to close the skills gap by recruiting the next wave of sales and technical personnel from the armed forces, training steely eyed military leavers for a life on Civvy Street… well, flogging storage.…

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Default settings for behavioural profiling remain problematic Facebook's privacy policy is in breach of European law, a report commissioned by the Belgian Data Protection Authority concluded on Monday.…

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FCoE? Oh yeah, I remember rumours about that Comment  The Fibre Channel trio, Brocade, Emulex and QLogic, are seeing declining popularity in their SAN storage networking businesses and need to find growth elsewhere.…

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Lots to admire, but 10.3.1 overhaul made some sleep through alarms Some BlackBerry users have enjoyed an unexpectedly peaceful weekend for once. Late last week, the Canadian company rolled out its biggest update for a year, but the otherwise technically impressive upgrade left some sleeping through alarms and missing phone calls.…

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Hey fanboi, help squash our bugs In a shock falling-in-line-with-industry-practice move, Apple is to conduct a public beta test for iOS 8.3.…

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Some workers itching to grab package, say bye to Big Blue IBMers wanting to leap from the business before they are pushed will today get more details of the package they'll walk away with when leaving Big Blue.…

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