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Lock-up markup shake-up shake-down More than 4,000 Brits have had their computers infected with ransomware this year, with over £4.5m paid out to cyber criminals, according to Action Fraud.…

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Show us the reality, not the vision The call for papers for Continuous Lifecycle London 2017 closes this Thursday, so you've got less than 60 hours to give us your take on DevOps, Containerization, Continuous Delivery and Agile in the real world.…

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Only catch is government would have to stump up the cash An MP is calling on the government to introduce a voucher scheme for universal broadband connectivity of at least 10Mbps, as a means of more effectively boasting rural broadband speeds.…

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1,000,000 hand-soldered joints, £40k spent, just about fits in one lorry A 42,000-transistor CPU weighing half a ton and built by hand from full-sized components has been installed at the Centre for Computing History.…

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Cash is king for equity hunters The £24bn purchase of Brit tech success ARM Holdings by Japan giant Softbank this summer was a contentious affair.…

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Plumb out of order Online marketing activity carried out separately by two rival bathroom retailers respectively infringed trade mark and passing off rights, the High Court in London has ruled.…

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Brexit means Brex... hang on, you want to store... WTF? A petition to Parliament requesting the repeal of the Investigatory Powers Act has received the 100,000 signatures required to make Parliamanet “consider” debating the issue.…

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The economics look good for Mediatek, though Review  Does anyone buy phones purely on specs? If so, this one might interest you. If software updates, support, and overall fit and finish can be ignored, then perhaps Blu, a Miami-based phone brand might make you pay attention.…

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An IoT marriage is the future Loyalty cards – the little buggers are everywhere these days. When British supermarket chain Tesco launched its Clubcard back in 1995, it was a forward-looking idea, so much so that Lord Ian MacLaurin, then Tesco chairman, suggested that he knew more about his customers after three months than he did after 30 years in the retail business.…

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Attempt to have Foreign Ministry rule before he lands dismissed by Supreme Court Whistleblower Edward Snowden will not visit Norway to pick up the Ossietzky Prize, awarded for “outstanding efforts for freedom of expression”, after the nation's Supreme Court decided it's foreign ministry does not have to say in advanced whether the Russian resident would face extradition.…

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It's all fun and games until someone loses a life The Internet Society (ISOC) is the latest organisation saying, in essence, “security is rubbish – fix it”.…

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Pitch prepped, European Space Agency to press flesh at ministerial confab Later this week in Lucerne, Switzerland, the European Space Agency (ESA) will ask its 23 member states' ministers for a €400 million top-up to its ExoMars program.…

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We won't know the possibilities of VR or any other technology until we play with it An acquaintance recently asked if he should buy his child an expensive virtual reality system for Christmas, worried that it would be used for little more than gaming. I put his fears to rest, informing him that simply having an amazing device like that at hand - regardless of how it gets used - changes the way you think.…

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But he thinks the code in rc 7 is still pretty noisy, so expect another release candidate The world almost certainly needs to wait another week for Linux 4.9, says the operating system's overlord Linus Torvalds.…

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The usual unnamed 'state-based' attacker blamed Japanese defence officials are investigating a reported penetration of the country's high-speed Defence Information Infrastructure (DII) network.…

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Piratir's policy cutlass is still sharp as President tells Alþingi to find any port in a storm Iceland's Pirate Party is still in with a chance of profoundly influencing Icelandic politics, after a second set of coalition talks collapsed over the weekend.…

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DIY-phishing code advertised YouTube have predictable by-products A malware writer is running YouTube ads for a phishing tool they have secretly backdoored to steal victims' information.…

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Patch proffered, pen-tester paid Microsoft has patched flaws that attackers could exploit to compromise all Azure Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) instances.…

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Why hello there, new electronics-making superpower Between September 2015 and October 2016 India opened 38 new mobile phone factories with a combined peak output of 248m handsets a year.…

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Cloud launched, but support, services, channel etc coming real soon, promise Alibaba's Aliyun cloud may have switched on in Australia, but hardly anyone is home: the company has hired only a modest support team and is yet to hire the consultants, evangelists and other staff to help it achieve its stated aim of encouraging organisations to take their on-premises apps into the cloud.…

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Workstations, servers, ticket machines derailed by malware Hard-drive-scrambling ransomware infected more than 2,000 systems at San Francisco's public transit agency on Friday and demanded 100 bitcoins to unlock data, The Register has learned.…

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Reefs lift from sea and drain, roads cut, house torn off foundations VIDEOS  New Zealand's geoscience agency GNS Science has released videos showing the fault lines that ruptured during the recent earthquakes that moved the nation two metres north.…

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Alternative headline: Euro sats monitor surface changes 'down to the millimetre' San Francisco's $350m leaning Millennium Tower is continuing to sink into the ground, European satellites orbiting Earth have confirmed.…

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Einstein was wrong, reignited theory suggests Einstein was incorrect about the speed of light being a fixed constant in our universe, a new theory suggests. A team of physicists are backing an idea that the speed of light is not constant and have made a prediction that can be tested.…

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Oh boo, cellular operators are hurting. Nobody hurts operators better than us Analysis  When the first fixed-line phone systems were installed, you paid for everything, but particularly for each minute of each call.…

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