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It's on by default – did you not read the small print? There's growing disquiet over Apple's desktop search app Spotlight, which sends queries for things back to the company's servers to process.…

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Historic trademark victory, but sunset clause applies to future blocks The UK's biggest ISPs must block websites that flog knock-off goods, after a successful High Court case brought by luxury goods firm Richemonte, the first time trademark pirates have been blocked in the EU.…

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It's not just a thumb war, it's total digit war The battle for the future of the human wrist entered a new phase on Monday after it was claimed that tech goliath Microsoft is planning to release its own wearable computer in the coming weeks.…

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Cleversafe smoothly slips into third wheel territory It’s a laugh a minute in the object storage business. Not content with reselling Scality’s RING object storage software alongside its own StoreAll product, HP is now two-timing Scality by reselling Cleversafe’s object storage software as well. It’s best to be sure – to be sure.…

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Time to put the storage biz up for sale? IBM's storage revenues are continuing to slump, with the latest overall IBM results causing the abandonment of a long-term earnings/share goal.…

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I'm scratching your back, Gao, now how about it for our guys? The EU has decided to make friends with China despite earlier worries that it may have been giving an illegal boost to telco manufacturers.…

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Overtaking Google and Ford She’s a huge advocate of drones — quite a surprising position to take for a first class fighter pilot.…

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Because enterprise cloud doesn't just happen “We want to be the undisputed leader in enterprise cloud,” Red Hat’s chief executive Jim Whitehurst said recently.…

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The Fourth Amendment... and it IS better Review  The decisions that must be going on at Sony’s mobile R&D division are certainly intriguing, if not baffling. Six months after it was launched, the Xperia Z2 has been replaced by the Z3 and barely nine months after it was launched, the Z1 Compact has been replaced by the Z3 Compact (there wasn’t a Z2 Compact, so don’t panic).…

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Abandon hope all ye homebuyers who enter The CHAPS system used to handle most bank-to-bank transfers in the UK has collapsed, with all mortgage payments currently on pause.…

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Compulsory code schools, luvvies love it, but what about Maths and Physics? Battle of Ideas  The idea that computer programming should be compulsory in schools is hugely popular with metropolitan media luvvies and quango-hoppers - but serious questions were raised by people who do it and teach it this weekend.…

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Regrets, I've had a few ... says outgoing commish Outgoing Brussels' unelected digi commissioner Neelie Kroes was in London this morning for her swansong in the UK's capital city, ahead of the vice-president's tenure ending later this month.…

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CEO: Scale-out hyper-converged systems? Pah! Comment  Flash will replace all enterprise tier 1 storage, and shared arrays will prevail over server-side SANs, while network latency remains a solvable computer science problem, argues Violin Memory CEO Kevin DeNuccio.…

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Scrump up the sales volume Apple will open up its new bonk-to-pay system to its newest phones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, today, with fanbois able to bonk shiny-shinys to purchase stuff online or at 220,000 stores.…

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Blame Canada? Exclusive  Sophos plans to offshore support operations from the US to Canada and the Philippines as part of a wide-ranging restructuring of its support operations.…

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Grantley servers help drive sales QLogic has reported second quarter revenues of $127.5m, up 7 per cent on the previous quarter, and 13 per cent on the year-ago period.…

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Security watchers warn to brace for scams Social media has become a conduit for the spread of fake cures and treatments for Ebola. As if that weren't bad enough, confusion about the epidemic is also being harnessed to push malware and other cybercrime scams, security watchers warn.…

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Guns, or objects licensed as guns? Big difference between the two Analysis  The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) has claimed that more legally owned firearms were lost or stolen over the last few years than appears to be the case, according to an exclusive analysis by The Register.…

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Global Foundries fattens up on IP, engineering Big Blue is going to become slightly less Big and Blue by paying Global Foundries $1.5bn to take on its chip-making business, according to multiple media reports, as the giant's retreat from hardware continues following the transfer of the X86 server business to Lenovo.…

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Can the storage giant overcome a lack of necessary leadership? Sysadmin blog  Register storage supremo Chris Mellor has recently been reporting on EMC's slow descent into corporate depression due to a combination of activist investors and recalcitrant internecine political strife.…

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Young VB warrior commandeers Daleks Doctor Who has been pressganged into the BBC’s “Make it Digital” push to help kids understand computers rather than just playing with them. Its answer: an educational video game.…

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Hear that, 'data journalists'? Our analytics prof holds forth Evidence-based decision making is so clearly sensible because the alternative — making random decisions based on no evidence — is so clearly ludicrous.…

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Rate limiter patch is a fun MEELLION-user DoS banhammer Ruxcon  Sydney penetration tester Shubham 'Shubs' Shah has urged US and European researchers to probe their telco's voicemail security after he found accounts held by local telcos Vodafone and Optus were open to attack.…

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Redmond makes a hash of hashing add-on Another Patch Update Tuesday, another red face for Microsoft, which has again been forced to pull a patch to prevent nasty side-effects.…

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15 months home detention leaves egg on feds' faces as they grab for more power The man that Australia's Federal Police once described as "a self-proclaimed leader of the group ‘Lulz Security’ (Lulzsec) has been sentenced to 15 months of home detention, after a local magistrate decided he was just a very naughty boy.…

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