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Paranoia over NSA tampering spurs de-Westernisation drive Russia's Minister of Communications and Mass Media, Nikolai Nikiforov, has taken part in talks to form a consortium that will aid Russia in developing a custom mobile OS, reportedly a forked version of Jolla's Sailfish OS, to lessen its dependence on Western technology.…

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Pandey — IPO still on the cards Nutanix CEO Dheeraj Pandey has nixed rumours of Cisco buying his co-founded hyper-converged server/storage/networking startup.…

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AWS leads, but Microsoft still a clear second Gartner’s latest report on Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) places just two vendors in the coveted top right “Leaders” segment of its “Magic Quadrant” chart.…

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‘More willingness to challenge basic assumptions’ Artificial intelligence pioneer and former head of the Google Brain project, Andrew Ng, has said China's fast-growing internet economy has created the conditions for the best AI research opportunities in the world.…

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Complaint to FTC says app facilitates access to violence and pr0n as well Two advocacy groups have filed an update to their Federal Trade Commission complaint against Google's YouTube Kids app for "false and deceptive marketing", alleging that Google is deceiving parents by marketing YouTube Kids as a safe place for under-fives when they believe the app is "rife" with inappropriate content.…

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Seven million smackeroos says we luv you muchly Scale-out object storage startup Exablox has received a $7m investment from Toshiba to add to its existing $16m pot, taking total funding to $45.5m.…

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'Facebook ghetto for poor people' The Electronic Frontier Foundation has joined criticism of Facebook's Internet.org project, saying it runs "a real risk" of turning the few websites that Zuck & Co. select, "including, of course, Facebook itself", into a "ghetto" for poor internet users – instead of being a stepping stone to the full WWW.…

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Consumer giant plans to SLICE UP innocent second and leave pieces all over the day Amazon’s mighty cloud will exist in its own time zone for a 24-hour period next month.…

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And he had points to spare. But don't cry, MSCE folk... A six year-old Brit has become one of the youngest people ever to pass a Microsoft exam.…

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The big BUT in Adobe's graphics subscription toll Inkscape recently released version 0.91 of their eponymous open source vector graphics application.…

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'Ain’t passed the Bar, but I know a little bit / Enough that you won’t illegally download my hit' Criticism of Tidal competitors, delivered by Jay-Z in an exclusive live-streamed performance for subscribers, has ironically been leaked onto those competitors' sites.…

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Reader acronym poll firmly backs the late and great Sir Terry Our search for a suitably snappy title for our forthcoming final Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) test flight has ended agreeably with a reader poll coming down firmly in support of PRATCHETT.…

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'Ubj ner jr abg cnfg guvf nyernql?' asks world+dog Google, Apple and 140 other technology companies will write to President Obama today (19 May) to reject proposals which could see the security of communications devices compromised for the sake of law enforcement access to encrypted data.…

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The perils of managing suppliers, customers...even users? Reg Events  If you expect your company to be around five years from now, you can also expect that the IT department is going to be called on to help sales, marketing and procurement deal with the world far beyond the server room.…

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SME says Whitman must pay up after Pontiff and Lynch walk MicroTechnologies, a reseller caught up in the long running HP/Autonomy legal battle, has itself fired a legal salvo at the US behemoth. Microtechnologies claims it is owed millions of dollars for software that was paid for but never delivered.…

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Game's 25th anniversary to be celebrated with REDMOND BLOODBATH May 18th marked the 25th anniversary of Microsoft giving the world its Solitaire app, so Redmond has come up with a fine way to celebrate – a deathmatch for its staff.…

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Firm decloaks Ethernet drives and object storage OpenStack Summit  Industry leader trailer Toshiba America is demoing direct-addressed Ethernet disk drives for scale-out object storage at the Vancouver OpenStack Summit, and it's developing hybrid flash/disk array tech using the drives.…

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New pre-empitble VMs cost 70% less, but are unreliable by design Google has announced what it calls "a new class of compute": virtual machines (VM) that are predictable in price but not in operation.…

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In North Korea they just add an extra can in the middle of the string A law requiring the mass installation of spyware on teenagers' smartphones suggests that the frightening level of population control exercised by its neighbours in "Best Korea" has rubbed off on the Republic's administrators in Seoul.…

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Strengthens support and quality of service Maxta is polishing up its OpenStack credentials by adding Kilo support, service quality policies, and call-home diagnostics to its hyperconverged software-led systems.…

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It started with a kiss Game Theory  So, I've had sex with three women this week, and before you ask I haven’t changed sexual preference and succumbed to any Sapphic tendencies. No, it’s because I’m balls deep in what may be the defining action RPG of our time — The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.…

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Pleads with watchdog not to delay planned buyout BT claimed on Monday that its planned gobble of EE was a good thing for competition in the UK – despite the fact that such market consolidation would make the former state monopoly more powerful.…

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Networks could drop 'The Bomb' and block ads by default For those mobile operators wanting to block adverts and prevent them reaching subscribers' screens (all in the name of reducing bandwidth usage and saving customers’ money of course) Israeli tech company Shine can make that happen.…

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But activist investor Carl Icahn says it'll ship in 2016 Apple spent ten years working on a television, but gave up last year after deciding it couldn't devise something that would crack the competitive market.…

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Clearly a slow day for the provisional wing of Northumbria Police Firearms officers from Northumbria Police have shot dead a fugitive cow following an escape attempt by some cattle.…

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