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Ministerial veto must be, er, vetoed, Eurocrats demand The European Commission is taking Belgium to court for not allowing its telco regulator enough independence.…

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Devs insist: It's NOT just an off-the-shelf circuit board The developer of Tor privacy router Anonabox, August Gemar, has defended the product — which has so far attracted $600,000 in crowd funding — following allegations it was little more than a commercial off-the-shelf circuit board.…

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Grab some letters to put after your name As IT recruiters collectively bemoan the dearth of cloud professionals, the doom-and-gloom predictions that cloud services would result in the death of the IT department now seem nothing short of laughable.…

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Centralised, digitised, organised - gee, thanks, IT There’s nothing charitable about working in the third sector. In fact, it’s extremely unforgiving, as children’s charity Merlin discovered in 2013.…

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Subtle, naturalistic ambiance – perfect for Transformers 4 Breaking Fad  I confess, I came to the home debut of Dolby Atmos spluttering with enthusiasm. Some of the best movie audio I’ve ever heard has been in Dolby Atmos equipped theatres and early demonstrations of the domestic version seemed tantalisingly authentic. My stereocilia positively craved this revolutionary, object-based sound system.…

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Gamma International on the end of UK criminal complaint Allegations that three Bahraini activists resident in Britain were spied on by Bahraini authorities using British spyware have led to a criminal complaint.…

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Avoid sketchy pub wireless, warn infosec bods Analysis  Mozilla will ditch support for the insecure SSL 3.0 from Firefox next month, following the discovery of a design flaw in the protocol that allows hackers to hijack victims' online accounts.…

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Hands up who still wants Android Wear? Not so many of you now, eh? Citrix has decided that owners of Android Wear devices will want to log on to conference calls, and has tweaked its GoToMeeting client so it runs on the wearable kit.…

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Support for PCoIP protocol means zero clients can run cloudy desktops Amazon Web Services has made a significant enhancement to its Workspaces desktop-as-a-service service, by allowing support for Teradici's PC-over-IP protocol and “zero clients” that run it.…

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Pots and kettles seen in heated argument at Australian security conference Oracle could have saved mountains of cash and bad press if Click-to-Play was enabled before Java was hosed by an armada of zero day vulnerabilities, Adobe security boss Brad Arkin says.…

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'Tiffany' closes deal - 'it's more common to offer your wife', says agent A down-under record has been achieved as an enterprising Australian seller has succeeded in obtaining no less than OZ$140k for a much-loved pussy.…

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Christian Bale said to be likely star of Jobs biopic Pub trivia fans take note: in the near future you might be asked to explain the link between President Josiah Bartlett, Batman, Steve Jobs, Trainspotting, Facebook and the London Olympics opening ceremony.…

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If it ain't Microsoft, it's in fashion behind the Great Firewall Worries about US spying in China have sparked new interest in Novell's venerable NetWare product line.…

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Olga Madruga-Forti quits domain oversight organization ICANN has seen its second Board member resign in less than a year.…

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Possibly another Perhapsatron in the making Pic  Lockheed Martin has caused quite a stir with its announcement that it will ship fusion reactors the size of a truck within the next decade.…

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Virtual compute appliance adds support for not-dead-yet networking protocol Oracle has made a small-but-notable enhancement to its virtual compute appliance (VCA): support for external fibre channel storage.…

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It ain't there yet, but Redmond vows to make it work Analysis  Containers are all the rage with Linux sysadmins these days, and now Microsoft and Docker say they're going to bring that same virtualization-beating goodness to Windows. But just what will that look like and how will it work?…

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HP walks away after 'fruitless negotiations' stalled on price The improbable merger of HP and EMC won't happen, according to a Reuters report.…

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Headcount to tip 150 tomorrow, double by year's end The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) will increase its headcount from 90 to 150 as soon as possible, then grow to full capacity of 300 seats by year's end.…

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Nerds told to get lost in last-minute power grab bid at UN meeting The Arab States will push for greater control of the internet next week – by arguing that only governments should steer how the web is run rather than independent bodies.…

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Screw flying cars – THIS is science fact Pic  The European Space Agency (ESA) has officially set the date for its Rosetta probe's Philae lander to touch down on comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. The craft will harpoon and set down on the high-speed cosmic rock on November 12.…

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I've seen things you people wouldn't believe Pics  Google has opted for a low-key launch of its next major Android version and three new Nexus devices – a large smartphone, a tablet and a TV streaming gadget.…

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Convertible phonedleslab is US first for Chipzilla Intel on Wednesday reached a new milestone in its quest to become a player in the mobile phone market, with the launch of the first-ever Atom-powered Android 4.4 smartphone for the US market.…

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My tips don't lie and I'm starting to feel it's right Pic  Apple is expected to show off new iPads at an event on Thursday – but if you want to know the features of Cupertino's latest fondleslabs before they're announced, you need look no further than the company's own user manuals.…

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Four new patches for open-source crypto libraries Poodle  If you're using the popular OpenSSL open source cryptography library, you have more to worry about than the recently disclosed POODLE (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption) vulnerability, project devs have warned.…

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