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Hardened Android vendor found third parties eating its lunch The folk in charge of the hardened Android distribution CopperheadOS have run into problems with licence violations. Over the weekend, they temporarily disabled over-the-air updates for Nexus devices, and pulled some downloads from their website.…

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Which is nice as it's the next long-term release and gets Linux into the GPU game Linus Torvalds has given the world version 4.14 of the Linux Kernel.…

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It's your weekly security news bytes Roundup  Phew, we made it to the weekend. Let's take a look at everything that went down in IT security beyond what we've already covered this week.…

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Your weekend dose of machine-learning updates Roundup  It's been an interesting fortnight, sorry, two weeks in AI. In addition to what we've already reported, we have news about HPE developing what looks like a neural network accelerator chip, TensorFlow updates, Google's effort to teach software to make software, and other bits and pieces.…

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And we have evidence to prove it, says biz stiffed out of $1m A crypto-currency collector who was locked out of his $1m Ethereum multi-signature wallet this week by a catastrophic bug in Parity's software has claimed the blunder not an accident – it was "deliberate and fraudulent."…

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Machine-learning tech tries to figure out when your servers are about to fail Interview  Park Place Technologies for the past two years has been working with IT services biz BMC to develop a way to augment its data center service business with machine learning.…

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Speaking of white scenes, Apple's diversity is still grim Apple's $1,000 iPhone X may have trouble operating in the winter weather.…

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If you run a website with user accounts, take a look at this research, ta Google has teamed up with computer scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, to find out how exactly hijackers take over its users' accounts.…

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Mr Smith goes to Switzerland Microsoft president Brad Smith appeared before the UN in Geneva to talk about the growing problem of nation-state cyber attacks on Thursday.…

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Tape, DXi and SOS all trend down as SW-defined cloud-native star rises It's blood on the boardroom table at Quantum as an activist investor joins the board, the CEO leaves, the scale-out storage revenue rescue strategy fails, revenues turn down, and hopes turn to a software-defined, cloud-native future.…

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Q3 sales up, global footprint enlarged post NASDAQ listing Oracle and SAP support firm Rimini Street has reported an increase in revenues in its first quarterly results since being listed on the NASDAQ.…

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High-performance servers get data-pumping storage arrays +Comment  HPE and DataDirect Networks are partnering to integrate DDN storage and burst buffer products with HPE's Apollo servers and its DMF workflow manager.…

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By a multinational... But, er, RULE BRITANNIA! The UK Space Agency has made a deal with Thales Alenia Space to assemble and test a carbon-measuring satellite, the government announced yesterday.…

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This programme is not fully supported, please contact your national administration Computing based education has improved in the UK since 2012 but there's still more to be done, according to the Royal Society…

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Huge fall in US, still OK internationally Equifax's latest financials lay bare the costly fallout from the embarrassing security breach that exposed 143 million customers' privates in the US and 15.2 million in the UK.…

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Sorry isn't enough, Sean The billionaire and former Facebook president Sean Parker now says he regrets helping turn the social network into a global phenomenon. The site grew by "exploiting a vulnerability in human psychology" with its greed for attention and the careful reward system it created to keep users addicted.…

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Offers advice on getting better Optane benchmark boosts The 750GB version of Intel's Optane P4800X product is becoming available this month, doubling the current 375GB capacity.…

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Watchdog finds outsourcer's oversight severely lacking Capita's investment business has been forced to pay up to £66m to investors by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) over its handling of the collapsed Connaught Income Fund.…

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Unless you're lucky and there's already a WebExtensions equivalent Open Source Insider  Mozilla plans on November 14 to start rolling out Firefox 57, a massive update that just might send many of its users scurrying for the LTS release.…

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Calling all precogs! Comment  The Home Secretary believes artificial intelligence will soon be used to stop people posting on the internet pre-emptively with a kind of Minority Report-style "precrime" unit.…

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Vault 8 release says spooks used disguise to siphon off data The CIA wrote code to impersonate Kaspersky Labs in order to more easily siphon off sensitive data from hack targets, according to leaked intel released by Wikileaks on Thursday.…

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Tribunal upholds minimum wage, paid rest break luxury for minions Taxi firm Uber has today lost its appeal against a ruling that its drivers should be classed as workers rather than self-employed.…

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BT, TalkTalk engineer a no-show? ... £25 for you Purveyors of crap broadband services could have to shell out £142m in compensation, under an automatic redress scheme due to be brought in by regulator Ofcom.…

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It's like Windows at 20. But slurpier Part One  It was an anniversary that prompted much reflection. The Platform had completely triumphed and was now ubiquitous, relied on by people all over the world. You could find the Platform in almost every conceivable kind of device, from cars to TVs. Although Apple had once been the pioneer, it now had to settle for life in the Platform's shadow: as a high-margin boutique, catering to a wealthy minority. The Platform was what everyone else used.…

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Schismogenesis? Isn’t that a posh word for Flame War? Register Lecture  You know that geeks tend to atomise into warring camps, exchanging flames, tweets and worse. But did you know that real live academics have studied this phenomena?…

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