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With search deal in place, homepage message urges rival browser users to switch Yahoo! has started urging visitors to its homepage to "upgrade to the new Firefox" – even when they aren't using the Mozilla browser in the first place.…

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New knob to avoid this: "My boyfriend dumped me and then my cat was run over" ... 4 Likes Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg said his social network is “considering” the addition of a "dislike" button.…

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Last month's patch brought new privilege escalation flaw More security woes plagued users of the Docker application containerization tech for Linux this week, after an earlier security patch was found to have introduced a brand-new critical vulnerability in the software.…

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There were two in the bed and the server-side said 'fall over' Analysis  London's airspace was effectively shut down on Friday afternoon after a flight data server fell over, the National Air Traffic Services (NATS) has confirmed to The Register after multiple sources give us specific details of the cockup.…

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But Vlad isn’t rubbing us up the wrong way, other sources say Google is refusing to deny that it is pulling its engineering team out of Russia, leaving only sales and marketing people behind.…

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BPG format outputs smaller images at higher quality Noted software wizard Fabrice Bellard has devised a new raster image format that he says offers superior quality to JPEG at similar file sizes.…

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PayPal investor interrupted by Ferguson campaigners at UC Berkeley Pics  Billionaire VC Peter Thiel loves disruption: bankrolling startups that shake up markets is what he does.…

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Bug reports and mouseover mercy Site news  That went well … just letting you know that we are listening to your feedback on the redesign.…

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Answers to solar system's creation held by flaming ball A distant star could tell us exactly what our Sun was like as a teenager, as astronomers say that it could be like “looking back in time”.…

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Hated by privacy campaigners, in a pilot stage, and now a year late The future of the controversial Care.data scheme will be dependent on the outcome of a much-scaled back pilot programme which started this autumn, meaning that at best it will arrive one year late, a report revealed Friday.…

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Cancel your weekend plans: HEATHROW flights on hold All London airspace is closed to incoming and departing traffic because of a power outage at the National Air Traffic Services.…

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Tech firm sues Choc Factory and YouTube for alleged infringement of vid-streaming patents Tech firm Max Sound has filed a new lawsuit against Google and YouTube over a video-streaming patent used in new Nexus devices.…

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'We have 13,000 patents at Cisco, 13,000 patents...' Anyone that paints Cisco as a sueball-slinging bully boy that flexes its legal eagles to stem rivals' innovation is talking “complete garbage”, or so says its president of development and sales.…

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War on Guardians of Peace? Sony Pictures is alleged to have conducted a retaliatory DDoS attack against websites currently holding its leaked information for public download, according to a media report.…

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Not even replica chairs allowed in this brave new world Save the Egg! A court in Denmark has ordered a British furniture company to block users with Danish IP addresses from visiting its website.…

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Cryptology fun for the whole family British surveillance agency GCHQ has launched its first app today in the hopes of encouraging 14- to 16-year-olds to get interested in cryptography.…

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Full disclosure ¡Bong!  Recent press reports have appeared suggesting that Bong Ventures LLC suffered a serious sustained cyber-attack resulting in the release of petabytes of confidential data onto the internet. We can confirm reports are true.…

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Brits still paying for mobe thieves' texts and calls Brits who have their mobes stolen are still facing shock bills, despite government promises that charges would be capped in a similar way to stolen credit cards.…

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Training for winning Promo  Microsoft is back with its 4th annual, online TechDays event. This three-day conference is geared towards IT pros and developers who want to get the scoop on Microsoft’s cloud-first, mobile-first products and platforms. It kicks off on 3 February, so be sure to add it to your calendar.…

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Result? Industry happy, collecting societies fuming Finland has decided to ditch copyright levies on digital devices... and let the taxpayer foot the bill.…

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Result? Industry happy, collecting societies fuming Finland has decided to ditch copyright levies on digital devices... and let the taxpayer foot the bill.…

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Might be DNS, might be MSO. Either way, it’s BAD BT Infinity users have been suffering with outages and slow service for three days, as the network struggles with a DNS or routing issue.…

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Huddle also looks after UK National Grid Cloudy storage and collaboration service provider Huddle has trousered millions more cash from vulture venture capitalists to spend on biz development on both sides of the Atlantic.…

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Let us meeeeerrrrrge, GSMA begs European Commission Three or four market players is plenty, at least according to the GSMA, the association that represents nearly 800 mobile operators.…

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Fatten up your fat telly audio Product round-up  As much as we love our flatscreens, there’s no getting away from the fact that 99 per cent of them sound atrocious. The good news is there are plenty of ways to liven up living room TV audio, from soundbars with wireless subwoofers to pedestal-style soundbases. We've had a good look and listen to what's out there and the prices you'd expect to pay when shopping around. Time to plump up the volume……

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