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This IoT goose is cooked Miscreants can remotely turn off and on posh Aga ovens via unauthenticated text messages, security researchers have warned.…

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Chap claims accounting cockup left a permanent black mark on his credit history A bloke in the US is suing Verizon alleging that a billing blunder left him with bad credit.…

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Не волнуйтесь. Мы уже это сделали, товарищи Following demands for an investigation into the security of India's electronic voting machines, the country's election watchdog has invited all comers to hack the e-ballot boxes.…

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Ugly confrontation coming up this year The lobbying group for Big Internet – Google, Facebook, Amazon, Twitter et al – has warned the chair of US comms watchdog the FCC that it will fight him on efforts to get rid of net neutrality rules.…

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APNIC considers punitive policy for errant governments Governments that cut off internet access to their citizens could find themselves refused new IP addresses under a proposal put forward by one of the five global IP allocation organizations.…

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Hold the pickles, hold the lettuce, crappy ad meant to upset us Artery-attacking mega-chain Burger King has thrown up a new online advertisement designed to hijack nearby Google Home gizmos.…

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Wak€ up and patch your sy£tems, already Severe cyber-break-ins permanently stripped 1.8 per cent off companies' stock prices, on average, according to a new study out today.…

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Advisory group wants Blighty's policy to align with Europe's An industry group for the broadband sector has listed the risks facing the telecommunications sector following Brexit, including the impact on roaming charges, free movement of labour and European investment, in a report published today [PDF].…

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Shuttleworth returns as CEO Exclusive  More than 80 Canonical workers are facing the axe as founder Mark Shuttleworth has taken back the role of chief executive officer.…

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Another reason for non-delivery, perhaps? Parcel delivery biz Hermes has become the latest company to roll out self-driving robots in London, promising autonomous deliveries in the borough of Southwark.…

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Shiny new web form can't cope with Budget month HM Revenue and Customs has scuppered several pissups after brewers discovered the Government Gateway's online duty calculator can't calculate the latest beer tax hikes.…

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But Cabinet Office has ruled out interference from hostile powers A committee of MPs has expressed concerns that foreign hackers might have had a hand in crashing the UK's voter registration website last year shortly before the Brexit referendum.…

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Besties still BlackBerry has been awarded $814m in a patent arbitration action against Qualcomm.…

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Tsk tsk, Virgin Media and TalkTalk, tsk tsk Just over half of broadband and mobile customers who moaned to their provider were satisfied with how their complaints were handled, according to a report by Ofcom.…

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This is exactly the opposite of non-volatility Just when you think it can't get any worse... it does. Western Digital has warned Toshiba that the proposed sale of its memory business contravenes the terms of their flash foundry joint venture.…

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F@#!ING IN-LAWS Gordon Ramsay's father-in-law has admitted conspiring to hack into the computer systems of businesses run by the celebrity chef.…

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Swarm of Kubernetes, Agile, and CD experts heads for Westminster Events  If you want your software operation to keep up with the outside world, DevOps and Containerization must be on your agenda.…

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And they would have got away with it too but for... Websense We can't help but be somewhat impressed by those prisoners in the US who managed to build two personal computers from parts, hide them behind a plywood board in the ceiling of a closet, and then connect those computers to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction's (ODRC) network where they engaged in cybershenanigans.…

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'Modest' growth in business segment suggests way ahead Global shipments of PCs continue to slow as consumer demand declines, according to preliminary analysis by Gartner, with only "modest" growth visible in the business segment.…

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Some 12 million calls made in the first week of March BT's free spam filter, launched earlier this year to crack down on nuisance calls, has identified accident claims as the worst offender for nuisance calls with 12 million made in the first week of March.…

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FlashStack in pole position Analysis  Pure and Cisco could build an end-to-end NVMe FlashStack using Pure's NVMe-using FlashArray//x and Cisco's NVMe over fabric's Fibre Channel.…

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Plus, dragging passengers off planes, switches out of the datacenter, and more

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Could 'Frugal 5G' bring broadband Internet to half world's population? Most work on 5G radio standards is driven by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project* (3GPP) with the IEEE and the Wi-Fi community remaining a separate, and even competing, wireless path.…

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Curator Patrick Gyger tells El Reg what you can expect Interview  The Barbican Centre will host a sprawling festival-style Science Fiction exhibition this summer, featuring an immersive range of exhibits from across the breadth of the genre.…

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Pumping £2bn into R&D starting point: Science and Tech Committee The government has failed to account for the Brexit factor in its long awaited Industrial Strategy, according to a report by MPs today.…

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