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And I 'could' sing a duet with Taylor Swift Comment  The British Army's troubled Watchkeeper drones "could still be deployed on operations", a defence minister has insisted.…

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Plus: Former CEO snubs MPs The number of Facebook users whose data was compromised via quizzes "is much greater than 87 million", Cambridge Analytica's former director of program development has told MPs.…

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Enterprise Edition 2.0 focuses on K8s without the ops hires Container popularizer Docker plans to roll out an update to its enterprise product on Tuesday that has more to do with box juggling than canned code.…

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From vapourware to reality Huawei has said its first 5G-capable phone will appear in a little over a year. The Chinese giant made the pledge at its annual global analyst summit in Shenzhen, southeastern China.…

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One for vSphere veterans, one for hybrid hipsters, plus a security surprise VMware has given vAdmins a new version of vSphere, numbered 6.7. As predicted and detected by The Register's virtualization desk, it's not a huge release. But it is both a slightly confusing and rather significant one.…

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Oracle's Catz: I chatted to Trump about plan, it 'makes no sense' The US Department of Defense (DoD) still intends to choose just one vendor for its multibillion-dollar cloud contract – amid complaints from Oracle's co-CEO that such a plan "makes no sense".…

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Microsoft Windows Insider staffer 'fesses up to potential blue-screen inducing glitch Windows 10 Springwatch – as it shall henceforth be known – has entered its second week and Microsoft has dropped the first clue as to what caused the delay: bugs.…

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Falcon 9 grounded while turning it off and on again works at ESA A Guidance and Navigation Control (GNC) issue scuppered last night's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) launch atop a SpaceX Falcon 9. Conversely, the European Space Agency (ESA) celebrated a successful restart of the Mars Express orbiter following a software update.…

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Train to outwit the cyber criminals Promo  Even as IT systems grow and become more complex, so new and ingenious methods for stealing vital data or holding organisations to ransom proliferate at an increasingly rapid pace.…

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MicroSD cam flash cards, cheap NAS filers and costly prosumer flash drives It has been a hardware frenzy this week, with a pair of microSD cards for surveillance cams, flash drives for video takers and makers, and good old filers from a NAS baker.…

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Punters wising up to expensive upgrade cycle Sales of smartphones in Western Europe are expected to fall 7 per cent to 141 million this year, as consumers shun expensive upgrades on devices offering little more than an incremental updates.…

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What to do when a productivity app is anything but If I had a dollar for every time someone said Slack was the answer to a business's problems, I'd have retired to a beach in Australia long ago. I'm currently in seven different Slack teams, and I've still got problems.…

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Report into fatal air accident shows machines can't be trusted to negotiate a crisis On September 8th, 2015, a pilot left Point Cook Airfield in the Australian State of Victoria for a solo navigational training flight.…

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But warns it will bail if something better comes along SAP has revealed its attitude to Oracle’s decision to let go of Java EE and have it tended by the Eclipse Foundation.…

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Yes, this is the same France that wants not-backdoors for the rest of us France's government has built an encrypted messaging app for government use.…

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Oh that snitch-code? It's just a little thing to make the web more convenient ... for Facebook and its advertisers Facebook's apology-and-explanation machine grinds on, with The Social Network™ posting detail on one of its most controversial activities – how it tracks people who don't use Facebook.…

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Two million addresses down, 4.2 billion to go - oh, plus the IPv6 address space Russia's telecoms regulator Roskomnadzor has started blocking IP addresses linked to secure messaging service Telegram.…

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Admin overhaul clarifies legals, funding, but can't solve problem of who drives standards If all goes according to plan, the venerable Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) will this week tackle a fiendishly difficult problems: standing on its own administrative feet.…

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Late 2018 launch plan for third attempt at moon-capable rocket China’s National Space Administration has figured out why its Long March Y2 launch went awry in July 2017.…

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Coprocessors drafted for threat detection duties Having weathered revelations in January that its chips can be attacked through a novel class of side-channel vulnerabilities – mostly addressed through microcode fixes – Intel is adding broader silicon-level security improvements to its processors.…

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Neural network recreates real images from thermal cameras US army researchers have developed a convolutional neural network and a range of algorithms to recognise faces in the dark.…

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And it talks to Azure. Cortana probably spotted lurking nearby Microsoft has designed a family of Arm-based system-on-chips for Internet-of-Things devices that runs its own flavor of Linux, and securely connects to an Azure-hosted backend.…

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Data is the secret sauce to advancing AI research Researchers at Endgame, a cyber-security arm based in Virginia, have published what they believe is the first large open-source dataset for machine learning malware detection known as EMBER.…

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FCC levies fine equivalent to 32 hours of profits, such a penalty T-Mobile US will be a bit lighter in the wallet today thanks to a $40m penalty the carrier has been served by the FCC.…

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Legislation 'could have been written by AT&T and Comcast' An effort to pass net neutrality legislation at the California state level is in doubt after an official analysis of the proposed bill recommend pulling out two key measures.…

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