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Pump-and-dump buck stops with arrests in Florida and Israel Federal authorities in America have charged five men who are being indirectly connected with the attack and data breach at JPMorgan Chase last summer, after the global bank, with total assets of $2.6tn, lost the contact data for millions customers.…

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Spies gonna spy, no matter where in the world they are Pakistan's intelligence agencies want to snoop on all communications crossing its borders.…

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Look away from the static pricing for services... Cloud providers have taken a leaf out of the budget airlines playbook, with what looks like a suicidal price war masking static pricing on the added value services that customers actually need to run real businesses.…

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Body denies it had plans to slurp more info NHS England has backed down from yet another data extraction scheme, after details emerged of backdoor plans to gather patient appointment information.…

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Sounding alarms over sensitive info exposure Think checking doors and windows every night so as to stop burglars scrambling through to rob you. Well, now your personal data can be handled in the same way, with Druva's end-point protection services identifying risky exposure to sensitive information loss by scanning backed-up data and alerting compliance teams.…

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Silicon chief to face money men in Big Larry's Lair Exclusive  MariaDB is going after Oracle in its own back yard with plans for a fresh CEO drawn locally in order to tap funding from A-lister venture capitalists.…

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Chocolate Factory seeks to extend design capability The Chocolate Factory has snapped up mobile app prototyping biz Pixate for an undisclosed sum.…

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Plus: VMworld's like a 'high school reunion'

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Are you serious, SatNad? In Depth  After five years, the radical design experiment of Windows Phone is being killed off; Windows on phones is being subsumed into Windows 10, and alas, this means Windows phones will not only be less distinctive and inherit many of the flaws, but they’ll acquires some flaws no mobile platform today suffers.…

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Alarmed authority notes near miss between passenger jet and quadcopter The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has complained of six incidents since May of last year in which boys and their toys almost collided with piloted craft in British airports' airspace.…

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Apple 'woes' push price around despite firm doing rather well ARM posted bumper sales and profits for its second quarter results – yet shares at the Cambridge-based outfit were still dragged down by Apple's "disappointing" results.…

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A bit light on white Persian cats, it must be said James Bond fans chomping at the bit to enjoy the forthcoming 24th cinematic outing for 007 can avail themselves of a light aperitif in the form of the full-length Spectre trailer.…

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ECJ not expected to rule until autumn next year Uber will continue to ferry food around Barcelona but not people, as yet another court case involving the ride-sharing pseudo-taxi service is sent to the European Court of Justice.…

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So, military hardware is more interesting than tech procurement US defence giant Lockheed Martin is considering flogging off its under-performing government IT division.…

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It must be true, Big Data says so Worstall on Wednesday  What is it that Twitter is better at than Google at doing? Over and above the obvious point that Twatter is better at broadcasting 140 character apercus to the world, while Google is better at telling you the answer to something?…

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Ditch Office for more open standards, says DISIC Microsoft could get the boot from the French government if a new recommendation from an official advisor is adopted.…

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Bureaucratic body has year of 'intense activity' Government procurement body Crown Commercial Services had a bumper year in 2014/15, increasing its slice of commission and fees from government frameworks by 50 per cent to a cool £72m.…

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Close-ups for moons Nix and Hydra reveal new space oddities NASA's downloaded new snaps of Pluto's moons Nix and Hydra, and both are rather odd.…

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Their emails still reek, but non-English natives don't notice. Nigerian 419 scammers have taken to the crime-as-a-service model using cash to plug their technical capability shortfalls to build malware campaigns that could be making millions, FireEye researchers say.…

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But bat their eyelids at women they think pose no threat Trick-cyclists from the University of NSW and Miami University have probably got themselves onto the “gamer-gate” hate list with a study that finds men who get fragged in online games really hate losing to a woman.…

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US$1.6bn revenue, 2,000 VSANs now in production, but no mention of EVO:RAIL VMware has posted what CEO Pat Gelsinger calls “solid” second quarter results that exceeded analysts expectations on earnings-per-share but fell short of hoped-for revenue growth.…

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$200 MEELION spent to buy eyeballs Loss!  Yahoo! has reported a US$22 million loss for the second quarter, as Marissa Mayer tries to buy market share off Google ad Facebook.…

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Awareness? But everyone knows who we are! Given a relatively flat few years, it's probably no surprise that Cisco has told the warm bodies in its marketing departments to become cold-blooded revenue-generation machines.…

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'Lexicocalorimeter' suggests if your socmed feed is full of fat, so are you Boffins from the USA and Australia have constructed a “ Lexicocalorimeter” that parses social media for mentions of food, discovering a correlation between people's wellbeing, and the foods and activities they mention on Twitter.…

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You want to download config.php? Sure, why not? Outpost24 researcher Kasper Bertelsen is warning of several vulnerabilities in Joomla's Helpdesk Pro which can lead to remote code execution on servers.…

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