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Security researchers uncover massive use of web-visit-trackers A persistent web tracking mechanism developed by academics has been used to track web users across many of the world's most popular websites, including those of the White House and even wholesale smut barn YouPorn.…

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If at first you don't succeed, call it a DevNet Cisco has picked up a lipstick-gloss in one hand and a pig in the other, by re-launching its developer program to have another shot at attracting third party coders to its platforms.…

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It might just be a global conspiracy to lobotomise YOUR home router As software-defined networking takes off, it's become the basis of a parallel development: network function virtualisation.…

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Redmond decides it won't replace Masters certifications, so lesser certs get more rigour Microsoft has decided it won't replace the Masters-level certifications it once described as the "pinnacle" of a Redmond-centric IT pro's education.…

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Command and control of mal-spam barrage done via Tor Miscreants have brewed up a strain of ransomware which functions like the recently dead CryptoLocker - and this one communicates using the Tor browsing anonymization network.…

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WhatsApp with this plan? Facebook's $19b cash dangle, perhaps? Twitter has issued a couple of big, meaty, hints that it wants in on instant messaging.…

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'Midas World' vision suggests you retire later, watch more tellie and buy more stuff The world's second-richest man, Carlos Slim, has called for a radical overhaul of the world's working arrangements, suggesting a combination of three-day weeks, longer hours, and later retirement.…

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'Panoptic studio' doesn't need no stinkin' sensors Video  Move over Gollum: Carnegie-Mellon boffins are working on 3D motion capture that works without tracking sensors, and can pull together images from hundreds of sensors.…

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Too many posts? We'll save 'em for later says Zuck & Co Apparently some Facebook users complain that there's never enough time to see all the stuff that gets stuck up on the site. Now Facebook has announced the cure for all that.…

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Android-powered smartwatches get Tizen makeover in US Owners of the original, Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch in the US will soon have the option to switch their devices to the Tizen operating system, a change which might, counterintuitively perhaps, actually be a good idea.…

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Unmasking hidden services, users, on the cheap too hot for Carnegie Mellon Boring Carnegie-Mellon University lawyers have scuppered one of the most anticipated talks at Black Hat talks which would show how to reveal hidden services and user IP addresses with less than $3000 of kit.…

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ISP says proposed down under data dump would be ultimate hacker honeypot Australian internet service provider (ISP) iiNet has delivered a stinging rebuttal to its home nation's plans to introduce far-reaching data retention laws.…

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New Mac OS set to open to the masses Apple could soon release its OS X Yosemite platform available to the public as an open beta.…

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Claims 50 per cent download boost SK Telecom and Ericsson have demonstrated a technique they call “elastic cells”, which the two say should improve mobile connectivity in difficult environments.…

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Exodus vows not to sell secrets of whistleblower's favorite OS Vulnerability analysis outfit Exodus Intelligence has warned that the Tails operating system has a number of critical vulnerabilities that can expose the identity of its users if properly finessed by an attacker.…

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Tech titan trying to 'forever bury' multi-billion writedown, claims bloke Autonomy's former chief financial officer has sought to block HP from settling three shareholder lawsuits over its botched acquisition of the British software company.…

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New beams will leave 9,000 premises beaming NBN Co has announced that 9,000 more premises in remote Australia will be offered satellite services.…

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With all orders suspended, mass layoffs feared soon Debt collectors are literally circling the factory of a Chinese supplier to Samsung, where the assembly line remains halted following allegations that it hired underage workers.…

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Yet more word of cuts emerges from Redmond Microsoft is kicking off a corporate overhaul with the introduction of new policies limiting the numbers of corporate conventions and contracted workers.…

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IBM, MIT, plenty of others invited to fill Uncle Sam's spy toolchest, but where's Google? The US government is taking artificial intelligence research seriously again, and so are some companies that will surprise you.…

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Big Data and analytics heavy Promo  In this webcast; Doug Balog, General Manager IBM Power Systems, heralds the first generation of Power servers built on an open server platform and designed to optimise clients Big Data and Analytics workloads.…

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Plus host of spying tools. But Apple's backdoor not totally open for all, expert tells us An analysis of iOS by a security expert digging into claims of the NSA spying on Apple products has revealed some unexplained surveillance tools hidden in the operating system.…

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Windows 8.1 Update 2 said to arrive in three weeks Microsoft's next major update roll-out for Windows 8.1 may be less than a month away, if the latest rumors are to be believed, but just what will be so "major" about it is still anybody's guess.…

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A mobe that lights up? My God As Apple typically reveals a new iPhone around about this time of the year, speculation on a refreshed smartphone is rife. Today, the rumor mill hit a new low – or high depending on your point of view.…

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The real winner of the Nokia sale is *drumroll* ... Nokia Analysis  When Microsoft swallowed half of Europe's biggest tech company, it was only a matter of time before it spat something out. And so it has, ending Nokia's thirty-year roller-coaster ride.…

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