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US court order casts a really, really, really, really wide net A judge in Minnesota, America, has granted cops a search warrant to direct Google to provide personal details about anyone searching for a specific name.…

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Silicon Valley's smartest still battling to fix outage The Google Drive app for Windows has crashed and burned – after the tech genius hub pushed out an unfinished and faulty software update.…

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Website and Intel Security (McAfee) products excluded from 'Wild West' payouts scheme Intel has launched its first bug bounty program, offering rewards of up to $30,000.…

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Watch web giant destroy its own product Video  Google Home, the web giant's internet-connected talking personal assistant, has started spamming audio adverts to unsuspecting folk today.…

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Lines being drawn after Trump executive order prompts heavy-handed customs response The Canadian privacy commissioner has opened an investigation into the Canadian border police and a recent uptick in phone seizures.…

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They're from the government, and they're here to help The National Cyber Security Centre has ineptly tried – and failed – to Rickroll someone taking the piss out of them on Twitter.…

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Melts ISE software from hardware, reveals new product tech Analysis  Back in January X-IO was back from a restructuring and refinancing and talking about product refreshes after a downturn in 2016.…

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Is public cloud focus punishing on-premises biz? Analysis  In its third fiscal 2017 quarter a post-NetSuite slurp Oracle saw marginal revenue and profits growth, but with inflated cloud revenues, the Oracle-ites are happy.…

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The good news is it was a temporary upload... A barrister has been fined by the Information Commissioner's Office after they accidentally uploaded client information to the internet.…

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Yes there's still such a thing as a travel agent A hack attack on the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) has exposed the personal details of thousands of consumers and hundreds of tour operators and travel agents.…

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HGTTG's Deep Thought shouldn't be used for price-fixing European Commissioner has urged competition enforcers to keep an eye out for cartels that use software “to work more effectively”, in a speech about algorithms and competition today.…

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Mongo's wire protocol gets support, and there's a new connector for Spark too Microsoft reeeaally wants MongoDB developers to get onto Azure, and as such has announced support for Mongo's wire protocol for those who've declined offers to migrate to DocumentDB.…

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Just, er, eight years later A recently resolved vulnerability in the Linux kernel that had the potential to allow an attacker to gain privilege escalation or cause denial of service went undiscovered for seven years.…

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Follows legal separation from Openreach last week Just one week after Ofcom and BT came to an agreement on the future of Openreach, the broadband division has said it is hiring 1,500 engineers.…

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Well, it was that or appendage amputation Dublin’s fire brigade - armed with a hand-held angle grinder - were called to the aid of a man that was unable to remove a titanium ring that he’d miraculously slipped over both his meat and two veg.…

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Last chance to save on DevOps and Containers bonanza There are less than 36 hours left to grab tickets for Continuous Lifecycle London at our very generous, slightly extended early bird price. Once Friday clicks into Saturday, they revert to full price, and they’ll be staying there.…

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Single hybrid array replaces 8 disk boxes A hybrid flash/disk array is replacing several disk arrays at a UK college and shows the way mainstream disk array replacement is heading towards flash for primary data applications.…

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Cambridge paper has 'significant factual and analytical errors' retort pair Google’s DeepMind and the Royal Free London NHS deal to use patient data without explicit consent was "inexcusable", an academic paper has concluded in a damning report today.…

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Amazon throws AWS credits at Alexa dev fans Amazon is throwing free cloud credits at developers building apps for Alexa hosted on AWS.…

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£500,000 pledged by thousands on Indiegogo, yet still no product Investigation  Troubled Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega+ firm Retro Computer Limited has missed multiple product delivery dates amid lawsuits and very public infighting. Perhaps these modern-day shenanigans cast light on why the UK's 1980s game coding scene collapsed. What happened, and how did a straightforward gaming console project go so far off piste?…

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You can run, but you can't hide The UK government is gearing up for a massive tax clampdown on private sector contractors, in an extension of its IR35 regime to hundreds of thousands of freelancers outside the public sector.…

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If it has Data Protection Act's defects, all bets are off Comment  Since 2005, I have tried to use Freedom of Information legislation to find out what is behind the “ongoing” infraction proceedings, commenced by the European Commission against the UK. This is because the UK’s Data Protection Act (DPA) is, according to the Commission, a defective implementation of Directive 95/46/EC.…

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Will you please get rid of him, world+dog asks Admin Council Another wave of letters condemning the controversial president of the European Patent Office, Benoit Battistelli, has been sent ahead of a meeting of the organization's Administrative Council this week in Munich.…

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Sort out Blighty's not-spots and let industry do its thing, peers urge Autonomous vehicles are more than just cars, the House of Lords’ Science and Technology Committee has warned the UK government in a report, as it urges greater focus on boats and farming equipment.…

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New version 2 integrates better with Google's tough but essential software library Keras, a popular deep learning library, has been updated with a new API to make it easier for developers to use machine learning in Python.…

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