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London cops now also eyeing feathered interceptors The Metropolitan Police have confirmed they're looking into deploying drone-busting eagles, a few days after a Scottish MP called for cops north of the border to investigate the possibility of using feathered interceptors to deal with growing flocks of wild UAVs.…

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Ponder: How much paper was used to promise paperless NHS? National Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has promised £4.2bn investment to "bring the NHS into the digital age," part of an attempt once again by the department to force the service to go paperless.…

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Andrew Tridgell serves up choppers, quadplanes and rocket-powered tomfoolery Our Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) mission took to the stage at the linux.conf.au 2016 in Geelong last Friday, as Linux guru and Vulture 2 spaceplane autopilot wrangler Andrew Tridgell gave an entertaining speech on his currently UAV endeavours.…

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But will house builders do their bit? The Government has brokered a deal between BT Openreach and The Home Builders Federation (HBF) which means “new build homes [are] to have superfast broadband connectivity”. This is a tad optimistic as there is no legal compulsion for house builders to comply with the new arrangement.…

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After months of mud-slinging and open letters The Indian Telecoms Regulatory Authority (TRAI) has permanently banned Facebook's Free Basics project on "net neutrality" grounds.…

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Three weeks left to save a bundle There are 21 days until our early bird offer on tickets for Continuous Lifecycle expires, so if you want to save £100s on the best in DevOps, Agile Development and Continuous Delivery, consider yourself warned.…

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Info exploited, say customers A number of TalkTalk customers have had their maintenance visits data breached by fraudsters in an attempt to gain remote access of their computers, it has emerged.…

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Sucked down into the well of misery DataGravity has laid off the director of DataGravity Labs and other staff, and is the fourth storage startup to lay off staff this month.…

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Longest serving British tech CEO walks the plank One of the longest-serving tech chiefs in the world, Imagination Technologies’ CEO Sir Hossein Yassaie, has stepped down, with non-exec director Andrew Heath filling his shoes as interim chief.…

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Latest departure in executive exodus BT has confirmed that its long-serving finance director Tony Chanmugam is to step down – the latest executive exit from the newly formed BT/EE.…

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Depends how you define DevOps The DevOps market is not overhyped – except for container technology and other bits that are, the head of Puppet Labs told us last month.…

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Leavin' it to the Netflixes... for now If you’ve ever had the misfortune to work as a systems administrator (and it doesn’t matter if it’s a Windows or Linux shop) you’ll know the feeling of logging on on Monday morning, checking a few log files and noticing something’s not quite right.…

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Some rather impressive claims here Bridgeworks says it can make communicating with offsite tape libraries vastly faster than physically shipping tapes, and vastly cheaper if you are using an remote Fibre Channel SAN or site-to-site replication before transmitting data to the tape library.…

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New law deals with expected growth in mobile internet traffic New legislation could force EU countries to make sure the 700 MHz band of spectrum is made exclusively available for mobile services by the middle of 2020.…

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Win for IBM as Judge rules attempt to move case away from contract law is a no-no The SCO Group has suffered another reversal in its long-running attempt to squeeze some cash out of IBM for allegedly pinching its code and tossing it into Linux and maybe AIX too.…

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'Crack security team' didn't notice attempt to log in 99 million times Up to 21 million accounts on Alibaba e-commerce site TaoBao may have been compromised likely thanks to stolen credentials reused on breached third party sites.…

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And Accenture and Atos and ... wait, no Amazon AWS or Microsoft Azure? The European Commission has announced what companies will supply the organization with its new cloud services.…

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Yes, Java fixes are a dime a dozen. But this one prevents 'total compromise' of machines Oracle's fired off an out-of-cycle emergency Java patch to plug a during-installation vulnerability on Windows platforms.…

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You'll never think of 'Cisco Live' in quite the same way again Cisco is recalling a bunch of industrial Ethernet switches because it discovered the power source wiring could potentially short to the case.…

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And rather better than a US$35 tablet, if you need a Windows 10 machine lurking around Among the many bizarre and stupid mistakes Microsoft made with Windows 8.x was the decision to require screens to have resolution of at least 1024 x 768.…

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Glorious starving peoples' rocket attracts UN sanctions and presidential palpitations The UN Security Council has threatened North Korea with the terrors of the Earth after its weekend ballistic missile test.…

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Deputy Mayor for Transport Isabel Dedring says Google has met city officials The Greater London Authority has approached Google to seek local trials of the company's autonomous cars.…

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New code's already run at VMworld Europe, so this test looks to be the icing on the cake VMware is looking for people to indulge in some beta testing for a new version of vSphere.…

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TMZ taken down by malvertising misfits Celeb goss and dross site TMZ has been serving the world's worst exploit kit to its 30 million monthly visitors after malvertising scum compromised its advertising chain.…

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492-mirror loses permit to build on Hawaiian sacred site Hawaii's planned Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project has been formally sent back to square one in its construction approval process.…

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