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... for your data? Apparently the Brexit result has caused some IT leaders to look at repatriating data to the UK to “comply with data protection laws and especially GDPR”. But wait a minute – this seems to be more about a lack of understanding of data protection laws. Again. Earli…

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Murphy’s Marrakech Express leads to metaphorical storage goal Analysis  It’s said that hockey players wear numbers because you can’t always identify the body from dental records, or that someone went to a fight and a hockey game broke out.…

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Transport provider... Information purveyor... Both? The EU's highest court has begun hearing arguments on how Uber's business should be legally defined in a case that could have widespread implications for other businesses, an expert has said.…

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Redmond blames currency for UK-hosted Azure hike “My own story would not have been possible but for the democratizing force of Microsoft technology reaching me where I was growing up,” CEO Satya Nadella told shareholders this week.…

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'SAMRi10' script hides the creds hackers crave, making box-to-box jumps harder Microsoft hacker Itai Grady has created a tool to help protect blackhat scouts from stealing Windows credentials, an effort they hope will make network compromises harder to achieve.…

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Stonkingly good grunt, battery life, some rough edges Review  In October, the Chinese firm LeEco announced bold plans to storm the American market with a range of consumer electronic devices, ranging from smartphones to a futuristic electric car.…

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I'm tall, handsome, ready to commit and don't know how to operate the ENTER key On-Call  Thank the Galactic Spirit it's Friday: your correspondent is beat! But not so beat I can't dip into the On-Call mailbag to dredge up another story in which your fellow Reg readers explain how they've rescued clients and colleagues from chronologically-inconvenient computational cock-ups.…

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Thanksgiving turkey: Free turns out to be what you were willing to pay November lies behind us in all Reg-reading jurisdictions, so it's time to again consider the state of the desktop by gazing at the three services we use to assess desktop operating system market share.…

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Clouds, boffins, businesses all keep hands in pockets. And ARMs are nowhere Abacus-shuffler IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker for the year's third quarter makes for ugly reading: the firm says just about all categories of server sales have stalled.…

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What would happen if someone sticks this USBBQ into an airplane seat socket? VIDS  Hackers are destroying everything from the latest gaming systems, phones, and even cars with a dangerous circuit-frying USB device that could put critical systems at risk.…

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With a leap second coming up, smearing's quite a good idea Google's turned on a set of public network time protocol (NTP) servers.…

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Pundits note growth in Lambda, database efforts as highlights of conf AWS re:Invent  Amazon made news in a big way this week, kicking out more than a dozen new features and services for the AWS cloud at its annual re:Invent conference.…

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Iran suspected as likely source of re-vamped nastyware Thousands of computers in Saudi Arabia's civil aviation agency and other Gulf State organisations have been wiped by the Shamoon malware after it resurfaced some four years after wiping thousands of Saudi Aramco workstations.…

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Four-year op by US and EU culminates in arrests, server seizures On November 30, simultaneous raids in five countries by the FBI, Europol, and the UK's National Crime Agency (NCA) finally shuttered the Avalanche criminal network that has been spewing malware and money laundering campaigns for the past seven years.…

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Narcissist in Chief recruits another anti-net-neut bod for US comms regulator Supporters of net neutrality are preparing to defend FCC regulations passed two years ago in the face of what is increasingly looking like a determined effort by the Trump Administration to undermine them.…

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Vogels channels his inner Balmer with pitch to code monkeys AWS re:Invent  Amazon Web Services turned its focus to developers in day two of its re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, kicking out a handful of new features designed to make life easier for those who develop and maintain cloud applications.…

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The race is on to be the best in the world Analysis  At a US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing this week chaired by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), artificial intelligence experts were grilled on how to keep the US ahead of its competitors.…

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BB to be 'a pure software company' BlackBerry finally released an update for its BB10 OS, eight months later than promised.…

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Senate, House pass law against automated tix snatch-and-resell The US Senate has unanimously passed a bill that will make it illegal to grab large quantities of online tickets with an automated bot.…

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Europe's FBI sheds light on security bungle An investigator at Europe's FBI Europol took home a USB stick packed with terror probe documents and accidentally spilled the files on the internet.…

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Suspected third-stage failure in Soyuz rocket, again A Progress capsule filled supplies for the International Space Station today blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome spaceport in Kazakhstan. Now its controllers have admitted the MS‑04/65P mission has been annihilated.…

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Consumer Watchdog fears it's all in the name US advocacy group Consumer Watchdog has renewed its demands for a recall of Tesla's Autopilot feature following a number of crashes.…

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2015 legislation review is laid before Parliament There is still too much discretion in what the State is talking about when discussing terrorism, according to the outgoing independent reviewer of terrorism legislation.…

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Smartwatch pioneer looks set to call it a day Crowdfunding hero and smart bling pioneer Pebble is about to be acquired by Fitbit. The Information was first with the story, and subsequent reports suggest the price is modest: around $35 to $40m.…

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'Roger, drone 04957, vector 45 at 300 feet...' British startup Altitude Angel has, in conjunction with air traffic control service NATS, launched an air-traffic-as-a-service app for drone operators.…

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