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Summary: You're (mostly) screwed without preparation Getting into America can be tricky at the moment if you have the wrong skin color or the wrong surname.…

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Software-defined networking? Time for an open relationship Sysadmin Blog  VMware has recently announced its financial results for 2016, and for a company that's not just satured but that leads the VM market, it had a very good year.…

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Tries - and fails - to have court suppress review of its Falcon product SaaS-y endpoint protection outfit CrowdStrike has failed in an attempt to prevent publication of a review detailing its software's qualities.…

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Humanity's bulls*** is too much for software Analysis  The viral spread of fake news and “alternative facts” has rocked Western politics. Oxford Dictionaries chose “post-truth” as its word of 2016, and when a society is scolded by a dictionary wielding a hyphenated word, you know you've collectively screwed up.…

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Blue, soon, close enough At Oracle, the future is cloud. If a product is not in the cloud, it's toast. It's that simple. The command has come down from on high to Oraclers. Be in the cloud or be finding a new job.…

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A solution! You can now invite your equally sad mates It's a question that has long concerned us all: when you're at home watching TV on your VR headset, how do you avoid that sense that if someone looked in the window, you might appear to be the saddest individual on the planet?…

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'Cliff edge' drop for UK cybersecurity industry The UK's ageing cybersecurity workforce is approaching a "retirement cliff edge," according to a new survey.…

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Big Red admits to a lost half-decade in silicon, promises melding with software real soon Oracle's popped out a short explanation for the sketchy SPARC/Solaris roadmap it slipped out in January.…

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Bug-hunting mission's final landing site candidates are thought to have seen water flow NASA has decided its Mars 2020 mission will land a rover in one of three places, all of which are thought to have once seen liquid water flowing.…

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Azure hits the high notes in High Performance Linpack tests, SoftLayer strangles itself The best clouds are genuinely competitive with do-it-yourself high performance computing – and Microsoft's top-tier Azure is the best of the lot.…

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Decades of exoplanet observations are yours for the downloading Here's a treat for amateur exoplanet-hunters and experts alike: 20 years' worth of observations from the WM Keck Observatory in Hawaii, complete with application and tutorial.…

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You've seen this movie before, on Betamax, and the ending isn't pretty Sharp-eyed fanbois at 9to5Mac have spotted Apple as a new enrty on the member list of the Wireless Power Consortium, an addition that suggests the rival AirFuel Alliance has its work cut out to remain relevant.…

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Purple Palace pressed to come clean on its mega-breaches A couple of US senators have accused Yahoo! of not cooperating with their attempts to investigate its now-notorious data breaches.…

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Crackdown on H-1B abuse is fine, backdoors no way BSidesSF  We're less than a month into Donald Trump's reign in America, and so much has already kicked off. Since we're at the BSides San Francisco infosec conference this week, we asked security pro here to "rate my president."…

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2017's security headlines are starting to read like MadLibs A US university saw its network traffic slow to a crawl thanks to an IoT malware infection that hit, among other things, its vending machines.…

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Five years on, attempts at compromise on web standards still fueling fights Analysis  A lengthy battle over the inclusion of digital rights management as a Web standard is coming to a head, with a set of new guidelines planned for early March.…

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Tips for running a compliant but safe network BSides SF  What do you reckon US government regulations on computer security look like? If you selected outdated, contradictory and avoidable, congrats, you're an industry veteran – or you were paying attention to a talk this morning at the BSidesSF 2017 infosec conference.…

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Self-assessment and self-reporting, with exceptions for things like fat-fingered emails Australia has finally passed mandatory computer security breach reporting laws, fifteen laws after California became the first jurisdiction to do so.…

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SpaceX kingpin says slow-moving human brains will be obsolete shortly Tesla CEO and tunnel-boring enthusiast Elon Musk says humans will need to merge themselves with machines, lest they are replaced by them.…

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Data wrangler with MIT license Microsoft Graph Engine, the in-memory-store-slash-computation engine, has been released under the open source MIT license.…

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And more automation helps admin staff HPE says its latest 3PAR OS, v 3.3.1, has better data reduction, faster iSCI networking, upgraded data protection and an extra helping of automation to help admin staff.…

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27-year-old on bail as investigation continues Exclusive  A 27-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the hack of Sports Direct's internal site for employees last September, The Register can reveal.…

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1 like = 1 prayer for pre-baked Bromium virtualisation tech HP has announced plans to integrate Bromium's virtualisation technology into a laptop as a defence against malware.…

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Security secrets and private businesses are all fair game Britain has been hit by 188 "high-level attacks" in the last three months.…

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Actual residents of Texas Eastern District prevail Google has been ordered to pay $20m damages after its Chrome browser was found to have infringed four anti-malware patents.…

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