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'Revenge porn' bully told not to post people's nude pics online. That's it. That's his punishment

Notorious "revenge porn" tormentor Craig Brittain has been banned from posting people's nude photos on his website or anywhere else online – and ordered to destroy thousands of pictures in his possession.
Kieren McCarthy, 30 Jan 2015
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Google's latest letdown: Simply not enough billions since October

Google's coffers swelled once again in the fourth quarter of its fiscal 2014, with revenues hitting $18.10bn, a 15.3 per cent year-on-year increase.
Neil McAllister, 30 Jan 2015
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos

Amazon, flush with cash, says it will let you peek inside AWS' pants

Amazon left smiles on investors' faces on Thursday following a fourth-quarter earnings report that trounced analysts' estimates.
Neil McAllister, 30 Jan 2015
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iTunes Connect does developer shuffle

Apple has kicked off an impromptu game of musical chairs on iTunes Connect dropping developers into random accounts including one lucky punter who was allegedly handed Blackberry's portal.
Darren Pauli, 30 Jan 2015
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botnet

We take bots down, but they get up again – you're never going to keep them down

A combined attack on one of the world's biggest networks of infected PCs has been partially successful: analysis from Dell SecureWorks shows you can't keep a bad botnet down.
Iain Thomson, 30 Jan 2015
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Hey, America. Canada's watchdog just slapped net neutrality rules on wireless internet

A decision by Canadian telecoms regulator CRTC may have significant implications after it applied net neutrality rules to wireless connections.
Kieren McCarthy, 30 Jan 2015
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Bill Gates Reddit video

Reddit: Don't worry, we didn't tell that foreign government about your /r/brony addiction

4chan-with-karma-points Reddit has published its first dossier on government demands for users' private records – and the stupidly popular messageboard says it handed over the goods 32 times last year.
Shaun Nichols, 30 Jan 2015
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"Image from the glassbrain project, neuroscapelab.com, UCSF

OH HAPPY DAY! Lawyers replaced by AI

Artificial intelligence is a worry on two fronts. In a worst-case scenario, we end up with The Terminator. In a less-painful scenario, we end up with billions of humans out of work as drudgery is replaced by machines.
Simon Sharwood, 30 Jan 2015
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Spying image

A docket, tweet and selfie can reveal your identity, boffins find

Scientists have revealed it is possible to determine the identity of shoppers using credit card purchase and location metadata, in research that throws a spanner into national privacy laws.
Darren Pauli, 30 Jan 2015
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Quantum adds cloud tier to StorNext

Quantum has added cloud storage to its StorNext file virtualisation package, embedding it in the workflow process as just another tier.
Chris Mellor, 30 Jan 2015
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Grindr

Wham, bam... premium rate scam: Grindr users hit with fun-killing charges

Malicious ads from third parties have been piggy-backing on the gay dating app Grindr to run a premium rate number scam.
John Leyden, 30 Jan 2015
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Bonfire. Pic: DiAnn L'Roy, Flickr

EMC grows new 'Enterprise Content Division'

Another attempted reboot for Documentum EMC's Documentum business has limped along for years now, but now has a spring in its step after rebranding and acquiring a new leader.
Simon Sharwood, 30 Jan 2015
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alibaba logo

Alibaba's magic cave empties as it misses revenue target

Chinese online tat bazaar Alibaba has not only posted disappointing results, been caned by the stock market but now has also fallen foul of China's government for knowingly hosting sellers of counterfeit kit.
Simon Sharwood, 30 Jan 2015
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Privacy alert: Outlook for iOS does security STUPIDLY, says dev

Big Blue boffin Rene Winkelmeyer has taken aim at Microsoft's iOS Outlook app, launched overnight, claiming it stores credentials in the cloud potentially even after delete requests, and does not observe known good security practices.
Darren Pauli, 30 Jan 2015
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HP: We're gonna book $1bn worth of Server 2003 sales THIS WEEK

A Windows Server 2003 customer migration blitzkrieg is underway at HP's as it tries to generate $1bn of x86-related sales this week, squeezing a month’s worth of customer deals into just seven days.
Paul Kunert, 30 Jan 2015
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UK watchdog grills big biz: So HOW do you use their 'consumer data'?

The UK's main competition regulator is looking to build its knowledge of how consumer data is collected, used and traded by businesses.
OUT-LAW.COM, 30 Jan 2015
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ARP Odyssey Korg reissue

Synths of the father: Making some noise at NAMM 2015

+VidsIf you want to get an idea of how pop music will be sounding in 2015, then this year's exhibition of the National Association of Music Merchants, better known as the NAMM Show, that took place in California last week was the place to be – think of it as CES for musos.
Paul Wiffen, 30 Jan 2015
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Sky sidles up to O2, whispers: 'Fancy a little FOUR-PLAY?'

As we predicted, Sky is to launch an MVNO and get competitive against the other networks' four-play offerings.
Simon Rockman, 30 Jan 2015
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Dying Light

Undead nights: Zombie FPS Dying Light shines bright

Game TheoryDying Light is set in the devastated city of Harran, Turkey, and my first impression on hitting the ground, as freelance operative Kyle Crane, is that I’m trapped in some zombie-infested remake of American Sniper but with graffiti that seems more of a nod to the latest issue of Charlie Hebdo.
Lucy Orr, 30 Jan 2015
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Screaming kid

Oracle is BETTER at cloud than everyone else so NER, shouts Hurd (no Katz)

Oracle’s co-CEO Mark Hurd is banging the drum for the database giant’s success in cloud computing.
Gavin Clarke, 30 Jan 2015
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Wheeee! BT preps for FIVE HUNDRED MEGABIT broadband trial

BT has announced that it wants to roll out G.fast and fibre to the home to provide internet speeds of up to 500Mbps and 1Gbps.
Simon Rockman, 30 Jan 2015
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Mobe-hungry BT's sales slip over Xmas amid EE buyout silence

Sales at one-time state telco monopoly BT fell by three per cent to £4.48bn in its third quarter, the company announced today.
Kat Hall, 30 Jan 2015
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iPhone 6 Plus opened up

Smartphones merge into homogeneous mass as 'flagship fatigue' bites

People are turning away from pricey "flagship" smartphones sold on complicated expensive contracts, according to industry figures.
Andrew Orlowski, 30 Jan 2015
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Google forced to – wah! – OBEY the LAW with privacy policy tweaks

Google has agreed to change its privacy policy to comply with the Data Protection Act following an investigation by Blighty's watchdog into the company's harvesting of personal information.
Kat Hall, 30 Jan 2015
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Tim Cook as Mr T

Apple CEO: Fandroids are BINNING Android in favour of IPHONES

Apple is wolfing down KitKats and Lollipops for lunch after it emerged that most iPhone 6 users have come from Android.
Simon Rockman, 30 Jan 2015
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Broken CD with wrench

UK official LOSES Mark Duggan shooting discs IN THE POST

Discs containing information from three sensitive police inquiries – two of which involved‪ highly controversial shootings in London, including that of Mark Duggan – ‬have gone missing after being sent through the post. Yeah, you read that right: sent through the post.
John Leyden, 30 Jan 2015
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Fujitsu slapped down in Land of the FALLING YEN

Revenue dropped 2.4 per cent at Japanese IT giant Fujitsu to ¥1,171.5bn (£6.6bn, $9.9bn) in the firm's third-quarter results, when compared with the same period last year, although a fall in the yen propped up non-domestic revenue levels.
Kat Hall, 30 Jan 2015
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Shot of D-Wave's 16 qubit chip

Quantum of Suspicion: Despite another $29m, D-Wave doubts remain

Controversial quantum computing venture D-Wave Systems has scooped $29m in lovely fresh cash, courtesy of investors, despite lingering doubts about whether what it offers can be considered "quantum".
Gavin Clarke, 30 Jan 2015
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Emulex ends seven-quarter run of losses

+CommentAfter seven straight quarters of losses, Emulex has made a $4.3m profit in its second financial 2015 quarter – but that performance might not be repeated next quarter.
Chris Mellor, 30 Jan 2015
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Jersey cow

Three to pleasure bumpkins with 800MHz

Hutchison's Three will finally launch into the prime 800MHz band later this year, which it expects will improve rural coverage significantly.
Andrew Orlowski, 30 Jan 2015
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Overcharging? That'll be because electric cars are expenisive

Tesla bumps up Model S P85D acceleration – with software update

VidAn over-the-air software update to the dual-motor Tesla Model S P85D will cut its zero to 60MPH time from 3.2 to 3.1 seconds.
Simon Rockman, 30 Jan 2015
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Teen whiz exposes WhatsApp profile pic privacy blunder bug

A privacy hole in WhatsApp allowed anyone to view someone else's profile photo – even if a user had configured the mobile messenger app to only show their pic to their contacts.
John Leyden, 30 Jan 2015

QLogic hits all-flash bullseye, doubles profit

QLogic is smiling, and so it should, with revenues and profits growing, and all-flash arrays, where it has host server connectivity dominance, blooming too. The glory days might just be coming into sight again.
Chris Mellor, 30 Jan 2015
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Protesters outside FCC headquarters

US Ambassador: No, net neutrality will NOT allow the UN to seize control of the internet from us

AnalysisUS Ambassador Daniel Sepulveda has blown up hyperbolic claims that enforcing net neutrality rules in America could lead to the United Nations taking control of the internet.
Kieren McCarthy, 30 Jan 2015
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Intel 5th Generation Core processor with vPro

Intel brings Broadwell to businesses with 5th-gen Core chips with vPro

Intel is pressing onward with its line of fifth-generation Core processors, with the general availability this week of versions of the chips tailored for enterprise customers.
Neil McAllister, 30 Jan 2015
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Windows OEM devices on stage at Computex

Sorry, admins: Microsoft says NO new Windows Server until 2016

While it's looking like the final version of Windows 10 for client PCs could ship before the end of the year, it seems data center admins needn't hold their breaths. Microsoft confirmed on Friday that the next version of Windows Server won't arrive until 2016.
Neil McAllister, 30 Jan 2015
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Shaun of the Dead

Super-cookie crumbles: Verizon vows to kill off hated zombie stalkers

Verizon has backed down over its fingerprinting of subscribers using so-called immortal "super cookies."
Iain Thomson, 30 Jan 2015
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Toshiba Encore Windows 8.1 tablet

You must have at least 8 inches for Windows 10 to go all the way

CommentThe Windows 10 traditional desktop is a no-go zone for new tablets smaller than 8-inches across, according to Microsoft exec Joe Belfiore.
Tim Anderson, 30 Jan 2015
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Illegal drugs

Silk Road trial latest: Ulbricht's Gmail addy appeared on ad for 'Amazon.com for drugs'

RoundupThe trial of accused Silk Road ringleader Ross Ulbricht continued despite inclement weather in New York City this week, with prosecutors seeking to rubbish Ulbricht's attorneys' earlier claim that someone else ran the darknet drugs souk.
Neil McAllister, 30 Jan 2015

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