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Facebook US tax lawsuit

The US Department of Justice has gone to court in California to force Facebook to open up to Uncle Sam's taxmen about its tax dealings.
Iain Thomson, 08 Jul 2016
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Ad agency swipes 'unnamed bloggers' for calling out its cynically fake 'save a refugee' app

Ad agency Grey Singapore has thrown a tantrum and handed back the Cannes Lion bronze award it won for its now-infamous “I Sea” app.
Richard Chirgwin, 08 Jul 2016
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414,949 D-Link cameras, IoT devices can be hijacked over the net

Shodan has turned up half a million D-Link devices exposed to the internet, and subject to easy hijacking using zero-day vulnerabilities.
Darren Pauli, 08 Jul 2016
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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg at Samsung's Galaxy S7 launch

Facebook likes Rich Heley, former Tesla veep

Facebook has head-hunted one of Tesla's prize head-hunts: Rich Heley, which the 'leccy car maker lured from Apple back in December 2013.
Richard Chirgwin, 08 Jul 2016
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'We shall overcome' net neutrality, sing Euro telcos in the key of 5Gs

Europe's telcos have found a reason to shed any ambivalence they had about 5G, waking up with a shared vision that the technology can help them fend off Internet neutrality rules.
Richard Chirgwin, 08 Jul 2016
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Philando Castile

Facebook ‘glitch’ that deleted the Philando Castile shooting vid: It was the police – sources

The deadly shooting of 32-year-old Philando Castile by a cop during a routine traffic stop in Minnesota on Wednesday just got murkier.
Iain Thomson, 08 Jul 2016
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CloudFlare pros pen paranoid phone plan for pwn-free peregrination

Travelling executives should use modern iPhones with burner SIMs, no PINs, and minimal apps, CloudFlare security boffin Filippo Valsorda says.
Darren Pauli, 08 Jul 2016
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Idiot brings gun-shaped iPhone to airport

PicCops at Stansted airport in Essex, UK, couldn't believe their eyes when a passenger turned up for a flight with what looked like a gun in his bag.
Iain Thomson, 08 Jul 2016
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Wannabe Prime Minister Andrea Leadsom thinks all websites should be rated – just like movies

The UK's possible future prime minister thinks all websites should be classified with minimum age ratings, just like films.
Kieren McCarthy, 08 Jul 2016
Cymmetria report

Copy paste slacker hackers pop corp locks in ode to stolen code

The ultimate copy paste slacker hacker group has busted security controls in some 2500 corporates and government agencies using nothing but stolen code.
Darren Pauli, 08 Jul 2016

Peglar on the hoof: Micron flash and XPoint VP legs it

Eighteen months after joining Micron as VP of Advanced Storage Solutions, Rob Peglar has thrown in the towel and resigned to take up a post elsewhere.
Chris Mellor, 08 Jul 2016
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Women, got an infosec?

The British Computer Society is co-sponsoring a one day conference geared towards encouraging more women to consider careers in infosec.
John Leyden, 08 Jul 2016
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You can’t sit there, my IoT desk tells me

Something for the Weekend, Sir?I don’t know what to do with my arse.
Alistair Dabbs, 08 Jul 2016
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ICO smacks lying spammers

The Information Commissioner's Office had said that passing off nuisance calls as legitimate market research “will not wash”.
Alexander J Martin, 08 Jul 2016
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When is a refurbished server not refurbished? Ask this Dell reseller

Sysadmin blogWhat's the difference between a refurbished server and a new one? The term refurbished has a negative connotation, conjuring images of open box returns and non-existent warranties, but in at least one case – Dell's ecosystem – that narrative doesn't quite fit.
Trevor Pott, 08 Jul 2016
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EU votes for Privacy Shield

The EU-US Privacy Shield agreement has been agreed by representatives of the EU's Member States.
Alexander J Martin, 08 Jul 2016
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F-35Bs fly past HMS Queen Elizabeth at Rosyth dockyard, Scotland. Crown copyright

Blighty will have a whopping 24 F-35B jets by 2023 – MoD minister

The UK is “on target” for its new F-35B fighters to reach initial operating capability by 2018 – and will own a whopping 24 of the state-of-the-art jets by the year 2023, junior defence minister Philip Dunne told a briefing at the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) this morning.
Gareth Corfield, 08 Jul 2016
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Malaysia-based credit card fraud ring broken, 105 arrested

A total of 105 credit card fraud suspects have been arrested in Asia and Europe following a complex months-long investigation across two continents.
John Leyden, 08 Jul 2016
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Businessman looks at abstract painting overlaid with server room... he is possibly thinking of or conceiving of a storage/compute concept. Photo by Shutterstock

Apeiron claims NVMe fabric speed without NVMe over fabrics - but how?

BackgrounderApeiron Data Systems' external ADS1000 array uses NVMe media to deliver block storage access using NVMe over Ethernet (NOE) but not NVMe over fabric technology, (NVMeF) which can use Ethernet. How does this subtle distinction work and what is the difference between NOE and NVMeF?
Chris Mellor, 08 Jul 2016
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New ISS crew will spend their time bombarding computers with radiation

Three new astronauts currently rocketing up to space in the Soyuz spacecraft will be conducting new experiments, including sequencing DNA and blasting computers with radiation.
Katyanna Quach, 08 Jul 2016
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Polycom bins Mitel for Siris

Polycom's planned $1.96bn sale to Mitel has been scrapped as the company plans a new merger agreement with Siris Capital.
Alexander J Martin, 08 Jul 2016
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175-year-old in storage deal

The UK’s Westminster University is using Arkivum Perpetua to safeguard global access to its 175-year-old collection of digital and digitised records.
Chris Mellor, 08 Jul 2016
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Rolls-Royce reckons robot cargo ships are the future of the seas

CommentRolls-Royce and the Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications Initiative (AAWA) believe the future of cargo transportation is autonomous – and they have published an 88 page white paper (PDF) to prove it.
Matthew Griffin, 08 Jul 2016
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Physicists confirm X(4140)

Physicsts from Syracuse University working in collaboration with scientists at CERN have confirmed the existence of a new tetraquark particle.
Katyanna Quach, 08 Jul 2016
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The revised Start menu in Windows 10 Anniversary

Win 10 Anniversary: 'We're beginning to check in final code' says Microsoft

Microsoft has released build 14383 of Windows 10 Anniversary, for both PC and mobile, in preparation for its public launch on August 2nd 2016.
Tim Anderson, 08 Jul 2016
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Kevin Turner

Farewell to Microsoft's Sun Tzu: Thanks for all the cheese, Kevin Turner

Kevin Turner’s departure as Microsoft’s chief salesman after 11 years marks the final passing of the Redmond old guard.
Gavin Clarke, 08 Jul 2016
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BMW web portal vulns pose car hack risk – researchers

Two unpatched vulnerabilities in BMW's ConnectedDrive web portal create a mechanism to manipulate car settings, a security researcher warns.
John Leyden, 08 Jul 2016
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Mclaren F1 car with NTT logo

NTT slips into ITC cockpit at F1 legends McLaren

Notoriously secretive F1 team McLaren-Honda is set to race into the cloud with a worldwide tech partnership with Japanese teclo NTT Communications.
Joe Fay, 08 Jul 2016
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Barracuda picks teeth after chowing down on cloud market

Revenues grew 11 per cent year-over-year to $86.7m in Barracuda’s first fiscal 2017 quarter, confirming its return to growth. Net income was $2.8m.
Chris Mellor, 08 Jul 2016
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Is Pure Storage a solid business or is skepticism justified?

AnalysisBTIG analysts attended Pure Storage Live, a customer and partner event, in New York City on Thursday, June 27, and came away thinking Pure is the real deal and not another ultimately doomed storage wannabe.
Chris Mellor, 08 Jul 2016
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Bomb-disposal robot violently disposes of Dallas cop-killer gunman

Police in Dallas, Texas, used a bomb-carrying robot to blow up a cornered sniper who earlier shot 12 officers during a protest.
Iain Thomson, 08 Jul 2016
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Bad blood: US govt bans bio-test biz Theranos' CEO for two years

It's game over for controversial blood-testing company Theranos with the news that its CEO Elizabeth Holmes will be banned from owning or running a medical laboratory for two years.
Kieren McCarthy, 08 Jul 2016
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Facebook Lite app

Facebook offers end-to-end encrypted chat – if you find the right setting

Facebook is rolling out end-to-end encryption for its messaging service to bring it in line with competitors, including its own WhatsApp.
Kieren McCarthy, 08 Jul 2016
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Juno

Juno probe spins up its sonic screwdrivers for Jupiter flyby

NASA is firing up the nine scientific instruments on board the Juno probe orbiting Jupiter ahead of its first data collection mission.
Iain Thomson, 08 Jul 2016
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Pokemon toys

Android Mew-ware, I choose you: Code nasty poses as Pokemon GO

Mind those downloads from non-official app stores: Android malware has been spotted posing as knockoff copies of the popular Pokemon GO game.
Shaun Nichols, 08 Jul 2016

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