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Donald, YOU'RE FIRED: Rogue Twitter worker quits, deletes President Trump's account

UpdatedFor a few minutes on Thursday afternoon, Pacific Time, the Twitter account of US President Donald J. Trump ceased to exist – sensationally deleted by a Twitter worker on their last day of work, we're told.
Thomas Claburn, 03 Nov 2017
Money cloud

VMware buys VeloCloud to make the WAN NSX-y

VMware's acquired VeloCloud and will use its wares to extend its NSX software-defined networking platform to the wide area network.
Simon Sharwood, 03 Nov 2017
Sulphur-crested cockatoo

Birds are pecking apart Australia's national broadband network

Australia's national broadband network (NBN) is being pecked apart by birds.
Simon Sharwood, 03 Nov 2017
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Beware Paris Hilton's investment advice, SEC tells investors

The United States' Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has warned investors that celebrities may not understand that their endorsements of initial coin offerings are in breach of the law.
Simon Sharwood, 03 Nov 2017

Apple hauls in $52.6bn in Q4, iPhone, iPad and Mac sales all up

Apple's coined it for another quarter.
Simon Sharwood, 03 Nov 2017
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Official Secrets Act alert went off after embassy hired local tech support

On-CallWelcome to yet another instalment of On-Call, The Register's week-ending column in which we share readers' stories of extreme sysadminnery performed under extreme duress.
Simon Sharwood, 03 Nov 2017
The Hewlett-Packard garage

HPE HQ to leave Palo Alto birthplace as it 'consolidates' offices

HPE's many rounds of redundancies and sell-offs have seen it decide the time is right to downsize its headquarters and move it away from its birthplace in Palo Alto.
Simon Sharwood, 03 Nov 2017
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Those IT gadget freebies you picked up this year? They make AWFUL Christmas presents

Something for the Weekend, Sir?An eerie green glow is radiating from my 1960s sideboard.
Alistair Dabbs, 03 Nov 2017

IOPS and storage performance

SPONSOREDWith the accelerations in cloud computing and server virtualizations and changes in layouts, IT devices are required to handle multiple integrations instead of just a single application. Enterprise demand shorter wait times and higher availability. This in turn means enterprise IT systems must be able to reduce transactional response times and job query times while enhancing concurrent processing capabilities.
David Gordon, 03 Nov 2017

Dashboard pushers: Dark here in containerised server land, innit sysadmins?

AnalysisWhere the heck am I going? Being a sysadmin in a containerised environment can be like driving a car in fog with no lights and no instruments.
Chris Mellor, 03 Nov 2017

Isilon-owning Dell OEMs Isilon rival Elastifile's flash 'n' trash NAS

Isilon-owning Dell has sealed a deal with Isilon competitor Elastifile to supply the Israeli startup's software, meaning its server agents, Cloud File System and CloudConnect data moving software come bundled with Dell PowerEdge servers.
Chris Mellor, 03 Nov 2017
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El Reg assesses crypto of UK banks: Who gets to wear the dunce cap?

AnalysisHigh street banks should be exemplars of good security but many are letting the side down when it comes to following cryptographic best practice.
John Leyden, 03 Nov 2017
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Phone mast maker Arqiva: Oh, the £6bn float? Yeah, about that...

British mast outfit Arqiva has pulled out of plans for a £6bn IPO, citing "market uncertainty" as the reason for a lack of investors.
Kat Hall, 03 Nov 2017
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Data is in: Hortonworks shaves several mill off operating losses

It's results time again, and Hadoop-flinger Hortonworks has reported a positive quarter, with revenues up and a slight shrinkage in its operating losses.
Rebecca Hill, 03 Nov 2017

OK, we admit it. Under the hood, the iPhone X is a feat of engineering

The iPhone X's face recognition may be experiencing teething problems but the thousand-quid handset is a masterpiece of engineering.
Andrew Orlowski, 03 Nov 2017
Illustration of man - futuristic glowing green line drawing

Fujitsu, NetApp to drop it like it's Vblock: Year 8 is not 2000-and-late

EMC introduced its converged infrastructure Vblock concept, integrating Cisco servers and networking, and EMC storage, in a rack system, in November 2009. Now, eight years later, Fujitsu and NetApp are getting into the idea with NFLEX.
Chris Mellor, 03 Nov 2017

Subsidy-guzzling Tesla's Model 3 volumes a huge problem – Wall St man

Stocks sleuth Toni Sacconaghi Jr. has shed some light on why the market reacted badly to Tesla Inc's financials this week.
Andrew Orlowski, 03 Nov 2017

Biggest Tor overhaul in a decade adds layers of security improvements

Tor developers have taken the wraps off the next generation of onion services.
John Leyden, 03 Nov 2017
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Estonia government locks down ID smartcards: Refresh or else

The Estonian government is suspending the use of the Baltic country’s identity smartcards in response to a recently discovered and wide-ranging security flaw.
John Leyden, 03 Nov 2017
An angry woman looking at her phone

For fanbois only? Face ID is turning punters off picking up an iPhone X

As Apple bloggers anxiously try to be positive about Apple's Face ID, a poll suggests potential customers may actually be repelled by the face-scanning technology.
Andrew Orlowski, 03 Nov 2017

$10,000-a-dram whisky 'wasn't even a malt'

A Swiss Hotel bar has apologised to a Chinese fantasy novelist who paid $10,000 (£7,649) for a shot of rare whisky – only to discover the single malt was a fake.
Andrew Orlowski, 03 Nov 2017

MIT boffins hope to speed up analytics with GitHub-style platform

Boffins at MIT have proposed a GitHub-style collaborative platform to speed up one of the first, most challenging stages of data analysis.
Rebecca Hill, 03 Nov 2017
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Equifax execs sold shares before mega-hack reveal. All above board – Equifax probe

Senior Equifax executives sold their shares in the credit agency just before its stock price plunged when the world was told it had been thoroughly hacked.
Iain Thomson, 03 Nov 2017
Whatsapp running on an iPhone

Over a million Android users fooled by fake WhatsApp app in official Google Play Store

Once again Google's Play Store has proved less than excellent at tackling malicious apps, after netizens found a fake version of WhatsApp that was good enough to fool over a million people into downloading it.
Iain Thomson, 03 Nov 2017

Take off, ya hosers! Silicon Valley court says Google can safely ignore Canadian search ban

No, funnily enough, US tech monster Google doesn't have to obey a Canadian court order in America, a judge in the ad giant's home turf of California ruled this week.
Shaun Nichols, 03 Nov 2017

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