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More ad-versarial tech: Mozilla to pop limited ad blocker into Firefox

3 hours 12 min ago
Deteriorating web prompts browser maker to take a stand

Mozilla intends to add basic ad filtering capabilities to its Firefox browser later this year, according to its recently updated roadmap.…

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Idiotic smart wine idea falls over, passes out

Fri, 2018-03-23 22:46
Kuvee drowns its sorrows, blames Napa fires for demise

The spit bucket of idiotic tech ideas has just grown a little lighter with the death of "smart wine" company Kuvee.…

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Recording Industry Ass. says vinyl and CD sales beat digital downloads

Fri, 2018-03-23 22:20
Hipsters will have to go to iTunes now

For the first time in seven years, Americans spent more on CDs and records than digital downloads.…

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World celebrates, cyber-snoops cry as TLS 1.3 internet crypto approved

Fri, 2018-03-23 21:53
Forward-secrecy protocol comes with the 28th draft

A much-needed update to internet security has finally passed at the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), after four years and 28 drafts.…

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UK privacy watchdog finally gets Cambridge Analytica search warrant

Fri, 2018-03-23 20:42
And the ICO wastes no time kicking down their doors

Cambridge Analytica’s London offices will finally be searched by the UK's Information Commissioner’s Office, following a marathon week of arguing inside and outside court.…

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Nine Iranians accused of cyber-swiping 30TB+ of blueprints from unis, biz on Tehran's orders

Fri, 2018-03-23 20:36
Gang pilfered data from 320 colleges, 47 companies in 22 nations, Uncle Sam claims

The US Department of Justice and Department of the Treasury on Friday charged nine Iranians with carrying out a series of internet attacks on more than 300 universities and 47 companies in the US and abroad, as well as federal and state agencies and the United Nations.…

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This time, it's personals: Craigslist kills lonely-hearts section, blames anti-trafficking laws

Fri, 2018-03-23 19:27
Hookup hangout hangs up

Craigslist has axed its personals ad section after US Congress passed an anti-sex-trafficking law.…

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Facebook's inflection point: Now everyone knows this greedy mass surveillance operation for what it is

Fri, 2018-03-23 18:41
Hark, dear reader, the echoes of Enron

Comment I've a special reason to remember Enron and the summers of 2000 and 2001. The mighty Enron was being lauded as a pioneer and an innovator. It was a Wall Street darling. IBM and AOL jumped into bed with Enron to create a new retail energy provider. The sun shone, and Californians had plenty of energy capacity.…

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Good news: The only thing standing between NASA and $20bn is...

Fri, 2018-03-23 17:07
Oh. US President Donald Trump's signature. And he's threatening a veto

US Congress has approved a $1.3tr budget [PDF] that would see, among other science boosts, NASA's funding surpass $20bn.…

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UK's data watchdog seizes suspected Scottish nuisance caller's kit

Fri, 2018-03-23 15:36
ICO gets search warrant... for firm accused of jamming up railway safety hotline

A Scottish company suspected of making 200 million nuisance calls that may have blocked railway safety hotlines has been raided by the Information Commissioner's Office.…

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NAND chips are going to stay too pricey for flash to slit disk's throat...

Fri, 2018-03-23 14:31
For a while at least... spinning rust is going to stick around

Analysis Flash chip bits cost eight times more than spinning rust and SSDs aren't going to get cheap enough to kill off disk entirely.…

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Ex-ZX Spectrum reboot man threatens sueball over unpaid invoices

Fri, 2018-03-23 14:11
Meanwhile, the company accounts are overdue

Yet more financial claims are piling up against failing ZX Spectrum Vega Plus firm Retro Computers Ltd, with the company's former web fixer threatening to sue over allegedly unpaid invoices.…

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DRAM, we've shifted a lot of kit, mumbles profit-munching chip firm Micron

Fri, 2018-03-23 13:59
Second quarter results up nearly 60% from last year

Micron's latest quarter revenues were up 58 per cent year on year, its CEO told an earnings call full of analysts eager to nibble at the chip-fryer's plate.…

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Cambridge Analytica seeks data protection assistant

Fri, 2018-03-23 12:58
You may have heard of it

UK data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica, whose HQ is a stone's throw from the buzz of Covent Garden in London, England, is on the hunt for a data protection assistant.…

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UK Court of Appeal settles reseller's question: Is software a good?

Fri, 2018-03-23 11:47
The answer may dismay and confuse you

Software is not a good, the Court of Appeal in London, England, has ruled.…

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Court of Appeal settles reseller's question: Is software a good?

Fri, 2018-03-23 11:47
The answer may dismay and confuse you

Software is not a good, the Court of Appeal in London, England, has ruled.…

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Fake news is fake data, 'which makes it our problem', world's info-slurpers told

Fri, 2018-03-23 11:01
Top Gartner tips: Have a solid idea of what data you hold, be trustworthy

Data-hungry organisations have been advised to get a better grip on the data they control and work on building trust.…

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Wanna break that software monolith? Get tooled up with us

Fri, 2018-03-23 10:32
Meet the people who've been knee-deep in Agile and CD for years...

When it comes to updating your software development and deployment operation, we’ve got some bad news... there’s no single silver bullet that will destroy that monolith you've inherited.…

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Just when you thought it was safe to go ahead with microservices... along comes serverless

Fri, 2018-03-23 09:36
The Dark Souls* of code-wrangling

We all know, and have probably even coded, monolithic applications – software made of big old chunks of code. Supposedly these are giving way to microservices, smaller elements of functionality. But don't get too comfortable because it's time to shake things up again: now we have serverless.…

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Zucker for history: What I learnt about Facebook 600 years ago

Fri, 2018-03-23 09:05
Zuckerberg, Gutenberg, let's call the whole thing off

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Sudden infant wails finally brightened the delivery room late that night, a relief to everyone, not least the mother. After a quick wipe-down and weigh, the baby was swaddled and handed back to the parents to be comforted.…

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