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Sex and drugs and auto-tune: What motivates a millennial perp?

Fri, 2019-05-31 09:10
One for the money, two for the blow

Something for the Weekend, Sir? "Thirty years ago people couldn't imagine online porn."…

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Well we'll be... going colo, down in Montenegro: Euro public cloud is sooo strong

Fri, 2019-05-31 08:48
Hyperscalers now leasing 81 per cent of new colo space in FLAP markets

Cloud slingers are leasing larger chunks of third-party colocation facilities as they can’t build their own data centres fast enough in locations they need, and nowhere is this trend more pronounced than Europe.…

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Refactoring whizz: Good software shouldn't cost the earth – it's actually cheaper to build

Fri, 2019-05-31 08:10
Repeat after me, better software costs less...

Interview ThoughtWorks chief scientist Martin Fowler has written about the curious inverse relationship between quality and cost in the field of software development.…

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Planes, fails and automobiles: Overseas callout saved by gentle thrust of server CD tray

Fri, 2019-05-31 07:10
Top tip for when no one knows which rack you need to look at

On Call As the week draws to a close and we bite our collective knuckles at all the things that went a bit wrong, take solace in another tale about those brave souls charged with fixing stuff when it all goes squiffy: On Call.…

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Gaze in awe at the first ever movie of a solar eclipse from recording long thought lost forever

Fri, 2019-05-31 06:00
Sadly no HD video back in 1900 but restoration has worked wonders

Video The first ever film of a solar eclipse, created in 1900 and once thought lost forever, has been found and restored by the British Film Institute and the UK's Royal Astronomical Society.…

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AI systems sieves out the catfish from the dating pool in effort to lock away scammers

Fri, 2019-05-31 05:01
Are you tired of being lonely? Do you want to find REAL love?

Catfishing, the act of pretending to be someone you’re not to deceive people over the internet, can be caught early on by machine learning systems to prevent fake online romance scams.…

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Not wanting to share Facebook's fate Google puts devs on data diet, tightens lid on cookie jar

Fri, 2019-05-31 00:07
Chrome extension creators and Drive app makers face pending API and policy limitations

Google on Thursday announced plans to tighten its requirements for developers of Chrome extensions and apps that utilize the Drive API as part of a previously announced re-evaluation of third-party access to Google user data.…

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Mozilla returns crypto-signed website packaging spec to sender – yes, it's Google

Thu, 2019-05-30 20:58
Ad giant's site slurping tech complicates web security model, could give more power to search engines and social networks, Firefox maker warns

Mozilla has published a series of objections to web packaging, a content distribution scheme proposed by engineers at Google that the Firefox maker considers harmful to the web in its current form.…

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Senator: US govt staff may be sending their smartphone web traffic 'wrapped in a bow' to Russia, China via VPNs

Thu, 2019-05-30 19:49
No policy to stop use of dodgy foreign network providers. You'd hope common sense would prevail, but...

US government workers may be placing America's national security at risk as there is no official policy banning them from running their smartphones' personal and official internet traffic through untrustworthy foreign-hosted VPN services.…

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Lenovo channels the spirit of IBM: Lays off 500 staff, savages Data Centre Group

Thu, 2019-05-30 18:44
Those stellar financial results last week. Yes ignore them

Lenovo is eliminating 500 staff worldwide, including some in its US headquarters at Research Triangle Park in Morrisville, North Carolina.…

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NAND down we goooo: Flash supplier revenues plunged in first quarter

Thu, 2019-05-30 17:00
Oversupply blues set to continue into the second too

Oversupply is a pain in the collective rear for flash suppliers – a price crash caused market revenues to slump by almost a fifth to $10.792bn in calendar Q1 compared to the prior quarter.…

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Chinese bogeyman gets Huawei with featuring in EE's 5G network launch thanks to bumbling BBC

Thu, 2019-05-30 16:00
Which then deleted all evidence – except this article

Pics Today marked the launch of Britain's first 5G network – and also, as the BBC joyously informed us, the first telly broadcast made over 5G. But guess which company made the antenna that the Beeb used to beam its tech correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones into your bedroom this morning?…

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Cooksie is *bam-bam* iGlad all over: Folk are actually buying Apple's fondleslabs again

Thu, 2019-05-30 15:03
EMEA shipments for calendar Q1 up 16.7% on last year

There is a flicker of positivity in the world of Apple hardware – iPads are flying off retailers' shelves again.…

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Let's Pope mass upgrade of Vatican Library data centre is blessed with some of that famed infallibility

Thu, 2019-05-30 14:10
Because those 80,000 codices are getting a bit oldy-moldy now

The Holy See has upgraded the data centre used to preserve the extensive collection of historic documents held in the Vatican Apostolic Library.…

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Amazon's optical character recognition toy Textract is here but still a bit short-sighted

Thu, 2019-05-30 13:20
Auto-detects structured data... some of the time

Amazon Web Services has announced the general availability of Textract, a service for converting scanned documents to text.…

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We ain't afraid of no 'ghost user': Infosec world tells GCHQ to GTFO over privacy-busting proposals

Thu, 2019-05-30 12:35
Brit spies' idea would backdoor WhatsApp et al without breaking the crypto

Bruce Schneier, Richard Stallman and a host of western tech companies including Microsoft and WhatsApp are pushing back hard against GCHQ proposals that to add a "ghost user" to encrypted messaging services.…

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Black Wednesday: DXC hosting services wonky for almost 8 hours after core switches go rogue

Thu, 2019-05-30 11:50
TITSUP* at Wynyard, Doxford bit barns leave finance clients with some free time – sources

The dust is settling at DXC Technology following an outage at its Wynyard colocation site in England yesterday that hosts services for a bunch of FTSE 50 financial services clients, insiders have told us.…

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Introducing 'freedom gas' – a bit like the 2003 deep-fried potato variety, only even worse for you

Thu, 2019-05-30 11:15
US to smother the planet with liberty, whether we like it or not

Logowatch Whether it's Puff Daddy to P Diddy, Sci Fi to Syfy or French fries to freedom fries, the US is the undisputed king of dubious rebranding exercises.…

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How do you like dem Windows, Apple? July opening for Microsoft's first store in Blighty

Thu, 2019-05-30 10:45
High Street help with those Blue Screens of Death

Microsoft will open its first bricks and mortar store in the UK on 11 July, located in London's Oxford Circus – just a short walk from Apple's shiny Regent Street boutique.…

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Buy, buy this American PCIe, drove my PC on the Wi-Fi so the Wi-Fi would fly

Thu, 2019-05-30 10:03
This will be the PCIe 5.0, this will be the PCIe 5.0

PCI-SIG, the industry consortium that oversees the Peripheral Component Interconnect Express specification, rolled out PCIe 5.0 on Wednesday, promising speedier data transfers between connected computer components.…

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