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Carolina coward fesses up: I was a tech support scambag, and I made millions out of defrauding the elderly

24 min 40 sec ago
You're free to bash the Bishap

A man has pleaded guilty in America to a single felony count for his role in a $3m tech support scam operation.…

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Stop us if you're getting deja-vu: Uber used spyware to nobble dial-a-ride rival, this time Down Under, allegedly

1 hour 57 min ago
Aussie media claims Silicon Valley giant used surveillance tool to torpedo competitor

Uber has once again been accused of using spyware tools to help it undermine a competing ride-share business.…

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Our Skyborg (actual US govt program) will be just like IBM Watson, beams Air Force bod

Wed, 2019-03-20 23:36
No joke, that's what they've genuinely named a 'fighter-like' military drone project

Rise of the Machines The American government is trying to buy military drones in a programme it has named Skyborg, with a US govt spokesman comparing the madcap project to both Star Wars’ R2-D2 and IBM Watson.…

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New Zealand cops cuff alleged morons who shared mosque murder video, messages online

Wed, 2019-03-20 22:27
Calls for global action against white nationalism and tech giants that spread its message

New Zealand police have started arresting people who shared a livestreamed video of the mass murder of 50 people in Christchurch last week.…

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McAfee ordered to pay $25m over claimed torture, murder of his Belize neighbor

Wed, 2019-03-20 21:32
Good luck, says anti-virus pioneer, I have no assets

John McAfee has been ordered to pay $25m for the wrongful death of Gregory Faull, his former neighbor in Belize, but refuses to pay and claims he has no assets.…

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Within Google Cloud, a computer is muttering: Shall we play a game? Wouldn't you prefer a nice game of SaaS?

Wed, 2019-03-20 20:16
Come for the on-demand servers, stay for the sweet documentation

On a rainy Wednesday morning in San Francisco, Google pitched its Cloud Platform (GCP) to power games, and brought friends along to sing its praises at the annual Games Developer's Conference.…

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Renegade Android apps can siphon off your web logins, browser history. So make sure Chrome or OS is patched, friends

Wed, 2019-03-20 20:01
Kit-Kat API whacked, don't give hackers your phone. This WebView came rolling home

Smartphones and other gadgets running Android 4.4 or later contain a bug that can be exploited by rogue apps to steal website login tokens and spy on owners' browsing histories.…

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Dead LAN's hand: IT staff 'locked out' of data center's core switch after the only bloke who could log into it dies

Wed, 2019-03-20 19:02
'We can replace it but we have no idea what the config is on the device'

An IT department is pulling its hair out this month after realizing a coworker who died last year was the only person who could log into a crucial network switch.…

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Mobes 'n' mattresses flinger Xiaomi growing like the clappers – outside China, at least

Wed, 2019-03-20 17:15
The Last Emporium

Chinese tat bazaar Xiaomi isn't all scooters, knickers and formaldehyde-free mattresses. It also makes smartphones, and sales of those in Europe helped grow international revenues by 118 per cent year-on-year, booking almost ¥174.9bn overall, or £20bn in calendar 2018.…

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HPE has an idea about where you should stick your workloads... Ouch. No, definitely not there

Wed, 2019-03-20 16:37
In-house or in the cloud? Right Mix Advisor will tell you

HPE has pulled the sheets off a service designed to advise punters on the bits of their IT infrastructure to keep in-house, and the workloads to offload to public cloud data centres.…

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Vengeful sacked IT bod destroyed ex-employer's AWS accounts

Wed, 2019-03-20 15:44
And will spend the rest of 2019 working on his stripey suntan

An irate sacked techie who rampaged through his former employer's AWS accounts with a purloined login, nuking 23 servers and triggering a wave of redundancies, has been jailed.…

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I don't hate US tech, snarls Euro competition chief as Google slapped with €1.49bn megafine

Wed, 2019-03-20 14:20
Play fair, chaps

The European Commission has concluded its third probe into Google's business practices by whacking it with a €1.49bn fine. The third investigation dealt with advertising broker services that Brussels said foreclosed competition and raised prices for website operators.…

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CLOUDERA gets all SHOUTY about rebrand: SMASHES capslock, but easy on the elephants

Wed, 2019-03-20 13:46
Merger so fresh, gabfest freebies had old logo

Logowatch Now that star-crossed Hadoop-flinging lovers Cloudera and Hortonworks have ended their years-long competition-cum-courtship with a merger, what better way to seal the deal than visiting the Strategy Boutique?…

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Bless. It's VMware and Dell EMC's first jointly engineered hybrid cloud infrastructure solution

Wed, 2019-03-20 13:15
Cloud Foundation makes debut on Dell EMC VxRail systems

VMware's Cloud Foundation hybrid cloud stack has hit version 3.7 and is available from April as a component of a pre-built private cloud appliance running on Dell EMC VxRail hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) kit.…

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This ain't AI, it's a goddamn arms race – but US shouldn't get too heated, Congressman warns

Wed, 2019-03-20 12:45
Trump's exec order 'doesn't go nearly far enough', though

GTC 2019 The US government needs to strengthen its commitment to AI with concrete funding, favourable immigration policies and better education if it's serious about remaining competitive, Democrat Congressman Jerry McNerney said on Tuesday.…

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Google takes a page from Microsoft of old and revives browser ballot on Android

Wed, 2019-03-20 12:14
There's no place like Chrome, but... here are the other guys

Google has offered to remind Android users in Europe that Chrome isn't the only game in town – similar to the "Web Browser Ballot" measure imposed on Microsoft a decade ago as part of a competition remedy.…

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Cloudera execs grab the mic at ex-Hortonworks gig, dish details on new data platform

Wed, 2019-03-20 11:29
Go off-cluster if you wanna, plus 'batteries-included' Kubernetes containers

Cloudera, fresh from the uneven merger with former Hadoop distro competitor Hortonworks, used its first major public event to thrust a new data platform hard at the enterprise.…

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Carphone Warehouse thwacked by UK Advertising watchdog for a Cyber Monday wobble

Wed, 2019-03-20 10:53
Customers spared from buying an iPhone while credit scoring system had a lie-down

UK phone-slinger The Carphone Warehouse has received a slap on the wrist from the Brit advertising watchdog after an offer proved a tad too popular.…

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Can outsourcing your service desk ease your support headaches? Comarch reckons: Yes

Wed, 2019-03-20 10:34
Offsite specialists offer to take the strain

Promo End-users often judge the efficiency of your IT by their first contact with your service desk. Do you have the resources to keep them happy and provide the fast and reliable support they need?…

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Android clampdown on calls and texts access trashes bunch of apps

Wed, 2019-03-20 10:15
Users unchuffed, devs pulling bricked wares off Google Play

Android looks a little less open now that Google has begun to enforce draconian new rules on accessing a phone's call and text logs.…

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