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Pizza proffer punctures privacy protection, prompts pals' perfidy

Tue, 2017-06-13 12:33
People like the idea of privacy but not the effort, research finds

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University have found that people say they want privacy but make choices suggesting the opposite, and can be easily manipulated through interface design, reassuring statements, and pizza.…

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France and UK want to make web firms liable for users' content

Tue, 2017-06-13 11:58
Anti-terror crackdown, evil tech biz to blame yadda yadda, we're told

Theresa May and Emmanuel Macron are planning to issue multi-million pound fines to technology companies that don’t act fast enough to remove material that governments and police forces disapprove of.…

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Hundreds stranded at Manchester Airport due to IT 'glitch'

Tue, 2017-06-13 10:06
Thomas Cooke most impacted with 12 delays

A technical "glitch" at Manchester Airport has left hundreds of passengers stranded for hours this morning.…

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Oh snap! Election's made Brexit uncertainty worse for biz, says BT CEO

Tue, 2017-06-13 09:46
'If it was unstable and uncertain this time last week, it’s gone up a notch'

The outcome of the general election has created greater uncertainty over the impact of Brexit on the telecommunications sector, BT chief exec Gavin Patterson has said.…

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Germany puts halt on European unitary patent

Tue, 2017-06-13 09:01
Constitutional Court slams brakes on UPC – but why?

Europe's effort to create a single patent system has been thrown into confusion following a decision by Germany's constitutional court to halt legislation ratifying it.…

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Specsavers embraces Azure and AWS, recoils at Oracle's 'wow' factor

Tue, 2017-06-13 08:36
Warms IBM Watson for patent data probe

Oracle's cloud has been judged too risky, too expensive and not up to scratch by Specsavers, which is aiming to complete an AWS and Azure combo next year.…

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From landslide to buried alive: Why 2017 election forecasts weren't wrong

Tue, 2017-06-13 08:02
Swing when you're winning

In the aftermath of almost every recent election, two types of story get written based on the outcome. One is how the polls "got it wrong", how the forecast – surprise! – failed to match the actual result. The other, usually written by someone with at least basic statistical skills, explains why the polls mostly didn't "get it wrong."…

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Who’s afraid of the big, bad botnet?

Tue, 2017-06-13 07:46
The dangers, and how to guard against them

Broadcast - 11am BST If you haven't had any of your key systems or services brought down by a DDoS attack, you can probably consider yourself lucky.…

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Hyperconverged hybrid cloud is the new blue

Tue, 2017-06-13 07:28
IBM and Cisco give their VersaStacks multi-cloud capabilities and a VDI special

Hybrid hyperconvergence is the new blue: first NetApp launched its hyperconverged appliances by emphasising their hybrid credentials and now IBM and IBM and Cisco have given their shared hyperconverged VersaStacks the hybrid cloud treatment.…

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Connectivity's value is almost erased by the costs it can impose

Tue, 2017-06-13 07:05
The internet made information flow on the cheap, but making it anti-fragile will cost plenty

I spent the first half of my career coding and while I don't miss the day-in-day-out grind of coding, but do still enjoy the computer-as-infinite-toy. So from time to time I try to spend a few days with my head in the machine, playing, exploring and learning.…

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PCIe speed to double by 2019, to 128GB/s

Tue, 2017-06-13 06:30
Version 4.0's not out the door but connection wonks have decided to fast track version 5.0

The Peripheral Component Interconnect Special Interest Group (PCI-SIG) has revealed a roadmap for PCI 5.0 to debut in 2019 at 128GB/s. And that's before it finalises PC 4.0 at half that speed.…

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Lockheed, USAF hold breath as F-35 pilots report hypoxia

Tue, 2017-06-13 05:59
Toothless Tiger Moths at Arizona base grounded

A quarter of the world's F-35s have been temporarily grounded after starving their pilots of oxygen.…

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Microsoft dumps cloud file locker, sets December death-date

Tue, 2017-06-13 05:06
There can be only one and that'll be LinkedIn's SlideShare

Microsoft's decided that has to die in December.…

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Farewell, slumping 40Gbps Ethernet, we hardly knew ye

Tue, 2017-06-13 03:58
IDC's network tracker finds 100 Gbps and software-defined kit surging, at Cisco's expense

Analyst firm IDC reckons the world's Ethernet switch market laid on 3.3 per cent growth year-on-year for the first quarter of 2017, up to US$5.66 billion.…

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