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White House sicko sent down for 20 years after sexting underage girls

Thu, 2017-05-18 23:50
No, not who you're thinking of. Sad!

A US Secret Service agent tasked with protecting the White House has started a 20-year stretch for sending explicit snaps to underage girls – sometimes while on duty.…

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Google drops downpayment on developers to lure them to its Home

Thu, 2017-05-18 23:02
Race against Amazon demands rapid iteration, and cash

Google I/O Eager to catch up to Amazon and its Echo interactive speaker, Google at its annual developer conference on Wednesday offered everyone in attendance free Google Home hardware and $700 in Cloud Platform service credit to create apps that converse with the Google Assistant inhabiting its device.…

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Don't gripe if you hand your PC to Geek Squad and they rat you out to the Feds – judge

Thu, 2017-05-18 22:37
But FBI blunder may let alleged pedo walk free from court

A judge has ruled that people who give their knackered computers to Best Buy's Geek Squad for repairs have no comeback if technicians find and report any illegal material to the Feds.…

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Let's sum up Google's VR strategy so far: Making life less crap for a lonely 20-something

Thu, 2017-05-18 22:01
Eyeball-chasing ad giant literally traps your eyeballs

Google I/O Google wants more for its Daydream virtual reality platform than phone displays framed in cheap cardboard.…

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Wonky whitelist update blamed for AT&T's nationwide 911 blackout

Thu, 2017-05-18 20:48
FCC report finds lessons, mentions no fines as yet

A wrongly updated whitelist was behind the five-hour nationwide outage of AT&T's emergency 911 service in March, a report by America's phone regulator, the FCC, has revealed.…

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Proposed PATCH Act forces US snoops to quit hoarding code exploits

Thu, 2017-05-18 20:06
Bipartisan bill wants to stave off another WannaCry

Two US senators have proposed a law limiting American intelligence agencies' secret stockpiles of vulnerabilities found in products.…

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40,000-plus AT&T staff threaten to strike Friday

Thu, 2017-05-18 19:01
CWA says members in 36 states prepping for stoppage

A union representing 40,000 AT&T Mobility workers is threatening a nationwide strike this weekend after negotiations with the telco stalled.…

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We're heading back… to the future! Net neutrality rules on chopping block

Thu, 2017-05-18 18:39
FCC parties like it's 1996

As expected, on Thursday America's broadband watchdog, the FCC, voted 2-1 to start the process to gut net neutrality rules.…

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Windows 10 triumphs and tragedies from Microsoft Build

Thu, 2017-05-18 16:02
Windows needs to be cool for consumers, but its best chances are with business

Microsoft presented its latest Windows 10 strategy to developers at its Build event in Seattle last week.…

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Three home security systems found to be vulnerable – if hackers were hiding in bushes

Thu, 2017-05-18 15:08
Pointblank weaknesses have since been patched

Three home security systems were riddled with bugs, according to new research made public this week.…

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AI smut-finder is now an Android app

Thu, 2017-05-18 14:28
Melondream devs seek investors

Miles Deep, the porn AI editor we wrote about last year can now be found in an app, called MelonDream.…

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ZX Spectrum reboot firm slapped with £52k court costs repayment order

Thu, 2017-05-18 14:01
'We had no option' claims former director

Troubled ZX Spectrum reboot firm Retro Computers Ltd has been ordered to repay two of its shareholders’ £52,000 legal fees by the end of this month.…

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UK Tory party pledges 'digital' charter, wants Verify to back online gov

Thu, 2017-05-18 13:34
We read the manifesto so you don’t have to…

The Conservatives have pledged to introduce a digital charter in the party's manifesto today, which also rehashes a number of familiar-sounding ideas about “digital by default” government and backs the failing identity authentication platform Verify.…

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Guess who's getting fat off DRAM shortages? Yep, the DRAM makers

Thu, 2017-05-18 13:22
Samsung, SK Hynix and Micron burp as PC memory prices jump 30 per cent

Global DRAM shortages might have proved a pain in the butt for buyers of PCs, smartphones and servers, but – unsurprisingly – they were a boon for the memory manufacturers.…

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Banking association calls for end of 'screen-scraping'

Thu, 2017-05-18 12:37
Fintech firms not that thrilled about the idea

The European Banking Federation (EBF) has asked the EU Commission to support a ban on "screen scraping".…

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The real battle of Android's future – who controls the updates

Thu, 2017-05-18 12:12
Google shows its hand

Analysis Nothing in the new version of Android O, revealed for the first time at Google's annual developer conference yesterday, is as significant as the changes to the way Google releases code to phone makers.…

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ICO probes use of data analytics by politicos following Brexit vote

Thu, 2017-05-18 11:30
Parties warned to follow rules ahead of General Election

The UK's Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, has opened a formal investigation into the use of big data analysis during the Brexit referendum.…

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Cisco's servers are stuck in limbo, look likely to stay there

Thu, 2017-05-18 10:57
Sales suffering – should it quit the market?

Comment Cisco has missed out on a blade to rack server shift, sales growth has turned negative, it doesn't sell to cloud providers and it has a small market share. Should it invest to grow or get out of servers altogether?…

Categories: Technology News plans to overhaul £6bn in big IT deals 'watered down'

Thu, 2017-05-18 10:27
Brexit and loss of oversight casts doubt on reform agenda – sources

The British government's plans to overhaul £6bn in large IT contracts expiring within the next three years have fallen by the wayside, according to sources.…

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No laptop ban on Euro flights to US... yet

Thu, 2017-05-18 09:55
Pilots: Um, you want all those lithium batteries in the hold?

The European Commission (EC) and the US have pushed back against moves for a wider ban on laptops on aircraft but talks on the subject will continue in Washington next week.…

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