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Office 365's free terabyte leaves Amazon's Glacier melting

Redmond's cloud storage is cheaper and faster to restore than AWS's data locker

Data retention: ASIO says Web browsing habits would need a warrant

E-mail logs yes, browser history no

Debian Linux, Android share a bed in upcoming distro

MicroXwin gents prep VolksPC

Google shows off new Chrome OS look

Athena springs full-grown from Chromium project's head

Students hack Tesla Model S, make all its doors pop open IN MOTION

Toot the horn, too

Cisco's first 8 Tbps MONSTER router goes live at Telstra

The A380 of IP now flying packets between Sydney and Melbourne

Cave pits, ideal for human bases, FOUND ON MOON

Come on in out of the radiation and meteorites, and enjoy the unchanging temperature

Orange spent weekend spamming customers with TXTs

Zero, not infinity, is the Magic Number customers want

CAIDA to survey peers, colo sheds and ISPs for new map of internet

Also changes name from CAIDA to CAIDA, just to confuse things

The Sun took a day off last week and made NO sunspots

Someone needs to get that lazy star cooking again before things get cold around here

Activist investor plans to de-federate EMC: report

Elliott Management Corp puts a billion bucks on the table to spin out VMware

Snowden wants YOU – yes, YOU – to build spy-busting tech

Says it's your civic duty to turn our KIDS into SYSADMINS

Banning handheld phone use by drivers had NO effect on accident rate - study

Some new ban obviously in order. Radios? Children?

There's NOTHING on TV in Europe – American video DOMINATES

AnalysisEven France's mega subsidies don't stop US content onslaught

Party like it's not 1999: Cry FREEDOM for a better web

Programming the Web, Pt. ILumpy but free - the future is here

BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled

Auntie tight-lipped as major outage rolls on

Clouds gathering above Big Blue's storage empire

Public cumuli from AWS, Google and Microsoft, to be specific

So whither Microsoft? If Nadella knows, he is keeping it well hidden

AnalysisA thousand cuts, but no actual death

GoTenna: How does this 'magic' work?

An ideal product if you believe the Earth is flat

What kind of Big Data is yours? Is it data bauxite, data aluminium ... or data Dreamliner?

AnalysisAnd can it beat a psychic octopus

US judge: Yes, cops or feds so can slurp an entire Gmail account

Crooks don't have folders labelled 'drug records', opines NY beak

UK.gov pops lid off £700m barrel of non-Cloudable hosting pork

Come and get it while it's still porky, shouts Cabinet Office

New Star Wars movie plot details leak, violate common sense and laws of physics

Can't add detail in subhead because SPOILERS

Secondhand Point-o-Sale terminal was horrific security midden

Not so much backdoors as frontdoors, basically without doors in them

You! Pirate! Stop pirating, or we shall admonish you politely. Repeatedly, if necessary

And we shall go about telling people you smell. No, not really

iThing builder Foxconn applies to be mobile network operator in China

Wants its customer's customers' customers

Huawei's turnover rockets upwards. Suck on that, US government

Sales boom by nearly a fifth despite US and Aussie regimes' spy fear boycott

Mars needs oceans to support life - and so do exoplanets

Just being in the Goldilocks zone doesn't mean there'll be anyone to eat the porridge

It's FONDLEMANIA: Mobile devices outstrip PCs on China's internet

Chinese folk let fingers do the browsing

New BOMB detect-o-tech 'could give sniffer dogs competition': TRUE

But so could a magic eight-ball

Cheer up, Nokia fans. It can start making mobes again in 18 months

AnalysisThe real winner of the Nokia sale is *drumroll* ... Nokia

PROOF the Apple iPhone 6 rumor mill hype-gasm has reached its logical conclusion

A mobe that lights up? My God

August Patch Tuesday to bring Windows bug fixes AND FEATURES – report

Windows 8.1 Update 2 said to arrive in three weeks

HIDDEN packet sniffer spy tech in MILLIONS of iPhones, iPads – expert

UpdatedDon't panic though – Apple's backdoor is not wide open to all, guru tells us

Boffins discuss AI space program at hush-hush IARPA confab

IBM, MIT, plenty of others invited to fill Uncle Sam's spy toolchest, but where's Google?

Too many IT conferences to cover? MICROSOFT to the RESCUE!

Yet more word of cuts emerges from Redmond

Samsung supplier halts assembly line amid child-labor probe

With all orders suspended, mass layoffs feared soon

NBN Co extends satellite scheme

New beams will leave 9,000 premises beaming

Autonomy's ex-chief beancounter tries to kill HP investor settlement

Tech titan trying to 'forever bury' multi-billion writedown, claims bloke

Don't look, Snowden: Security biz chases Tails with zero-day flaws alert

Exodus vows not to sell secrets of whistleblower's favorite OS

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