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30th > November > 2015 Archive

Google cloud outage caused by failure that saw admins run it manually ... and fail

Sysadmins, fat thumbs, and BGP black-holes conspire

Microsoft takes PUPs behind the shed with gun in hand

Cute canines safe, 'Potentially unwanted programs' now nixed by System Centre or Forefront

Estonian vendor sparks Li-Fi hypegasm with gigabit demo

1Gbps demo was a lovely light bulb moment, but where are the standards?

Is it a Loon or is it a drone? Google seeks experimental radio license in US

[REDACTED] wants millimetre-wave experimental license because [REDACTED]

OLPC's modular heir hits the crowdfunding trail

The only thing slower than the original XO is the timeline for delivery of new kiddie-tab

Amazon's new drones powered by Jeremy Clarkson's sarcasm

10-mile range promised for new dual-mode flyers, but precious few details ready for lift-off

Walmart spied on workers' Tweets, blogs before protests

Defence contractor Lockheed Martin provided intelligence services before Black Friday

EU privacy watchdog calls for more ‘processing of personal data’ transparency

Opt-outs 'subtly influence the individual to agree'

LHC records biggest bang ever with 1 Peta-electron-volt jolt

Once again fails to suck Earth into black hole

VPN users menaced by port forwarding blunder

Torrent users especially exposed by IPSec, PPTP and OpenVPN mess, we're told

Sysadmin's former boss claims five years FREE support or off to court

Chap leaves job, passwords become p@sswords, backup tapes ignored and he's the one to blame?

All hail Firefox Dev Edition 44 – animations, memory and all

ReviewGoing from from 'pah' to 'hang on, a minute'

How to solve a Rubik's Cube in five seconds

No sledgehammers required

Ice cold: How hard man of storage made Everest climb look easy

FeatureRack 'em and stack 'em: The only thing in the cloud was Sagarmatha’s peak

Connected smart cars are easily trackable, warns infosec bod

Black Hat EuropeYour car rolls along shouting 'I'M HERE' to world+dog

KCOM: We're selling our national network assets...

Apart from Hull and East Yorkshire. We're sticking with those babies

Italians to spend €150m ... snooping on PS4 jabber

Vulgar, misogynist, violent, barely literate threats? Let's play Terrorists or Teens!

Snooping Scottish plod to be taken to tribunal by spied-on detective

Talking about a bungled murder inquiry? You'll be targeted under terror powers

Why are only moneymen doing cyber resilience testing?

Analysis...and the National Grid? pooh-poohs Virgin Media's whinge to Brussels over beefy broadband pot

'No issues with state aid compliance', huffs DCMS

Just in time for Xmas: Extra stealthy Point of Sale malware

PoS crooks also 'support' newer OSes. How diligent

Patent litigation in Europe will look very different in 5 years' time – expert

And what if the UK exits the EU?

Report: VW execs 'knew' about fuel economy issues last year

New allegations from German paper Bild

BT inks deal with HP Enterprise – beams cloud to biz customers

In briefMmmm, how many acronyms does this involve? Answer: BT IP VPN HPE

Microsoft whips out PowerApps – now your Pointy Haired Boss can write software, too!


European Patent Office fires up lawyers over claims of cosy love-in with Microsoft

AnalysisRedmond's patent paperwork 'prioritized'

RSI Videofied is a 101 in how to build IP CCTV and alarms with zero security, zero encryption

Authentication based on serial number sent in plaintext

Australian health records fed into big data maw ... because insight

Privacy? They've heard of it

ACCC says Trans-Pacific Partnership's IP bits will hurt competition and consumers

Effects could last decades, competition watchdog warns

Your browser history, IP addresses, online purchases etc all up for grabs without a warrant

What the FBI can do with an NSL and a gagging order

Hate your broadband ISP? Simply tell your city to build one – that'll get the telcos' attention

Some top tips from economics experts

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