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10th > February > 2016 Archive

Dumping chapter and verse on someone's private life online may be outlawed in Utah

Anti-doxxing bill proposed

Australian astroboffins reveal hundreds of hidden galaxies

Parkes telescope finds a million, billion suns behind the Milky Way

San Francisco prepares to open source its voting system software

Will it be the first in the nation to do so in 2019?

Cisco forgets to ship management software with security appliances

No, you're not the worst sysadmin in the world, lots of people had to download it

Bitcoiners are just like everybody else: They use rubbish passwords

Arnold Schwarzenegger just called to say 'don't use my name as your password'

Google binning its search appliance hardware business

Hardware's gone, but Google's way of doing things won the day. Next stop: cloud

Moscow raids could signal end of global Dyre bank trojan menace

Police keep mum as malware activity flatlines

GSMA outlines thoroughly sensible IoT security rules

Rules for device design and behaviour for thing-makers should shut down shoddiness

Flash flushed as Google orders almost all ads to adopt HTML5

Adobe's porous pest scores another seal of thorough disapproval

Intel's Wind River preps server to deliver VMs into home routers

OpenStack and KVM offered as network function virtualisation platform

Gmail growls with more bad message flags to phoil phishers

Encryption and authentication become part of the webmail UI

Microsoft quits giving us the silent treatment on Windows 10 updates

PollTell us – are you happy with the new changelogs?

Is tech monitoring software still worth talking about?

Sysadmin BlogLong-ignored issue, or solved problem?

FTDI boss hits out at 'Chinese criminal gang' pumping knock-off chips

From Shenzhen to your two-dollar USB cable: How UK-based biz is trying to block counterfeit silicon

SCO's last arguments in 'Who owns Linux?' case vs. IBM knocked out

Judgements in this case are like buses: none for ages, then two at once

Why does the VR industry think 2016 is its year? It's the hardware, stupid

Smartphones, not headsets driving the market

Open APIs for UK banking: It's happening, people

Consumer trust central to success of initiative, say law bods

HMRC is to tax OpenStack cloud with UK citizens' data

'Linux for the cloud' to host beloved state service

Techie the most recession-proof job

But sector still took jobs hit and an 11% pay cut in 'real terms'

Bank fail: Ready or not, here's our new software

Today, I was a userWhen IT goes bad, from the end-user's point of view

Crypto connoisseurs: Curl up with Princeton's 300-page ode to Bitcoin

Draft tome published.

This is why copy'n'paste should be banned from developers' IDEs

Line BreakMore mind-boggling code unfortunately encountered in the wild

CSI: Let's get out of the lab, interview the suspect, then do a warrantless search

But Continual Service Improvement – now THAT'S a real job

Firemen free chap's todger from four-ring chokehold

Precision saw, cooling fluid, nerves of steel

Speaking in Tech: It's all about the flashback to 1982's WangNet

PodcastPlus: 'We'd have no ****ing podcast if that weren't the case'

ARM pumps fist as profits soar, warns of weaker hand in 2016

It had a bumper year, but expect losses for this one

Three scoops 'most reliable network' crown, EE takes every other title

And if you're on Vodafone ... well, it sucks to be you

Ready to cook Amazon's Lambda? Google releases preview of Cloud Functions

Less flexible than AWS service – but talks to Choc Factory's other toys

MapR says Q4 revenue embiggenment was down to ex-Oracle chap

Privately held firm boasts about ever-bigger claimed numbers

Met Police wants to keep billions of number plate scans after cutoff date

Crap IT systems, huge ANPR database, no statutory footing

SAP plugs critical software flaw that could let hackers into factories

It would be alarmist to say it sounds like a Stuxnet vector, so we won't do that

Amazon launches Lumberyard beta, a free gaming engine, but there is a catch

Do what you like, as long as you play in our forest

Offers? Opera's board likes Qihoo, says shareholders should too

Chinese mega firm part of buyout offer consortium

Coho Data leaps aboard layoffs train: Another startup cuts jobs

Six firms and counting. Who'd be a storage engineer these days?

Hold the miniature presses: Playmobil movie is go

Overdue cinematic celebration of our fave figurines

Three storage upstarts hit back at doom, gloom 'n' layoffs news

Exagrid, owncloud and Simplivity all say they're bucking the trend

VMware adds dedupe tool to VSAN penknife: You don't need no steenkin' array

Takes on rivals Simplivity and Nutanix

Andreessen stokes the Facebook Free Basics ‘colonialism’ row

Don't you DARE call us paternalistic. We've got people to NANNY

Data wranglers Trifacta wangle themselves $35m in VC cash

In BriefSelf-service-as-a-Service. Clear? Good

Let Europeans sue America for slurping their data – US Senate

Judicial Redress Act passes

How one of the poorest districts in the US pipes Wi-Fi to families – using school buses

Coachella Valley uses its imagination for IT setup

Japanese boffins fire up 100Gbps wireless broadband connection

Terahertz radio transmitters lead to possibility of high-speed pipelines

Twitter CEO Jack's off to the settings page, adds robot-sorted tweets

Meanwhile, biz slams $521m into the red. Yeouch!

US Congress locks and loads three anti-encryption bullets

We might ban it, we might not, but we will be in charge

Crims unleashed IRS-stabbing malware in bid to rob 464,000 people

You'd think someone filing your tax return for you would be doing you a favor. Guess again

TTIP: A locked room, no internet access, two hours, 300 pages and lots of typos

Inside the surreal world of US-EU trade treaties

Carly Fiorina makes like HP and splits – ex-CEO quits White House race

US Prez wannabe rails against 'crony capitalism', puts boot in Hillary

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