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Akamai-oh-my: Network biz coughs up $650k over China bribes rap

SEC settles case over alleged payoffs in Middle Kingdom

HPE Dockerises servers

Calgary uni pays ransomware criminals $20k for its files back

Not the brightest lights in the harbor

Is Windows 10 ignoring sysadmins' network QoS settings?

Sysadmin fingers auto-update mechanism as source of accidental-self-DoS-hell

Juniper: Yes, IPv6 ping-of-death hits Junos OS, too

Here's some firewall rules while we work on a fix bans Net

Freeze, lastholes: USB-C and Thunderbolt are the ultimate physical ports

The world's run out of reasons for new connectors but is in no rush to adopt the newbies

Startup Knupath offers world a new CPU architecture

Sparse matrix architecture advanced as better algo-cruncher than current silicon

AT&T expanding 5G trials

LISA Pathfinder free fall test beats expectations

Femto-gravity at Lagrange point makes space a good place to look for gravitational waves

Humanity will only buy 47 smartphones per SECOND in 2016

Last year we bought 44 per second, but growth has slowed so its frowning time

Slack vs. Skype

Oh snap! Facebook zaps crap yap gap in web chat, natter app flap

Bug would have allowed miscreants to rewrite messages

Firefox 48 beta brings 'largest change ever' thanks to 'Electrolysis'

Browser to split into a UI process and a content process, with secure sandboxes to come

Do you have a 'co-working mindset' and 'ephemerally involve others' in work?

This is what Microsoft Office now makes possible with 'GigJam' and 'Planner'

'MongoDB ate my containers!'

Line BreakPlus: How to rack up a huge supercomputer bill using rsh

Net neut: Equal treatment of traffic doesn't mean equal service quality for users

EU body: ISPs' obligations are to the network

Elephant in the room: Doug Cutting on Hadoop and core enterprise tech going open source

Interview'It's healthy to have competing options'

Why everyone* hates Salesforce's Marc Benioff

Opinion*Trump followers demand an enemy. Silicon Valley is that enemy

Marauding monkey blacks out Kenya

Power station incursion prompts four-hour outage

Cyber burglars love to pillage Euro businesses they've pwned before

Hackers stay longer in compromised EMEA networks - Mandiant

Big Data: analyse this

EU referendum frenzy bazookas online voter registration. It's another #GovtDigiShambles

UpdatedKeep calm and carry on registering

Millions of 'must be firewalled' services are open to the entire internet – research

15m telnet nodes, 4.5m printers, TCP port 445...

Speaking in Tech: Hold up. Mark Zuckerberg has a PINTEREST account?

PodcastDo you think he even needs a Facebook password?

Is that how you define a flash array, IDC?

CommentC'mon analysts. Let's break out all all-flash array market share

Microsoft clones Trello, smuggles it into Office

Pick a card. Any card, so long as it's from Redmond

SolidFire's thin flash density eats more racks than HPE. What gives?

AnalysisFlagging support for high-cap SSDs could embiggen your data centres

Get ready for Google's proprietary Android. It's coming – analyst

Will kick away AOSP for faster upgrades, he claims

Brit Olympian defies Zika with frozen man oysters

Rio athlete to leave missus a chilled deposit – just in case

Google's machine learning app can now take over your iPhone

Imagine Siri repeating 'I love Steve Jobs' forever

Woah: NetApp is number two in the all-flash market, says IDC

First quarter 2016 numbers show firm climbing past Pure, HPE and IBM

SolidFire offers 'pay as you grow' deals to fight off software upstarts

Storage architectBut how sensible is on-demand pricing really?

Surveillance forestalls more 'draconian' police powers – William Hague

Infosec 2016Let us spy on you or we'll choke off civil liberties, says ex foreign sec

Boffins send encrypted quantum messages to spaaaace – and back

Quantum interference may become a useful secure comms tool, reckon scientists

Dyfed-Powys Police fined for publicising pervs' particulars

For some reason, it's illegal for the public to know this stuff

New periodic table names

Wikimedia boss scoops $100,000 payrise – after stepping down

You’re going? Here, have 50 per cent more dosh

Microsoft's mobile device management meltdown

InTune? Doesn't sound like it to us

Fiber optic cables prove eyes of glass squids are like invisibility cloaks

Photophores complete the camouflage

EPO ends news censorship

Apple App Store adds ads

Oooooklahoma! Where the cops can stop and empty your bank cards – on just a hunch

Civil asset forfeiture goes digital and politicians wake up

Microsoft, Google cosy up in the Skia lodge: 2D lib added to build tools

Plus: C# Mac development bunged into Visual Studio

Bing web searches may reveal you have cancer (so, er, don't use Bing?)

Microsoft eggheads crunch queries for early tell-tale signs of disease

AWS Sydney's outage shows the value of a walk in the cloud

Telecoms cables just above sea level? They'll be just fine in a flood! NOT.

Your comms metadata is super-revealing but the law doesn't protect it

Big changes needed to bring America's court up to speed on today's internet privacy

Broadcom sues Sony over MPEG, wireless etc patents in PlayStation 4

Chip biz alleges console maker let tech pact lapse

uTorrent forums hacked

Yahoo!'s $1bn! for! patents!

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