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Home Depot: 56 million bank cards pwned by malware in our tills

The Register - Thu, 2014-09-18 23:39
That's about 50 per cent bigger than the Target tills mega-hack

Home Depot today admitted 56 million bank cards are at risk after they were used in malware-infected tills.…

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First day of Hurd'n'Catz at Oracle: It's dis-fur-pointing for Wall St

The Register - Thu, 2014-09-18 23:26
Database giant still not feline the love in new hardware and software sales

Oracle posted results that missed analysts' expectations yet again on Thursday, in a Q1 2015 earnings report that was all but overshadowed by the unexpected news that Larry Ellison has stepped down as CEO.…

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Feds act to stop cyber-bullying, whatever it is, at some future point

The Register - Thu, 2014-09-18 23:15
Bill to establish Children’s e-Safety Commissioner boosts education funds by $7.5m

Australia's Communications minister Malcolm Turnbull, and his parliamentary secretary Paul Fletcher, have jointly announced that it is working on legislation to allow the appointment of a Children’s e-Safety Commissioner.…

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Oracle boss Larry Ellison steps down

BBC News - Technology - Thu, 2014-09-18 22:08
Long-serving Oracle boss Larry Ellison steps down to focus on product engineering, as Mark Hurd and Safra Catz are named as successors.
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Oracle's Larry Ellison quits as CEO – new bosses are Hurd'n'Catz

The Register - Thu, 2014-09-18 21:30
Larry to spend more time with his, er, in his CTO chair

Oracle has, in the past few minutes, announced that its outspoken CEO Larry Ellison has stepped down from his chief executive position, effective immediately.…

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US opens 'drone zones' for a year of pioneer testing

New Scientist - Thu, 2014-09-18 20:30
From farming to firefighting, drones will soon fly into everyday life in the US – the Federal Aviation Administration has six flight zones paving the way

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Microsoft's axeman Nadella fills baskets with 2,100 fresh heads

The Register - Thu, 2014-09-18 20:27
Round 2 of layoffs sees jobs cut company-wide

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has brought down his axe again, sending off the next batch of the 18,000 employees he has promised will lose their jobs by the end of the year.…

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Does this float your boat? Dead Steve Jobs to hijack yachts from BEYOND THE GRAVE

The Register - Thu, 2014-09-18 20:13
Is there nothing the Apple biz tyrant can't do?

Apple cofounder Steve Jobs shuffled off this mortal coil in 2011, but his name is living on in patent filings.…

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India's farmers turn to technology

BBC News - Technology - Thu, 2014-09-18 20:04
India's farmers turn to tech to cope with climate change
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Students playing with impressive racks? Yes, it's cluster comp time

The Register - Thu, 2014-09-18 17:29
The most comprehensive coverage the world has ever seen. Ever

HPC blog  This article and the ones following it are the most comprehensive and in-depth analysis of a cluster competition that the world has ever seen. If you can find better coverage, then I'll eat a handful of spider webs.

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Ten years on, TEN PER CENT of retailers aren't obeying CAN-SPAM

The Register - Thu, 2014-09-18 16:56
Unscrupulous marketers are, guess what, still being gits

One in 10 of the world’s largest online retailers are sill violating the CAN-SPAM Act, a full 10 years after the US anti-spam legislation went into effect.…

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Snowden's NSA leaks have galvanised the storage world

The Register - Thu, 2014-09-18 16:33
Vendors raise their game after gov securo-busting revealed

Anyone following the fortunes of the world’s biggest technology companies will have noticed a trend: every one of them has gone potty for privacy.…

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Users frustrated by Apple iOS update

BBC News - Technology - Thu, 2014-09-18 16:27
Apple iPhone and iPad users take to social media to express their frustration over installing the company's latest software update.
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Copyright thieves' cyberlockers slurp MILLIONS from honest creators, study finds

The Register - Thu, 2014-09-18 16:03
Offshore chop shops make merry from movies and pr0n

An economic study of direct download locker sites has found most are used for copyright infringement – and calculates that they're highly profitable. The study looked at download sites like Mega, Rapidgator and Depositfiles, and streaming lockers like, and…

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Quantum internet could keep us safe from spying eyes

New Scientist - Thu, 2014-09-18 16:00
Secure networks between cities are just the beginning of an internet where not even the NSA can read your email

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Temperature-driven clock sparks new kind of generator

New Scientist - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:46
Inspired by a 1920s clock that harnessed changes in the volume of a gas as it heats and cools, researchers may be able to power sensors cheaply for decades

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Damien Hirst, eat your heart out - these guys chop up TAXIS

The Register - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:04
Half a car stuck to your wall is this season's must-have accessory, darling

100% Design  Yes, it’s that time of year again when the design world presents its latest creations. The ideas shown off here will no doubt make it into very well-heeled home in the coming weeks – and gives the rest of us a glimpse of what’s coming in a year or two.…

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Driving with an Apple Watch could land you with a £100 FINE

The Register - Thu, 2014-09-18 13:59
Bad news for tech-addicted fanbois behind the wheel

We're struggling to find a single reason why anyone would want to wear an Apple Watch, but here's one reason why you shouldn't.…

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US military contractors hit by hacks

BBC News - Technology - Thu, 2014-09-18 13:54
A US Senate report suggests hackers associated with the Chinese government broke into computers of airlines and ships.
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Early result from Scots indyref vote? NAW, Jimmy - it's a SCAM

The Register - Thu, 2014-09-18 13:33
Anyone claiming to know before tomorrow is telling porkies

Web users have been warned to be wary of fake results messages about the Scottish Independence referendum.…

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