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Chinese hackers slurp iCloud passwords, Apple's CEO jumps into his jet for China

The Register - Wed, 2014-10-22 17:01
Beijing wants answers from Tim 'Demon Headmaster' Cook

Apple boss Tim Cook has met top Chinese officials following a major attack on the security of the iCloud website – an assault that some security analysts have blamed on Beijing.…

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Big Azure? Microsoft and IBM ink deal on business cloud

The Register - Wed, 2014-10-22 16:28
Enterprise round-up time...

IBM and Microsoft’s Azure cloud are blending after the two firms inked an enterprise partnership.…

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Microsoft promises Windows 10 will mean two-factor auth for all

The Register - Wed, 2014-10-22 16:00
Sneak peek at security features Redmond's baking into new OS

Windows doesn't have the best reputation for security, but Microsoft has been outlining a series of improvements in the new operating system that it believes will stymie hackers and leave corporate data more secure.…

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Btrfs RAID HDD Testing On Ubuntu Linux 14.10

Newsforge - Open Source News - Wed, 2014-10-22 16:00

With the Btrfs file-system continuing to stabilize while still adding more functionality and is generating continued interest from more Linux distributions and other open-source projects, I've found it time to run some fresh Btrfs RAID benchmarks to see how the next-generation Linux file-system is performing with its built-in RAID handling.

With the Btrfs file-system continuing to stabilize while still adding more functionality and is generating continued interest from more Linux distributions and other open-source projects, I've found it time to run some fresh Btrfs RAID benchmarks to see how the next-generation Linux file-system is performing with its built-in RAID handling.

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EMC profits flatline as VCE joins the storage-tastic federation

The Register - Wed, 2014-10-22 15:43
Just gotta hope the Fed holds out against activist investors

For its third quarter EMC reported good numbers but the news is overshadowed by the expected VCE announcement and the activist investor pressure on the Hopkinton firm.…

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Microsoft warns users about 0-day behind PowerPoint attacks

The Register - Wed, 2014-10-22 15:16
Might put out patch in update, might chuck it out sooner

Hackers are exploiting a zero-day vulnerability in Windows using malicious PowerPoint documents, Microsoft and security firms warn.…

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Coming Attractions: Makulu, openSuSE and Fedora Releases on the Way

Newsforge - Open Source News - Wed, 2014-10-22 15:00

I've been looking at pre-release versions of these three distributions. With final releases due in the next few days or weeks, they are shaping up very nicely.

I've been looking at pre-release versions of these three distributions. With final releases due in the next few days or weeks, they are shaping up very nicely.

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The SUN has CHANGED in a way we've NEVER SEEN: Trips to Mars may be OFF

The Register - Wed, 2014-10-22 14:46
Only nuke power can save us from radiation

+Comment  A drop in the solar wind of a kind never yet seen in the space age has made travel beyond Earth orbit a lot more dangerous, according to boffins – so much so that a manned mission to Mars may not be feasible for many decades.…

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VMware, Cisco, EMC lovechild to live in Big Daddy EMC's house

The Register - Wed, 2014-10-22 14:18
EMC absorption rumours confirmed

As rumoured, VCE, the three-way love child of VMware, Cisco and EMC, is to be absorbed into the EMC Federation this quarter.…

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Microsoft to phase out Nokia name

BBC News - Technology - Wed, 2014-10-22 13:44
Microsoft is ditching the Nokia brand name from new devices, less than a year after acquiring the Finnish mobile firm.
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Facebook pays INFINITELY MORE UK corp tax than in 2012

The Register - Wed, 2014-10-22 13:42
Thanks for the £3k, Zuck. Doh! you're IN CREDIT. Guess not

Facebook has responded to critics who attacked the free content ad network for contributing exactly zero bucks to UK corporation tax in 2012, by dishing up a a tiny sum of just £3,000 to HM Revenue & Customs last year.…

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APPLE support doc CONFIRMS 'ORGANIZED NETWORK ATTACKS'

The Register - Wed, 2014-10-22 13:26
China govt: It wasn't us, honest

Apple is warning its iCloud users over heightened spying risks following the discovery of attacks which security watchers have claimed are down to crude snooping by the Chinese government.…

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Tablet tennis a game-changer for WTA

BBC News - Technology - Wed, 2014-10-22 13:25
The women's game looks set to change forever
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Nasa shares free sounds from space

BBC News - Technology - Wed, 2014-10-22 13:23
The US space agency uploads a free library of audio files, including astronaut voices.
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Look out, it's 'H' from Brussels: New Euro digi-czars take post

The Register - Wed, 2014-10-22 13:03
Who are they and what will they be doing? We take a look

It’s official. Europe’s new digital dream team will feature Andrus “The Robot” Ansip and gaffe-prone Günther “H” Oettinger.*…

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Lufthansa tosses IT biz to Big Blue, inks outsource deal with IBM

The Register - Wed, 2014-10-22 12:44
Cutting costs to compete with hungry little rivals

Lufthansa has announced that it’s about to sell off its IT infrastructure division to IBM and rent IT services from Big Blue in an outsourcing partnership.…

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Panzura's cloudy gear hits others' WAN optimisation kit for six

The Register - Wed, 2014-10-22 12:24
If you believe their claims. Promising if true, mind

Cloudy firm Panzura's cloud storage gateway is saving distributed projects businesses enormous amounts of time when opening shared project files, it claims. So much so that Panzura is now focusing on the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) market niche.…

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Amazon rolls cloud and on-prem into single sign-on service

The Register - Wed, 2014-10-22 12:09
ActiveDirectory and Samba AWS bridge

Amazon has revealed plans to tie AWS to customers’ Earth-bound Microsoft IT estates and infrastructure using a directory service.…

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Warning to those who covet the data of Internet of Precious Things

The Register - Wed, 2014-10-22 11:07
There's nothing for you here: it's personal data – watchdogs

Data generated by devices in the "internet of things" age should be "regarded and treated as personal data", data protection authorities from across the globe have agreed.…

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Google+ goes TITSUP. But WHO knew? How long? Anyone ... Hello ...

The Register - Wed, 2014-10-22 10:13
Wobbly Gmail, Contacts, Calendar on the other hand ...

A number of Google services including Gmail, Contacts, Calendars, Chat, Drive and, er, Google+ suffered a midweek sag this morning just as Brits were downing their first cups of coffee.…

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