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Pure: We've created the Everlasting Gobstopper of Storage – 'Forever Flash'

The Register - Thu, 2014-11-20 09:32
Upstart claims 'perpetual storage'

In recent months, as ever, we've seen a lot of "refreshments" on the storage scene. Violin Memory has refreshed its hardware and software. SolidFire and EMC XtremIO have refreshed their software. NetApp has introduced FlashRay, and Tegile and Skyera have introduced new all-flash arrays. And Pure Storage? It seems it has refreshed a support programme.…

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WhatsApp To Offer End-to-End Encryption

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-11-20 09:20
L-One-L-One (173461) writes In a surprise move, nine months after being bought by Facebook, WhatsApp has begun rolling out end-to-end encryption for its users. With true end-to-end encryption data becomes unaccessible to admins of WhatsApp or law enforcement authorities. This new feature first proposed on Android only has been developed in cooperation with Open Whisper Systems, based on TextSecure. With hundreds of million users, WhatsApp becomes by far the largest secure messaging application. FBI Director James Comey might not be pleased. Do you have a current favorite for encrypted online chat?

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Download alert: Nearly ALL top 100 Android, iOS paid apps hacked

The Register - Thu, 2014-11-20 08:57
Attack of the Clones? Yeah, but much, much scarier – report

Downloading mobile apps from non-official sources has become a lot more dangerous over the last year, with apps now needing more built-in protection, according to a new report.…

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US Gov't Seeks To Keep Megaupload Assets Because Kim Dotcom Is a Fugitive

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-11-20 08:49
mrspoonsi writes with this excerpt from Billboard: 'On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Justice told a Virginia federal judge that Kim Dotcom and cohorts have no business challenging the seizure of an estimated $67 million in assets because the Megaupload founder is evading prosecution. The government brought criminal charges against Dotcom in early 2012, but he's been holed up in New Zealand awaiting word on whether he'll be extradited. The government got antsy and this past July, brought a civil complaint for forfeiture in rem, a maneuver to firmly establish a hold over money from bank accounts around the world, luxury cars, big televisions, watches, artwork and other property allegedly gained by Megaupload in the course of crimes. Dotcom is fighting the seizures by questioning the government's basis for asserting a crime, saying "there is no such crime as secondary criminal copyright infringement," as well as challenging how the seized assets are tied to the charges against Dotcom. But according to the U.S. government, Dotcom doesn't get the pleasure of even making the arguments. In a motion to strike, the government cites the doctrine of fugitive disentitlement, which bars a person from using the resources of the court if that person is aware of prosecution and is evading it.

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After USA FREEDOM Act's failure, what's next for mass surveillance?

The Register - Thu, 2014-11-20 08:20
Patriot Act foes could be in for a disappointment

Analysis This week the US Senate failed to get the required 60 votes to beat a Republican filibuster on the USA FREEDOM Act, which would have instituted mild controls on the bulk collection of communications data on American citizens.…

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Webcast: Managing identity to drive business

The Register - Thu, 2014-11-20 08:10
Join us in the Reg Studios on 26 November

Register now to watch our webcast about why digital interaction with customers needs large-scale identity management and how it’s done.…

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CERN IT boss: What we do is not really that special

The Register - Thu, 2014-11-20 07:46
You'll all be doing the same - in about 10 years' time

When the head of infrastructure services at CERN tells you that he has come to the conclusion that there’s nothing intrinsically “special” about the systems at the multi-billion atom-smasher, you naturally want to check you’ve heard correctly.…

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Huawei: KRYDER STORAGE CRISIS is REAL and 'we’re working on it'

The Register - Thu, 2014-11-20 07:31
The shark threatening to eat big data just got bigger

Huawei’s chief storage boffin says the company has looked at the looming crisis in storage technology with concern.…

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A life of cybercrime, a caipirinha and a tan: Fraudsters love a Brazilian

The Register - Thu, 2014-11-20 07:15
School of Crooks in South America

Brazil is the only market that offers training services for cybercriminal wannabes, making it possible to start a new career in cybercrime for just $500.…

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NXT: The first SPAAAACE cryptocurrency

The Register - Thu, 2014-11-20 07:03
Our plucky Playmonaut eyes stratospheric profits

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Blighty's HUMAN DNA-strewing Moon mission raises £200k

The Register - Thu, 2014-11-20 06:48
3 days, and Kickstarter moves lander 37% nearer takeoff

The Blighty-backed attempt to crowdfund a mission to the Moon has got off to a good start, raising over a third of its £600,000 goal in just three days.…

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Non-profit or charity? Win a data centre makeover from Nutanix

The Register - Thu, 2014-11-20 06:38
Last chance for your Web-scale Wish

Promo Nutanix, possibly the world’s biggest startup, is offering $500,000 in data centre infrastructure to a non-profit or charity.…

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Webcam hacker pervs in MASS HOME INVASION

The Register - Thu, 2014-11-20 06:27
You thought you were all alone? Nope – change your password, says ICO

Too many people are leaving their internet-connected webcams wide open to silent perverts, the UK's privacy watchdog has warned.…

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All ABOARD! Furious Facebook bus drivers join Teamsters union

The Register - Thu, 2014-11-20 06:14
You can't poke me, I'm part of the union

Facebook's shuttle bus drivers have voted to join the Teamsters union – as anger grows over the pay disparity between moneybags engineers and cash-strapped service workers.…

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You think the CLOUD's insecure? It's BETTER than UK.GOV's DATA CENTRES

The Register - Thu, 2014-11-20 06:02
We don't even know where some of them ARE – Maude

Doing business in the cloud is more secure than owning your own data centre, Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude has claimed.…

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IAEA chief says Iran not providing explanations on nuclear claims

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2014-11-20 05:34
VIENNA (Reuters) - The U.N. nuclear agency chief said on Thursday that Iran had failed to provide explanations in response to allegations of possible atomic bomb research, and he called on Tehran to step up cooperation with a long-running investigation.

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Jack Ma says Alibaba will set up international version of Taobao marketplace

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2014-11-20 05:33
WUZHEN China (Reuters) - Jack Ma, the founder of China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd , said on Thursday the firm will set up an international version of its e-commerce marketplace Taobao to serve shoppers worldwide in multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
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Oracle to axe over 450 jobs in Euro support centres – source

The Register - Thu, 2014-11-20 05:32
Database giant declines to comment

Exclusive Oracle is rumoured to be closing all its European support centres with less than 100 staff - a move that could affect hundreds of employees.…

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Eastern Ukraine fighting kills 13 per day despite ceasefire: U.N.

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2014-11-20 05:03
GENEVA (Reuters) - Fighting in Eastern Ukraine has killed an average of 13 people each day in the eight weeks since a Sept. 5 ceasefire agreement, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said in a statement on Thursday.
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When a Galaxy Alpha and a Note 3 love each other very much: The Samsung Galaxy Note 4

The Register - Thu, 2014-11-20 05:01
You don't need to follow trends to be stylus

Review My, but how time flies. It seems like only yesterday when The Reg called up and said: “Al, we’ve got this huge phone with a stylus from Samsung called the Note. Fancy giving it a once over?” I don’t recall being that enthusiastic.…

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