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UK.gov's Open Source switch WON'T get rid of Microsoft, y'know

The Register - Fri, 2014-07-25 06:36
What do you mean, we've ditched Redmond in favour of IBM?!

Analysis Freetards are elated: Call-me-Dave’s people in the Cabinet Office have done the right thing and backed the Open Document Format as the default government file format.…

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Apple smacked with privacy sueball over Location Services

The Register - Fri, 2014-07-25 06:18
Class action launched on behalf of 100 million iPhone owners

A woman has brought a class-action lawsuit for "invasion of privacy" against Apple over claims surrounding the firm's use of Location Services to track iPhone users and store data on their movements.…

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US judge 'troubled' by Apple's $450m bid to end ebook price-fixing row

The Register - Fri, 2014-07-25 06:01
Beak questions whether settlement is fair to customers

US federal judge Denise Cote is not particularly chuffed with Apple and its proposed $450m settlement in an ebook price-fixing lawsuit – because the odds are stacked against customers if the appeals process goes Cupertino's way.…

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Sharing documents and calendars from ownCloud

Linux Today - Fri, 2014-07-25 06:00

Wazi: You can share your ownCloud calendar so that you can sync it between the ownCloud server and Mozilla Thunderbird, OS X/iOS Calendar, and any calendar client that supports CalDAV.

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Australia to send 100 extra police, troops to Ukraine: PM Abbott

Reuters: Technology - Fri, 2014-07-25 05:58
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will send 100 additional police and some defense force personnel to Europe to join a planned Dutch-led international security force to secure the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash site, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Friday.
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Sysadmin Day 2014: Quick, there's still time to get the beers in

The Register - Fri, 2014-07-25 05:24
He walked over the broken glass, killed the thugs... and er... reconnected the cables*

It is 25 July, and that means it's Systems Administrators Appreciation Day once more. Sysadmin Day is that one special day a year where syadmins the world over say to each other "Wow, I can't believe we all made it another year", and everyone else forgets that this has been a thing for 14 years.…

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BSkyB slurps Murdoch's Italian and German Sky assets to beef up European pay-TV biz

The Register - Fri, 2014-07-25 04:58
Pays Uncle Rupert £4.9bn for square-eyed deal

BSkyB is pursing a bold pay-TV strategy in Europe with the unsurprising buyout today of 21st Century Fox's 100 per cent stake in Sky Italia and 57.4 per cent interest in Sky Deutschland.…

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Comet To Make Close Call With Mars

Slashdot - Fri, 2014-07-25 04:34
sciencehabit writes In mid-October, a comet sweeping through our inner solar system for the first time will pass near Mars—so close, in fact, that if it were buzzing Earth at the same distance it would fly by well inside our moon's orbit. While material spewing from the icy visitor probably won't trigger the colossal meteor showers on the Red Planet that some scientists predicted, dust and water vapor may still slam into Mars, briefly heating up its atmosphere and threatening orbiting spacecraft. However it affects the planet, the comet should give scientists their closest view yet of a near-pristine visitor from the outer edges of our solar system.

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The END of the FONDLESLAB KINGS? Apple and Samsung have reason to FEAR

The Register - Fri, 2014-07-25 04:27
With all appliances and means to boot... Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown

The two traditional kingpins of the tablet market may soon be hearing the footsteps of competitors gaining on them as both Apple and Samsung have lost market share in the latest report from IDC.…

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Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid: The plug-in for plutocrats

The Register - Fri, 2014-07-25 04:01
It's amazing what swapping batteries can do

Review Porsche has been messing about with hybrids for a few years now. You could even go back as far as 1943 with the Ferdinand Elefant tank destroyer that had a hybrid electric drive.…

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NSA man: 'Tell me about your Turkish connections'

The Register - Fri, 2014-07-25 03:32
Spooks ask Dabbsy to suggest a nice hotel with pool

Something for the Weekend, Sir? “Excuse me, sir, may I see your passport?”

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What I Learned from Edward Snowden at the Hacker Conference

LinuxSecurity.com - Fri, 2014-07-25 03:26
LinuxSecurity.com: It was 1 PM last Saturday and Edward Snowden was about to be televised. His audience was the crowd at the Hackers On Planet Earth conference, a group of people no one would ever mistake for attendees at a political convention. Amid the sea of black clothing were many unconventional fashion statements: purple bandanas and balloon pants, and tartan kilts, and white robes, and green hair.
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Shares in Britain's RBS soar after surprise profit

Reuters: Technology - Fri, 2014-07-25 03:25
LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Scotland posted a surprise 1 billion pound ($1.7 billion) pretax profit for the second quarter thanks to a turnaround in losses from bad loans, prompting it to release earnings a week early.

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The Barnaby Jack Few Knew: Celebrated Hacker Saw Spotlight as 'Necessary Evil'

LinuxSecurity.com - Fri, 2014-07-25 03:25
LinuxSecurity.com: When celebrated computer hacker Barnaby Jack died suddenly a year ago at the age of 35, headlines around the world touted the Steve Jobs-style pizazz he brought to cyber-security conferences and his show-stopping stunts such as breaking into ATMs and pacemakers. In hacker circles, he was known as the life of the party.
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Mozilla fixes CRITICAL security holes in Firefox, urges v31 upgrade

LinuxSecurity.com - Fri, 2014-07-25 03:23
LinuxSecurity.com: Mozilla has released a bug-and-security update for Firefox, with 11 security fixes, three of them critical. Chief among the security patches is a use-after-free bug the organisation says was discovered by one James Kitchener.
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Four fake Google haxbots hit YOUR WEBSITE every day

LinuxSecurity.com - Fri, 2014-07-25 03:23
LinuxSecurity.com: One in every 24 Googlebots is a imitation spam-flinging denial of service villain that masquerades as Mountain View to sneak past web perimeter defences, according to security chaps at Incapsula. Villains spawn the "evil twins" to hack and crack legitimate websites and form what amounted to the third most-popular type of DDoS attack to scourge the internet.
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China probes more than 25,000 people for graft in first half of year

Reuters: Technology - Fri, 2014-07-25 03:22
BEIJING (Reuters) - China investigated more than 25,000 people for corruption in the first six months of 2014, state media said on Friday, amid a nationwide crackdown on graft.
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Vote now for LOHAN's stirring mission patch motto

The Register - Fri, 2014-07-25 03:02
Does the shed actually know no bounds, or what?

Poll It's been a blast, but after some serious linguistic tomfoolery, the time has come to decide on a stirring motto to adorn our proposed Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) mission patch.…

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Roll out the welcome mat to hackers and crackers

The Register - Fri, 2014-07-25 02:41
Security chap pens guide to bug bounty programs that won't fail like Yahoo!'s

A clear and easy to read policy is key to developing a good internal bug bounty program, according to BugCrowd which has published guidelines to help businesses encourage the security community to report vulnerabilities.…

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Australia floats website blocks and ISP liability to stop copyright thieves

The Register - Fri, 2014-07-25 02:18
Big Content could get the right to order ISPs to stop traffic

Australia's is pondering whether it needs the power to block websites that facilitate copyright infringement.…

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