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Assange<sup>TM</sup> ♥s dictator Kim Jong-un say Sony Pictures' lawyers

The Register - 1 hour 2 min ago
Media again asked to ignore the purloined letters

Sony Pictures Entertainment's legal representatives appear to again have written to media, entreating them not to write about the documents pinched from the company's servers last year.…

Categories: IT & Technology

JavaScript CPU cache snooper tells crooks EVERYTHING you do online

The Register - 2 hours 52 sec ago
New research sends browser kingpins scurrying for fixes

Four Cornell University boffins reckon they can spy on keystrokes and mouse clicks in a web browser tab by snooping on the PC's processor caches.…

Categories: IT & Technology

No, Optus: don't try US-style net neutrality arguments in Oz

The Register - 2 hours 15 min ago
Coupon-clipping the customer

Netflix has ignited the Internet neutrality debate in Australia, something that was previously not a major issue in the nation.…

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D-Link: sorry we're SOHOpeless

The Register - 3 hours 1 min ago
PS. Most products don't have a fix yet

D-Link's SOHOpeless HNAP vulnerability hasn't been fixed, but readers will be pleased to know that the company is very, very, very sorry that it exists.…

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Mt Gox LEAKED Bitcoin for years before heist, says WizSec

The Register - 3 hours 28 min ago
When the crooks struck, freedom was just another word for nothing left to lose

WizSec, a Tokyo-based group that's been investigating the Bitcoin thefts that eventually led to the unravelling of Mt Gox, reckons the crypto-currency was going missing from the trading firm long before it collapsed.…

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Lawyer: Cops dropped robbery case rather than detail FBI's StingRay phone snoop gizmo

The Register - 4 hours 20 min ago
Cell tracker kept secret at expense of criminal complaint

Prosecutors in St Louis, Missouri, have dropped a criminal robbery case to avoid revealing details of a controversial mobile phone surveillance program, a defense attorney has claimed.…

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Australia mulls dumping the .com from – so you can bake URLs like

The Register - 4 hours 40 min ago
NZ and UK tried it, and they're still standing

Australia may ditch the .com in and offer citizens straight .au domain names following increased competition from the explosion of dot-word addresses.…

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Microsoft to open first Store beyond North America in Sydney

The Register - 5 hours 10 min ago
Redmond reckons it's a regional hub for Asia, which is a pretty weird claim

All the fun and excitement of Microsoft's wan clone of Apple Stores will soon be available beyond the United States for the first time, after the company announced it will open its first offshore store in Sydney, Australia.…

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Tale of 2 cyber-confabs: Govts, nerds on one side. Shock hotel room searches on the other

The Register - 5 hours 45 min ago
The offline and online worlds are so similar now

Analysis Last week, the fourth annual global conference on cybersecurity (GCCS) was held in The Hague in the Netherlands.…

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That's right: FBI agents can't pretend to be ISP repairmen to search homes without a warrant

The Register - 6 hours 30 min ago
Vegas hotel raid broke 4th Amendment, says judge

Evidence gathered by FBI agents who posed as broadband repairmen to enter a suspect's villa without a warrant has been thrown out by a US judge.…

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Better battery imaging paves way for renewable energy future

In a move that could improve the energy storage of everything from portable electronics to electric microgrids, researchers have developed a novel X-ray imaging technique to visualize and study the electrochemical reactions in lithium-ion rechargeable batteries containing a new type of material, iron fluoride.
Categories: Science

NetApp nails 11PB Oz supercomputer storage deal

The Register - 6 hours 56 min ago
Unconventional 57,472-core system is Raijin, but no bull

NetApp is supplying ONTAP FAS, E-Series and EF-Series arrays to boost data capacity and access for Australia's NCI Raijin supercomputer.…

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IBM feathers pillow with System z cash – but still losing sleep after 12 quarters of decline

The Register - Mon, 20/04/2015 - 22:44
Not a wink of sales growth in THREE YEARS

IBM weathered a tough first three months of its fiscal 2015, reporting its twelfth successive quarter of year-on-year revenue declines.…

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Nokia will be the mobile comeback kid in 2016 – wishful-thinking sources

The Register - Mon, 20/04/2015 - 21:47
'Lots of great stuff' in the pipeline, allegedly

Nokia is gearing up for a bombastic return to the smartphone world in 2016, according to new whispers.…

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Twitter private-message invasion: How to stop EVERYONE sliding into your DMs

The Register - Mon, 20/04/2015 - 21:33
Step 1. Do nothing.

Twitter has changed the way it delivers direct messages: anyone on the social network, even those you're not following, can now send you private tweets – if you so wish.…

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The content business wants Netflix out of Australia

The Register - Mon, 20/04/2015 - 21:14
How do you think Netflix gets stuff here? Over the VPNs the government wants to ban

Debate about copyright and virtual private networks (VPNs) has reached such a pitch in Australia that at least one voice wants a policy that, taken literally, would have the effect of closing down Netflix in this country.…

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American Voices: Pot Smokers Around World Celebrate 4/20

The Onion - Mon, 20/04/2015 - 20:58
Today is 4/20, the unofficial marijuana holiday when pot lovers around the world attend rallies, public smoke sessions, festivals, and other marijuana-related events, as well as just smoke with friends.

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Electron transfer challenges a common fluorescence technique

Science Daily: Matter and Energy - Mon, 20/04/2015 - 20:48
Using advanced technology, scientists have uncovered evidence that challenges one of the most widespread techniques in biology.
Categories: Science

Web advertising giant (Google) to spew ads over web – using HTTPS

The Register - Mon, 20/04/2015 - 20:45
Pledge to SSL billboards by summer

Google has vowed to serve ads over HTTPS from its massive advertising network.…

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Windows 10 MURDERED your Lumia? Microsoft says it may have a fix

The Register - Mon, 20/04/2015 - 20:34
Revamped Recovery Tool takes it nice and slow

Microsoft has made some changes to the Windows Phone Recovery Tool that should keep it from accidentally disabling users' phones, but Lumia owners whose devices have already been trashed by the tool aren't necessarily out of the woods yet.…

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