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Rackspace divests Cloud Sites as managed cloud services take off

Computer Weekly - Latest News - Wed, 10/08/2016 - 12:45pm
Rackspace offloads ‘non-core’ Cloud Sites business as speculation about its future as a public company continues
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UK well-equipped to protect data after Brexit, says new ICO head

Computer Weekly - Latest News - Wed, 10/08/2016 - 12:20pm
The public sector, industry, civil society and the public at large all have a role to play in effective data protection regulation, says new UK information commissioner Elizabeth Denham
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Facebook suppresses ad blockers to maintain revenues

Computer Weekly - Latest News - Wed, 10/08/2016 - 12:10pm
The social media site now provides a new dashboard to enable users to specify what adverts they don't want to see
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UK top for online drug sales in Europe

BBC News | Technology | UK Edition - Wed, 10/08/2016 - 12:04pm
UK-based dealers in illegal drugs earn more money online than any of their European rivals, research suggests.
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Apple denies iPhone price-fixing

BBC News | Technology | UK Edition - Wed, 10/08/2016 - 12:00pm
Russian authorities accuse Apple of fixing iPhone prices in the country, but Apple denies the claims.
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Teenager gets 1m air miles for discovering United bugs

IT PRO - News - Wed, 10/08/2016 - 10:28am
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Dutch security researcher gets mammoth payout as part of United Airlines' bug bounty programme

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Intel to acquire AI firm Nervana Systems

Computer Weekly - Latest News - Wed, 10/08/2016 - 10:15am
Chip maker Intel is to acquire artificial intelligence firm Nervana Systems in a bid to take AI to the next level based on its Xeon and Phi processors
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Microsoft hails cloud security breakthrough with encrypted data

Computer Weekly - Latest News - Wed, 10/08/2016 - 9:03am
Microsoft researchers talk up cloud security breakthrough that allows encrypted data to be processed without prior decryption
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IPT fines Police Scotland for communications breach of privacy

Computer Weekly - Latest News - Wed, 10/08/2016 - 9:00am
The case comes as the UK government prepares to introduce the Investigatory Powers Bill, which will give sweeping powers for suspicion-less surveillance of telephone, web and email communications
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MI5 staff repeatedly overrode data surveillance rules

Computer Weekly - Latest News - Wed, 10/08/2016 - 9:00am
Security service MI5 is responsible for 210 “clear contraventions” over five years for the way it accessed private internet and telephone data
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Australian census attacked by hackers

BBC News | Technology | UK Edition - Wed, 10/08/2016 - 3:19am
The Australian government believes a series of attacks on its census website was a deliberate attempt to sabotage the national survey.
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Operator Alfa launches Lebanon’s first LTE-A network

Computer Weekly - Latest News - Wed, 10/08/2016 - 1:00am
LTE-Advanced network launched by operator Alfa, using technology from Nokia
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Ari Shaffir: Why I ditched my smartphone

BBC News | Technology | UK Edition - Wed, 10/08/2016 - 12:20am
A recent report by UK regulator Ofcom claimed that 59% of Brits consider themselves to be "hooked" on their handsets - but not everybody is a slave to their smartphone, reports Zoe Kleinman.
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PwC Australia uses gamification to teach cyber security lessons

Computer Weekly - Latest News - Wed, 10/08/2016 - 12:15am
With the number of cyber incidents identified by Australian organisations more than doubling in the past year, PwC is using an online game to give enterprises first-hand experience of what it means to face a cyber attack
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Facebook takes aim at ad-blocking software

BBC News | Technology | UK Edition - Tue, 09/08/2016 - 10:36pm
Facebook fires a warning shot at ad-blocking software by making changes that will force desktop users to see advertisements.
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SAP to power ThreatConnect threat intelligence system

IT PRO - News - Tue, 09/08/2016 - 8:26pm
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The product will improve response time and provide more in-depth insights for better protection

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Finland brings e-patient records and 5G into health tech testing

Computer Weekly - Latest News - Tue, 09/08/2016 - 6:45pm
Oulu University Hospital in Finland is using replica electronic patient records to support technology testing
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Retro computer project directors row

BBC News | Technology | UK Edition - Tue, 09/08/2016 - 5:05pm
The founders of a crowd-funded project to create a retro computer games console, backed by Spectrum inventor Sir Clive Sinclair, distance themselves from their former company.
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Security Think Tank: Queen’s Gambit – Brexit implications for infosec pros

Computer Weekly - Latest News - Tue, 09/08/2016 - 4:30pm
What are the pros and cons of Brexit for information security professionals and data protection?
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Met Police quizzed by London Assembly member over Windows XP

BBC News | Technology | UK Edition - Tue, 09/08/2016 - 4:03pm
A London Assembly member questions why the Metropolitan Police are still using Windows XP on tens of thousands of computers.
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