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Facebook caught exposing millions of user credentials

The Register - Tue, 05/10/2011 - 19:23
App bug overrides user privacy settings

Facebook has leaked access to millions of users' photographs, profiles and other personal information because of a years-old bug that overrides individual privacy settings, researchers from Symantec said.…

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Google won't open source fondleslab Android before 'year end'

The Register - Tue, 05/10/2011 - 19:18
Honeycomb stays closed until Ice Cream Sandwich

Google I/O Google has said that the next version of Android, dubbed "Ice Cream Sandwich", will be open sourced "by the end of the year," and that it will not open source the current Android incarnation, Honeycomb, before that time.…

Google officially unveils 'cloud' music beta

The Register - Tue, 05/10/2011 - 17:48
Offline listening on Android

Google I/O Google has officially launched its online service for storing your digital music on its servers, following closely in Amazon's footsteps.…

Google hoists Python-C++ crossbreed onto dev cloud

The Register - Tue, 05/10/2011 - 17:20
App Engine goes with Go

Google I/O Google has announced a new version of Google App Engine – the "developer cloud" that lets you build applications atop the company's famously distributed infrastructure – offering an "experimental" runtime for its Go programming language.…

Google unveils Android 'Honeycomb' update for fondleslabs

The Register - Tue, 05/10/2011 - 17:19
'Open accessory' API

Google I/O Google has announced an upgrade to the tablet-centric Honeycomb version of Android. Version 3.1 will soon be pushed out to Motorola Xoom tablets running on Verizon's network.…

Ubuntu eats OpenStack for clouds

The Register - Tue, 05/10/2011 - 17:00
Eucalyptus leaves

Ubuntu Linux and cloud fabric enthusiasts, say goodbye to Eucalyptus and say hello to OpenStack.…

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Tomorrow's tech demoed with free pizza and beer

The Register - Tue, 05/10/2011 - 17:00
Augmented reality, cloudy toothbrushes, new friends to sleep with...

It's not often that you can experience that magic moment when the future opens up in front of you – but when it happens, chances are it will be in Silicon Valley.…

TMS flash array blows Big Blue away

The Register - Tue, 05/10/2011 - 17:00
Creams SPC-1 result

Texas Memory Systems has absolutely creamed the SPC-1 storage benchmark with a system that comfortably exceeds the current record-holding IBM system at a cost per transaction of 95 per cent less.…

Clouds puff up Rackspace in Q1

The Register - Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:55
Last pure-play clouder standing

The shift from traditional hosting to cloud computing is puffing up Rackspace Hosting, boosting both its top and bottom lines in the first quarter and making it likely that the company will soon pass through $1bn in annual sales.…

Supposed Anonymous hack 'unmasks members'

The Register - Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:02
LOL ANONOPS

IP addresses, chat logs and plain text passwords purporting to belong to members of Anonymous have been posted online.…

White van men swipe British black bees

The Register - Tue, 05/10/2011 - 14:51
Dundee Uni hit by hive heist: Buzzkillers 'knew how to handle bees'

Tayside police are asking the public to keep an eye out for four hives containing thousands of British black bees which were lifted from the Centre for Neurosciences at Dundee Uni's medical school.…

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EMC cloud weds big data in temporary temple in Vegas

The Register - Tue, 05/10/2011 - 14:36
Who invited the contortionists?

EMC World EMC is seeing the cloud IT trend meet big data and be a marriage made in heaven for a storage supplier with a server virtualisation business. Let the good times roll.…

DIY kit computer goes Forth against Braben's RaspberryPi

The Register - Tue, 05/10/2011 - 14:08
Are the 80s format wars back?

Elite developer David Braben's RaspberryPi may have generated headlines aplenty, but it's not the first 1980s-style teach-yourself-programming gadget, one Reg reader insists.…

Cisco taps ex-Sun chip guru for servers

The Register - Tue, 05/10/2011 - 14:06
Yanks Yen from rival Juniper

In the wake of its corporate restructuring last week, assaulted networking juggernaut and server wannabe Cisco Systems has tapped ex-Sun Microsystems executive David Yen to take over its Server Access and Virtualization Technology Group, which is responsible for its Unified Computing System blade and rack servers and its Nexus converged server-storage switches.…

Infosmack has VDI cake and eats it

The Register - Tue, 05/10/2011 - 13:53
Top of the desk to you

And hello to you from Infosmack, here with a brimful of VDI. As per, hosts Greg Knieriemen and Marc Farley with the Diva of Disruptive Technologies, Christina Weil, get to do the talking, with special guest Don Bulens, former CEO of Equallogic and current CEO of Unidesk.…

ACS:Law fined for data breach

The Register - Tue, 05/10/2011 - 13:18
Couldn't happen to a nic...

ACS:Law has been fined by the Information Commissioner's Office for failing to follow data protection law.…

Important breakthrough in mole-cruiser technology

The Register - Tue, 05/10/2011 - 13:02
Thick metal tentacle-craft clad in latex sock

Good news for mole-cruiser fanciers today, as boffins reveal important new developments in the technology of burrowing subterranean machines.…

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Scrabble friends Facebook, innit

The Register - Tue, 05/10/2011 - 12:51
Spawn of Zuckerberg makes official word list

Aficionados of Scrabble can as of right now deploy "Facebook", "blook", "wiki", "webzine" and "inbox" without fear of their opponent calling foul, following the incorporation of the terms into the list of Collins Official Scrabble Words.…

Finnish police close case on phishing Trojan gang

The Register - Tue, 05/10/2011 - 12:46
Baltic sprats

Updated Finnish police closed on investigation on Tuesday after arresting 17 people suspected of involvement in a banking Trojan scam used to siphon off hundreds of thousands of euros held in accounts with Nordea Bank.…

Managing on a tight margin

The Register - Tue, 05/10/2011 - 12:39
DRL tells us how they do it

On demand We visited the white-goods distributor DRL at its head office in Bolton to find out how the company has grown so fast, how it managed websites for some of the biggest brands in the UK - and the systems that supported it.…