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Dive in, penguins: Upstart builds Linux virtual SAN

Thu, 24/07/2014 - 3:24pm
Flash splash into StorPool - from KVM we’ll boldly go

Three Bulgarian engineers who co-founded a firm called StorPool – which builds a virtual SAN using the aggregated storage of Linux KVM servers – are aiming to expand the reach of their three-year-old project.…

Cyber-robbers hack European Central Bank's... website

Thu, 24/07/2014 - 2:56pm
Not the actual banking bit, insists ECB after attempted shakedown

The European Central Bank has written to 20,000 people to warn them their personal data may have been stolen during a huge cyber-heist.…

Batten down the hatch- ... oh. Quantum's actually close to growth

Thu, 24/07/2014 - 2:26pm
Keep it up, lads, and you might get yourselves back to black

It’s Quantum quarterly results time. The temptation is to immediately think same old, same old, but is its drawn-out recovery finally becoming visible?…

Who has your credit card data? 1 million HOLIDAY-MAKERS' RECORDS exposed

Thu, 24/07/2014 - 1:55pm
Travel agent fined £150K – Sloppy coding fingered

A UK-based online travel firm has been fined £150,000 over a breach of breach of the Data Protection Act after their "insecure" coding reportedly exposed more than a million customer records to cybercrooks.…

Internet of Stuff my Pockets: Investors plough 1 BEELLION dollars into IoT

Thu, 24/07/2014 - 1:26pm
Let's hope it catches on

The "internet of things" – the rebranding of good old machine-to-machine comms – has investors chucking ludicrous amounts of cash at firms who hope to get our gadgets talking to each other.…

Six charged over StubHub e-ticket heist for Elton John gigs

Thu, 24/07/2014 - 12:57pm
Compromised passwords re-used, say prosecutors

Six suspected cybercriminals have been indicted over their alleged involvement in a hack attack on eBay-owned ticketing website StubHub.…

ICO: It's up to Google the 'POLLUTER' to tidy up 'right to be forgotten' search links

Thu, 24/07/2014 - 12:23pm
UK watchdog: Rewriting history, airbrushing claims 'absurd'

Google and its rivals are meeting privacy officials in Brussels today to discuss a recent European Court of Justice ruling that calls on search engine providers to de-link certain listings on their indexes.…

It's Google HQ - the British one: <i>Reg</i> man snaps covert shots INSIDE London offices

Thu, 24/07/2014 - 12:03pm
Reality distortion field heir apparent

Pics  It’s not every day that El Reg gets invited to Google UK’s London HQ, so we thought we’d take a few snaps to remember the occasion. That’s not to say we haven’t been here before, back in March 2012 we were in the very same place, only Google hadn’t moved in yet as the offices were still being fitted out.…

Report: Beijing watchdog reckons chip-slinger Qualcomm has monopoly in China

Thu, 24/07/2014 - 11:42am
Still investigating whether it is abusing position

Beijing’s anti-competition authority, currently midway through a probe of Qualcomm, has reportedly said it believes the chipmaker does have a monopoly in China.…

BMW's ConnectedDrive falls over, bosses blame upgrade snafu

Thu, 24/07/2014 - 11:22am
Traffic flows up 20% as motorway middle lanes miraculously unclog

BMW's ConnectedDrive car-to-mobe interface has suffered a UK-wide outage that may also affect customers in mainland Europe.…

Auntie remains MYSTIFIED by <i>that</i> weekend BBC iPlayer and website outage

Thu, 24/07/2014 - 10:55am
Still doing 'forensics' on the caching layer – Beeb digi wonk

BBC techies have no idea why the load on its database "went through the roof" last weekend, when Auntie was struck by a huge, two-pronged outage that caused its iPlayer service and website to go titsup.…

Integrate? Moi? Amazon’s first API-free service should open up

Thu, 24/07/2014 - 10:26am
Zocalo niggles may nobble Box and Dropbox dethroning effort

Amazon’s Zocalo document-sharing and collaboration service, in limited public preview, is unusual among Amazon’s web services because it (currently) has no API.…

Seeking LTE expert to insert small cells into BT customers' places

Thu, 24/07/2014 - 10:01am
Is this the first step to a FON-a-like 4G network?

BT is recruiting an expert on 4G small cells. What are they up to?…

New licence and SAP unit sale knackers Software AG's numbers

Thu, 24/07/2014 - 9:45am
Q2 revenues down by double digits, profits halved, CEO surprised

Delayed IT projects and offloading the SAP business have dealt Software AG’s business a double blow for its latest quarter.…

Psst. Hey, Jock. I got £100m for outsourcers here. Fancy a hit?

Thu, 24/07/2014 - 9:36am
Scottish government's giant pile'o'dosh quivers as it awaits MSP bidders

A £100m pot of cash for managed service providers will form part of the Scottish government's next public sector-wide tech agreement.…

VMware fuels cloudy drive, plonks second bit barn in UK

Thu, 24/07/2014 - 9:15am
First Slough, now Chessington... give it a year and they'll be EVERYWHERE

VMware's virtual cloud hybrid service has quietly added a second British bit barn.…

'Unsolicited texts' outrage: Man fined £4k for DPA breach

Thu, 24/07/2014 - 8:33am
But it WASN'T about any SMSes

The owner of a marketing company which allegedly sent "millions of unsolicited text messages" was prosecuted for "failing to notify the ICO of changes to his notification" at Willesden Magistrates Court last week.…

BT: Hey guys, we've developed NEW MOBE TECH! It’s called... 2G

Thu, 24/07/2014 - 8:02am
Zombie OnePhone claws its way out of the grave again

BT has fallen through a timewarp and introduced a system based on GSM technology – and even resurrected a name used in the last millennium to christen it.…

Watching smut at work is bad but emailing it is just fine, says Oz court

Thu, 24/07/2014 - 7:28am
Workers celebrate glorious hole in workplace pr0n policies

Voyeurs rejoice! The Federal Court of Australia has ruled Aussies cannot be easily sacked for emailing porn to work colleagues.…

Fortinet fawns over fast-if-unfashionable ASIC

Thu, 24/07/2014 - 7:02am
How else can you get a firewall to Terabit-per-second performance?

Fortinet is making hefty claims for its latest firewall release. In a world obsessed by squeezing performance out of virtualised functions running on white-box servers, the company is puffing its feathers over a new ASIC it says bestows Terabit-per-second performance on its biggest iron.…