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Grab 'em by the pussy! Trump's lawyers 'send cease-and-desist letters' to a KITTEN website

Sad! Lawyers for US President Donald Trump have sent not one, but two cease-and-desist letters to a website featuring his face being pawed by kittens, it is claimed.…

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It's happening! It's happening! W3C erects DRM as web standard

World has until April 19 to make its views known on latest draft The World Wide Web Consortium has formally put forward highly controversial digital rights management as a new web standard.…

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Russian mastermind of $500m bank-raiding Citadel coughs to crimes

Chap's code infected 11m PCs, helped crooks make off with half a billion bucks, say Feds The Russian programmer who built the bank-acount-raiding Citadel Trojan has admitted his crimes.…

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Error prone, insecure, inevitable: Say hello to today's facial recog tech

If you want a picture of the future, imagine a database with every human visage Facial recognition technology represents a valuable, and likely inevitable, method of identification for cops and Feds. Unfortunately, it's largely unregulated, error prone, and insecure.…

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Malware 'disguised as Siemens firmware drills into 10 industrial plants'

Four years of active infection, claims security biz Dragos Malware posing as legitimate firmware for Siemens control gear has apparently infected industrial equipment worldwide over the past four years.…

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Softcat purrs as customers buy early to dodge Microsoft hikes

Price rises were a nightmare, right? Not for everyone! Microsoft UK price rises that kicked in at the start of this year weren't bad news for everyone in the country – IT reseller Softcat saw software sales swell as customers purchased licences early to avoid the hefty hike.…

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With Skype, Microsoft's messaging strategy looks coherent at last (almost)

It'll probably change next week Analysis  In 2015 we compared, after many years' experience, Microsoft strategy to "a heavily armed octopus trying to shoot itself in the head". But relatively speaking, there's one product category where its hard work is beginning to appear coherent – at least compared to the competition.…

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