Russian propaganda experts stuff up conspiracy theory evidence
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Putin’s team uses a computer game because Americans will never spot the difference

The Russian government has been cynically manufacturing evidence to encourage US conspiracy theorists but may have been caught out by using some dodgy proof.

Vodafone thinks annoying customers will wage war against Iliad
Published in Mobiles


Personal data is a Trojan Horse

Vodafone, the company which annoys its Italian customers by cold calling them with automatic dialiers, is hoping to avoid a price war with new comer Illiad by using  customer data.

IBM might be headed for a kicking
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Wall Street predicting Square will make its eyes water

One of the top performing hedge funds is betting that shares of the ever-shrinking Biggish Blue are set to fall.

HPE plans new cloud product
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OneSphere  links clouds

HPE is planning to announce a new product called OneSphere that could help companies track when employees use public clouds like Amazon Web Services.

US government investigates Apple’s patent theft
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Apple partnership appears to be a two-edged sword.

The United States International Trade Commission today announced that it has launched an investigation into allegations that Apple infringed on patents owned by Aqua Connect.

Qualcomm invests in Chinese AI
Published in Processors


SenseTime gets cash

Chinese artificial intelligence (AI) startup SenseTime Group said it has sealed an investment from chipmaker Qualcomm Inc as part of a funding round that will close later this year.

Apple sounds Indian retreat
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Backs down after spat

The Tame Apple Press ran a story about how wonderful its favourite fruity tax-dodger had agreed to help to the Indian government to develop an anti-spam mobile application for its iOS platform.

Mozilla launches new Firefox today
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Quantum it is rather good

Mozilla today launched Firefox 57, branded Firefox Quantum, for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS. We have been running it for a month or so and it is rather good.

OnePlus kills off backdoor
Published in Mobiles

 

Full root privileges done dirt cheap.

OnePlus has announced that the portion of Engineer Mode that provided a backdoor to the phone will be removed in an upcoming update.

CompuServe groups finally die
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Years after AOL ownership killed it.

In 1998 AOL took over CompuServe and I wrote a story saying that it would be the kiss of death for the rather good forums that operated on the site.