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    We asked the US military for its 'do not buy' list of Russian, Chinese gear. Surprise: It doesn't exist

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    Microsoft menaced with GDPR mega-fines in Europe for 'large scale and covert' gathering of people's info via Office

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    Pick three people you think will replace Google Cloud CEO Greene, then forget them – because it's Thomas Kurian

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    Oracle snaffles up a chunk of SD-WAN market with Talari Networks buyout

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    EE, Virgin Media hit with £13.3m fine: Squeezing users for fees for early contract termination not OK

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    If at first or second you don't succeed, you may be Microsoft: Hold off installing re-released Windows Oct Update

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    Nvidia just can't get a break. Revenues up, profit nearly doubles... and stock down 20%

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    MIT to Oz: Crypto-busting laws risk banning security tests

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    Facebook's CEO on his latest almighty Zuck-up: OK, we did try to smear critics, but I was too out of the loop to know

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    Voice search and local SEO: How to get started?

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    HPE Aruba's 510 line of campus hotspts support 802.11ax. Which in plain English is Wi-Fi 6, duh

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    Sorry, Mr Zuckerberg isn't in London that day. Or that one. Nope. I'd give up if I were you

    Facebook boss delays, denies and deflects more invitations to international committee \"Delay, deny and deflect.\" Turns out Facebook\'s strategy for ... Read More

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    Red Hat talks upgrades and bare metal with its new OpenStack Platform

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    John McAfee is 'liable' for 2012 death of Belize neighbour, rules court

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    Google Walkout: What the ‘five real changes’ demanded by staff will entail for the search giant

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    Why a well-crafted SEO strategy is imperative for the holidays

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    Data on why retail icon Sears fell in new ecommerce economy

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    Branded search vs direct search: How to optimize for brand-driven queries

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    Google and Facebook back Berners-Lee’s Case #ForTheWeb

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    Amazon emerges as search advertising powerhouse

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    Why Wikipedia is still visible across Google’s SERPs in 2018

    From queries about products and brands to celebrities and topical events, Wikipedia still features heavily across Google searches – even while o... Read More

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    How to optimize your Instagram account for search engines

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    Google's Alphabet gives up on rescue robots

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    Prince William criticises social media firms

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    OpenStack: We've seen the future, and it's metal (and infrastructure, natch)

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    Oz lad 'fell in love with' baby meerkat, nicked it from zoo, took it out for a romantic Big Mac

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    Brexit: UK will be disconnected from EU databases after 2020

    Commission will \'endeavour\' to make an adequacy decision during transition period The UK will be locked out of European Union databases once the Bre... Read More

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    Google: Our DeepMind health slurp is completely kosher

    Now go away, we’re saving the world Analysis Google’s DeepMind operation insists UK patients have nothing to worry about now that Google h... Read More

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    NetApp flashes plump figures. China trade worries? Let's manage 'variables within our control'

    It\'s all about hyperconverged – no we\'re not breaking out those numbers With one eye on uncertain currency movements and the developing US/ Ch... Read More

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    Voice search and local SEO: How to get started?

    A guide to making local business websites the superstars of voice search. There were over a billion voice searches a month, as of January 2018 and 40%... Read More

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    Japanese cyber security minister 'doesn't know what a USB stick is'

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    Japan's cyber-security minister has 'never used a computer'

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    Facebook accused of dark PR tactics

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    Nice one, former Cisco staff: Switchzilla is absolutely coining it

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    The threat to your org's data lies betwixt chair and keyboard. Join us live on the internet for expert advice on tackling issue

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    iPhone XS: Just another £300 for a better cam- Wait, come back!

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    How MiSafes watches can be hacked

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    Douglas Adams was right, ish... Super-Earth world clocked orbiting 'nearby' Barnard's Star

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    Just one Corretto, give it to me... AWS brews its own blend of Java with free long-term support

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    MiSafes' child-tracking smartwatches are 'easy to hack'

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    Alexa, cough up those always-on Echo audio recordings, says double-murder trial judge

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    Apple Stores to employ human trafficking victims

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    Google swallows up DeepMind Health and abolishes 'independent board'

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