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Max Smolaks
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Max 'Beast from the East' Smolaks covers open source, public sector, startups and technology of the future at TechWeekEurope. If you find him looking lost on the streets of London, feed him coffee and sugar.

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A compromised computer could hit 5.5 million email addresses with spam every week without its owner ever noticing

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Flaws in SATCOM firmware could compromise security of planes and ships, warns Ruben Santamarta, who will show his findings at Black Hat USA

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Two medical students receive a $50,000 cheque from Microsoft after winning worldwide finals with an app that can diagnose anaemia

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A social network developed during telepresence meetings is fighting for the $50,000 Innovation prize

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Security vendor believes AETs are a serious problem ignored by the majority of its competitiors

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The mobile browser gets unique homepage add-ons, new APIs

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Revelytix and Hadapt will become part of Teradata’s R&D arm

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The Russian Interior Ministry offers £81,600 for a method to track users of the anonymous Tor network

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The privacy watchdog gets money to cope with the additional workload created by the controversial DRIP bill

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Inadequate security resulted in the loss of more than a million customer credit and debit card numbers

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