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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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PIPCU starts to “come down hard” on proxies that offer access to websites blocked in the UK, such as The Pirate Bay

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Yahoo promises to implement end-to-end PGP encryption by 2015

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What do you know about the men who became famous by breaking stuff?

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The deal beetween Apple and IBM signals a change in how large technology businesses approach competition, says Anne Cave-Penney from Capgemini

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DecryptCryptoLocker neutralises the original 'ransomware' strain, but its derivatives still pose danger

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Magnitude creators want to be paid in compromised machines, not money

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The group dubbed 'CyberVor' has been collecting data from thousands of websites, using automated botnets to check for vulnerabilities

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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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