technology
Intel Says It Made the ‘World’s Densest’ SSD By Cramming 32 Terabytes Into the Shape of a Ruler

You probably haven’t touched a 12-inch ruler since your primary school days, but think back to how that makeshift sword felt in your hand; that’s roughly the same size as a new solid state drive from Intel that stacks 64 memory cells atop each other to create a dense 3D grid packing 32 terabytes of storage. Read More >>

cryptocurrency
Thieves Steal 600 Bitcoin Mining Rigs in Iceland

Every day seems to bring fresh news of a cryptocurrency exchange robbed by hackers. But thieves in Iceland have reportedly taken it up a notch, stealing around 600 computers that are used to mine bitcoin and its crypto-cousins. Read More >>

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Servers Seized at Ukrainian Firm Where ‘Petya’ Attack Began, Charges Being Considered

On Monday, reports emerged that the head of the Ukrainian Cyber Police is seeking criminal charges against the Ukrainian tax software company that was the first victim of the crippling NotPetya malware attack. Now, it has come to light that the firm’s servers have been seized by authorities. Read More >>

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What Is DNS and Why Does It Make the Internet Break?

Today, half of America’s internet shut down when hackers unleashed a large distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on the servers of Dyn, a major DNS host. It’s still unclear exactly who carried out the attack and why, but regardless, the event served as a demonstration of how easily large swaths of the web can be wiped out if attacked by determined hackers. Read More >>

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Take a Look Inside a Completely Empty Data Centre

A data centre without data is... well, just a centre, I guess. But it’s quite fascinating to actually see inside one, before all the server racks arrive. In this video, Spencer Lamb — who works at a large data services provider in London — shows the folks at Computerphile around a new data facility. Read More >>

design
The Internet Looks Like Crap Today Due to a Font Vault Cock-Up

The IT departments of various internet businesses are in crisis mode today, after a server problem with an internet font archive effectively broke the well researched and tested layouts and font choices of some of the biggest web sites out there. Read More >>

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Apple Turning Flop Sapphire Screen Facility into £1.3bn Data Warehouse

The former location of GT Advanced Technologies Inc, which was supposed to be building sapphire screens for iPhones in the US but couldn't and went bust because the technology was rubbish, is being turned into Apple's latest enormous server farm. Read More >>

security
Adobe “Spying” on Users Via Digital Editions Tools

Analysis of Adobe's server communications suggest it's "spying" on users, with the DE4 app caught relaying suspiciously large chunks of data about the habits of its readers back to its database. Read More >>

money
China Reportedly Axing IBM Banking Servers

Chinese and US digital policies don't always see eye-to-eye, but now China's government agencies, including the People's Bank of China and the Ministry of Finance, are asking the nation's banks to remove the IBM servers over security fears. Read More >>

hacking
BBC Server Hacked and Offered For Sale on Christmas Day

How about giving a nerdy Doctor Who fan the ultimate gift this year -- hacked access to a BBC server. That was the deal apparently on offer on some "underground" internet sites on Christmas Day, after a hacker allegedly gained access to a BBC server and tried to sell on his access method. Read More >>

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How YouTube Works

You're about to watch a video via YouTube. Hell, you watch dozens of videos every day on YouTube. But do you have any idea how it works? Read More >>

spotify
Network Issues Bring Down Spotify in the UK

Break out the hard drive with the MP3s on -- Spotify's down. The streaming site is refusing to work for many people in the UK right now, with Spotify's support account saying it's currently investigating why "people connecting to our UK data centre" are unable to get online. Are you up or down, or a defiant vinyl enthusiast with an extra reason to be smug today? [Spotify Support] Read More >>

wikileaks
The WikiLeaks Server That Hosted Cablegate Is for Sale on eBay

Shopping for a new server? Want a piece of whistleblower history? Want to piss off Julian Assange? You can do all three of these things at once, if you buy the server that hosted hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks a few years ago. And it still works! Read More >>

porn
Sick Porn Stashed on Hacked Servers to Escape Detection

The Internet Watch Foundation has unearthed a clever yet depressing technique sickos are using to stash and distribute child porn online, with illegal images apparently being hosted on hacked servers without the knowledge of site owners. Read More >>

Mac Pro Rack
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New Mac Pro Racks Look More Like Missile Batteries

The new Mac Pro's bin-like design is certainly a departure from your usual power desktop towers, which means you need a new kind of rack to host the suckers. Thing is, it makes them look more like a rack of rockets ready to be fired at hackers than a server farm. Read More >>