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More Industry Cloning’s

Posted: 23 November

More Industry Cloning’s

IPT have been informed of 3+ more attempted cloning’s in recent days – *Please be very careful*

Some fraudsters are CLONING huge companies like Exertis, BT. Plus some are using FAKE skypes & emails for smaller companies as well. 

But of course huge companies lie BT & Exertis will not be contacting traders to buy goods …… NEVER. 

You must be professional and check not only...

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Questions and Answers on VAT reform in the EU

Posted: 4 October
European Commission - Fact Sheet

Questions and Answers on VAT reform in the EU

Brussels, 4 October 2017

Questions and Answers on VAT reform in the EU

Why does the EU's VAT system need reform?

The current VAT rules for cross-border trade between businesses in EU Member States date back to 1993, just after the creation of the Single Market. At the time, they were meant to be transitional. The rules do not take into account technological...

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UAE firms must prove VAT-compliance

Posted: 25 September

UAE logistics firms must prove VAT-compliance
by ASC Staff on Sep 25, 2017, www.arabiansupplychain.com

Companies operating in the UAE will need to prove their VAT compliance to tax officials, according to Girish Chand, director, MCA Chartered Accountants, who spoke at the VAT Talks conference in Dubai.

The sessions were held to discuss the impact of VAT on business operations, especially their supply chain, working capital, commercial operations...

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The Latest VAT Tribunal Cases

Posted: 12 July

The Latest VAT Tribunal Cases

Hi all, this is for information.

To assist you find the latest decisions we have found the links.

Click the links below to see the decisions of the relevant cases:

ESSENTIAL TELECOM LTD

Full Decision Link - Click Here

CHANGTEL SOLUTIONS UK LIMITED

Full Decision Link - Click Here

LEEDS SMITH CONSULTING LIMITED

Full Decision Link - Click Here
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Warning - More Cloning Attempts

Posted: 12 February

Warning - EVEN More Cloning Attempts

Please be as careful as possible when doing your deals & checks.

We have more reports of attempted clonings  - from giving others vat numbers to changing bank details on invoices and trying to defraud companies.

Most will have slightly different email addresses to the REAL web address which you can google to find. always call the real company and ask for the person to check!

Note: This is especially...

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News feed - The Register

Win 7, Server 2008 'Total Meltdown' exploit lands, pops admin shells

26 April - 04:03

Plus: Xen admins – you need to get patching your patches, too

If you're not up-to-date with your Intel CPU Meltdown patches for Windows 7 or Server 2008 R2, get busy with that, because exploit code for Microsoft's own-goal flaw is available.…

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Cohesity touts instant gratification for cloud-surfing virtual machines

26 April - 03:03

Let us pour you some of this CloudSpin juice, upstart says

Secondary storage hyperconverger Cohesity has extended its on-premises appliance products range with software now running in AWS and Azure, and able to spin up backed-up VMs direct in the two cloudy places.…

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In a touching Monty Python tribute today, Microsoft's Office 365 makes everything spam

26 April - 01:06

Punters less amused by inbox-clearing glitch

A gremlin within the spam filters in Microsoft's Office 365 today caused the cloud-based service to toss all incoming emails into the junk folder.…

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When tyrants pull on their jackboots to stamp out free speech online, they reach for... er, a Canadian software biz?

26 April - 00:08

Web scrubber accused of ignoring obligation to mitigate misuse of its code

Netsweeper, a maker of online-content-filtering software in Canada, has been called out for allowing its tools to aid internet censorship.…

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US schools' IT systems drop out after weekend firmware update misery

25 April - 22:39

Three-day outage sparked by bungled software rollout for data-center gear

A botched network switch firmware update caused school IT systems to fall over in the US state of Washington, it is claimed.…

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America's states try to restart net neutrality – with very mixed results

25 April - 21:59

Alaska and California moving forward, Colorado not so much

Efforts to impose net neutrality protections before federal rules are repealed are taking place across the US, but are currently very hit-and-miss as the big ISPs swing lobbying dollars against them.…

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Academics: Shutting down Facebook API damages research, oversight, competition

25 April - 21:25

Open letter throws heavy shade on social network's research initiative

Facebook’s API lock-down will hurt legitimate researchers and damage scrutiny of social networks, a group of boffins have warned.…

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Patch Drupal now: Yet another critical website bug found – a sequel to 'Drupalgeddon2'

25 April - 20:49

Third flaw fix in a month evokes déjà vu

After scrambling to patch a critical vulnerability late last month, Drupal is at it again.…

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ISO blocks NSA's latest IoT encryption systems amid murky tales of backdoors and bullying

25 April - 20:33

Experts complain of shoddy tech specs and personal attacks

Two new encryption algorithms developed by the NSA have been rejected by an international standards body amid accusations of threatening behavior.…

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PC recycler gets 15 months in the clink for whipping up 28,000 bootleg Windows 7, XP recovery discs

25 April - 19:46

E-waste activist's appeal fails as Redmond scores a win

PC reseller Eric Lundgren will spend up to 15 months behind bars after a US Court of Appeals upheld his sentence on charges of conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit goods and criminal copyright infringement.…

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You say Halo and I say goodbye: Microsoft throws the book at unauthorised mod devs

25 April - 18:57

Redmond unleashes DMCA barrage on ElDewrito team

Microsoft has come down hard on ElDewrito, a community-made mod for the cancelled Halo Online, lobbing DMCA takedown notices and sending its legal team to have a "brief conversation" with the modders.…

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Hotel, motel, Holiday Inn? Doesn't matter – they may need to update their room key software

25 April - 18:34

Eggheads craft skeleton cards to unlock doors in global chains

Infosec outfit F-Secure has uncovered security vulnerabilities in hotel keycard systems that can be exploited by miscreants to break into rooms across the globe.…

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TSB boss: We know everything's working, you just can't see that

25 April - 18:01

Web banking still down for half of customers

In the latest update from TSB about its continued web wobbles, the British bank has told us that while it knows everything is working, punters might not realise that fact because... internet banking still isn't entirely working.…

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World's biggest DDoS-for-hire souk shuttered, masterminds cuffed

25 April - 16:59

Webstresser.org taken down by Europol plod and chums

Cops yesterday cuffed IT admins behind the "world’s biggest DDoS marketplace", webstresser.org, Europol confirmed today.…

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There's just one month left 'til the big day: May 25... but don't panic!

25 April - 16:29

Are you a hoopy frood?

Today, 25 April, marks exactly one month until a truly momentous milestone - but an exclusive El Reg analysis* has revealed that as many as 42 organisations are not yet full of froods.…

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Blighty stuffs itself in Galileo airlock and dares Europe to pull the lever

25 April - 15:53

As toys fly from prams over post-Brexit access to sat system, UK.gov is reminded: You agreed to this

The furore over Britain's potential loss of access to Europe's Galileo satellite system post-Brexit turned up a notch this week – as a report blamed British officials' iffy approach to negotiations.…

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Danish submariner to serve 16 years in prison for murder of Kim Wall

25 April - 15:25

Life sentence for inventor who lured journalist aboard crowdfunded vessel

The Danish submarine innovator who murdered journalist Kim Wall has been handed a life sentence by a Copenhagen court.…

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TSB outage, day 5: What do you mean you can't log in? Our systems are up and running. Up and running, we say!

25 April - 14:48

Users report creaky systems, load balancer errors

Embattled bank TSB has claimed its IT systems are now "up and running" – despite many users still reporting they can’t get into their accounts.…

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Is automation going to put you out of a job? Probably not, but…

25 April - 14:04

You've got to use your time much more wisely if you want to stay employed

Research  Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, the fourth industrial revolution – we’re hearing a lot about how technology is going to automate everything and render whole cohorts of fleshy, fallible and inefficient humans surplus to needs.…

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Yes, drone biz DJI's Go 4 app does phone home to China – sort of

25 April - 13:51

But that doesn't mean it's spilling all your beans, data audit finds

Chinese drone firm DJI is pushing back against claims it quietly beams user data back to the homeland by releasing the results of an audit it paid for – which found the DJI Go 4 app indeed sends some data to Hong Kong.…

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Oracle snaffles 'don't seat us next to that smelly brand' Brit adtech firm Grapeshot

25 April - 13:07

Acquisition for undisclosed sum latest in Big Red's foray into marketing

Oracle has bought a UK biz that claims to help firms avoid putting their ads next to dodgy images or content – just as the marketing tech industry faces increased scrutiny and uncertainty.…

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Software transformation for the rest of us: Check out the lineup of talks at our devops conference

25 April - 12:54

Continuous Lifecycle puts real business at heart of the agenda

Event  If you’re ever wondered whether traditional companies are at a disadvantage when it comes to exploiting the latest software development and deployment strategies, you should get yourself down to our Continuous Lifecycle London conference in three weeks' time.…

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UK gov grilled over massive exposure to struggling outsourcer Capita

25 April - 12:14

Think tank reckons public sector has over 1,000 contracts

The British government has received a grilling over its exposure to 1,000 plus Capita contracts, following a pre-tax loss of £515m reported by the outsourcing giant yesterday.…

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$50 add-on can turn your mobe into a less misanthropic House MD

25 April - 10:52

Gizmo ideal for diagnosing disease in remote areas

Researchers have come up with an optical gadget which, when attached to a smartphone, can check samples for 12 infectious diseases at once.…

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The tech you're reading these words on – you have two Dundee uni boffins to thank for that

25 April - 10:15

Spear and LeComber stumbled on the thin-film-transistor liquid-crystal display 40 years ago

Every time you use a smartphone, glance at your smart watch, fire up a computer, watch TV or endure a PowerPoint presentation, you experience a little bit of Dundee.…

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Recycling tech biz bosses get years for VAT fraud, money laundering

25 April - 09:29

Didn't realise IT was only thing were supposed to refurbish

A dastardly duo running IT recycling businesses that pilfered nearly £145,000 in VAT and laundered cash for a gang of fraudsters face years behind bars, HMRC confirmed today.…

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Russians poised to fire intercontinental ballistic missile... into space with Sentinel-3 sat on board

25 April - 09:03

Ahhhahaha, had you going then

The European Space Agency (ESA) is all a-quiver at the prospect of the second Sentinel-3 satellite launch, due this evening atop a Russian Rockot launcher.…

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Apple debugs debugger, nukes pesky vulns in iOS, WebKit, macOS

25 April - 08:01

Cook's Cupertino crew corrects coding cockups

Apple has issued a trio of updates to patch security vulnerabilities in Safari, macOS, and iOS.…

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ICANN takes Whois begging bowl to Europe, comes back empty

25 April - 07:07

Rude awakening – yet again – for American DNS supremo

ICANN has been told for a second time that it must fundamentally change its Whois service to become compliant with Europe's incoming privacy law – and do so within the next month.…

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Cosmic prang probe: Euro space boffins to smash sats, virtually

25 April - 06:02

ESA wants to solve crucial riddle: What really happens when accidents occur in orbit?

The European Space Agency is launching a new research project to study satellite collisions in space.…

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Microsoft Lean's in: Slimmed-down Windows 10 OS option spotted

25 April - 01:12

A return to mobile, bloat-busting build or something else?

Pics  Microsoft's Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17650 (Redstone 5), released last week via the Windows Insider program, includes a stripped-down version of the operating system called Windows 10 Lean.…

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Oh dear... Netizens think 'private' browsing really means totally private

25 April - 00:32

The only thing 'private' was the parts you were leering at, friend

Netizens have the wrong idea about what their web browser's "private" or "incognito" mode actually does.…

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Turn that bachelor pad into a touch pad: Now you can paint buttons, sensors on your walls

24 April - 23:58

Conductive material touted by Mickey Mouse boffins

Vid  At about $20 per square metre, scientists at Carnegie Mellon University and Disney Research have devised a way to turn walls into a touch interface.…

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Facebook can't admit the truth, says data-slurp boffin Kogan

24 April - 23:25

Cambridge Analytica’s PR crisis man claims ‘morale is pretty good now’ in office

The egghead behind the mass slurp of Facebook users’ information has said the social network is in “PR crisis mode” – as Cambridge Analytica enacted a crisis management of its own.…

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Good news: AI could solve the pension crisis – by triggering a nuclear apocalypse by 2040

24 April - 21:36

New US RAND report predicts a grim technological future

AI could kick start a nuclear war by 2040, according to a dossier published this month by the RAND Corporation, a US policy and defence think tank.…

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Happy having Amazon tiptoe into your house? Why not the car, then? In-trunk delivery – what could go wrong?

24 April - 20:56

New Bezos scheme opens up vehicles as drop-off points

Amid worries about social network and ad-related privacy invasions, Amazon is asking for invitations into people's homes and cars.…

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Yahoo! fined! $35m! for! covering! up! massive! IT! security! screwup!

24 April - 20:09

Now, who wants to take a look at the revamped Yahoo Mail?

The Disaster Formerly Known as Yahoo! has been fined $35m by US financial watchdog, the SEC, for failing to tell anyone about one of the world's largest ever computer security breaches.…

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AWS DNS network hijack turns MyEtherWallet into ThievesEtherWallet

24 April - 20:04

Audacious BGP seizure of Route 53 IP addys followed by crypto-cyber-heist

Updated  Crooks today hijacked internet connections to Amazon Web Services systems to ultimately steal a chunk of alt-coins from online cryptocurrency website MyEtherWallet.com.…

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Bargain-happy Brits snub big four mobile network operators

24 April - 19:28

Plucky MVNOs snag top five spots for customer satisfaction

You can stuff your VoLTE and Notched iPhones – bargain-conscious Brits are shunning the big mobile operators for cheap-as-chips virtual network operators instead.…

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Audiophiles have really taken to the warm digital tone of streaming music

24 April - 19:14

Revenues up 41 per cent, industry in 'recovery mode'

Streaming revenues rose 41 per cent to become the largest source of income for recorded music in 2017.…

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Cocky SAP struts stuff after cloud sales pass €1 BEEELLION

24 April - 18:39

Salesfor.... who? CEO predicts CRM crown will be his

Top brass at SAP are finally walking with some swagger after recording the firm's first ever €1bn-plus revenue cloud quarter, so much so that they even felt compelled to fire some warning shots at rival Salesforce.…

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Critical infrastructure needs more 21qs6Q#S$, less P@ssw0rd, UK.gov security committee told

24 April - 18:18

Plus: No one will say whether Huawei, ZTE are the baddies

Banks could plug their security vulnerabilities by simply improving password protections, the deputy CEO of the Prudential Regulation Authority has told the House of Lords in England.…

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This week in storage: Film folk, HDDs, tape and stacks and stacks of dusty data

24 April - 16:37

We want to suck your... data up into our cloud

The storage enterprise trade is simultaneously hoping what happened in Vegas does and doesn't stay there as the news of new products, tech developments, company changes and people moving jobs flooded out of the NAB conference in Nevada.…

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Astroboffins build AI to chase galactic blue nuggets in space

24 April - 16:01

Color-coded stellar searcher seeks out young stars

AI systems can be trained to help astronomers identify if galaxies are still active in producing new stars, according to a new study published in The Astrophysical Journal.…

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Eclipse Foundation pushes faster, cloudier Jakarta EE

24 April - 15:34

Platform fka Java EE gets new governance model, hopes for bigger community

The Eclipse Foundation has today released the new governance model for Jakarta EE, with an emphasis on creating a cloud native, code-first and community-led project that is faster and more innovative.…

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Medic! Orangeworm malware targets hospitals worldwide

24 April - 15:00

Hacking campaign goes after care providers and equipment

If there's one thing security vendors love it's a catchilly-named piece of malware to whip up fervor over, and boy is it a good day to be Symantec.…

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Lenovo heading towards Hong Kong exchange index boot

24 April - 14:42

Hang Seng stock price fall leaves vendor facing blue chip index chop

Lenovo is in danger of getting booted off the Hong Kong stock exchange's benchmark equity index because of its crashing share price.…

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Whoops! Google forgot to delete Right To Be Forgotten search result

24 April - 14:10

Until El Reg had a quiet word, that is

Exclusive  Ten days after Google lost a Right To Be Forgotten judgment in London's High Court, one of the search results the judge ordered the search giant to delete was still online – until The Register asked Mountain View what it was doing there.…

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New and inventive code is transforming your business – and bringing with it new and inventive ways for things to fail

24 April - 14:04

Here's how to ensure biz continuity at your workplace

Opinion  Businesses are becoming increasingly digitalised, with operations and customer experiences relying on data and devices being online all the time.…

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UK 'meltdown' bank TSB's owner: Our IT migration was a 'success'

24 April - 13:52

Spanish daddy Sabadell talks up 'international integrations'

TSB's Spanish owner Sabadell has proudly boasted about the success of its IT integration - amid widespread chaos for customers in Britain still grappling with the fallout out of a botched systems upgrade.…

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