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AT&T's spying millions

Avira debuts freebie VPN

FireMon buys FortyCloud

VXer turns to ancient freemium model to flog keylogger, malware tools

'Researcher' sells spamming, trojan wares

Atlantis, stateless virtual desktops, and containers

Not a lot of difference and we support the one, so let's support the other

Google fibre: Subs up, Revenue up, expansion over

Access CEO asks Google Maps for nearest exit

This is not a drill: Hackers pop stock Nexus 6P in five minutes

Keen hackers at Mobile Pwn2Own

'Outpaced' ASIO was infiltrated by Soviets

Spy agency faced 'incredible growth' in spies in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, book reveals

Juniper revenue up, but profit slips for Q3

A cloudy forecast points towards a flattish Q4

Akamai rides on the botnet's back to US$584 million quarter

Security biz up, content distribution down

IBM Australia didn't stress-test #censusfail router and blocked password resets

IT Crowd jokes aside, who okayed this mess?

Benioff on being hacked: We're looking into some next-gen fax machines

Salesforce CEO talks diversity, investments and, yes, making the world a better place

Disaster in Cupertino: Apple only made US$9bn last quarter

'Holy s**t, Tim!' - profits have slipped to a mere 'bonkers'

US judge rubber-stamps Volkswagen's 'Dieselgate' settlement

475,000 Americans will get trade-in value plus $5k to $10k compensation

Asterisk users need to patch DoS bug

Overlap dialling lets attacker shut down system

Low-power transistors hint at alternative to battery bonfires

Cambridge researchers envision electronics that thrive on a starvation diet

That time Brian Krzanich had dinner with Elon Musk, Marc Benioff, David Blaine and Lars from Metallica

Intel CEO talks teamwork, not reading books and white privilege

Want to use 3D XPoint DIMMs with Intel Purley Xeons? Wait a couple of years for second-gen

Not first-gen Purley in 2017 as we were sorta promised

Did Apple leak a photo of its new Macbook Pro in an OS update? Our survey says: Yes

Hidden image of product unearthed in latest Sierra

What has 500,000 thumbs and is no longer being sued by HP? Panasonic

Sides settle beef over the cost of that DVD player you never use

Google gobbles startup that claims its tech is like a mind reader (gulp)

Chocolate Factory has acquired Eyefluence to watch you watch VR

'Every step your anti-theft tracker takes – I'll be watching you'

Phone-sync'd widgets open folks to stalker risk

HPE buffs OpenStack cloud to woo public-shy types

OpenStack Summit Helion a 'real environment for production'

Uber's robo-truck makes first delivery of ... Budweiser in Colorado

Sour taste ahead for professional drivers

And for our next trick, says Google while literally wheeling out a humongous tablet ...

Pic Jamboard is a cheaper Microsoft Surface Hub

ARM: Hold my beer, we'll install patches for your crappy IoT gear for you

ARM TechCon CPU designer touts cloud to push updates securely to all devices

SUSE: Question. What do you call second-place in ARM enterprise server linux? Answer: Red Hat

ARM TechCon We win! Boo-yeah! First place out of three?

Samsung patches Galaxy Note 7 to not explode as two-thirds of phones recalled

Fine, but you really should consider replacing it by now

Paging 1994: Crap encryption still rife in devices

Switch to asymmetric keys, stat!

Microsoft's Cognitive Toolkit on GitHub in all its speech-recognising glory

Now go forth – and develop armies of soulless stenographers

Cohesity COO Riccardo Di Blasio cut loose by board after HR probe

Exclusive Lack of cohesion

And so we enter day seven of King's College London major IT outage

Q: What happens when a one-disk-failure-tolerant RAID fails? A: So do new applicants

Bloody robots! 860k public sector jobs to be automated by 2030, say researchers

Yeah yeah. Humanity is unnecessary. We're sick of experts shoving it in our faces

Existing security standards are fine for IoT gizmos in electrical grids

IoT World Congress Why are you screaming and tearing your hair out?

Surveillance by consent: Commissioner launches UK-wide CCTV strategy

Guidelines issued on ensuring the public is protected, not spied on

BlackBerry DTEK60: An elegant flagship for grown-ups

Hands-on Review Shame about the name

Job ad asks for 'detrimental' sysadmin

Yep. That sounds about right

Small fry Scale offers single-node HCI boxen for the ROBO crowd

That's plenty for Remote and Branch Offices, says firm

Aussie trams equivalent to 30 skateboarding rhinos

Reg Standards Bureau Well knock us off our unicycles, we had no idea!

Capita's head of tech solutions resigns

Another one bites the dust

Will AI spell the end of humanity? The tech industry wants you to think so

Or is that what the Matrix wants us to think?

The cloud is not new. What we are doing with it is

Sysadmin blog Envisioning provisioning

Euro Central Bank backs money laundering rules for virtual currency exchanges

But 'illegal activities might continue to be financed'

Microsoft: Watch out millennials for evil Security Essentials

Scammers: 'Gunna be lit, fam'

Swedes ban camera spy-drones for anything but crime fighting

Bike-mounted cams on the ground are just fine, though

Graduate recruitment site exposed 50,000 CVs sent to Virgin Media UK

Kid schools telco: 'So have you heard of access controls?'

Accountant falls for sexy Nigerian email scammer, gives her £150k he cheated out of pal

Brian Ridpath has 419 problems, but the potentially fictional Lisa Johnson ain't one

Amazon unleashes on-prem-VM-to-cloud application teleporter

Erm … didn't Amazon just make a deal with VMware for something similar? Yes, it did

WiGig spec hints at 5G offering 8 Gbps over 10 metres

Wi-Fi Alliance certification program kicks off with Intel, Qualcomm chipsets to the fore

Data management services have to get proactive – Acronis

Comment Aggressive data protection services needed, as every business's data gets hyperscale

Iceland's Pirate Party tops polls ahead of national elections

Manifesto silent on copyright, calls for privacy, anonymity and open data in open formats

Reports: Twitter chainsaw massacre redux on the cards

300 staff to get their 140-character farewell

MedSec's St Jude pacemaker hacks confirmed by pen-tester

Bishop Fox report says Merlin@Home vulns are real and deadly

Joomla! readies patch for core vulnerability so critical it isn't talking

Patch to drop 1400 UTC, Tuesday. And the haste of its release suggests this is scary

IBM Australia again blames ISPs for #censusfail, is also 'unreservedly' sorry

Big Blue in compensation talks with Australian government

IBM kills off SoftLayer brand, puts it in the Bluemix

♬ 'Cause tonight is the night when two become one ♬

Judge orders FBI to reveal whether White House launched 'Tor pedo' torpedo exploits

Alleged Playpen perverts win a concession

2016 has been a garbage fire. But 2017's looking up – there'll be loads of IPOs, beams Intel

Head of chip giant's VC arm bullish about exits

Verizon boss: Yahoo! email hack 'is a big deal to us', we'll decide new price next month

Lowell McAdam talks acquisitions, 5G and IoT

CEO of VoIP biz admits in court: It was all a $1.8bn Ponzi scheme

Unsuspecting investors given full Brazilian from TelexFree scam operation

LinkedIn, Dropbox hack suspect named as Yevgeniy Nikulin by US prosecutors

Russia hoping to block accused miscreant's extradition

It's nearly 2017 and JPEGs, PDFs, font files can hijack your Apple Mac, iPhone, iPad

Get patching now

Finally, that tech fad's over: Smartwatch sales tank more than 50%

Apple still rules the roost – but it's not a popular perch

Intel throws the ball long with sports, VR and IoT cash injections

Chip giant puts $38m into next generation of digital tech

Clinton, Trump actually agree on something – blocking AT&T's Time Warner mega-buy

No matter who wins US prez race, merger faces rocky ride

US docs halve screen time for tots: No more than an hour a day

But babies can start video chatting early

App proves Rowhammer can be exploited to root Android phones – and there's little Google can do to fully kill it

Hardware vuln strikes 18 of 27 tested mobes

NetSuite's pre-Oracle curtain call: Growth and costs increase

Looks past pesky shareholders to joyful Ellison marriage

Gravitational lensing event could provide ideal conditions for planet hunting

Astronomers will have to wait until 2028, according to predictions

Asda server glitch leaves customers without online shopping

Soz, you'll just have to get in your car and pick up a basket

Chinese electronics biz recalls webcams at heart of botnet DDoS woes

US products compromised by Mirai mischief in another Internet of Things success

Newly discovered cave-dwelling creepy-crawly is four times the man* you are

Millipede possesses a tetrad of todgers. Oh, and 200 poison glands

Murder in the Library of Congress

Copyright chief removed, moved sideways

Government Digital Service under review after rural payments cockup

Audit follows IT disaster that resulted in farmers being underpaid

Stung by Azure and AWS cost shock? Penny-pinchers love them some OpenStack

'Spotlight' on the money in a post-cloud-hype world

Bad news, Trump. NASty storage is pretty popular, too

But don't forget: the network needs monitoring

Paid Wikipedia-fiddling on wheels

Reputation management comes out of the shadows

AI lawyer: I know how you ruled next summer

RotM Nearly 80% accuracy in human rights trials from reports

Hacktivist crew claims it launched last week's DDoS mega-attack

Dyn-Dyn-Dyn... it's a knockout!

Huzzah! Java EE 8 by October ... 2017, says Oracle

MicroProfile play targets the Eclipse Foundation

Hitachi ups its array game with new hardware and software

Fatter flash and in-drive compression helps to boost performance

Parliamentarians ask Obama to withdraw Lauri Love extradition request

Cross-party collective of 105 MPs sign open letter to US President to save Love

Cabinet Office gears up to ink mega Oracle deal

How's that plan to break with monopoly suppliers going?

HPE to offer hybrid cloud hypermarket to world+dog

Not just Europeans who'll consume Cloud 28+

Microsoft: We're hiking UK cloud prices 22%. Stop whining – it's the Brexit

On-prem set for 13% hike

Is Google using YouTube to put one over on Samsung?

Let’s hope not. Somebody might notice

Ageing GSM crypto cracked on commodity graphics rig

A*STAR Singapore shows how easy it is

Slowmo Violin train crash still sliding down the tracks

Comment How long before it goes off the rails?

Chap turns busted laptop into phone keyboard, in Himalayan book-rescue mission

Kind of a hacker-MacGyver story

Hackers pop top 'secure' wireless keyboard and mouse kits, gain RCE

Ruxcon Patch? Nah, we'll just remove 'secure' from the tin: vendor

Thanks, IoT vendors: your slack attitude will get regulators moving

Networks also need to grab a mirror and look at themselves

Microsoft drops tools to help ingest and model big datasets

Get your Rs into gear, data scientists

Brute force cred crunchers gifted Username Anarchy

Ruxcon dpauli, darren.pauli, darrenp, pauli.darren, paulid

Kroll Ontrack acquired for US$410m by LDiscovery

Behold! A global titan of data retrieval is upon us

AWS budget tool update gives suits the control they crave

Why not run two versions of services and turn on the bad one once budgets run low?

Every LTE call, text, can be intercepted, blacked out, hacker finds

Ruxcon Emergency fail over provisions abused

Mozilla plots TLS 1.3 future for Firefox

Quicker handshake starts encrypting data sooner

DARPA hands space junk spotting scope to US Air Force

Space Surveillance Telescope can spot specks of shiny 36,000km away

AT&T buys Time Warner for US$85.4bn or 1.25 Dell-EMCs

Batman, HBO, Harry Potter, CNN to become 'addressable advertised personal social mobile experience'

Pacemaker maker St Jude faces new security flaw claims from biz short-selling its stock

This is not the way to get vulnerabilities fixed

Judge nailed for trying to bribe Fed with fizzy water (aka Bud Light)

Attempt to steal wife's text messages gets all watered down

Machine-learning craze reaches freelancers: AI skills sought for gigs

Fed up with artificial intelligence hype? The blather is only just beginning

Today the web was broken by countless hacked devices – your 60-second summary

Updated IoT gadgets behind tens of millions of IP addresses flooded DNS biz Dyn

Como–D'oh! Infosec duo exploits OCR flaw to nab a website's HTTPS cert

Pair abused typo blind spot to game certificate authority

Smoking hole found on Mars where Schiaparelli lander, er, 'landed'

Pic 4KM plummet to surface shattered Euro spacecraft

DNS devastation: Top websites whacked offline as Dyn dies again

Twitter, Amazon, AirBnB, Github and many others hit in DDoS attack on infrastructure

Boffins twist beams of neutrons into pasta to cook up holograms

Fun but it's probably better for measuring really small things

Gartner's seers pass judgement on storage industry leaders

Quadrantic magicians do their square rating thingy

Acronis: Yep, we're using blockchain for backup now

Blockchain timestamped hashing fraud check

OpenStack-flinger Mirantis signs landmark NTT deal

Private cloud - as a service, sir?

EMC moves into Dell house: Where'd I put the spoons?

Comment Check the Org chart, will you

Hewlett Packard Enterprise gives UK boss control of Ireland

No, not the whole country, just the whole country operation

Dyn dinged by DDoS: US DNS firm gives web a bad hair day

Reddit, Github, Airbnb and pals affected

New measurement alert. The Pogba: 1,200Pg = NHS annual budget

Reg Standards Bureau You gotta have standards

Today is the 211th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar

Toast the Immortal Memory of Admiral Lord Nelson, shipmates

Hax0rs sow Discord by using VoIP service to sling malware at gamers

Not even playtime's safe these days

Computacenter Q3 numbers lifted by weak British Pound

'Hurrah for the Euro and our services biz in Germany' cheers reseller titan

Hapless Network Rail contractors KO broadband in Uxbridge

30 cables cut and countless masts out of action

No matter who becomes US president, America's tech giants are going to be quids in

Both parties promising massive tax break on overseas earnings

Hack us and you're basically attacking America, says UK defence sec

And we'll attack you back, promises Defence Secretary

Meet the slimeballs who are openly sabotaging Virgin Media

Amazingly slow Shropshire attack causes sluggish services

UK fintech firm reaches for Ireland Brexit escape hatch

Seeks passporting clarity

Lessons from the Mini: Before revamping or rebooting anything, please read this

How not to throw the baby out with the bathwater

Oh joy. You can now buy a gold plated quadcopter drone

And fly it at more than 16 times the legally permitted height, we're told

What will happen when I'm too old to push? (buttons, that is)

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Glitzy gadgets begin to lose their appeal

Sky’s CEO drops MVNO bombshell at results conference

Firm's sure to use its sports lure to bring in the punters

Hardware ain't hard, money is: Crowdfunding, bootstraps and startups

Radbot Can you rattle the tin for marketing? Really?

Sysadmin flees asbestos scare with disk drive, blank pay cheques, angry builders in pursuit

On-Call And he needed rather obscure controllers to get anything working again

AMD is a rounding error on Intel's spreadsheet and that sucks for us all

Zen biz's only hope is to avoid Chipzilla's wrath, it seems

Puppet shows its hand: All your software is belong to us

Special report In the future code is going to be managed and deployed by other code

Glued-shut IT wallets hindered UK govt's programmes – study

Viewing big initiatives as tech projects not helpful, say Brunel researchers

Slack whacks global account hijack holes

For a while there your Slack account could be hijacked with just a username

Rogue sysadmins the target of Microsoft's new 'Shielded VM' security

VMware's also trying to stop Dennis Nedry in vSphere 6.5, but both trail the NSA and Xen

Fruity hacking group juiced by Microsoft's October patch parade

Get your patching done, people, this Font-borne bug is being actively exploited

Two new dinosaurs walked from South America to Australia, via Antarctica

Skeleton suggests beast as long as a London bus

Spam scum ping global blacklists to wreck rep

Email pests seek clean machines for better hit rates.

IBM throws ISP under a bus for Australia's #Censusfail

Big Blue claims ISP allowed DDoS. ISP says IBM rejected DDoS advice and services

Dirty COW explained: Get a moooo-ve on and patch Linux root hole

Code dive Widespread flaw can be easily exploited to hijack PCs, servers, gizmos, phones

Google pays $100k to anti-malware crusader Giovanni Vigna

Prolific malware murderer bags Mountain View's Security, Privacy and Anti-Abuse award

DIY website builder Weebly was secured feebly

43m credentials lifted, plus 58m more at Modern Business Solutions and 22m from FourSquare

Microsoft kinda did OK this quarter – but whatever, Wall Street loves Satya Nadella

It's the cloud economy, stupid

Verizon: Data center sale going nicely. Yahoo! bid? Not so much

Lawyers now working to decide how much to knock off the Purple Palace offer

Three million debit cards at risk after hackers raid Indian payment systems

It wasn't us, gov! Hitachi Payment Services denies its ATMs were pwned

Despite best efforts, fewer and fewer women are working in tech

It's not the boardroom that needs a change, it's the classroom

File this: XtremIO to fling forth filer functionality

Analysis NASty: Gen-two gear will add transactional file operations on block base

US DNC hackers blew through SIX zero-days vulns last year alone

Most targets were individuals with Gmail addresses

Uni students float into Hyperloop finals with levitating prototype

Magnetic tech gives 14-foot-long tube a tiny lift

Cheapest Apple iPhone 7's flash memory is waaaaay slower than pricier model

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Boffins exploit Intel CPU weakness to run rings around code defenses

Branch buffer shortcoming allows hackers to reliably install malware on systems

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