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Inside OpenSSL's battle to change its license: Coders' rights, tech giants, patents and more

Analysis Devs who fail to get respond to call for change will count as 'yes' votes

First the Rise of the Machines, now this: UK military's Exercise Information Warrior

Comment From drones to smart warships. Well, sort of

FedEx paying five dollars to install Flash

Bribes on offer as courier's custom printing service needs Adobe's security sinkhole

Boffins reveal how to pour a perfect glass of wine with no drips. First step, take a diamond...

Video Groove breakthrough prevents shameful leakage

Google slaps Symantec for sloppy certs, slow show of SNAFUs

Certs will keep working, but Chrome will be suspicious, soon

Disney plotting 15 more years of Star Wars

First we'll get non-digital Leia and Han Solo: Young Adult with Chewie and Falcon back story

The Sun's been using facial scrub: no spots for two weeks

Move along, nothing to see here, says NASA. It's just Sol cycling as usual

Amazon dodges $1.5bn US tax bill: It's OK to run sales through Europe out of IRS reach – court

If only we could all open a Luxembourg office, eh?

Spotted: Bizarre SpaceX rocket-snatching machine that looks like it belongs on Robot Wars

Pic Mawhrin-Skel to ride again?

Amazing new WikiLeaks CIA bombshell: Agents can install software on Apple Macs, iPhones right in front of them

And in 2009 – just 8 years ago

We're 90 per cent sure the FCC's robocall kill plan won't have the slightest impact

Dumb and dumber, or the lightest of light touches?

Blinking cursor devours CPU cycles in Visual Studio Code editor

Crappy Chromium code is the culprit, we're told

If you were cuffed during Trump's inauguration, cops are trying to crack your smartphone

Vid More than 100 mobes will only take a week to access

US Senate votes to let broadband ISPs sell your browser histories

Hear that? That's the sound of ringing tills, sorry, freedom

CoreOS Tectonic shift: Now you can run it on Azure and OpenStack

Biz-friendly Kubernetes tool gets a little easier to automate

Android Forums resets passwords after hack

Only 2.5 per cent of userbase affected

As ad boycott picks up pace, Google knows it doesn't have to worry

Analysis Why the agencies will come crawling back

Lloyds Banking Group to hang up on call centre staffers

95 people at risk so far

Vodafone's NB-IoT launch dates for Ireland and Netherlands slip

Delay may indicate Internet of Things market is less frantic than thought

Three to lawyer up unless Ofcom intervenes in spectrum market

If we can't buy O2, they must give us MOAR SPECTRUM

Cambridge wheels out latest smart city platform, ready for devs

Got a good Internet of Things problem-solving idea? Try it out with us, says city

Good news, everyone! Two pints a day keep heart problems at bay

And yes, total abstinence isn't good for you

'Clearance sale' shows Apple's iPad is over. It's done

Comment Cheaper or more sophisticated? Cupertino does neither

Defence in Depth: A 'layered' strategy can repel cold attackers

Yes, a vest, cardigan and an overcoat

Yahoo!'s big, fat clustered Google Machine Learning wedding

Analysis Yahoo! open-source code fling builds a better Google, again

Always wanted to build an imaginary hyperscale network? Now, you can

MIT's Flexplane: design on the fly without breaking the network

Carnegie-Mellon Uni emits 'don't be stupid' list for C++ developers

Your hefty guide to avoiding the mistakes everyone makes

eBay dumps users into insecure authentication mechanism

Dump dongles and move to SMS, says tat bazaar, oblivious to deprecation advice

Microsoft loves Linux so much, its OneDrive web app runs like a dog on Windows OS rivals

Aw, your Office 365 storage is crippled? How convenient

LinkedIn starts piping sales data to Salesforce and Dynamics

Remember when Marc Benioff said Microsoft buying LinkedIn was dangerous?

NASA to fire 1Gbps laser 'Wi-Fi' ... into spaaaaace

You may be struggling with crappy broadband – but future astronauts will be able to easily Netflix and chill in orbit

Fake mobile base stations spreading malware in China

'Swearing Trojan' pushes phishing texts around carriers' controls

Huawei picks SUSE for assault on UNIX big iron

Kit and code for those days when you need to hot-swap CPU or memory

TRAPPIST-1's planets are quiet. Quiet as the grave, in fact

Sorry, ET fans: these aren't the exoplanets you're looking for

Ubuntu splats TITSUP bug spread in update

Fat-thumbed DNS patch unpatched, time to re-patch

Strike that: 17,000 AT&T workers down tools in California, Nevada

I dreamed I called Joe Hill last night

Grab 'em by the pussy! Trump's lawyers 'send cease-and-desist letters' to a KITTEN website


It's happening! It's happening! W3C erects DRM as web standard

World has until April 19 to make its views known on latest draft

Russian mastermind of $500m bank-raiding Citadel coughs to crimes

Chap's code infected 11m PCs, helped crooks make off with half a billion bucks, say Feds

Error prone, insecure, inevitable: Say hello to today's facial recog tech

If you want a picture of the future, imagine a database with every human visage

Malware 'disguised as Siemens software drills into 10 industrial plants'

Four years of active infection, claims security biz Dragos

Softcat purrs as customers buy early to dodge Microsoft hikes

Price rises were a nightmare, right? Not for everyone!

With Skype, Microsoft's messaging strategy looks coherent at last (almost)

Analysis It'll probably change next week

Bloke, 48, accused of whaling two US tech leviathans out of $100m

Lithuanian cuffed and charged

JS package catalog npm frees its team software for open source devs

With commercial success, npm can afford to be magnanimous

Gift cards or the iPhone gets it: Hackers threaten Apple with millions of remote wipes

'Turkish crime family' says Bitcoin's also OK

Can we learn to love AI and sex robots?

Reg lecture explores what turning on a machine really means

Calling your redundancy programme Baccarat? Immense Bummer, Management

That's cold, IBM

Metasploit upgraded to sniff out IoT weakspots in corporate networks

Radio frequency testing probes for foreign bodies

Decapitating Rockall: How a 1970s Navy expedition blasted the top off the Atlantic islet

Pics Operation Top Hat report surfaces from the archives

Coppers 'persistently' breach data protection laws with police tech

Staff association warns that systems 'increasingly' being used for personal reasons

Gemalto profits hit by crummy US card sales, dials back expectations by, oh, €100m

PINs hopes on some good news next year

Splunk and New Relic say they're now friends with benefits

Developer data meets operations data for – hey presto! – DevOps dashboards

Hutch's Three UK users ripping through over 6GB a month

Looks 'forward to the next spectrum auction'. Yep, sounds about right

Speaking in Tech: Glassholes are COOL now Apple's doing it

Podcast Plus, Lego tape, the decline of Uber, Brexit for dummies and more!

Plusnet slapped with £880k fine for billing ex customers

You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave

London councils seek assurance over Capita's India offshoring plans

Half of system support engineers put at risk in one authority

UK vuln 'fessing pilot's great but who's going to give a FoI?

Too many ppl, amirite? Poor old Brit govt ...

Surprise! Thanks to the cloud, you've got a hybrid infrastructure

Don't be bitten by the differences

Microsoft delivers secure China-only cut of Windows 10

There's Reds under the Windows! And that's the way China's government wants it

King Battistelli's swish penthouse office the Euro Patent Office doesn't want you to see

Pics Architect proudly displays work for EPO president, gets told to take it down

Uber bans 'brilliant jerks', will train staff on Why Diversity Matters

Maybe we're stupid jerks: company reports record rider traffic in 2017

Web smut seekers take resurgent Ramnit malware from behind

♪ Botnet knocked down, but it gets up again ♪

Juniper emits heavy duty photonic interconnect with a cloudy tinge

Software-defined-networks from photons up to Layer 3

Now THAT'S a landslide victory: Astroboffins snap avalanche on a comet in science first

Pics Plus: Rubber-ducky rock may split in half one day

Nokia blasts 250 Gbps across Atlantic in optical test for Facebook

Boosted capacity of existing fibre by 2.5x. Coming soon: 32 Tbps per fibre

New iPad revealed. Big price cut is main feature

iPhone also now comes in charitable red and the iPhone SE doubles up on memory

Mac OS IM tool Adium lagging on library security vulnerability

libpurple is a 'binary blob of unknown provenance' says researcher

Linux-using mates gone AWOL? Netflix just added Linux support

Brace yourselves, netadmins, streamer's promising more and chunkier vids everywhere

IBM wipes away tiers to join cloud storage price wars

Also ties up with NetApp, Veritas, Red Hat, gets hot about hybrid everything

Microsoft's 'Application Verifier' bug-finder is easily pwnable

Updated Undocumented feature allows installation of persistent malware

Android O my god! It's finally here (for devs)

Will Google's operating system be an 'oh baby' or an 'oh dear' moment for programmers?

Startup offers $10,000 to Silicon Valley techies … who will leave Bay Area

High cost of peninsula leads to 'de-location' offer

FYI anyone who codes outside work: GitHub has a contract to stop bosses snatching it all

For better work-life balance, work more outside of work

What should password managers not do? Leak your passwords? What a great idea, LastPass

Updated Critical bugs found in Chrome, Firefox add-ons

Microsoft cloud TITSUP: Skype, Outlook, Xbox, OneDrive, Hotmail down

Updated Total Inability To Skype Ur Parents

Now UK bans carry-on lappies, phones, slabs on flights from six nations amid bomb fears

Hit list: Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia

World's worst botnet fiends switch from ransomware to stock scam spam


Wang, bang, thank you, mang: Acer exec off to sell PCs for Lenovo

Now, how to do that in a stagnant market?

Sage loses 'trail-blazing' executive after less than six months

De Rojas to have 're-energised' regional business

Info Commish marks own homework, says it didn't break law over Prince Charles request

So that's OK then, nothing to see here

Microsoft IE11 update foxes Telerik dialogue boxes

'Numerous reports' received

$1m Popslate e-ink screen venture tanks, Indiegogo backers flame out

Smartphone hardware school of hard knocks

Fix crap Internet of Things security, booms Internet daddy Cerf

Don't just fling unsecured open source OSes at world+dog, father of the Internet begs

Adobe buddies up with Microsoft for new ways to mine your data

Announces product integrations and new language for exchanging customer data

Google's stock rating downgraded as YouTube ad boycott contagion goes global

Advertisers, please help us build a better swamp

Three cops to data breach

Customers able to view account details of other users

ICO scolds UK councils: GDPR is coming. Are you ready? Pop quiz says you're not

Privacy impact assessments? Anyone? Bueller?

Plans to force ISPs to filter content branded 'disproportionate'

Industry bods not keen on Blighty's mandatory filtering

Are your machines learning how to be intelligent? Tell us about it

M3 call for papers due to close on March 31

Google Spanner in the NewSQL works?

Don't decommission that MySQL server – yet

Huawei's P10 breathing on Samsung's shoulder

Review Pocket powerhouse

Home Office admits it's preparing to accept EU ruling on surveillance

Doesn't say it's going to, just that it is preparing to do so...

Outgoing HPE workers stripped of gym cards and cushy remnants

If only there was some way to work out these frustrations...

Airplane bomb fears spark America's laptop, tablet carry-on ban

Updated Mid-East airports, airlines hit by tough luggage crackdown amid terror intel

What 2017 holds for AI: Will you fear or embrace our machine overlords?

GPU engines are out and AI translators will help you pull

Wanted: Bot mechanic. New nerds, apply within

Sysadmin Blog Servicing your mechanical overlords

Samsung's Bixby totally isn't a Siri ripoff because look – it'll go in phones, TVs, fridges, air con...

If it's cloud connected and has a mic, it'll run it, beams exec

This AI stuff is all talk! Bots invent their own language to natter away behind humans' backs

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Nuclear subs seek virtual SAN, says VMware

VSAN may get a gig on UK's Astute-class boats. And is definitely getting a filesystem

Large Hadron Collider turns up five new particles

This is the stuff that binds Quarks together

Citrix reveals full Xen combo will be cheaper than Xen lite for Azure

XenApp Essentials pricing revealed

ARM's big.LITTLE now big.LITTLE.fat.SKINNY: CPU designer makes room for accelerators

AI. Check. Machine learning. Check. Brand name. Check

Tip for darknet drug lords: Don't wear latex gloves to the post office

Fentanyl merchant was good at Tor, rubbish in meatspace and at deleting browser history

DNS lookups can reveal every web page you visit, says German boffin

The fix is simple: turn your modem on and off again to get a new IP address. Or ask your ISP to assign them more often

New Zealand puts the bite on Apple over taxes

Australia, of all places, is a tax haven for Apple New Zealand

Nest cameras can be easily blacked out by Bluetooth burglars

Updated So far, no patch available to the public

Murder in space: NASA orders astronauts to KILL cripples – then fire bodies back to Earth

Podule returns home after grim experiment leaves 40 dead

Confirmed: TSA bans gear bigger than phones from airplane cabins

Air travel to the US from eight countries appears to be affected

In the land of Google, Holocaust denial, death threats – all fine. LGBT? Oh, no, that's sensitive

Search king tweaks rules to human raters

Google Fiber goes full Wizard of Oz: We're not in Kansas any more

Analysis City wakes up to emails cancelling long-awaited 1Gbps broadband

FBI, NSA top brass: We've seen jack squat to back up Trump's claims of Obama wiretaps

Vid Meanwhile, potential Russian campaign links probed

'Sorry, I've forgotten my decryption password' is contempt of court, pal – US appeal judges

Claiming you can't remember your passphrase to unlock data is willful defiance

WWE star's swiped sex snaps survey spam snares selfie sickos

Click here to see her stolen nudes, and then here, and here, and again here, and...

Safe, staffers? We'll let you know

Access Group exec: We'll be buddies if you survive the redundancy scheme

Like a BaaS: IBM offers Blockchain as a Service

Maybe you could pay with Bitcoin. Like at Microsoft. Oh wait*

Dr Hannah Fry: We need to be wary of algorithms behind closed doors

Interview UCL researcher on the tragedy of the age of data

BlackBerry admits dying BB10 is in pain

Official advice: Don’t touch that phone!

Cheap calls gateway operator has been on bail for 7 years

Kent man faces Wireless Telegraphy Act charges

FCA straps on rubber gloves, eyes Redcentric's accounting mess

Second regulator to probe MSP

Beijing deploys facial scanners to counter public toilet abuse

Penny pinching pensioners restricted to 60cm allocation

Google promises policy review after several big brands pull YouTube ads

Wow, who knew? Clients don't like to be associated with jihadis and racists

Norfolk County Council sent filing cabinet filled with kids' info to a second-hand shop

Updated And all it got in return was a £60k fine

MI5 man to steer GCHQ as Trump wiretapping saga continues

Jeremy 'easy to work with' Fleming is incoming

The world's leading privacy pros talk GDPR with El Reg

Interview US law, EU law and post-Brexit what'll UK do law

Linux, not Microsoft, the real winner of Windows Server on ARM

Sysadmin blog It's a real Peng... win

Uber president quits, says company's values inconsistent with his own leadership style

Jeff Jones jumps joins #deleteuber movement

Effort to fire Euro Patent Office president beaten back – again

Tactical victory for Battistelli and chair as org falls back on status quo

IBM finds Wanda-ful new way to add China to its cloudy Bluemix

Middle Kingdom's biggest property group - Wanda Dalian - buddies up with Big Blue

Atlassian admins, your Struts 2 patch has landed

HipChat, Bamboo, and Crowd get fix

Citrix launches Windows 10 VDI from Azure

But there's no sight of the RemoteApp replacement promised for early 2017

Git sprints carefully towards SHA-1 deprecation

The sky still isn't falling

A router with a fear of heights? Yup. It's a thing

Cisco shipped PSUs that like it low and slow, which is bad news for mountainous networks

Cisco reports bug disclosed in WikiLeaks' Vault 7 CIA dump

More than 300 Borg switches carry critical IOS Telnet vuln the CIA knew about before Cisco

McDonalds India's delivery app was a golden honeypot

Would you like data on 2.2 MEELLION users with that API query?

Intel reveals Optane SSDs: 375GB to start, at surprising speed

Chipzilla want us thinking about queue depth and latency, not just raw IOPS

Shine on, you crazy Eind minds: Boffins fire out 43Gbps infrared 'Wi-Fi'

Super fast but you'll need line-of-sight

Friday security roundup: Secret Service laptop bungle, hackers win prizes, websites leak

Updated And light shed on WikiLeaks' CIA tools handover

Bloke cuffed after 'You deserve a seizure' GIF tweet gave epileptic a fit

Newsweek writer attacked on Twitter after telly appearance – now FBI, cops collar suspect

Lyft drops $27m on the table to make annoying driver lawsuit go away

Settlement conveniently avoids deciding whether app-cabbies are employees

US military's latest toy set: Record-breaking laser death star, er, truck

Vid An armored station with enough power to destroy an entire... drone

Europe will fine Twitter, Facebook, Google etc unless they rip up T&Cs

EC wants language that gives tech giants legal legroom torn down and replaced

The priest, the coder, the Bitcoin drug deals – and today's guilty verdicts

What would Jesus do? Jump on Tor and blow cryptocurrency on blow, apparently

SVN commit this: Subversion to fix file renaming after 15 years

That may not be enough to dethrone Git – but it counts for something

Block-stacker Datera cuddles up to cloudy pal, preps for sales push

Hires Flavio Santoni into presidential role

An under-appreciated threat to your privacy: Security software

Interview Also, yes, we can handle the CIA, says F-Secure lead researcher Jarno Niemelä

Brit firm lands £58m EU spy drone 'copter contract

Who needs humans to gaze over the seas anyway?

National Audit Office: Brit aircraft carrier project is fine and dandy... for now

Small matter of an ongoing personnel shortage, though

New disk drive maker? No such luck

The giddy storage news whirl whirls on and on and on

Shameless crooks fling Star Trek-themed ransomware at world

Live long and (don't) prosper

Gov.UK pulls plug on its YouTube ads amid extremism concerns

Needs reassurances they'll be delivered in 'appropriate' way

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