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Uber engineer's widow: Stress and racism killed my husband ... Uber: Let's make flying cars!

Taxi app upstart pushed father-of-two to suicide, say lawyers

Kit Kat bar

Microsoft cracks open patch mega-bundles for biz admins, will separate security, stability fixes

IT bods can separate monthly updates with new controls

After blitzing FlexiSpy, hackers declare war on all stalkerware makers: 'We're coming for you'

App dev ransacked after gang used test/test login, it is claimed

Hacker

Expedia IT bod gets all-expenses-paid trip to prison after hacking execs' emails for profit

Blames pricey SF rent for $350,000 insider-trading scam

Hyundai Android Auto

Hyundai app security blunder allowed crooks to 'steal victims' cars'

Remote locate, unlock, and start vehicles – using a fixed encryption key... ouch

Reg reader offered £999,998 train ticket from Cambridge to Horley

More like National Fail amirite?

Victory! The smell of skunkworks in your office in the morning

Adios, the Canny Guru solving Sphinx-level COBOL riddles

Speaking in Tech: Google vs your privacy... part 73(4)iii(b)

Podcast Plus: $120 million in VC funding for a $400 juicer

Controlled remote access reviews of Optane SSD give qualified yes

Analysis But what about cost?

TVs are now tablet computers without a touchscreen

And that's good because apps can handle codecs that broadcasters abandon

Amazon: 'Alexa, how do you fix shoddy APIs that keep breaking apps? Asking, er, for a friend'

Devs complain web giant's Skills Kit knackers their code

'Grueling' record-breaking VR movie marathon triggers hallucinations

Mitigating the side effects just requires removing the headset

Boffins supercharge the 'hosts' file to save users plagued by DNS outages

Chinese Academy of Sciences thinks it has a way to give DNS a backup

Ewe, get a womb! Docs grow baby lambs in shrink-wrap plastic bags

Video Unbeli-baaaaaaa-ble

Juniper's first quarter: Revenue and losses up. Business as usual, then

DRAM prices putting the squeeze on margins

Interpol unplugs nearly 9,000 Asian command and control networks

WordPress plug-in bug exploited in eight countries

Amazon may be using disk drives with hot-swappable components

Patent calls for drives in which mechanical bits and electronics aren't bound together

Samsung Smart TV pwnable over Wi-Fi Direct, pentester says

Sammy says trust-known-MACs code is a feature not a bug

Irish Stripe techie denied entry to US – for having wrong stamp in passport

Snub says more about misunderstanding rules than anti-immigrant trends, though

Hyundai app security blunder allowed crooks to 'steal victims' cars'

Remote locate, unlock, and start vehicles – using a fixed encryption key... ouch

Microsoft cracks open patch mega-bundles for biz admins, will separate security, stability fixes

IT bods can separate monthly updates with new controls

Expedia IT bod gets all-expenses-paid trip to prison after hacking execs' emails for profit

Blames pricey SF rent for $350,000 insider-trading scam

After blitzing FlexiSpy, hackers declare war on all stalkerware makers: 'We're coming for you'

App dev ransacked after gang used test/test login, it is claimed

Yahoo!'s Marissa! will! eject! with! $186m!.. $185m!.. $184m!..

Burning down the Purple Palace has its rewards

Uber engineer's widow: Stress and racism killed my husband ... Uber: Let's make flying cars!

Taxi app upstart pushed father-of-two to suicide, say lawyers

WD pulls cash-strapped Toshiba to one side, whispers: 'All right, pal, how much you want?'

We'll bung you a tenner to tide you over, no worries, mate

Pivot3: Acuity hyper-converged with NVMe flash and QoS has landed

High priority apps get first dibbs at fast SSD storage

Brit behind Titanium Stresser DDoS malware sent to chokey

20-year-old Herts man slapped with two years' stripey suntan time

Rubrik's tube: Cloud backup protector looks to suck up more cash – report

Now supports cloud-native apps in AWS, Azure

Spotify seeks hardware boffins

For something you never knew you wanted

Another ZX Spectrum modern reboot crowdfunder pops up

FPGA-based project has scored £290k so far

Violin Memory steps out of bankruptcy, takes the storage stage again

+Comment Now a privately owned debt-free company

Hackers uncork experimental Linux-targeting malware

SSH... it's Shishiga

High Court hands Lauri Love permission to appeal extradition to US

Meanwhile, US continues to bury its head in the sand over letter from 114 MPs

The brave British boat men hoping to poke Larry Ellison's lads in the eye

Land Rover BAR's America's Cup hopes rest on just one app

A conference and a workshop: Practical tools to reshape your software future

Promo Can you get to London in May?

Microsoft plans summer CRM war opener against Salesforce

Or is this the start of Microsoft's $26bn LinkedIn writedown?

Man nicked trying to 'save' beer from burning building

She's in there. Who's in there, sir? My PIIIIIIINT!

Kremlin-backed DNC hackers going after French presidential hopeful Macron

Everyone, everything's a target for mysterious APT28 crew

Jimbo announces Team Wikipedia: 'Global News Police'

Comment Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

Ex-NSA techies launch data governance tool for future algorithm-slavery

Immuta debuts Projects for machine learning governance, 'interpretability is key' – CEO

Huawei P10 Plus: The bigger brother is the real contender

Review Weighty S8 bait, trait by trait

IT error at Great Western Railway charging £10k for 63-mile journey ticket

If you didn't want to travel from Taunton-to-Trowbridge before, you probably won't now either

Colliders, containers, dark matter: The CERN atom smasher's careful cloud revolution

No downtime till 2018

A bot lingua franca does not exist: Your machine-learning options for walking the talk

Monolinguist or code polymath?

A very Canadian approach: How net neutrality rules reflect a country's true nature

Analysis Reasonable, fair, no-nonsense. Typical Canucks

Uber sued by ex-Lyft driver tormented by app maker's 'Hell' spyware

Law-flouting ride service challenged for alleged privacy, wiretap, and business law violations

Dark times for OmniOS – an Oracle-free open-source Solaris project

OmniTI calls time on Illumos-inspired operating system

Car hacking's dynamic duo offers to save others $1m in research

Miller and Valasek spread the word on hacking archive

Filer startup Qumulo chosen to help tame the DreamWorks dragon

Case study Endorsement from SFX house is a major win

HipChat SlipChat lets hackers RipChat

They're going to get plenty of LipChat

Webroot antivirus goes bananas, starts trashing Windows system files

Even automated security tool thinks Redmond's snooping operating system is 'malicious'

Northrop Grumman can make a stealth bomber – but can't protect its workers' W-2 tax forms

'Stolen creds' used to swipe data on aerospace giant's staff

Lyrebird steals your voice to make you say things you didn't – and we hate this future

Imitation is the sincerest form of abuse

Swamp-draining Trump pushes ex-AT&T lobbyist to oversee AT&T mega-merger

Analysis Also worked for Google, Comcast, Qualcomm...

Nikon snaps at Dutch, German rivals: You stole our chip etch lens tech!

Japanese biz triggers worldwide semiconductor patent war

Alert: If you're running SquirrelMail, Sendmail... why? And oh yeah, remote code vuln found

Updated This is nuts

We're 'heartbroken' we got caught selling your email records to Uber, says Unroll.me boss

Not sorry we did it – just sorry you're pissed off

It's a Wright off: NetApp confirms SolidFire boss on hiatus, 'will be back' working on other stuff

+Comment I haven't quit, insists founder Dave

eBay denies claims it's failing to thwart 'systematic fraud'

Man alleges elaborate scam is slapping money out of online souk's pockets

Forensic accountants appointed to pore over Post Office IT scandal

Criminal Cases Review Commission confirms investigators in 27 cases

Risk-free Friday evenings, thanks to Office 365 license management

Only six years overdue

Give 'bots a chance: Driverless cars to be trialled between London and Oxford

They'll be on the motorways as well

Seagate launches non-flying disk drive for drones

Ground-based backup of in-flight drone-recorded data

Uber cloaked its spying and all it got from Apple was a slap on the wrist

Greyball snoopware even 'geofenced' Cupertino

SAP Anywhere goes nowhere, reaches commercial cul-de-sac

No more UK integrations, existing customers offered support from US team

Apache Foundation hails Metron as new top level project for cybersecurity

♪ Straight outta Cisco, crazy app framework called Metron, open-sourced so data's not crept on ♪

HPC kids battle each other... oh, and tussle with the world's fastest supercomputer

HPC Blog Cold, hard cash and cred up for grabs

Nokia plans comeback on back of virtual reality

Analysis Faces off with Facebook Surround 360 kit

Not auf wiedersehen – yet! The Berlin scene tempting Brexit tech

Nice to Spree you, to Spree you nice

While Facebook reinvents Sadville, we still dream of flying cars

Comment Hello? Innovation? You in there, buddy?

Russian hacker arrested in Spain for bot-herding not election-fiddling

Peter Levashov indicted over Kelihos as Russian carder Roman Seleznev cops 27 years

Stanford Uni's intro to CompSci course adopts JavaScript, bins Java

Java's days are numbered – but it's a very large number

PC sales are up across Europe. You read that right. PC sales are up

Laptops lead EMEA sales revival, but Brexit-blown Blighty misses out

Calm down, everyone – it's only a Monday storage news blitz

Another weekly roundup of everything happening, from cloud to tape

Teen charged with 'cyberstalking' in bomb hoax case

Hoaxer kept thumb drive of swatting calls

Huawei to build global cloud with bit barns run by different operators

They'll all look and behave the same, but you won't get one console to rule them all

Linux 4.11 delayed for a week by NVMe glitches and 'oops fixes'

Linus Torvalds reckons 'It's not like another week of letting this release mature will really hurt'

Qualcomm's Windows-capable silicon will land later rather than sooner

'Second half of 2017' becomes 'Q4 2017' and there's only 245 shopping days until Christmas

CompSci boffins find Reddit is ideal source for sarcasm database

In pleasing irony, Redditors tag their snark and make themselves ideal test subjects

Would you believe it? The Museum of Failure contains quite a few pieces of technology

Time to look back on those halcyon days of bad ideas, mindlessly hyped

systemd-free Devuan Linux hits version 1.0.0

Unix greybeards issue release candidate and proclaim init freedom

China 'hacked' South Korea to wreck Star Wars missile shield

FireEye fingers Middle Kingdom infiltration teams

FCC greenlights small cell free-for-all in the US

New rules wil lower requirements to build wireless cells

Alaska dentist 'pulled out patient's tooth while riding a hoverboard'

When this thing gets up to 88 miles per hour, you're going to see some serious sh*t

Doctor Who-inspired proxy transmogrifies politically sensitive web to avoid gov censorship

Slitheen tool smuggles browsers into cyber-Tardis

Base specs leak for Windows 10 Cloud – Microsoft's wannabe ChromeOS assassin

And ahead of mystery launch event in May

Canada says yes to net neutrality – and no to Trump advisor, eh?

Important legal ruling divides North America

IBM SoftLayer plays hardball in object storage price cuts

+Comment Cloud object storage pricing tumbling downhill

Dell backs out of in-cloud backup business by selling Spanning

Another EMC acquisition let go

LinkedIn U-turns on Bluetooth-enabled 'Tinder for marketers'

Pop-up requested permission to share data with nearby devices even when app not in use

Microsoft offers preview to eye AI IoT analytics for edgelords of new net

Azure Stream Analytics to connect your fridge to the cloud for chilled machinations

Shooting org demands answers from Met Police over gun owner blab

What data did marketing agency subcontractor have access to?

US surveillance court declined less than 2 per cent of applications

2016 figures show only 35 of 1,752 applications were turned down in part or full

Peer pressure, not money, lures youngsters into cybercrime – report

Are teenage dreams so hard to beat?

Exploding femtocells: No need for a full recall, says Vodafone

Change yours if you're worried, but operator insists issue is limited to earlier models

A quiet market? Nah, Oracle's to pay $850m for ad-tracking Moat

Do you know where your advertisements are going? Big Red does

Think politics is tumultuous now? Wait till the transhumanists join in...

Reg Lecture The tech-fulled radicals redesigning society

WDC flirting with Japan funds to bolster bid for Toshiba's memory biz

Pursuing extra financial firepower to see off rivals

Cloud students, pay attention! Exam plans promise fresh skills

Going native

Ministry of Justice scraps 'conviction by computer' law

Election nixes online court plans – for now

Farewell Unity, you challenged desktop Linux. Oh well, here's Ubuntu 17.04

Review GNOME all the way, baby

Not the droids you're looking for – worst handsets to resell

Six months later and you've lost 70 per cent of the RRP

(You can't) buy one now! The flying car makes its perennial return

Something for the Weekend, Sir? There's a steering wheel in my pants. It's driving me nuts

Drunk user blow-dried laptop after dog lifted its leg over the keyboard

On-Call Urine a wee spot of dribble, sysadmin says when offered stinking fused mess

Q. Why is Baidu sharing its secret self-driving sauce? A. To help China corner the market

Analysis Web giant wants to accelerate collaboration amid Western competition

Script kiddies pwn 1000s of Windows boxes using leaked NSA hack tools

Vulnerable unpatched systems expose exploitable SMB networking to world+dog

Wait – we can explain, says Moby, er, Docker amid rebrand meltdown

Now, now, don't be mean about Moby, dicks

Web celeb product whores told to put on the red light – or else

And would you believe it? The Kardashians are front and center

Cuffing Assange a 'priority' for the USA says attorney-general

Charges against white-haired-one have reportedly been drafted

Hard-pressed Juicero boss defends $400 IoT juicer after squeezing $120m from investors

Crushed CEO says critics are comparing apples with oranges

New MH370 analysis again says we looked in the wrong places

Drift tests on actual 777 part show plane probably hit ocean north of search area

Microsoft promises twice-yearly Windows 10, O365 updates – with just 18 months' support

Updated Sysadmin holidays cancelled in March and September, starting in 2020

China successfully launches its first robot space truck

Tianzhou-1 will now refuel the Tiangong-2 orbital lab as China prepares a proper space station

Tesla's latest car crash: Its 'meritless' lawsuit against ex-Autopilot bod

Musketeers bag $100,000 after hitting the brakes on allegations

Nuh-uh, Google, you WILL hand over emails stored on foreign servers, says US judge

If you can access them in California, so can the Feds

FYI – There's a legal storm brewing in Cali that threatens to destroy online free speech

Analysis Row over Yelp review menaces web immunity

'We should have done better' – the feeble words of a CEO caught using real hospital IT in infosec product demos

Understatement of the month: 'Mistakes were made'

Trump's self-imposed cybersecurity deadline is up: What we got?

Analysis Quick clue: President Snowflake is a compulsive liar

For the first time ever, Verizon sheds subs: 300,000 punters walk out

Don't worry guys, Yahoo! is coming to the rescue

Ofcom chisels away at BT Openreach's cold, dead hands

We WILL make you open up infrastructure access, vows regulator

Union elevates Fujitsu job cutting protest to Japanese embassy

Ambassador, with these 1,800 layoffs, Fuji really is spoiling us

Google's 'adblocker' is all about taking back control

Watch out, whitelist mafia, you might be swimming with the fishes

Online ad scam launders legions of pirates and pervs into 'legit' surfing

Traffic Alchemist turns base metal into gold

The pain in your chest? That'll be Big Tech's AI arrow of love

Welcome to Lex: AWS's AI-as-a-platform-service

What a To-Do! Microsoft snuffs out Wunderlist

Another day. Another strategy...

Tesla hit by class action sueball over autopilot software updates

Claimants say features not included, updates were dangerous

Mastercard launches card that replaces PIN with fingerprint sensor

Sweet MFA... but there's no documentation available for users

Flaws found in Linksys routers that could be used to create a botnet

Engineers working on firmware updates

EU plans for blockchain 'observatory' raise concerns, says expert

€500,000 to improve expertise and regulatory capacity

HTC seeks salvation with squeezy design

OK... that's a new one

Less than four weeks till DevOps' finest assemble in London

Events Vote with your feet and join us in Westminster

Trump's lips sealed on surveillance, complains EU privacy chief

Concern as to whether new administration will abide by Obama's promises

Infinidat puts array to the test, says it 'wrecks' Pure and EMC systems

Fielding most IOs from memory blasts 'em out of the park

Microsoft shrugs off report that Edge can expose user identities from JS Fetch requests

Updated La la la nothing to patch here la la la

Have we got a new, hip compound IT phrase for you! Enter... UserDev

Yes, the pesky creatures that break your code are often worth listening to

No middle ground, no compromise: VMware blocks Cisco's SDN play

Not cool, man

Apple's zippy silicon leaves Android rivals choking on dust

It's all about how you spend that sweet R&D dollar

Can you make a warzone delivery drone? UK.gov wants to give you cash

£40k or more for initial contracts up for grabs

You just sent an on-prem app to the cloud and your data centre has empty racks. What now?

It's too warm to store booze. Renting it out is risky. Slowing things down can do the job

AWS v Oracle: Mark Hurd schooled on how to run a public cloud that people actually use

Amazon VP takes Big Red's co-CEO to task over server boast

Ambient light sensors can steal data, says security researcher

Not-so-bright API means web pages can use a W3C idea to pop your phone or laptop

SPY-tunes scandal: Bloke sues Bose after headphones app squeals on his playlist

Oh no, don't let data slurpers know we love Coldplay

Opportunity rover gets bored of spot it's explored since 2014

NASA moving to 'Perseverance Valley' where we can see Martian erosion in action

Accept for a second that robot surgeons exist. Who will check they're up to the job – and how?

Let us level with you...

Computer games to become medal sport at Asian Games

Olympic Council of Asia will award gold medals for fragging in 2022, helped by Alibaba

Riverbed slurps Xirrus to take SD-WAN all the way to Wi-Fi

Because internet things should probably talk on secure virtual networks, not punter-grade WiFi

Zuckerberg's absolutely mental: Brain sensors that read YOUR MIND at 100 words a minute

F8 2017 Billionaire dreamer to see your thoughts 'by 2019'

Qualcomm takes $1bn BlackBerry bite like a champ, struts away

Patent royalty check dings profits but nothing Snapdragon biz can't handle

Google's healthcare cousin to stick 10,000 human guinea pigs under the microscope

Four-year study will bung patient records in the cloud

We're spying on you for your own protection, says NSA, FBI

Except we're not, of course, because that would be illegal

If you've stayed at a Holiday Inn you may have lost more than a good night's sleep (like maybe your bank card)

Massive malware infection slurps customers' privates

So few use Windows Phone, Microsoft can't be bothered: Security app is iOS, Android only

Redmond-powered mobes don't deserve latest sign-in tool

Please don't call them Facebook chatbots, says Facebook's bot boss

F8 2017 That whole conversation-as-a-UI thing was just a big misunderstanding

PACK YOUR BAGS! Boffins spot Earth-size planet most likeliest yet to harbor alien life

Water, check. Low radiation, check. Possible to get to... oh wait, darn

Sending data to the cloud is our business and business is GOOD

Nasuni, Panzura and Avere all set for accelerated growth

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