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Facebook, Google sued for 'secretly' slurping people's whereabouts – while Feds lap it up

It's all about location, location, location

HP says: Like, comment and subscribe to our beastly workstations

Boutique PC for middle managers, subscription hardware for creative pros

'We broke a few things and will continue to do so... in a careful way' – Oracle's Reinhold on Java renovation work

CodeOne Language is still free, it's the support that will cost you plenty

US congress-critters question prime directive of Pentagon's $10bn JEDI cloud contract

These are not the vendors you're looking for, republicans suggest in demand for probe

Science: Broke brats glued to the web while silk-stocking scions have better things to do

Oh, and many of the stereotypes of Gen Z are wrong

RIP Charles Wang: Computer Associates cofounder dies aged 74

Cancer claims life of the poster child for computing excess

Memo to Microsoft: Windows 10 is broken, and the fixes can't wait

Comment Three urgent changes Redmond must make to stop the QA crisis

Can 'blockchain' mobe Exodus stem movement of HTC's Jah people?

Yeah, probably not, but dev previews are available now

This is a leader's square for storage leaders, IBM, Dell EMC and Scality tell wide-eyed Qumulo

All the node movers and shakers in Gartner's paranormal polygon

Forget the CSI effect: Put some real AI brains behind video surveillance

Sponsored Neural networks, ML and real time analytics

Two weeks before Chrimbo? When Dell V-Class shareholders get to vote on THAT deal

Vote to sell DVMT or swap the stock for a newly public Dell set for 11 December

Zip it! 3 more reasons to be glad you didn't jump on Windows 10 1809

So fonts are funny and archives aren't ace but, hey, at least it isn't deleting files, right?

Samsung's graphene batteries promise to charge five times faster – without exploding

Chaebol says development is done and dusted

I ship you knot: 2,400-year-old Greek trading vessel found intact at bottom of Black Sea

Carbon dating places it as oldest complete wreck

Morrisons supermarket: We're taking payroll leak liability fight to UK Supreme Court

Brit grocer says it shouldn't be held responsible for criminal actions of worker

'The inmates have taken over the asylum': DNS godfather blasts DNS over HTTPS adoption

Can those who need lookup privacy afford architectural purism?

BepiColombo launches, Russia ponders next lift-off, and 50 years since Apollo 7 got its feet wet

Roundup The week in spaaaaaace

Roughly 30 years after its birth at UK's Acorn Computers, RISC OS 5 is going open source

Original Arm operating system relicensed under Apache 2.0

Seagate and Western Digital neck-and-neck at the nearline drive-in

Seagate ships more units, WD more capacity – it's a wash

AI clinician trained to save humans from sepsis – and, er, let's just say you should stick to your human doctor

One out of three correct dosages ain't bad, right? Right?

Cosmoboffins think grav waves hold the key to sorting out the disputed Hubble Constant

New method could settle the question of how fast the universe is expanding

Unexpected MySQL database meltdown fingered in GitHub's 24-hour website wobble

Days since last TITSUP (Total Inability To Support Users' Pulls) reset to zero

Well, it is the Empire of enterprise IT... Oracle's Ellison plans 'Star Wars cyber defense' for his second-generation cloud

OpenWorld Does he mean some farm boy with just womp rat experience can destroy the whole thing?

Hubble 'scope gyro drama: Hey, NASA, have you tried turning it off and on again? Oh, you did. And it worked? Cool

Just don't let it restart to install updates...

PC version of Linux 4.19 lands with PC version of Linus Torvalds: Kernel handed back to creator

And the updated code of conduct is now live, too

jQuery? More like preyQuery: File upload tool can be exploited to hijack at-risk websites

Flaw present for the past eight years, easy to exploit, and there are thousands of forks

Huge if true: We'll put customers, applications, and AI first, says Oracle at annual SF shindig

OpenWorld Well, application revenues did rise a whopping six per cent, after all

F***=off, Google tells its staff: Any mention of nookie now banned from internal files, URLs

No sex, please, we're the Chocolate Factory

SQLite creator crucified after code of conduct warns devs to love God, and not kill, commit adultery, steal, curse...

Database creator explains Christian-based rules to El Reg

Patch me, if you can: Grave TCP/IP flaws in FreeRTOS leave IoT gear open to mass hijacking

AWS-stewarded net-connected platform has multiple remote code execution vulnerabilities

Forgotten that Chinese spy chip story? We haven't – it's still wrong, Super Micro tells SEC

Server maker drags Bloomberg in note to customers, watchdog, still checking its motherboards

Stealthy UK startup drops veil on next frontier of speech wizardry

The power's in the phone, not the cloud

41% of Brit biz: Setting up a price-rigging cartel is all good... isn't it?

Competition regulator: Yeah, no

Brit smart meter biz blamed Apple's iPhone 7 launch for its late taxes

And you know what? The judge agreed with them

Skype bot airport action, Retpolining into 2019, old Kubernetes versions for the chop in Azure, and much more Microsoft

Roundup Boop beep boop beep boop, your flight's cancelled

So, about that Google tax on Android makers in the EU – report pegs it at up to $40 per phone

Fee offset if Search and Chrome included alongside Play Store, of course

Cops called after pair enter Canadian home and give it a good clean

Mounties remind residents to lock their doors

Microsoft Azure looks to make cloud-native payments SWIFTer

Financial messaging to get a bit more, er, agile

Alibaba pulls dust covers off its new London cloud presence

Can Chinese cloudy crowd check rise of AWS?

Happy 60th birthday, video games. Thank William Higinbotham for your misspent evenings

Tennis for Two prepares to collect its bus pass

Can't get pranked by your team if nobody in the world can log on

Who, Me? Dirty Den escapes with a slapped wrist

The code's crashed again, but why? Tell us your war stories of bugs found – and bugs fixed

Reader study We need your help in understanding how software issues are solved in production environments freezes up as techies race to fix dead data storage gear

TITSUP: Total Inability To Support Users' Pushes

Need a modest Arm Cortex-A CPU in your custom chip? Just apply online. Plus $125,000

That's how much it costs to license the blueprints (and don't forget the royalties)

A DeepMind library to help build reinforcement learning bots, and how Google's Pixel 3 cameras handle zoom

Roundup Also applications are now open for OpenAI's Scholars programme

Apple boss demands Bloomberg Super Micro U-turn, Russian troll charged, NSA hands out cash, and more

Roundup Plus, hackers find a safe haven in West Haven

FYI: Faking court orders to take down Google reviews is super illegal

NYC biz boss gets nine months in the clink for profound idiocy

London flatmate (Julian Assange) sues landlord (government of Ecuador) in human rights spat

WikiLeaks overlord challenges housemate rules in court

Core-blimey! Riddle of Earth's mysterious center finally 'solved' by smarty seismologists

So solid crew confirm old idea by spotting tiny waves

Spotted: Miscreants use pilfered NSA hacking tools to pwn boxes in nuke, aerospace worlds

High-value servers targeted by cyber-weapons dumped online by Shadow Brokers

Pull request accepted: You want to buy GitHub, Microsoft? Go for it – EU

Eurocrats reckon that anti-competitiveness from Redmond would be a massive foot-shooting exercise

Atlassian: Look at our ginormous Jira revenues!

But about that loss...

Ericsson's very good bad quarter, Mozilla encrypts SNI, new TIP projects, and more

Your weekly dose of networking

Samsung claims key-value Z-SSD will be fastest flash ever

Plus: 7nm LLP, QLC, stacked RDIMMS and brainy drives

Yale Security Fail: 'Unexpected load' caused systems to crash, whacked our Smart Living Home app

All working now says biz. No, no, no, no, say customers, it is NOT!

There's no 'I' in 'IMFT' – because Micron intends to buy Intel out of 3D XPoint joint venture

Chipzilla has to go it alone or turn to a partner

Facebook names former Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg head of global affairs

Zuck and Clegg in Silicon Valley – no, it's not the latest Netflix satire

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