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Default admin password, weak Wi-Fi, open USB ports ... no wonder these electronic voting boxes are now BANNED

Virginia axes un-patched WinXP-powered ballot boxes

Public exploit crashes Minecraft servers

Hacker claims Mojang ignored disclosures for two years

Governments lodge just 10 subpoenas for GitHub user info

Москва got the three it wanted, but code bucket binned plenty of other access requests

Netflix's house of cards to be fortified with HTTPS appliance

Crypto overheads could have cost video attic 'hundreds of millions' of dollars

WikiLeaks reveals searchable trove of Sony Pictures documents

'Influential multinational corporation at centre of a geo-political conflict' deserves it says AssangeTM

Ravello unravels mystery of ESXi on AWS, Google

Emulating CPU virtualisation extensions in the cloud for home or training lab fun

Oz energy company AGL promises to decarbonise by 2050

Pledges closure of coal-fired plants without carbon capture

The Internet of things is great until it blows up your house

How to stop hackers letting the gas flow in your connected oven? Bitcoin has the answer

Don't shoot the Messenger: NASA's suicide probe to punch hole in Mercury

+VidCrash, bang, wallop, what a spacecraft – read our pre-obit


USS Independence may still have aircraft in its hangars

Google drives a tenth of news traffic? That's bull-doodie, to use the technical term

CommentVeep backtracks on figure – and here's why

‘Right to be forgotten’ prompts more French privacy concerns

Fewer than 100 incidents actually reported to Google, however

While AMD, Apple et al thrash around, chippery fat-cat TSMC is grinning all the way to the bank

But does 20nm sales slump spell trouble?

You! GOOGLE! HAND OVER the special SAUCE, says Senate (of France)

AND put links to 3 competitors on homepage – or we'll pout

WW2 German Enigma machine auctioned for record-breaking price

Bletchley-baiting three-rotor code box sold for six-figure sum

Graphic designs: Six speedy 17-inch gaming laptops

Product RoundupBig ol' beasts of burden with bang aplenty

VMware makes it all Good again after patent brouhaha

Mobe firm enters into licensing agreement with data centre gros fromages

Sources: Coms calls on corporate financer to flog telco biz

Board sets two week deadline to get shot of voice unit

Want to go green like Apple, but don't have billions in the bank?

Going Green: Strategy (Part 1)Cooling data centres without landing in hot water

Transparency thrust sees Met police buying up to 30,000 bodycams

Fewer police complaints, quicker convictions, say plods

'Hackers racked up $$$$s via the Android Play Store, and Google won't pay me back'

Cali woman accuses ad giant of, well, a lot of things

Lack of secure protocol puts US whistleblowers at risk, says ACLU

Quick, implement an HTTPS-only standard

Are YOU The One? Become a guru of your chosen sysadmin path

Deeper than training, knowing yourself

Slack raises $160m from investors, gets mega $2.8bn valuation

Company once valued at a mere $1.2bn

ICANN banked $60m from dot-word auctions. Just what exactly is it going to spend it all on?

Chairman forced to show hand on gTLD piggybank's fate

G Cloud 6? No, not for us, say hundreds of suppliers

Over 400 quit when the fifth iteration ended. Here's WHY

UK now part of another Euro data-spaff scheme

Don’t want Bulgarian military police taking your banknotes? Tough!

EMC buys cloudy Canuck security company CloudLink

Encryption in the cloud to become a licence-free service

JetBrains releases CLion - new cross-platform IDE for C/C++ users

Also out is ReSharper C++ for Visual C++ folk

Veritas fills another seat on EMEA exec jet

Gareth Hansford flies into storage world

Windows Phone 10: Less stuff that does more – plus IE-killer Project Spartan

Hands OnMore features, less usability. Fair trade?

US Navy robot war-jet refuels in air: But Mav and Iceman are going down fighting

Aviators plan to keep carrier drones on the sidelines

Bloomberg crash embarrassment delays £3bn debt sale

Debt Management Office vexed by digital dosh carnage

Give Jay-Z's Tidal tune stream thing a chance, says indie label boss

InterviewIncome from loopy, star-owned vanity project better than no income at all

Colombian hacker who spied on gov-rebel peace talks jailed for 10 years

Quoted The Count of Monte Cristo at trial ...

Android finally shows up for work, app in hand

The 'ultimate solution to get work done on your device', apparently

Hooray! China suspends ban on foreign tech in banking

Er, it's likely to come back soon though

Mega fatcat Kim Dotcom in deportation drama over SPEEDING ticket

When a government wants you gone…

Ebook price-fix saga: Official Apple peeler says probe is fruitless

Big shock: iTunes giant not letting antitrust court monitor into meetings, files, etc

One small shot for Man, one espresso maker IN SPAAACE: Dragon snatched by ISS

+VidWhat a time to be alive

Gwyneth Paltrow flubs $29 food stamp dare, swallows pride instead

Manages four days on subsistence diet before hitting the chicken

US Navy's LOCUST DRONE CANNON is like death SWARMED up

VidWatch war gun fling itty-bitty flying spying future-droids

Budge up, Navy boys, I've got some broadband spectrum to flog – FCC

150MHz may be opened up in 3.5GHz space, telcos can pay to play or just be friends

Google has tested its speedy QUIC internet protocol on YOU – and the early results are in

Notice anything peppier about your Google searches lately?

Makerbot axes 'scores of staff' – 3D printing just doesn't pay the bills

Morale hits new low for troubled kitchen-table factory pioneer, Reg source claims

FCC hit with SEVENTH net neutrality lawsuit

CenturyLink joins queue suing US busybody to kill new rules

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