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BlackBerry to bug out of Pakistan by end of year

Crypto comms outfit hits eject after govt backdoor demand

Sued for using HTTPS: Big brands told to cough up in crypto patent fight

Sony, Macy's, GoPro, hotels, insurance giants, anyone with money accused of infringement

Cisco's telco-grade uber-routers can make almost anyone root

Prepare to patch your ASR 1000s, net admins

Belkin's N150 router is perfect for learning hacking skills – wait, what, it's in production?

Practice your CSRF and DNS meddling exploits here

Node.js sysadmins, get ready to patch

Update: Patch delayed to include coming SSH fixDoS bug fix coming

Australian test finds robot essay assessors on par with human teachers

Add teaching to the 'well-educated middle-class jobs threatened by automation' list

Team America, world police, take down 37,479 counterfeit sites

27 nations collaborate on biggest web shonk takedown ever

If a picture tells a 1000 words about latency, Google won't load it

Chrome Data Saver removes images on slow connections for the next billion

Microsoft wants to be your phone company, at least for voice

Skype for Business adds a cloudy PBX and calling plans to and from the PSTN

Can't get a break: Pwned Linux ransomware pwned again, infects 3000

Versions one, two, decrypted days after launch.

Blighty competition watchdog pokes pointy finger into cloud storage

CMA probing whether price and service changes breach consumer law

British woman loses £1.6 million to romance scam love rats

Small upside: Australians fall for this stuff even more than Brits

HP Enterprise: You with the horn, be silent, we are composing infrastructure

HPE DiscoverSynergy - firm's answer to hybrid IT ships next April, hopefully not on Fool's Day

IETF standards are 'band-aids on top of band-aids' says SDN veteran

InterviewOpen Networking Foundation executive director Dr Dan Pitt tells El Reg net admins have to reskill, fast

UK will pay EU £180m in fines due to botched CAP IT system – NAO

Lifetime costs of flagship GDS project have also spiralled by 40 per cent

How business is taking the space race to new frontiers

AnalysisPayPal and Amazon kingpins battle it out .. in SPAAAACE

Commvault’s Bob Hammer has his head in the clouds. Actually, that's a good thing

AnalysisBut can he turn flounderer around? Chris Mellor weighs in

GCHQ v Privacy International: Computer hacking tribunal showdown begins

Tight-lipped spy agency up before the beak

IT pros are a bunch of wedding and funeral-dodging sickos

But you lot love your jobs all the same

Conficker, back from the undead, dominates malware threat landscape

Look out, ransomware is coming up on the rails

Iomart, Logicalis and VIRTUS buy data centre firms

Buyers and sellers play poker over assets, says analyst

Randall 'xkcd' Munroe. Live. You get to ask him stuff. No biggie

CompetitionWin tickets for audience with cartoon godhead

Big Blue boosts Spectrum Scale, polishes the parallel file systems

CommentNow a completely functional virtual machine

Mobile bank upstart Tandem scores regulatory thumbs-up

Finance as a service, hosted on private cloud

Mega Microsoft dev tools update includes Clang codegen for Windows

Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 released

Ofcom spins out Wi-Fi checker app just in time for Christmas

*Insert snark here about fairy lights and microwaved turkey dinners*

Could Rozo squeeze into the scale-out NAS-object scalability gap?

CommentAiming for high performance at a fraction of competitors’ costs

Samsung's mobile chief gets shunted aside for software guy

Opportunity Knox – but don't worry, he's still co-CEO

Capita holds out for Xchanging, extends offer for a second time

C'mon you know you want it, says outsourcer

Bringing discipline to development, without causing pain

What happens when young developers meet old business

GCHQ can hack your systems at will – thanks to 'soft touch' oversight

Privacy International battle exposes 'bulk' warrants

Europe launches search for Einstein's space-time ripples

LISA Pathfinder gravitational wave mission blasts off on Thursday

Ingram Micro acquires cloud automation smarts from Parallels – sources

ExclusiveOdin platform, hundreds of staffers set for transfer to distie

Open source Gov.UK is 'example of UK soft power'

G-Cloud is enormous success, says Civil Service CEO

Oh em gee – Adobe kills Flash Professional (it's called Animate now)

Is Steve Jobs’s advice finally being heard?

Splunk, Rocana trade blows in blog 'libel' spat

Don't like something on the internet? Why not send a little ‘cease and desist’ order

Safe Harbor solution not coming any time soon, says Dutch minister

Possible fines for US companies in the wings

Mozilla: Five... Four... Three... Two... One... Thunderbirds are – gone

Time you grew up and got your own coders, foundation says

Bitcoin cloud miners a '$20m Ponzi scheme – there was no cloud at all'

US watchdog claims no number-crunching hardware ever existed

NSW government mulls unified public safety comms

Roll it up into one contract and watch the telcos feed

Violin Memory fiddles with its lineup – plucks out new entry-level and mid-range instruments

Just in time for Christmas, Santa!

Pentagon gets green light for WAR ... of web propaganda against IS

US Congress approves funds for 'creative and agile concepts' to tackle Daesh

Infinidat to flog Brocade storage networking gear

Adds networking port failover capability

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