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European human rights court rules mass surveillance illegal

Decision may kill off UK government spying law

Juniper nets US Air Force network upgrade

A BITI of good news

ETSI, CableLabs ask telco SDOs to help unscramble the NFV egg

Entropy, it's still a thing

Cisco patches borked web box proxy hole

Malformed HTTP methods blamed

Fears of fiber cable cuts, rogue drones menacing crowds at Super Bowl 50

FBI memo warns of high-tech attacks in Silicon Valley

Cat vids return to Pakistan as YouTube turns on censor-matic

Blasphemy ban-hammer placed in the hands of local authorities

Riverbed slurps German SD-WAN expert Ocedo

Hardware is so 2013, especially when it ties you to MPLS

The planets really will be in alignment for the next month

Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn will all be visible this week, in a neat line

Eighteen year old server trumped by functional 486 fleet!

Readers share tales of 20-year-old Lotus 1-2-3 spreadsheet on PC-XT, DR-DOS and aged NT box used on live DR site

RAM, bam, thank you Ma'am! Samsung fires up fastest-ever memory

HBM2 interface means you'll get data in and out at 256GBps, in lovely 4GB slabs

Oracle drops 248 – count 'em – 248 patches, to fix ... something

Big Red helpfully (?) only reveals the reasons for patches to those with support deals

Is that light at the end of AMD's dark tunnel, or God sparking up a cig?

AnalysisCan VR, console GPUs, Zen desktop paydays keep mini-Chipzilla in the game?

Ad-clicking bots predicted to rip US$7.2 billion from Mad Men

Could it be bots that fall for for those 'One Weird Trick' ads? Here's hoping!

Computer sales not a matter of life and death, they're more important than that

Can PC makers survive the 2016 sales drought? Yes. No. Answers on a postcard

Inside Intel's CPU-level multi-factor auth (and why we've got deja vu)

AnalysisPassword? All you need is your phone, fingerprint, PIN, mother's maiden name ...

Hot Potato exploit mashes old vulns into Windows System 'sploit

ShmooconExploit takes a long time to cook Windows, but gives hackers a menu of evil options

Bone-dry British tech SMBs miss out on cash shower

OpinionIt's a postcode lottery and we're not winning anything

For pity's sake, enterprises, upgrade your mobile OS - report

Highway to the danger zone

Facebook Messenger: All your numbers are belong to us

The (social) world is not enough, for Zuckerberg

Bridgeworks reveals VMware-like tech for TCP/IP cable virty'ing

FeatureJust the thing for those pesky noisy networks

Trojan-filled Chrome extensions for Steam boil off gamers' assets

Don’t get scalded by this scam, you canny folk

Dell EMEA channel czar Binetti to hang up corporate Stetson

30 years at Texan tech biz is enough for any man... except maybe Michael

Symantec's getting $1bn less for Veritas thanks to ‘uncertainties’

The Carlyle Group scoops a nice little cut in the price

Speaking in Tech: 'Software will become more integrated into the IBM story'

PodcastPlus: A flashback to late-'80s Compuserve

Space podule outfit inks Arizona launch deal

Stratotourists to soar heavenwards from 'Spaceport Tucson'

Dell drops next network OS on the waiting world

It's Linux, Jim … exactly as we know it

Europe's satellite laser comms system set to shine

'SpaceDataHighway' promises superfast slurp from orbit

Puppet Labs guards cash pile, gets chilly over IPO plans

Will boost head count, keep ear to the ground on acquisitions...

It's 2016 and idiots still use '123456' as their password

Just think how many of this lot are your own users...

Florida cuffee surprised by pills in vagina

No idea how they got there, prisoner insists

Waving Microsoft's Windows 10 stick won't help Intel's Gen 6 core

Especially when innovation meets market realities

IBM storage revenues are very reliable. Four years of steady decline and counting

AnalysisObjects and flash fail to prop up legacy disk and tape

Hortonworks shares plunge 22% after secondary IPO news

In BriefSeeking a maximum $100m through sale of common stock

PWC devours cloud consultancy Outbox Group

You want Oracle? Microsoft? Saleforce? Boxes ticked

Spare a reserved cloud instance, gov? Microsoft's $1bn, 70k charity sales pitch

Tech philanthropy's problem with giving

CommVault creeps into Nutanix’s hallowed Acropolis citadel

Supports user’s hypervisor switcheroo between Nutanix's three

HP takes utility computing to the kids... well the teachers

PC-as-a-service young man? Let me finish my ciggie first please sir

Microsoft's new cross-platform web app framework renamed ASP.NET Core

ASP.NET 5 is no more. Entity Framework also renamed

Oracle's SE2 update the end for some ISVs, says veteran systems firm

Campaigner: ‘Why on earth do people put up with it?’

Microsoft requests ChakraCore support in main Node.js repository

Only on Windows for now, but cross-platform is promised

DARPA commits to brain-computer interface development project

Hang on, didn’t Firefox have this feature years ago?

It's not just you: Massive Comcast outage blows Bay Area offline

Cable giant mum on reason for disruption

New open-source ad-blocking web browser emerges from brain of ex-Mozilla boss Eich

Former Firefox head honcho takes a Brave stance

Boffins: There's a ninth planet out there – now we just need to find it

PicMathematics suggests hidden gas giant in solar system

Privacy warriors plead with FCC to wield sword of net neutrality against snooping ISPs

Wheeler lobbied on new rules for broadband customer info

Which tech stocks are suffering and – crucially – why?

AnalysisThe 2016 Silicon Valley shakeout has begun

Alibaba says 'open sesame' to AI, 1,000 new jobs in $1bn cash splash

Nvidia silicon recruited by Chinese web bazaar

Forget infrasound, now it's ultrasound that's making you ill (allegedly)

Sick of health scares? So are we

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