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The FBI lost this round against Apple – but it aims to win the war

CommentCourts or Congress – Hobson's choice on privacy

Internet users don't understand security or privacy, says survey

'Shut down the dark net, give governments backdoors', CIGI study finds

Yahoo! Starts! Sale! Process! To! Fend! Off! Starboard!

Redmond reported as Purple Palace suitor

Love our open API? Talk to our lawyers, says If This Then That

UpdatedPinboard founder wigs out over terms of service that make API dependency toxic

IBM's 'neurosynaptic chip' to power nuke-watching exascale rig

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory gets its hands on 64,000 cores and 80 BEEELLION transistors

Zen Cart admins: Don't skip version 1.5.5

Hiding behind all those points is a patch for an admin-interface XSS mess

Firefox features will land out of cycle and Mozilla's cool with that

When is a release cycle not a release cycle? When it's a important enough to break

Teen tricks leaky Valve into publishing hot new Steam game: Watching Paint Dry

Perfect for virtual reality

DARPA issues collaborative spectrum sharing challenge

Hoarding spectrum isn't cool or practical, but if wireless operators everyone wins

Samsung unblocks ad-block plugins from its Android browser

Also adds 'secret' browsing mode that encrypts your history

Hospital servers in crosshairs of new ransomware strain

SamSam virus is highly contagious and Bitcoin's the only known cure

Zombie SCO rises from the grave again

Bankruptcy trustee files appeal in epic 'Who owns Linux' case against IBM

Mal Men men hit LiveJournal with Angler exploit kit

World's worst malvertisers serve world's worst exploit kit through world's worst browser

Legal right to 10Mbps broadband is 'not enough', thunders KCOM chief

Gerrere, lad, yon man's giz us broadband in t'Hull

Sonos' chief product officer takes a hike after two years

Ex-Xbox exec now ex-Sonos exec

BMW complies with GPL by handing over i3 car code

So soz, says blogger who accidentally sparked Global Viral Outrage FrenzyTM

Hortonworks fires up Centrica contract: Gassy client to probe users' usage

British Gas daddy splashes into UK data lake

Apple's fruitless rootless security broken by code that fits in a tweet

Code diveFlaws not fully patched in latest versions, says researcher

Russian rocket roll-out and raising revealed

Nice vid of Soyuz prepped for tomorrow's ISS resupply launch

Speaking in Tech: Batman vs Superman... absolutely sucked

PodcastPlus Pure Storage vs EMC superheroes ... live from the storage woodshed

Microsoft's bigoted teen bot flirts with illegali-Tay in brief comeback

Brags about smoking weed, gets into positive feedback tweet loop

Pure Storage's coming high-end array: We have the details

More numbers come out from behind the kimono

Google fills BigQuery with public data, invites world+dog to play

You'll never guess how much it costs

Foxconn pays £2.5bn to swallow Sharp in cut-price takeover deal

Hon Hai hooks up with alternative to flattening mobe markets

Oz uni in right royal 'indigenous' lingo rumpus

Brits settled invaded Down Under, screwed primitive complex and diverse societies

HMRC dangles £10bn in outsourcing meat before hungry SME hounds

Take your pound of flesh, help the taxman slurp his £500bn milkshake

Sick to death of mighty rocket launches? Avoid these dates

Five mundane missions in April alone

OK, so the users want corporate apps on the move. Don't Panic

The short answer? No. But this is do-able

Adblock wins in court again – this time against German newspaper

Süddeutsche Zeitung comes off worst as court rules acceptable ads policy is A-OK

Former FBI spy hunter: Don’t trust China on ‘no hack’ pact

Also, biz should be scared of industrial spies, not hackers

Confused about relationships? Elasticsearch gets graphic

Elastic promises superior search for open sourcers

Nexenta wins Lenovo as server partner

Chinese hardware and geography boost for open source storage SW supplier

Infosec miscreants are peddling malware that will KO your router

And it's got a nasty surprise in store if you try and kill it

Bash on Windows. Repeat, Microsoft demos Bash on Windows

BUILD2016'An almost surreal endorsement by Microsoft on the importance of open source'

Amazon to bad cable slingers: USB-C yourself out

Retailer bans sales of dangerous connectors

Hope for Hitomi after tumbling space 'scope phones home

Communicates less than a kid in college

Microsoft's Brad Smith on encryption: Let the politicians decide

Tech giant president encourages/gently chides RightsCon audience

Got a Toshiba laptop? Get it off your lap, then read this recall notice

Battery packs in 39 models vulnerable to combusting, warns CPSC

Microsoft announces Windows 10 Anniversary Update coming this summer

BUILD2016Windows 10 improves, but a cloud API steals the show

That one phone the FBI wanted unlocked? Here are 63 more, says ACLU

1789 law proves a pain for Apple and Google

Kelway founder and CEO Phil Doye steps out of role

ExclusiveStill director and CDW shareholder, but says goodbye to daily ops

Oracle's website, social media to wear sandwich board of shame over Java SE insecurity

December deal will officially go into effect

Senator Wyden recalls SOPA fight in bid to defeat encryption-weakening efforts

It's not privacy versus security; it's security versus more security

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