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Telstra effectively barred from 700 MHz spectrum auction to boost rivals

Comms Minister puts a price on your head: a lousy AU$1.25

Reschedule the holiday party, Patch Tuesday is here and it's a big one

Apple, Microsoft, and Adobe all have fixes galore to test and install

Uber-creepy: Dial-a-ride devs accused of stalking pop diva Beyonce

All the single ladies... your ex-techbro boyfriends may have snooped on you, too

Disney sued in race row: Axed IT workers claim jobs went to H-1B hires

While Trump recruits Mickey Mouse CEO to advise on growing US jobs

Apple's Airpod wireless earbuds finally go on sale after six-week delay

In limited quantities, some time next week. So don't bank on getting them under a tree

Fancy an AWS region in your own data centre? Stratoscale can do it

It'll be virtual, natch, but so is the rest of your bit barn – in a bad way

Riddle me this: What's green and freezes cloudy penguins?

Why Veeam's new backup agent for Linux, of course!

Polycom CEO Peter Leav jumps to the same job at BMC

Current BMC CEO Bob Beauchamp to hang around on the board

'Emoji translator' sought by translations firm

Job ad says software is lousy at this task and it needs a human to do the job!

A single typo may have tipped US election Trump's way

DNC figure John Podesta told to follow phishing link, instead of link to enable 2FA

Microsoft quietly emits patch to undo its earlier patch that broke Windows 10 networking

Make sure you reboot your box the right way

Top CompSci boffins name the architectures we'll need in 2030

Number one: Make designing special-purpose hardware as easy as writing software

Uh-oh! Microsoft has another chatbot – but racism is a no-go for Zo

Don't worry, there won't be any more Hitler outages this time, we're told

Persistent ad and dialler trojans found on 28 Android phones

Mostly landfill Androids from odd places, but Lenovo makes the list too

Bluetooth: Remember us? Internet of Things before it was a Thing?

AnalysisBluetooth 5 unveiled, boosts range and coexistence, but no mesh yet

Blue sky basic income thinking is b****cks

Storage BlockheadSay hello to your AI-powered robo-chatbot-barista

Trump meets Google – exclusive transcript

Imagining the Eric, the Larry and the Donald

OpenStreetView? You are no longer hostage to Google's car-driven vision

Open Source InsiderDeja vu for mapping nerds

If only our British 4G were as good as, um, Albania's...'s telco tech report

Lord Adonis calls for a mobile universal service obligation

Flaws fixed in SAP's police and military software

Armed forces, cops and others get patched

MSP Redcentric: Our financial errors are WORSE than we thought

Deloitte-led forensic review shows debts up, profits way overstated unboxes clustered SQL CrateDB, decamps to California

Euro upstart's distributed database eyes up NoSQL rivals

Dixons warns of looming Brexit storm cloud amid bumper results

Planning for the worst 'just in case', says chief exec Seb James

Docker opens up crucial container plumbing code cunningly disguised as 'boring infrastructure'

Get stuck into a containerization runtime this Xmas. Go on

IBM makes clever, safe acquisition, swallows object storage market

IDC marketscapers scope out rankings

AWS' UK cloud hitched to British-based iron

Rents third party space for London region... not that anyone wants to talk specifics

That is pretty, er, Nimble. Storage firm claims 'six nines' availability

Says machine learning, predictive analytics squashed downtime to under 25 secs/yr

Rogue One: This is the Star Wars back story you've been looking for

SPOILERSAnd tech plays a huge part because Death Star plans have no password and are too big to upload quickly

Move over HoloLens, $30 homebrew cardboard AR is here

Cheeky British outfit cracks a big problem

Infosec bods: This is a backdoor in Skype for Macs. Microsoft: No.

Dodgy API let apps and plugins silently pry into chat logs, record calls and more

MacBook Pro owners complain of short batt life – so Apple kills batt life clock in macOS

Just bad timing, right? ... Right?

Tech titans tentatively trot toward Trump Tower to talk turkey today

The Schmidt meets the Man

IBM boss pledges to hire 25,000 Americans in next four years

Once the US government has paid for their training

Climate change bust up: We'll launch our own damn satellites if Trump pulls plug – Gov Brown

Super Cali goes ballistic over claims global warming's bogus

Give us encrypted camera storage, please – filmmakers, journos

Photojournalists plead for secured data in professional cams

Yahoo! says! hackers! stole! ONE! BEELLION! user! accounts!

Purple Palace plundered in new breach unrelated to previous p0wnage

Telstra is filthy about being barred from spectrum auction

Big T wants to know why the government is going to let airspace sell cheap and competition cherry-pick

.biz, .us, .co master Neustar grabbed by the privates in $2.9bn deal

Vote of confidence in company after losing critical contract

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