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Macbook seized or stolen? But you've set a FileVault password, right? Ha, it's useless

Luckily, there's a security fix

Wetware disruption transforms Microsoft Australia as MD bails

So long and thanks for all the clouds, Pip Marlow, and hello Steven Worrall

Ransomware scum face unified white hat army

BitDefender, Trend Micro, Check Point, Emisoft, others, join No More Ransom project

Facebook hires Hillary Clinton to lead assault on fake news*

*Headline may be fake. Facebook's really outlined four tactics to crimp fake news

Could a robot vacuum cleaner monitor your data centre?

El Reg takes LG's webcam-and-WiFi equipped Roboking Turbo+Homeview for a spin

Brace yourself, network admins, Amazon Video just hit 200 nations

Six yankee dollars a month everywhere except the Eurozone

German infosec agency urges security review after Yahoo! flensing

Local companies take security seriously, says BSI head, but give 'em fake phone numbers and addresses anyway

Sysadmin 'fixed' PC by hiding it on a bookshelf for a few weeks

On-callUser who though he knew everything was satisfied by doing precisely nothing

NASA – get this – just launched 8 satellites from a rocket dropped from a plane at 40,000ft

VideoYou boffins are just showing off now

Cloud-happy Oracle dodges rumors it is axing its traditional hardware ... as sales of traditional hardware fall

Meanwhile, co-CEO Safra Catz joins Team Trump

New US rules on 'vehicle-to-vehicle' communications under consultation

Connected vehicles

UK Home Office slurps 1,500 schoolkids' records per month

Wants to create 'hostile environment' for illegal immigrants

Fox's meal Sky ready to smother Europe with foreign language OTT content

Could launch preemptive strike on local pay TV


Wiganites in record freezer burn turn

Around 1.4 million people have sub-10Mbps speeds - Ofcom

Sooo. Universal Service Obligation. You reckon £1bn-£2bn will cover it?

US voting machine certification agency probes potential hack

Working with security firm and the Feds to investigate

Will Wikipedia honour Jimbo's promise to STOP chugging?

WMF meets December Sprint fundraising target. Let's see.

National Lottery whacked with £3m fine for suspect ticket win

'More likely than not' a fraudulent prize claim was made

Oracle finally targets Java non-payers – six years after plucking Sun

Thought Java was 'free'? Think again (and you owe us $$$ in 2017)

DDoS in 2017: Strap yourself in for a bumpy ride

2016 sucked. 2017 won’t be much better, sorry

London's Winter Wonderland URGENTLY seeks Windows 10 desk support

Has Hyde Park BSOD crashed Christmas?

'So sorry' Evernote rips up privacy changes

And we won't read your notes - promise

US Supreme Court to hear case that may ruin Lone Star patent trolls

Memories of East Texas venue shopping

TCL snags global deal to build n'flog BlackBerrys

Canadian smart phone maker passes baton to the Chinese

Santa's sleigh gets 21st century makeover

NSF Kids£200,000 ex VAT and the prototype ... not that any will ever be made

Banks 'not doing enough' to protect against bank-transfer scams

Must do more to identify fraudulent payments

Don't panic, friends, but the Chinese navy just nicked one of America's underwater drones

Uncle Sam would like it back, please, pronto

USPTO: Hi, Ask Me Anything. Reddit: Can we trademark 'AMA'? USPTO: No.

In fact, here's two dozen pages of 'No', 'Nope' and 'No way'

Houston, we have a problem: 'App dev stole our radio station'

Bloke accused of seizing control, redirecting calls, pretending to be the boss

Check your privilege: CoreOS's container tech rkt gets priv-escalation defense on Intel chips

Code canned when it oversteps the mark

Crim charges slapped on copyright trolls who filmed porn, torrented it then sued downloaders

Disgraced smut-slinging catch one in the eye from Uncle Sam

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