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Wassenaar weapons pact talks collapse leaving software exploit exports in limbo

Some progress, but it's glacial

Strong non-backdoored encryption is vital – but the Feds should totally be able to crack it, say House committees

We want to have our cake and stuff our faces with it

Facebook has stopped SHA-ring, a year later than it promised

The Social Network™ revoked its SHA-1 certs in November, but promised to stop serving traffic with the algo last year

Seriously, VMware? Two bugs in the week before Christmas?

Virtzilla fixes known password for vSphere Data Protection, XSS SNAFU in ESX and buys bits of SDN outfit PLUMgrid too

NASA explains how 'Spiders' grow on Mars

Keep your wig on, Ziggy. This is about erosion features. Not our new arachnid overlords

Oracle exec quits over co-CEO Safra Catz's promise to assist Trump

Left-aligned chap says Big Red should not be 'with' president-elect's divisive policies

Google's latest legal opponents: Shooting victims' families – and a cheesed-off ex-manager

Web giant fends off lawsuits from all corners this week

Europe trials air-traffic-control-over-IP-and-satellite

'IRIS' plans to replace spoken instructions, works on four test flights

Name's BOND, JBOND: Igneous's ARM strap-on is for your drives only

AnalysisGoldenDrive, The Spy Who Defragged Me, Die Another Bay... we could go on

Did webcam 'performer' offer support chap payment in kind?

On-callClient loved new lighting and focus, but this story does not have a happy ending

Turns out there's a market for marijuana... plants' video surveillance

AnalysisScale-out and tape firm knows how to adapt

Storage marketing guru ups and leaves CTERA ... for whom?

Takes stealthy startup job with ex-XtremIO big data-sorter

Sayonara North America: Insurance guy got your back when Office 365 doesn't?

Read the small print

Landmark EU ruling: Legality of UK's Investigatory Powers Act challenged

Want to eyeball retained data? You need a decent reason

'Pet Shop Boys CEO' firm quips: We have enough storage people

Mangstor: We wanted a biz brain, and we got one

Energy firm points to hackers after Kiev power outage

Erm, it was hovering between -9˚C and -1˚C that day

Softcat centrefolds wrap up for charity

Directors told, 'Here's some cash, now for god sake GET your kit ON

WANdisco scores $1m self-driving car deal under back-from-the-dead CEO

It's certainly been an eventful year for the vendor

Radical 5G rules proposed, but UK can address woeful coverage right now

AnalysisMobile coverage 'frankly appalling'

Gluster techie shows off 'MySQL of object storage' Minio projects

BackgrounderGithub star count has it beating Ceph and Swift

Amateur radio fans drop the ham-mer on HRD's license key 'blacklist'

Remotely killing one customer's copy was not an isolated incident, say readers

Snapchat coding error nearly destroys all of time for the internet

Also in the spirit of the season, volunteer Time Lords sought...

Netflix US Twitter account hacked

Streaming steaming

Apple sues Nokia's pet patent trolls

Nokia is trying to 'compensate for its own failing cell phone business'

Smartphones crashed, Samsung burned: Mobile in 2016

End-of-Year Round UpAll change

Don't pay up to decrypt – cure found for CryptXXX ransomware, again

Back to the drawing board, boys

Microsoft scores nearly $1bn non-compete contract with US military

UpdatedRedmond delivers source code and personal services to Green Machine

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