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Everything wrong with IoT (and how to fix it) – according to Uncle Sam

US Dept of Commerce green paper reveals that, er, it's a bit of a mess

ISC squishes BIND packet-of-death bugs

DNS servers are crashable until they're patched

Trump's cyber-guru Giuliani runs ancient 'easily hackable website'

Stunned security experts tear strips off president-elect pick hours after announcement

It's not just your browser: Your machine can be fingerprinted easily

Anonymity just got harder

D-Wave goes public with open-source quantum-classical hybrid software

Search the universe with qbsolv

MongoDB hackers now sacking ElasticSearch

Open season on open services

You know what, maybe Tabby's star ate a planet, ponder space eggheads

So much for the 'alien megastructure' theories

WordPress plugs eight holes in latest release

Cross-site scripting, request forgery, and more!

Boffins turn timid mice into psycho killers – by firing lasers into brains

VideoAdmittedly, we'd all want to tear everything apart if we had kit shoved in our heads

Now that's a Blue Screen of Death: Windows 10 told me to jump off a cliff

PicMicrosoft smuggles suicide encouragement manual into operating system

Europe mulls treating robots legally as people ... but with kill switches

Just in case we need to give our talking toasters a brainxit

Opera scolds stale browsers with shocking Neon experiment

The future belongs to bubble tabs; or maybe not

EU policy makers consider FRAND licensing of machine-generated data

Anonymised app data silos impede movement

Embrace the world of pr0nified IT with wide open, er, arms

Something for the Weekend, Sir?Reach your target fitness climax and then close your rings

Smart fingerprint padlock startup to $320k backers: Sorry for the radio silence

Blames 'sly' suppliers, Great Firewall, plans to ship in March

Big tech's grip loosens on UK.gov IT spend

Victory for SMBs? Not quite, Reg research reveals

Quantum: Well, would you look at that. We've made some money!

StorNext bringing in the scale-out, tiered storage bread

Ex-Autonomy CFO pleads not guilty to charges he inflated the company's value

Legal fallout from the ill-fated $11bn HP takeover continues

Drone company fails to take off, tells pre-orderers: You can have your $34m back

A lot of buzz, little lift in quadcopter market? Surely not

EE brings 1,000 call centre jobs to UK and Ireland

Follows move by much-complained about parent BT

Outage-hit Lloyds Bank in talks to outsource data centres to IBM

ExclusiveNope, don't see any problems shaping up there. None whatsoever.

Hadoop hurler Hortonworks votes Tibco veteran for president

Corporate veteran to re-invigorate big-data sales

Oh, for F...acebook: WhatsApp, critics spar over alleged 'backdoor'

UpdatedDon't panic, there's nothing to fear, insists green messenger

Nintendo pulls the Switch, fires Joy-con at Microsoft and Sony

Pricing, dates... Mario?

Tech committee slams UK.gov for dithering over digital strategy

Over a year late, but it's not like we need 745,000 workers with digital skills or anything

Strike day struck off as Fujitsu and Unite negotiate job cuts

It's good to talk... with Acas

Do containers stack up as data storage building blocks?

Storage ArchitectSounds odd but it could work - disk controller heads are stateless

Mr Angry pays taxman with five wheelbarrows worth of loose change

Reg Standards Bureau300,000 coins to count but just one digit that mattered, the middle one

Pirates, pirates, whatchu gonna do? Advertisers cop a visit from PIPCU

Someone's keeping the neckbeards in Doritos

Google floats prototype Key Transparency to tackle secure swap woes

♪ I've got the key, I've got the secreeeee-eeet ♪

UK's largest hospital trust battles Friday 13th malware outbreak

Plug pulled on Barts Health computer gear to prevent cyber-disease spread

FCC's Wheeler gives passionate defense of net neutrality rules

VideoBut will it make any difference?

Aaarrgh, zombie! Dead Apple iOS monopoly lawsuit is reanimated

Appeals court breathes life into App Store legal challenge

Canada fines Amazon seven hours of profit for false advertising

$840,000 punishment isn't even a tap on the wrist

Drone biz Lily Robotics takes $34m in pre-orders, ships nothing, shuts down, gets sued by San Francisco DA

All a coincidence, we're told

Uber, Apple, Amazon and Sully Sullenberger walk into a bar – er, self-driving car committee

Execs recruited onto US govt panel, will meet next week

Microsoft swallows up AI language biz Maluuba

Aiming for 'literate machines that can think, reason and communicate like humans'

Playpen child sex abuse archive admin gets 20 years in the Big House

49 kids rescued so far

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