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23rd > January > 2017 Archive

Mozilla wants infosec activism to be the next green movement

Chief Mozillan calls for grass roots movement akin to 1960s' environmental awakenings

Symantec carpeted over dodgy certificates, again

You had one job ... and it wasn't letting test certs escape into the wild and then revoking them

Samsung set a fire under battery-makers to make the Galaxy Note 7 flaming brilliant

Claims phablet was phine, but bad manufacturing short-circuited battery quality

Stallman's Free Software Foundation says we need a free phone OS

Because that worked so well for Firefox OS, and Ubuntu Touch, and Sailfish, and Tizen …

Satan enters roll-your-own ransomware game

Code named for Prince of Darkness offers commissions for spreading evil

Go dark with the flow: Lavabit lives again

Another shot at spook-proofing email

It's 2017 and 200,000 services still have unpatched Heartbleeds

What does it take to get people patching? Not Reg readers, obviously. Other, silly people still drowning in legacy tech because no one's boarding Blighty's £700m data centre Ark

AnalysisLittle love for Crown Hosting from Whitehall depts

Protected US military server poked via army recruitment website

SNAFU reported via bug bounty program

Fujitsu strikes are OFF – it's not the 1970s after all

Unite: IT giant's bosses gave us a bigger package, would be rude not to have a butcher's

Government to sling extra £4.7bn at R&D in bid to Brexit-proof Britain

Ummm, good luck with that!

Bane of Silicon Valley patents sets its sights on Rackspace and NetApp

Firms fighting off rocket docket suit as a matter of principle

Samsung Galaxy S8 will be a no-show at MWC, exec says

MWC 2017Preview of next flagship delayed as embers of Note 7 debacle still burn

Trumping free trade: Say 'King of Bankruptcy' Ross does end up in charge of US commerce

Storage BlockheadNot so, er, fab for storage tech, innit?

GDS chap: is better off on public cloud than its own purpose-built network

Come with us now 'on a journey away from PSN'

Lloyds Bank outage: DDoS is prime suspect

But it is keeping schtum

Microsoft's Linux love-in continues with SUSE support in SQL Server

A wild early adopter programme appeared!

Resistence is futile: HPE must face Oracle over Solaris IP

Terix partnership pulls PC maker into Larry's crosshairs

Head of GCHQ Robert Hannigan steps down for 'personal reasons'

Cites demand on his family, will be replaced by 2019

We've found a ‘vaccine’ for fake news. Wait! No, we really are Cambridge researchers

Yes, from the English university. No you shut up

Computacenter: No mention of Brexit but UK sales went nowhere in 2016

Again, nobody is saying rexit-bay

One sales guy in, one sales guy out, Primary Data shakes it all about

Bids Kaycee Lai farewell, welcomes Robert Wilson

We burned chips in 2016... but then semiconductor sales got healthy again. Whew

Memory is king: Industrial, auto, storage app ICs grow

Former HPE CTO Fink retires retirement, returns to tech

The man they call Martin gives post-work life the elbow, lands at WD

IBM stuffs visualization tech into its bulging, uh, security portfolio

San Francisco's Agile 3 Solutions acquired

Plump Trump dumps TPP trade pump

President Snowflake slots in an easy campaign goal first thing

Make America, wait, what again? US Army may need foreign weapons to keep up

Putting the US of A first could require arms from Europe

Oracle lied: Database giant is axing hundreds of staff – at least 450 in its hardware div

Larry's biz swings the axe after denials and silence

China's Great Firewall to crack down on unofficial VPNs – state-approved net connections only


Google hardwires its Android app store into new Chromebooks

A big leap forward, you say? Tell that to the anti-trust authorities

What links macOS, iOS, Safari, tvOS, watchOS? They all need patching

Apple squashes a bunch of security bugs, so get installing

Cisco's WebEx Chrome plugin will execute evil code, install malware via secret 'magic URL'

UpdatedJust get rid of it

Western Union coughs up $586m for turning a blind eye to fraudsters

Helping internet scammers proved profitable, for a while

It's official: Ejit – sorry – Ajit Pai is new FCC boss (he's the one who hates network neutrality)

Look forward to hearing lots more about how great he is

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