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US judge halts mass fingerprint harvesting by cops to unlock iPhones

AnalysisUncle Sam's vaguely worded raid warrant knocked down by the Constitution

Radioactive leak riddle: Now Team America sniffs Europe's skies for iodine isotope source

Readings raise fears of nuke, probably a boring factory fumble

Firefox certificate cache leaks user information

Mozilla devs debate whether this is a bug or a feature

Linux kernel gets patch for 11-year-old local-root-hole security bug

DCCP code cockup lay unnoticed since 2005

The last time El Reg covered IBM Domino we used a chisel

Upstart Sapho gives Notes' heir the 'kids want all software to be a Facebook clone' treatment

Arris slaps down US$800m to buy Brocade's wireless bits

Broadcom waves farewell to what used to be Ruckus and the ICX switch business

HP Ink says ink sales are down but PC sales are up, up, up!

No, you're not reading that wrong: PCs are selling better than since the XP upgrade rush

Boffins exfiltrate data by blinking hard drives' LEDs

Malware? Check. Camera? Check. Let's go sniff passwords

Fitbit hit on Pebble kit cost just 20 million quid? Oh s**t!

Wearables giant finally reveals cost of gobbling up and killing off rival hardware

Microsoft catches up to Valentine's Day Flash flaw massacre

Critical update deals with five ways to do remote code execution on Windows

Intel scales Atom to 16 cores, updates Xeon SoCs

The 5G internet of virtualized networked things is calling and Chipzilla wants to be ready

From drugs to galaxy hunting, AI is elbowing its way into boffins' labs

FeatureMachine learning is cropping up more and more in research papers – does it work?

Oh UK. You won't switch mobile providers. And now look at you! £5.8bn you've lost

Stop. We don't want to hear it, mutters uSwitch

Tosh doubles 64-layer 3D flash chip capacity with a bit of TLC

1TB chip incoming

BBC admits iPlayer downloads are broken

UpdatedWe're working on it

Different judge, different verdict? Diageo's £54m SAP legal slap could have gone another way

Ambiguous contract language didn't guarantee outcome

Your IDE won't change, but YOU will: HELLO! Machine learning

Sorry, Dave. I can’t do that – without an appropriate multi-GPU framework or Python library

OK, hyperconverged is the new black. But who's winning at it?

Well... not Microsoft, Cisco or HPE, according to a consultant

Alleged $17.5m fraudster accused of duping HPE out of 42,000 servers

Peter Sage was playing the old grey reseller game, claims US tech monster

More brilliant Internet of Things gadgetry: A £1,300 mousetrap

Rentokil man tells BBC it calls them automagically, so that clearly explains the price

Deutsche Telekom hack suspect arrested at London airport

Cops probing Mirai telco takedown

IBM: Voluntary redundo offer? Ticked. Min stat terms? Ticked

ExclusiveBut at least TSS staffers won't have to get career advice from Capita this time

O2 daddy Telefónica reports 12.5% drop in UK sales

Blames it on weak pound

Become a blockchain-secured space farmer with your hard drive

Google Ventures-backed Storj Labs makes its pitch

Elon Musk promises Tesla investors Trump won't send him to Mars

I expect to remain with Tesla forever... and ever, and ever

Managed file transfer peeps Axway gobble sharetakers Syncplicity

Creating 'a one-stop shop for digital shared services'

KCL external review blames whole IT team for mega-outage, leaves managers unshamed

ExclusiveAnd the Oscar for the best story about why you have recovery tests goes to...

Ex-employees sued for £15m over data slurpage ordered to pay up just £2

Brit firm 'missed the jackpot', says High Court judge

Ad men hope blocking has stalled as sites guilt users into switching off

How many swallows do you need for a summer? One will do

Brit lords slip 30Mbps Universal Service Obligation into UK Digital Economy Bill

Eleventh-hour amendment, but will it stick with government?

'First ever' SHA-1 hash collision calculated. All it took were five clever brains... and 6,610 years of processor time

Tired old algo underpinning online security must die now

People built AI bots to improve Wikipedia. Then they started squabbling in petty edit wars, sigh

AnalysisMost argued articles include Pervez Musharraf, Niels Bohr and Schwarzenegger

US 'security' biz trio Sentinel Labs, Vir2us, SpyChatter accused of lying about certification

Watchdog forces them to drop claims of privacy protections

I was authorized to trash my employer's network, sysadmin tells court

Michael Thomas' appeal will send shockwaves through IT industry if successful

MIT goes down to the wire: Brain cable pipes electricity, chemicals, light straight into minds

Polymer highway into the head promises easier neurological monitoring

Amazon goes to court to stop US murder cops turning Echoes into Big Brother house spies

'Alexa, am I being murdered?'

How to nuke websites you don't like: Slam Google with millions of bogus DMCA takedowns

AnalysisCopyright allegations wreck search rankings

HPE CEO Whitman says everything's 'on the right track' as sales are literally decimated

And more than half the biz working overseas on the cheap

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