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Microsoft slaps Apple Gatekeeper-like controls on Windows 10: Install only apps from store

Configurable switch on software spotted in latest Insider build

San Francisco uni IT bods to protest Tuesday over cuts, outsourcing

Axed workers vow to spend last day kicking up a fuss in the street

Privacy watchdog to probe Oz gov's right to release personal info 'to correct the record'

'Doxing' of Centrelink complainant hurts open government say privacy experts

ESET antivirus cracks opens Apple Macs to remote root execution via man-in-middle diddle

Get patching – fix available now

Two million recordings of families imperiled by cloud-connected toys' crappy MongoDB

UpdatedVoice messages, account info held to ransom

ServiceNow hires former eBay and Bain & Co man John Donahoe as CEO

Current chief Frank Slootman steps aside in sudden but orderly transition

Mozilla makes first-ever acquisition: Web-clipping app 'Pocket'

App scrapes content into devices for later viewing, even offline, advances Moz mission to make web accessible

Cisco says Smart Install is not a bug, not a vuln, releases blocker anyway

Allowing unauthenticated OS re-install sure feels like a bug ...

So. 256GB. 3D NAND. MicroSD. SanDisk. $199. Any further questions?

MWCWhat... is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?

This week on GitHub: Facebook's forecaster and a sysadmin CURSE

Repo RoundupYou always wanted an autonomous T-shirt cannon, right? Here you go

Lap(top) of luxury: Porsche Design revs up 2-in-1 Windows 10 slab

MWCSurface Book rival costs north of two grand, certainly ain't a cheap trick

Up close with the 'New Psion' Gemini: Specs, pics, and genesis of this QWERTY pocketbook

MWCWhat's it like – and how did it happen?

Sony: Never mind the phones – look out at what our crazy lab scientists have done

MWCTalking robots! My word, has science gone too far?

Germany, France lobby hard for terror-busting encryption backdoors – Europe seems to agree

Crypto shouldn't hold back cops, sniffs commission

You want a 4-SIM mobe? Never mind why – your wish might come true

MWCMoto puts Mods on speed

TWO BILLION PCs to sell in next five years

Which sounds great! Shame annual sales will be less in 2021 than they were in 2016

nbn™ puts the acid on Australia's ISPs to speed up its NBN

We only do the last few kms, CEO Bill Morrow tells Senate Estimates

Hong Kong chip boffins wheel out another NB-IoT reference design

ARM bought a startup just like this one last week

Revealed: UK councils shrug at privacy worries, strap on body cams

Of 227 snooping local authorities, only a third cared how it might affect the public

AWS's Kubernetes dilemma: It's a burden and a pleasure

Keep the devs happy, or Microsoft and Google will catch you

IBM UK: Oh, remote workers. We want to be colocated with you again

ExclusiveExec professes love for 'colocation hubs'... just 'not sure everyone else will'

Imation to fork out $11m in patent suit

IronKey flash drive patent was at stake

Health firm gets £200k slap after IVF patients' records leak online

UpdatedIndian subcontractor kept transcripts on insecure server

Cisco Jasper IoT bod: Smart home? Nah. Farm pest control – that's a cool use case

InterviewConnected device expert on post-Borg IoT

The most l33t phone of MWC: DarkMatter's Katim

MWCThe secure, self destructing mobe for heads of state... and big enterprises

Scality guarantees 100% availability

Look how good I look underneath my Cloud HALO

Fiscal '17 was a record year for us, says Workday CEO

Big wins push sales to record high as expenses push losses to... record high

Amazon's AWS S3 cloud storage evaporates: Top websites, Docker stung

'Increased error rates' is the new 'outage', according to Bezos' bit-barn bods

Security slip-ups in 1Password and other password managers 'extremely worrying'

Everything's fine now. Patch. Keep using them. Move along

In a loving tribute to its fiery washing machines and Note 7... Samsung management explodes

Heir-apparent slapped with bribery, embezzlement charges

Net neutrality? Bye bye, says American Pai

MWCThem good ole ISPs are drinking whiskey and rye

Centrelink needed 370 extra staff to automate data matching

And still can't say how much money it has recovered, says audit

Raspberry Pi gives us all new 'Pi Zero W' for its fifth birthday

Adds Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to Pi Zero, bumps price from thrifty $5 to slightly less thrifty $10

Situation All Canucked Up: Canadian Mounties boss blasts blundering government IT merge

Shared state tech support leads to five years of misery

Uber's Boston T party – and T is for taxi: City's cabbies sue app maker

An admittedly terrible headline for a terrible company

Jesse Jackson to Apple CEO Cook: Hire black

Don't forget about nerds of color, rev preaches during iGiant's shareholder meeting

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