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Fireball in Tasmania: Possible CubeSat re-entry sparks alien panic

Lemur-2-NATE came down yesterday and there's plenty more where it came from

HPE offers SimpliVity staff a chance to become Living Dead

Offering contracts that will end soon … but might end sooner

Oracle boils Exadata Cloud into an on-premises package

Apparently the world is ready for hybrid-cloud-database-as-a-service, on subscription

AWS's S3 outage was so bad Amazon couldn't get into its own dashboard to warn the world

Websites, apps, security cams, IoT gear knackered

CloudPets' woes worsen: Webpages can turn kids' stuffed toys into creepy audio bugs

Warnings about leaky Bluetooth Web API all-too-accurate

Upstart Datrium has a soft blanket to wrap up your data if security is giving it the shivers

End-to-end encryption touted

Boeing seeks patent for mobile device case with built-in fire extinguisher

Invented before the Galaxy Note 7 went down in flames, the case detects heat and then sprays fire-suppressing gas

Tricksy bugs in Zscaler admin portal let you ruin a coworker's day

Cloudy with a chance of XSS

Uber: Please don't give our London drivers English tests. You can work out the reason why

Thousands won't be able to make us cash, upstart moans

Polls? How very 2016. Now Google Street View AI scanner can predict how people will vote

It's time we taught computers what we think of BMW drivers

Salesforce: Brex-pensive mistake, guys. Your little referendum dented our brilliant results

CEO shoots for $10bn revs, though 2017 will start slowly

vSphere user? You need to care about VMware's telco plans for a bit

The stuff Virtzilla is doing to build NFV for telcos will trickle down into its other products

Under Octata's covers: Resource management, scheduling, containers

InterviewOpenStack's Jonathan Bryce and Mark Collier explain the best bits of the new release

Prisoners' 'innovative' anti-IMSI catcher defence was ... er, tinfoil

ExclusiveScottish prison guards left mobile network snooping device in sight of jailbirds

Planned 'cookie law' update will exacerbate problems of old law – expert

Cookie consent that doesn't disrupt the user experience...

Palo Alto Networks buys LightCyber for $105m

No, not the fictional energy sword, the machine learning hacker sniffer

Tuesday's AWS S3-izure exposes Amazon-sized internet bottleneck

AnalysisExposes Bezos' customers' inadequate BC/DR plans, too

This ferry is said to weigh 250 cows. We say that is actually 20,600 Lindisfarne Gospels

Nice try, Isle of Wight council

Samsung phones, Apple's iPhones are 'overpriced', says top Huawei exec

MWC InterviewDon't call us cheap

One IP address, multiple SSL sites? Beating the great IPv4 squeeze

Forget IPv6. Names – I want NAMES! PACK. IT. IN

Quantum takes on GPFS and Lustre in commercial HPC market

AnalysisColliding parallel file access products

Vice News YouTube video commenter set for retrial over 'menacing' posts

He was originally cleared of any criminal offence

Infosec white-coats: Robots are riddled with software security bugs

Soulless contraptions in the home or at work are a risk – not to humanity

Dyson backs Britain plc with $2.5bn AI and robotics investment

Look out, Google, your killer pram does not impress us

NCC Group top dog steps down after latest profit warning

Chief beanie made CEO, asked to lead review into crappy finances

AIX-on-Power-as-a-service is a thing? Yup, a cloud just went there

Why should modern OSes and silicon have all the fun?

Realtime data ingestor DataTorrent gets led Churchward

Ex-EMC exec takes CEO reins

Nimble: Just as well our cloud storage runs in our own cloud, eh, eh?

ExplainerData is not stored in AWS or Azure

Move over, Bernie Ecclestone. Scientists unearth Earth's oldest fossil yet: 4bn years old

VideoBrits catch God yet again screwing with our heads

Google mass logout riddle deepens: OAuth token fumble blamed

A status dashboard post about last week's cockup disappeared – but that's apparently normal

Controversial opinion alert: Privacy and the public cloud – not just possible, but easy

My files belong to me – and it's getting easier to protect them

WordPress photo plugin opens 'a million sites' to SQLi database feasting

Using NextGEN Gallery? Update or kill it with fire

Who will banish spy-cam drones from US skies? The FAA doesn't want to do it. EPIC disagrees

Privacy warriors drag reluctant aviation watchdog to court

Congratulations IBM for 'inventing' out-of-office email. You win Stupid Patent of the Month

UpdatedNo need for a big panic, says Big Blue

US-Europe Privacy Shield not worth the paper it's printed on – civil liberties groups

Spies given carte blanche thanks to Trump order

Online shops plundered by bank card-stealing malware after bungling backend Aptos hacked

'We were silenced by the Feds!'

nbn™ is installing new hybrid-fibre coax cables

The plan is to infill HFC-rich areas to create homogenous service zones

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