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Ombudsman slams Centrelink debt recovery system

Testing was inadequate, staff training worse, averaging incomes was known to be risky but used anyway

Apple finally teaches Android music app to validate certificates

Cupertino's so keen on Android it took eight months to repair interception bug

Eric S. Raymond says you probably fit one of eight tech archetypes

'Castellans' memorise manuals, 'Tinkers' can't stop hacking hardware. Keep 'Algorithmicists' out of a corner office

Boeing 737 turns 50

9,448 of world's most popular airliner have flown since April 9th, 1967. 4,500 more are on order. 168 were written off

Payday lender Wonga admits to data breach

270,000 customers advised not to worry but also to watch out for odd transactions and ponder password refresh

TP-Link 3G/Wi-Fi modem spills credentials to an evil text message

So why can it read scripts sent by SMS anyhow?

Machine vs. machine battle has begun to de-fraud the internet of lies

Standards help, too, as we fight to ensure the cost of sharing doesn't outweigh the benefits

Mark Shuttleworth says some free software folk are 'deeply anti-social' and 'love to hate'

Compares Mir chat to 'irrational' gun control or climate change debates, so F-that-S

Who really gives a toss if it's agile or not?

CommentJust show me the money!

Symmetrix daddy Moshe Yanai on chair-throwing and storage

ProfileFrom EMC to IBM, XIV to Diligent, the Symmetrix inventor is still going hard at 68

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Apple’s premium TV plans – the hobby doomed to stay that way

AnalysisHow premium, you ask?

Wall St's NetApp conversion breeds limited believer

Risen from the ashes?

Subpostmasters prepare to fight Post Office over wrongful theft and false accounting accusations

Collective legal action rears its head in Horizon IT scandal

72-layer flash die from SK Hynix towers over all, capacity a bit meh

I can see me mam's house from up here

T-Mobile US CEO offers kid a year's supply of chicken nuggets for switching from AT&T

And now we are all part of this sickening cycle too

Shadow Brokers crack open NSA hacking tool cache for world+dog

Daaaamn, these exploits are old-school

Capgemini set for stalking horse splash of $50m on bankrupt Ciber

Consultancy expects to take on 3,000 of 6,500 employees

'US falling behind China' in semiconductors but storage startup promises to kiss it better

10x boost in processing performance apparently

WileyFox disentangles itself from Cyanogen


Seagate shipping cheap all-flash arrays

Climbs up Dot Hill to roll low-cost AFAs down into the market

Gartner halves tech splash forecasts, blames the US dollar

Listen El Reg, our WW Spending Forecast is based on 'proven methodologies... not guesswork. OK?'

April proves to be the cruellest month again as Fujitsu staff down tools

Four more days of industrial action pencilled in

Radio hackers set off Dallas emergency sirens at midnight as a prank

City engineers stop attack by… yes, turning it off then on again

Microsoft rolls the Deis for container wrangling

Kubernetes championing continues with gobble of orchestration specialist

Internet Society tells G20 nations: The web must be fully encrypted

Not happy about online security being equated with restricting access to law enforcement

FCC kills plan to allow phone calls on planes – good idea or terrible?

PollYou decide!

Google fumes after US Dept of Labor accuses ad giant of lowballing pay for women

'Systemic compensation disparities against women across the entire workforce'

Finally a reason not to bother with IPv6: Uh, security concerns...?

NATO cybersecurity bods warn about transition to new protocol

nbn™ trials 10 Gbps fibre tech most of you will never see

With Australians flocking to fast broadband, the digital divide's going to keep widening

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