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Ancient IETF 'teapot' gag preserved for posterity as a standard

'Error 418: I'm a teapot' scores 'reserved' status in IANA Status Code Registry

Antarctica declared world's most volcanic region as 91 new cones found beneath ice

Awaken not the Elder Things, lest they and their shoggoths again battle foul Cthulhu

Sneaky devs could abuse shared libraries to slurp smartphone data

Privilege escalation is baked in to mobile OSes, if you look for it

Toyota, Intel, Ericsson team to get cars talking to the cloud

Plan new networking and compute architectures, plus 'topology-aware storage'

Old Firefox add-ons get 'dead man walking' call

After version 57, plugins go to browser heaven

GoDaddy gives white supremacist site its marching orders after Charlottesville slur

Publisher described murdered woman in revoltingly sexist and hateful terms

Dismayed by woeful AI chatbots, boffins hired real people – and went back to square one

AnalysisAmazon Turk serfs have their own problems

'Other' may yet become the biggest and most useful cloud

COMMENTHistory tells us none of the big four will dominate forever and that niches matter

Brit firms warned over hidden costs of wiping data squeaky clean before privacy rules hit

Paper shredder? You'll need a data-shredder...

Chinese stealth outfit reckons the smartwatch isn’t quite dead

Tic, tic, tic...

UK industry mouthpiece wants 'near-universal' broadband speeds of 30Mbps by 2020

Says gov needs to 'collaborate' with industry. Now there's a surprise...

Nosey ex-NHS staffer slapped with fine for illegally peeking at medical records

Don’t let personal curiosity get the better of you, ICO warns

Amazon recalls dodgy solar eclipse shades that offer no eye protection

American cousins, don't make August 21 a blind date

Surfacegate: Microsoft execs 'misled Nadella', claims report

Specs, lies and Skylake

Blighty’s beloved Big Ben bell ends, may break Brexit bargain

It must be true, the Daily Express said so

Major shareholder: BT CEO Gavin Patterson should step down

'A lot of what has gone wrong has not been Gavin’s fault, but...'

Diablo Technologies sheds three execs

NV-DIMM flash tech changes

Microsoft does something unusual in Australia: Names the bit barn hosting Azure

Plan to conquer federal IT sees Redmond team with super-secure Canberra Data Centres

If Anonymous 'pwnd' the Daily Stormer, they did a spectacularly awful job

More likely damage control after host GoDaddy pulled plug

A storage giant wants to give you 46,763...

Terabytes? Flash drives? No, PDF pages. Price list SKUwered

WannaCry vanquisher Marcus Hutchins pleads not guilty to flogging banking trojan Kronos

Trial scheduled for October

Raising minimum wage will raise something else: An army of robots taking away folks' jobs

Low-skill workers are under threat either way, it appears

Sigh. Big Cable execs dominate FCC panel overseeing Big Cable's broadband upgrades

Deployment committee stacked with industry bods, says report

Chap behind Godwin's law suspends his own rule for Charlottesville fascists: 'By all means, compare them to Nazis'

We did Nazi that coming

Macie slay: AWS touts S3 patrol bots to kill data-slurping hackers

Plus: Database Glue guns, more encryption, hardware key management, and config tools

Internet addict sent to an anti-addiction boot camp is no longer an addict. Because he's dead

Chinese clinic staff cuffed after 18-year-old gets ultimate cure

US prosecutors demand data to unmask every visitor to anti-Trump protest website

DreamHost refuses to hand over 1.3m IP addresses, and more, says warrant too broad

Australia's metadata retention scheme costs telcos $500k per cuffing

Netadmin-general Brandis needs just one more vote to get telco-tweaking powers

Australian Bureau of Statistics flip-flops over marriage equality survey

Promises not to identify citizens. Except with a barcode

hiQ prevails / LinkedIn must allow scraping / Of your page info

Our little haiku to mark temporary lifting of blockade on social network's public profiles

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