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iPhone X Face ID fooled again by 'evil twin' mask

VideoApple's facial-recog tech 'not secure enough for business' claim researchers

Uber, quit shoveling money into the fire for one second and explain that hack – US senators

Lawmakers wonder if biz known for regulatory contempt flouted rules

Watch how Google's AI catches shoulder surfers spying on your phone

VideoWeb giant's R&D boffins to tease privacy-protecting tech in NIPS show-and-tell

Chinese IT security bods accused of siphoning US GPS, biz blueprints

Tech consultants waged six-year hacking campaign, American prosecutors claim

Net neutrality nonsense: Can we, please, just not all lose our minds?

AnalysisFake pizza, fake comments, fake arguments aren't helping either side

Microsoft postpones VMware-on-Azure details release by two weeks

What's Redmond got to hide? Or clear with lawyers?

Apple embraces El Reg! iOS 11 is now biting the hand that types IT

Ahem ahem, have you... have you tried turning off and on again?

Give 1,000 monkeys typewriters, they'll write Shakespeare. Give them robot arms, and wait – they actually did that?

Animal-piloted cyborgs is just what 2017 needs right now

Facebook bends to pressure, opens German center to löschen abuse, gets yelled at by spies

We promise not to make any sour kraut gags

Open source nameserver used by millions needs patching

PowerDNS admins, feel free to fix these DNSSEC bugs before something nasty happens

Surveillance Capitalism thinks it won, but there's still time to unplug it

We gave up privacy for convenience, and 2018's the time to win both of them back

Surprise: Android apps are riddled with trackers

Hundreds of apps put snoops to work, and then there's 'supersonic tone tracking'

Boffins craft perfect 'head generator' to beat facial recognition

Think Face/Off, in software, plus some digital touchup

You live in the right galaxy: Milky Way to eat Small Magellanic Cloud even sooner

You've only got a few billion years, little buddy

ML fails: Loyalty prediction? Not really. And bonus prediction? Oh dear

Hello, wrong numberUnexpected consequences - or drawing the line at non-linear relationships

You've feasted for days but the courses keep on coming: Let's talk storage turkey

And finally sir, a wafer-thin mint... it is but wafer-thin

IBM does what IBM does best: Raises the chopper again

ExclusiveNo we aren't talking about helicopters. UK heads, offshoring....

Three useless UK.gov 'catapults' put in Last Chance Saloon

Ernst & Young: Mmm... maybe if you had some 'objectives'

2001: A Stob Odyssey

Open the chuffing pod bay doors yourself, Dave

Right, HPE. You've eaten your hyperconverged Simplivity breakfast. Will it blend?

InterviewC'mon... there has to be some aggregation aggravation

Couchbase CEO: 'No current financing plans' but no IPO date either

NoSQL biz touts 'engagement database' to firms with cash to burn on 'digital transformation'

'Break up Google and Facebook if you ever want innovation again'

Jonathan Taplin against the tech giants

Storage uber alles: SoftBank chucks $20 mill into Nexenta's hat

Which pie *doesn't* Japanese corp have a finger in?

VMware-on-AWS bulks up, fails in (good) new ways and even lets you reserve a table

Virtzilla's new cloudy release cadence gets an airing

Lock them up and throw away the (don)key

Mischievous herd serves 4-day sentence

Rolls-Royce, Airbus, Siemens tease electric flight engine project

E-Fan X slated to generate lift and 'leccy by 2020

You mean Google updated its smartwatch OS and nobody noticed?

Handy wristjob

Researcher: DJI RCE-holes offered me $500 after I found Heartbleed etc on its servers

UpdatedKeep your money, says chap (tho Chinese drone firm did patch 'em right quick)

What's that fresh, zesty fragrance? Oh, Linux Mint 18.3 has landed

System reports, snapshots, improved app store, backups

One love, OneSphere: Let's give thanks to the cloud and HPE, all right?

AnalysisFrom multi-cloud pain in the ass to a single pane of glass

HPE and ABB, sitting in a tree, doing lucrative industrial IoT

What first attracted you to the industrial Internet of revenue-generating things?

SpaceX 'raises' an extra 100 million bucks to get His Muskiness to Mars

Harebrained space schemes are expensive, yo

Someone has fixed the ESX 'VM stun' problem

Virtual machines won't press pause in Nutanix deployments

Stephen Hawking's boffin buds buy HPE HPC to ogle universe

But can COSMOS find a way to improve HPE profits? Hmmm

Soon enough, Toshiba drives will stash vid footage of all of us

10TB is a lot of embarrassing, explicit acts

GCSE compsci kids' work may not count after solutions leaked online

Brit watchdog considers changing how course will be graded

Pro tip: You can log into macOS High Sierra as root with no password

UpdatedApple, this is Windows 95 bad – but there is a workaround to kill the bug

US intelligence blabs classified Linux VM to world via leaky S3 silo

UpdatedGigabytes of Army, NSA files found out in the open online

Russian rocket snafu may have just violently dismantled 19 satellites

UpdatedLaunch blunder not the best start for Putin's new spaceport

Judge stalls Uber trade-secret theft trial after learning upstart 'ran a trade-secret stealing op'

Cab-hailing app maker in Wayyyyyymo trouble

Federal police didn't delete all copies of journalist's metadata

Three finger erasure fail: didn't control, didn’t delete, may not 'alt collection of metadata

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