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Facebook has open-sourced encrypted group chat

UpdatedGovernments hate encrypted chat tools on social media, so brace for outrage in 3 ... 2 ...

WikiLeave? Assange tipped for Ecuadorian eviction

Secrets dealer may be nearing end of asylum stay, on humane grounds

Intel, Microsoft confess: Meltdown, Spectre may slow your servers

AnalysisIt's getting hard to deny all the new and sluggish benchmarks

IBM’s complete Meltdown fix won’t land until mid-February

POWER CPU patches available now or next week, AIX and i OS fixes are more than a month off

Indian data leak looks to have been an inside job

5,000 officials blocked from accessing billion-plus-records Aadhaar systen

Russia claims it repelled home-grown drone swarm in Syria

13 explosively armed but cobbled-together drones swarmed airbase

Taiwanese cops give malware-laden USB sticks as prizes for security quiz

What was second prize? We think we'd rather have that

UK Data Protection Bill tweaked to protect security researchers

Re-identification of data will not be a crime, as long as you warn the authorities

Astroboffins say our Solar System is a dark, violent, cosmic weirdo

Exoplanets are neat and uniform. In our 'hood Jupiter and Saturn messed things up

Mine all the data, they said. It will be worth your while, they said

When instrumentation goes too far

Watt? You thought the wireless charging war was over? It ain't even begun

No need to Nikola cables, though

Max Schrems: The privacy bubble needs to start 'getting sh*t done'

InterviewAustrian activist on funding his privacy NGO and retiring from the front line

Carphone Warehouse cops £400k fine after hack exposed 3 MEEELLION folks’ data

ICO: Seriously insecure system allowed unauthorised access to DB

Beer hall putz: Regulator slaps northern pub over Nazi-themed ad

Don't mention not mentioning the war

Sacked senior Intel sales head accuses IoT chief of perjury

Employment Tribunal hears sex discrimination and wrongful dismissal case

Apple agrees to pay £136m in back idiot taxes to UK taxman

Details of HMRC deal remain behind closed doors

Two-day Bitbucket borkage has devs tearing their hair out

Storage layer issues slow code access

Cabinet reshuffle leaves UK digital policy and GDS rudderless. And now the news...

Responsibilities unclear amid leadership shake-up

Adrift on a sea of data: Architecting for GDPR

The European regulator cometh

Fancy a fidget? Craze makes debut entry into PornHub's top searches

Also: UK viewers like to take a break for Bake Off and Strictly

'Repeal hate crime laws for free speech' petition passes 14k signatures

Good luck with that one, internet dwellers

Tata for now: Marks & Spencer transfers 250 tech jobs to outsourcer

This is not just cost-cutting, this is M&S cost-cutting

Cortana. Whatever happened to world domination?

AnalysisThe speech recogniser that coulda

You think you're all-flash? Market-watcher ranks storage vendors

What comes in a box, but doesn’t rhyme with tragic squad plant?

WDC is storage stud of CES with voice-activated media streaming

The rest? Well... y'know, they store digital information

You. Apple. Get in here and explain these iOS slowdowns and batteries – US, French govt reps

Difference in opinion over what constitutes an 'update'

Swiss cheesed off after Apple store iPhone does Samsung Galaxy Note 7 impersonation

Hard to remain neutral on this one

Leaky credit report biz face massive fines if US senators get their way

That Equifax hack would have cost the outfit $1.5bn

1 in 5 STEM bros whinge they can't catch a break in tech world they run

White men complain they're held back by 'reverse discrimination'

Trump backs push for bumpkin broadband with presidential orders

AnalysisBut a big question remains: how fast will it actually be?

Stop us if you've heard this one: Apple's password protection in macOS can be thwarted

Developers (again) find preferences hole (again) that bypasses login box (again)

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