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Good news, everyone: Ransomware declining. Bad news: Miscreants are turning to crypto-mining on infected PCs

Screw asking for digi-coins. Craft 'em on 500,000 computers

Tech biz boss slipped Detroit's IT chief bungs in restaurant bathrooms to bag software deals, prosecutors claim

He was flush with cash, allegedly

$14bn tax hit, Surface Pro screens keep dying – but it's not all good news at Microsoft

UpdatedFrustrated fondleslab fans forced to stick kit in freezers

Fujifilm, Xerox throw each other a US$6.1 billion lifeline

We'll buy the J/V from you so you can use the cash to buy us, goddit?

AT&T's financial figures reveal 19 BEEELLLION reasons why it lobbied hard for US tax cuts

Telco gives 5% to staff, 5% for capex, windfall for shareholders

Qualglumm: Still no royalties from Apple, tax hits, EU fine, flat sales

Investors give shares a bumpy ride... and settle on no change in after-hours trading

Anti-missile missile misses again, US military mum on meaning of mess

Bonus space news: wanna salvage a SpaceX Falcon 9?

Measure us by subscriptions, says upbeat Citrix

Says cloud plan is working better than expected but predicts very modest growth

Dinosaurs gathered at NASA Goddard site for fatal feeding frenzy

Fossil find expands evidence from Cretaceous period

Facebook users are Zucking off, but that's what Zuck wants

More than ever, YOU are Facebook's product as it trashes cat vids

Astroboffins spot sneaky signs that the Milky Way devoured smaller galaxies

...and they have also found one of its first stars

Who can save us? It's 2018 and some email is still sent as cleartext

Out of the phone booth comes the IETF in lycra - with the power of STANDARDS!

Uber saddles up for a new cycle of controversy

Enters the dockless bike business, which is – ahem – not without its critics

ServiceNow plans non-devs writing non-code for real enterprise apps

Pledges simple workflow creation tools as next act after grand Q4 and FY 2017

The blockchain era is here but big biz, like most folk, hasn't a clue what to do with it

Now Oracle and others are wading in, like a BaaS

Openreach ups investment plans: Will shoot out full fibre to 3 million premises

Beginning of the end for copper?

Oxford Uni boffins get things rolling at new electric motor factory

Department of Business splashing cash for YASA

Crim-checker IT system update fail has cost UK taxpayer 'MEEELLIONS'

MPs give Disclosure and Barring Service a lashing

Fujitsu in a funk over feeble network sales

Storage 'n' servers flat, PCs & tabs OK but mobes, base stations fall

Brit market harshing Vodafone's buzz as sales slump continues

Dutch spin-off to Liberty Global also singled out as party pooper

What a Hancock-up: MP's social network app is a privacy disaster

Digital secretary ups ante, but users say it's riddled with bugs

Crowdfunding refund judgment doesn't quite open the floodgates

CommentIt's a pointer – not a cast-iron legal precedent

Oh dear, Capita: MPs put future UK.gov outsourcing in the spotlight

Contingency plans in place at Barnet after £1bn wiped off troubled outsourcer's value

UK data watchdog whacks £300k fine on biz that made 9 million nuisance calls

Scouse firm bought data without checking permissions

Data-by-audio whizzes Chirp palmed £100k to keep working with EDF

Power plant sensors to continue squeaking at engineers

Info Commish offers privacy addicts a 12-step GDPR programme

Get clean from your data sins

EU hitches its cart to the blockchain bandwagon

Let's set up an observatory, maybe think about governance

E8 prises software away from its arrays to run on Dell, HPE, Lenovo kit

Flash flinger does a Kaminario

Tech bad-boy Uber crafts tool to make staff follow the rules in future (er, coding rules, that is)

Kneel before NEAL, devs

New York lobs $210m at telcos to hook up 120k homes, businesses with bumpkin broadband

Funny story – Verizon didn't care until they were told other ISPs might do it

Ignore that FBI. We're the real FBI, says the FBI that's totally the FBI

Don't open that malware mail from the Feds that's not from the Feds, Feds warn

Nork hackers exploit Flash bug to pwn South Koreans. And Adobe will deal with it next week

Maybe it's a good time to just delete the thing

Cox blocked! ISP may avoid $25m legal bill for letting punters pirate music online

Appeals court says copyright battle went copy-wrong

Super Cali's unrealistic net neutrality process – even though the sound of it is something quite... ferocious

Why draft law won't be enough to protect state's internet

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