nav search
Data Centre Software Security DevOps Business Personal Tech Science Emergent Tech Bootnotes


Small American town rejects Comcast – while ISP reps take issue with your El Reg vultures

And the FCC and AT&T claim everything is hunky dory

Thanks to UK peers, coming to a laptop near you in 2019: Age checks for online smut

Pr0n to be gated despite misgivings, says minister

For fax sake: NHS to be banned from buying archaic copy-flingers

Trusts to be subjected to quarterly searches for contraband machines

FCC slammed for 'arbitrary and reckless' plan to change how text messages are regulated

US watchdog says it's about spam, but really it's about profits

The British Home Office was warned about its crappy data management – then Windrush happened

Watchdog's report damning amid calls for 'firewall' for immigration data sharing

Former headteacher fined £700 after dumping old pupil data on server at new school

Why? Er, 'professional reasons'

Oz opposition folds, agrees to give Australians coal in their stockings this Christmas

Aussies demand backdoor to encrypted apps. Good luck with that says tech industry

UK taxman told to chill out 'cos loan charge is whacking tax dodgers and whoopsies alike

Contractor lobby seizes on report as indictment of IR35

YouTube fight gets dirty: Kids urged to pester parents over Article 13

Is this copyright battle worth it?

EU tech tax talks teeter on brink – reports

As OECD strikes positive note on prospect of global consensus

Prez Trump to host chinwag with Google, Microsoft, Oracle and Qualcomm – report

And Sundar Pichai heads to grilling on Chocolate Factory's data slurping

HPE chief exec Neri: US-China trade spat? Meh, that ain't no thang for us

HPE Discover 'Minimal' effect on biz, boss bravely predicts

High Court agrees to hear full legal challenge of Blighty's Snooper's Charter

Civil rights group given all-clear to launch judicial review at bulk surveillance regime

Er, we have 670 staff to feed now: UK's ICO fines 100 firms that failed to pay data protection fee

Enforcing GDPR is expensive work, says watchdog

Another Hancock-up? UK health secretary appears in piece about controversial GP app

Critics slam 'conflict of interest', cosying up to tech firms

WIPO 'temporarily suspends' whistleblower CIO amid allegations of misconduct

Exclusive - updated Top techie probed by UN patent body in move branded 'retaliation' for his previous lid lifting

International politicos gather round to grill Dick, head of Facebook policy, on data slurping

MPs give a sneak preview of content in seized documents, empty-chair Zuck

IBM's Ginni Rometty snipes, er, someone for being irresponsible with data, haven't a clue who

Any ideas?

Domain name 'admin' role eyed up as latest victim of Whois system's GDPRmeggdon

Plus anonymous email and all personal info to be redacted

Apple heading for Supreme Court showdown over iOS App Store 'monopoly' gripe

Cupertino getting little love from the Supremes so far

Facebook spooked after MPs seize documents for privacy breach probe

Cache allegedly indicates long-term knowledge of data hose used by Cambridge Analytica

HMRC: 30 months to prep Northern Ireland backstop systems, 24 for customs

Nope, not from now – from whenever politicos make up their minds

Tech sector unites in attempt to avoid Oz's anti-crypto push, again

Government now says it wants bill passed 'in its current form'

Comparison sites cry foul over Google Shopping service

Original complainants say pay-to-play remedy has left them in the cold

Analogue radio is the tech that just won't die

Gadget snapshot reveals tablet-weary, phone-mad Britain

Net neutrality is heading to the courts (again): So will the current rules stand or be overturned (again)?

We dig in and find a surprising answer

1,700 lucky Brit kids to visit Apple Stores for 'Year of Engineering'

Because watching a 'Genius' mope about the shop floor will inspire a generation

Facebook to appeal against ICO fine – says it's a matter of principle not to pay 18 mins' profit

Get Zucked, basically

Merry Christmas, you filthy directors: ICO granted powers to fine bosses for spam calls

Dodgy dialling dons' dosh due to diminish in December

Joe Public wants NHS to spend its cash on cancer, mental health, not digital services

Sorry Matt, looks like the app revolution takes a backseat to quality health care

Capita, Serco, Sopra Steria to write cheat-sheets for in case they collapse

'Living wills' part of politician and contractor bid to engender confidence in outsourcing

Health secretary Matt Hancock assembles brains trust: OK, guys. Let's cure NHS IT

Expert panel hopes to make dreams of improvement reality

Brexit: UK will be disconnected from EU databases after 2020

Commission will 'endeavour' to make an adequacy decision during transition period

Six critical systems, four months to Brexit – and no completed testing

Defra concedes end-to-end testing can throw up challenges as MPs shout into the void

Data-nicking UK car repairman jailed six months instead of copping a fine

+Comment Data Protection Act isn't our only legal weapon, beams ICO

Cheeky cheesemaker fails to copyright how things taste

On yer bike, CJEU tells Dutch dairy dealer

French president Macron insists new regulations needed to protect us all from Facebook's claws

While announcing new pilot project with antisocial network

Yikes. UK military looking into building 'fully autonomous' killer drone tech – report

MoD insists there will always be a human at the wheel fishes for likes as it prepares to go solo on digital sales tax

Critics warn it's complex and off-putting for international firms

Skimming cash off UK police budget for tech projects probably not the best idea, say MPs

Particularly when those projects overrun and overspend

Berners-Lee takes flak for 'hippie manifesto' that only Google and Facebook could love

Together, let us help the wolves regulate the sheep

Google vows to take claims of sexual assault, harassment seriously, just like privacy

CEO apologizes following mass walkout by Googlers, then bungles justification for censored Chinese search

The Register - Independent news and views for the tech community. Part of Situation Publishing