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White House plan to nuke social security numbers is backed by Equifax's ex-top boss

We meant it, nothing matters any more. Nothing at all

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull hints at surveillance expansion

Drivers' licenses pics shared with States? You ain't seen nothing yet: the private sector might get your mugshot, too

BBC Telly Tax petition given new Parliament debate date

125k refuseniks to have their say after all

Home Sec Amber Rudd: Yeah, I don't understand encryption. So what?

Techies! Will you please stop patronising and sneering! ;_;

Audit office finds Telstra's universal services were good politics, bad deals

AU$297 million a year bought co-operation as much as services, says ANAO

Tech VCs sue Uncle Sam over President Trump's immigration chill

We can't throw money at nerds if they can't get here, wail Silicon Valley's sugar daddies

Cost of Africa's internet shutdowns? $1m a day – quarter of a billion total

New report digs into economic damage caused by over-zealous governments

Ofcom head Sharon White slams 5G hold-up in spectrum auction

But sources say critique is 'politically expedient'

Brit prosecutors fling almost a million quid at anti-drone'n'phone ideas

Kill or capture, and get £50k for trying

Telco forgot to renew its web domain, broke deaf folks' video calls – now gets a $3m paddlin'

Sorenson dinged after cockup blocked emergency calls

FCC big cheese given Congressional roasting in reconfirmation bid

But Ajit Pai still expected to clear US Senate hurdle next week

Joint Committee on the NBN splits, as National Party member sides with opposition

Liberal MPs say FTTN is fine, the rest call for FTTP or FTTC from now on

South Korea bans Initial Coin Offerings

Financial regulator worries about speculative investments going bad, fraud and crime

Twitter: We also made a shedload of cash from Russia's trolling during US White House race

What's 'Kerr-ching!' in Russian?

Australian PM Turnbull's AU$1.1bn 'Ideas boom' revealed as a bust

Policy hastily cobbled together using woolly advice, lacked clear objectives, measurements

Bless their hearts: Democrats want $40bn to spruce up America's bumpkin broadband

How about you try winning an election first, folks

EU tells Facebook and Twitter: Obey us or we'll start regulating

Another day, another shot fired at American e-megacorps

Trump accuses Facebook of bias, collusion with his least favourite newspapers

Billionaire fight as Zuck decries 'crazy idea' fake news didn't impact election

Dot-Amazon spat latest: Brazil tells ICANN to go fsck itself, only 'govts control the internet'

Analysis Battle to block Bezos from gTLD slams into big biz

Google's pay-to-play 'remedy' is warming Eurocrats' hearts

Yeah. We can do that. No problem.

¡Dios mío! Spain blocks DNS to hush Catalonian independence vote sites

Dot-cat referendum webpages censored amid brazen internet crackdown

Mom, mom! Make China stopppp! US govt gripes about Beijing's internet censorship to WTO

Could 'significantly impair cross-border transfers of information'

UK Home Office re-bans cheap call gateways because 'terrorism'

Ofcom would have done this itself but didn't have the power

US Homeland Security Dept to collect immigrants' social media handles and more

In @realdonaldtrump's America, you'll be Googled at the border

More than half of small firms plan on using Privacy Shield – survey

But it’s still not the most popular way to zip data across the pond

It's high time we extend Freedom of Information Act to outsourcers

Comment UK Information Commissioner's speech renews issue of transparency

Australia commits to establish space agency with no budget, plan, name, deadline …

Mission plan: retrieve lost votes from deep within black hole of democratic disillusionment

Air traffic 'glitch' grounds Sydney flights

Power outage of software crash, depending on who you listen to

Spanish govt slammed over bizarre Catalan .cat internet registry cop raid

Heavy-handed tactics during lead up to independence referendum lays down rules for cross-Whitehall data slurps

Consultation opens on codes of practice for Digital Economy Act

How Apple is taming the ad biz. Just don't expect Google or Zuck to follow

Inside ITP, Safari's third-party cookie zapper

Shock: Brit capital strips Uber of its taxi licence

That could mean 40,000 drivers out of work

First big Privacy Shield review has ended – and yep, it's great! Just don't ask about mass spying

Surprise – a thumbs up to private info flying over the Pond

Cloudflare coughs up a few grand for prior-art torpedoes to sink troll

DDoS blocker well on its way to nuking Blackbird Tech in patent showdown

Facebook, Twitter sucked into US Senate's Russian meddling probe

Politicians want to know what happened with those fake accounts and advertising dollars

Something good about Brexit? Errr, more teeth for Ofcom! – report

But elsewhere fear and uncertainty reigns. Ahhh!

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