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Black and white pic of Alan Turing

UK parliament presses for pardon for Alan Turing

Members of the UK House of Lords have debated a motion to grant a full Parliamentary pardon to Alan Turing, the Second World War savant whose code-breaking skills did so much to ensure the Allied victory.
Iain Thomson, 20 Jul 2013

Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, world+dog urge NSA transparency

A veritable Who's Who of the tech industry has sent a letter to the director of the US National Security Agency, President Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder, and Congressional national security watchdogs, urging that there be more transparency relating to the government's requests for user data.
Rik Myslewski, 20 Jul 2013
South Park's Underpants Gnomes

Surface RT: A plan worthy of the South Park Underpants Gnomes

Opinion Business strategy at Sun Microsystems became a joke long before even the prospect of a mercy acquisition by Oracle was in the air.
Gavin Clarke, 20 Jul 2013
The PC's interior, caked in dust

These old PCs want some VDI loving. But what about the server?

Readers' corner A request from The Register Forums where David Dawson writes:
Drew Cullen, 20 Jul 2013