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How the NSA hacks PCs, phones, routers, hard disks 'at speed of light': Spy tech catalog leaks
AnalysisA leaked NSA cyber-arms catalog has shed light on the technologies US and UK spies use to infiltrate and remotely control PCs, routers, firewalls, phones and software from some of the biggest names in IT.
Glassholes, snapt**ts, #blabbergasms, selfies and PRISM: The Reg's review of 2013
Year in Review"Selfie" is the Oxford English Dictionary's word of the year. There's nothing new about a "selfie" - it's a self-portrait - but a perfect storm of social networks and smartphones has given popularity to a word and an act even world leaders feel it's OK to do on really serious occasions.
Blame Silicon Valley for the NSA's data slurp... and what to do about it
CommentWidespread ridicule has greeted the announcement that eight giant technology companies led by Google and including Facebook and LinkedIn were going to save us from the NSA.
Cheeky LOHAN chaps in gutsy snatch at El Reg's paper spaceplane crown
In an audacious and extremely cheeky high altitude operation over the weekend, Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) team members Dave Akerman and Anthony Stirk had a pop at our Guinness World Record for the highest-altitude paper plane launch.
HP: We're axing 29,000 workers? Add another 5,000 to that
HP will lay off 5,000 more workers than the 29,000 positions earmarked for redundancy in July.