Mt Gox staff tried to warn CEO of Bitcoin loss risks – reports
Staff at fallen Bitcoin exchange Mt Gox in Japan have claimed that they raised alarms about how the company was handling client funds as long ago as 2012, according to Reuters.
Hardwired crypto certificate FAIL bricks Juniper router kit
Sysadmins with older Juniper Networks kit have been left scrambling to keep their networks running after a security certificate expiration bricked their boxen.
Range Networks unleashes rewritten OpenBTS
A doubling of its engineering team has let Range Networks launch a substantial re-write of its open source mobile network code base as it targets the service provider market.
New IPCC report: 8 ways climate change will throw world into peril
Debate about climate change is about to, er, heat up, after the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) delivered its fifth assessment report, snappily known as WGII AR5.
Amazon is decompiling our apps in security gaffe hunt, says dev
Amazon's crackdown on mishandling AWS credentials has astonished one software developer, who says the cloud giant is reverse-engineering Android apps for inspection.
Assange not running in new Australian election
Julian Assange will not, as previously indicated, run for Australia Senate again.
Google confirms Turkish ISPs 'intercepted' its DNS service
Google confirmed over the weekend that its Domain Name System (DNS) service has been “intercepted” by Turkish ISPs after government orders to block Twitter.
Mozilla DENIES reported claims of board rift over new chief Eich
UpdatedThe Mozilla Foundation has denied that the departure of three members of its board is a vote of protest regarding the controversial appointment of Brendan Eich as CEO.
Artists install Monty Python silly walk signs in Norwegian town
A Norwegian town has reminded denizens that a normal gait is preferable to a strange one after Swedish revolutionaries installed a pair of silly walk signs.
Tokyo to TXT warning of incoming Norks nukes
The Japanese government will launch a new service on Tuesday designed to notify users of the country’s three major phone networks if they are facing an imminent inbound missile strike.
Selfies are over: Welcome to the age of 'Sleeveface'
When "selfie" made it into the Oxford English Dictionary, and was then anointed word of the year, it was clear that selfies themselves were kind of a big deal in 2013.
China's CERT blames US for a THIRD of all attacks on Middle Kingdom PCs
China’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CNCERT) has claimed in a new report that backdoor attacks on systems jumped by over 50 per cent over the past year, and once again fingered the US as the main culprit in 2013.
US to strengthen privacy rights for Euro bods' personal data transfers
The US will take steps before the summer to comprehensively strengthen the "Safe Harbour" framework that helps facilitate some transfers of personal data to the US from the EU.
Don't tase me Pro: WD brings out Thunderbolt external drive
WD has bought out a Thunderbolted My Passport Pro external drive with power delivered over the speedy data cable.
How much data must you have before you need Cleversafe? If you have to ask ...
Analysis: Cleversafe is the leading object storage supplier, according to an IDC marketscape chart (see below). How did it get there?
Dish and DirecTV deal: Damned if they merge, damned if they don't
AnalysisAlmost like a delayed reaction, the news that Dish Network had been actively courting DirecTV once again in the US has driven up both companies’ share prices, triggered by the Comcast Time Warner Cable deal.
LOHAN team gears up for Punch and Judy show
It's all go on the Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) front as the British contingent of the team gears up for the forthcoming "Punch" and "Judy" test flights.
C'mon, Commvault: You have the tech to build VM mutants...
Blocks and FilesCommvault, the arch archiver and backup biz, appears to have a virtual machine "mutation" facility, and this has prompted some speculation here at El Reg storage desk.
Facebook, you fools! Forget Oculus, you could have bought TRON-type headsets
ReviewIt's quite exciting putting on the Durovis Dive virtual reality headset, but watching someone else do it is even better as they coo and gasp at the world in which they have become immersed.
Partner firms: Microsoft kept Surface from you for YOUR OWN GOOD
Those caring souls at Microsoft initially cut the technology channel out of the Surface supply chain because execs wanted to finetune forecasting and spare sales partners from a potential inventory pile-up.
UK cops: Keep yer golden doubloons, ad folk. Yon websites belong to pirates
British police have launched a who's who of pirating websites in an attempt to stop advertisers from spending money with sites deemed illegal.
3CX Phone System takes on the corporate mobiles
It is hard to make phones sexy, never mind SIP phones and software. Yet increasingly my job requires me to be on the phone for hours every day to people all over the world.
NetApp and IBM's high fibre treat: First SPC benchmark using FCoE
NetApp and IBM have released SPC-1 benchmarks showing IBM’s 10 gig V7000 FCoE system being narrowly beaten by NetApp’s FAS8020 using 16gig FC. Let's rephrase that. A flash-assisted array using faster Fibre Channel beat an all-disk array using slower Ethernet. Quelle surprise.
Dell tells customers: 'Opt out' if you don't want a channel service
Dell is asking half a million customers Stateside to hand over their privates to channel partners or to actively "opt out" of a sweeping programme to reduce the number of accounts the firm services directly.
Newsnight goes sour on Tech City miracle
+SketchBBC's Newsnight decided to get a reality check on Britain's economic miracle of East London's "Tech City Cluster" on Friday, and asked me if I'd like to contribute.
Crack CERT warriors arrive to save UK from grid-crippling hack attacks
The UK is finally getting a national Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), with the delayed launch of the organisation taking place today.
Spin that disk drive forecast, Gartner: Watch those desktop units dive
Gartner is forecasting that total hard disk drive shipments will grow at a leisurely 2.9 per cent CAGR from 2013 (552 million units) to 2018 (635.1 million units). But bear in mind that's an average: desktop drives unit shipments will be shrinking at a -7 per cent CAGR over the period while high-capacity business drives grow at a 25.1 per cent CAGR.
Boss at 'Microsoft' scam support biz told to cough £000s in comp
A fraudster who conned consumers, particularly silver surfers, into parting with cash to fix phantom PC bugs was handed a suspended sentence on Friday and ordered to pay thousands of pounds in costs and compensation.
New Sammy patent trial: Apple seeks $40 PER 'infringing' handset
Apple and Samsung are due to open up a new front in their epic patent war in the US today, with the fruity firm seeking an astonishing $40 per infringing device and Samsung planning to get Google engineers in to defend its case.
CCL Computers probing source of fake virus-riddled dispatch mail
Bradford-based reseller CCL Computers is investigating the origins of a fake dispatch email containing a virus that was today sent by a third party to at least a thousand of the firm's customers.
US Supreme Court Justices hear arguments in game-changing software IP case
The US Supreme Court is hearing arguments today in a case that could help to set a new standard for when software is eligible for patent protection.
Snowden files latest: NSA and GCHQ targeted German satcomms
The NSA and GCHQ hacked into the systems of three German satellite communication providers, according to the latest leaks from the files of Edward Snowden, fugitive ex-NSA sysadmin.
Don't touch my trunk! Intel is $740m lighter after Cloudera cash shot
Intel has shoveled $740m into Hadoop company Cloudera, giving the chipmaker an 18 per cent stake in the data analysis firm.
Microsoft CEO Nadella names his Xbox and Cloud OVERLORDS
New Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has made two important albeit expected appointments to his executive team.
Dropbox nukes bloke's file share in DMCA brouhaha – then admits it made a 'HASH OF IT'
A Dropbox user sparked outrage after he revealed he was blocked from sharing a file he'd deposited in the online storage locker – because it was the target of a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) anti-piracy takedown notice.
Bechtolsheim's baby Arista Networks heads toward IPO
Networking startup Arista Networks is filing for an IPO as the scrappy biz tries to wrestle share away from incumbents like Cisco and Juniper.
CERN team uses GPUs to discover if antimatter falls up, not down
GTCIn the next year or two, researchers at CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) should be able to answer one of the most fundamental questions bedeviling physicists: what is the effect of gravity on antimatter?