It looks like there's more trouble approaching for the notorious copyright trolls, formerly of Prenda Law.
iiNet reckons the runaway success of Netflix in Australia is going to put the National Broadband Network pricing model under pressure.
Former US secretary of state and now presidential candidate Hilary Clinton has accused China of aggressive, state-sponsored hacking aimed at stealing both state and trade secrets.
Bitcoin users have been urged to switch to pool mines that fully validate data blocks, after the virtual currency system hit a major snag during a planned upgrade.
Samsung and Oppo face legal action in China, after a consumer watchdog filed separate lawsuits over the bloatware loaded on the vendors' smartphones.
NASA's New Horizons probe – due to buzz past Pluto 10 days from now – gave its handlers a brief fright yesterday by going silent.
Page File The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who is what you might call a publication with a rather bastardised nature, being both a new anthology of Doctor Who short stories with quotations included from the TV series, and short essays about the relevant attached science.
On-Call Reg readers are awesome and none more so that JT Smith, who sent us an epic tale of the time he was called out to solve a backup problem.
Worstall @ the Weekend We have a nice little empirical proof that Adam Smith really was right about us all being guided by that invisible hand. Yeah, I know, you're sooo tired of the free market maniac telling you that governments are all wet and laissez faire is where it should be.
Google has been quietly beavering away at a new Bluetooth-enabled product with the not-exactly discreet ID tag of A4R-GG1.
Google's VR face goggles, dubbed Cardboard, were being given away for free, plus shipping by OnePlus. Until – that is – the smartphone maker sold out of the devices.
Review Over the last few years, the market for e-readers and books has managed to both consolidate and grow. Many more people have an e-reading device, or use tablets to read, while at the same time the number of players has shrunk.
Vid A precious prototype of what appears to be a Nintendo-Sony Playstation has been paraded online, after the console was discovered languishing in a "box of junk".
We're obliged to readers who answered our recent call for post-pub nosh neckfiller suggestions, and rest assured we now have a extensive menu planned for the coming months, based on your input.
The Airbus A380 has a range of 15,200km, but the longest scheduled commercial flight using the aircraft is the 13,804km Dallas (USA) to Sydney (Australia) jaunt flown by Australia's Qantas.
Something for the Weekend, Sir? Want a new driveway? No problem, mate. Fix your garage door? Sorted. Oh, what, you want the the garage door to open on to the driveway? Oh no no no no, no can do, pal, that’s not done, they is sep’rate. Tell you what, though, I got a mate who could build you a shortcut so you can get the car from the drive to the garage through the back garden.
An ethical hacking student at the University of Northumbria has claimed that the university's ethics board and the Wassenaar Arrangement have forced him to delete some references to exploits from his final year dissertation.
A storage memory appliance to process massive Big Data sets in real-time is being developed by startup Levyx, with help from Toshiba and the reviving OCZ business in the flash department.
Scientists are marvelling at a lemur with testicles so large that were a human chap to carry equivalent plums in his trouser department, they'd be the size of a couple of grapefruit.
Those who fear that the oceans and their ability to support life on Earth may be doomed by rising CO2 – take heart!
Shaken members of a Cambridgeshire sports club have recounted a terrifying ordeal at the jaws of a rampaging fox.
Assange: Can I come and live in you, pretty please? France: No, you can’t come and live here! Assange: Never wanted to anyway!
Just as we predicted only yesterday, Wikipedia has proclaimed a famous “victory” over something that was never going to happen.
Ride-sharing app Uber announced on Friday that it was ditching its French service.
Updated MVNO Vectone Mobile's service has been down for days, with the company offering no indication as to when it might resume, or any public statement acknowledging the depth of the blunder.
Comment I love the concept of hyperconvergence. Who doesn’t? An IT infrastructure built out of relatively balanced (and small) nodes, all contributing together to a large pool of computing and storage resources, which can linearly scale just by adding more nodes.
Loss-making cloud biz Outsourcery has managed to tap up Vodafone for a £4m loan under a partnership deal.
Ofcom has whacked EE with a £1m fine for failing to comply with the regulator's rules on handling customer complaints.
Fashion model and former one-footed footie ace David Beckham walks into a phone shop and finds it all rather confusing, or so a new US television commercial for mobile operator Sprint would have us believe.
A thing you may not have known: the tail of a seahorse is a square prism rather than the typical cylindrical shape normally expected in tails. Researchers have now investigated what mechanical performance advantages this may provide, and reckon it has immense robotic applications.
Microsoft's "Windows Insider" fast track is living up to its name, with build 10162 released yesterday, making it three builds in four days since 10158 appeared on 29 June.
Film review Director Tarsem Singh has something of a fascination with technology and medicine. His first film, The Cell, posited using a virtual reality mind meld system and his latest, Self/Less, is all about swapping minds though the power of high tech.
The Vienna Regional Court has thrown out a case against Facebook brought by Austrian Max Schrems, on procedural grounds.
Dutch MEP Sophie In’t Veld has accused the European Commission of fence-sitting over France’s new “Patriot Act”.
Poll It will definitely be possible within the foreseeable future to bring back the long-extinct woolly mammoth, a top geneticist has said. However, in his regretful opinion such a resurrection should not be carried out.
If you thought that British TV drama was getting cheaper and there was less of it, Ofcom has just confirmed your hunch.
Review Music gear manufacturer IK Multimedia will be 20 years old next year. It’s known to many these days for its iOS gadgets, but the Italian company began with software development focused on digital signal processing, producing standalone sound-creation apps and plug-in effects. One of its earliest creations, T-Racks, was dynamics processing software based on valve (toob) emulation.
The payments card industry (PCI) council has reviewed its guidance to encourage businesses to stop slinging credit card data in cleartext by giving the tick to encryption solutions built from different components, rather than products that handle every step of data's journey from merchant to banker.
Data centres are loud, noisy places. So loud, it's often hard for anyone to hear your screams and cries of frustration when Murphy decides to make you the example for his law.
The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) can no longer satisfy requests for new IPv4 addresses and has started a waitlist for those who want more.
Hong Kong virtual private network provider PureVPN has rejected claims in a study published this week that its service among many other popular providers are open to DNS hijacking and has pushed fixes to shore up security.
The German rozzers raided a villa in a wealthy suburb of Kiel on Wednesday (July 2), and found a Nazi tank from 1943 hidden in the cellar, alongside a torpedo and "other weaponry".
Mastercard will begin using selfies as a means to verify payments, it is being said.
From 29 July, as we've reported, Windows 10 downloads will start to become available.
Update Microsoft's Azure service is experiencing TITSUP - Total Inability To Support Usual Performance - for some Australian users.
Happy days, hardware-sellers, box-peering-abacus-wielder IDC says sales of cloudy kit surged by a whopping 25 per cent in 2015's first quarter.
video Beta Pictoris, a research favourite among astro-boffins since the discovery of its bright debris-and-dust disk in 1984, has yielded new wonders in a NASA supercomputer simulation.
Intel's Compute Stick, the Atom-powered, plug-this-into-your-tellie-over-HDMI femto-PC, is now available with Ubuntu pre-installed.
Rhino Security founder Benjamin Caudill has created a tool to help privacy pundits (and criminals) connect to wireless networks from a distance of four kilometres, in a bid to foil eavesdropping authorities.
4chan-with-upvotes Reddit is in turmoil after a staffer much loved by the website's users suddenly left the business. Now the unpaid volunteer moderators of the site have turned against the admins aka the employees of Reddit.
The St Louis Cardinals baseball team has sacked its director of scouting over the alleged unauthorized access of a rival team's computer database.
Ford is recalling 433,000 of its cars as they suffer from a software bug that could prevent drivers from turning off their engines.
Microsoft has shared more details about how it plans to roll out Windows 10 beginning later this month.
Tokyo-headquartered NTT Communications has ruled out a head-to-head public-cloud fight with Amazon Web Services – despite NTT expanding its cloud systems globally.
Facebook has been showing off a new laser communications system that CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to mount on massive solar-powered drones so as to beam the interwebs to inaccessible parts of the world.
Australia's Department of Communications on Thursday announced the appointment of Paul Shetler as Chief Executive Officer for the Digital Transformation Office (DTO), communications minister Malcolm Turnbull's effort to digitise government services. But an examination of his recent work suggests that one of the major projects he oversaw went backwards on his watch.
+Comment Hedvig decloaked from stealth recently, saying it’s producing converged block, file and object storage for enterprises with Facebook/Amazon-level scale, costs and efficiencies.
Microsoft is encouraging companies that use its Silverlight media format on their web pages to dump the tech in favor of newer, HTML5-based media playback systems.
AT&T's $48.5bn acquisition of DirecTV looks to be heading toward approval by the US government.
Updated Astronauts on the International Space Station will cross their fingers and toes that Friday's resupply mission doesn't suffer a similar fate to the last three attempts.
Intel president Renée James is leaving the silicon giant to become chief exec of another firm as part of a set of leadership changes announced by Intel CEO Brian Krzanich on Thursday.
Reinvigorated hybrid array startup NexGen is pushing out quality-of-service (QoS) goodies for vCentre and VMware VMs, saying it will cut the need for vMotioning VMs from one server to another when performance slows.
Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure has had enough of T-Mobile US chief John Legere, and he's told the world about it.
Round two in the VMware-versus-Nutanix blog war has opened up with a full-frontal assault by a Nutanix exec, who claims Nutanix wants to be open about its performance advantages over VSAN, but is prevented from going public by VMware’s end user license agreements, or EULAs.
Industry veteran Paul Ecclestone is to head up a private equity subsidiary for Rigby Group that is seeking small but perfectly formed companies in perceived hot areas of tech.
Quick look Apple Music is finally here. The bit-of-everything music service was debuted last month at WWDC as the headliner in CEO Tim Cook's keynote address.
Top brass at Kelway this week scotched talk on the shop floor of a pending deal with NASDAQ-listed CDW, claiming it will not be acquired outright by the US giant any time soon.
Having put SAP’s HANA in-memory database on its Linux, Red Hat has gone off-premise with Amazon.
The Investigatory Powers Tribunal has published its emails with claimants in a case, brought against GCHQ, apologising for and correcting an error in its findings in last week's NGO spying case verdict.
YouTube is responsible for, yet not liable for, user-uploaded videos on its service, according to two separate court rulings in Germany this week.
It's all change at the top of Fujitsu’s UK management deck, with boss man Michael Keegan being catapulted into the firm’s EMEIA hardware business.
Rejoice! For the Lizard Jesus (or jesus lizard if you prefer) has been found hidden smack bang in the middle of the United States of America (or Wyoming to be a little more precise).
Interview Did you know there was a storage part of the Open Compute Project? If not, you do now.
Harvard University, the alma mater of more US presidents than any other educational institution, slipped out a "Cyber Alert" on Wednesday afternoon confessing it had been pwned.
A new programming language survey shows Apple’s Swift breaking into the top 20 for the first time, while the future of Microsoft’s Visual Basic (VB) in the top rankings is now “unclear”.
Wikipedia has launched another anti-copyright campaign – but it's one that experts say is bogus and misleading. Thousands of pages on the site are now plastered with an appeal to "Save the Freedom of Panorama", a crusade minted by copyright activist and Europe's only Pirate Party MEP, Julia Reda.
Atos has completed its acquisition of Xerox's outsourcing biz as the French firm gears up for an American invasion.
Enterprises are shuttering their smaller data centres, but are opting to shift to larger upgraded facilities rather than shifting the whole shebang to the cloud.
Hackers - or just a hacker - have pillaged the forum and blog server of TV software biz Plex, gaining access to IP addresses, private messages, emails and encrypted forum passwords.
PayPal has scooped up digital money transfer provider Xoom for $890m (£570m), ahead of its split with eBay later this month.
French privacy watchdog CNIL has snarled at 20 websites for failing to comply with EU cookie laws.
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Attorneys General representing 40 US states have filed an amicus brief backing Mississippi attorney general Jim Hood's investigation into Google.
The inventor of Microsoft’s F# programming language is among those being awarded the Royal Academy of Engineering’s prestigious silver medal.
The chair of the government's controversial smart meter programme, Baroness McDonagh, has left her post after recently criticising the roll-out of the widely hated scheme.
The towering scrapheap of NHS IT failures may about to rise further, with the increasingly expensive GP Extraction Service IT system deemed not fit for purpose by the government's spending watchdog.
Facebook has revealed its new logo - somewhat bizarrely, in a Tweet.
The mastermind of the Zeus trojan; a car scamming screwball; an identity thief; a malvertiser, and a keylogger monger: nail these five net crims to the wall and the FBI will pay you US$4.2 million.
The British government has admitted that its spook agency GCHQ spied on Amnesty International, according to campaigners at the human rights group.
The total value of fines issued by the UK Information Commissioner's Office has halved compared with last year – despite the watchdog receiving roughly the same number of complaints about data protection.
Dubai has announced it will erect "the world’s first fully functional 3D printed building", hoping to establish the United Arab Emirates "as the global centre of technology in architecture, construction and design".
Here we are again in the early days of a month, so off we go to Netmarketshare and StatCounter to see what the world's computers are running.
The the Budapest University of Technology and Economics' Security Evaluation and Research Laboratory (SEARCH-LAB) says "malicious attackers controlling the network are able to install arbitrary applications" on LG's Android phones, thanks to a flaw in their software update mechanism.
A 20 year-old Brazilian kid has pumped out more than 100 banking trojans selling each for around US$300 a pop, Trend Micro researchers say.
The Aussie state of South Australia has signed up for cloud services offered by local internet service provider iiNet.
A 22 year old man was yesterday killed by a robot at a Volkswagen plant in Baunatal, Germany.
ERPScan researcher Alexey Tuyrin says hundreds of Oracle PeopleSoft users, including banks, are running publicly-exposed services that are open to a token-plundering vulnerability.
New changes to tax law in the city of Chicago have effectively raised the prices of online streaming and cloud services in the Windy City, beginning on Wednesday.
Indian tributary to come online in 2016, but the source of the headwaters Amazon Web Services (AWS) has TEXT signalled it will open a “region” in India some time in 2016.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise, one of two new companies that will emerge once the current HP splits off its PCs and printers business from its enterprise IT offerings, has filed Form 10 with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, an important milestone in the separation process.
Payment systems used by Trump Hotels might have been compromised, allowing copies of credit cards to fall into the hands of fraudsters, it is feared.
Australia's financial year ended on Tuesday, and Vulture South understands that when the F9 key was pressed to do all the sums, the number in the cell marked “Azure revenue” came in at about AU$50m, plus or minus $5m (about US$38.2m, £24m).
In figures for the three months to the end of May, Kantar Worldpanel says that Samsung took a bite out of Apple's US market share to overtake the fruity firm. This is as much down to continued strong sales of the Galaxy S5 as to the introduction of the Galaxy S6.
nbnTM, the entity charged with building and operating Australia's national broadband network (NBN) has released a new product roadmap.
The Rosetta probe, currently in orbit around Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, has spotted what appear to be massive sinkholes on the comet's surface that are thought to be caused by the cosmic snowball melting in the Sun's rays.
Amazon Web Services has released a new, open source library that implements TLS encryption – the standard behind the secure HTTPS web protocol – using far less code than the prevailing OpenSSL library.
US telco Sprint has killed off its attempt to strangle internet video streaming on its so-called "unlimited" phone plan.
Review The underlying packages in Linux Mint 17.2, just released, are largely unchanged. What you will find are a lot of improvements and added polish in everyday tools like the update manager, login screen and the Software Sources app.
NASA's New Horizons space probe has fired its thrusters for the last time to get it into position before it buzzes Pluto on July 14. The little science lab has also detected evidence of methane on the halfling planet.
The FBI is investigating a series of attacks on internet cabling in California – and has revealed that wiring has been meddled with at least eleven times in the San Francisco Bay Area within the past year.
Mid-sized companies can reduce technical debt and free up IT budgets by switching to hyperconverged infrastructure systems (HCIS) in their next data centre refresh.
Just one day after releasing Build 10158 of Windows 10 to its Insider "fast ring", Microsoft has replaced it with Build 10159.
Alvaro Bedoya, the founding executive director of the Center on Privacy and Technology at Georgetown Law, has claimed that industry lobbying is shutting down Washington’s ability to protect privacy in the face of the commercial exploitation of consumers' data.
Startup Avalanche is sampling an STT-RAM chip offering DRAM/SRAM speed, persistent storage, unlimited endurance and scalability beyond 10nm.
Pics It might be hard to believe that during the hottest week of the year so far, the great and the good of the PR world (is that an oxymoron?) are setting out their stalls with Christmas fare. Yet it’s not as daft as it sounds: the magazine world, in particular, needs to plan its spreads and this is a way for the great and the good of the press to get a glimpse of what’s coming.
Sysadmin blog Companies more familiar with technology are more likely to use the reporting and analytics features of their software. This isn't something new, and it didn't start with computers. Computers make reporting and analytics easier, but every business needs hard data if they are to grow.
The leap second did not break the internet, it wasn’t the second coming of the Y2K bug and nor did it challenge the world’s financial markets or make the Greek situation any worse.
Four kilometers of Blighty's National Barrier Asset – a collection of temporary security barriers – has been deployed to Coquelles, the location of the Channel Tunnel terminal in France, to provide additional border security to the UK.
Google's new Photos software automatically labelled images of black people as "gorillas". The ad giant has since apologised.
Monolithic storage arrays may well claim that rumours of their death have been exaggerated, but that doesn't mean that they aren't entering the digital care-home for the soon-to-be-departed.
Podcast Podcast Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Sarah is on vacation while Eddie and Greg slack it off on Sheryl Sandberg, API copyrights and containers.
Orange has been caught in a political storm after trying to stop Israeli mobile network Partner Communications from using its name.
Bioboffins have found a species of flatworm, Macrostomum hystrix, that can reproduce by injecting its own head with its sperm.
A court in South Korea has rejected an attempt by US activist fund Elliott Associates to overturn a merger between Samsung and Cheil Industries.
Visit a British air show before September and it's possible you’ll get the opportunity to witness the last Vulcan bomber in flight - and this is definitely the last year you'll get the chance, this time.
Organisations continue to buy storage. In fact, I was talking to a storage salesman not so long ago who was telling me that one of his customers regularly calls asking for a quote for “a couple more petabytes."
Worstall on Wednesday The latest of the X-Prizes is an attempt to increase adult literacy through the power of the mobile phone. Given that our own Prime Minister has been known to think that LOL means “lots of love”, it might not be a bad idea to update digital literacy.
The EU negotiators' proposed new rules on net neutrality – reached in the early hours of Tuesday morning – have caused serious concerns among digital rights activists, who cite loopholes and vagueness.
Fujitsu's modular array line is being refreshed at the top end, with a third-generation ETERNUS DX8700 S3 product and a new DX8900 S3 array.
DataDirect is building WolfCreek, a 5 million IOPS converged compute and storage appliance, with vastly enhanced IO processing and 60GB/sec bandwidth.
Microsoft's UK store is offering a £77,777.77 version of its Surface 3 tabletoid.
A trio of FireEye researchers have reported twin 'app-demolishing' iOS vulnerabilities Apple has partially fixed in its latest update that could wreck core apps such as the App Store and Settings.
In the year 2020 everyone on the planet will on average watch at least 200 porn videos annually - a 55 per cent increase from 2015 - according to crystal ball-gazers Juniper.
The Xen Project has revealed “Project Raisin” a new offering it hopes will clarify the boundaries between the core of the project and third party components.
Detectify security researcher Linus Särud has reported a weakness in popular Firefox security tool NoScript that allows attackers to have their malware whitelisted.
Microsoft has powered on PowerShell for Office 365.
New Zealand has become the latest country to think bad online manners are amenable to legislation.
The NSA can continue to monitor when and where millions and millions of Americans use their cellphones, and who they're calling and texting.
Matti Makkonen, a figure widely held to have influenced the development of SMS, has died at the relatively young age of 63.
While debate continues in Australian cities about the technology employed to build Australia's national broadband network (NBN), a regional specialist reckons things are on the improve beyond the sandstone curtain.
Let's file this under “what could possibly go wrong?”: blogging platform Medium has decided to skip passwords in favour of a one-time-pad* single-use-token approach.
Mudge, a once-feared and now-respected member of the "L0pht" hacker collective, is headed to Washington to set up a software version of Underwriters' Laboratory.
Security researchers Eric Taylor and Blake Welsh have disclosed a cross-site scripting vulnerability in US identity protection company LifeLock.
VMware and Carahsoft, a company that bills itself as “Your Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider”, will repay US$75.5 million to the US government for what the Department of Justice (DoJ) characterises as “misrepresenting their commercial pricing practices and overcharging the government on VMware software products and related services.
US phone carrier Sprint is offering an unlimited data plan that carries one important caveat: throttled data rates for video.
Not content with wading into virtual reality with his Oculus gobble, Facebook kingpin Mark Zuckerberg wants you to be able to update your Facebook status with the unaided power of your mind - or so the Behoodied One said in a Q&A session on Tuesday.
Apple has released a series of security updates to address 77 CVE-listed security vulnerabilities in OS X Yosemite.
IBM looks to be in the clear to sell off its ailing chippery division to GlobalFoundries after US regulators gave the deal the nod on Tuesday.
Updated A Windows 10 feature, Wi-Fi Sense, smells like a security risk: it can share access to Wi-Fi networks with the user's contacts.
Apple has lost its appeal of a federal court decision that found it broke antitrust law by colluding with publishers to fix the prices of ebooks.
Bill Veghte, the HP exec who since October has led the company's effort to split into two separate businesses, is parting ways with the firm.
French prosecutors have charged two key Uber executives with deceitful commercial practices, operating an illegal taxi service, and illicit storage of personal data.
Stealthy upstart Radian Memory Systems is coming out at the Flash Memory Summit in August, and is developing storage memory software to be used in enterprise, hyperconverged, and cloud computing environments.
Comment Oracle is giving a keynote pitch at the Flash Memory Summit, indicating it's got something NAND-like up its sleeve.
A worm which walked on legs and was adorned with vicious spikes is likely to have been one of the first animals on Earth to have donned armour for its own protection, say palaeoboffins who have identified the wee beastie.
Cisco will buy privately held net security firm OpenDNS for $635m in cash, to make good its cloud security portfolio and boost the networking giant's "security everywhere" approach.
EU law enforcement body Europol and Barclays have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formalise their cooperation in combating cybercrime targeting the financial sector.
Microsoft has released its bestest new build of Windows 10 as part of its Windows Insider preview programme, with general manager Gabe Aul boldly stating: “we don’t have any significant known issues for this build.”
In a major about-turn, telecoms network provider Colt has today announced it will exit the IT services market as the firm searches for a fresh strategy to halt a worrying decline in revenue.
The BBC has apologised to MP and former Conservative Party chairman Grant Shapps for the way it reported allegations regarding Shapps and Wikipedia, which were based on a single anonymous source.
More than half of companies are now expected to miss the deadline to quit Windows Server 2003 before Microsoft’s 14 July end-of-extended-support cut-off point.
Scientists are trying to raise awareness about planet-killing chunks of flying space rock with today's Asteroid Day.
Toshiba has introduced a downrated version of its MG04 6TB disk drive, suitable for bulk storage and cloud-based apps requiring less data transfer velocity than the standard model.
Acting shadow work and pensions secretary Stephen Timms MP (Labour) has warned that a "significant breakthrough" is now urgently required for the severely delayed and over-budget Universal Credit system, otherwise it may be time to scrap the project.
We all have to move away from Server 2003 before it turns into a pumpkin in July, but there are so many options out there that choosing the destination for our data and workloads can be a little overwhelming.
There's a world of difference between what the average IT person does today and what they'd have done ten or fifteen years ago. So where's it going? What will we need to teach the next generation of data centre staff?
A well-meaning, if definitely doomed, attempt to crowdfund a bailout for soon-to-default Greece has been launched on Indiegogo by a Yorkshireman who works in a London shoe shop.
A trio of Intel boffins have broken a vendor lock-down on trusted execution environments (TEEs) with the release of an open source framework that could help developers to build more secure apps.
Global IT spending is projected to fall 5.5 per cent to total $3.5tn in 2015 - but only because of the strong US dollar.
Gartner thinks the all-flash array market will expand at a 37 per cent compound annual growth rate, embiggening from $1.43bn in 2014 to about $7bn by 2019.
The National Museum of Computing (TNMOC) has made an appeal for volunteers who could help them keep their BBC Micro computers – which the museum uses to give visiting young'uns a taste of hacking history – in good health.
The Cloud Security Alliance has teamed up with CipherCloud to try and impose some discipline on the sector by defining protocols and best practice.
After 12 hours of tense negotiations, EU negotiators agreed at 3am on Tuesday to impose a minimal cap on mobile phone roaming charges for calls, texts and data.
Analysis A key pillar of the EU’s “Digital Single Market” strategy has systemic flaws and EU officials should stop using it, say researchers who analysed the dossier.
Google has an extra six weeks to prepare its defence against European Commission charges that it abused its dominant position in the search engine market.
The compulsory TV tax could be divvied up and given to Shoreditch digital types to create “compelling digital content”, says Shoreditch property developer and former No 10 special advisor Rohan Silva.
I was chatting not long ago to a sales guy from one of the big storage vendors. The market he serves is one of those where some of his customers buy a petabyte at a time – which I am sure he is happy about when it comes to hitting his sales quotas.
A team of five researchers from universities in London and Rome have identified that 14 of the top commercial virtual private networks in the world leak IP data.
A cunning goldfish, which was delivered into an aquarium as food for its main inhabitant, the Arapaima, managed to avoid being eaten and instead survived for seven years in a filtration unit.
Big Data, the shiny happy story goes, will let governments direct resources into programs that really do make a difference to the problems society faces, resulting in better services, less waste and grins on every face.
Analysis SpaceX's perfect delivery record to the International Space Station ended on Sunday, 139 seconds into the flight of its Falcon 9 rocket. But there are good reasons why Elon's Musketeers will be back on schedule far faster than many are predicting.
It's really cheap to spin up a single VM in a cloud like the one operated by Amazon Web Services (AWS).
It looks likes such an obvious idea: turn car windscreens into head-up displays (HUDs), so drivers don't have to look away from the road to see (for example) the speedometer.
A security review that followed the original hack at the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has turned up a new, but hopefully-unexploited, vulnerability.
Computer science researchers at MIT might just be working on technologies to eliminate computer science practitioners.
The content catalog for VMware's North American and European virtu-fests – aka VMworld – has landed, complete with a few hints about just what Virtzilla will announce at the show.
The OpenDaylight Foundation has announced what you could think of as its carrier-grade release, Lithium.
As US President Barack Obama signs off on his hard-won “fast track” powers that will allow speedier sign-off of trade treaties, an Australian senate committee has dumped a bucket on keeping trade negotiations secret from parliament.
MWR Labs researcher Bernard Wagner has reported three flaws in Amazon's Fire phone that could allow apps to facilitate man-in-the-middle attacks.
Microsoft has retreated from its online display ads business having struck a deal with AOL.
Franco-American relations have taken a further hammering on Monday after WikiLeaks revealed new documents showing that the NSA has been collecting the details of commercial deals in the Land of Brie for over a decade and sharing them with its allies.
Microsoft will release Visual Studio 2015, along with .Net Framework 4.6 and the Team Foundation Server 2015 source code management and collaboration product, on July 20, nine days ahead of the general availability of Windows 10, according to an announcement by developer veep S "Soma" Somasegar.
Microsoft has agreed to sell off part of its Bing search operation to Uber.
The US Supreme Court has declined to hear Google's appeal of Oracle's case against it in the matter of the Java API copyrights, leaving it up to a lower court to decide what - if any - damages Google owes.
The FTC settled with an app developer accused of hijacking smartphones for digital currency mining.
“Rogue IT” - the practice of business units secretly sidestepping the IT department to procure their own tech - is in decline.
Video Next month, 100 US police departments will start deploying a new, ball-shaped camera that can be thrown into dangerous areas to scout out life-threatening situations.
Apple is investing significant resources into a car-related project, so much so that it's been reassigning employees from other divisions, insiders claim.
Apple’s streaming music service will be available on Sonos’ streaming Wi-Fi speaker set-up by the end of the year.
Two Uber bosses have been talking to police in France after being accused of engaging in "illicit activity".
Google’s favourable treatment of its own services results in consumer harm and will make the web less diverse, a study into search engine users’ behaviour has claimed.
Time could be up for leap seconds later this year, if Tuesday night's addition of one second to the world's time proves to be a success.
The Dronecode open-source UAV platform initiative has announced that it has welcomed on board a raft of new members, who'll help drive the project towards becoming a de facto standard for consumer and commercial drones.
Think switching OS is bad? There are just weeks left to migrate away from Windows Server 2003 before support for the operating system runs out. At this point, if a CIO hasn’t yet taken action, CEOs should be getting involved.
The UK's National Crime Agency has enlisted two leading security firms as part of a collaborative intelligence-sharing effort.
Review Huawei’s P8 has finally rolled into UK shops, the latest wave of China’s assault on Tier One Android flagships.
Gartner has announced that HP has joined the leaders in its all-flash array magic quadrant, while Violin Memory, Nimbus Data and Cisco have been demoted, and Dell and HDS are excluded altogether from the MQ because of the research giant's peculiar classification criteria.
Xiaomi has formed its own internal Communist Party committee, raising eyebrows amongst those expecting less state involvement in the nation's burgeoning technology sector.
Indian outsourcer Tech Mahindra, which bought disgraced rival Satyam in 2012, has issued a profit warning — the first sign of trouble in the buoyant market for some time.
Blighty's communications watchdog declined this morning to comment on Sky's demands for an in-depth competition probe of BT's broadband biz.
Despite the majority of Reg readers thinking that 5G can wait, there needs to be some planning as to how spectrum will be allocated if the same frequencies are to be made available globally.
Microsoft has released Build 10149 of Windows 10 Mobile to members of the Windows Insider preview programme's Fast release ring.
Comment With bad things possibly in the post for Microsoft’s Windows phone business, its commander Stephen Elop has been shown the door by Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella. As a hardened Elop detractor I literally cheered at the news.
Smart meters will cost as much as the Trident nuclear deterrent to implement, with the full cost of the scheme rising to £19bn, according to a government report.
Proximus and Huawei have successfully trialled a super-channel optical signal, flinging out information at up to one terabit per second (Tbps).
Github's Atom text editor, which it announced back in February 2014, has reached version 1.0.
Analysis The release of Windows 10 is set for 29 July, just one month from now. It will be a significant moment, marking the first Windows 10 release in a wave that will eventually include Windows Mobile and Xbox, and is critically important to Microsoft following the poor reception for Windows 8.
A Sophos Web Appliance update has crashed users' PC fleets including knocking offline the Australian call centre of a global company for two days after support was quietly revoked for SSL 3.0 ciphers used in Citrix Receiver.
Under normal circumstances, creeping up on members of the public and emulating the sin of Onan upon their person would land you in jail. Unless its for charity – which apparently makes it OK.
Someone at Microsoft Research is apparently unimpressed with Oculus Rift's perspective on the world, so has corrected it with lenses that give you Microsoft's view of things.
Google has decided Android Studio is all you need to make apps, and by the end of the year will no longer support the venerable but popular Eclipse IDE.
A bunch of Australian fixed telephony and broadband users are about to suffer under a regime of lower prices.
Microsoft's Exchange Server has a reputation as being hard to virtualise under hypervisors other than Redmond's own Hyper-V, a state of affairs that has led to more than occasional suggestions that Microsoft might just like it that way.
The cloud storage market is a three-way race with the trailing pack choosing to occupy niches rather than challenge the leaders, according to the market scryers of Gartner.
Attackers have added a recent dangerous Adobe vulnerability to the Magnitude exploit kit, according to respected independent malware researcher "Kafeine".
The Xen Project has released version 4.5.1 of its eponymous hypervisor and recommended that users upgrade, stat.
Sucuri infosec researcher Peter Gramantik says carders are exploiting an unknown vulnerability to steal billing information from e-commerce sites that use eBay's Magento platform.