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Facebook needs to defend Austrian privacy violation case

Court rubber-stamps Max Schrems' class action
Richard Chirgwin, 22 Aug 05:03

Don't even THINK about copyright violation, says Indian state

Pre-emptive arrest for pirates in Karnataka
Richard Chirgwin, 22 Aug 04:32

NBN Co claims 96 mbps download speeds for FTTN trial

Umina trial also delivers 30 mbps uploads, but exact rig used not revealed
Simon Sharwood, 21 Aug 21:04

Get ready: The top-bracket young coders of the 2020s will be mostly GIRLS

Teen boys eclipsed in A* GCSE Computing rankings
Jasper Hamill, 21 Aug 15:27

Go on, inhale our G-Cloud via 'Digital Marketplace' – UK.gov

ANOTHER pricy project to prop up barely used G-Cloud?
OUT-LAW.COM, 21 Aug 12:01

Hello, police, El Reg here. Are we a bunch of terrorists now?

Do Brits risk arrest for watching beheading video nasty? We asked the fuzz
Jasper Hamill, 20 Aug 15:02

Felony charges? Harsh! Alleged Anon hackers plead guilty to misdemeanours

US judge questions harsh sentence sought by prosecutors

Dozens of COPS cuffed in Turkish Prime Minister's wiretap probe

Plod accused of illegally snooping on top govt officials
John Leyden, 19 Aug 21:11

UK government accused of hiding TRUTH about Universal Credit fiasco

'Reset rating keeps secrets on one-dole-to-rule-them-all plan', say MPs
Kelly Fiveash, 19 Aug 12:28
European Union Flag

EU justice chief blasts Google on 'right to be forgotten'

Don't pretend it's a freedom of speech issue – interim commish
Jennifer Baker, 19 Aug 11:42
Kindergarten Cop

Caught red-handed: UK cops, PCSOs, specials behaving badly… on social media

No Mr Fuzz, don't ask a crime victim to be your pal on Facebook
Kelly Fiveash, 19 Aug 10:57

Opinion

Govt control? Hah! It's IMPOSSIBLE to have a successful command economy

Worstall on Wednesday Even Moore's Law can't help the architects of statism now
Matthew Martin's "turkeys" cartoon, 1983

Australia's metadata debate is an utter shambles

The goalposts are moving hourly and ministers are contradicting intelligence agencies and themselves
Richard Chirgwin, 06 Aug 01:07
heart.australia

A modest proposal: Australian ISPs should JUMP at the chance to store metadata

The Big Data industry says it'll make them RICH and perhaps the government will even pay
Simon Sharwood, 31 Jul 22:19

Has Europe cut the UK adrift on data protection?

Comment EU reckons we've one foot out the door anyway

News

UK fuzz want PINCODES on ALL mobile phones

Exclusive Met Police calls for mandatory passwords on all new mobes
Jasper Hamill, 19 Aug 08:04

NSW to build federated ID management rig for staff, punters

Oracle code and kit to be tended by NTT
Simon Sharwood, 19 Aug 05:55

e-Borders fiasco: Brits stung for £224m after US IT giant sues UK govt

Defeat to Raytheon branded 'catastrophic result'
Iain Thomson, 19 Aug 05:02

This'll end well: US govt says car-to-car jibber-jabber will SAVE lives

Department of Transportation starts cogs turning for another wireless comms standard
Shaun Nichols, 19 Aug 00:56

Munich considers dumping Linux for ... GULP ... Windows!

Give a penguinista a hug, the Outlook's not good for open source's poster child
Simon Sharwood, 19 Aug 00:09

Yes, but what are your plans if a DRAGON attacks?

Local UK gov outs most ridiculous FoI requests...

Ad regulator pulls down Branson-backed magic undies

Wireless Armour ads promising radiation-free wedding tackle labelled 'misleading'
Richard Chirgwin, 18 Aug 07:02

Detroit losing MILLIONS because it buys CHEAP BATTERIES – report

Man at hardware store was right: name brands DO last longer
Neil McAllister, 16 Aug 01:14

Apple slings fanbois' data at Chinese servers in China Telecom deal

Mandarins won't get encryption keys, Cook & Co promises ... scout's honor
Iain Thomson, 15 Aug 20:31

Rimini Street promises 'business as usual' after Oracle IP judgment

Rimini's wrong on Oracle database licence, says judge
Gavin Clarke, 15 Aug 16:48
Spam

New voting rules leave innocent Brits at risk of SPAM TSUNAMI

Read the paperwork very carefully - or fall victim to marketing shysters
Jasper Hamill, 15 Aug 08:02

Oracle claims knockout blow in IP lawsuit

Judge says Rimini Street pinched Larry's goodies
Simon Sharwood, 15 Aug 07:28

Merger-hungry Comcast and Time Warner withdraw from FCC commissioner's dinner event

Cable firms step away amidst heat on conflict of interest
Shaun Nichols, 15 Aug 02:58
money trap conceptual illustration

Dodgy payday loan ads make up 83% of cases probed by UK's FCA

Cheap credit's not so cheap for the regulator
Face recognition

Face-recog tech spots US fugitive wanted for 14 years ... from a photo

Wanted poster pic gets alleged sex offender nabbed in Nepal
Neil McAllister, 14 Aug 02:56
Broke - empty pockets

Marvell: NO WAY should we have to pay jumbo $1.54bn patent judgment

Tells appeals court Carnegie Mellon Uni patent ruling was result of 'series of legal errors'
Neil McAllister, 13 Aug 23:08
Zhang Xinzhu

Chinese regulator fires antitrust advisor over alleged kickbacks from Qualcomm

Claims researcher took money to throw off monopoly probe
Neil McAllister, 13 Aug 21:11