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Psst. Hey, Jock. I got £100m for outsourcers here. Fancy a hit?

Scottish government's giant pile'o'dosh quivers as it awaits MSP bidders
Paul Kunert, 24 Jul 09:36

Watching smut at work is bad but emailing it is just fine, says Oz court

Workers celebrate glorious hole in workplace pr0n policies
Darren Pauli, 24 Jul 07:28

Google rival BLASTS Almunia 'n' pals for settlement proposals

Auctioning off links WILL pay off for Google, insists Foundem
Jennifer Baker, 23 Jul 15:56

Help yourself to anyone's photos FOR FREE, suggests UK.gov

Copyright law reforms will keep m'learned friends busy
Andrew Orlowski, 23 Jul 14:56

MPs to sue UK.gov over 'ridiculous' EMERGENCY data snooping law

DRIP Act was rubber-stamped in THREE days

HP, Microsoft prove it again: Big Business doesn't create jobs

Worstall on Wednesday SMEs get lip service - what they need is dinner at the Club
Tim Worstall, 23 Jul 09:00

Yorkshire cops fail to grasp principle behind BT Fon Wi-Fi network

'Prevent people that are passing by to hook up to your network', pleads plod
Jasper Hamill, 23 Jul 07:55

UK government officially adopts Open Document Format

Microsoft insurgency fails, earns snarky remark from UK digital services head
Simon Sharwood, 23 Jul 06:02

18,000 Apple employees could get bite of profits with class-action lawsuit

Claim Cupertino withheld wages and lunch breaks
Iain Thomson, 23 Jul 03:32
Google sign outside Mountain View headquarters

Report: Google back in Europe's crosshairs over web domination claims

Antitrust investigation set to widen after rivals trash settlement deal
Shaun Nichols, 22 Jul 21:26

STILL no move by Brit data cops over Google's 2012 privacy slurp

Even the Italian databinieri have got their boots on now, but not the ICO
Kelly Fiveash, 22 Jul 15:56

Opinion

Writing about an Australian Snowden would land Vulture South in the clink

Comment Welcome to Australia, surveillance state

Today's Facebook fury: Coppertone-like baby pic ban baffles US mom

Worstall on Wednesday Never mind the Ts&Cs, what does the law say?
Tim Worstall, 09 Jul 15:24
Google Chocolate Factory

Speaking in Tech: 'Right to be forgotten' ruling – what would Google do?

Podcast Plus: We're all living in the Post-Snowden Era™
Team Register, 09 Jul 11:41

News

Major problems beset UK ISP filth filters: But it's OK, nobody uses them

It's almost as though pr0n was actually rather popular
Kelly Fiveash, 22 Jul 13:42

Home Office threw £347m in the bin on failed asylum processing IT project

Shiny new bin ready for new £208m programme
Paul Kunert, 22 Jul 13:16

ITC: Seagate and LSI can infringe Realtek patents because Realtek isn't in the US

Land of the (get off scot) free, when it's a foreign owner

iiNet says metadata retention means a great big tax on everything

ISP suggests proposed down under data dump would be ultimate hacker honeypot
Simon Sharwood, 22 Jul 01:15

NBN Co extends satellite scheme

New beams will leave 9,000 premises beaming
Simon Sharwood, 21 Jul 23:24

You! Pirate! Stop pirating, or we shall admonish you politely. Repeatedly, if necessary

And we shall go about telling people you smell. No, not really
Kelly Fiveash, 21 Jul 13:11

US judge: YES, cops or feds so can slurp an ENTIRE Gmail account

Crooks don't have folders labelled 'drug records', opines NY beak

Brandon Gray aka Namejuice suspended by ICANN

Domain slamming accusations bite after ten years
Richard Chirgwin, 20 Jul 23:03

Europe: Apple could NOT care less about kids' in-app cash sprees

Our friends at Google on the other hand...
Paul Kunert, 18 Jul 18:01

EU's top data cops to meet Google, Microsoft et al over 'right to be forgotten'

Plan to hammer out 'coherent' guidelines. Good luck chaps!
Kelly Fiveash, 18 Jul 15:56
London BMW 5-Series police car

Cops nab suspect using CREEPY facial recog system

Looks like his dad, says computer
Jasper Hamill, 18 Jul 08:34
Credit: IGNACIO LEONARDI http://www.freeimages.com/photo/1118608

NUDE SNAPS AGENCY: NSA bods love 'showing off your saucy selfies'

Swapping other people's sexts is a fringe benefit, says Snowden
Iain Thomson, 17 Jul 23:24
Credit: Sony/Eon/MGM

UK.gov's data grab and stab law IMMINENT as Drip drips through House of Lords

Rushed bill passed uncontested by upper chamber of Parliament
Kelly Fiveash, 17 Jul 14:57

Ex-despot Noriega sues: How dare Call of Duty make me look like, like...

Jailed dictator gets precious over image rights

FORGOTTEN Bing responds to search index ECJ ruling: Hello? Remember us?

Microsoft received just 12 requests in early days of judgment
Kelly Fiveash, 17 Jul 10:39
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NAO slaps down Cabinet Office gov-IT savings claims AGAIN

Efficiency and Reform Group isn't that efficient, should reform its ways
Paul Kunert, 17 Jul 08:02
Typewriter image

German NSA probe chief mulls spy-busting typewriters

Manual typewriters, too, not fancy electric ones subject to American electrickery
Darren Pauli, 17 Jul 04:11