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GCHQ protesters stick it to British spooks ... by drinking urine

Activists told NOT to snap pics of staff at the concrete doughnut
Team Register, 31 Aug 14:07

Britain's housing crisis: What are we going to do about it?

Worstall @ the Weekend Rent control: Better than bombs at destroying housing
Tim Worstall, 30 Aug 13:45

America's CTO leaving role for Silicon Valley in White House shakeup

Google exec floated as possible replacement for departing tech chief
Shaun Nichols, 29 Aug 18:21

We need less U.S. in our WWW – Euro digital chief Steelie Neelie

EC moves to shift status quo at Internet Governance Forum
Jennifer Baker, 29 Aug 10:44

Uber, Lyft and cutting corners: The true face of the Sharing Economy

Analysis Casual labour and tired ideas = not really web-tastic
Andrew Orlowski, 29 Aug 09:09

Euro banks will rip out EVERYTHING and buy proper backend systems ... LOL, fooled ya

Survey says everyone's winging it with IT, as usual
OUT-LAW.COM, 29 Aug 08:07

Top beak: UK privacy law may be reconsidered because of social media

Rise of Twitter etc creates 'enormous challenges'
OUT-LAW.COM, 28 Aug 15:34

'Stop dissing Google or quit': OK, I quit, says Code Club co-founder

+Comment And now a message from our sponsors: 'STFU or else'
Andrew Orlowski, 28 Aug 11:58

Groupon sales reps' overtime pay suit not eligible for class action

Judge reckons their jobs were too different to be lumped into one court case

Oz fed police in PDF redaction SNAFU

Give us your metadata, we'll publish your data
Richard Chirgwin, 28 Aug 01:56

Oz metadata proposal: no to IP addresses, yes to MAC address logging

ASIO spook-in-chief: it's like the phone book, really
Richard Chirgwin, 28 Aug 01:02
management regulation2

Apple tried to get a ban on Galaxy, judge said: NO, NO, NO

Judge Koh refuses Samsung ban for the third time
Richard Chirgwin, 28 Aug 00:01
Tactical facepalm

Oz biz regulator discovers shared servers in EPIC FACEPALM

'Not aware' that one IP can hold more than one Website
Richard Chirgwin, 27 Aug 23:06

NYC, LA mayors hammer Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger

FCC warned mega-gobble could price citizens out of the internet
Shaun Nichols, 27 Aug 20:22

Opinion

Britain's housing crisis: What are we going to do about it?

Worstall @ the Weekend Rent control: Better than bombs at destroying housing
Taxi Driver

Uber, Lyft and cutting corners: The true face of the Sharing Economy

Analysis Casual labour and tired ideas = not really web-tastic
Andrew Orlowski, 29 Aug 09:09

'Stop dissing Google or quit': OK, I quit, says Code Club co-founder

+Comment And now a message from our sponsors: 'STFU or else'
Andrew Orlowski, 28 Aug 11:58

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
Tim Worstall, 13 Aug 09:28

News

Major cyber attack hits Norwegian oil industry

Statoil, the gas giant behind the Scandie social miracle, targeted
John Leyden, 27 Aug 18:05

Hey FCC, Comcast-TWC merger is bad news for Netflix, says Netflix

Combined giants would fleece lowly video streamers, claims not-so-lowly video streamer
Shaun Nichols, 27 Aug 05:02

Ex US cybersecurity czar guilty in child sex abuse website case

Health and Human Services IT security chief headed online to share vile images
Iain Thomson, 27 Aug 02:56

Super Cali signs a kill-switch, campaigners say it's atrocious

Remote-death button bad news for crooks, protesters – and great news for hackers?
Iain Thomson, 26 Aug 18:17

New Snowden leak: How NSA shared 850-billion-plus metadata records

'Federated search' spaffed info all over Five Eyes chums
Richard Chirgwin, 26 Aug 04:04

Harvard boffins 'reverse-engineer' Chinese censorship

Yes: criticise the government. No: organise protest
Richard Chirgwin, 26 Aug 03:01
Monopoly testing

You, El Reg and a doctor walk into a Monopoly Pubcrawl chinwag

Live Chat Connect the connectivity dots
Simon Rockman, 25 Aug 13:02

The police are WRONG: Watching YouTube videos is NOT illegal

And our man Corfield is pretty bloody cross about it
Gareth Corfield, 25 Aug 08:00
Ross Ulbricht

Three new charges laid against alleged Silk Road kingpin

Lawyer says legal bullets sprayed in hope of landing jury hit
Darren Pauli, 25 Aug 04:01
The chinese characters for China as used in the new .中国  domain

China hopes home-grown OS will oust Microsoft

Doesn't much like Apple or Google, either
Richard Chirgwin, 25 Aug 01:01

Big content seeks specialist court for copyright cases

Oz's 'dysfunctional' legal system prevents small infringers being criminalised
Richard Chirgwin, 24 Aug 23:28

Cracking copyright law: How a simian selfie stunt could make a monkey out of Wikipedia

Analysis Creativity can't start and end at the push of a button
Andrew Orlowski, 24 Aug 10:28

Fast And Furious 6 cammer thrown in slammer for nearly three years

Man jailed for dodgy cinema recording of Hollywood movie
FCC logo

FCC not quite sold on Comcast TWC gobble

Won't let things be, sees a little controversy, asks for docs before saying yes sirree
Shaun Nichols, 22 Aug 23:15
Google car

Pedals and wheel in that Google robo-car or it's off the road – Cali DMV

And insists on $5 million insurance per motor against accidents
Iain Thomson, 22 Aug 19:59
BrickArms' Toy taliban figure

True fact: 1 in 4 Brits are now TERRORISTS

YouGov poll reveals terrible truth about the enemy within
Jasper Hamill, 22 Aug 10:13