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US Social Security 'wasted $300 million on an IT BOONDOGGLE'

Scrutiny committee bods probe derailed database project
Shaun Nichols, 24 Jul 19:17

Arrr: Freetard-bothering Digital Economy Act tied up, thrown in the hold

Ministry of Fun confirms: Yes, we're busy doing nothing
Andrew Orlowski, 24 Jul 16:21

ICO: It's up to Google the 'POLLUTER' to tidy up 'right to be forgotten' search links

UK watchdog: Rewriting history, airbrushing claims 'absurd'
Kelly Fiveash, 24 Jul 12:23

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

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

UK government officially adopts Open Document Format

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

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

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

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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

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

Will the next US-EU trade pact prevent Brussels acting against US tech giants?

'It's not a question of whether, but of how much'
Jennifer Baker, 18 Jul 14:27

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

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

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

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

Australia gets spooks' charter, new leak penalties

Chief spook takes to the airwaves to call for more powers
Richard Chirgwin, 17 Jul 01:58

UK data watchdog broke data law, says UK data watchdog

ICO probes self in 'non-trivial security incident'
Kelly Fiveash, 16 Jul 12:05

MPs wave through Blighty's 'EMERGENCY' surveillance laws

Only 49 politcos voted against DRIP bill
Kelly Fiveash, 16 Jul 10:33
Parliament House Canberra by Flickr user OzMark17 used under CC Share and Share alike licence

Voteware source code review 'could lead to hacking'

Special minister of state raises bigger question: How secure is the Australian Electoral Commission?
Simon Sharwood, 16 Jul 01:18
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Mandatory data breach laws back on Australian agenda

Financial System Inquiry report wants 'em to stop banks hiding boo-boos
Richard Chirgwin, 16 Jul 00:58
Homer Simpson confronts rigged voting machine

Interview: Michael Cordover, voteware freedom-of-information crusader

Barrister offers pro bono help to uncover the source code of Australian democracy
Simon Sharwood, 15 Jul 22:02

'Two-speed internet' storm turns FCC.gov into zero-speed website

Deadline for comments on net neutrality shake-up extended to Friday
Iain Thomson, 15 Jul 20:51

UK Parliament rubber-stamps EMERGENCY data grab 'n' keep bill

Just 49 MPs oppose Drip's rushed timetable
Kelly Fiveash, 15 Jul 14:15

YES: Scotland declares independence ... from the dot co dot uk empire

You can take our hard drives, but they will never take our freedom
Team Register, 15 Jul 07:03
Airship over NSA datacenter

NIST told to grow a pair and kick NSA to the curb

Lrn2crypto, oversight panel tells US govt's algorithm bods
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Data retention saves Australia from TERROR says Labor MP

MP Anthony Byrne whacks the 'liberty licenses our enemy' drum
Richard Chirgwin, 14 Jul 22:39

Will GCHQ furtle this El Reg readers' poll? Team Snowden suggests: Yes

Poll Leaked wiki boasts of mischief-making, propaganda-spreading toolkit
Chris Williams, 14 Jul 21:31

May: UK data slurp law is fine, but I still need EMERGENCY powers

UK.gov worried about foreign companies it taps without consent?
Kelly Fiveash, 14 Jul 16:11