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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

'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

Oz fed police in PDF redaction SNAFU

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

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

Major cyber attack hits Norwegian oil industry

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

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
Fast growth of NSA datasets

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
eyeofSauron

Oz metadata retention won't include URLs: report

Updated Will include 'financial information'
Richard Chirgwin, 26 Aug 01:02

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

China hopes home-grown OS will oust Microsoft

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

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

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

True fact: 1 in 4 Brits are now TERRORISTS

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

ISIS terror fanatics invade Diaspora after Twitter blockade

Nothing we can do to stop them, says decentralized network
Iain Thomson, 22 Aug 07:29

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
The Blue Mosque in Istanbul

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
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
Sydney Opera House Hackathon logo

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
Three  UK Passports

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
Google Self Driving Car

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
A dragon in Game of Thrones

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

Local UK gov outs most ridiculous FoI requests...
Batteries

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