If you've ever wondered whether the FCC boss is a Big Cable stooge – well, wonder no more
AnalysisFresh from being mocked by Burger King, Ajit Pai – chairman of America's broadband watchdog, the Federal Communications Commission – has further undermined his authority by attacking a key advisory committee to his own regulator.
Matryoshki of news: Tech giants flash code to Russia, Dutch hack Kremlin spies, and more
RoundupTechnology companies can't decide whether to take Russian money or run from it – not that they've ever been much good at turning down cash.
You had one job, Outlook! Security bug fix stops mail app from forwarding attachments
Outlook will strip attachments from some forwarded emails once you've applied a security update from this month's Patch Tuesday, Microsoft has admitted.
User stepped on mouse, complained pedal wasn’t making PC go faster
On-CallWelcome again to On-Call, The Register’s weekly column in which we provide a little therapy by letting readers share their stories of horror tech support entanglements.
Google slaps mute button on stupid ads that nag you to buy stuff you just looked at
Google says it will allow netizens to block nuisance "reminder" adverts that follow them around across websites.
We won't need to go outside if these haptic tricksters have their way
Haptic controllers are being touted as the next frontier in virtual reality. Having spent years obsessing over headset pixel counts, the VR industry is now playing with exoskeletal gloves, ultrasound waves and even electric shocks in order to simulate a sense of touch.
Acronis: Ransomware protection! Get yer free ransomware protection!
Acronis has released a free, standalone version of its Acronis Ransomware Protection with AI-based Active Protection tech.
Ever wondered why tech products fail so frequently? No, me neither
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Virgin Media skulks in disused public toilets
Virgin Media has resorted to hiding in disused public toilets as Britain's demand for ever-fatter pipes to channel digital detritus into the home grows.
Hey UK.gov – cute tweaks to snoop regime. Your EU law reading needs work
The government's attempt to bring the UK's data retention regime in line with European Union laws have been slammed by privacy campaigners, which has accused politicians of trying to avoid making necessary changes.
Ex-staffer sues UK's DWP, claims superior blabbed confidential medical info
A Manchester man is suing his former employer, the UK's largest government department, claiming "highly private" information was divulged to his workmates.
Dell board meeting: What've we got on the table? Sparkling, still, sarnies... and oh, IPO?
AnalysisFour years after Michael Dell took his company private, he is considering whether Dell should make a stock market comeback, or so "familiar sources" have told a slew of newsfolk.
Fancy coughing up for a £2,000 'nanodegree' in flying car design?
CommentUdacity has cooked up a £2,000 "nanodegree" that "teaches students how to design their own flying cars".
Larry's steely grip on Oracle led to 'conflicts of interest' in NetSuite buy-out, court told
Oracle's acquisition of NetSuite was a "stage-managed" process rife with conflict of interest, lawyers for one of Big Red's shareholders have argued in a case alleging the biz overpaid for the cloudy ERP firm.
Driverless cars will lead to data-sharing – of the electrical kind
AEV BillA new amendment to the UK's Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill aims to make it mandatory for electric car charging point operators to transmit power consumption data to Britain's National Grid.
Julian Assange to UK court: Put an end to my unwarranted Ecuadorean couch-surf
WikiLeaker-in-chief Julian Assange has asked a British court to withdraw an arrest warrant against him, hoping that this would finally allow him to stop his unending Ecuadorean couch-surf.
Western Dig revenues take $0.82bn spanking from US tax shake-up
Drive-shipper Western Digital reported record revenues in its second quarter but new US tax laws dragged it into a $0.82bn net loss.
Lenovo's craptastic fingerprint scanner has a hardcoded password
Lenovo wants ThinkPad owners to update their machines after its Fingerprint Manager Pro software was found to contain serious security vulnerabilities.
FYI: Processor bugs are everywhere – just ask Intel and AMD
In 2015, Microsoft senior engineer Dan Luu forecast a bountiful harvest of chip bugs in the years ahead.
Newsflash: Car cyber-security still sucks
In 2015, infosec gurus Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek demonstrated that they could take over and turn off a jeep from afar as it was being driven, a feat that magnified interest in car hacking.