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Sad-sack Anon calling himself 'Mr Cunnilingus' online is busted for DDoSing ex-bosses

47 min 8 sec ago
Electronics tutor's taunts come back to haunt him

An electronics technician pleaded guilty on Wednesday to orchestrating distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on a former employer and other organizations – and to unlawfully possessing a firearm as a former felon.…

Sili-spurned Valley! No way, San Jose! Amazon snubs SF Bay Area in search for HQ2 city

2 hours 43 min ago
Bezos narrows down search for new base to 20 cities, mostly on East Coast

Amazon has trimmed its list of potential cities where it wants to build its second headquarters, dubbed HQ2. The Bezos Bunch says it has narrowed down a list of 238 proposals to 19 US cities and one in Canada.…

Feds charge Barclays trader with fraud in Hewlett-Packard deal

4 hours 3 min ago
Forex head alleged to have manipulated market in 'front-running' scheme

The former head of foreign currency exchanges at Barclays New York has been charged with devising and executing a "scheme to defraud HP of money and property", according to an indictment entered yesterday.…

DigitalOcean cuts cloud server pricing to stop rivals eating its lunch

4 hours 41 min ago
Faces up to AWS, Google with future per-second billing plan

Faced with a customer base being lured away by cheaper cloud compute services at its competitors, DigitalOcean has cut prices and increased RAM and SSD storage for its users.…

Home Office admits it sent asylum seeker’s personal info to the state he was fleeing

5 hours 7 min ago
UK.gov pays £15,500 in damages after failed fact-check

An asylum seeker has won £15,500 from the UK’s Home Office after it blabbed confidential information about his persecution in his home country - to authorities in the state.…

Man who tweeted vulnerable adults' details prosecuted

5 hours 36 min ago
Kent bloke 'threatened' the ICO that he'd release more

A man from Kent has been prosecuted under the Data Protection Act for leaking sensitive information on Twitter.…

Someone is touting a mobile, PC spyware platform called Dark Caracal to governments

6 hours 10 min ago
Hundreds of gigabytes already slurped, say EFF and Lookout

An investigation by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and security biz Lookout has uncovered Dark Caracal, a surveillance-toolkit-for-hire that has been used to suck huge amounts of data from Android mobiles and Windows desktop PCs around the world.…

Investigation outs Dark Caracal, the high-tech spying network for hire to governments

6 hours 10 min ago
Advanced surveillance system puts mobile first for stealing data

An investigation by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and security firm Lookout have uncovered Dark Caracal, a highly advanced spying platform sucking huge amounts of data from mobiles and desktops around the world.…

F-35 'incomparable' to Harrier jump jet, top test pilot tells <i>El Reg</i>

6 hours 43 min ago
Naturally we demanded proof – and we got it

Interview What's it like to fly an F-35 fighter jet? We interviewed the chief British test pilot on a uniquely British flying technique – and then had a play with a full cockpit simulator to find out for ourselves.…

DXC confirms veep level shake-up in new world order

7 hours 15 min ago
CEO thanks execs for service... more than most get

Exclusive DXC Technologies is splitting with exec veep and general manager Mike Nefkens - previously the boss for HPE Enterprise Services before the spin merger with CSC - amid a massive shake-down of the exec line-up.…

Google fuels up Chromecast Wi-Fi flooding fix

7 hours 43 min ago
It lands today

Google has confirmed plans to issue a patch for Chromecast and Google Home aimed at resolving a traffic flooding problem that was swamping home networks.…

Apple iPhone X: Two weeks in the life of an anxious user

8 hours 6 min ago
A smartphone that plucks at your heartstrings, not always in a good way

A top-end smartphone isn’t just for Christmas: it’s for 18 months, maybe two years, two-and-a-half at a push. So here at The Reg, we let the stardust settle around Apple's iPhone X launch before putting the product to test in the field for longer than an afternoon. Fanboi squeals written up just after you peel away the cellophane are no use to anyone.…

And Oracle E-biz suite makes 3: Package also vulnerable to exploit used by crytpo-currency miner

8 hours 44 min ago
Hat trick!

A third Oracle enterprise package has been patched against a crypto-mining exploit.…

M&amp;S extends customer support contract with, er, Capita

9 hours 12 min ago
Web chat? On the phone? Online? That'll be UK IT's Mr Nasty you are talking to

Despite ditching other tech suppliers in a consolidation push, Marks & Spencers – purveyor of middle-class dreams – has extended a customer support agreement with everyone's fave outsourcing titan, Capita, for £70m.…

What do voters want? An IRL Maybot? Sure, give that a whirl

9 hours 41 min ago
Tory council candidate moots an even more robotic PM – for the 'more personable touch'

A local Tory candidate has suggested the party creates a chatbot to up its digital cred and boost engagement with voters. Its name? Theresa Maybot.…

NHS: Thanks for all the free work, Linux nerds, now face our trademark cops

10 hours 9 min ago
Dev team quits, suggests NHS used them to get better deal with Microsoft

The small team behind an ambitious NHoS Linux project are calling it a day, citing receipt of a trademark infringement warning from the Department of Health's (DoH) "brand police" as the "final straw".…

Intellectual Property Office drops, er, patently cool cartoon to teach kids about trademarks

10 hours 44 min ago
Hey, Reg can entertain children. IP freely, anyone, IP freely?

How do you get seven-year-olds interested in intellectual property? Anyway, indeed, why would you want to? No matter, the Intellectual Property Office has launched a cartoon answering the question no one has ever asked.…

The Register Lecture: The Secret Spitfires

11 hours 20 min ago

When Britain’s future hung in the balance in 1940, a covert army of men, women and children set to work in network of sheds, garages and bus depots across Britain building desperately needed Supermarine Spitfires for the RAF’s war effort.…

The Register Lecture: Detecting deception

11 hours 20 min ago

Billions of pounds are lost annually to lies. As we become more digital and more connected through web, devices and social the reach of liars and the consequences of their actions assume bigger and more personal proportions - compromised bank accounts, stolen personal data and lost intellectual property.…

The Register Lecture: What will drive our cars when the combustion engine dies

11 hours 21 min ago

It’s the end of the road for the internal combustion engine, right? Volvo will only make electric and hybrid vehicles after 2019 while Britain, France, Germany and others have pledged to stop the sale of and petrol vehicles during the next 20 years.…

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