The firm at the centre of the Facebook data row has filed legal papers that will see it wound up.
You can learn a lot about a biz from its bogs
Something for the Weekend, Sir? I like to hang out in company toilets.…
Vulture goes to tribunal and gets the law changed
The Register has won a legal battle against Midlands-based reseller Aria Technology that will help open up tribunals across England and Wales to greater public scrutiny.…
Neat bit of kit, and all the UK needs now is the cash to (re)buy it
Pics The Register was among the first news outlets to get a close-up look at Insitu's new Scaneagle 3 aerial surveillance drone during its first public demo at a naval test range in Spain.…
BBC Click's Emily Bates looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week.
Do say: 'I need safe disposal advice'. Don't say 'These chemicals could blow!"
On-Call By golly it’s Friday again! Which means a spot of R&R isn’t far off, once we get through On-Call, The Register’s weekly column recounting readers’ tales of terrible times in tech support.…
Robot arm to add 'percussive' force so we can drill, baby, drill
NASA's top engineers think they've figured out a way to get the Curiosity rover's drill back to work holing the rock faces of Mars.…
Wake us up when things get more interesting than a 2.2GHz 4MB cache laptop chip, please
Intel’s revealed the existence of a real, actual, coming-to-a-PC-near-you-real-soon-now, CPU built with a ten-nanometre manufacturing process.…
On Thursday evening in Los Angeles, Tesla, SpaceX, and Boring Company CEO Elon Musk laid out plans for The Boring Company to start building longer tunnels under the city. The first step? A 2.7 mile north-south test tunnel parallel to one of the city's most congested freeways, the 405. This test tunnel won't carry the general public, but The Boring Company does intend to do test rides to get user feedback eventually.
The company has buy-in from LA Metro, the city's public transportation provider. In a short, tweeted statement Thursday evening, LA Metro announced: "Metro leadership and CEO Phil Washington had a great meeting today with the talented staff of the @boring_company. They will coordinate with us as they move ahead with their proof of concept tunnel under Sepulveda Boulevard to ensure it doesn't interfere with our Sepulveda Transit Corridor rail project. We'll be partners moving forward."
(The Sepulveda Transit Corridor is in preliminary stages and could be a public transportation route linking the San Fernando Valley and LAX).
The White House, much like the world, is split on the whole "Laurel or Yanny" fiasco.
In other nets news Qualcomm secures Wi-Fi, and mesh nets get a spec
Roundup Earlier this year, The Register observed that the less-lame replacement for WPA2, WPA3, should start landing in user devices this year.…
Also: They feature spiders who hunt on water. Great stuff. Amazing news. Sleep tight everyone!
Service sought to incorporate viral meme into tweet about killing Taliban militants.
Gates was speaking to a crowd about his first two meetings with the US president, neither of which seemed to go too well.
The glitches in your résumé might not be that worrying, people
When John Sullivan worked at Facebook, Aleksandr Kogan created the infamous personality quiz app that, unbeknown to The Social Network™, eventually funnelled data to Cambridge Analytica. And when Sullivan worked for Uber, he was fired for his part in paying off hackers to conceal a breach of 57 million users’ records.…
Allegedly a part of the Syrian Electronic Army, they're also accused of targeting news agencies and NGOs.
SEC filing says still no decision on float, VMware acqui-merge or other fiscal gymnastics
Dell still hasn’t decided what to do with itself, or VMware.…
Making resilient CICD pipelines requires careful planning
If you open an AWS account in China, you don't get a root account; instead, one of Amazon's Chinese operating partners, Sinnet or NWCD, has root access and creates an IAM admin user for you.…
This is a test, this is only a test, Verizon says.
In an about-face, Uber shows it's #TimesUp for forced arbitration that kept claims out of court. Still, class-action suits are off-limits.