De-identify, re-identify: Anonymised data's dirty little secret

Jeffrey Singh, stamp-collecting bachelor (35) of Milwaukee, Wisconsin – is that you? | Continue reading


@theregister.com | 4 hours ago

China to push RISC-V to global prominence

Which may not be a good thing for Arm, or anyone | Continue reading


@theregister.com | 17 hours ago

Wikipedia Bans 7 Chinese Users Amid Concerns of 'Infiltration, Physical Harm'

Removes sysop privileges for another dozen, warns more about doxing, frets about preserving freedom to edit in the face of hostile regimes | Continue reading


@theregister.com | 1 day ago

Activision Blizzard accused of union busting, intimidating staff in complaint

CWA, employees file lawsuit on same day HR head ejects | Continue reading


@theregister.com | 2 days ago

AWS created Aurora, a database built for the cloud

Rewriting the rules with logs | Continue reading


@theregister.com | 2 days ago

Counting the environmental cost of artificial intelligence

(And, also worryingly, its increasing financial cost) | Continue reading


@theregister.com | 2 days ago

ExpressVPN bought for $1bn by Brit biz with an interesting history in ad-tech

'Kape has moved on from those times' | Continue reading


@theregister.com | 2 days ago

Linus Torvalds admits to self-inflicted damage with -Werror as Linux 5.15 debuts

'One of the messier merge windows' means the new stuff might sneak in next week | Continue reading


@theregister.com | 3 days ago

Apple warns motorcycles could shake iPhone cameras out of focus forever

Claims they're 'designed for durability' but users report kit dies in months – even on mountain bikes | Continue reading


@theregister.com | 3 days ago

Element's latest bridge for Matrix: All the good stuff from WhatsApp

For when it's time to kick that shadow IT habit | Continue reading


@theregister.com | 7 days ago

Proton welcomes Sir Tim Berners-Lee to its advisory board

'I am a firm supporter of privacy,' Sir Tim declares - even as the service is lambasted over IP logging | Continue reading


@theregister.com | 7 days ago

Linux kernel community protests about treating compiler warnings as errors

'Years of pain' behind the change, said Torvalds, but with Clang a problem it has been weakened | Continue reading


@theregister.com | 8 days ago

UK.gov is launching an anti-Facebook encryption push

You can't reduce such a vital issue to concern over paedophiles and terrorists | Continue reading


@theregister.com | 8 days ago

A dev built an chatbot so a man speak to his late fiancée. OpenAI shut it down

Crackdown on open-ended, unfiltered simulations branded 'a hyper-moral stance' | Continue reading


@theregister.com | 8 days ago

Open-source software starts with developers, but there are other contributors

Looking beyond the programmers | Continue reading


@theregister.com | 8 days ago

Talent shortage? Maybe it's your automated hiring system

Harvard-Accenture study suggests opening up to 'hidden workers' | Continue reading


@theregister.com | 8 days ago

ProtonMail deletes 'we don't log your IP' from website after activist arrested

Cops can read the SMTP spec too, y'know | Continue reading


@theregister.com | 9 days ago

We abandoned open source: LiveCode CEO on retreat despite kickstarter

Open source business model problems for modern-day HyperCard | Continue reading


@theregister.com | 9 days ago

Kim Kardashian and Big Tech slapped for spruiking craptocurrency

Chair of UK Financial Conduct Authority says more regulation will help innovation to flourish | Continue reading


@theregister.com | 9 days ago

GitHub merges 'useless garbage' says Torvalds as new NTFS support added to Linux

Also: Compiler warnings now treated as errors by default in kernel builds | Continue reading


@theregister.com | 10 days ago

When the bits hit the fan – a ransomware survival guide

Don't trust the insurer's techies, take the blame and other practical tips | Continue reading


@theregister.com | 10 days ago

Docker’s cash conundrum is becoming a bet on a different future

Tiers of a clown – or the early days of a better service model? | Continue reading


@theregister.com | 10 days ago

China's biggest chipmaker (SMIC) to build colossal chip factory

SMIC's 28nm colossus won't get China closer to self-sufficiency in stuff it buys from Intel and AMD, will help in other ways | Continue reading


@theregister.com | 10 days ago

Lenovo pops up tips on its tablets. And by tips, Lenovo means: Unacceptable ads

Amid customer fury, PC maker says it has 'no plans to add any further push notifications' to its stealth adware | Continue reading


@theregister.com | 11 days ago

Only 'natural persons' can be patent inventors, not AI systems, US judge rules

This isn't over says man pushing for neural networks' rights | Continue reading


@theregister.com | 12 days ago

Student tracks Bluetooth headset wearers by wardriving around Oslo on a bicycle

Address randomisation not implemented on some, it seems | Continue reading


@theregister.com | 12 days ago

US Air Force chief software officer quits

Too many inexperienced project managers and not enough DevSecOps | Continue reading


@theregister.com | 13 days ago

Confessions of a Ransomware Negotiator

We can't deny people are paying up left, right, and centre... | Continue reading


@theregister.com | 13 days ago

Azure deprecations: API changes will break applications and PowerShell scripts

Mark your diaries: 1 July 2022 is when stuff stops working | Continue reading


@theregister.com | 13 days ago

Banned: The 1,170 words you can't use with GitHub Copilot

Hash cracking reveals verboten slurs, terms like 'liberals, 'Palestine,' and 'socialist' ... and Quake's famous Fast InvSqrt | Continue reading


@theregister.com | 14 days ago

Spring tears down math t-shirt listing because it dared to mention 'zeta'

Data scientist told he faces ban, biz insists otherwise after pushback | Continue reading


@theregister.com | 14 days ago

Microsoft Previews Free Visual Studio Code for the Web

Browser-based editor will open files on GitHub, Azure repositories or from the local device | Continue reading


@theregister.com | 14 days ago

Arm dismisses suggestion its Chinese JV has staged a 'heist'

Remains worried about rogue CEO, but is unconcerned about China JV striking out in new directions | Continue reading


@theregister.com | 14 days ago

Imaginary numbers help AIs solve the problem of adversarial imagery

Duke University boffins figure out a way to boost the security of recognition networks | Continue reading


@theregister.com | 14 days ago

Leaked Guntrader firearms data file shared

Bang out of order | Continue reading


@theregister.com | 15 days ago

Spring removes math geek t-shirt because it included the trademarked word 'zeta'

Data scientist told he faces ban, biz insists otherwise after pushback | Continue reading


@theregister.com | 15 days ago

NSA: There's no such thing as a quantum computer that'll crack current ciphers

Then again, it would say that | Continue reading


@theregister.com | 15 days ago

Microsoft sinks standalone HyperV Server, wants you using Azure Stack HCI

Yet again, Microsoft tries to make your world more Azure-centric | Continue reading


@theregister.com | 15 days ago

Cloudflare says Intel not inside its servers: Ice Lake melted its energy budget

64-core AMD Epycs win again as upgrade delivers performance boost without slurping more 'leccy | Continue reading


@theregister.com | 15 days ago

Google delays back-to-office recall until at least 2022

Chocolate Factory says never-ending pandemic threw spanner in October plan | Continue reading


@theregister.com | 16 days ago

Docker desktop no longer free for large companies

Search for sustainable business model continues, but most usage will still be free | Continue reading


@theregister.com | 16 days ago

UK Data Watchdog on NHS/Palantir COVID19 DB

Critics, meanwhile, voice incredulity over how little data has been shared | Continue reading


@theregister.com | 16 days ago

When you finish celebrating Linux turning 30, try new Linux 5.14, says Linus

'We have another 30 years to look forward to,' says Emperor Penguin – and less to worry about as Spectre-proofing code arrives | Continue reading


@theregister.com | 17 days ago

Online disinformation is an industry that needs regulation, says boffin

Malaysian fake news laws didn't work well, so Big Tech should have to do better at spotting and stopping bad actors | Continue reading


@theregister.com | 20 days ago

Lenovo expands Indian factory to meet booming local demand for PC and smartmobes

Buys in to 'AtmaNirbhar Bharat' self-sufficiency drive and ups capacity for servers while it's at it | Continue reading


@theregister.com | 20 days ago

Brit says sorry after waving around nonce patent and leaning on sites cough up

Using that CSP 2.0 feature? You may have received a worrying missive | Continue reading


@theregister.com | 20 days ago

Power users mourn features lost in Windows 11 'simplification'

'People wanted a cleaner and simpler Start' said Microsoft, but not everyone's happy | Continue reading


@theregister.com | 20 days ago

Cops responding to ShotSpotter's AI alerts rarely find evidence of gun crime

It may hurt community policing, too | Continue reading


@theregister.com | 20 days ago