Watchdog 'enables Tesla Autopilot' with string, some weight, a seat belt

'The system not only failed to make sure the driver was paying attention, but it also couldn’t tell if there was a driver there at all' | Continue reading | 24 minutes ago

Starlink creates risk of internet investment doom cycle

Early users get speed, so policy-makers may stop building, but more users means slower speeds ... | Continue reading | 25 minutes ago

SpaceX flings another bunch of humans into orbit in reused capsule and booster

Second jaunt to the International Space Station for Endeavour | Continue reading | 26 minutes ago

AirDrop'd the ball: Academics detail ways to leak contact info of nearby iThings

Too bad there's no suggested solution... oh, wait | Continue reading | 12 hours ago wants mobile makers to declare death dates for their new devices

IoT security plan suddenly thrusts into the mainstream | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Microsoft revokes MVP status of developer who exposed the program

Programme members were asked to make noise ahead of Amazon Web Services conference | Continue reading | 1 day ago

What Next for Visual Studio?

Redmond is in a pickle with loyal Windows devs on one side and cloud-based Linuxy future on the other | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Linus Torvalds issues one more release candidate for Linux kernel 5.12

We gotta do this again? Really? Oh, alright then. But this eight release candidates thing is not great | Continue reading | 4 days ago

Former IBM sales manager fired after challenging discrimination win $11m lawsuit

IBM, insisting it doesn't condone retaliation or discrimination, may appeal | Continue reading | 6 days ago

High Court patent battle over Facebook Live and 'walkie talkie'

Sueball sees social network squaring off against app upstart in UK branch of worldwide fight | Continue reading | 7 days ago

FreeBSD gives ARM64 green light for production over x86

Unix-like operating system is hilarious – even the support is in tiers | Continue reading | 7 days ago

Nigerian scammer gets 40 months in prison, ordered to pay back $2.7m to victims

Among the victims: the United Nations | Continue reading | 8 days ago

Huawei re-org merges cloud and compute business units

Reports of Cloud team's demise may be premature | Continue reading | 15 days ago

SAP: It takes exploit devs 72 hours to turn our security patches into a weapon

So please don't delay in applying updates, says, well, everyone | Continue reading | 16 days ago

UK Cyber Security Council launch advertises domain it doesn't own

Shouting cyber cyber cyber, mega mega fail thing | Continue reading | 16 days ago

VMware adds support for 80-core Ampere Altra to experimental Arm hypervisor

The ‘we think this is mostly for SmartNICs’ stance is looking a little thinner | Continue reading | 17 days ago

The 'Who owns Linux?' case is back from the dead

Not to worry, zombies with a gambling addiction probably won't eat your enterprise brains | Continue reading | 17 days ago

Floppy filled with software worth thousands: Techie Halt and catch fire

Halt and catch fire | Continue reading | 17 days ago

QNAP caught napping as disclosure delay expires, critical NAS bugs revealed

Remote code execution hole, arbitrary file writing flaw could make a mess of stored files | Continue reading | 20 days ago

Micron chief warns 'severe shortage' of DRAM expected to continue this year

And drought in Taiwan threatens supply. Good news for firm's wallet, not so much for chip buyers | Continue reading | 21 days ago

Browser tracking protections won't stop tracking, warns DuckDuckGo

Privacy don't like it, block the tracker, block the tracker | Continue reading | 22 days ago

Wi-Fi devices set to become object sensors by 2024

Security and privacy still left to fix, preferably before launch | Continue reading | 22 days ago

IBM, Red Hat face copyright, antitrust lawsuit from SCO Group successor Xinuos

Big Blue and its claret-capped subsidiary accused of nicking UnixWare blueprints, lying, and conspiring | Continue reading | 22 days ago

Indian payment app MobiKwik denies data leak, 110M records leaked

And it'll run another audit just to be sure | Continue reading | 23 days ago

Intel accused of wiretapping because it uses analytics to track keystrokes

Session monitoring scripts prompt dozens of privacy lawsuits against Big Biz, mainly in California and Florida | Continue reading | 23 days ago

Satellites, space debris may have already brightened night skies 10%

Goodbye darkness, my old friend | Continue reading | 24 days ago

VMware just extended vSphere 6.5 support for a year

Death of Flash means vAdmins still have work to do to stay alive even with relaxed new deadline | Continue reading | 24 days ago

Linus Torvalds worries kernel 5.12 might be a release that lands late

Driver and networking changes keep coming and io_uring is being noisy | Continue reading | 25 days ago

Ruby off the Rails: Code library yanked over license blunder, sparks chaos

Devs scramble for replacement mimetype data package | Continue reading | 25 days ago

FatFace criticized for telling customers to keep data breach 'private'

'Strictly private and confidential'? SERIOUSLY? | Continue reading | 25 days ago

My aunt was a human assembler at NASA (2015)

We all owe plenty to the mainframe age's pioneers | Continue reading | 26 days ago

Tesla broke US labor law with anti-union efforts – watchdog

And Elon Musk must delete 2018 tweet threatening loss of benefits for unionizing | Continue reading | 27 days ago

Red Hat Pulls Free Software Foundation Funding over Richard Stallman's Return

'Many contributors have told us they no longer plan to participate in FSF events, and we stand behind them' | Continue reading | 27 days ago

‘Radiation upset’ confused computers and caused false alarm on the ISS

Crew Dragon briefly thought its power supply had problems. Also on the ISS: an Ethernet upgrade and missing wastewater | Continue reading | 28 days ago

'Agile' F-35 fighter software dev techniques failed to speed up jet deliveries

Watchdog bites Uncle Sam and Lockheed Martin over $14bn-and-counting efforts | Continue reading | 28 days ago

.UK registry team tries to go commercial causing an overhaul in management

Difficult choices face .uk registry | Continue reading | 28 days ago

HPE vs. Mike Lynch High Court case – complete recap

Before 'end of Q1'* judgment we round up all the legalese into one place | Continue reading | 29 days ago

Popular privacy extension ClearURLs removed from Chrome web store

Developer appeals decision, saying 'the reasons are ridiculous' | Continue reading | 29 days ago

Open Source Initiative board election scrapped after rigged outcome

'We’re aware of at least one case where an entity voted more than once' | Continue reading | 1 month ago

OVH flames scorched cloud customers with data centre fire simulation lab pledge

Restoration of some services at destroyed data centre promised for this week, SBG1 data centre status in doubt again | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Chairman, CEO of Nominet ousted, .uk registry back to non-commercial roots

Senior management also booted off board in extraordinary vote | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Boldly going where Elon Musk will probably go before: NASA tests Moon rocket

Space agency now that much closer to the Moon tossing multi-million dollar Space Shuttle engines in sea | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Richard Stallman has returned to the Free Software Foundation

'Some of you will be happy at this, and some might be disappointed' | Continue reading | 1 month ago

The Audacity of it all: Version 3.0 of open-source audio fave boasts new file

Major upgrade for sound editor – as long as you don't need FAT32 support | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Cherry MX Switches on a laptop-sort of

It's keeping a low profile (ahem), but yes, it's an actual clickety laptop | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Sublet your home broadband to strangers

Money for nothing but your nicked IP | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp pause usual data collection with an outage

Social ad biz is working to restore service, for better or worse | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Swiss security provocateur who leaked Intel secrets indicted by US authorities

Till Kottmann may also have helped with Verkada vid-cam exploit and other cracks, now accused of fraud on top of merry pranking | Continue reading | 1 month ago