He was there when Bill Gates tried to carve up tech
Obit We're sorry to bring news that John Wharton, a popular and influential figure in Silicon Valley, died last week.…
The contact lens was designed to help people with diabetes monitor their glucose levels
Contact lens retailer says more than 16,000 customers' were at risk of data theft.
The head of the world's biggest publicly traded company may not be a fan of regulation, but he says the tide is turning for the tech world.
The Silverado’s new turbo four will make you forget about the V6.
Do they accept Monero in Hell?
One or more completely feckless scumbags have loaded the Make-A-Wish foundation's international website with crypto-mining malware scripts.…
In an interview with Axios on HBO, Apple CEO Tim Cook explained the decision to use Google as the default search engine on Apple products. This decision has baffled some, considering Google's business model of making money off of users' data—something Apple has spoken out against numerous times.
"I think their search engine is the best," Cook said in the interview. He followed up by diving into privacy features Apple has implemented in its Safari browser.
"Look at what we've done with the controls we've built in," Cook stated. "We have private Web browsing. We have an intelligent tracker prevention. What we've tried to do is come up with ways to help our users through their course of the day. It's not a perfect thing. I'd be the very first person to say that. But it goes a long way to helping."
Halt – who goes there? No one, from now on
As if its financial woes weren't bad enough, IBM is suffering the further indignity of having a Scottish rail operator halting services to a station named after everyone's favourite mainframe maker.…
Nearly two years have passed since the Federal Communications Commission reported on whether broadband customers are getting the Internet speeds they pay for.
In 2011, the Obama-era FCC began measuring broadband speeds in nearly 7,000 consumer homes as part of the then-new Measuring Broadband America program. Each year from 2011 to 2016, the FCC released an annual report comparing the actual speeds customers received to the advertised speeds customers were promised by Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Verizon, AT&T, and other large ISPs.
But the FCC hasn't released any new Measuring Broadband America reports since Republican Ajit Pai became the commission chairman in January 2017. Pai's first year as chair was the first time the FCC failed to issue a new Measuring Broadband America report since the program started—though the FCC could release a new report before his second year as chair is complete.
Deaf gamers have urged developers to patch the magic dragon and add subtitles to the Spyro games.
I've heard so much about the team, she burbles. Yes, us too
TSB has named Debbie Crosbie as the chief exec to clear up its tech mess and persuade customers they can still trust the meltdown bank.…
Daniel Rigmaiden wants the world to know that, while CNBC's American Greed television show may have portrayed him more than two years ago as a "hacker," a "recluse," and more, he is none of those things.
Earlier this year, Rigmaiden sued NBCUniversal, CNBC's parent company, and an Arizona Republic journalist shown in that episode, accusing them all of defamation.
Rigmaiden wants unspecified damages and also a permanent injunction that would stop further distribution of the episode, which is currently available on Amazon Video for $2.99.
Microsoft's cloudy service finds Mondays just as hard as the rest of us
Updated Happy Monday, everyone! Azure Multi-Factor Authentication is struggling, meaning that some users with the functionality enabled are now super secure. And, er, locked out.…
Discover the latest attacks, learn the best defence tactics
Promo No matter how sophisticated your security precautions are, you can never assume your computer systems are impenetrable. Only the most alert and highly skilled defenders can fight off determined cybercriminals who know how to circumvent today’s advanced security and monitoring tools.…
Looking for that Spider-Man PS4 bundle? There are still some swinging out in the wild, if you know where to look.
UK watchdog waves fist in paper’s general direction, asks it to stop forcing people to accept tracking
The Washington Post newspaper's online subscription options don't comply with European Union data protection rules – but the UK's privacy watchdog can only issue it with a firm telling off.…
OpenStack 2018: Mark Shuttleworth chats to <i>The Reg</i> about 10-year support plans, Linus Torvalds and Russian rockets
Like Ubuntu, hate upgrading? Canonical founder has good news. And a mighty, mighty beard
Interview Mark Shuttleworth delivered an unashamed plug for Ubuntu while cheerfully throwing a little shade on the competition at the OpenStack Berlin 2018 summit last week.…
Embellished CV almost spells disaster
Who, Me? Roll up, roll up, for another instalment of Who, Me?, the weekly column in which El Reg tries to cure the very worst cases of Monday blues with fist-biting tales from readers of tech jobs gone wrong.…
Boffins find those who know about phishing more likely to be duped than the less informed
Phishing works more frequently on those who understand what social engineering is than on those who live in blissful ignorance, or so a study of students at University of Maryland, Baltimore County suggests.…