Watchdog not happy with Emergency Services Network either
Efforts by the UK Home Office to digitise the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) amount to "a masterclass in incompetence," according to a damning report by the government's spending watchdog.…
Because two years wasn't enough time to prepare
Users trying to read the NY Daily News, say, or the Chicago Tribune – the third-biggest US daily newspaper – from a location within the EU have been blocked from visiting their websites due to new data protection laws.…
UK data protection watchdog has a 54% cash recovery rate
The UK's data protection watchdog has recovered only about half the value of fines doled out to dodgy data controllers, and those handed to spam marketing firms are the most likely to remain unpaid.…
Game critic John Bain - known as TotalBiscuit and the Cynical Brit - dies of cancer.
We speak to the ex-Apple hardware guru taking on banks and PayPal
Profile Ever wandered into a bank on weekday morning and marvelled at length of the queue? In a supposedly cashless era, it's the sight of a nation of shopkeepers depositing its cash.…
The LA Times is among many sites blocked to European users over new EU rules on using personal data.
Sirens blared, roads were blocked, and sheepish grins were eventually grinned
On-Call Welcome again to On-Call, The Register's Friday reader-contributed tales of tech support jobs gone wrong.…
The micrometer house is fit for an amoeba.
Chinese-born Howe worked his way up from clapper boy to winner of two Academy Awards.
Ultrasonic packets of data to and from your handheld killed
Boffins in Austria have developed a defense against acoustic cookies, a form of ad tracking by which smartphones can send and receive data using sounds people can't hear.…
Old components brick NCS 6000 cards after OS upgrade
Eight Cisco NCS 6000 line cards need firmware upgrades, after Switchzilla learned they could be bricked by an IOS XR upgrade.…
Samsung has been ordered to pay Apple damages in a long-running dispute between the tech firms.
The jury goes halfway between what Samsung and Apple want. Samsung isn't happy one bit.
The California Supreme Court kicks the case back to trial court to determine whether info was public when it was subpoenaed.
Because everybody wants better tracking, right?
Tufts University boffins believe the combination of 5G and the Internet of Things will make it impossible for networks to track the expected tens of billions of connected devices.…
Love them or hate them, the head of Twitter says the president's tweets are all just a part of an "open conversation."
Download miniature paper crafts of loos from the world's largest smart toilet manufacturer that look real enough to work.
January's fix for software toolkit had blacklist flaw, now fixed
In an update last week, the developers of Electron – the toolkit used to craft widely used apps from Skype and Slack to Atom – shipped a patch to their January patch, and now, an infosec researcher has explained why.…
Portable VR headset, meet squeezable phone.
After a long struggle with bowel cancer, John "Totalbiscuit" Bain died aged 33.