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Italy bridge: State of emergency follows Genoa disaster
Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte says it will last 12 months, and promises €5m to the region.
'Everyone was screaming to run'
A UK family has told of their terror after being caught up in the collapse of a Genoa motorway bridge.
Westminster crash: Salih Khater named as suspect
Salih Khater has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and terror offences.
Sir Cliff Richard privacy case: BBC will not go to Court of Appeal
It will seek advice over how the ruling on its coverage of a police raid affects future reporting.
Tesla 'to be probed by regulators' over privatisation plan
Shares in the electric carmaker fall on reports the SEC wants to question executives at the firm.
How hands convicted a paedophile
A paedophile who hid his face from the camera was convicted when an expert could identify his hands.
Kabul suicide bomber kills 48 in tuition centre attack
Many of those killed are believed to be teenagers who were preparing for university entrance exams.
Eight people injured by loose horse at Pembrokeshire Show
Eight people are hurt after a horse breaks loose at a farming show in Pembrokeshire.
Omagh bomb: Bell tolls to mark 20th anniversary
The attack by dissident republicans killed 29 people including a woman pregnant with twins.
Mystery Russian satellite's behaviour raises alarm in US
Official says "there is no way to verify" what object is and whether or not it may pose a danger.
Mayor of London calls for power to limit minicab numbers
Sadiq Khan says a cap is needed to improve air quality and combat congestion in the capital.
Monkey dust: 'I hate that I'm addicted'
The synthetic drug rising in popularity in the West Midlands.
Judge throws out challenge to Scots abortion pill move
A legal challenge against letting women take abortion pills at home in Scotland is thrown out.
How Perrie from Little Mix is helping me learn to love my freckles
The Little Mix star is praised for sharing a photo of her freckles and saying she wants to "embrace them".
Amateur golfer hits three holes-in-one to defend club title - doubling her career total
An amateur golfer hits three holes-in-one - to take her career total to six - as she defends her club championship title.
Star Trek saga casts new Spock actor Ethan Peck
How will Ethan Peck compare to Leonard Nimoy and other actors who've played the pointy-eared science officer?
Reddit sleuth identifies car part, leading to hit-and-run arrest
Police make an arrest over a fatal hit-and-run after a Reddit sleuth identifies an obscure car part.
Mum battling rare form of dementia at the age of 33
Rachel's daughter Brooke, eight, will have to wait until she is 18 to be tested for the condition.
Biometric Mirror: Reflecting the imperfections in AI
The personality trait rating system helps to highlight the flaws in artificial intelligence.
Heatwave reveals England's lost prehistoric sites
Neolithic monuments, Iron Age settlements and a Roman farm have all been made visible in crop marks.
Bringing up your baby as a vegan
Laceinne Cooper is raising her child on a plant-based diet. She explains how and why.
Tom Tugendhat 'changed nappy during live interview'
Tom Tugendhat describes 'Radio Roulette' - booking interviews while home alone with his kids.
Inside the Celebrity Big Brother 2018 house
We doubt anyone will feel claustrophobic in this year's plush pad.
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BBC coverage of latest developments
Reality Check: Public toilets mapped
A BBC map helps you find out how many public toilets have been cut in your area.
County lines: Newsnight looks at the murky world of drug dealing
Hearing from some of those involved in 'county lines' drug dealing and the police trying to stop it.
Madonna at 60: The Queen of Pop in seven charts
What can a look at the numbers tell us about Madonna and her career?
How housing has divided the young
Rising house prices have divided young people into property "haves" and "have-nots".
Animal poaching: British soldiers' Malawi mission to stop poachers
Lance Corporal Chad Spalding says he doesn't want animals ending up as "just pictures in a book".
India-Pakistan pen pals write their own history
Thousands of students from both countries have exchanged letters as part of a peace initiative.
The drug that makes people jump off buildings
Class B drug monkey dust has led to users biting others and running into people's homes.
'The 1998 day that changed Omagh forever'
Aileen Moynagh remembers the day of the Omagh bomb, when she was working in the town.
A Bridge Too Far and five other films that left their inspirations fuming
A Bridge Too Far, The Social Network and other films that fell foul of the people who inspired them.
Kevin de Bruyne: Man City midfielder suffers knee injury in training
Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne is having tests on an injury to his right knee suffered in training on Wednesday.
Raheem Sterling: Silence over criticism is 'shameful', says Kick It Out chair
There has been a "shameful silence" over criticism of Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling, says anti-racism campaigner Lord Herman Ouseley.
Celtic: How much will Champions League defeat by AEK Athens cost?
After pulling in about £30m in each of the past two seasons, how will Celtic deal with living off relative scraps in the Europa League?
Dele Alli's new goal celebration has got everyone having a go
Dele Alli's new goal celebration, unveiled in Spurs' 2-1 win at Newcastle on Saturday, has got everyone trying it - with Jesse Lingard, Olly Murs and a lot of you trying to perfect the pose.
Serena Williams loses to Petra Kvitova at Cincinnati's Western & Southern Open
Wimbledon finalist Serena Williams says she is at the start of a "long comeback" after losing 6-3 2-6 6-3 to Petra Kvitova in Cincinnati.
Jakarta: Fastest-sinking city in the world
With frequent floods, sinking markets and engulfed homes, by 2050 parts of Jakarta will be underwater.
Charlottesville remembered: 'A battle for the soul of America'
Last summer the far-right descended on Charlottesville. We revisited that weekend with those involved.
How smallpox claimed its final victim
How did British medical worker Janet Parker become the world's last victim of smallpox?
Barcelona attack: The jihadists and the hunt for a second gang
The gang behind the August 2017 attacks had contact with other jihadists, including in France.
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London fuzz to get 600 more mobile fingerprint scanners
<h4>In-house software to slash support costs by £200k a year, claims Met Police</h4> <p>London police are scaling up their use of mobile fingerprint scanners, with 600 shiny new devices due to be doled out by early 2019.…</p>
You: 'Alexa, open Cortana.' Alexa: 'Who?'
<h4>A year on, Alexa can look at your emails and Cortana can order groceries. World shrugs</h4> <p><strong>Updated</strong> It has taken the best part of a year, but from today Microsoft fans can talk to Cortana through the vaguely creepy ears of Amazon’s Echo devices and vice versa.…</p>
If you drop a tablet in a forest of smartphones, will anyone hear it fall?
<h4>Is it even worth counting tablet sales? Do they even exist?</h4> <p>Sales of tablets fell 10 per cent in Western Europe during calendar Q2 to a mere 6.3m units, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prEMEA44213718">according</a> to abacus stroker IDC…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Visual Studio gains some go-faster stripes for Android emulation
<h4>F#, TypeScript 3.0 and more go from preview to release with 15.8</h4> <p>Microsoft has sent version 15.8 of Visual Studio out in the big wide world, and it looks to be a useful upgrade for those using Redmond’s development tools.…</p>
Ouch, that's 13 bullet points: Tech titan IBM pumps out storage software blast
<h4>Much tinkering across software board plus expanded capacity flash cards</h4> <p>Not to be outdone by any storage niche players, IBM has emitted a veritable catalogue of storage software updates, plus one on the storage hardware front – a new all-flash array.…</p>
TSB takes on 250 complaint-wranglers to absorb £200m outage fallout
<h4>130,000 complaints and counting from bank's users? So sorry to hear that</h4> <p>British bank TSB is reportedly hiring an extra 250 customer service bods to help it cope with an avalanche of customer complaints after its IT meltdown earlier this year.…</p>
UK chip and PIN readers fall ill: Don't switch off that terminal!
<h4>Not us this time, Mastercard tells <i>El Reg</i></h4> <p>A problem with credit and debit card readers has left some unlucky UK retailers staring at an error message rather than collecting cash.…</p>
What the Dell? Qumulo slips into PowerEdge servers
<h4>Extends coverage from AWS and HPE to Isilon-slinger</h4> <p>Scale-out filer Qumulo's QF2 software is now available on Dell’s <a target="_blank" href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/07/11/dell_14g_servers/">PowerEdge R740xd</a> storage server, a 2U 2-socket Xeon Skylake, all-NVMe flash drive system.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Baddies of the internet: It's all about dodgy mobile apps, they're so hot right now
<h4>Report lift veil on online fraudsters' current habits</h4> <p>Rogue mobile apps have become the most common fraud attack vector, according to the latest quarterly edition of RSA Security's global fraud report.…</p>
Alibaba and Elastic slingshot searchable, analyticky cloud ... outside China
<h4>That noise was AWS rolling over in its sleep</h4> <p>Alibaba and Elastic, the purveyor of scalable open-source search engine Elasticsearch, are to offer their joint Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch product outside of China for the first time.…</p>
IoT shouters Chirp get themselves added to Microsoft Azure IoT
<h4>Now your devices can join you in bellowing at Redmond's products</h4> <p>Audio IoT networking firm Chirp has convinced Microsoft to integrate its tech into the Azure IoT platform.…</p>
We've Amber heard a NASty rumour: Marvell man touts private cloud box
<h4>Latticework pushes 'secure' cloudy boxen</h4> <p>A Marvell co-founder's cloud edge firm appears to have thrown its hat in the personal NAS ring with its Wi-Fi-connected Amber product.…</p>
Quantiq slurps asset of Profile Enterprise Solutions
<h4>Bit of M&amp;A action in Microsoft Dynamics world</h4> <p>QuantiQ has snaffled certain assets of fellow Microsoft Dynamics boutique Profile Enterprise Solutions.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
HPE flies low-energy Eagle into National Renewable Energy Lab's data centre
<h4>Uncle Sam's renewable boffins will triple their power in 2019</h4> <p>HPE has been named as supplier of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's new low-energy supercomputer, Eagle, which will power up in January 2019.…</p>
Foreshadow and Intel SGX software attestation: 'The whole trust model collapses'
<h4><i>El Reg</i> talks to Dr Yuval Yarom about Intel's memory leaking catastrophe</h4> <p><strong>Interview</strong> In the wake of yet another <a target="_blank" href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/08/14/intel_l1_terminal_fault_bugs/">collection of Intel bugs</a>, <i>The Register</i> had the chance to speak to Foreshadow co-discoverer and University of Adelaide and Data61 researcher <a target="_blank" href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/08/10/pwnie_awards/">Dr Yuval Yarom</a> about its impact.…</p>
Serverless? It doesn’t have to be all or nothing
<h4>From FaaS to Lambda and beyond...</h4> <p><strong>Events</strong> Whether you want to experiment with some new projects, rebuild your organisation from the ground up, or just check you’re already on the right path, you should join us at <a target="_blank" href="https://serverlesscomputing.london/">Serverless Computing London</a> in November.…</p>
Criminals a bit less interested in nicking Brits' identities this year
<h4>ID fraud drops to four-year low</h4> <p>New figures reveal UK identity fraud dropped during the first six months of 2018 to reach a four-year low.…</p>
Meet the LPWAN clan: The Internet of Things' low power contenders
<h4>Licensed to chill or unlicensed to thrill...</h4> <p><strong>Analysis</strong> LPWAN - low power wide area network - is the proposed connectivity tech of choice for powering the Internet of Things - and it comes in many flavours. An IDTechEx Research <a target="_blank" href="https://www.idtechex.com/research/articles/comparison-of-low-power-wide-area-networks-lpwan-for-iot-2018-2019-00014777.asp">report</a> put it into perspective recently, when it predicted that there will be 2.7 billion LPWAN IoT connections by 2029.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Microsoft's Chinese chatbot inspired by images to write poetry
<h4>Xiaoice's verse is 'disgusting' say rival human poets</h4> <p>Microsoft’s chatbot Xiaoice does a lot more than other bots. She has presented the weather on live TV and now even composed a book of poems.…</p>
Boffins get fish drunk to prove what any bouncer already knows
<h4>Fish boozing in alcohol and taurine more likely to ignore pals and look for a fight</h4> <p>Can fish get drunk? Yes, apparently.…</p>
Australia's Snooper's Charter: Experts react, and it ain't pretty
<h4>A backdoor, or simply throwing all the doors open?</h4> <p>If the Australian government was hoping its <a target="_blank" href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/08/14/oz_encryption_backdoor/">encryption legislation</a> would have a smooth run, it'll probably be disappointed. Not only has the exposure draft landed with a political storm, reactions from technologists range from guarded to sharply critical.…</p>
Florida Man laundered money for Reveton ransomware. Then Microsoft hired him
<h4>Former network engineer gets 18 months in the clink</h4> <p>A former Microsoft network engineer will be spending a sojourn behind bars after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering.…</p>
Patch Tuesday heats up with pair of exploited zero-days squashed – plus 58 other vulns fixed
<h4>Summertiiiiiime, and the hacking is easy</h4> <p>Microsoft and Adobe have teamed up to deliver more than 70 patches with this month's Patch Tuesday batch released today.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Democrats go on the offensive over fake FCC net neut'y cyberattack
<h4>But efforts to target boss Ajit Pai are misguided partisanship</h4> <p><strong>Analysis</strong> The debacle surrounding a false cyberattack on US federal regulator the FCC is heading to Congress, with politicians accusing its chairman of a "dereliction of duty."…</p>
Here's a fab idea: Get crypto libs to warn devs when they screw up
<h4>Security is a process that requires hitting people over the head with their errors</h4> <p>Building warnings into crypto libraries that alert developers to unsafe coding practices turns out to be an effective way to improve the security of applications.…</p>
Hackers manage – just – to turn Amazon Echoes into snooping devices
<h4>But it requires custom hardware, firmware and access to your Wi-Fi</h4> <p><strong>DEF CON</strong> Hackers have managed to hack Amazon's Echo digital assistant and effectively turn it into a listening device, albeit through a complex and hard-to-reproduce approach.…</p>
Oracle: Run, don't walk, to patch this critical Database takeover bug
<h4>Flaw in House Larry's flagship product allows 'complete compromise' of servers</h4> <p>Oracle is advising customers to update their database software following the discovery and disclosure of a critical remote code execution vulnerability.…</p>
CADs and boffins get some ThinkPad love
<h4>Lenovo beefs up beefy desktop replacements - and one is almost Apple-like</h4> <p>Lenovo unloads most of its annual ThinkPad line onto the world at CES in January, for a spring launch. (Here is <a target="_blank" href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/04/03/thinkpads_for_2018/">this year’s</a>.) But the Beijing firm saves one or two surprises for later in the year. And here’s one.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Three more data-leaking security holes found in Intel chips as designers swap security for speed
<h4>Apps, kernels, virtual machines, SGX, SMM at risk from attack</h4> <p>Intel will today disclose three more vulnerabilities in its processors that can be exploited by malware and malicious virtual machines to potentially steal secret information from computer memory.…</p>
Linux 4.18 arrives fashionably late while Zorin OS shines up its Windows
<h4>Wanting some Linux love, but just can't let that Windows 10 desktop go? Come this way...</h4> <p>Linux lovers have received a double load of delight this week with the emission of the 4.18 kernel and a refresh of Windows-wannabe Zorin OS.…</p>
Ad watchdog: Amazon 'misleading' over Prime next-day delivery ads
<h4>280 brassed-off Brits begged ASA to bite Bezos' behemoth</h4> <p>Amazon Prime’s next-day-delivery advertising strapline has been branded misleading by a British advertising watchdog.…</p>
CVE? Nope. NVD? Nope. Serious must-patch type flaws skipping mainstream vuln lists – report
<h4>Infosec firm fingers 'decentralised' reporting</h4> <p>The first half of 2018 saw a record haul of reported software vulnerabilities yet a high proportion of these won’t appear in any mainstream flaw-tracking lists, researcher Risk Based Security (RBS) has claimed.…</p>
Reel talk: You know what's safely offline? Tape. Data protection outfit Veeam inks deal with Quantum
<h4>Magnetic strips barrier to ransomware, burble box-flingers</h4> <p>Data protection firm Veeam has forged an alliance with one of the oldest data protection technologies of all – tape.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Apple pulls iOS 12 beta 7 after less than 24 hrs
<h4>Devs reported performance issues then...</h4> <p>Apple has pulled the latest beta of its iOS platform software after less than 24 hours in the wild, and without explanation.…</p>
Too many leftover screws? Ikea website backend goes TITSUP
<h4>Total Inability To Support User Perusals</h4> <p><strong>Updated</strong> Swedish flat-pack furniture folk Ikea’s UK tentacle appears to be suffering a rather lengthy website backend outage stopping some customers from placing online orders.…</p>
Vodafone's spending pays off - but EE hangs on to UK network crown
<h4>EE by gum, BT Group brand wins</h4> <p>EE is being strongly challenged by rival networks that have improved their reliability, and in some cases their data performance too.…</p>
Now DXC yourself to the door: Another exec exits outsourcing giant
<h4>Frankenfirm waves bye to App Services boss: Time to canter Klaus</h4> <p>Mike Klaus, the boss of DXC Technology’s $4bn Applications Services business has left the building, sources have informed <i>The Register</i>.…</p>
Hello darkness my old friend, what happened last week in Redmond?
<h4>For Skype Classic, not the sound of silence</h4> <p>In a week when NASA flung a spacecraft into space to <a target="_blank" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlyuSwRSVHU">touch the Sun</a>, Microsoft has brought darkness to Windows 10, given Skype Classic a mission extension, and continued its efforts to send SMB1 screaming into the heart of our nearest star.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Samsung Galaxy Watch: A tough and classy activity tracker
<h4>Fourth time lucky?</h4> <p><strong>Hands On</strong> Platform rivals to the Apple’s WatchOS have been stagnating for years, with no new silicon from Qualcomm with which to take on the (now) all-conquering Apple smartwatch since 2016. Samsung isn’t dependent on San Diego for silicon though, and it has put the latest it can into its new wearables – and seriously revived the race.…</p>
Boffins: Confusing distributed ledger tech definitions create 'unrealistic expectations' about what it can do
<h4>Report proposes tight conceptual DLT framework</h4> <p>Poorly defined and inconsistent terminology for distributed ledger technology systems has led to misconceptions and unrealistic expectations, academics have said.…</p>
May the May update be with you: OpenSSL key sniffed from radio signal
<h4>'One and Done' attack patched in library's May 2018 release</h4> <p>If you missed the OpenSSL update released in May, go back and get it: a Georgia Tech team recovered a 2048-bit RSA key from OpenSSL using smartphone processor radio emissions, in a single pass.…</p>
Oh my Tosh, it's only a 100TB small form-factor SSD, SK?
<h4>Layer cake magic as flash capacity set to soar</h4> <p><strong>Flash Memory Summit</strong> The Flash Memory Summit saw two landmark capacity announcements centred on 96-layer QLC (4bits/cell) flash that seemingly herald a coming virtual abolition of workstation and server read-intensive flash capacity constraints.…</p>
How smart is your machine learning strategy? We can make it smarter
<h4>Just days left to save on MCubed conference and workshops</h4> <p><strong>Events</strong> Our early bird ticket offer for <a target="_blank" href="https://www.mcubed.london/">MCubed</a> finishes on Friday, so if you want to save hundreds on conference and workshop tickets, time really is running out.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Medical device vuln allows hackers to falsify patients' vitals
<h4>McAfee: Patient monitoring systems open to hack attacks</h4> <p>Hackers may be able to falsify patient vitals by messing with the traffic on hospital networks.…</p>
Dropbox plans to drop encrypted Linux filesystems in November
<h4>Penguinistas mobilise against decision to support only EXT4</h4> <p>Linux users are calling on Dropbox to reverse a decision to trim its filesystem support to unencrypted EXT4 only.…</p>
Faxploit: Retro hacking of fax machines can spread malware
<h4>20th Century tech causing problems in the 21st</h4> <p><strong>Video</strong> Corporations are open to hacking via a booby-trapped image data sent by fax, a hacker demo at DEF CON suggests.…</p>
Boffins blame meteorites for creating Earth's oldest rocks
<h4>Smash, bang, wallop what a planetary crust,</h4> <p>The oldest rock formations on Earth were born when meteorites pummelled into the ground over four billion years ago, according to a Nature Geoscience paper <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-018-0206-5?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ngeo%2Frss%2Fcurrent+%28Nature+Geoscience+-+Issue%29">published</a> on Monday.…</p>
Cisco patches IOS in response to boffins' IKE-busting breakthrough
<h4>Switchzilla issues update for authentication bypass flaw</h4> <p>Cisco has pushed out an update for its internetwork operating system (IOS) and IOS XE firmware in advance of a Usenix presentation on circumventing cryptographic key protocol.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
When's a backdoor not a backdoor? When the Oz government says it isn't
<h4>Draconian new proposals on data privacy from Australia</h4> <p>Australia's <a target="_blank" href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/08/12/australia_close_to_encryption_legislation/">promised</a> “not-a-backdoor” crypto-busting bill is out and the government has kept its word - it doesn't want a backdoor, just the keys to your front one.…</p>
Intel finally emits Puma 1Gbps modem fixes – just as new ping-of-death bug emerges
<h4>Broadband-throttling bug finally gets a write-up and CVE</h4> <p>More than 18 months after the design blunder was first brought to light, Intel is still working to iron out the creases in its Puma high-speed broadband modem chipsets.…</p>

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Bikinis and TED Talks: Can This All-Asian Competition Truly Disrupt Beauty Pageants?
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Everything You Need to Know About the 'Avengers: Infinity War' Heroes
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'Foreshadow' Flaw Undermines the Intel CPU Secure Enclave
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Health Care Is Broken. Oscar Health Thinks Tech Can Fix It
Mario Schlosser, the CEO of Oscar Health, wants technology to cure what ails the health care industry. And now Alphabet, Google's parent company, is betting $375 million on this digital panacea.
Best Nintendo Switch Deals and Console Bundles (Autumn 2018)
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Drone Swarms as You Know Them Are Just an Illusion—for Now
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How to Track Your Heart Rate With Wearables
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Wildfire Smoke Is Smothering the US—Even Where You Don't Expect It
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Forget Netflix: The Future of Television Is ... More Television
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