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Hillary Clinton: 'Shameful' not to publish Russia report
A report on alleged Russian interference in the UK should come out, says the former US presidential candidate.
Cobra to meet over northern England floods
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn had earlier called on Boris Johnson to convene an emergency meeting.
Vaping nearly killed me, says British teenager
Vaping caused a catastrophic reaction in Ewan Fisher's lungs that meant he could not breathe.
Labour promises free jobs retraining for adults
Labour pledges a £3bn increase in adult education investment to update skills for work.
England v Montenegro: Raheem Sterling to miss Euro 2020 qualifier at Wembley
England forward Raheem Sterling will not play in the Euro 2020 qualifier against Montenegro on Thursday, the Football Association has said.
General election 2019: Tories step up attack on Labour spending plans
Labour rejects Tory calculations about what their economic policies would cost as "more fake news".
Jimmy Carter in hospital for brain procedure
The US ex-president, 95, is said to be resting comfortably ahead of the procedure at an Atlanta clinic.
'I was detained for speaking Spanish in the US'
Ana Suda and a friend were stopped by police in Montana for speaking the language.
Hoodie gets Quebec politician thrown out of legislature
A Quebec politician was pushed out of the provincial legislature because she wore a hoodie.
Bolivia crisis: Evo Morales accepts political asylum in Mexico
Evo Morales, who resigned as president on Sunday, announces his departure as unrest continues.
Poland reacts angrily to Netflix Nazi death camp documentary
The prime minister asks Netflix to make changes to a map shown in The Devil Next Door.
The 'indestructible' robots who can do backflips
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology released a video of nine four-legged robots hopping around the campus.
The Papers: Farage urged to give Tories 'free run' at marginals
The announcement the Brexit Party will not contest the 317 seats currently held by the Tories dominates the papers.
Australia bushfires: 'We owe you milk' say firefighters who saved man's house
They saved a New South Wales home - then apologised to the owner for taking his milk.
Paris tour shows how black people helped to shape France
Resistance fighters and anti-colonial writers - a Paris tour celebrates an alternative French history.
'OK boomer': Abigail Disney tells those offended to 'sit down'
Abigail Disney hits out at fellow baby boomers offended by the phrase, saying they should "sit down".
What US coal country makes of Trump impeachment
The view from Americans celebrating Veterans Day in West Virginia, which backed Trump in 2016.
Hugh Grant and Guy Ritchie recreate fathers' Army picture
Hugh Grant and Guy Ritchie pose as their fathers did during Army service 65 years ago.
Steve McQueen's Year 3 children exhibition unveiled at Tate
The Oscar-winning filmmaker and artist and his team photographed more than 75,000 Year 3 children.
Planet Mercury passes across the face of the Sun
Astronomers are observing a rare event, a transit of the planet Mercury.
Durwood Zaelke: How your air conditioning could help to save the planet
The man behind a key amendment to a major climate treaty thinks that he has a way to cool the Earth.
VAR chief Neil Swarbrick marks new system as 'seven out of 10' despite criticism
The use of video assistant referees in Premier League games is given a mark of seven out of 10 by the man in charge, despite strong criticism.
People's Choice Awards: How a fan's One Direction fantasy won a top film prize
After, which is based on a piece of One Direction fan fiction, beat several major Hollywood titles.
Tabata Amaral: Congresswoman dubbed 'Brazil's AOC'
A video of her grilling the education minister went viral, but Tabata Amaral has a bigger war to wage.
Nadal, Djokovic & Federer on rivalry and friendship on ATP tennis tour
Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer chat to BBC Breakfast's Sally Nugent about what life is like being the top three male tennis players.
Why being kind could help you live longer
A new institute has been set up to study kindness - as an antidote to an increasingly polarised world.
Inside the primary school class with 63 pupils
What is it like to be a primary school pupil in a class of 63 children?
Sweden's 100 explosions this year: What's going on?
Swedish police are dealing with unprecedented levels of attacks, in city centres and suburbs.
The US-China fight over AI: 'We're over-reacting'
The US-China over artificial intelligence is heating up, but some warn the US could be over-reacting.
The company decoding African DNA to help fight diseases
Nigeria-based 54gene wants to help scientists to better diagnose and treat illnesses affecting black Africans.
Philippine drug war: Do we know how many have died?
With a new person taking over anti-drug operations, what's been the extent of the killings in the Philippines?
Robert Enke: Remembering former Germany and Hannover goalkeeper, 10 years on
Robert Enke was Germany's goalkeeper, set to play in the next summer's World Cup. On 10 November 2009, he took his own life.
Trump impeachment inquiry: A simple guide
President Donald Trump faces a two-stage political process that could see him removed from office.
Is climate change to blame for Australia's bushfires?
Politicians have been criticised for skirting questions on whether climate change is worsening a crisis.
Payment firm Klarna messed up my credit score, says student
Debt charities concerned about the rising popularity of interest-free shopping online.
The Iranian fighters who can't think about sex
Some ex-members of the 'cult-like' MEK have quit - and are now stranded in Albania.
ATP Finals: Rafael Nadal loses to Alexander Zverev in opener
Rafael Nadal's bid to end the year as world number one falters with a straight-set loss to defending champion Alexander Zverev at the ATP Finals.
Formula 1 aims to become carbon neutral by 2030
Formula 1 launches a plan to become carbon neutral by 2030 and will "begin carbon-reduction projects immediately".
FA Cup: Portsmouth's Ronan Curtis gives Portsmouth lead over Harrogate Town
Ronan Curtis smashes home a brilliant strike from long range as Portsmouth battle back to beat National League Harrogate Town in the FA Cup first round.
NFL plays of the week: Lamar Jackson's incredible touchdown among week 10's action
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson produces a sensational 47-yard scoring run in the NFL's top plays of the week.
Neil Warnock: Manager leaves Cardiff City after three years
Cardiff City part company with manager Neil Warnock after more than three years with the Championship club.
Tommy Fury eyes 'Battle of Britain' with KSI
British heavyweight Tommy Fury sets his sights on a "Battle of Britain" with YouTuber KSI in 2020.
Election 2019, Your Questions Answered: How could the election affect Brexit?
How much money has been spent on Brexit, and other questions answered.
General election poll tracker: How do the parties compare?
Our poll tracker measures how people say they are going to vote at the next general election.
General election 2019: The jobs eight out of 10 Britons do
Who are the "hard-working" and "ordinary" people that politicians love to appeal to?
Who's in charge of the UK when there are no MPs?
The world doesn't stop just because an election is on, so who's in charge?
General election 2019: Lib Dems propose £10k 'skills wallet' for all adults
Money for training courses will be made available to adults of all ages, under the Lib Dem plan.
General election 2019: Labour and Tories make Armistice Day vows to forces
Armistice Day pledges include a Tory vow to protect combat veterans from "vexatious" legal action.
General election 2019: The town that won't get a choice
A look at the parliamentary tradition which means some voters don't get to vote for the main parties.
Mexico ambush: How a US Mormon family ended up dead
Nine people, all American citizens, were killed by gunmen in an ambush this week.
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Microsoft embraces California data privacy law, but don't expect Google to follow suit
<h4>Software giant promises to extend protections across US</h4> <p>Microsoft has said that not only will it embrace a new data privacy law in California, due to come into force in the New Year, but will extend the same protections to everyone in the US.…</p>
Google brings its secret health data stockpiling systems to the US
<h4>Remember the UK DeepMind scandal? No?</h4> <p><strong>Updated</strong> Google is at it again: storing and analyzing the health data of millions of patients without seeking their consent - and claiming it doesn’t need their consent either.…</p>
Apple's credit card probed over sexism claims after women getting stiffed on limits
<h4>Blame the algorithms - it's the new 'dog ate my homework'</h4> <p>Apple is being probed by New York’s State Department of Financial Services after angry customers accused the algorithms behind its new credit card, Apple Card, of being sexist against women.…</p>
BlueKeep freakout had little to no impact on patching, say experts
<h4>Admins snoozing on patching despite reports of active attacks</h4> <p>The flurry of reports in recent weeks of in-the-wild exploits for the Windows RDP 'BlueKeep' security flaw had little impact among those responsible for patching, it seems.…</p>
Uber CEO compares pedestrian death to murder of Saudi journalist, saying all should be forgiven
<h4>Uber PRs missing the days of Travis Kalanick</h4> <p><strong>Opinion</strong> Two years ago, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi was brought in to help the company recover from a long series of ethical and moral lapses. But based on an interview this week, it seems the company’s culture may be rubbing off on him more than he is impacting it.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Back-2-school hacking: Kaspersky blames pesky script kiddies for rash of DDoS cyber hooliganism
<h4>Educational institutions main target during September spike</h4> <p>Kasperksy researchers have blamed pesky schoolkids for the big September spike in denial-of-service attacks.…</p>
Tune in this month: El Reg's Chris Mellor talks storage, cloud and much more with Qumulo – and you're all invited
<h4>Gather round for this must-watch vid podcast</h4> <p><strong>Webcast</strong> <i>The Register</i>'s storage editor Chris Mellor will interview Qumulo veep Molly Presley in a webcast set to be streamed on 19 November.…</p>
SpaceX flings another 60 Starlink satellites into orbit in firm's heaviest payload to date
<h4>Live from Cape Canaveral: <i>El Reg</i> watches Falcon do its stuff while astronomers worry about the skies</h4> <p>The first upgraded batch of Starlink satellites were launched by SpaceX today, marking the fourth reuse of a Falcon 9 booster and the first of a payload fairing.…</p>
If it sounds too good to be true, it most likely is: Nobody can decrypt the Dharma ransomware
<h4>Not even data recovery companies</h4> <p>A data recovery company is dubiously claiming it has cracked decryption of Dharma ransomware – despite there being no known method of unscrambling its files.…</p>
Any promises to extend rights of self-employed might win an election, hint Brit freelancer orgs
<h4>Just saying</h4> <p>Political parties should extend the rights of the self-employed ahead of the country's general election on 12 December, including scrapping IR35 off-payroll working rules and addressing late payments.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Vodafone UK links arms with Openreach to build out its full-fibre network
<h4>Budge up, CityFibre</h4> <p>Vodafone has inked a deal with BT's Openreach to expand its gigabit broadband network by 500,000 premises – on top of its existing deal with alternative network provider CityFibre for 5 million premises.…</p>
Double downtime: Azure DevOps, Google cloud users put the kettle on
<h4>Put it all on the cloud, they said…</h4> <p>Microsoft's Azure DevOps is suffering what it describes as "availability degradation" in the UK and Europe and parts of Google's cloud platform are also broken.…</p>
237 UK police force staff punished for misusing IT systems in last 2 years
<h4>Snooping workers blamed for bunch of data breaches</h4> <p>One UK police staffer is disciplined every three days for breaking data protection rules or otherwise misusing IT systems, according to a Freedom of Information request by think tank Parliament Street.…</p>
Teachers: Make your pupils' parents buy them an iPad to use at school. Oh and did you pack sunglasses for the Apple-funded jolly?
<h4>iGiant paid for Irish educators to attend events abroad – report</h4> <p>Apple has reportedly been paying for Irish teachers to attend functions in the US, according to leaked docs.…</p>
'That roar is terrific... look at that rocket go!' It's been 52 years since first Saturn V left the pad
<h4>Apollo 12 @ 50 is just around the corner, but it wouldn't have happened without Apollo 4</h4> <p>"Our building's shaking here, our building's shaking! Oh it's terrific... the building's shaking! This big blast window is shaking! We're holding it with our hands! Look at that rocket <i>go</i>... enter the clouds at 3,000ft! Look at it going... you can see it, you can see it..."…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
What's that, Skippy? A sad-faced Microsoft engineer has arrived with an axe? Skippy?
<h4>Plus: New toys for Teams, a fresh Visual Studio Code, and more</h4> <p><strong>Roundup</strong> Despite it being Ignite week for much of Microsoft, there was still plenty going on in the house that Bill built.…</p>
Hyphens of mass destruction: When a clumsy finger meant the end for hundreds of jobs
<h4>From a time before: 'This will do something awful. Are you sure? (Y/N)'</h4> <p><strong>Who, Me?</strong> Welcome back to <a target="_blank" href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/Tag/who-me">Who, Me?</a>, <i>The Register</i>'s weekly dip into the suspiciously bulging mailbag of reader confessions.…</p>
Hate hub hacked, Cisco bugs squished, Bluekeep attacks begin, and much, much more
<h4>Plus, rConfig flaw raises alarms</h4> <p><strong>Roundup</strong> Time for a look at some of the other security stories making the rounds in the past week.…</p>
Is this paragraph from Trump or an AI bot? You decide, plus buy your own AI for $399
<h4>Also Uber to Waymo - I wish I could quit you!</h4> <p><strong>Roundup</strong> Hello, welcome to this week's roundup of AI news. Read on for a fun and, frankly worrying, quiz that tests if you can tell if something was made up by an AI text generation model or said by Trump, and more.…</p>
Senior GitLab exec resigns over plan to stop hiring engineers in China and Russia
<h4>Code hosting company considers risk of pressure to betray customer data too great</h4> <p>GitLab's director of global risk and compliance, Candice Ciresi, has resigned from the company, accusing the code hosting biz of engaging in discriminatory and retaliatory behavior.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Ex from Hell gets six years for online stalking and revenge pics rampage at two women
<h4>Rare sign of criminal justice system actually working for these kinds of cases</h4> <p>A man from Virginia has been handed a six year prison sentence for stalking and threatening two ex-girlfriends with revenge porn pictures and video clips.…</p>
Congress to FCC: Where’s the damn report on mobile companies selling location data?
<h4>Energy and Commerce Committee Democrats not happy with Ajit Pai</h4> <p>It’s been 18 months since it emerged that US mobile companies were selling the location data to their tens of millions of users with little or no oversight, and Congress wants to know what the hell the FCC is doing about it.…</p>
They say lightning never strikes twice, but boffins have built an AI to show where it'll come next
<h4>It's like thunder, lightning, the way you code me is frightening</h4> <p>Machine learning algorithms can predict when and where lightning will strike, according to new research <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://www.nature.com/articles/s41612-019-0098-0">published</a> in npj Climate and Atmospheric Science.…</p>
One man's mistake, missing backups and complete reboot: The tale of Europe’s Galileo satellites going dark
<h4>Also organizational chaos, secrecy and self-regulation</h4> <p>Key details about the failure of Europe’s Galileo satellite system over the summer have started to emerge - and it’s not pretty.…</p>
Smack-talking overflow: Mining developer sentiment to understand the most popular APIs
<h4>Boffins build search engine based on feelings expressed about programming interfaces</h4> <p>Developers looking for guidance about APIs may wish to try a search engine prototype called <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://opiner.polymtl.ca/">Opiner</a> to assess how their peers feel about specific programming interfaces, based on a limited set of data pulled from Stack Overflow.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Chinese chip giant calls on US tech to help out with Trump tariffs – not a quid pro quo, obviously
<h4>Tsinghua Unigroup chairman says American firms could do more to ease trade tensions</h4> <p>One of China's largest chipmakers is calling on corporations in the United States to bring more pressure to bear on President Trump to end his trade row with the Middle Kingdom.…</p>
Robotics mastermind admits: I pushed over my 1-year-old daughter to understand balance
<h4>'We're still good pals,' says Boston Dynamics CEO</h4> <p>Marc Raiberts, chief executive of Boston Dynamics, has admitted tipping a toddler in his quest to probe how humans balance.…</p>
Morrisons is to blame for 100k payroll theft and leak, say 9,000 workers
<h4>Supreme Court wraps up legal submissions from supermarket and breach victims</h4> <p>"Cutting to the chase, it's not a case where the office cleaner finds a thumb drive, picks it up and takes the opportunity to make some use of it," barrister Jonathan Barnes told the Supreme Court as he urged judges to dismiss Morrisons' appeal against liability for its 2014 payroll data breach.…</p>
Microsoft's phrase of the week was 'tech intensity' and, no, we're not sure what it means either
<h4>(Tech adoption x tech capability ) ^ trust, anyone?</h4> <p><strong>Ignite</strong> Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella came as close to a <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VgVJpVx9bc">"developers developers developers"</a> dance as he is ever likely to during this year's Ignite.…</p>
BT launches all-singing converged 5G product for... oof... £58 a month
<h4>Home broadband, mobile data package part of IP-only move</h4> <p>BT has launched a new 5G mobile and fixed-line home broadband service, dubbed Halo, in a bid to muscle into the converged market.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
All bets are Hoff: DXC exec is standing for Brexit Party in UK General Election
<h4>Meet Gordon, a man who knows all about job losses, uncertainty and bankers</h4> <p>Where one Hoff once <a target="_blank" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHoXdGeqflU">claimed victory</a> for helping to tear down the iron curtain, the real Hoff – Gordon, an exec at DXC – is seeking to erect new barriers with the EU.…</p>
Bloodhound rocket car target of 550mph put on ice after engine overheat
<h4>Team chilling over weekend to pick it back up on Monday</h4> <p>The Bloodhound land speed team hit 500mph (804kmph) yesterday but had to call off today's target of 550mph (885kmph) after an engine temperature warning.…</p>
UK Home Office: We will register thousands of deactivated firearms with no database
<h4>All that is needed is an email inbox, say civil servants</h4> <p>The UK Home Office insists that a new law forcing it to create a new registration system for potentially millions of deactivated firearms and their owners will need neither a new database nor more public spending.…</p>
Here are some deadhead jobs any chatbot could take over right now
<h4>And how I got blackmailed by a computerised French lesson</h4> <p><strong>Something for the Weekend, Sir?</strong> Hello Mister Dabbs, yes? I am calling from Microsoft Windows organisation, yes? I am calling to advise you of a security problem with your Microsoft, yes?"…</p>
ZTE Nubia Z20: It's £499. It's a great phone. Buy it. Or don't. We don't care
<h4>It's got another display on the back and everything</h4> <p>Are smartphones getting interesting again? For the longest time, handsets occupied the same tedious rectangular form-factor. The sole areas of differentiation were found in the components under the hood.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
When the IT department speaks, users listen. Or face the consequences
<h4>If there's anything that gets my backup ...</h4> <p><strong>On Call</strong> Friday is here! A chance to slope off early, enjoy a few brews and look back on a week of hard work. Unless, of course, you are one of the unfortunate souls destined to be forever at the beck and call of users. Bask in the fact that it's not you as you peruse this latest instalment of <a target="_blank" href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/Tag/on-call">On Call</a>.…</p>
Enjoy a tipple or five? You might need this AI system to tell you when it's time for a new liver
<h4>Email scans try to spot brain damage before it kills you</h4> <p>Machine-learning algorithms might be able to work out if your brain is turning to mush from end-stage liver disease just by reading your emails, according to preliminary experiments.…</p>
To avoid that Titanic feeling, boffins create an unsinkable hydrophobic metal with laser power
<h4>Taking a leaf from nature</h4> <p><strong>Video</strong> Scientists have fashioned an unsinkable type of metal by etching the surface with lasers, creating an unusual “superhydrophobic” layer.…</p>
Google throws new version of Dart at the desktop, will be hoping it sticks with app devs
<h4>Reformed JavaScript killer now useful on the command line</h4> <p>Google software engineers have delivered <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://dart.dev/">Dart 2.6</a>, an update to the open source programming language that provides the ability to create self-contained, native executables for the major desktop operating systems.…</p>
Surveillance kit slinger accused of slapping 'Made in America' on Chinese gear, selling it to the US government
<h4>But sure, it's Huawei that's the big security threat</h4> <p>Staff were cuffed in a police raid on Thursday at the offices of US surveillance equipment vendor Aventura Technologies. The workers are now facing criminal charges for allegedly passing off Chinese-made gear as stuff built in America, and selling it to Uncle Sam and its military.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
What do you get when you allegedly mix Wireshark, a gumshoe child molester, and a court PC? A judge facing hacking charges
<h4>Beak denies wrongdoing in baffling malware probe case</h4> <p>A judge in the US state of Georgia is facing hacking charges after she allegedly hired private investigators to look into what she believed was a spyware infection on her office computer.…</p>
This may shock you but Adobe is shipping insecure software. No, it's not Flash this time. Nope, not Acrobat, either
<h4>Mobile app SDKs sport dodgy crypto defaults, set bad examples – updates available</h4> <p>It has been revealed that Adobe's Experience Platform mobile SDKs, used to create apps that interact with the company's cloud services, until recently contained sample configuration files that created insecure default settings.…</p>
Sure, we made your Wi-Fi routers phone home with telemetry, says Ubiquiti. What of it?
<h4>You didn't ask for it, we didn't tell you about it, but hey, it clears GDPR so what you gonna do?</h4> <p>Ubiquiti Networks is fending off customer complaints after emitting a firmware update that caused its UniFi wireless routers to quietly phone HQ with telemetry.…</p>
Communication, communication – and politics: Iowa saga of cuffed infosec pros reveals pentest pitfalls
<h4>Tales from the coal face as experts reflect on what can possibly go wrong on the job</h4> <p><strong>Analysis</strong> It has been six weeks since Coalfire's Gary Demercurio and Justin Wynn <a target="_blank" href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/13/pentest_arrest_coalfire/">were arrested</a> in Dallas County, Iowa, while performing a paid-for security penetration test at a courthouse. Despite everyone acknowledging there was no foul play, the pair still face criminal charges. They deny any wrongdoing.…</p>
Python overtakes Java to become second-most popular language on GitHub after JavaScript
<h4>Data analytics helps to boost contributions by 151%</h4> <p>GitHub's annual "State of the Octoverse" report shows that Python has overtaken Java as the second-most popular language after JavaScript, based on the primary language of repository contributors.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Microsoft has made a Surface slab that mere mortals can dismantle
<h4>A swappable battery would be icing on the cake, though</h4> <p>The Surface Pro X is in the hands of US users and the iFixit crew has already ripped into it. The repairability results might please Microsoft's legions of loyalists but give iPad fanbois pause for thought.…</p>
Giving your on-prem tech the boot? This webcast will give you the grounding you need
<h4>From legacy migrations to data management, the cloud has its perks and pitfalls</h4> <p><strong>Webcast</strong> You’re counting down the days until you can finally pull the plug on your expensive and inelegant on-premises servers. Like countless businesses before you, you’re embracing the flexibility and cost savings of the cloud.…</p>
Beardy biologist's withering takedown of creationism fetches $564,500 at auction
<h4>Debut adventure of tween occultist goes for $150,000</h4> <p>A first-edition copy of history's most influential takedown of creationism has sold for $564,500 at auction, the highest amount yet for the tome.…</p>
Europe to straggle Japan, China, US and Korea in 5G adoption stakes
<h4>Only 18% of mobile users across world will have access to 5G in next 5 years</h4> <p>China will dominate the global 5G market by 2025, along with the US, Japan and Korea, leaving Europe to lag behind, according to a study by global mobile operator data-wranglers at GSMA's Intelligence branch.…</p>
Microsoft looks to React Native as a way to tackle the cross-platform development puzzle
<h4>Windows and Office teams shun Xamarin in favour of JavaScript/C++ solution</h4> <p><strong>Ignite</strong> Microsoft has hinted that cross-platform development framework React Native is a key solution to the problem of writing applications that span both Windows and mobile.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->

Wired News

Google Is Slurping Up Health Data—and It Looks Totally Legal
Tech giants can access all of your personal medical details under existing health privacy laws. The question is how else that data might get used.
The Uber CEO's Mistaken Notion of What a Mistake Is
Attention Dara Khosrowshahi: The killing of a woman in Arizona by your company's self-driving car is not a "mistake."
Rian Johnson to Star Wars Diversity Haters: 'Fuck 'Em'
But, he says, the fandom shouldn’t let itself be defined by a few bigots.
A Baby Fish Crisis, the Terrible Microsoft Surface Pro X, and More News
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.
How Crime Scene Analysts Collect and Preserve Fingerprints
A veteran analyst explains the work of gathering fingerprints that can link a suspect to a crime—even after it rains.
Baby Fish Feast on Microplastics, and Then Get Eaten
Fish larvae off the coast of Hawaii are mistaking tiny pieces of plastic for prey, an alarming finding with big implications for the oceanic food web.
Microsoft Surface Pro X Review: Expensive, Unreliable, Untenable
The slim, light, 2-in-1 computer has a new chip that hobbles the machine’s ability to achieve the dreams that Microsoft had for it.
Esther Wojcicki on How to Raise Successful People
The famed journalist and teacher explains her philosophy to parenting.
Disney\+ Could Have More Than 100 Million Subscribers by 2025
Netflix, meanwhile, could have more than 200 million by that time. 
‘For All Mankind’ Creator Ronald Moore Reimagines NASA’s History
The creator of Apple TV+'s launch title talks to WIRED's Peter Rubin about what it would look like if the Russians beat us to the moon.
Socked Into the Puppet-Hole on Wikipedia
How a lowly WIRED columnist got caught up in a secret war at one of the world's biggest websites.
15 Gift Ideas for Anyone Who Works from Home
These serious (and silly) gifts are perfect for the telecommuter or part-time remote worker in your life.
How to Shut Up Your Gadgets at Night So You Can Sleep
Cut out the beeps and bloops and get some rest for a change.
Can AI Built to ‘Benefit Humanity’ Also Serve the Military?
Microsoft's $10 billion Pentagon contract puts the independent artificial-intelligence lab OpenAI in an awkward position.
Astro Teller on How to Handle Failure
And what Alphabet’s moonshot factory, X, is going after next.
12 Gift Ideas for Wine or Beer Lovers in Your Life
From growlers to glassware, these are our favorite gifts for beer, wine, or cocktail connoisseurs.
Rudy Giuliani's Tweets Top This Week's Internet News Roundup
Last week, Rudy Giuliani lawyered up on Twitter and the internet began to ask what triggers liberals and conservatives.
The Failure of Uber's Self-Driving Car, Polestar's Debut, and More Car News This Week
Plus, a call to require helmets for cyclists, Paris battles e-scooters, and more. 
The Pursuit of Creativity Can Make Algorithms Much Smarter
Neural networks are demonstrating profound leaps in their abilities when they're tasked with open exploration instead of a narrowly focused goal.
The 10 Best Laptops for 2019 (And Why We Chose Them)
These are the best Windows 10 Notebooks, MacBooks, and Chromebooks WIRED has tested.
Amazon Kindle for Kids Review: Kid Tested, Mother Approved
Get your child a Kindle and use it to support your local library!
Huge Data Leak Doxes Members of Notorious Neo-Nazi Forum
Apple Mail encryption, Ring doorbell Wi-Fi, and more of the week's top security news.
Icelandic Walruses May Have Been Early Victims of Human-Driven Extinction
The timing of the walrus's disappearance suggests the Vikings, and their ivory trade, had something to do with it. 
Empathy Is Tearing Us Apart
Americans are as polarized as they've ever been. Could the problem be that we're caring for each other too much?
'Terminator: Dark Fate' Didn't Need an Exploding Airplane
The new movie in the franchise is too focused on trying to top the previous films.
Electric Cars—and Irrationality—Just Might Save the Stick Shift
Some people are so passionate about doing their own shifting, they keep manual transmissions in cars converted to run on electric power.
13 Great Tech Deals: Cameras, Laptops, Watches, and More
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