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Brexit: Johnson 'has the numbers' in Commons to pass deal, says Raab
The government insists it will still meet the 31 October deadline, despite sending a letter asking for an extension.
Chile protests: Five dead after looters torch garment factory
Five people die after a factory is set ablaze by looters amid days of violent protests.
I will 'always' protect my family, says Prince Harry
The Duke of Sussex tells ITV he does not want "a repeat of the past" with his wife in the spotlight.
Pound slips in early trading after delay on Brexit vote
Most big banks in London have called in extra staff to react to a potentially volatile trading session.
US troops leaving Syria will go to Iraq, says Pentagon chief
The withdrawal of US forces paved the way for a Turkish military offensive against Kurdish fighters.
Andy Murray: Briton beats Stan Wawrinka to win first title since hip surgery
Andy Murray wins his first singles title since career-saving hip surgery by beating Stan Wawrinka in the European Open final.
Record discovery of mummies excavated in Egypt
In the largest haul of its kind in more than a century, 30 mummies have been unearthed in Egypt.
Hong Kong: Petrol bombs tossed at police in latest protest
Thousands take part in a banned march that turns violent as hardcore protesters clash with police.
Man Utd 1-1 Liverpool: Adam Lallana saves Reds' unbeaten start
Adam Lallana rescues a late point for Liverpool at Manchester United to keep them unbeaten in the Premier League - but their run of 17 league victories comes to an end.
Top fund manager forced to resign after BBC investigation
Mark Denning, who managed billions of dollars of investors' money, broke investment rules, the BBC finds.
Wales beat France 20-19 to reach Rugby World Cup semi-finals in thriller
A dramatic late Ross Moriarty try books Wales a World Cup semi-final place as Warren Gatland's side come from behind to beat France 20-19.
Lebanon protests: Mass revolt continues as PM 'agrees reforms'
The country is in the grips of the largest anti-government demonstrations in years.
Brexit date downplayed in government advertising shift
The government changes the wording on its Get Ready for Brexit website after Saturday's vote.
Trump 'considers himself in hospitality business'
The chief of staff spoke after the US president dropped plans to host next year's G7 summit at his resort.
Brexit: What happens now?
The British government and the EU have agreed a new Brexit deal, but will it get through Parliament?
Brexit: What is in Boris Johnson's new deal with the EU?
A revised Brexit deal has been agreed by the UK and EU. What does it contain?
Brexit delay: How can Article 50 be extended?
Boris Johnson has written to the EU requesting an extension - but the EU is not obliged to say yes.
Europe's papers weigh prospects for Brexit deal
Papers agree: 'Just when you think it cannot get any crazier...'
Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU
A simple guide on the UK leaving the European Union.
Brexit deal: Did your MP vote for the Letwin amendment?
Find out if your MP voted for a proposal to withhold Commons approval to the Brexit deal until it becomes law.
Brexit delay voted through by MPs: What has just happened?
Another day of twists and turns in the Brexit saga - here's what happened on 19 October.
Brexit: Can a no-deal still happen?
MPs passed a law to avoid a no-deal exit. But how might the prime minister get around it?
Brexit: What does the deal say about workers' rights?
What does Mr Johnson's new agreement say about environmental standards or workers' rights?
The Papers: Brexit deal chances assessed on front pages
Papers disagree whether the PM "has the numbers" to get his Brexit deal passed or will be thwarted.
Madrid taken over by hundreds of sheep for annual festival
More than 2,000 animals parade through the Spanish capital for a traditional festival.
Harley Davidson signed by Pope fetches £42,000 in Stafford
The custom gold-plated Harley Davidson motorbike was signed by Pope Francis in Rome.
Your pictures on the theme of 'lunchtime'
Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "lunchtime".
This Country: 'Everyone knows a Kerry and Kurtan'
Charlie and Daisy-May Cooper reveal what's to come in the third series of This Country
Women aren't allowed to be ordained as monks in Thailand
Women aren't allowed to be ordained as monks in Thailand - but that didn't stop these women
Pica: Pregnancy cravings that make women eat rocks
Brenda suffers from pica, an eating disorder which leads to cravings of non-food items.
Glasgow 'Love Rally' for those who have experienced care
The march in Glasgow was a show of support for those who have grown up in the care system.
The importance of bilingualism on the campaign trail
How does speaking French or Spanish affect a candidate's chances in North American politics?
Syrians in Brazil: 'I am not a millionaire, but I will be'
Two Syrian refugee chefs hope their food businesses will make them millionaires in Brazil.
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Franco exhumation: Why is Spain moving dictator's remains?
Franco's burial site has long been the subject of debate. Here's why the saga could end this week.
Romania forest murder as battle over logging turns violent
Liviu Pop died last week, the second forest ranger killed in the past month.
How Grenfell Tower fire inspired TV drama The Accident
The Harry Potter play's writer on how the 2017 tower block fire changed the course of his TV drama.
Five things to know about Canada's general election
Will Canadians give Justin Trudeau a second chance when they head to the polls on 21 October?
In Pictures: Sudan's lost Jewish community
A recent call from Sudan that Jewish people could return shines a light on a once thriving community.
The map store boss who took the long route
Vivien Godfrey waited until she was 56 before taking the helm at her family's firm Stanfords.
Coronation Street cancer storyline: 'Life isn't a fairy tale'
With the ITV soap set to show Sinead Osbourne's death, the actress who plays her hopes her story will make a wider impact.
Afghanistan's Rashid picked first in Hundred draft as Gayle misses out
Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan is the first pick in the inaugural The Hundred draft, Steve Smith and Mitchell Starc go to Welsh Fire.
'Wales found a way to win - this is what they do under Warren Gatland'
Wales lay to rest ghosts of 2011 with a near mirror image of events against France in Auckland eight years ago, writes Dafydd Pritchard.
Man Utd always defend against us - Klopp
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says it is "a fact" that Manchester United always set up to defend against his side at Old Trafford.
Who is 'kicking down the door' for international selection? Garth's team of the week
Whose kit makes them look like they should be on the Paris catwalk? Who could be winning trophies in two years? Find out in Garth Crooks' team of the week.
The Hundred: Jofra Archer challenges three celebs to take the best kit photo
Jofra Archer challenges Chris Hughes, Lady Ice and Sideman to take the best kit photo - to celebrate the launch of The Hundred.
Andy Murray: Tearful former world number one reacts to first ATP title win since surgery
Watch as a tearful Andy Murray says it "means a lot" to win his first singles title since career-saving hip surgery, as the Briton beats Stan Wawrinka in Antwerp.
Henry VIII divorces led to copycat splits, Bangor researchers say
Edward Griffith of Gwynedd flip-flopped between two wives in a similar way to Henry VIII.
Prince William and Kate bowl over royal fans on Pakistan tour
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge take to the crease on the fourth day of their visit to the country.
Feeding ducks bread: Should you do it?
A sign in a UK park is urging people to feed ducks bread, but previous messages suggest otherwise.
Engagement ring found after Caldicot waste site search
Two refuse centre workers trawl through hundreds of bags to find a woman's missing ring.
Elton John: 'I still want my dad's approval'
The star lifts the curtain on his life and career, and reveals what he'll do after his farewell tour.
Channel Tunnel 25th anniversary: England to France in 68 seconds
As the Channel Tunnel celebrates its 25th anniversary, enjoy the journey to France in 68 seconds.
Simples, whatevs and Jedi added to Oxford English Dictionary
Jafaican, sumfin and chillax also appear in the Oxford English Dictionary October 2019 list.
Why this woman hates to hear about 'big bad wolf'
The leashed beasts may look like large powerful dogs, but they still have the wild heart of a wolf.
The Swansea University class with Olympic athletes
The group has two golds, three silvers and a bronze between them.
Leonardo da Vinci feud: The 'earlier' Mona Lisa mystery
A London family is battling an international consortium over a potentially priceless painting.
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Guess what's on the receiving end of more NASA dollars for SLS?
<h4>Hint: It rhymes with 'throwing' as lawmakers baulk at lobbing an unknown amount of cash into the 2024 lunar bonfire</h4> <p>NASA brought a smile to faces of Boeing shareholders this week with the announcement that it would be ordering 10 Space Launch System (SLS) core stages from the US aviation giant for Artemis rocket launches to the Moon. Although paying for the things could be tricky.…</p>
Deus ex hackina: It took just 10 minutes to find data-divulging demons corrupting Pope's Click to Pray eRosary app
<h4>Vatican coders exorcise API gremlins but, we must confess, they missed one little monster....</h4> <p><strong>Exclusive</strong> The technology behind the Catholic Church’s latest innovation, an electronic rosary, is so insecure, it can be trivially hacked to siphon off worshipers' personal information.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Guess who's dreaming of facial-recog body cams now? US border cops: AI tech sought to scrutinize travelers
<h4>Always-on, always-recording, always-analyzing gear mulled</h4> <p>America's border cops are considering adding facial-recognition technology to body cameras worn by agents.…</p>
Good guy, Microsoft: Multi-factor auth outage gives cloudy Office, Azure users a surprise three-day weekend
<h4>Redmond's sign-on system is so secure, nobody can get in</h4> <p>Microsoft is battling to fix its knackered multi-factor authentication system that today blocked customers from logging into their Microsoft 365 and Azure services.…</p>
Mark Hurd is dead
<h4>Oracle co-CEO, and ex-HP boss, dies aged 62 after stepping aside for health reasons</h4> <p><strong>Obit</strong> Long-time Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd died this morning. He was 62.…</p>
Pack your pyjamas, Zuck: US bill threatens execs with prison for data failures
<h4>Senator Ron Wyden's on the warpath with 'Mind Your Own Business Act'</h4> <p>A proposed law bill in the US aims to give regulators genuine powers to go after companies that fail to protect citizens' privacy up to and including jailing bosses.…</p>
What's the scoop with Mars InSight's mired mole? It's digging again, thanks to trowel trickery
<h4>Heat probe tentatively resumes journey 5m into the red planet</h4> <p>There was good news for Martian miners this week as NASA's stuck mole began making progress into the red planet's soil once more.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
All we need is just a little patients: Google's Alphabet hires new chief health officer
<h4>Third new senior health role in 4 months. Cough and say arrrrgh</h4> <p>Google's parent firm made its third big health hire in four months yesterday in the form of Karen DeSalvo, a one-time Barack Obama administration official.…</p>
Google lashes out at DoJ, Oracle as it asks US Supremes to sniff Java suit one last time
<h4>It's like reinventing the steering wheel... so they say</h4> <p>Google has hit back at US president Donald Trump in the never-ending legal spat over its use of Oracle's Java code in the Android mobile operating system, urging the US Supreme Court to judicially review an appeal court's 2016 ruling against it.…</p>
Like Visual Studio Code and your data lives in SQL Server? Microsoft has something for you
<h4>SQL Object Explorer, SQLCMD and more IntelliCode arrive for VS Code</h4> <p>Microsoft's determination to foist on the world ever more ways of connecting to SQL Server has continued unabated with a major update of the mssql extension for the ubiquitous Visual Studio Code.…</p>
Yahoo! Groups' closure and a tale of Oftel: Die-hard users 'informally' included telcos
<h4>Ofcom: Ahem. Just check our website</h4> <p>The tossing away of user-generated content on Yahoo<i>!</i>'s long-running Groups site on Wednesday was not just bad news for all the hardcore users who are about to lose all their precious things stored there. Many were quick to point at telcos, who were using Yahoo<i>!</i> Groups to manage phone number assignments.…</p>
Soup up your serverless smarts with our practical hands-on workshops: Sign up now and we'll see you next month
<h4>Serverless Computing London takes you deep into Lambda, Azure, and more</h4> <p><strong>Event</strong> If you’re looking for a thorough grounding in serverless computing, or just want to kick your existing experiments into a higher gear, why not join our workshop day at <a target="_blank" href=";utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=serverless">Serverless Computing London</a> next month.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Junior minister says gov.UK considering facial recognition to verify age of p0rn-watchers
<h4>Yes, you read that right. Plus they spent £2.2m on failed AV policy</h4> <p>The UK government could use facial recognition to verify the age of Brits online "so long as there is an appropriate concern for privacy," junior minister for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Matt Warman said.…</p>
How does £36m sound, mon CHERI? pumps cash into Arm security research
<h4>That's 'Capability Hardware Enhanced RISC Instructions'</h4> <p>University of Cambridge researchers and UK industry bods have been tossed £36m from the UK government to support their work with Arm to strengthen security by improving memory protection.…</p>
Orange you happy to be a customer? Spammy sextortion malware only targeted French ISP
<h4>Briefly had screen recording feature too</h4> <p>Sextortion is bad. Malware is bad. Spam is bad. Unhappily for a French ISP's users, online crooks combined all three in a hideous attempt to extort cash with custom malware that records their on-screen doings, according to infosec researchers.…</p>
Sod 3G, that can go, but don't rush to turn off 2G, UK still needs it – report
<h4>Used by the elderly in M2M connections and eCall services</h4> <p>In the dash to move everything to next-generation services, mobile operators mustn't be too hasty to switch off 2G, <a target="_blank" href="">a report</a> by industry bodies has warned.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Yay, Intel chip shortages should be over soon! Nope. Strap in, at least another quarter or two to go, say PC execs
<h4>Chipzilla's keeping mum ...</h4> <p><strong>Canalys Channels Forum</strong> There's still no light at the end of the tunnel for PC makers as Intel's CPU constraint – a problem that showed up in anger <a target="_blank" href="">13 months ago</a> – is on course to continue for another couple of quarters.…</p>
Microsoft Surface Pro X: Windows on Arm usable at long last – but, boy, are you gonna pay for it
<h4>Up to £1,700 for something that won't outperform its cheaper Pro 7 stablemate</h4> <p><strong>Hands On</strong> <i>The Register</i> dropped into Microsoft's flagship London store to rake a talon over the company's latest Surface gizmos and cop an eyeful of hardware head honcho Panos Panay fondling the Neo and Duo.…</p>
I discovered the world's last video rental kiosk and it would make a great spaceship
<h4>It's cool to be retro</h4> <p><strong>Something for the Weekend, Sir?</strong> I wish to be recycled.…</p>
A History of (Computer) Violence: Wait. Before you whack it again, try caressing the mouse
<h4>Ever been tempted to administer a jolly good thrashing to Windows?</h4> <p><strong>On Call</strong> Join us in celebrating another week on Earth with a dive into the bulging bag of <i>Register</i> reader tales of user misadventures, misunderstandings and mindless violence in our regular <a target="_blank" href="">On Call</a> feature.…</p>
Infrastructure as Code could be game-changing for your business: Learn more with Google Cloud
<h4>Tune in online, join us with a panel of experts</h4> <p><strong>Webcast</strong> Finding and retaining the best developers is always a tall order. It’s no surprise that smart organisations strive to make the most of their workers’ valuable time, as barrages of projects compete for their attention.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Google slings websites into Chrome's solitary confinement on Android to thwart Spectre-style data snooping
<h4>Ignore the overhead, enjoy Site Isolation – a defense against side-channel attacks</h4> <p>Last year, Google <a target="_blank" href="">deployed Site Isolation</a> in desktop versions of its Chrome browser as a defense against CPU side-channel attacks like Spectre. The technique renders websites in separate processes to prevent one from interfering with or snooping on another, augmenting browser sandboxing defenses.…</p>
Good news – America's nuke arsenal to swap eight-inch floppy disks for solid-state drives
<h4>You could say the US has... stiffened its defenses. Get it? Sti – OK, you got it</h4> <p>The US Strategic Automated Command and Control System (SACCS) has reportedly replaced the ancient eight-inch floppy disks it uses to store data on the US nuclear arsenal.…</p>
GitLab reset --hard bad1dea: Biz U-turns, unbans office political chat, will vet customers
<h4>There's a line somewhere and we may just draw it, says code-hosting biz</h4> <p>GitLab today had a change of heart after facing withering criticism for <a target="_blank" href="">directing employees not to talk politics at work</a> and declaring it would do business with any customer not banned by law regardless of moral considerations.…</p>
Not a good look, Google: Pixel 4 mobes can be face-unlocked even if you're asleep... or dead?
<h4>Whoever implemented this wasn't a star pupil. Smartphone is an eye-groan. Face off with tech. And so on and so forth</h4> <p>Pixel 4 owners can unlock their smartphones with their faces even if they have their eyes closed. That's not good.…</p>
Help! I bought a domain and ended up with a stranger's PayPal! And I can't give it back
<h4>Any <i>Reg</i> readers have a solution? The web payment giant doesn't care</h4> <p><strong>Updated</strong> A <i>Register</i> reader says that for months he has been dealing with unwanted emails and alerts because a domain he purchased is connected to someone else's PayPal account, and PayPal doesn't seem to care.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Are you a Dapr Dan? Microsoft teases runtime for Kubernetes to make microservices sparkle
<h4>Building blocks for devs. Because you can't be all Waity K8-y when Google's all-in</h4> <p>Ahead of Microsoft's Ignite conference next month, the tech goliath has announced Dapr, now available as an Alpha preview, a runtime to simplify developing microservices.…</p>
A cautionary, Thames Watery tale on how not to look phishy: 'Click here to re-register!'
<h4>Mass-mailing your customers today? Read this first</h4> <p>Thames Water found itself in warm, er, water this week after a clunky migration effort left customers receiving emails that looked like a particularly sophisticated spear-phishing attack.…</p>
Any finger will do? Samsung Galaxy S10 with a screen protector reportedly easy to fool
<h4>Note 10 has same ultrasonic tech for 'vault-like security'</h4> <p>Samsung is investigating a critical issue with its Galaxy S10 and Note 10 smartphones after reports that it fails to discriminate between different fingerprints if a screen protector is fitted.…</p>
Remember the Democratic National Committee email leak? Same hackers now targeting EU countries, say malware boffins
<h4>Researchers reckon they've cracked a Washington embassy and more</h4> <p>The hacker crew behind the US Democratic National Committee breach are still at it and have infiltrated an EU country's embassy in Washington DC, according to infosec biz ESET.…</p>
Fancy yourself as a bit of a Ramblin' Man or Woman? Maybe brush up on your cartography
<h4>Ordnance Survey map app update left some users lost, but they're really sorry, m'kay?</h4> <p>All is not well in the corridors of respected Blighty institution the Ordnance Survey as a borked app update left users, in a very real sense, flailing in the wilderness.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
UK culture sec hints at replacing TV licence fee, defends encryption ban proposals and her boss in Hacker House inquiry
<h4>Nuggets from Nicky Morgan's grilling by select committee</h4> <p>Culture secretary Nicky Morgan has hinted that the TV licence fee could be replaced with a Netflix-style subscription, defended Boris Johnson's involvement with Hacker House, and toed the government line on halting end-to-end encryption.…</p>
This fall, Ubuntu 19.10 stars as Eoan Ermine in... Dawn of the Stoats
<h4>Out today: Experimental ZFS on root, diminished compatibility with 32-bit applications</h4> <p>Canonical has released Ubuntu 19.10, codenamed Eoan Ermine for some reason.…</p>
Lenovo unfolds time frame for bendy ThinkPad: Pricey Windows PC out in summer '20
<h4>Phone, wallet, keys... and foldy PC</h4> <p><strong>Canalys Channels Forum</strong> Life for ThinkPad fanatics looks to be getting a lot more flexible in the near future with a premium Windows-based foldable PC set to start shipping from next summer.…</p>
Privacy pop-up exhibit shows people in The Glass Room shouldn't throw phones – though they may well want to
<h4>Once they find out how much data their devices devour</h4> <p><strong>Feature</strong> The Glass Room, a conceptual art and educational exhibit that opened Wednesday in a storefront on Market Street in San Francisco, provides visitors with a glimpse of how technology companies use personal data in the hope of prompting questions about the consequences of information technology.…</p>
Three UK goes TITSUP*: Down and out for 10 hours and counting
<h4>First 123-Reg, now prominent Brit telco. Who's next?</h4> <p><strong>Updated</strong> Three UK has suffered a nine-hour outage and counting, affecting 3G and 4G calls across the entire British Isles.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Register Lecture: Is space law 'hurting' commercial exploration?
<h4>Staying safe in Musk's brave new world</h4> <p>Space – the final frontier, a place for pioneers to carve out their destiny and their fortunes, free from pencil-neck officials telling them what they can't do. Right? Wrong.…</p>
We're going deeper Underground: Vulture clicks claws over London's hidden tracks
<h4>Get a proper closeup look at an underground rail tunnel? Yes please</h4> <p><strong>Feature</strong> Descending down the entry ramp and stepping over the Mail Rail tracks for the first time, you start to see London's underground heritage from – quite literally – a whole new angle.…</p>
Tune into El Reg and Avnet live online today: How equipment makers will bring clouds home
<h4>Build a full-stack solution that makes the best of all available resources</h4> <p><strong>Webcast</strong> As equipment manufacturers in industries from healthcare and transportation to security and communications well know, the future is going to be software-defined and maybe a little bit cloudy.…</p>
OAMigod! Microsoft has a cloud app spec for you – and hopes Rudr can't fail
<h4>The Open Application Model isn't a standard, but it could be</h4> <p>On Wednesday, Microsoft and Alibaba Cloud revealed "an open standard for developing and operating applications on Kubernetes and other platforms," that isn't yet a standard and looks rather redundant in light of similar projects.…</p>
Hubble grabs first snap of interstellar comet... or at least that's what we hope this smudge is
<h4>Everyone knows the Ramans do everything in threes</h4> <p><strong>Pic</strong> Astroboffins have released images taken by the Hubble telescope of the second-ever interstellar object and the first-ever verified comet to enter our Solar System from the depths of the universe.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
IBM: Why yes, Red Hat is doing great. Thanks for asking. The rest of Big Blue? Sure, wait – someone's at the door...
<h4>Fantastic quarter: Sales, down. Profit, down. Business as usual</h4> <p>IBM is talking up the success of its Red Hat as Big Blue continues its efforts to ax losing businesses.…</p>
Creepy AI Clips cam, Daydream VR headset, 1st-gen Pixel Buds join Google Reader, Allo, Plus in digital heaven
<h4>Or cyber-hell depending on your point of view</h4> <p>Google has quietly removed Google Clips, an unsettling AI camera, from its Play Store, along with some other kit.…</p>
Hundreds charged in internet's biggest child-abuse swap-shop site bust: IP addy leak led cops to sys-op's home
<h4>23 kids saved, alleged scumbag-in-chief already in jail</h4> <p>US prosecutors say a South Korean man was behind the largest child-abuse image-swapping operation yet found on the internet.…</p>
Think your VMware snapshots are all good? Guess again if you're on Windows Server 2019
<h4>App-quiesced saves fail, workaround is to shrug it off</h4> <p>A compatibility issue between VMware's ESXi hypervisor and Windows Server 2019 will leave some customers unable to safely snapshot their virtual machines.…</p>
In solidarity with its broken email hosting, 123-Reg's '24/7' support lines also fall over
<h4>Domain-name slinger keeps mum amid hours-long multi-service outage</h4> <p><strong>Updated</strong> 123-Reg, which promotes its “award-winning 24/7 UK support,” as a selling point for its service, is suffering a sustained and ongoing email service outage – with <i>Reg</i> readers claiming the company has shut off its online support channels.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
A funny thing happened on Huawei to the bank. We made even more money. Hahaha. Here till Friday
<h4>There's gold in them thar 5G networks for comms slinger</h4> <p>Huawei has continued to rake in the big bucks in spite of continued dark mutterings over what may or may not be lurking within its code.…</p>
Scariest thing about Halloween? HMRC and Defra systems still a risk to post-Brexit borders
<h4>Breeding ground for fraud, smuggling and other criminal activity, say auditors</h4> <p>Two key programmes related to the UK border's preparedness for Brexit pose "significant risks", the National Audit Office has said.…</p>
Tinfoil-hat search engine DuckDuckGo gifts more options, dark theme and other toys for the 0.43%
<h4>Includes setting to turn ads off – stop hissing at the back, Google</h4> <p>Alternative search engine DuckDuckGo has announced improvements to its search options and an enhanced dark theme, but its tiny market share shows that most people are content to stick with Google, <a target="_blank" href="">despite privacy issues</a>.…</p>
Well, well, well. Fancy that. shelves planned pr0n block
<h4>Thought of the children, but not privacy, tech, legal implications</h4> <p>Controversial plans for mandatory age verification controls for pornographic websites have been scrapped, UK culture secretary Nicky Morgan announced today.…</p>

Wired News

So Long, Supply Drops: *Call of Duty* Ditches Loot Boxes
In the upcoming *Modern Warfare*, players will have to unlock all weapons and attachments through gameplay. 
Cars Aren't Going Anywhere, and More Transportation News This Week
Plus, we investigate a new, tiny jet engine for cargo-touting drones, and check out Volvo's first electric car. 
Trump's Pelosi Tweet Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup
The president’s attack didn’t quite go over as planned. Also, Lady Gaga wants to know what Fortnite is.
How to Pick the Best Roku: A Guide to Each Model (2019)
There are 7 Rokus for sale, and the differences between them are confusing. We break down exactly which Roku is best for your TV.
6 Best Camera Accessories for Android and iPhone (2019)
Assemble a photo studio you can carry in a backpack or messenger bag.
Computers Are Learning to Read—But They're *Still* Not So Smart
A tool called BERT can now outperform us on advanced reading-comprehension tests. It's also revealed how far AI has to go.
How to Control the Privacy of Your Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat Posts
Whether it's Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Snapchat, lock down who can see what you're up to.
The Beats Powerbeats Pro Are $50 Off Right Now
Our favorite wireless workout buds are down to $250 to $200 right now.
Space Photos of the Week: Reading the Universe in Infrared
Telescopes that see things in a different spectrum show us the hidden secrets of the stars. 
WeWork’s Failure is SoftBank’s Day Of Reckoning
Opinion: Venture capitalists need to take stock of reality after all the blitzscaling.
All Hail the Blob, the Smart Slime Mold Confounding Science
A Parisian zoo has opened an unusual new exhibit: a blob of slime mold with almost 720 sexes.
Stan Lee's *A Trick of Light* Explores the Internet's Dark Side
The superhero novel was one of the Marvel Comics co-creator's final projects. 
Masterbuilt 330G Propane Smoker Review: As Good as Wood
Some pit masters may look down on smoking with propane, but this smoker could convert them.
The Air Force Ditches Its Nuclear Command Floppy Disks
A Samsung Galaxy 10 fingerprint goof, a Tor impostor, and more of the week's top security news.
14 Great Weekend Deals: Sony, LG, Razer, and More
It's time to stock up on scary games, big TVs, and a gaming mouse deal so good you'll scream.
At an Outback Steakhouse Franchise, Surveillance Blooms
Fried onion meets 1984.
Juul Pulls Pods, Roll-Royce Builds a Flying Lab, and More News
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.
Zuckerberg’s Warped History Lesson and the Age of Incoherence
The Facebook CEO invoked the civil-rights era to justify kowtowing to money and power. It doesn’t wash.
With 'Avengers: Damage Control', ILMxLab and the Void Push VR to New Heights
A partnership between ILMxLab and the Void has already brought 'Star Wars' and Disney Animation to location-based VR. Now: the MCU.
Could an Astronaut Lost in Space Use Gravity to Get Around?
With some basic physics, there are several ways to figure it out in real time. Which is good, because you’re going to run out of air.
Best MacBooks for 2019: Which Model Should You Buy?
Apple's laptops are expensive and confusing. Should you get a MacBook Pro? A MacBook Air? What about the Touch Bar? Let us help.
Riot Games Makes More Than Just 'League of Legends' Now
The developer just announced a slew of new games. Also, 'Fortnite' is back from the dead.
A Netflix Series Explores the Brave New World of Crispr
From malaria-ridden villages in Burkina Faso to fertility clinics in Ukraine, *Unnatural Selection* takes viewers deep into the gene-editing revolution.
Gadget Lab Podcast: Facial Recognition Is Coming to a School Near You
WIRED Editor in Chief Nicholas Thompson joins us for a special edition of this week’s podcast, to discuss Facebook, Google, and facial recognition technology.
The 14 Best Wireless Headphones for Everyone (2019)
WIRED's favorite wireless headphones and earbuds for taking phone calls, listening to music, working out, and more.
The Best Mobile Games For Your Hectic Commute
Whether you’re holding the handrail, cradling an infant, or guarding a bag, these one-handed games will make your crowded ride a little more bearable.
4 College Admissions Essay Editing Services Reviewed: Scribendi, Wordvice, Elite Editing, Scribbr
College applicants seeking an edge can turn to online services which, for as little as $14, will spruce up their admissions essays.
Can Tiny Glass Beads Keep Arctic Ice From Melting? Maaaybe
A geoengineering nonprofit wants to spread silicate beads over polar sea ice to prevent the absorption of heat, but some scientists have their doubts.
Rolls-Royce Turns a 747 Into a Flying Lab for New Engines
The engine maker and its contractor AeroTec plan to strip a Qantas jetliner and stuff it with instruments to test new models.
This Week’s Cartoons: Stock Photos, Robocalls, and Ear Transplants
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