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Brexit: Draft plans propose UK to get delay to 22 May
A draft EU document says the delay would come with the condition MPs approve the PM's deal next week.
Trump: Time to recognise Golan Heights as Israeli territory
Israel has occupied the strategic plateau since capturing it from Syria in the 1967 Middle East war.
Alesha MacPhail murder: Life sentence for Aaron Campbell after he admits guilt
Aaron Campbell was told that he would have to serve at least 27 years before he could apply for parole.
Libby Squire police find woman's body in water
Libby Squire, a 21-year-old philosophy student, was last seen on 1 February after a night out in Hull.
How deadly is Mount Everest?
As its glaciers melt, they reveal the bodies of those who have perished on the mountain - but how deadly is Mount Everest?
Birmingham mosque attacks probed by terrorism officers
Windows were smashed at the centres in Birmingham in an overnight vandalism spree.
Italy bus attack thwarted by 'hero' teenager who contacted police
He hid his phone and called for help after the driver allegedly threatened to kill 51 children.
'Dr Evil': Wolverhampton tattooist jailed for tongue-splitting
Brendan McCarthy, who is known as Dr Evil, also carried out consensual ear and nipple removals.
'Cancel Brexit' petition passes 1m signatures on Parliament site
A call to revoke Article 50 generates the fastest ever rate of signatures on Parliament's website.
Kazakhstan 3-0 Scotland: Alex McLeish's side humiliated in Euro 2020 opener
Hapless Scotland suffer one of the most abject defeats in their history in their opening Euro 2020 qualifier against world-ranked 117 Kazakhstan.
Every school 'needs dog as stress-buster'
Bringing pets into school can be the simplest but most effective stress-buster, says Sir Anthony Seldon.
Bristol nursery locks toys away for a month
The toys have been replaced toys with cardboard, tins and train tickets in an attempt to encourage play.
Lorraine Kelly, tax law and how celebrities build public personas
Even though, as a judge has ruled, "she may not like the guest she interviews or the food she eats".
Super worm moon: Images of the last supermoon of 2019
It is the last supermoon to occur this year.
UK lottery winners: What did they do with the money?
From £3m investments to designer handbags - the ways a lucky few have chosen to spend the payouts.
Brexit: What happens now?
After failing twice to get her Brexit deal through Parliament, Theresa May is now requesting an extension.
Rusty Bentley found in Stockport garage sells for £450k
The "unusual" 1936 Bentley was locked away for three decades at the home of an ex-RAF pilot.
Venezuelans collect mountain run-off as water shortages persist
A recent power cut caused major water shortages, but for many Venezuelans, dry taps are nothing new.
The Indonesian paradise island drowning in plastic
Beaches on the Indonesian island of Sumatra are covered in plastic - and some of it is being dumped there by local businesses.
Campaigners say they want Birmingham LGBT teaching abolished
A lead campaigner against LGBT lessons in Birmingham schools says morally, homosexuality is not "a valid sexual relationship".
Giant sunfish washes up on beach in South Australia
Fishermen initially mistook the flat fish's unusual appearance for a piece of driftwood.
Thailand election: Young voters could be key to victory
It's the first election since the coup of 2014 and seven million young people are voting for the first time.
Stormzy to appear in Noughts + Crosses TV series
The grime artist gets a small role in the BBC's adaptation of Malorie Blackman's novel.
Nowruz: How 300m people celebrate Persian New Year
On Thursday, millions of people celebrate Persian New Year, also known as Nowruz. Here's how.
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Cyclone Idai: How the storm tore into southern Africa
Parts of southern Africa have been left devastated after Cyclone Idai swept through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, destroying towns and villages in its path.
My one-in-a-million daughter is a 'human timebomb'
Anya suffers from a one-in-a-million condition that is like having seven serious diseases all at once.
Alesha MacPhail murder: The schoolboy who became an opportunistic killer
Aaron Campbell told a psychologist he was "quite satisfied" with the opportunistic murder of Alesha MacPhail.
Richard E Grant spills beans on Julianne Moore film exit
Julianne Moore was fired from Can You Ever Forgive Me? over a fat suit row, the actor claims.
The 'controlled chaos' of raising sextuplets
We spoke to families with quintuplets and sextuplets to find out what it's like to raise multiple babies at once.
Jacinda Ardern: 'A leader with love on full display'
The NZ prime minister has been held up as an example of good leadership after the Christchurch attack.
Chinese imports 'driving fishermen to despair'
Kenya's Lake Victoria fishermen are struggling to compete with cheap Chinese fish imports.
Premier League: Who has been the best overseas player in the English top flight?
Who has been the best overseas player to feature in the Premier League? Read our experts' views and vote for your choice.
George the Poet: Social media gives poets 'a fair shot'
George the Poet says social media propelled his career and made poetry more accessible.
Declan Rice: England and West Ham player apologises for 2015 Instagram post
England and West Ham midfielder Declan Rice apologises after a social media post emerges in which he made an apparent reference to the IRA.
Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus forward fined by Uefa over goal celebration
Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo is fined 20,000 Euros (£17,700) by Uefa for a goal celebration in the win over Atletico Madrid in the last 16 of the Champions League.
History-maker Frost ruled out of Grand National
Bryony Frost will miss next month's Grand National meeting after it emerged she broke her collarbone in a fall just four days after making history at the Cheltenham Festival.
Australia opener Bancroft named Durham captain
Durham appoint Australian opener Cameron Bancroft as captain for the County Championship and One-Day Cup in 2019.
England v Czech Republic
Preview followed by live coverage of Friday's European Championship qualifying game between England and the Czech Republic.
England whitewash Sri Lanka in ODI series
Amy Jones scores 76 and manages two run-outs as England's women seal a comfortable 3-0 one-day series whitewash in Sri Lanka.
England pair sorry for breaking rules on night out after Scotland draw
Ben Te'o and Billy Vunipola apologise to team-mates for returning late from a night out after England's draw with Scotland.
Celebrity parents and the bizarre 'cheating' scandal
It is said to be biggest university admissions scam in US history. How did it all unfold?
A scandal in the Amazon - where pilots are forced to lie
Few landing strips in the Amazon have been registered, so pilots have to file fake flight plans - making it hard to find them if they go missing.
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Let's spin Facebook's Wheel of Misfortune! Clack-clack-clack... clack... You've won '100s of millions of passwords stored in plaintext'
<h4>Credentials logged for years is antisocial network's latest Zuck-up</h4> <p>Facebook today admitted it stored "some" of its addicts' account passwords in a plaintext readable format. For "some", read hundreds of millions.…</p>
Kaspersky Lab takes bite out of Apple in Russia over borked parental controls app
<h4>Store policy removed key features, alleges complaint</h4> <p>Antivirus vendor Kaspersky Lab has lodged a complaint about Apple with the Russian competition authority.…</p>
Memory glut crisis almost over, weeps Micron as Q2 results crank shares up 8%
<h4>A rising tide lifts all boats – Samsung, SK Hynix saw increases too</h4> <p>US chip slinger Micron has said that the end of <a target="_blank" href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/02/dram_fabricators_will_spend_less_analyst/">memory oversupply issues</a> is in sight, and demand for DRAM silicon will begin growing again later this year, especially in the cloud and data centre markets.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Live Regcast: Ex-CISO and coal-face engineer Scott King shares his advice on becoming a pragmatic security leader
<h4>The balancing act of strategy and tactics revealed</h4> <p><strong>Promo</strong> What does it take to reach a leading role in the security field? There are different paths to take to get there: some go directly from analyst to leadership, others have a more technical background in general IT, or excellent tactical skills acquired in a consultancy or vendor role.…</p>
Brit Police Federation cops to ransomware attack on HQ systems
<h4>Sort-of union for bobbies has triggered criminal investigation</h4> <p>The Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW), a sort-of trade union for police workers, has been battling to contain a ransomware strike on the group's computer systems, it confessed this afternoon.…</p>
New phisherman's friends and a few old favourites slither out of WatchGuard's Security Report
<h4>New entry in network attack hit parade: That 2017 Cisco WebEx flaw you patched already (right?)</h4> <p>Attacks targeting a years-old – and patched – vulnerability in a Chrome extension for Cisco's WebEx are on the increase, according to security outfit WatchGuard.…</p>
Brekkie TV host Lorraine Kelly wins IR35 ruling against HMRC, adds fuel to freelance techies' ire over tax reforms
<h4>Pint-sized Scottish squawker wins tribunal appeal over £1.2m tax bill</h4> <p>Obsequious breakfast TV host Lorraine Kelly has become an unlikely champion for the UK's freelance techies battling IR35 legislation – after a tribunal ruled she did not owe a £1.2m tax bill because she was not in fact an ITV employee.…</p>
Overheard at a Brit mobe network: On the count of Three UK, smile and say, er... we lost how many customers?
<h4>Never mind, we've got a fistful of spectrum and 5G's a-coming...</h4> <p>Hutchison's Three UK network lost 44,000 active customers last year, but saw its revenue increase slightly to £2.439bn from £2.425bn.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
'It's full of beer!' Miracle fridge reveals itself to pals tuckered out from cleaning flooded cabin
<h4>Sometimes life is pretty A-OK</h4> <p>"I need a beer" is a phrase often uttered universally after a hard day's slog. But having cool, crisp refreshment fall into your lap as if by magic is something most of us can only dream of.…</p>
Brit Parliament online orifice overwhelmed by Brexit bashers
<h4>Conspiracy theories abound as UK petitions website enjoys a Thursday TITSUP*</h4> <p>When will lawmakers ever learn? Whenever the electorate is given a choice, they are bound to do something silly. In this case, overloading the UK Parliament's petition site with signatures on a Brexit-stopping suggestion.…</p>
Cloudera sets its sights on $1bn revenues after Hortonworks slurp gave Wall Street the willies
<h4>CMO talks post-merger relationships, open-source spats</h4> <p><strong>Interview</strong> Cloudera said it plans to become the darling of Wall Street in 18 months, in part by breaking into the $1bn turnover club. This promise comes a week after the company reported widening losses and sales that missed analysts forecasts, sending its share price down by almost a fifth.…</p>
New phone who dis? Facial recognition models more farcical despite progress
<h4>AI doesn't always work as well as you'd expect in real life</h4> <p><strong>GTC</strong> AI systems have superior abilities at recognising faces in theory, but when they're deployed in practice they often fail miserably.…</p>
Azure thing at last: Windows Virtual Desktop takes to the cloudy stage
<h4><i>Reg</i> talks to Microsoft as it finally pulls covers from new virty toy, reveals Win 10, apps and, er, 7?</h4> <p>Windows Virtual Desktop has finally arrived, in preview form that is, and three months after the public preview was supposed to have begun.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Windows Defender ATP is dead. Long live Microsoft Defender ATP
<h4>Redmond's anti-malware now coming to a Mac near you</h4> <p>Microsoft nudged the Windows brand further out of the limelight today by thwacking its anti-malware package with the rebranding stick. Behold, Microsoft Defender ATP.…</p>
Don't become another expensive statistic: Learn how to tackle cyber-criminals, at SANS London next month
<h4>Training classes will cover all security angles</h4> <p><strong>Promo</strong> As data thieves and hackers become more inventive, and more destructive, learning how to protect networks from attack and threats is zooming up organizations' lists of priorities.…</p>
Who pressured WHO to put gaming on a par with drug addiction to help silence political dissent? Oh hi there, China
<h4>Devs point finger at Beijing for framing pastime as an illness – and how the West could follow</h4> <p>At the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco on Wednesday, representatives of the International Game Developer Association (IGDA) warned that the World Health Organization (WHO) decision to treat computer gaming as a disorder on par with gambling and drug addiction represents a threat to free speech protections.…</p>
DRAM, bam, thank you Sam: Like a Flashbolt from the blue, Samsung flaunts its fastest RAM
<h4>410GB/s per package. We repeat, 410GB/s per package</h4> <p>Samsung has unveiled a new generation of high-bandwidth DRAM chips called Flashbolt.…</p>
Carolina coward fesses up: I was a tech support scambag, and I made millions out of defrauding the elderly
<h4>You're free to bash the Bishap</h4> <p>A man has pleaded guilty in America to a single felony count for his role in a $3m tech support scam operation.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Stop us if you're getting deja-vu: Uber used spyware to nobble dial-a-ride rival, this time Down Under, allegedly
<h4>Aussie media claims Silicon Valley giant used surveillance tool to torpedo competitor</h4> <p>Uber has once again been accused of using spyware tools to help it undermine a competing ride-share business.…</p>
Our Skyborg (actual US govt program) will be just like IBM Watson, beams Air Force bod
<h4>No joke, that's what they've genuinely named a 'fighter-like' military drone project</h4> <p><strong>Rise of the Machines</strong> The American government is trying to buy military drones in a programme it has named Skyborg, with a US govt spokesman comparing the madcap project to both Star Wars’ R2-D2 and IBM Watson.…</p>
New Zealand cops cuff alleged jackasses who shared mosque murder video, messages online
<h4>Calls for global action against white nationalism and tech giants that spread its message</h4> <p>New Zealand police have started arresting some of those who allegedly shared a livestreamed video of the mass murder of 50 people in Christchurch last week.…</p>
McAfee – the completely sane guy, not the biz – told to fork out $25m over 'torture, murder' of his Belize neighbor
<h4>Good luck, says antivirus wildchild, I have no assets</h4> <p>John McAfee has been ordered to cough up $25m for the wrongful death of Gregory Faull, his former neighbor in Belize, but refuses to pay and claims he has no assets.…</p>
Within Google Cloud, a computer is muttering: Shall we play a game? Wouldn't you prefer a nice game of SaaS?
<h4>Come for the on-demand servers, stay for the sweet documentation</h4> <p>On a rainy Wednesday morning in San Francisco, Google pitched its Cloud Platform (GCP) to power games, and brought friends along to sing its praises at the annual Games Developer's Conference.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Renegade Android apps can siphon off your web logins, browser history. So make sure Chrome or OS is patched, friends
<h4>Kit-Kat API whacked, don't give hackers your phone. This WebView came rolling home</h4> <p>Smartphones and other gadgets running Android 4.4 or later contain a bug that can be exploited by rogue apps to steal website login tokens and spy on owners' browsing histories.…</p>
Dead LAN's hand: IT staff 'locked out' of data center's core switch after the only bloke who could log into it dies
<h4>'We can replace it but we have no idea what the config is on the device'</h4> <p>An IT department is pulling its hair out this month after realizing a coworker who died last year was the only person who could log into a crucial network switch.…</p>
Mobes 'n' mattresses flinger Xiaomi growing like the clappers – outside China, at least
<h4>The Last Emporium</h4> <p>Chinese <a target="_blank" href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/11/21/flea_market_xiaomi_makes_mad_dash_for_growth/">tat bazaar</a> Xiaomi isn't all scooters, knickers and formaldehyde-free mattresses. It also makes smartphones, and sales of those in Europe helped grow international revenues by 118 per cent year-on-year, booking almost ¥174.9bn overall, or £20bn in calendar 2018.…</p>
HPE has an idea about where you should stick your workloads... Ouch. No, definitely not there
<h4>In-house or in the cloud? Right Mix Advisor will tell you</h4> <p>HPE has pulled the sheets off a service designed to advise punters on the bits of their IT infrastructure to keep in-house, and the workloads to offload to public cloud data centres.…</p>
Vengeful sacked IT bod destroyed ex-employer's AWS cloud accounts. Now he'll spent rest of 2019 in the clink
<h4>Bloke hit delete on £500,000 of 'business-critical data' after he was let go for 'poor' performance</h4> <p>An irate sacked techie who rampaged through his former employer's AWS accounts with a purloined login, nuking 23 servers and triggering a wave of redundancies, has been jailed.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
I don't hate US tech, snarls Euro monopoly watchdog chief – as Google slapped with €1.49bn megafine
<h4>Play fair, chaps</h4> <p>The European Commission has concluded its third probe into Google's business practices by whacking it with a €1.49bn fine. The third investigation dealt with advertising broker services that Brussels said foreclosed competition and raised prices for website operators.…</p>
CLOUDERA gets all SHOUTY about rebrand: SMASHES capslock, but easy on the elephants
<h4>Merger so fresh, gabfest freebies had old logo</h4> <p><strong>Logowatch</strong> Now that star-crossed Hadoop-flinging lovers Cloudera and Hortonworks have ended their years-long competition-cum-courtship with a merger, what better way to seal the deal than visiting the Strategy Boutique?…</p>
Bless. It's VMware and Dell EMC's first jointly engineered hybrid cloud infrastructure solution
<h4>Cloud Foundation makes debut on Dell EMC VxRail systems</h4> <p>VMware's Cloud Foundation hybrid cloud stack has hit version 3.7 and is available from April as a component of a pre-built private cloud appliance running on Dell EMC VxRail hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) kit.…</p>
This ain't AI, it's a goddamn arms race – but US shouldn't get too heated, Congressman warns
<h4>Trump's exec order 'doesn't go nearly far enough', though</h4> <p><strong>GTC</strong> The US government needs to strengthen its commitment to AI with concrete funding, favourable immigration policies and better education if it's serious about remaining competitive, Democrat Congressman Jerry McNerney said on Tuesday.…</p>
Google takes a page from Microsoft of old and revives browser ballot on Android
<h4>There's no place like Chrome, but... here are the other guys</h4> <p>Google has offered to remind Android users in Europe that Chrome isn't the only game in town – similar to the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/02/19/microsoft_browser_screen/">"Web Browser Ballot" measure imposed on Microsoft a decade ago</a> as part of a competition remedy.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Cloudera execs grab the mic at ex-Hortonworks gig, dish details on new data platform
<h4>Go off-cluster if you wanna, plus 'batteries-included' Kubernetes containers</h4> <p>Cloudera, fresh from the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/07/cloudera_hortonworks_merger_completed/">uneven merger</a> with former Hadoop distro competitor Hortonworks, used its first major public event to thrust a new data platform hard at the enterprise.…</p>
Carphone Warehouse thwacked by UK Advertising watchdog for a Cyber Monday wobble
<h4>Customers spared from buying an iPhone while credit scoring system had a lie-down</h4> <p>UK phone-slinger The Carphone Warehouse has received a slap on the wrist from the Brit advertising watchdog after an offer proved a tad too popular.…</p>
Can outsourcing your service desk ease your support headaches? Comarch reckons: Yes
<h4>Offsite specialists offer to take the strain</h4> <p><strong>Promo</strong> End-users often judge the efficiency of your IT by their first contact with your service desk. Do you have the resources to keep them happy and provide the fast and reliable support they need?…</p>
Android clampdown on calls and texts access trashes bunch of apps
<h4>Users unchuffed, devs pulling bricked wares off Google Play</h4> <p>Android looks a little less open now that Google has begun to enforce <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://support.google.com/googleplay/android-developer/answer/9047303?hl=en">draconian new rules</a> on accessing a phone's call and text logs.…</p>
Can ye spare any 'digital change', pal? Blighty's ailing court service can't wait to hear from you
<h4>You'll have £140m to play with – and be paid 0.1% of that</h4> <p>Do you like drinking from poisoned chalices? Enjoy being paid below average for your skills? Britain's court service has just the job for you and, boy, it's a doozy.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Apple's revamped iPad beams a workhorse in from Planet Ludicrous
<h4>Pro features trickle down to the rest of us</h4> <p><strong>Analysis</strong> Apple's <a target="_blank" href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/03/18/ipad_mini_air_not_dead_yet/">stealthy, unexpected refresh</a> of its iPad range means it's serious about bringing professional features to a wider market. And so it jolly well should be.…</p>
Could OpenAI's 'too dangerous to release' language model be used to mimic you online? Yes, says this chap: I built a bot to prove it
<h4>Facebook convos used to train chat dopey doppelganger</h4> <p>A machine-learning software engineer has trained OpenAI’s too-dangerous-to-release language model on personal Facebook messages to show how easy it is to create a bot that can attempt to impersonate you.…</p>
My Lambda Custom Runtimes bring all the .NET Core to the yard, and they're like... where is this headline going?
<h4>Good news for all AWS subscribers – whoa, not so fast, Visual Studioers</h4> <p><strong>Updated</strong> Lambda lovers, rejoice! You can now, from this week, write your cloudy functions in pretty much any version of .NET Core you like.…</p>
Formulus Black – the artist formerly known as Symbolic IO – trumpets its new breed of dedupe
<h4>Claims ForsaOS can engorge server memory by up to 24x</h4> <p>Formulus Black has proposed a way to make x86 servers run faster, using a data-reduction method.…</p>
Don't get the pitchforks yet, Apple devs: macOS third-party application clampdown probably not as bad as rumored
<h4>The v10.15 will bring tighter security, the escape hatch should remain open for now</h4> <p><strong>Analysis</strong> Imagine for a moment the possibility that macOS 10.15, due to arrive later this year, will run only apps signed with a valid Apple developer certificate, with no option to white-list unsigned apps via the company's Gatekeeper security mechanism.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Want to cruise your auto auto around but don't fancy killing people? Nvidia has an answer
<h4>Training wheels for… wheels</h4> <p><strong>GTC</strong> This week at Nvidia's GPU Technology Conference (GTC) in Silicon Valley, the chip slinger claimed its Drive Constellation – a server and software combo designed to give self-driving cars a virtual world where they can play without harming any of those squishy humans – is now available.…</p>
Silence of the WANs: FBI DDoS-for-hire greaseball takedowns slash web flood attacks 'by 11%'
<h4>Fed bust of massive attack network caused traffic loads to plummet in Q4</h4> <p>The FBI's takedown of a group of prolific DDoS-for-hire websites has single-handedly helped to drop attack levels globally.…</p>
In a humiliating climbdown, Facebook agrees to follow US laws
<h4>Ad targeting system overhaul to stop landlords from discriminating based on race</h4> <p>Facebook will overhaul its ad system to prevent landlords, employers and money-lenders from bypassing anti-discrimination laws.…</p>
Meet YouTube-linked games-streaming Stadia, yet another thing Google will axe in two years (unless it kills Twitch)
<h4>Now, witness the power of this eventually operational game star</h4> <p>Challenging Amazon and Microsoft for the attention of gamers and for the billing of game industry customers, Google <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://www.blog.google/products/stadia/stadia-a-new-way-to-play/">announced</a> a planned game streaming service called Stadia at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco on Tuesday.…</p>
Super Cali optimistic right-to-repair's negotious, even though Apple thought it was something quite atrocious
<h4>US state joins others mulling laws allowing folks to freely fix their kit</h4> <p>California has joined other US states mulling granting folks a right to repair – which would allow people to freely fix their electronic devices, and require manufacturers to provide the tools and manuals to do so.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Ransomware drops the Lillehammer on Norsk Hydro: Aluminium giant forced into manual mode after systems scrambled
<h4>Norway the power and metals wrangler could have seen this one coming</h4> <p>Norwegian power and metals giant Norsk Hydro is battling an extensive ransomware outbreak on its computers.…</p>
Brexit text-it wrecks it: Vote Leave fined £40k for spamming 200k msgs ahead of EU referendum
<h4>We were OK to contact all those people, says Brexiteer biz – but it deleted all evidence to prove it</h4> <p>Vote Leave Ltd, the company behind a cross-party campaign to bring the UK out of the EU, must cough up a £40,000 fine for spamming hundreds of thousands of text messages to Brits in the run up to the national referendum.…</p>

Wired News

Facebook Stored Millions of Passwords in Plaintext—Change Yours Now
Facebook has disclosed that it stored hundreds of millions of user passwords in plaintext, where employees could search them.
Markiplier Is Not Done With YouTube
Gamer, vlogger, and sketch comic Mark Edward Fischbach—alias Markiplier, one of YouTube’s most successful stars—reflects on his seven years on the platform.
It's a Short Hop From 'Fortnite' to a New AI Best Friend
Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney knows exactly what he's doing with the battle royale juggernaut: charting a path to the virtual metaverse.
Disney Is Building a Box Office Death Star
The Mouse House just took in a Fox and the ‘Masters of the Universe’ movie might've found its He-Man.
Knock Around a Goat Carcass With These Buzkashi Players
Photographer Anna Huix traveled to Tajikistan to document the centuries-old sporting tradition.
A New Wave of Brainy Bikes Do Everything but Ride Themselves
Automated gear changes, app-controlled suspensions, overtaking vehicle alerts, and more smart tech are here for the human-powered two-wheeler.
10 Best Fitness Trackers (and Fitness Watches) for 2019
Do you need an activity tracker for skiing, or for counting your dance steps at a wedding? We've found the best fitness watches and trackers for everybody.
The Haunting of Hacker House
How tales of Edward Snowden and Albert Gonzalez possess an old Victorian in the Catskills.
Researchers Built an ‘Online Lie Detector.’ Honestly, That Could Be a Problem
Critics point out serious flaws in a study promising an "online polygraph," with potential to create deep biases.
In the Face of Danger, We’re Turning to Surveillance
From the Rose Bowl to upstate New York, people are turning to surveillance systems in the face America’s inability to meaningfully address gun violence.
iPad Mini (2019) Review: Hello, Old Friend
Apple's littlest iPad gets an update.
Scientists Reveal Ancient Social Networks Using AI—and X-Rays
Historians are using data science to unearth overlooked female power brokers, imperial influencers, and other figures hidden in ancient texts.
The Punishing Ecstasy of Being a Reddit Moderator
Banishing zombies and tracking down Russia propaganda—on the front lines with the social site’s volunteer army.
A Cab’s-Eye View of How Peloton’s Trucks ‘Talk’ to Each Other
It’s a technology called platooning, and it could be safer and more efficient than regular truck-driving, but easier to implement than full-on robo trucks.
An Android Vulnerability Went Unfixed for Over Five Years
Older Android devices—of which there are over 100 million still in use—will remain exposed.
The EU Hits Google With a Third Billion-Dollar Fine. So What?
The latest penalty---stemming from how Google previously displayed search results on other websites---probably won't act as a deterrent, and critics want more.
Fei-Fei Li Wants AI to Care More About Humans
Stanford professor and former Google employee Fei-Fei Li is the force behind the new Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence.
Apple AirPods 2019: Price, Specs, Release Date
The new AirPods have better battery life, come with a wireless charging option, and ship next week for $159.
The Youth Climate Strike as Seen by Teen Photographers
Two young photographers covered last week's global climate protests for WIRED: "There was this pride that we can do this by ourselves if we have to."
Oculus Rift S VR Headset: Price, Specs, Release Date
The new $399 headset from the Facebook-owned company features some key improvements. But you still have to plug it into a computer.
Cannabis: The Complete WIRED Guide
Everything you need to know about THC, CBD, terpenes, and the entourage effect.
The Best Kindle Readers You Can Buy (2019)
Amazon just debuted a new ebook reader, and it's already the best Kindle you can buy.
Zodiac Ascending: Astrology Startups Reach for the Stars
Startups like Sanctuary aim to do for astrology what Headspace did for meditation: reinvent it for an anxious, wide-eyed, phone-clutching generation.
Tech Platforms Treat White Nationalism Different From Islamic Terrorism
Critics say Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter are quicker to block content from ISIS than from white nationalists.
In Pakistan, People Are Jailed for Blasphemous Facebook Posts
Authorities in Pakistan use stringent laws to prosecute blasphemy—even “crimes” as innocuous as liking a post on Facebook. Vigilantes have been known to murder the accused.
Inside Airbnb's 'Guerrilla War' Against Local Governments
Airbnb, the nation's second-most-valuable startup, is battling cities from Boston to San Diego over collecting taxes and enforcing zoning rules.
The First Gene-Edited Food Is Now Being Served
Calyxt is the first with its gene-edited oil, but several other companies also have edited foods in the works.
A Timeline of MoviePass' Many Ridiculous Business Plans
When it comes to figuring out a membership model, MoviePass is more ‘Groundhog Day’ than ‘Social Network.’
Facebook Changes Its Ad Tech to Stop Discrimination
As part of a settlement of five legal cases charging that Facebook allowed advertisers to discriminate against minorities, the company is making changes to its ad-targeting technology.
Here's An Idea: Replace Trials With Virtual Reality Duels
Sci-fi author Ben Bova thinks it's a viable alternative to prolonged, expensive lawsuits.

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