It’s 2021 and a printf format string in a wireless network’s name can break...

Joining a Wi-Fi network with a specific sequence of characters in its SSID name will break wireless connectivity for iOS devices. Thankfully the bug looks to be little more than an embarrassment and...

Toshiba engulfed by scandal again — this time it could bring down Japan’s government...

Japanese industrial giant Toshiba is attempting to recover from its third major corporate governance scandal in six years — and this one could bring down Japan’s government. Toshiba’s first big mess was the 2015...

Mayflower, the AI ship sent to sail from the UK to the US with...

In brief The Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS), which set sail this week from the UK to the US, failed just three days into its journey. It appears a mechanical fault occurred, something the...

How two online support partners spectacularly fell out • The Register

On Thursday, a jury in a federal court in Oakland, California, found call center biz 7.ai – as in, 24/7 – guilty of unfair competition and stealing trade secrets from chatbot maker LivePerson,...

South Korea bans 1700 tech products for using forged test reports • The Register

South Korea’s Ministry of Science and ICT has revoked safety certification for 1696 communications products after discovering that test results attesting to their safety were misrepresented. A Ministry annnouncement explains that it received a...

Dell hires its ‘top advisor’ Chuck Whitten from Bain & Co as third member...

Dell has appointed a new member of its senior leadership team: former Bain & Company director Chuck Whitten. A statement announcing Whitten’s appointment characterises him as Dell’s “top advisor” and “an integral part of...

China’s latest online crackdown targets mean girl online fan clubs that turn toxic •...

China is trying to make its cyberspace a bit kinder and is targeting a phenomenon appealing largely but not solely to female teenagers known as "fan quan", or fan clubs, to do so. The...

Realizing this is getting out of hand, Coq mulls new name for programming language...

After three decades, Coq, a theorem-proving programming language developed by researchers in France, is being fitted for a new name because it has become impossible to ignore that it sounds like bawdy English...

Do you come from a land Down Under? Where diesel’s low and techies blunder...

Who, Me? We go Down Under for today's Who, Me? with a slightly NSFW tale of an incomplete checklist, a surprise outage, and an even more surprised gerbil. "Bruce", as the somewhat unimaginative Regomiser...

FTC approves $61.7m settlement with Amazon for pocketing driver tips • The Register

The US Federal Trade Commission on Friday announced the approval a consent order against Amazon that requires the company to pay $61.7m to resolve charges that for two and a half years it...