Big Tech faces bigger bills after 15% min tax backed by OCED • The...

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has finalized a plan on global tax laws that could lead to Big Tech paying more in taxes no matter where they operate. The deal involves 136...

VMware to end support for SD cards as vSphere boot drives • The Register

VMware has warned users it will end support for non-persistent removable storage as a boot medium for its flagship vSphere VM-wrangler. A post last week delivered the news. "ESXi Boot configuration with only SD card...

Apple warns against sideloading iOS apps • The Register

Analysis Apple, besieged by regulators and rivals challenging its exclusive control over its iOS App Store, has published a 31-page defense of its ostensibly benevolent monopoly that warns of disastrous consequences if Cupertino...

Engineers spot issue with solar array on NASA Lucy probe • The Register

NASA's Lucy is on its way to the Trojan asteroids, but engineers have already spotted a problem with one of the probe's 7.3-metre solar arrays. The spacecraft was sent on its way from Cape...

£700k support fees for Surrey County Council SAP system • The Register

Facing a £47.1m budget shortfall, Surrey County Council has been forced to delay the implementation of a £30m Unit3 ERP system, incurring additional annual support fees of £700,000 on its ageing SAP system. Unit4...

Amazon textbook rental service scammed for $1.5m • The Register

A 36-year-old man from Portage, Michigan, was arrested on Thursday for allegedly renting thousands of textbooks from Amazon and selling them rather than returning them. Andrew Birge, US Attorney for the Western District of...

Client-side content scanning as an unworkable, insecure disaster for democracy • The Register

Fourteen of the world's leading computer security and cryptography experts have released a paper arguing against the use of client-side scanning because it creates security and privacy risks. Client-side scanning (CSS, not to be...

Criminals use fake AI voice to swindle UAE bank out of $35m • The...

In brief Authorities in the United Arab Emirates have requested the US Department of Justice's help in probing a case involving a bank manager who was swindled into transferring $35m to criminals by...

Apple beat Epic Games 9-1 in court. Now it’s appealed the one point it...

Apple has appealed one of its disputes against Epic Games, despite having mostly won the case. The iGiant's legal stoush with Epic concerned the games developer's decision to sell virtual goods directly from within...

Netflix sued by South Korea ISP for Squid Game network surge • The Register

Netflix should cover bandwidth and maintenance costs of a surge in our network traffic, says South Korean ISP SK Broadband, which has taken legal action after subscribers flocked to watch the streaming giant’s...