Stack Overflow acquired for $1.8bn by Prosus (no, me neither) • The Register

Prosus NV, a Netherlands-based consumer internet conglomerate, on Wednesday said it plans to acquire online Q&A community Stack Overflow for $1.8bn. The deal, scheduled to close by the third quarter of 2021, regulatory approval...

First Forth, C and Python, now comp.lang.tcl latest Usenet programming forum nuked by Google...

The Usenet group comp.lang.tcl vanished from Google Groups for several hours before being restored on Tuesday. The reason, according to Arjen Markus, an engineer based in the Netherlands and Tcl programmer, is that a...

US cities and towns purchase AI surveillance kit linked to China’s Uyghur abuse •...

In brief Nearly a hundred counties, towns and cities across the US have purchased surveillance cameras from Chinese companies blocked by the federal government over the human rights abuse of Uyghur Muslims in...

Apple sued in nightmare case involving teen wrongly accused of shoplifting, driver’s permit used...

Apple and its security contractor Security Industry Specialists (SIS) were sued on Friday in Massachusetts as part of a multijurisdictional defamation and malicious prosecution complaint brought on behalf of Ousmane Bah, a New...

Melting pot of open-world influences makes for one of the more immersive zombie slayers...

The RPG Greetings, traveller, and welcome back to The Register Plays Games, our monthly gaming column. In May, the industry finally pushed some hot properties out the door including Resident Evil Village, Biomutant,...

Four women suing Google for pay discrimination just had their lawsuit upgraded to a...

A lawsuit spearheaded by four female Google ex-employees claiming the ad giant pays men higher wages for doing the same job was granted class-action status this week. On Thursday, Judge Andrew Cheng of the...

Firefox to adopt Chrome’s new approach to extensions – sans the part that threatens...

Firefox maker Mozilla on Thursday said it plans to mostly adopt Manifest v3, a controversial revision of the Chrome browser extension framework that Google undertook to address the glaring security problems in the...

Unfixable Apple M1 chip bug enables cross-process chatter, breaking OS security model • The...

Apple's Arm-based M1 chip, much ballyhooed for its performance, contains a design flaw that can be exploited to allow different processes to communicate with one another, in violation of operating system security principles. M1RACLES,...

VMware reveals critical vCenter hole it says ‘needs to be considered at once’ •...

VMware has revealed a critical bug that can be exploited to achieve unauthenticated remote code execution in the very core of a virtualised system – vCenter Server. The culprit is the vSphere HTML5 client,...

India acknowledges its vaccination-booking API excludes millions • The Register

India has acknowledged the API it created to facilitate its COVID-19 vaccination bookings excludes much of its population and started to allow on-site vaccination bookings to some of its populace. The Co-WIN API was...