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It'll soon be even more illegal to fly drones near UK airports

Mandatory registration and on-the-spot fines for fliers

New British drone laws being introduced in the wake of the London Gatwick airport drone fiasco will give police greater powers – but would not have stopped the chaos that shut the airport down for days during peak holiday season.…

Fill the gaps in your security knowledge at SANS London April 2019

New and tested training courses cover every angle

Promo  As data thieves and hackers become more numerous, more inventive and more destructive, learning to protect themselves against cybercrime is ever higher on the list of companies' priorities.…

Cops: German suspect, 20, 'confessed' to mass hack of local politicians

Case not linked to international spying, reckon sources. Hmmm

German police said a 20-year-old German man had "confessed" to leaks in connection what the country's media is calling "the Hacker Attack", a years-long data exfiltration campaign against politicians and other public figures.…

Feeling a bit gassy? Toshiba floats 16TB helium whopper

Nine-platter beast serves up high-capacity spinning rust

Toshiba has promised January sample shipments for its MG08 helium-filled disk drive, which inflates current disk recording technology to a record 16TB capacity.…

Big cable trolls big mobile with '10G' trademark application

It stands for 10 gigabits per second connections, so at least it means something

CES 2019  America's cable cabal has used CES to fire up interest in 10Gbps access networks, and in a snipe at the mobile 5G market, the Internet & Television Association (NCTA) has applied to trademark "10G" with the tagline "The Next Great Leap for Broadband".…

Ministry of Justice abandons key plank of £280m IT project

Common Platform Programme to 'reuse' the 'legacy' prosecutors' case wrangling system

Exclusive  Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service has halted one of the core workstreams of its £280m Common Platform Programme, putting three years' of development work on ice in favour of keeping an "end-of-life legacy system" in use.…

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