Google brings its secret health data stockpiling systems to the US

Remember the UK DeepMind scandal? No? Just as well... Google is at it again: storing and analyzing the health data of millions of patients without seeking their consent - and claiming it doesn’t need their consent either. Following a controversial…

Conned out of £400,000, then 'failed' by police

"I felt devastated, absolutely devastated and so guilty. My life collapsed really".Cynthia Tuck remembers the moment she realised she had been conned out of her life savings, and those of her late husband, George.She'd…

Labour promises free jobs retraining for adults

Labour is promising a £3bn plan to offer adults in England free access to retraining to help their job chances and to tackle skills shortages.Shadow education secretary Angela Rayner wants to "throw open the door" to adults…

Apple's credit card probed over sexism claims after women getting stiffed on limits

Blame the algorithms - it's the new 'dog ate my homework' Apple is being probed by New York’s State Department of Financial Services after angry customers accused the algorithms behind its new credit card, Apple Card, of being sexist against…

BlueKeep freakout had little to no impact on patching, say experts

Admins snoozing on patching despite reports of active attacks The flurry of reports in recent weeks of in-the-wild exploits for the Windows RDP 'BlueKeep' security flaw had little impact among those responsible for patching, it seems. This according…

Apple throws Instagram 'stalker' app off store

Apple has banned an app that let people monitor others' activity on Instagram.Like Patrol charged a fee to notify users which posts their friends had "liked" and who they had recently followed.The action comes a month after…

Uber CEO compares pedestrian death to murder of Saudi journalist, saying all should be forgiven

Uber PRs missing the days of Travis Kalanick Opinion Two years ago, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi was brought in to help the company recover from a long series of ethical and moral lapses. But based on an interview this week, it seems the company’s…

Back-2-school hacking: Kaspersky blames pesky script kiddies for rash of DDoS cyber hooliganism

Educational institutions main target during September spike Kasperksy researchers have blamed pesky schoolkids for the big September spike in denial-of-service attacks. They found that more than half of DDoS attacks in the third quarter happen…

UK reaches 10% full-fibre milestone

Just over 10% of British homes now have a full-fibre broadband connection, a study suggests.The figures were compiled by consumer broadband advice site Think Broadband.com, which counts only "live" connections in its…

Tune in this month: El Reg's Chris Mellor talks storage, cloud and much more with Qumulo – and you're all invited

Gather round for this must-watch vid podcast Webcast The Register's storage editor Chris Mellor will interview Qumulo veep Molly Presley in a webcast set to be streamed on 19 November. Over the course of the chat, we will explore the developing…

SpaceX flings another 60 Starlink satellites into orbit in firm's heaviest payload to date

Live from Cape Canaveral: El Reg watches Falcon do its stuff while astronomers worry about the skies The first upgraded batch of Starlink satellites were launched by SpaceX today, marking the fourth reuse of a Falcon 9 booster and the first…

Alibaba Singles' Day shopping frenzy breaks record

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's Singles' Day shopping frenzy has broken records in its 11th year.The world's biggest online shopping event raked in more than $30.8bn (210bn yuan; £23bn) in sales in 16.5 hours of trading,…

Lib Dems propose £10k 'skills wallet'

The Lib Dems are proposing a £10,000 grant for every adult in England to put towards education and training.The money would go into a "skills wallet" over a period of 30 years, to help with the cost of approved courses.The…

'Mummy blogger behind bullying' anonymous account

A "mummy blogger" has apologised for using a different social-media platform to anonymously make negative comments about fellow Instagram influencers.In a post on Instagram, Clemmie Hooper says she hoped to change opinions…

Play store apps to be scanned for malware

Google is beefing up the way it checks if any of the apps uploaded to its Play store are malicious.All new apps will be scanned by malware-spotting tools from three cyber-security companies as well as Google's own in-house…

Fifth of young people bullied in past year - study

A fifth of young people in the UK have been bullied in the past 12 months, an annual report has found.Three out of four people who were bullied said it affected their mental health and nearly half became depressed as a…

Asian business schools: key data for prospective students

Australia AGSM at UNSW Business School AGSM MBA MBA 88 31 119,671 82 Australia Macquarie Graduate School of Management Master of Business Administration MBA 100 36 128,166 81 Australia Melbourne Business School Master of Business Administration MBA 90 36 118,959 51 Australia Melbourne…

Australian business schools immune to reliance on Chinese students

With more than a third of all overseas students in higher education in Australia last year coming from China, debate about the sector relying on the Chinese market has reached fever pitch. However, Australian business schools say their MBA programmes…

Hong Kong business schools weigh effects of protests

Hong Kong and Singapore have been rivals for decades in many sectors but until recently business education was not one of them, mainly because the schools’ geographical locations offer different advantages to students. However, with the Hong…

Corporate governance tops the agenda at Japanese business schools

The case study that Professor Shigeru Asaba uses to introduce its MBA programme is the governance failures at Toshiba, which almost brought down one of the most famous industrial names in Japan. “It raises a whole series of questions from…

International students shun Indian MBA programmes

When Rachit Jain decided to study for an MBA, he talked to friends at US business schools about potentially joining them abroad. But instead he opted to enrol at the Indian School of Business (ISB) in Hyderabad. While going abroad remains tempting…

Asian business schools outpace rest of the world

Asia’s emergence as a centre for business education echoes the rise of China, Singapore and India as global economic powers. The reason is not just that there are more potential applicants with the money and ambition to take a business masters…

Business Education: Asian Business Schools

Business schools in Asia might be younger than their American and European counterparts, but they are establishing themselves quickly. This report looks at the challenges and opportunities facing institutions in the region.

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Why better data can make you run faster

Runner Guillaume Adam wants to go faster, further and for longer. Like many modern runners, the former French national team member uses technology as a key element in helping him hit a new personal best.Gadgets are…

The Chinese suicides prevented by AI from afar

Li Fan, a 21-year-old student, attempted suicide after posting a brief message on the Chinese Twitter-like platform Weibo just after Valentine's Day. "I can't go on anymore. I'm going to give up," he wrote.Soon after, he…

British Steel agrees £70m rescue with Chinese firm

British Steel is set to announce a rescue deal with China's Jingye Group, which could safeguard up to 4,000 jobs in the UK.Jingye Group has agreed in principle to buy British Steel for £70m.It is understood that the government…

'Buy now pay later messed up my credit score'

"I was sitting with the girls talking about buying our first houses and how we would manage."I wasn't too worried, because my credit score was quite good. The next time I checked, it had nearly halved," Erin Phillips says.The…

'I am verbally abused on a daily basis'

Jackie McKenzie, 56, has worked at a supermarket petrol station in Bathgate, Scotland for the last 20 years.During that time, the amount of abuse she has faced while doing her job has been rising."I've been verbally abused…

'Real living wage' rises in pre-Christmas pay bump

Thousands of UK workers will enjoy a pre-Christmas pay bump if their employer is a member of the "real living wage" campaign.Businesses who have signed up to the voluntary scheme will lift their UK hourly rate by 30p to…