Don’t look too closely at what is seeping out of the big Dutch pipe

‘I wonder what our users are surfing for… Oh’
Who, Me? Welcome to Who, Me?, The Register’s weekly confessional of sins, smut and surfing from the seemingly infinite pool of reader misdeeds.…

Yahoo<i>!</i> Groups’ closure and a tale of Oftel: Die-hard users ‘informally’ included telcos

Ofcom: Ahem. Just check our website
The tossing away of user-generated content on Yahoo!’s long-running Groups site on Wednesday was not just bad news for all the hardcore users who are about to lose all their precious things stored there. Many were qu…

Orange you happy to be a customer? Spammy sextortion malware only targeted French ISP

Briefly had screen recording feature too
Sextortion is bad. Malware is bad. Spam is bad. Unhappily for a French ISP’s users, online crooks combined all three in a hideous attempt to extort cash with custom malware that records their on-screen doings, a…

Sod 3G, that can go, but don’t rush to turn off 2G, UK still needs it – report

Used by the elderly in M2M connections and eCall services
In the dash to move everything to next-generation services, mobile operators mustn’t be too hasty to switch off 2G, a report by industry bodies has warned.…

Three UK goes TITSUP*: Down and out for 10 hours and counting

First 123-Reg, now prominent Brit telco. Who’s next?
Updated Three UK has suffered a nine-hour outage and counting, affecting 3G and 4G calls across the entire British Isles.…

Former TalkTalk security director rattles the tin to cover costs of equal pay dispute against UK ISP

Compo pledged to women’s rights charities
A former TalkTalk programme director is crowdfunding the legal costs of an equal pay claim against the budget ISP.…

Conspiracy loons claim victory in Brighton and Hove as council rejects plans to build 5G masts

No next-gen mobile internet for you but, hey, no cancer either
Brighton and Hove has been claimed as the latest victory in the battleground against common sense, with the council agreeing to ban the erection of three 5G masts.…

Her Majesty opens UK Parliament with fantastic tales of gigabit-capable broadband for everyone

But without a majority, it’s more likely to form basis of Tory manifesto than law
The UK government has promised to roll out new legislation to achieve nationwide “gigabit-capable broadband” among 26 bills set out in Parliament’s State Opening today.…

‘Technical error’ threatens Vodafone customers with four-figure roaming fees

Bills as high as £9k, but don’t worry – they’re working on it
Vodafone has apologised for a “technical error” that left customers abroad facing thousands of pounds in roaming fees over the weekend.…