Danny is a Staff Writer for Computing. With experience in online and broadcast journalism, he joined Computing in August 2012 after over two years working in the video games industry press. He graduated with a Master's degree in Multimedia Broadcast Journalism from University College Falmouth in 2008, after previously completing a BA in Politics at the University of Exeter.

Articles & blogs by Danny Palmer

Vodafone denies working with government to create network for spying on citizens

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Snowden files suggest Cable & Wireless - now part of Vodafone - was heavily involved in spying on citizens
23 Nov 2014

Valve deploys Splunk to monitor Steam performance

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Could Splunk play a role in the launch should Half-Life 3 ever be released?
21 Nov 2014

Malicious phishing attacks are far more effective than most businesses realise, claims expert

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Neira Jones tells Computing that too many businesses are failing to give cyber security the priority it deserves
20 Nov 2014

RBS fined £56m for massive IT failures

IT meltdown in summer 2012 left customers exposed, says Financial Conduct Authority
20 Nov 2014

IBM patents 'data privacy engine' to simplify and secure international e-business

Data privacy engine will help businesses protect personal data as it is transferred between countries, including across private clouds, claims IBM
20 Nov 2014

VMware gives Carisbrooke Shipping ‘extra peace of mind’ for sailing the seas

Daniel Lewandowski, IT manager at Carisbrooke Shipping, explains how VMware vCloud Air has benefited the firm
19 Nov 2014

BlackBerry-Samsung MDM security partnership is ‘positive for enterprise’

Deal means Samsung benefits from BlackBerry’s security reputation, while BlackBerry can move away from its ‘practically over’ hardware business
19 Nov 2014

Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft and others call on US Senate to limit NSA surveillance

Reform Government Surveillence Group urges US legislators to pass USA Freedom Act in open letter
17 Nov 2014

SAP and Oracle finally settle long-running illegal downloads dispute

Two firms settle after seven long years of battling
17 Nov 2014

Apples to go - IT director Andy Chalklin on how iPhones and iPads are helping Pret A Manger to provide better service to coffee lovers

Andy Chalklin, director of IT at Pret, explains why he opted for iPhone over Android, and why the firm hasn't jumped into big data
13 Nov 2014

Yahoo buys video ad firm BrightRoll as rumours surface of plot to oust CEO Marissa Mayer

Yahoo makes another acquisition, but top shareholders are said to be exploring the possibility of a merger with AOL
12 Nov 2014

'BlackBerry has survived, now we look at growth,' says CEO John Chen

One year on from taking over smartphone firm, BlackBerry CEO John Chen believes the worst is over
10 Nov 2014

Top 10 IT news stories of the week: Microsoft and HMRC look at past errors while smaller database providers look to big future

This week's stop stories, as judged by Computing readers
07 Nov 2014

Germany and Brazil propose UN resolution re-write to condemn 'highly intrusive act' of NSA surveillance

Two countries, both victims of NSA spying, want United Nations to condemn snooping
07 Nov 2014

Betting on testing, mobile and DevOps - an interview with City Index Group CIO Mike Lear

City Index group CIO Mike Lear tells Danny Palmer how continuous testing, DevOps and a focus on mobile are helping to keep the spread betting firm ahead of the game
07 Nov 2014