Communications

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

Theresa May to introduce plans for new internet snooping powers

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Plans to match individual users with IP addresses to be put to MPs
23 Nov 2014

Firefox dumps Google for Yahoo as default search tool

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Mayer describes deal as 'most significant partnership for Yahoo in five years'
21 Nov 2014

Yahoo Mail down as undersea cable is severed

Not known when normal service will be resumed
21 Nov 2014

Computing's top 10 tech stories of the week: Facebook at Work, Azure outages and good news for BlackBerry

What were the big technology news stories of the past seven days? Read on, to find out
20 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

Intel's luxury bracelet will connect users to Facebook, Google and Yelp

Unlike Apple's Watch, Intel won't need a smartphone for connectivity as it has its own AT&T data plan
18 Nov 2014

How to keep BYOD on the right side of the law

Without strict guidelines, a bring your own device policy can drag an organisation into a nightmare of fines, lawsuits and data breaches, warns lawyer Callum Sinclair
18 Nov 2014

Facebook at Work to compete with LinkedIn, Google and Microsoft

Users can keep their personal and professional profiles separate if they prefer
17 Nov 2014

BYOD is cheaper, faster, more adaptable, and here to stay

The stats don't lie, as Gartner, TechNavio and Computing Research show us
17 Nov 2014

'Patent troll' defeated by Apple, Acer, Dell and HP over Ethernet intellectual property claims

Technology giants defeat intellectual property holding company over Ethernet patents
13 Nov 2014

What really happened to Juniper’s CEO, who stepped down after 'conduct in connection with… a particular customer'?

Replacement already named as Rami Rahim – but what went down?
12 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

Will software-defined networking herald 'the rise of the stupid network'?

It's taken the best part of 15 years, but with data centre operators seriously examining and rolling out software-defined networking the age of the 'stupid network' might finally be upon us
11 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

More mobile spectrum for 4G to be auctioned off next year

Regulator Ofcom says another auction for 2.3GHz and 3.4GHz bands will boost mobile internet capacity
10 Nov 2014

Are appliance-like converged infrastructures the solution to data centre challenges?

As data centres become more complex, many organisations are turning to the appliance-like approach offered by converged infrastructure
07 Nov 2014

SaaS keeps things simple: an interview with Telefonica CIO Brendan O’Rourke

Telefonica CIO Brendan O’Rourke talks to Stuart Sumner about his single-stack SaaS philosophy, outsourcing, and how legacy problems can be very apparent to your customers
06 Nov 2014

‘BlackBerry market share down from 15 per cent to 0.8 per cent in two years,’ says City Index Group CIO

But financial spread betting firm still developing for BlackBerry users to ensure every customer is catered for, Mike Lear tells Computing
06 Nov 2014

From slow lane to fast lane - the networking bottleneck

The phrase 'the network is the computer' was first coined in the mid-1980s, but it's never been more true than today. However, too many organisations have their data centres on the digital equivalent of a B-road rather than a super-highway
04 Nov 2014

Three UK's mobile data charges - how they add up

COO Graham Baxter talks roaming charges and the challenge of calculating mobile data bills
04 Nov 2014

West Yorkshire Police to equip 7,000 officers with Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphones

Deployment of mobile devices across the force designed to let police spend more time on the front line
03 Nov 2014

Backbytes: Big Brother is watching what you eat

Apple iBeacons to be used by US Department of Health to harass staff into healthier eating.
01 Nov 2014

Airwave emergency services' communications system costs SIX TIMES more than it should – Liam Maxwell

Emergency services communications contract costing £450m every year when it could be done for just £70m, says government CTO Liam Maxwell
31 Oct 2014