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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

Yahoo Mail down as undersea cable is severed

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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

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

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

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

Hungary suspends internet tax plans after international protests

Vociferous criticism at home and abroad leads to climbdown by Hungarian government
31 Oct 2014

Australian data retention laws to be used to combat download piracy

Australian equivalent of Communications Data Bill will enable a wide range of agencies to access internet users' database, admits police chief
30 Oct 2014

BT expands 10Gbps Ethernet fibre network connections

Manchester, Leeds and Slough sites aim to meet business connectivity and speed needs
29 Oct 2014

HTML5 reaches 'recommendation' standard at W3C – after 10 years in sometimes fractious development

Will HTML5 kill off Adobe Flash and Microsoft Silverlight as the standard finally reaches 'recommendation' status?
29 Oct 2014

DDoS attacks increase almost four times in size and volume in just one year

Akamai reports a 366 per cent increase in average peak packets per second as DDoS attacks boom in both number and potency
27 Oct 2014

Backbytes: Strict liability offences – they're grrrrrreat!

Charges against bus driver accused of receiving 'extreme pornography' dropped when Crown Prosecution Service admitted the video was a fake
27 Oct 2014

Backbytes: America – a nation of online trolls

One-quarter of Americans admit to being online trolls – terrific work, America!
27 Oct 2014

Backbytes: David Davis MP has a Twitter account of a different kind

Are you on Twitter? Sort of...
24 Oct 2014

For Tesco, Sainsbury's, Homebase, Morrisons and others, the information revolution wrought by the internet has only just begun

Falling sales and closures at major retailers aren't just down to competition from online rivals, discounters or 'austerity' – it's the information revolution wrought by the internet that is exposing retailers' dirty marketing secrets
24 Oct 2014

Why Apple and Samsung could be heading for a fall along with the smartphone market that made them

The smartphone market is looking increasingly unsustainable as icons of the industry - such as Nokia, BlackBerry and Motorola - tumble, and even established giants, such as Samsung, start to struggle
23 Oct 2014

Backbytes: Mad Hungarian plan to tax every gigabyte of data

'Who needs economic growth?', ask Hungarian politicians, as they look to tax people's data downloads
23 Oct 2014

David Davis MP: Only a minority of MPs care about internet privacy - and even fewer know much about technology

'Even the ministers in charge of this don't have the first bloody idea of what they are doing,' says Davis
23 Oct 2014

Data generated by connected devices should be considered personal, says data protection authorities

Data protection authorities call for data protection laws to be extended to the internet of things
22 Oct 2014

Why is Salesforce so expensive?

Or is it? CIOs disagree as to the value provided by the software-as-a-service firm
21 Oct 2014

Google profits drop by five per cent year-on-year

Missed analyst target causes three per cent share price fall
17 Oct 2014

Poodle security bug 'not as bad as Heartbleed'

Vulnerability found by Google researchers is not as serious as Shellshock or Heartbleed but is still a concern
16 Oct 2014

Backbytes: Apple and Facebook with frozen egg on faces

Silicon Valley companies pay for female staff to freeze their ova
15 Oct 2014

British Bluetooth chip designer CSR snapped up by Qualcomm for £1.56bn

Cambridge Silicon Radio, a start-up from the last dot.com boom, sells out to US chip giant
15 Oct 2014