Privacy

Data needs 'standard shipping crates' says SAP CTO

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The only true big data disruption will come from organisations working together, says Khan
16 Jan 2015

Care.data and big data will fill 'dangerous gaps' in NHS and futureproof it with genomics, argues Tim Kelsey

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National director for patients and information Tim Kelsey believes 2015 will be the year big data goes big in the NHS
13 Jan 2015

Privacy campaigner: Why I hope Microsoft loses court case against the NSA

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Case is a smokescreen to allow snooping as usual and we should all avoid the US public cloud until things change, says Caspar Bowden
13 Jan 2015

Cameron calls for more government internet surveillance powers following Charlie Hebdo attack

Prime Minister will revive controversial Snoopers' Charter, should the Conservatives win the general election
12 Jan 2015

Sony Pictures' internal network remains down following November's GoP attack

Sony claims hack hasn't affected operations at the film studio as staff go offline to get work done
12 Jan 2015

Don't use WhiteHat's Aviator browser 'if you’re concerned about security and privacy', warns Google

But WhiteHat hits back at Google, stating that the firm exploits users' private data to make money
12 Jan 2015

NHS was informed that care.data leaflets were ‘not fit for purpose’ before £1m rollout

NHS replied by claiming leaflets had already been sent to the printers and would not be recalled
07 Jan 2015

'Privacy and security implications' of Internet of Things must be addressed, warns US Federal Trade Commission

Edith Ramirez states unregulated IoT could see businesses take 'deeply personal' information without user knowledge
07 Jan 2015

HSCIC readies secure data facility for care.data programme

Long-term secure access solution for care.data is still being considered, but new facility should be ready by March 2015
06 Jan 2015

Facebook acquires voice recognition firm Wit.ai - but can it be trusted to respect our privacy?

Palo Alto firm that 'turns speech into actionable data' likely to be used to target adverts at Facebook users
06 Jan 2015

Computing refresh: All the news you missed over Christmas and New Year

Hacks, more hacks, a secret new web browser, stolen fingerprints and draconian national firewalls. That was the holidays that was
02 Jan 2015

Balancing customer data privacy and exploitation

CIOs of three huge online companies weigh in on how corporations can make the most out of data without compromising consumer privacy
23 Dec 2014

Care.data: Caldicott calls for NHS to answer areas of concern

If answers satisfy Caldicott and the independent panel, Care.data will go ahead as an 'opt-out' scheme
18 Dec 2014

Top 10 IT security stories of 2014

Computing looks back at some of the more significant IT and enterprise security stories to take place this year.
16 Dec 2014

Cornwall Council sent information about salaries and redundancies to wrong staff in data breach

Council blames 'data transfer error' for breach that affected at least 50 employees
15 Dec 2014

MPs say Care.data programme should be put on hold

All Party Parliamentary Group report says there is a lack of clarity about the project and says it 'would be correct to halt the programme'
12 Dec 2014

Microsoft returns to court to protect customers from US government data grabs

The US government wouldn't like it if 'the boot were on the other foot', says Microsoft legal counsel Brad Smith
09 Dec 2014

GCHQ’s Tempora programme deemed legal by Investigatory Powers Tribunal

Tribunal has asked for more submissions but said the system of mass surveillance disclosed by Snowden could in principle, be lawful
05 Dec 2014

More control needed for biometrics in smartphones, says ex-GCHQ boss

Apple's iPhone 6 fingerprint scanner is secure now, but it's only a matter of time before cyber criminals find a way in, says Sir John Adye
01 Dec 2014

Four arrests in UK for 'Ratting' computer hijacks

Another 11 individuals in Estonia, France, Italy, Latvia, Norway and Romania also arrested in connection with the same crime
21 Nov 2014

Russian website allows UK webcam and baby monitor feeds to be watched online, warns ICO

Data watchdog urges UK citizens to use strong passwords to prevent hackers from tapping into their cameras
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

Drones 'used to harass people' and 'for criminal conduct' say police

Lords inquiry hears unmanned flying devices already being used for 'malicious' acts
18 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