Privacy

When is an opt-out not an opt-out? When it's a care.data opt-out

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Details of patients that opt out of care.data will still be uploaded into the centralised system
10 Feb 2014

Nadella’s key challenges

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Microsoft’s new CEO, Satya Nadella, faces a number of challenges, big and small, as he takes the helm at the software giant
07 Feb 2014

NSA monitored former German leader Gerhard Schroeder's phone

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Latest revelations reveal more phone-tapping of world leaders by US spies
05 Feb 2014

Only one in 10 firms assign a monetary value to data they hold – report

A third of firms have not even attempted to value information assets they hold
04 Feb 2014

Opera co-founder von Tetzchner offers Icelandic encrypted file storage service

Vivaldi.net 'a safer alternative' for those worried by NSA surveillance
03 Feb 2014

Cloud conundrum at Deloitte: An interview with CIO Matt Peers

Deloitte’s CIO tells Sooraj Shah of his hope that clients will fully trust the cloud in the next three years
31 Jan 2014

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison dismisses customers’ NSA snooping concerns

"It's so secure, there are people that complain," claims Ellison
30 Jan 2014

BAFTA user data potentially stolen after website "compromised"

BAFTA Guru website victim of a security breach and users warned they may want to change passwords
30 Jan 2014

Tesco first to trial Weve, the mobile display service from EE, Vodafone and O2

Weve aims to deliver targeted ads using opted-in customers' anonymised data
29 Jan 2014

GCHQ 'snooped on YouTube and Facebook' and analysed data using Splunk

Spy agency had real-time data on Facebook 'likes', YouTube and Blogger visits
29 Jan 2014

Angry Birds and other unsecured phone apps targeted by NSA and GCHQ

More Snowden leaks suggest spooks have cracked mapping, gaming and even swinging apps
28 Jan 2014

NSA privacy fears driving business back to UK hosting providers

UKFast CEO Lawrence Jones says British companies want to bring their data back to Blighty to prevent snooping
28 Jan 2014

FBI claims it cloned Tor Mail mail server and mailboxes in 2013

Court filing reveals archive copies of entire anonymous mail service made
28 Jan 2014

Firms who need cyber insurance the most not getting insured – KPMG

Premiums are lower for companies that have reasonable controls, leading to unprotected firms being priced out
28 Jan 2014

Data Protection Day: What should be done about web firms' exploitation of personal data?

To mark Data Protection Day, Computing asked the experts if and how web firms' data use should be reined in
28 Jan 2014

US government enables tech firms to release more NSA spying data

Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook and LinkedIn can publish aggregate number of national security requests they receive
28 Jan 2014

German court orders Google to block Max Mosley sex party images

Web search giant will appeal, saying ruling contravenes European law
27 Jan 2014

NSA data collection ruled illegal by privacy oversight board

Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board says surveillance scheme should end
24 Jan 2014

Google chief Schmidt says middle-class jobs could be wiped out by IT

It is a 'race between computers and people', he says
24 Jan 2014

Verizon transparency report reveals increase in US government data requests

But telecoms firm prohibited from revealing data it submits to NSA
23 Jan 2014

Microsoft to store foreign customer data outside US to prevent NSA snooping

Microsoft breaks ranks with other tech firms with new policy
23 Jan 2014

Google "complained at great length" to NSA after snooping revelations

Chairman Eric Schmidt says Google had no knowledge of NSA surveillance prior to Snowden leaks
22 Jan 2014

Patients’ data 'can't be used for marketing or selling insurance premiums', says NHS

But NHS still needs to raise awareness of Care.data, says patient privacy campaigner
21 Jan 2014

Data protection : 2014 and beyond

Andrew Dyson, partner at law firm DLA Piper, explains what the impending EU data protection regulation has in store
20 Jan 2014