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WhatsApp launches web messenger for browsers

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But Apple Mac users won't be able to use it due to 'platform limitations'
22 Jan 2015

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

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

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

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

Facebook challenges YouTube's video dominance with QuickFire and Wit.ai acquisitions

Start-ups gain huge audience in Facebook deal, as social network aims to encourage users to ditch YouTube in favour of its own service
09 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

MPs call for social media firms to simplify terms and conditions on data use as Twitter reveals plans to track users' apps

'Most people click yes to terms and conditions contracts without reading them, because they are often laughably long and written in the kind of legalese you need a law degree from the USA to understand,' says Andrew Miller MP
28 Nov 2014

European Parliament votes in favour of breaking up Google

But landmark vote unlikely to make any impact
27 Nov 2014

Foxtons selects Six Degrees Group cloud infrastructure to underpin website operations

Estate agent website is becoming increasingly important in the competative housing and rental market
26 Nov 2014

Firefox dumps Google for Yahoo as default search tool

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

No regrets over leaving the Amazon cloud, says Marks & Spencer

'We still have problems but now we can fix them; we always used to have problems but previously we couldn't fix them,' says M&S's Keith Goldthorpe
20 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

Why mobile is a must for Mothercare

Speaking at Demandware Xchange '14, Harpinder Singh, mobile commerce manager for Mothercare and Early Learning Centre, explains why mobile is so important
08 Oct 2014

Google fights back against News Corp accusation that it's 'a platform for piracy'

Web firm responds to Rupert Murdoch's open letter with a blog post
26 Sep 2014

Facebook profits soar as mobile advertising grows to 62 per cent of revenues

Facebook's stock price quadruples in two years as mobile advertising push pays off
24 Jul 2014

Lenient EU Google antitrust decision 'fatally flawed'

Open letter to European Commission says there will be 'catastrophic consequences' for Google's smaller competitors if harsher penalties aren't applied
23 Jul 2014

Fears over Facebook’s new listening feature becoming ‘yet another spying tool’

Social network unveils addition to smartphone app to enable ‘easier sharing’ but sceptics warn about potential privacy concerns
22 May 2014

Yahoo beats Q1 revenue expectations, despite profits slump

Struggling web firm boosted by Chinese internet firm Alibaba as CEO Marissa 'buoyed by growth'
16 Apr 2014

Sell Hack, the email-revealing LinkedIn plug-in, shuts down... for now

Browser extension shuts down after a cease and desist order from LinkedIn but vows to return after "record signups"
02 Apr 2014

European Commission divided over Google antitrust deal

One third of Commissioners question Joaquin Almunia's decision to come to an agreement following three-year investigation
14 Feb 2014

Government in talks with web firms to block 'extremist' web content

Move aims to block access to violent videos and would also encompass some types of pornography
10 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

Mobile ads help boost Facebook revenue 63 per cent

53 per cent of advertising revenue comes from mobile compared with nothing two years ago
30 Jan 2014

Marissa Mayer fires Yahoo COO de Castro after just a year in the post

No direct reason given for CEO’s 'difficult decision'
16 Jan 2014

Sack security personnel who can't say why they're adding security - Dr Ian Levy, CESG

Information assurance body technical director says more security doesn't always mean better security
14 Jan 2014