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

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

Lenient EU Google antitrust decision 'fatally flawed'

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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’

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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

'It's just a case of when mobile is going to be more than half our traffic' - Net-A-Porter IT director

Richard Lloyd-Williams tells Computing that the luxury fashion retailer sees a big future in mobile sales
06 Jan 2014

NSA harvests millions of personal email and IM contact lists

Average of 500,000 address books collected a day, according to latest Snowden revelations
15 Oct 2013

MPs criticise Google's 'derisory' efforts to prevent piracy

Culture, Media and Sport Committee says web giant needs to do more to curb illegal films and music
26 Sep 2013

Prism spying damaging web users' trust, says Zuckerberg

Facebook CEO argues that US government needs to be more transparent about surveillance
19 Sep 2013

Facebook shares hit all-time high

Social media firm's stock valued at highest point since entering the market
12 Sep 2013

Zuckerberg and Mayer hit back at Prism critics

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer says she could go to jail for not complying, while Zuckerberg says government did a bad job
12 Sep 2013

Yahoo transparency report shows extent of government snooping

The US tops list of countries making requests for user information to Yahoo
09 Sep 2013

Yahoo beats Google in US web traffic

Company receives more visitors than rival for first time in over two years
23 Aug 2013

Spam rises, now counts for 70 per cent of emails

Kaspersky quarterly report suggests corporate emails are being increasingly targeted
07 Aug 2013

Yahoo expands research labs to investigate emerging tech

50 PhDs to be hired to examine the likes of big data and AI
05 Aug 2013

Sharp rise in government requests for Twitter user data

Twitter's transparency report shows 40 per cent jump in requests by the authorities for private information, including IP addresses and email contacts
01 Aug 2013

Cameron's recommended porn filter operated by Huawei

Prime Minister praised web filter, which turns out to be operated by controversial Chinese firm
26 Jul 2013

Microsoft Build 2013: Azure Mobile Services and Azure Web Sites become generally available

Multiple platform and device focus extends to the cloud and backend
27 Jun 2013