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Heartbleed - 300,000 systems still not secure

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Even a decade from now, critical systems could be vulnerable, claims security researcher
23 Jun 2014

European Court of Justice to investigate Facebook-NSA privacy fears

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Privacy campaigner Max Schrems wants investigation on how the NSA uses EU Facebook users' data
19 Jun 2014

Facebook goes down in unprecedented outage

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Morning outage for popular social networking website
19 Jun 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

Facebook to open second data centre in Sweden

Open Compute Project design will be most efficient data centre in the world, claims Facebook and Emerson
09 May 2014

Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter band together against 'net neutrality' plan

More than 100 tech firms sign letter opposing plans by FCC commmissioners
08 May 2014

Google, Facebook, Amazon unite in a bid to ensure Heartbleed doesn't happen again

13 technology giants team up with The Linux Foundation to support ‘critical’ open source projects
24 Apr 2014

Facebook profits triple as mobile ad sales surge

Revenue soars 72 per cent to $2.5bn
24 Apr 2014

Facebook eyes mobile payment service for Europe - report

E-money service would enable users to make payments and transfer funds to others
14 Apr 2014

ING Bank selects HortonWorks ahead of Cloudera in a bid to exploit big data

Dutch bank wants to cut costs and improve services by replacing ageing data warehouse with a Hadoop data platform
04 Apr 2014

Big Data Summit 2014: Youth social media oversharing “a real challenge” for workplace data privacy

Solicitor Robert Bond tells Computing's Big Data Summit 2014 about a time a work placement girl almost revealed a confidential deal to Facebook
27 Mar 2014

Big Data Summit 2014: ‘Data scientists are like yetis - there aren’t many of them’ - HP

The size issue of big data is no longer an problem, but lack of data scientists is, says HP's big data solution marketing director
27 Mar 2014

Facebook acquires Oculus Rift VR headset firm for $2bn

“After games, we're going to make Oculus a platform for many other experiences” says Zuckerberg
25 Mar 2014

Less than a third of Cyber Security Challenge finalists have found a job in cyber security

Cabinet Office says that 'almost a third of face 2 face and masterclass contestants find a career in IT security'
18 Mar 2014

WhatsApp users have nothing to fear from Facebook, says CEO

"Respect for your privacy is coded into our DNA," Jan Koum says
18 Mar 2014

Social media “crimes” increase by one-third in three years

Kent and Hampshire are the epicentre of "online hate", according to police figures
13 Mar 2014

Facebook’s Instagram 'signs $50m advertising deal' with Omnicom

Deal could see likes of Pepsi, Microsoft and AT&T posting videos and photos on mobile photo-sharing app
10 Mar 2014

Stop using WhatsApp now that it has been acquired by Facebook, warns privacy regulator

Facebook will exploit users' data as it attempts to monetise its services, according to Thilo Weichert
21 Feb 2014

Facebook buys WhatsApp for $19bn – with founders and staff sharing $3bn

Biggest-ever tech-sector takeover values WhatsApp users at $42 each
20 Feb 2014

Debenhams: Social media analysis is helpful, but not when it is computer generated

Retailer tells Computing that its own staff analyse Twitter and Facebook comments
14 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

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

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

Google to acquire London artificial intelligence start-up DeepMind

Deal for AI firm, which helped launch the Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab, could reach $400m
27 Jan 2014