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ICO orders Google to change 'vague' policy on data collection

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Google told to improve information on how it protects users' YouTube, Gmail and Google+ data
30 Jan 2015

Peterborough City Council wants to drop 'expensive' Microsoft for open source and collaborative tools

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'We've looked at applications like Word and Excel and actually find that most people in the council use them very rarely nowadays,' Richard Godfrey, ICT, strategy, infrastructure and programme manager tells Computing
19 Jan 2015

Google angers Microsoft (again) with another security flaw disclosure

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Microsoft claims that Google's disclosures increase the risk of zero-day exploits
16 Jan 2015

Security threats of connected medical devices

With 30 million people walking around with high-tech medical devices on them, Gary Newe, technical director F5 Networks, discusses just how safe they are
13 Jan 2015

Box finally gives green light to IPO

After withdrawing March 2014 filing, Box is finally going ahead with its IPO, which values the firm at more than $1.5bn
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

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

Oracle acquires Datalogix

Companies who advertise on Facebook use Datalogix to measure in-store sales generated from their ad campaigns
23 Dec 2014

EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager questions Google's rivals over search and advertising

EU's Google probe continues with questioning of rivals expected to finish in January
11 Dec 2014

Cloud represents 'the next cycle in computing' and successful start-ups prove it, says Google

Barak Regev also tells Bloomberg Enterprise Technology Summit that mobile is 'the gasoline' of cloud
09 Dec 2014

Over half the ads we show are never seen, admits Google

56 per cent of ad impressions served by Google are displayed outside the browser window, admits report
08 Dec 2014

Insurance firms expect to acquire digital start-ups to give them a competitive edge

But many acquisitions are just 'exploratory', and a fifth of firms are yet to put together a digital strategy at all
08 Dec 2014

Intel pens deal with Luxottica to create smart eyewear

Ray-Ban and Oakley sunglasses manufacturer is already working with Google to make Glass available on the high street
03 Dec 2014

How insurers should make sure they don’t get left behind in the digital age

Insurers can't rely on self-taught staff any longer, they need to employ experts in the digital field, says RSA's Ian Hood
01 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

European Parliament votes in favour of breaking up Google

But landmark vote unlikely to make any impact
27 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

Facebook at Work to compete with LinkedIn, Google and Microsoft

Users can keep their personal and professional profiles separate if they prefer
17 Nov 2014

Android creator Andy Rubin leaves Google, switching robotics for startups

Mobile platform talent Andy Rubin leaves to focus on helping other technology startups
31 Oct 2014

Why Apple and Samsung could be heading for a fall along with the smartphone market that made them

The smartphone market is looking increasingly unsustainable as icons of the industry - such as Nokia, BlackBerry and Motorola - tumble, and even established giants, such as Samsung, start to struggle
23 Oct 2014

How cloud computing - and other new technology - could lead to the destruction of humanity

Cloud computing is one of a slew of emerging technologies that, together, could render humanity redundant
17 Oct 2014

Top 10 news stories of the week: Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Maxwell and Satya Nadella all 'popular' for different reasons...

This week, Apple released a slew of new shiny things, news of which is always popular with readers. But will the coverage make the top spot in Computing's weekly top 10?
17 Oct 2014

Google profits drop by five per cent year-on-year

Missed analyst target causes three per cent share price fall
17 Oct 2014

Poodle security bug 'not as bad as Heartbleed'

Vulnerability found by Google researchers is not as serious as Shellshock or Heartbleed but is still a concern
16 Oct 2014