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Backbytes: Paypal-using merchant? Strapped for cash? Just take it – it's a feature, says Paypal

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Paypal 'bug' that enables merchants to take unlimited amounts from accounts is a feature, not a bug, according to Paypal
23 Jul 2014

Backbytes: Government plans to license porn on a global scale

Could images like these be accidentally filtered by the ISP pornography filters
The mind boggles: Latest criminal justice bill contains ambitious plan for the UK to license every porn site in the whole world.
22 Jul 2014

Backbytes: Winston Smith's new job...

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Ministry of Truth backs down on contempt-of-court web take-down proposals
02 Jul 2014

Google must prevent illegal access to our content, says News Corp

Phone-hacking media giant unhappy about with Google search algorithms that let downloaders 'steal' its TV shows
09 Jun 2014

Google to spend up to $3bn on satellites to extend global internet coverage

180 units could orbit Earth to extend internet access to every corner of the globe
03 Jun 2014

Huawei promises 10x faster Wi-Fi speeds than currently available

IEEE 802.11ax specification is the secret sauce
02 Jun 2014

ICO gives companies time to work out how 'right to be forgotten' will be implemented

Data protection registrars across Europe to push for unified approach
22 May 2014

Google announces lower than expected revenues and profits for its first quarter

Online advertising rates remain soft - especially for mobile - warns Google
17 Apr 2014

US claims EU plans to build ring-fenced network may 'break global trade rules'

Warning comes as US and EU negotiate treaty that will make it easier for multinationals to sue governments over trade
07 Apr 2014

US to give up control of top-level DNS

Shock decision may be connected to Brazil's anger over NSA snooping on Petrobras ahead of ICANN meeting in that country
17 Mar 2014

Alibaba boasts of impending $140bn US IPO as e-commerce dominance dips

Chinese e-commerce giant still controls 45.1 per cent of country's market
17 Mar 2014

Google gives UK government “super flagger” status for YouTube

"Unsavoury", but not illegal videos will be flagged, says security minister James Brokenshire
13 Mar 2014

Internet and mobiles now more addictive than TV - survey

Social media not so habit forming and there's more kindness than cruelty, finds Pew
28 Feb 2014

Rakuten acquires messaging app Viber for £540m

Play.com owner plans to build "consumer engagement platform" with service
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

Twitter reports 2013 net loss of £396m and limited growth

Discouraging results for company only three months after IPO
06 Feb 2014

UK regional comms exchanges are not “dark, satanic mills” and are “missed opportunity” says LINX CEO

The UK's shipbuilding days are long gone and digital infrastructure is the future, says the man in charge of 80 per cent of the country’s net data flow
29 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

Google acquires Nest Labs for $3.2bn

Thermostat and smoke alarm maker was founded by two former Apple execs
14 Jan 2014

ISP porn filters block sex education, rape support sites

Sexual health advice, porn addiction resources and domestic abuse aid also barred
19 Dec 2013

JP Morgan moves in to patent Bitcoin-like payment systems

System to stay anonymous, with bonus of saving wiring fees
11 Dec 2013

Internet traffic 'hijacked' and routed through Belarus and Iceland – Renesys

Renesys claims that internet traffic from key cities has been deliberately re-routed several times this year
21 Nov 2013

eBay buys delivery firm Shutl as it aims to offer one-hour deliveries in the UK

'We're making fundamental changes to our business,' says eBay Marketplaces president Devin Wenig
23 Oct 2013

Websites tracking users via 'device fingerprinting' - report

European researchers have discovered an increasing number of websites tracking users without their knowledge using 'device fingerprinting'
15 Oct 2013