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For Tesco, Sainsbury's, Homebase, Morrisons and others, the information revolution wrought by the internet has only just begun

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Falling sales and closures at major retailers aren't just down to competition from online rivals, discounters or 'austerity' – it's the information revolution wrought by the internet that is exposing retailers' dirty marketing secrets
24 Oct 2014

Data generated by connected devices should be considered personal, says data protection authorities

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Data protection authorities call for data protection laws to be extended to the internet of things
22 Oct 2014

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

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

Google: 18,000 UK requests under 'right to be forgotten'

UK outdone by France and Germany in requests to Google to de-link material
13 Oct 2014

Intel working on wireless PCs and $1,000 luxury smart bracelet

Chip giant also plans wireless charging phone covers and wire-free PC-to-monitor connectivity
15 Sep 2014

Former US government cyber security chief used Tor to trawl for paedophile images

FBI put malware onto websites only accessible on Tor to identify and track criminals using Tor
28 Aug 2014

Backbytes: Top Gear and porn – what North Korean internet users are downloading

Anything that launches Guardian readers into fits of splenetic, spittle-flecked rage is good with us
15 Aug 2014

Internet crashes worldwide as routers run out of memory

Ageing internet hardware struggling to keep up with internet growth, causing a series of crashes – with worse to come
14 Aug 2014

Backbytes: Someone sent you some unsolicited smut? You may be prosecuted for it

How to get someone you don't like into trouble: just send them some filth and call the police
06 Aug 2014

Backbytes: First, they came for the bloggers...

Inspired by Leveson, Russian law obliging bloggers to register with state regulator comes into force today
01 Aug 2014

Tor developers rush to plug security hole that could identify users

Exploit developed by Carnegie Mellon University enables attackers to identify Tor users
31 Jul 2014

EU right to be forgotten 'wrong and unworkable'

'Right to be forgotten' ought to be forgotten, according to Parliamentary report
30 Jul 2014

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

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

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...

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