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Global governments negotiating ‘mega trade deal’ to threaten internet freedoms and international privacy, alleges ‘leaked’ report

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Cross-border information exchange and ISP management are focus
19 Dec 2014

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

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

Microsoft returns to court to protect customers from US government data grabs

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The US government wouldn't like it if 'the boot were on the other foot', says Microsoft legal counsel Brad Smith
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

Theresa May to introduce plans for new internet snooping powers

Plans to match individual users with IP addresses to be put to MPs
23 Nov 2014

Intel Capital invests $62m in 16 new companies with focus on cloud, mobile, IoT and analytics

Investment arm of chip-maker Intel is to invest a total of $355m this year
06 Nov 2014

Hungary suspends internet tax plans after international protests

Vociferous criticism at home and abroad leads to climbdown by Hungarian government
31 Oct 2014

Australian data retention laws to be used to combat download piracy

Australian equivalent of Communications Data Bill will enable a wide range of agencies to access internet users' database, admits police chief
30 Oct 2014

Backbytes: America – a nation of online trolls

One-quarter of Americans admit to being online trolls – terrific work, America!
27 Oct 2014

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

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

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

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