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

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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

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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

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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

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