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Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft and others call on US Senate to limit NSA surveillance

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Reform Government Surveillence Group urges US legislators to pass USA Freedom Act in open letter
17 Nov 2014

Was GCHQ's Robert Hannigan right or wrong to call on tech firms to help with terrorism threat?

GCHQ Cheltenham
Two Computing journalists butt heads over whether GCHQ should be assisted, or condemned
06 Nov 2014

Backbytes: America – a nation of online trolls

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

Backbytes: David Davis MP has a Twitter account of a different kind

Are you on Twitter? Sort of...
24 Oct 2014

Backbytes: Braintree GP surgery's zero-tolerance of social-media whiners

“Rude” people complaining online given warning by Braintree practice manager
12 Aug 2014

Regulators must catch up with the speed of technological development - fast!

John McKinlay, partner at law firm DLA Piper, argues that it's time for a fresh approach, where laws are put in place before new technology becomes widely adopted
07 Aug 2014

Tweetdeck 'hack': rudimentary, but still widely shared

The XSS vulnerability in Tweetdeck showed just how easily scripts can be run on user devices from a simple security flaw.
12 Jun 2014

Evernote latest to be struck by DDoS attack

Users of notetaking and archiving software left unable to synchronise files
11 Jun 2014

Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter band together against 'net neutrality' plan

More than 100 tech firms sign letter opposing plans by FCC commmissioners
08 May 2014

Twitter tanks as losses rise and growth slows

Is the second dot-com bubble close to bursting point? Twitter growth slows as the company posts huge accounting loss
30 Apr 2014

Big Data Summit 2014: eBay, TfL and others use social analytics to improve customer service

Major organisations in different industries are monitoring social channels to improve their services
28 Mar 2014

Social media “crimes” increase by one-third in three years

Kent and Hampshire are the epicentre of "online hate", according to police figures
13 Mar 2014

Debenhams: Social media analysis is helpful, but not when it is computer generated

Retailer tells Computing that its own staff analyse Twitter and Facebook comments
14 Feb 2014

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

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

Microsoft buys Parature to boost Dynamics CRM platform

Self-service knowledge base and social media integration aimed at helping organisations to better connect with their customers
08 Jan 2014

Obama to meet with tech CEOs on NSA, HealthCare.gov issues

US President will seek advice from Apple, Google, Microsoft and Salesforce
17 Dec 2013

Eight tech firms call for changes to US government surveillance

The likes of Google, Apple, Microsoft and Facebook all involved in 'Reform Government Surveillance' alliance
09 Dec 2013

RBS and NatWest IT nightmare continues with glitch on Cyber Monday

Thousands of customers unable to access accounts or pay using their bank cards
03 Dec 2013

Apple buys Twitter analytics firm Topsy

Company thought to have paid $200m for start-up
03 Dec 2013

Morgan Stanley lowers value of Google, Facebook, LinkedIn and other key internet companies

Stocks move from “attractive” to “in-line” in new judgement
12 Nov 2013

Twitter shares leap 73 per cent at stock market debut

Twitter now valued at £19bn after just one day's trading on the New York Stock Exchange
08 Nov 2013

O2 outage only affected “one per cent of customers”

Outage affecting phone, text and data has left customers wanting compensation
04 Oct 2013

Twitter hopes to raise $1bn in IPO, despite lack of profit

Investors will be wary of the social media firm's financials, as well as a succession of internet IPO flops
04 Oct 2013

US government: 'Tech firms should not be allowed to publish data requests'

Claims that 'adversaries' would be able to switch providers if they knew which companies the government is working with
03 Oct 2013