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ICO orders Google to change 'vague' policy on data collection

Information Commissioner's Office
Google told to improve information on how it protects users' YouTube, Gmail and Google+ data
30 Jan 2015

Ministry of Justice loses 'sensitive data' related to police killings after sending discs in the post

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Information about police shootings of Azelle Rodney and Mark Duggan 'lost in the post'
30 Jan 2015

Government assessing benefits of data-sharing and open data in banking

e-banking
Government wants more competition in banking and better deals for customers as it aims to support growth of UK 'fintech' sector
30 Jan 2015

EU-wide data protection registrar? New call for pan-European data protection authority

Belgian government to push for data protection authority that would govern across Europe
30 Jan 2015

QWERTY keystroke logger linked with Regin - and GCHQ

Cricket the clue as Kaspersky fingers "five eyes" as author of QWERTY keystroke logger and Regin
29 Jan 2015

Sky to offer mobile services through O2 partnership as telecoms market reshuffle continues

BT created domino effect by acquiring EE, and now its TV rival is upping its game
29 Jan 2015

Ofcom aims to regulate Internet of Things in the UK

Ofcom will work with ICO and government on areas such as data privacy, spectrum availability and security of networks to ensure UK can handle rise of IoT
29 Jan 2015

Big data: regulator to examine acquisition and trading of personal data

Competition and Markets Authority calls for information about the way in which personal data is collected and used by organisations
29 Jan 2015

Microsoft second quarter profits fall 10 per cent - 'integration and restructuring' blamed

Surface Pro 3 sales go up as Windows OEM revenues go down in a mixed quarter for Microsoft
28 Jan 2015

Time to market could be reduced if companies used existing unified comms technologies better

Quick win possible if firms extend use of collaboration tools outside of the organisation
28 Jan 2015

Apple posts biggest quarterly profits of any public company - ever

Apple smashes expectations thanks to record iPhone sales - but iPad sales continue to fall
28 Jan 2015

AstraZeneca chooses Box for content sharing across 51,000 employees

Cloud firm’s successful IPO starts with a bang
27 Jan 2015

IBM: There will be layoffs, but 110,000 is 'ridiculous and baseless'

Reports 'off by a factor of 10' says company, meaning 10,000 jobs probably to go
27 Jan 2015

Google defends policy to abandon security fixes on Android versions older than KitKat

Is Android finally too fragmented to keep supporting earlier WebKit builds?
26 Jan 2015

Opposition grows to 'snoopers' charter' introduced by the back door

House of Lords vote on terrorism bill today could see twice-rejected Data Communications Bill become law
26 Jan 2015

UPDATED: IBM to slash over 110,000 jobs in 26 per cent workforce reduction says report

Largest cut in history will see most layoffs in US, but global and contractors should beware for 2015
26 Jan 2015

Confirmed: Windows enterprise users to also receive free Windows 10 upgrades

Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 all included under same agreement as consumers
23 Jan 2015

EU swings behind David Cameron's encryption plan – as party grassroots voice opposition

Leaked EU document calls for government encryption controls, as demanded by Prime Minister David Cameron
23 Jan 2015

Three UK to acquire O2 from Telefónica

O2 deal will make Three the biggest mobile operator in the UK
23 Jan 2015

'Snoopers' charter' sneaked into counter-terrorism bill

Provisions of twice-rejected Communications Data Bill added to Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill
22 Jan 2015

Oracle Java the most risky software despite increase in Microsoft flaws

Versions of Apple QuickTime, Adobe Reader and VLC Media Player also rank highly on 'most exposed' list
22 Jan 2015

Oracle pushes record number of patches in latest security update - and urges users to apply them ASAP

169 security fixes for Oracle database, enterprise software and Java intended to fix critical vulnerabilities
22 Jan 2015

WhatsApp launches web messenger for browsers

But Apple Mac users won't be able to use it due to 'platform limitations'
22 Jan 2015

'Disable Adobe Flash now': popular browser plug-in at risk in zero-day security flaw

One week after Adobe fixed nine critical security flaws in Adobe Flash, a new exploit has emerged – and is already incorporated into exploit packs
22 Jan 2015