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eBay hacked, criticised for slow response

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Security intelligence questioned at auction site
18 Sep 2014

Chinese hackers breached US miltary contractors

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Senate report suggests 20 acts of Chinese cyber-espionage took place in one year, with poor communication in US government also partly to blame
18 Sep 2014

IBM to staff: Compulsory retraining and a ten per cent pay cut

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Services giant demands that selected US staff undergo retraining, paying 10 per cent of their wage for the privilege
18 Sep 2014

Western security concerns are 'noise on the periphery' says Huawei exec, as firm looks to impress CIOs

Huawei focused on attracting business of CIOs, says SVP Leroy G. Blimegger Jr as firm unveils partnership with Telefonica
17 Sep 2014

EU to tighten mobile payment regulations as Apple iPhone promises mobile payments boom

Council of Ministers plans to tighten rules on authentication of payments made via mobile wallets
17 Sep 2014

Google: Government demands for data up 150 per cent since 2009

Twenty-eight per cent of all UK government requests rejected as more and more information is demanded by governments from Google
17 Sep 2014

IBM warns over proliferating use of banking Trojans in enterprise attacks

Trojan malware features and functions being expanded to attack more targets
17 Sep 2014

Security technology was viewed like tax – nobody wanted to pay for it, says Vormetric CEO

Alan Kessler tells Computing attitudes to security have changed, and it's now seen as an enabler rather than a hindrance
16 Sep 2014

TfL adoption of contactless payments to boost transactions to over 500m a year, claims Visa

Card firm says Transport for London's new policy will be a catalyst for contactless payments
16 Sep 2014

JP Morgan denies that system blueprints were stolen in June cyber attack

JP Morgan attackers took details of software run across the global bank – although bank denies that any money was taken
16 Sep 2014

Backbytes: Apple offers one-click U2 removal after Bono backlash

Apple CEO Tim Cook is clearly the last U2 fan on Earth
16 Sep 2014

75 per cent of mobile apps will fail security tests in 2015 - Gartner

Analyst warns of security risks from employees installing apps on BYOD mobile devices
15 Sep 2014

HP acquires cloud computing start-up Eucalyptus

But the firm's Russian subsidiary is hit with a $58.77m fine for bribing the Russian government
15 Sep 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

Phones 4U pledges to refund Apple iPhone 6 buyers after it goes under

Private equity-owned phone shop chain goes bust after mobile operators pull out – leaving iPhone buyers high and dry
15 Sep 2014

Warning over government IT systems should Scotland vote for independence

£1bn-plus IT bill for Scottish government – including a tax system that will be delivered two years after independence, according to the SNP's own timetable
15 Sep 2014

BlackBerry acquires UK start-up Movirtu

Movirtu technology enables employees to use two numbers on one phone and receive separate bills
12 Sep 2014

Huawei unearths corruption in internal investigation

116 employees suspected of soliciting and accepting bribes from external sales agents
12 Sep 2014

Amazon creates 3,000 jobs as it moves out of Slough HQ

Employees will be based in new 15-storey Shoreditch office or Farringdon building
12 Sep 2014

Backbytes: Doom for Canon printers!

Internet-connected Canon Pixma printers cracked by security company – and modified to play Doom
12 Sep 2014

Box-driven automation keeps Netflix staff on their toes

Netflix's Justin Slaten explains how Box has had a big impact on how staff work at the firm
12 Sep 2014

US government threatened Yahoo with $250,000-per-day fine if it did not hand over user data to NSA

Yahoo took matter to secret court, but failed to reverse government demands
12 Sep 2014

Top 10 IT news stories of the week: Barclays wants to read your veins, the BBC thinks you're a filthy pirate and a little-known company released a new mobile phone...

Only one thing could push security off the top this week when a little-known company released a new mobile phone...
12 Sep 2014

Software-defined data centres a luxury? Not for service providers that need it, claims HP

But even those that have a SDDC have difficulty getting to grips with how it functions as part of the overarching business
11 Sep 2014