Communications

Backbytes: Big Brother is watching what you eat

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Apple iBeacons to be used by US Department of Health to harass staff into healthier eating.
01 Nov 2014

Airwave emergency services' communications system costs SIX TIMES more than it should – Liam Maxwell

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Emergency services communications contract costing £450m every year when it could be done for just £70m, says government CTO Liam Maxwell
31 Oct 2014

Here's why Microsoft's VP of operating systems Joe Belfiore thinks CIOs should buy into Windows Phone

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'App gap' is closing, says Windows 10 chief
31 Oct 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

BT expands 10Gbps Ethernet fibre network connections

Manchester, Leeds and Slough sites aim to meet business connectivity and speed needs
29 Oct 2014

HTML5 reaches 'recommendation' standard at W3C – after 10 years in sometimes fractious development

Will HTML5 kill off Adobe Flash and Microsoft Silverlight as the standard finally reaches 'recommendation' status?
29 Oct 2014

‘With cloud computing, security becomes more of a concern,’ says UKTV director of technology

But combining use of mobile, cloud based working with education about security threats makes for a much more innovative and creative working environment, Ben Hine tells Computing.
28 Oct 2014

DDoS attacks increase almost four times in size and volume in just one year

Akamai reports a 366 per cent increase in average peak packets per second as DDoS attacks boom in both number and potency
27 Oct 2014

Backbytes: Strict liability offences – they're grrrrrreat!

Charges against bus driver accused of receiving 'extreme pornography' dropped when Crown Prosecution Service admitted the video was a fake
27 Oct 2014

GCHQ cyber-attack cost 'several million euros', says Belgacom security head Fabrice Clément

GCHQ's Belgacom attack mainly compromised staff with technical profiles, says Clément, in wide-ranging interview
26 Oct 2014

'Microsoft Lumia' confirmed as new post-Nokia company phone branding

It might have dropped the maker, but Microsoft happily holds on to the model
24 Oct 2014

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

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

Backbytes: Mad Hungarian plan to tax every gigabyte of data

'Who needs economic growth?', ask Hungarian politicians, as they look to tax people's data downloads
23 Oct 2014

David Davis MP: Only a minority of MPs care about internet privacy - and even fewer know much about technology

'Even the ministers in charge of this don't have the first bloody idea of what they are doing,' says Davis
23 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

China's 'great firewall' being used to mount attacks on Apple's iCloud

Chinese government using 'great firewall' to mount man-in-the-middle attacks on Apple's infrastructure
21 Oct 2014

Aer Lingus to implement Advanced Air Approvals apps to speed up procurement process

Irish airline issues iPads and iPhones to its senior executives who are on the go
21 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

Apple launches faster, thinner iPad Air 2

Apple's A8X microprocessor with M8 co-processor, and laminated parts, will make iPad Air 2 both faster and thinner
16 Oct 2014

Poodle security bug 'not as bad as Heartbleed'

Vulnerability found by Google researchers is not as serious as Shellshock or Heartbleed but is still a concern
16 Oct 2014

Apple to unveil new iPads today as Gartner warns that the tablet computer boom is over

New iPads to be unveiled at 6pm today as Gartner claims that tablet computer sales growth has plunged
16 Oct 2014

Backbytes: Apple and Facebook with frozen egg on faces

Silicon Valley companies pay for female staff to freeze their ova
15 Oct 2014

British Bluetooth chip designer CSR snapped up by Qualcomm for £1.56bn

Cambridge Silicon Radio, a start-up from the last dot.com boom, sells out to US chip giant
15 Oct 2014