Communications

US court upholds ruling granting authorities global access to data held in the cloud

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US government wins the latest round in long-running dispute with Microsoft
31 Jul 2014

'Automotive electronics produces 25GB of data an hour' - what driverless cars means for IT

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Next generation of driverless vehicles could produce up to 250GB per hour - meaning firms need the right database technology to exploit this stream
31 Jul 2014

Now Ford dumps BlackBerry for Apple

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Car maker ditches BlackBerry devices in favour of Apple
31 Jul 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

Apple can extract personal data from iPhones without user's knowledge

Security researcher reveals practice previously unknown to the public that allows Apple to extract information including texts, photos and contact lists from iPhones
28 Jul 2014

Francis Maude: 'If it can be done online, it should only be done online'

Cabinet Office Minister says online public services should be the only option in order to improve efficiency and save money
24 Jul 2014

Facebook profits soar as mobile advertising grows to 62 per cent of revenues

Facebook's stock price quadruples in two years as mobile advertising push pays off
24 Jul 2014

London Metal Exchange to launch super-fast network in October

LMEnet part of £30m investment project at the London Metal Exchange
24 Jul 2014

Twenty-one arrested over e-tickets scam

Arrests in Spain, US, UK and Canada over e-tickets scam
24 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

Yahoo acquires app analytics firm Flurry

Company reportedly pays $200m-$300m for startup as display ad revenue falters
22 Jul 2014

UK web pirates to receive warnings - via post and email

Illegally downloading games and films? Expect an email from your ISP soon
21 Jul 2014

Google Fiber on its way to the UK - once it finds the right provider

CityFibre the latest company in talks with Google over move across the Atlantic
18 Jul 2014

EXCLUSIVE: Three removes BlackBerry 10 phones from the shelves, and is taking no more stock

London store staff say network provider is no longer selling new BB devices
17 Jul 2014

Backbytes: Fight! Fight! Fight!

Who's more secure, BlackBerry or Blackphone? There's only one way to find out...
17 Jul 2014

Yahoo revenues slip again in second quarter

Yahoo revenues decline by four per cent, while Alibaba now accounts for two-thirds of the company's value
16 Jul 2014

IBM joins forces with Apple to develop 100 business apps for iPhone and iPad

IBM will also sell Apple devices to its business clients as part of partnership
16 Jul 2014

Backbytes: Google's Ad nonSense?

The advertising-strewn heart of Google, AdSense, is slowing down as more and more users block of ignore ads. Shame...
15 Jul 2014

Backbytes: Parlez-vous hongroise, m'seur professor?

Oui, bien sur. Laissez-moi pop cette pilule
15 Jul 2014

Backbytes: Taking delivery

Amazon pokes two fingers up at France's department of silly rules
14 Jul 2014

UK broadband not 'fit for purpose' claims Federation of Small Businesses

Massive governmental infrastructure rethink is necessary, says group
14 Jul 2014

Telcos should prepare customers for 'price hike' of a mass-surveilance future, warns academic

'Worrying' data retention bill effects will feed down to the people, warns Coventry Uni’s Shaikh
10 Jul 2014