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

Apple launches iPhone 6 in two screen sizes
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

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

Backbytes: Use a VPN? You're probably a filthy pirate, BBC tells Australian government

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BBC tells Australia to police internet users more closely - and make the ISPs pay for it
09 Sep 2014

Intel reveals world’s smallest wireless modem at 10mm

IoT enablement seems target of miniature new self-contained hardware
26 Aug 2014

GCHQ port scans 32 countries to find servers it can hack and use in attacks

GCHQ's 'Hacienda' programme to find insecure servers it can compromise - and from which it can conduct attacks
19 Aug 2014

Backbytes: Top Gear and porn – what North Korean internet users are downloading

Anything that launches Guardian readers into fits of splenetic, spittle-flecked rage is good with us
15 Aug 2014

Samsung pays $200m for internet of things platform SmartThings

Samsung follows fashion set by Apple and Google to buy household automation company
15 Aug 2014

Michael J Fox Foundation uses big data to monitor Parkinson's disease

Medical research organisation joins forces with Intel to help speed development of new drugs
14 Aug 2014

Internet crashes worldwide as routers run out of memory

Ageing internet hardware struggling to keep up with internet growth, causing a series of crashes – with worse to come
14 Aug 2014

Backbytes: iPads not welcome here. Good

Manchester United bans iPads from the "theatre of dreams". About time, too
12 Aug 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

Backbytes: Is Uber trying to drive its rivals out of business?

That old trick of ordering a pizza or a cab for some unsuspected chump is never quite so funny when you're found out...
12 Aug 2014

Google plan to push sites to use HTTPS to prevent online surveillance

Google to prioritise sites using HTTPS in rankings – despite it being cracked by NSA and GCHQ
08 Aug 2014

New Ministry of Defence CIO outlines transformation plans

MoD CIO Mike Stone warns that IT transformation 'won't happen overnight'
08 Aug 2014

Ofcom: smartphone internet use growing seven times faster than laptops and desktops

New Ofcom report shows traditional devices sliding off the map in the UK
07 Aug 2014

Backbytes: Someone sent you some unsolicited smut? You may be prosecuted for it

How to get someone you don't like into trouble: just send them some filth and call the police
06 Aug 2014

Backbytes: The long, slow death of Windows XP

Windows XP is slowly dying out, according to the web-stat counters – but it's Windows 7 people want, not Windows 8
04 Aug 2014

Backbytes: First, they came for the bloggers...

Inspired by Leveson, Russian law obliging bloggers to register with state regulator comes into force today
01 Aug 2014

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

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

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

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

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

London Metal Exchange to launch super-fast network in October

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