Internet

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

Hungary suspends internet tax plans after international protests

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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

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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

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

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

Google profits drop by five per cent year-on-year

Missed analyst target causes three per cent share price fall
17 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

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

Hillary Clinton slams video conferencing technology

Former US Secretary of State also holds up 'US and other western democracies' as shining examples of how to keep the internet open and promote freedom of speech, despite snooping revelations
14 Oct 2014

Salesforce Wave: Cloud-based analytics that 'should feel like Angry Birds'

Salesforce execs thrown into the lion pit of a press Q&A session. SVP analytics says beta testers laughed when they used Wave
14 Oct 2014

Edward Snowden warns over Google and Facebook's 'dangerous services'

Web giants paving the way for NSA, and GCHQ – who Snowden accuses of running a domestic surveillance programme in which 'anything goes'
13 Oct 2014

Google: 18,000 UK requests under 'right to be forgotten'

UK outdone by France and Germany in requests to Google to de-link material
13 Oct 2014

Liam Maxwell: 'We need to reset our relationship with technology'

Government CTO signals the end of big outsourcing contracts to the likes of CSC and Capgemini, and bemoans the situation he was left in by his predecessor
09 Oct 2014

Facebook considering move into healthcare, claims report

But do long-suffering users want more, or less, from Facebook?
03 Oct 2014

London Internet of Things start-up crowdfunding its way to expansion

Development kits allow rapid prototyping of IoT ideas
03 Oct 2014

Tesco puts Blinkbox up for sale, according to reports

Music and video streaming service to be offloaded in Tesco's clearance sale
02 Oct 2014

New Bash Bug security vulnerability 'worse than Heartbleed'

Estimates suggest security flaw could affect over 500 million computers and internet connected devices
25 Sep 2014