Internet

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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