Communications

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

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

Microsoft sues Samsung over 2011 patent cross-license agreements

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Software giant claims Samsung has breached patent agreement, citing Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia as justification
05 Aug 2014

Backbytes: The long, slow death of Windows XP

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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

BlackBerry, Apple, Windows 8 and government IT disasters: Top 10 IT news stories of the week

Computing's new weekly summary of the most significant and most-read IT news from the past seven days
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

Now Ford dumps BlackBerry for Apple

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