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UK government decides social networks should be open about data use

At the same time as it wants them to eviscerate themselves and their users

Fri Nov 28 2014, 13:35

UK ISPs close a string of torrent sites following court order

Sky and BT block sites including Bittorrent.am, limetorrents, Nowtorrents and Torrentbit

Fri Nov 28 2014, 11:18

UK will miss the Internet of Things boat without a major boost in development

Digital Catapult CEO says UK needs IoT test beds so investors don't go overseas

Thu Nov 27 2014, 08:35

Tech firms urged to stop exporting software that helps human rights abuse

TechUK issues advice for businesses on ethical IT exporting

Wed Nov 26 2014, 11:50

UN officially condemns invasive government surveillance

States told to get with the post-Snowden programme

Wed Nov 26 2014, 10:21

Twitter's CFO does not know how to use Twitter

Shares a direct message about potential Snapchat acquisition with the public

Tue Nov 25 2014, 12:03

Twitter now lets you share public tweets via Direct Message

Available on the web, TweetDeck, iOS and Android

Fri Nov 21 2014, 10:28

Anti-surveillance US Freedom Act falters in the Senate

A lack of backers rocks pro-reform plans

Wed Nov 19 2014, 16:39

EFF, Mozilla and Cisco look to encrypt the web with free HTTPS certificates

Firm launches Let's Encrypt to improve web security

Wed Nov 19 2014, 13:17

US court: Google search results are the same as free speech

So that's settled, for now

Tue Nov 18 2014, 15:32

Encryption should be the norm, says internet overlord

Internet Architecture Board seeks to regain public trust post-Snowden

Mon Nov 17 2014, 17:05

David Cameron wants an online panic button to counter the threat of terrorism

Why not an anti-terrorism goose? Or an anti-terrorism chocolate kettle?

Mon Nov 17 2014, 14:52

TalkTalk dumps Vodafone in favour of O2 ahead of 4G launch

Firm joins forces with Telefónica to launch first mobile LTE services

Mon Nov 17 2014, 12:02

UK watchdog Which? slams 'confusing' broadband advertising

Consumer group says ISPs need to be more upfront about speeds

Mon Nov 17 2014, 10:42

US Justice Department 'dirtboxes' snooping on mobile phones from the air

Dragnet surveillance from the skies

Fri Nov 14 2014, 12:58

UK ISPs EE and Three embrace dark fibre

Should keep things regular

Thu Nov 13 2014, 15:57

Ex-Microsoft head honcho Ballmer dismisses net neutrality in 26 tweets

FCC delays decision as basketball coach wades in

Wed Nov 12 2014, 16:49

Internet of Things search engine wants the world to sell and exchange sensor data

Thingful working on ways to monetise IoT

Fri Nov 28 2014, 12:50

Rights groups slam government plans to identify users by IP address

UK Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill gets similar response to a lead balloon

Thu Nov 27 2014, 14:05

Labour Party vows to save the UK from a technology skills and tools abyss

Ed has lofty aims for G-Cloud and library web access

Wed Nov 26 2014, 16:47

Kim Dotcom is bankrupt and possibly doomed

Mega owner faces bail hearing that could see him banged up

Wed Nov 26 2014, 11:15

BT's broadband 'monopoly' comes under fire as rival ISPs call for Ofcom intervention

UK Competitive Telecommunications Association calls for watchdog to prioritise competition

Tue Nov 25 2014, 16:28

Copyright cops arrest two Brits for Expendables 3 leak

Nothing to do with the Geneva Convention

Tue Nov 25 2014, 11:14

Microsoft issues emergency patch for bug affecting all versions of Windows

Could enable an attacker to perform privilege escalation

Wed Nov 19 2014, 16:20

Fitbit data has been used as evidence in court for the first time

Move criticised over data's reliability and possible manipulation

Wed Nov 19 2014, 12:54

US starts auctioning Silk Road Bitcoin booty

Thar's gold in them thar coins

Tue Nov 18 2014, 11:54

Tor users can be deduced with 81 percent accuracy, says report

But don't panic, we are your friends, say the Onion people

Mon Nov 17 2014, 16:04

Kim Dotcom chucked off his own site for piracy

Pranksters in ironic anti-piracy push

Mon Nov 17 2014, 14:26

Open Rights Group presses political parties on privacy policies

Parties should clarify their views on privacy and surveillance

Mon Nov 17 2014, 11:36

Facebook at Work incoming to rival Microsoft's Yammer and LinkedIn

Firm reportedly gearing up to launch enterprise-focused version of social network

Mon Nov 17 2014, 10:08

US CERT tells iPhone and iPad users to beware of Masque Attack iOS threat

Apple downplays reports and says nobody has been affected by the attack

Fri Nov 14 2014, 12:25

Ofcom: Three 4G speeds are UK's slowest while EE comes out on top

Country's average LTE speed is 15.1Mbps

Thu Nov 13 2014, 13:24

Google wants the US to extend its privacy rights to European citizens

In other news: the US has privacy laws?

Wed Nov 12 2014, 16:06

Adobe issues second Flash security fix after failed October patch

Could have allowed hackers to perform remote-code execution

Fri Nov 28 2014, 11:18

Google should extend Right to be Forgotten worldwide, says EU data watchdog

Forgetting is pointless when the .com domain remembers

Thu Nov 27 2014, 10:07

The US should not be allowed to run the internet

People unsure who should run the 'net, but two-thirds vote against Uncle Sam

Wed Nov 26 2014, 12:59

Facebook fingered as source of soldier death chat

Social network named and shamed in inquiry into Lee Rigby murder

Wed Nov 26 2014, 10:52

Regin malware could be the work of Western intelligence agencies

Doesn't seem to have infected any of the 'Five Eyes' nations

Tue Nov 25 2014, 14:03

UK Pirate Party slams government plans for IP address identification

New legislation would force ISPs to use static IPs

Tue Nov 25 2014, 10:47

Twitter sparks privacy concerns by making all public tweets searchable

Your embarrassing tweets are now available for all to see

Thu Nov 20 2014, 09:09

China arrests three over WireLurker iOS malware attack

Beijing Bureau of Public Security picks up Chen, Lee and Wang

Wed Nov 19 2014, 15:53

Ofcom to free up 700Mhz spectrum to meet growing mobile data demand

Watchdog to hand digital TV spectrum to mobile operators by 2022

Wed Nov 19 2014, 12:21

Apple, Microsoft, Google, LinkedIn and Yahoo back US Freedom Act

Back this, and back off!

Tue Nov 18 2014, 10:53

US State Department systems taken offline after more foreign state hacks

It wasn't just the White House

Mon Nov 17 2014, 15:37

Snapchat bans all third-party app access following 4chan hack

Accounts of users not following the rules may be 'permanently disabled'

Mon Nov 17 2014, 11:11

Microsoft leapfrogs Exxon to become world's second most valuable company

Satya Nadella's changes are paying off

Sun Nov 16 2014, 11:20

Mastercard and Visa plan to save web shoppers from password menace

Authoring a new authentication standard

Thu Nov 13 2014, 16:16

Sony switches channels with cloud-based PlayStation Vue TV service

'Reinventing the TV experience', apparently

Thu Nov 13 2014, 11:21
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