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Facebook reveals latest government data request figures

News 17 Mar, 2015 Clare Hopping

Social network sees rise in content restriction as it updates community standards policy

BT and EE's merger set for watchdog scrutiny

News 17 Mar, 2015 Clare Hopping

The competitions authority wants telco rivals' input on £12.5bn merger deal

Smaller ISPs beat BT, Sky and TalkTalk in customer satisfaction

News 16 Mar, 2015 Caroline Preece

Big companies like BT, Sky and TalkTalk are failing on customer satisfaction, a new survey reveals

Yahoo wants to kill off email passwords

News 16 Mar, 2015 Joe Curtis

Forget passwords: Yahoo will send one-time codes to your phone instead

Dyson invests $15m to double smartphone battery life

News 16 Mar, 2015 Caroline Preece

Dyson will invest $15m into new technology that could double average smartphone battery life

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Facebook and Twitter hype 'hurting UK startups'

News 16 Mar, 2015 Caroline Preece

Fluctuating share prices of Twitter and Facebook can leave SMBs without funding, claims report

Google Apps flaw exposes 280,000 domain owners' details

News 16 Mar, 2015 Clare Hopping

The business tools should have given users privacy, but listed them publicly

Malware strikes Jamie Oliver site for second time

News 16 Mar, 2015 Clare Hopping

Just weeks after the website was deemed safe, the vulnerability returns

BlackBerry chases businesses with new security tablet

News 16 Mar, 2015 Clare Hopping

But will the phone maker's device win official security certificates?

Microsoft developing advanced Cortana for Android and Apple devices

News 13 Mar, 2015 Caroline Preece

Cortana, Microsoft’s ‘personal assistant’ software, will reportedly be available on Apple and Android

Google Code goes to Google graveyard

News 13 Mar, 2015 Rene Millman

Another venture bites the dust as search engine firm says sayonara to developer platform

HBO Now, shape-shifting metal & Star Wars spin-off: Best of the Web

News 13 Mar, 2015 Caroline Preece

IT Pro rounds up the best content from around the web this week

Ofcom faces calls to break up BT

News 13 Mar, 2015 Rene Millman

Sky and TalkTalk demand Openreach is split from telco giant

EU proposes security force to tackle online terrorism

News 13 Mar, 2015 Joe Curtis

The Europol unit would seek to stop spread of radicalism on the web

IDC predicts doom for PC sales

News 13 Mar, 2015 Joe Curtis

Analyst house says decline will increase in light of stronger US dollar

Spies sacked for "misusing" collected personal data

News 12 Mar, 2015 Nicole Kobie

Parliamentary report into mass collection of data says it's lawful, not surveillance

Space!

NASA to use ODG smart glasses in space

News 12 Mar, 2015 Caroline Preece

NASA astronauts are to use smart glasses that display instructions for repairs and experiments

Raspberry PI

Raspberry Pi: Top 15 projects to try yourself

News 12 Mar, 2015 Kyle Nazario Khidr Suleman

Instructions include how to install Whatsapp on the Pi or create a home server

Businesses are testing augmented reality - and it's working

News 12 Mar, 2015 Adam Shepherd

Industry leaders at London's Wearable Technology Show discuss augmented reality's practical applications for enterprise

BBC teaches coding with Micro Bit for every student

News 12 Mar, 2015 Nicole Kobie

One million Micro Bits will be handed out to boost computing curriculum

The best wearables should "disappear"

News 12 Mar, 2015 Adam Shepherd

Qualcomm and ODG executives suggest wearables and augmented reality need more work to succeed

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Fall out, fall into tech: ex-Forces personnel fill the technology skills gap

Analysis & Insight 12 Mar, 2015 Stephen Pritchard

Vodafone is the latest technology company to set up a scheme to attract ex-service personnel, benefiting both recruits and industry

Post Office brings APS banking to its branches

News 12 Mar, 2015 Clare Hopping

Customers will be able to withdraw cash and make balance enquiries from the Post Office

security

BT turns to Darktrace tech to detect cyber threats

News 12 Mar, 2015 Clare Hopping

The Enterprise Immune System technology will be used by BT to protect its internal assets

Innovation

Wearable Technology Show 2015: That was the show that was

Analysis & Insight 12 Mar, 2015 Adam Shepherd

We round up the most interesting products from London's wearables expo

HP launches quicker, quieter laser printers

News 12 Mar, 2015 Tim Danton

HP's new printers promise to reduce noise and costs for many firms

Facebook key

Facebook's shiny new analysis tool lets marketers dive into customer data

News 11 Mar, 2015 Caroline Preece

Facebook's partnership with DataSift will help businesses gain better insights into their customers

Tablets

Tablets 'will be a victim of their own success'

News 11 Mar, 2015 Caroline Preece

Despite more than half of the UK population now using tablets, market growth is set to drop dramatically in 2015

Microsoft and Apple patch FREAK bug – now you’ve got to update

News 11 Mar, 2015 Joe Curtis

Tech giants address the flaw that downgrades security of Android, iOS, Windows and OSX

Entrepreneurs across UK to benefit from Digital Catapult expansion

News 11 Mar, 2015 Caroline Preece

Three new Digital Catapult centres will focus on Big Data, IoT and data-sharing

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Wikimedia accuses NSA and US DoJ of stifling freedom of speech

News 11 Mar, 2015 Clare Hopping

The Foundation is taking legal action against the NSA and the US Department of Justice

Will humans soon be able to live to 500?

News 11 Mar, 2015 Clare Hopping

A Google Ventures executive said research into life sciences could boost the human lifescycle beyond belief

Big data

Will Big Data analytics really give you a competitive edge?

News 10 Mar, 2015 Caroline Preece

Two thirds of organisations worry that not utilising Big Data could hurt their business’ competitiveness

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IT security firm asks hackers to steal your Facebook log-in

News 10 Mar, 2015 Joe Curtis

Sakurity's Reconnect tool lets cyber criminals hack Facebook accounts on Mashable, Booking.com, and Vimeo

Why iPhone 6 users 'aren’t using Apple Pay'

News 10 Mar, 2015 Caroline Preece

Apple's digital wallet isn't proving to be the success many expected

Apple Watch apps: The best business and consumer apps for your wrist

News 10 Mar, 2015 Caroline Preece

The Apple Watch has landed, and it’s bringing with it some nifty reimagined applications

Houses of Parliament

Cracking Tor is unacceptable and impossible, warns Parliamentary group

News 10 Mar, 2015 Joe Curtis

Trying to block darkweb browser Tor would hurt whistleblowers, and could hike up crime

IBM tells investors not to panic over cloudy future

News 10 Mar, 2015 Joe Curtis

CEO Ginni Rometty writes letter spelling out Big Blue’s achievements after woeful quarter

New MacBook for 2015: The laptop of the future that none of us are ready for?

Analysis & Insight 10 Mar, 2015 Alan Lu

Minimalism, Intel and keyboards as Alan Lu ponders Apple’s most audacious laptop yet