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Google unblocked by China as Tiananmen anniversary passes

Google services are availible again to Chinese users following disruption during the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Square
10 Jul 2014
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Houses of Parliament
Policy & legislation

Government pushes emergency law to allow data snooping

Government legislation will force telecoms companies to log customer info for government investigation
10 Jul 2014
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Mobile

Google announces winners of “Giving through Glass” contest

Google gives non-profit organisations the chance to create their own Google Glass apps
9 Jul 2014
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Software

World Cup 2014 semi final smashes Twitter records

The World Cup 2014 semi final between Germany and Brazil has become the most talked about sports event in Twitter history
9 Jul 2014
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Security

Snowden: Just 10% of NSA data is terrorism-related

New documents released by Edward Snowden reveal that only 10 per cent of the NSA’s collected data pertains to possible illegal activity
7 Jul 2014
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Security

Squeaky Dolphin and the NSA programs you never knew about

IT Pro takes you on a run down of some of the major NSA projects that may have passed you by over the last 12 months
4 Jul 2014
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Patch Tuesday
Security

Microsoft's July Patch Tuesday to feature 2 critical fixes

Microsoft has notified users of upcoming security fixes, including two critical-rated vulnerabilities
4 Jul 2014
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broadband

New .uk domain name passes 100,000 registrations

Amazon, Apple and Starbucks among big firms registering for new domain
3 Jul 2014
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Women in Technology
News

Government announces £1m fund to help women in business

New government fund set up to challenge female entrepreneurs to grow their companies
3 Jul 2014
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public sector

UK ISPs block 1/5 websites on child protection grounds

ISPs are blocking perfectly legal web pages in an attempt to protect children from the internet, a study suggests
2 Jul 2014
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Security

GCHQ taken to court by ISPs over network spying

GCHQ under threat of lawsuit from ISP companies angered over Snowden spying revelations
2 Jul 2014
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Business strategy

Government invests £150m to kickstart UK robotics industry

Government's "Great Challenge" hopes to make UK a world-beater in the robotics market by 2025
1 Jul 2014
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Security

BT lifts lid on UK-wide scale of DDoS attacks

Attackers are employing effective techniques to bring down companies for days at a time
1 Jul 2014
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Money
Business strategy

Worldwide IT spending to slow in 2014

Global spending on IT is set to be lower than predicted, according to Gartner
30 Jun 2014
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Government
public sector

Government writes-off £56m ERP project

Ministry of Justice makes a U-turn on multi-million pound IT contracts
30 Jun 2014
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business apps

Google’s Project Tango coming to tablets in 2015

Google announces spatial mapping tech will ship in 2015 with purpose-built LG tablet
27 Jun 2014
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Mobile

Google Fit health platform to monitor Android users

The search giant has announced a new health platform for Android named Google Fit
26 Jun 2014
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Business strategy

Amazon delivery drones to be banned by US authorities

Amazon’s fleet of delivery drones could be grounded if the FAA gets its way
25 Jun 2014
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data protection

UK Police woefully unequipped to handle data

Only one in 17 police forces tested by the ICO have been found to adequately handle people’s data
25 Jun 2014
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data protection

EU firms ignore more than 40% of customer data requests

EU companies are ignoring more than four out of ten data requests from their customers, it is claimed
24 Jun 2014
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Business strategy

Google unveils $50m drive to get girls coding

Google's "Made With Code" initiative aims to interest young women in computer science to bridge the gender gap
23 Jun 2014
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Security

Heartbleed bug still a risk for 300,000 unpatched servers

Initial fears about the havoc Heartbleed could cause have started to die down, but users still need to patch their systems
23 Jun 2014
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Government
Business strategy

Government row sparked over IT procurement

Vince Cable attacks conservative IT policy for slow emails and standstill systems
20 Jun 2014
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Woman IT
Business strategy

Gender gap widens as fewer women employed in IT

Figures released by a UK institute suggest the number of women in IT is in steady decline
18 Jun 2014
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Business strategy

Microsoft: Office work is obsolete in the mobile & BYOD era

The office is an outdated concept, says Microsoft’s Anand Krishnan
18 Jun 2014
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web browser

Microsoft releases develop-centric web browser

Microsoft reveals its new developer-focused browser to gain ground on rivals
16 Jun 2014
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Patent
Google Android

Microsoft-owned Android patents revealed by Chinese website

Chinese authorities post lists detailing the extend of Redmond's hold over Android manufacturers
16 Jun 2014
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Domino's Pizza customer details held to ransom by hackers

Domino's customer databases hacked, while perpetrators demand a ransom
16 Jun 2014
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News

LinkedIn reinforces tech industry's diversity issues

LinkedIn has posted a demographic of their workforce, proving that there is a real lack of some ethnic groups in big companies
13 Jun 2014
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Mobile

Apple iPhone USB adapters pulled over safety concerns

Apple has launched a scheme to replace USB adapters for some of its iPhones because of overheating concerns
13 Jun 2014
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data protection

Home addresses to be published online by .uk domain firm

A policy change by .uk domain company Nominet means "commercial" users will have their details publicly displayed
13 Jun 2014
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asset management

HP shows how it's using big data to "save the planet"

Big data analysis is aiding researchers to mitigate the human impact on the planet, says HP
11 Jun 2014
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Server & storage

HP debuts Apollo supercomputer

HP attempts to win back the high-end market with liquid-cooled super servers
10 Jun 2014
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Business strategy

EU industry chiefs meet to debate online privacy rights

European representatives will be discussing EU citizens' right to privacy and expression at a conference in Strasbourg
6 Jun 2014
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News

Heartbleed-like OpenSSL bug active for more than 16 years

A security flaw in OpenSSL, active since 1998, has been discovered by a group of researchers in Japan
6 Jun 2014