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Cloud

Cloud hardware sales slide, but still dominates wider IT market

IDC predicts cloud infrastructure will overtake traditional hardware sales this year
16 Jan 2020
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internet

Mozilla slashes staff as subscription plans are delayed

Firefox maker cuts headcount by at least 70 upon the realisation that building subscription services will take longer than predicted
16 Jan 2020
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government

Amazon will pass on 2% digital tax to sellers

Amazon says small businesses are likely to bear the brunt of any proposed tax
16 Jan 2020
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privacy

App data sharing sparks Grindr complaint

Norwegian consumer group reveals how apps are sharing user data
15 Jan 2020
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privacy

Google looks to replace third-party cookies in two years

The online advertising market needs to shift to tracking methods that offer some user privacy, admits Google
15 Jan 2020
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cyber security

NSA hands serious flaw to Microsoft rather than use it

Patch Windows 10 now, as the NSA has spotted a bug impacting security certificates
15 Jan 2020
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enterprise security

Heathrow turns to Thales for anti-drone tech

Airport buys in drone-spotting system from Aveillant, a Cambridge startup bought by Thales in 2017
14 Jan 2020
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cyber security

Boris Johnson wants US to suggest an alternative to ‘mad’ Huawei 5G tech

However, the PM doesn't want any decision to impact US-UK relations
14 Jan 2020
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Cloud

Amazon hopes to halt Microsoft's work on Pentagon contract

AWS lawyers ask for injunction against work starting on disputed $10 billion contract
14 Jan 2020
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Firefox Voice trial begins in beta

Mozilla has started sending invites to the beta of its Firefox Voice extension
13 Jan 2020
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cyber security

Citrix patch for serious flaw won't arrive for weeks

Company admits exploits in Citrix Gateway and Citrix Application Delivery Controller may be being exploited
13 Jan 2020
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Microsoft Windows

GCHQ warns against Windows 7 for email, banking

Windows 7 shouldn't be used for sensitive tasks once it hits end of life, says the NCSC
13 Jan 2020
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Mobile

Apple reports record services revenue

Apple says App Store has earned developers $155 billion since 2008, with a quarter of that coming in 2019 alone
9 Jan 2020
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social media

Twitter to trial reply blocking tools

The company's own product manager is concerned the move could encourage the spread of disinformation
9 Jan 2020
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internet security

Facebook exec calls Cambridge Analytica scandal a "non event"

Andrew Bosworth has popped up with another controversial internal memo, this time looking back at media criticism in 2019
8 Jan 2020
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cloud computing

Google adds partners to real-time translation tools

Systems integrators will help hotels, airports and more use Google Assistant for real-time translation
8 Jan 2020
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broadband

Ofcom tweaks broadband rules to "supercharge" fibre

Regulator wants to speed up fibre rollout while encouraging broadband competition
8 Jan 2020
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Samsung's "artificial humans" are avatars for chatbots

Samsung's Star Labs show off Neon avatars for virtual and voice interfaces
7 Jan 2020
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Hardware

Intel shows off Tiger Lake, bending laptops at CES

Intel reveals a few more details about its design road map, including what next-gen laptops may look like
7 Jan 2020
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IT regulation

HP awarded $439m in long-running price-fixing case

Quanta told to pay HP for optical drive price fixing
6 Jan 2020
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cyber security

London Stock Exchange outage investigated as possible cyber attack

LSE maintains August downtime was the result of a software glitch
6 Jan 2020
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Laptops

HP Elite Dragonfly boasts built-in Tile tracker and 5G support

CES 2020 reveals two-in-one business laptop with a tracking device so you can't lose it
6 Jan 2020
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startups

The future of business banking now

Open banking and digital innovation mean banking is no longer about queuing at the branch. This is what you and your business need to know about chall…
6 Jan 2020
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5G

US pushes for homegrown 5G to solve Huawei woes

Report suggests Pentagon wants US companies to create an open-source version of 5G
23 Dec 2019
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mobile security

Twitter issues emergency security patch for Android

Android users told to update app after discovery of serious vulnerability
23 Dec 2019
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mobile networks

EE joins TfL trial of 4G on the Underground

EE joins O2 in trial to offer mobile services on part of the Jubilee Line in London from March 2020
23 Dec 2019
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search engine optimization (SEO)

Google is getting worse as it does more

Search is Google’s heart, but the algorithms that run it are clearly struggling to keep up with the web
21 Dec 2019
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EU-US data transfer tools used by Facebook ruled legal

Seven-year legal battle set to end after EU adviser decides standard contractual clauses are adequate
19 Dec 2019
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internet security

Avast and AVG extensions pulled from Chrome

Avast and AVG once again criticised for excessive data collection in security and shopping browser extensions
19 Dec 2019
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Internet of Things (IoT)

Amazon, Apple and Google join forces on voice for smart homes

Voice assistants from rivals will work across smart home devices thanks to working group from Zigbee Alliance
19 Dec 2019
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News

Tech and car firms ask EU for patent help

Letter signed by 27 companies raises concerns about fair and reasonable licensing of patents
18 Dec 2019
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Hardware

Mac Pro a "masterclass in repairability"

Apple's latest desktop computer has won praise from iFixit for how easy it is to repair
18 Dec 2019
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Mobile

Facebook apps dominated this decade's mobile market

App Annie stats reveal Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp were the most downloaded apps of the past decade
18 Dec 2019
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Cloud

Google Cloud gains fresh security partners and tools

McAfee among new additions to partnerships that help secure Google Cloud
17 Dec 2019
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Intel spends $2bn on Habana Labs in AI data centre push

Chip maker continues its focus on AI acquisitions with purchase of Israeli Habana Labs
17 Dec 2019