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Secure web
broadband

British ISPs fight to make the web less secure

Why Britain’s broadband providers are worried about a new technology that guards against online snooping
14 Sep 2019
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Business strategy

Small tech firms bullied out of business

Disputed printer cartridge patents and a ban on Google Ads are driving out small tech firms, Stewart Mitchell discovers
14 Aug 2019
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

“Data vampires” ignoring GDPR

Regulations have failed to curb privacy crisis as advertisers double down on data collection
8 Aug 2019
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Policy & legislation

Government clampdown bolsters tech giants

The government wants big firms to tackle “Online Harms”, but the big firms look set to profit
6 Jul 2019
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Hardware

Made in China: the risks of buying cheaper tech

Is there any sound reason not to trust low cost Chinese hardware imports?
9 Apr 2018
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Is your browser secretly mining cryptocurrencies?

Your PC or smartphone could be being dragged down by secret Bitcoin mining software in apps and websites
19 Mar 2018
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exploits

The cyber secrets that are too good to reveal

Do security services let dangerous criminals escape if it means protecting their hacking techniques?
9 Feb 2018
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Business strategy

What happens when you upset Google

The repercussions of upsetting the web’s gatekeeper can be severe
22 Jan 2018
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Security

Alexa – what are you hearing that I can’t?

Stewart Mitchell reveals how your devices’ microphones are listening out for more than just your voice commands
22 Sep 2017
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Security

Alexa – what are you hearing that I can’t?

Stewart Mitchell reveals how your devices’ microphones are listening out for more than just your voice commands
22 Sep 2017
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Security

Why can’t software firms sort their own security?

The tech giants have huge resources, but bounty hunters are better placed to discover many security flaws
12 May 2017
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Software

Is the sun setting on Java?

Java EE is a major enterprise platform, but it hasn’t had a facelift since 2013
31 Jan 2017
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Software

Is the sun setting on Java?

Java EE is a major enterprise platform, but it hasn’t had a facelift since 2013
31 Jan 2017
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Server & storage

IBM makes magnetic data storage breakthrough

Tiny drives holding decent amounts of data may soon be available thanks to IBM's breakthrough.
13 Jan 2012
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Money down drain
Business strategy

Novell: Microsoft mislead us

"Predatory" Microsoft cost Novell $1.2 billion, according to the latter software company.
14 Dec 2011
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public sector

City-based high-speed broadband boosted by £100m funding

Chancellor George Osborne has announced a £100 million funding injection to aid high-speed broadband connectivity in the UK's largest cities.
30 Nov 2011
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Mobile

Google slams Microsoft over patent "extortion"

Google has accused Microsoft of "extortion" over patent payments.
29 Sep 2011
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public sector

Has the PC had its day?

IBM exec claims PCs are headed the same way as typewriters.
12 Aug 2011
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Software

Will Motorola Xoom be Apple's next patent target?

The Xoom could be the next target of Apple's patent war.
11 Aug 2011
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public sector

Ofcom's ex-IT boss to serve jail time

The former Ofcom IT head will be imprisoned for defrauding the communications watchdog.
9 Jun 2011
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Snooping - confidential data
public sector

Government wants businesses to snoop for GCHQ

Firms are being asked to help stop the bad guys by feeding information to Government officials.
9 Mar 2011
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Android
business apps

Android unveils rating system for apps

The Android Market will soon feature film-like 'suitability' ratings for apps.
25 Nov 2010
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public sector

London Underground readies in-station Wi-Fi trials

Commuters will soon be able to get connected thanks to TfL Wi-Fi trials.
29 Oct 2010
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Network & Internet

IE9 requires Windows 7 SP1 update

Upgrading to the latest version of Microsoft's web browser won't be quite as simple as we once thought.
24 Sep 2010
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email providers

Will BT's nomination scheme widen fibre divide?

Comms giant BT wants ISPs to nominate exchanges to get fibre, but the new scheme has been criticised.
6 Sep 2010
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email providers

Will BT's nomination scheme widen fibre divide?

Comms giant BT wants ISPs to nominate exchanges to get fibre, but the new scheme has been criticised.
6 Sep 2010
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Network & Internet

Millions of legitimate emails getting blocked by ISPs

Internet service providers (ISPs) are blocking millions of legitimate emails, an email delivery company has claimed.
13 Aug 2010
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Network & Internet

Tech firm Twitter use is one way street

Some of the biggest names in tech have been lambasted for their one-way tweets.
6 Aug 2010
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Network & Internet

Tech firm Twitter use is one way street

Some of the biggest names in tech have been lambasted for their one-way tweets.
6 Aug 2010
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Mobile

Vodafone ticked off by ASA for femtocell ad

An ad touting the merits of Vodafone's Sure Signal mobile phone reception booster are at the heart of the telling off.
16 Jun 2010
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Password login
public sector

Boffins beef up password prompt security

A group of US university based scientists have proposed and overhaul for password prompts.
11 Nov 2009
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Broadband
public sector

Scotland promised next-gen broadband cash

The government has promised a broadband windfall for Scots as part of its Digital Britain plans.
9 Nov 2009
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workers
Business strategy

SMBs offer most job security for IT pros

Smaller firms are most likely to keep their IT staff despite the recession.
21 Aug 2009
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Broadband connections
Network & Internet

BT pushes broadband booster button

BT has completed its 20Mbits/sec broadband boosting project.
17 Aug 2009