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Information Technology

Government uses 225-year-old law to force companies to unlock phones
​Revelations about how governments swallow up huge amounts of data have led to consumers and companies embracing encryption like never before, but feds may have found a hidden weapon within a centuries-old law now being used in court.

28.11.2014 15:33

Google should apply ‘Right to be Forgotten’ worldwide – EU watchdogs
The European Union’s privacy watchdogs have urged the international Google search engine to apply the currently locally-functioning ‘Right to be Forgotten’ globally.

27.11.2014 12:45

UKIP mistakes famous cathedral for mosque
A UKIP branch has been left red-faced on social media after it mistook Westminster Catholic Cathedral – one of London’s most iconic buildings – for a mosque.

27.11.2014 10:38

'$100,000 a year': Headhunt for drone pilots in USA
Drone pilots and engineers are certainly careers with a future in the US. Although commercial drones aren’t legal yet, reports reveal that companies are already willing to pay unbelievably high salaries, in the expectation of rules softening.

26.11.2014 13:38

‘Morally indefensible’: UK govt accused of 'cozy’ links with tax avoiding tech giants
The British government has been accused of being too close to international tech giants such as Google and Facebook, and has allowed them to avoid millions in corporation tax.

26.11.2014 14:35

Wireless: French phone-tapping services go on strike
Four French companies executing the bulk of court-sanctioned electronic surveillance have refused all new requests. They are accusing the country’s justice ministry of depriving them of lucrative future spying contracts.

26.11.2014 13:31

Facebook & other social media blasted for ‘relaxed’ attitude to terror plots
The British government has accused social media companies including Facebook for doing too little to monitor potential terror plots, following plans put forward by the Home Secretary to force internet companies to comply with police investigations.

26.11.2014 10:23

​Depression? There’s an app for that
Teenagers and young people with mental health problems such as depression and anxiety will be encouraged to use smartphone apps to treat their conditions, a government minister has said.

25.11.2014 15:16

Not yet worldwide: 3bn web surfers, but half global population still offline
The global online population accounts now for more than 3 billion people, reports a UN agency. As access to IT infrastructure improves, billions of people - 90 percent of them in developing countries - remain offline.

25.11.2014 09:58

Freeze-frame: Hacker attack halts Sony Pictures’ work for up to 3 weeks
Sony Pictures Entertainment warns employees to abstain from connecting to corporate networks, Wi-Fi or email after the studio was reportedly attacked by hackers threatening to reveal company “secrets.”

25.11.2014 05:37

Homeland Security to destroy government network surveillance records
Records gathered by the Department of Homeland Security under a surveillance monitoring system called Einstein will be destroyed – not for security reasons, but because the agency claims they have no value.

25.11.2014 01:10

London cab drivers enlist private detectives in Uber taxi wars
London’s taxi drivers have been hiring private detectives in their war on controversial cab-booking application Uber which has been hoovering up business in London because of the competitive prices it offers.

24.11.2014 18:07