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Twitter acquires machine learning startup Whetlab

As PC sales slip, Microsoft, Lenovo, HP and Dell band together for ‘PC Does What?’ campaign Read More »

Build internet for users not government surveillance, Snowden tells IEFT

The internet should primarily be designed for the benefit of its users, not governments and corporations who wish to use it to spy on individuals. That was the call from government surveillance whilstleblower Edward Snowden who was speaking via video link from Russia to an Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) meeting in Prague, Czech Republic. The IETF describes itself as ... Read More »

Electronic Frontier Foundation announces new ‘Do Not Track’ policy for web browsing to boost privacy

Digital civil liberties group the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has partnered with web and technology companies to announce a stronger policy standard for a “Do Not Track” (DNT) web browser setting. The new policy standard is designed to better protect web users from sites that attempt to secretly follow and record their internet activity. It’s also designed to encourage advertisers ... Read More »

EU extends Google antitrust investigation response deadline

Insider threat set to grow, warns expert security panel Read More »

United Nations demands states respect its privacy after AT&T NSA spying revealed

How being a victim of cyber crime made me an even bigger target for hackers Read More »

Two thirds of UK web users believe humans have a ‘right to be forgotten’

Almost two thirds of British people believe the ‘Right to be Forgotten’ online should be a human right. The European Union’s ‘Right to be Forgotten’ ruling allows EU citizens to request that search engines such as Google remove search result links to websites when they deem the information to be “inaccurate, inadequate, irrelevant or excessive”. The poll results come shortly ... Read More »

Facebook hits one billion users in a day – so why has its Facebook at Work enterprise tool been a failure?

Mark Zuckerberg is shouting from the rooftops because Facebook, for the first time in its 11-year history, has reached a billion users in one day. “On Monday, one in seven people on Earth used Facebook to connect with their friends and family,” Facebook founder and CEO Zuckerberg wrote in a statement, a feat he described as “just the beginning of ... Read More »

How Dropbox is helping modern-day explorers chart unclaimed lands

The desire to explore new and uncharted territory arguably forms part of the human condition. From the first humans who left Africa when they crossed the Red Sea into the Middle East, through to Captain James Cook traversing the Pacific Ocean and James Scott’s expedition to the Antarctic, people have always sought to explore the unknown. The tradition continues into ... Read More »

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