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    Are social networks an answer to email overload?

    In 2011, Thierry Breton, chief executive at Atos, the information technology services provider, set an ambitious goal for...

  2. September 17, 2014

    Apple opens up with iOS 8 and targets the privacy high ground

    Apple claims its latest annual update to its operating system for iPhones and iPads is its “biggest iOS release ever”. Those...

  1. September 15, 2014

    Companies need to work harder to keep the internet open

    Governments and companies are engaged in a battle to determine who can do what on the internet, and the outcome will...

  2. September 14, 2014

    Tech chiefs in plea over privacy damage

    The US tech industry has failed to appreciate the mounting global concern over its record on online privacy and security and...

  3. September 12, 2014

    Yahoo faced fines over NSA compliance

    The US government threatened to fine Yahoo $250,000 per day if the internet company refused to comply with its requests for...

  4. September 3, 2014

    Forget iHacks, we’re all exposed online

    “Life is on the record,” Tony Blair’s press chief used to tell his staff. His point was not that it was no longer possible...

  5. August 28, 2014

    Apple tightens privacy rules for health apps

    Apple is tightening up its privacy rules to ensure a new generation of health and fitness apps are not thwarted by growing...

  6. August 4, 2014

    Retail banks go digital with gusto

    When Britain’s first telephone bank opened in 1989, it claimed to be from the future. In a television advert marking the...

  7. July 29, 2014

    High Court to hear Google ‘internet abuse’ case

    Google is set to face a High Court trial this year brought by an international businessman who wants to block permanently...

  8. July 14, 2014

    Rights groups challenge UK mass surveillance in secret court

    An alleged mass surveillance programme by the UK government breaches human rights laws and the current legal framework is...

  9. July 13, 2014

    The right to be forgotten ruling leaves nagging doubts

    Last week Google created an advisory committee to help it implement the “right to be forgotten” online that has been...

  10. July 11, 2014

    Google council to advise on Europe’s ‘right to be forgotten’ online

    Google has created an advisory council to help deal with Europe’s “right to be forgotten” online, as the company attempts to...

  11. July 10, 2014

    UK unveils emergency data law to underpin security surveillance

    David Cameron is to push though emergency laws to allow police and security agencies to maintain access to phone and email...

  12. July 8, 2014

    From Paris’s Left Bank, tiny Qwant tries to take on Google

    In a small, dark office, off a cobbled courtyard tucked away in a quiet street of Paris’s Left Bank, Jean-Manuel Rozan is...

  13. July 4, 2014

    Russia clampdown stokes fears of Balkanisation of the web

    Concerns about the potential Balkanisation of the internet were heightened when Russia’s parliament passed a bill requiring...

  14. June 30, 2014

    EU slams US over Microsoft privacy case

    A US attempt to force Microsoft to hand over emails held on servers in Ireland has drawn a strong rebuke from Brussels in...

  15. June 24, 2014

    Theresa May attacks internet companies’ intrusion on privacy

    Theresa May accused internet companies of intruding on customers’ privacy for commercial gain as she tried to reignite her...

  16. June 22, 2014

    ‘Private internet’ FireChat app grows in popularity in Iraq

    A new chat app designed for use on planes and trains is soaring in popularity in Iraq, as users embrace a “private internet”...

  17. June 9, 2014

    The news baron battling Google

    Mathias Döpfner points from the window of his 18th floor office to the street where the Berlin Wall once ran. These days the...

  18. June 4, 2014

    US Senate considers ban on ‘stalking apps’

    Mobile phone apps that track users without their knowledge have been used in cases of domestic violence, stalking and...

  19. June 3, 2014

    Google receives rush of requests to delete search results

    Google has received more than 41,000 requests in four days from Europeans wanting the company to remove personal information...

  20. May 30, 2014

    Google privacy campaigner praises search engine for bowing to EU

    The man who brought the landmark internet privacy case against Google has praised the US group for allowing users to request...

  21. May 27, 2014

    Google could face ‘cyber courts’ in Germany over privacy rights

    Germany is considering the creation of special “cyber courts” to rule on clashes between individuals seeking to protect...

  22. May 27, 2014

    ‘Revenge porn’ laws spur liberties debate

    Lawmakers and courts across the world are moving towards criminalising one of the web’s more disturbing trends – angry exes,...

  23. May 22, 2014

    Facebook shakes up privacy policies

    Facebook is giving its 1.3bn users more control over their personal information in one of the biggest shifts of its privacy...

  24. May 21, 2014

    Google feels political wind shift against it in Europe

    Google has absorbed many blows in Europe over a torrid month: from court defeats over privacy to political jibes and even...

  25. May 15, 2014

    Google to implement EU privacy ruling ‘within weeks’

    Google is expected to create a mechanism to request the removal of search results within “weeks” following an EU ruling that...

  26. May 14, 2014

    Data protection agencies gain power from Google defeat

    Although it was Europe’s highest court that reinterpreted the bloc’s privacy directives for the internet age, the task of...

  27. May 14, 2014

    Google should not erase the web’s memory

    Perhaps the European Court of Justice wants to equal the US Supreme Court in a display of poor judgment. That might explain...

  28. May 14, 2014

    Google and the search for privacy

    In what now seems like a different lifetime I worked as a junior reporter on The Daily Telegraph, then a fusty, traditional...

  29. May 14, 2014

    Google admirer delivers bitter defeat on principle of privacy

    Mario Costeja González insists he has nothing against Google and its flagship search engine. He describes himself as a “fan”...

  30. May 13, 2014

    Europe’s Google privacy ruling brings risks

    Over the past year, European politics and public opinion have been vexed by the question of data privacy on the internet....

  31. May 13, 2014

    EU backs ‘the right to be forgotten’

    The EU’s decision on Tuesday to back a “right to be forgotten” is the latest move by European authorities to bolster its...

  32. May 13, 2014

    Web groups brace for flood of data requests

    Google and other US internet giants are braced for a blizzard of requests from European citizens demanding that sensitive...

  33. May 2, 2014

    White House study backs data-gathering

    US internet companies that collect masses of data about their users dodged a bullet on Thursday as a White House study...

  34. April 30, 2014

    Facebook looks to dominate mobile web

    Facebook launched a new plan to further dominate the mobile internet on Wednesday, announcing a mobile advertising network...

  35. April 22, 2014

    Mobile home screen fight begins as tech giants snap up super-apps

    First came free-to-play games, then chat apps. Now, some in the technology industry are predicting that the next mobile...

  36. April 20, 2014

    Washington on back foot in web negotiations

    A meeting in Brazil this week will reveal whether Washington has succeeded in preventing international anger over the Edward...

  37. April 10, 2014

    Microsoft cloud system wins EU privacy regulators’ approval

    Microsoft’s privacy changes to its online enterprise cloud storage system won EU regulators’ approval for meeting the bloc’s...

  38. April 8, 2014

    Watchdog to probe police ‘overuse’ of personal data

    Police may be overusing their power to access communications data from personal computers and mobile phones and should be...

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