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    1. April 28, 2015

      Personal data: time to argue about money, not privacy

      Hernando de Soto, the Peruvian economist whose work centred on the informal economy and property rights, has much to...

    2. April 27, 2015

      The political storm over the Googleplex

      Google regularly tops the list of companies that students want to work for and, visiting its Silicon Valley campus last...

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      Advertising and marketing are undergoing revolutionary changes that are shaking up exi...
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    1. April 14, 2015

      Business alarmed at Chinese plans to curb data transfer

      China is building a “big data dam” to rival the Great Firewall blocking the internet, say US business leaders concerned...

    2. March 27, 2015

      Google loses bid to block UK privacy lawsuits

      Google has failed in a bid to block users from pursuing it in the UK courts, after a group of them was given the right to...

    3. March 17, 2015

      Google’s digital ‘security shaming’ campaign

      It was drama I hadn’t anticipated when ordering an air bed online. Google Chrome warned that the website I visited was...

    4. March 13, 2015

      Why Hillary Clinton’s cyber life is an issue

      Hillary Clinton has a problem. She can talk all she wants about why she used her private email account to conduct public...

    5. March 12, 2015

      @Muffin man and other nursery rhymes for the times

      What with Apple watches, the internet of things, cloud computing, social media and driverless cars, it is clear we need a...

    6. March 12, 2015

      Asia considers ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling prompted by Google

      When Mario Costeja González asked Google to remove search results relating to the forced sale of his house, the Spanish...

    7. February 26, 2015

      Google shapes up for the journey to adulthood

      Were Google a human being, it would still be too young to vote. Yet the US technology group, which was founded in 1998, has...

    8. February 25, 2015

      Google shakes up European units in face of tougher rules

      Google is overhauling its European business to meet the challenge of a changing and more combative regulatory landscape on...

    9. February 23, 2015

      Yahoo executive and NSA chief clash over online data privacy

      A Yahoo executive clashed with the new head of the National Security Agency at a conference on Monday as tensions continued...

    10. February 23, 2015

      Facebook’s new privacy policy violates European law, report finds

      Facebook has been accused of violating EU data protection rules as the social network became the latest US technology...

    11. February 19, 2015

      Google joins fight to curb US data hunt

      Google has joined the battle against efforts by US law enforcement agencies to search for personal data held on servers...

    12. February 6, 2015

      Turkey tops list of Twitter complainants

      Turkey has greatly stepped up its efforts to rein in social media, accounting for more than 90 per cent of all posts...

    13. February 6, 2015

      Google risks legal action over ‘right to be forgotten’ report

      Google could face legal action after Europe’s privacy watchdogs rejected the conclusions of an independent group of experts...

    14. February 6, 2015

      UK mass surveillance regime was unlawful, rules judge

      The regime governing mass surveillance by UK security services breached human rights laws until late last year, according to...

    15. February 2, 2015

      Tyrants will find the key to the internet’s back door

      Should the citizens of a democratic state be free to communicate over electronic networks hardened against any government...

    16. January 27, 2015

      The internet of things keeps one step ahead of the law

      Since the advent of the internet the law has struggled to keep up with advances in technology. While increasing numbers of...

    17. January 27, 2015

      Connected devices: wealth of opportunity carries enormous risk

      One sober voice stood out amid the whizz-bangs of the International Consumer Electronics Show, the technology industry’s...

    18. January 27, 2015

      Wickr launches encrypted Facebook feature

      Cute pictures of kittens could help privacy-conscious consumers disguise the photos they upload to Facebook with a new...

    19. January 20, 2015

      Microsoft calls for data sharing agreement between US and EU

      Microsoft’s top lawyer has called for an accord between the EU and the US to make it easier for law enforcement authorities...

    20. January 14, 2015

      Google asks High Court to reject privacy lawsuit from Mosley

      Internet search engine Google has asked the High Court in London to reject a lawsuit brought by Max Mosley, the former...

    21. January 14, 2015

      Marriott saga shows hotels must stop the WiFi racket

      In October, Marriott International paid a $600,000 civil penalty for jamming its US customers’ WiFi services. Just before...

    22. January 12, 2015

      Obama calls for cyber security bill ahead of Centcom Twitter hacking

      President Barack Obama unveiled a new plan to boost cyber security on Monday just as hackers claiming to be Islamist...

    23. December 16, 2014

      View: Police must face up to cyber threats

      While internet attacks on big-name companies and organisations regularly attract the eye of the world’s media, far less...

    24. December 15, 2014

      Google facing prospect of €15m fine from Dutch regulators

      Google faces its largest ever fine from a European regulator after the Dutch Data Protection Agency threatened the...

    25. December 8, 2014

      UK watchdog intervenes in Google case

      The UK’s privacy watchdog has made an unusual last-minute intervention in a case that pits Google against three internet...

    26. December 8, 2014

      Leaks boost privacy start-ups

      Companies that aim to provide better standards of privacy for internet users are hoping to seduce the mass market next year,...

    27. December 5, 2014

      Mass surveillance regime is lawful, says secret UK tribunal

      The UK’s legal framework governing mass surveillance techniques by the security services is lawful and does not breach human...

    28. December 2, 2014

      Welcome to the web’s dark side

      How much should you know about the dark side of the internet? Beneath the surface – the eBay auctions, Wikipedia entries,...

    29. November 26, 2014

      Europe’s demands on Google mount

      Google was under fire on two fronts in Europe on Wednesday as privacy watchdogs told it to apply the “right to be forgotten”...

    30. November 24, 2014

      Internet data rules expected to cost taxpayer tens of millions

      Taxpayers are expected to have to foot a bill totalling tens of millions of pounds to enact Theresa May’s proposals to...

    31. November 14, 2014

      Cameron warns internet groups to stop spread of terror material

      David Cameron has told internet companies he will ensure they live up to their “social responsibility” to stop the spread of...

    32. November 12, 2014

      The high price of the Google guarantee

      Let’s call it the Google guarantee. It may well be the future of the internet. Send a message or email, swap a photograph,...

    33. November 7, 2014

      A cosy pact with the spies is no substitute for the rule of law

      No one can doubt that the threat of terrorism poses considerable challenges. Yet the approach adopted by Robert Hannigan,...

    34. November 7, 2014

      Encryption expert offers support to UK’s GCHQ chief

      Britain’s new digital surveillance chief has found an unexpected ally for his controversial criticism this week of Silicon...

    35. November 6, 2014

      Silicon Valley ready to fight back against intelligence agencies

      In any popularity contest between the nerds and the spies, the nerds will always win. That is the conclusion Silicon Valley...

    36. November 5, 2014

      Top chat apps race to lock down messaging services

      Leading chat apps are racing to lock down their messaging services to prevent interception by governments and criminals,...

    37. November 4, 2014

      Spy chief gambles on public fear of terrorism

      British cabinet ministers are rarely so bold in public, let alone the most secretive men in the country. So it is a sign of...

    38. November 4, 2014

      Technology groups hit back at spy chief claims

      Technology companies and industry insiders have rejected accusations that they are not doing enough in the fight against...

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