February 2014

GCHQ Could Have Been Watching Your Webcam Feed

Snowden documents suggest GCHQ was collecting millions of images of law-abiding citizens obtained directly from their webcams during online chats to build a giant face recognition database

Samsung: Quiz Of The Week

Samsung had a strong showing at MWC, with its Galaxy S5 but what do you know about the manufacturer?

Tech Goes To The Movies

Movies are a high-tech business. But what happens when IT takes a role in front of the cameras? Show us your film buff skills! LAST UPDATED: 09/10/2017

Peter Judge

Flood Apps Won’t Save The World

The government backed Tech City’s bid to make helpful flood apps. Peter Judge wants to know – where’s the long-term thinking?

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Chinese IT Giants To Support Windows XP

With Chinese market share of Windows XP at around 25 percent, Tencent and other major IT companies are promising to continue XP support services after Microsoft’s April cutoff date

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Study Finds Cost Savings From Cloud Shift

The move to the cloud is paying off for organisations who have fully committed to it with a more than 15 percent reduction on IT spending, according to the Computer Economics study

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Canon To Buy US Nanotech Chip Firm

Purchase of Molecular Imprint’s semiconductor business allows Canon to push for nanoscale manufacturing processes in semiconductors

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Quiz Of The Week: Vodafone

It’s the world’s third largest mobile telecoms company, but how well do you know Britain’s Vodafone?

Vodafone

It’s the world’s third largest mobile telecoms company. But how well do you know, Britain’s Vodafone?

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Tooling Up To Beat Malware

No malware is going to catch Wayne Rash napping. But it takes constant vigilance to keep your system clean, he warns

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Bitcoin Battered By DoS Attacks

Attackers take advantage of a weakness in the cryptocurrency protocol known as “transaction malleability” and a number of exchanges suspend trading

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Government Invests £73m In UK Big Data

David Willetts has announced £73m of new funding for 55 projects related to data analytics, including the establishment of four research centres at English universities

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Firefox 27 Boosts Security

Sean Michael Kerner welcomes Firefox 27, which fixes some holes and catches up on security tech such as TLS

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Learning Data Visualisation

To understand and communicate data, you must visualise it – for yourself and for other people – says Nathan Yau