Category Archives: TECHNOLOGY

Google sets up ‘right to be forgotten’ form after EU ruling

Google has launched a service to allow Europeans to ask for personal data to be removed from online search results. The move comes after a landmark European Union court ruling…

Apple and Google settle patent row

In a joint statement, the companies said they would work together in “some areas of patent reform”. But the deal did not include licensing their technology to each other. Apple…

Facebook launches mobile ads Audience Network

Facebook is to start serving ads to third-party mobile apps via a new advertising network. It announced the move at the start of its F8 developers conference, which is being…

Google under fire from European media tycoon

The boss of one of Europe’s largest media companies has strongly criticised Google in an open letter printed in a German newspaper. Mathias Dopfner, chief executive of Axel Springer, says…

Washington Post and Guardian share Pulitzer Prize

The Guardian and Washington Post have shared the Pulitzer Prize for public service journalism for a series of stories on US electronic spying. Their reporting was based on documents leaked…

Heartbleed bug creates confusion on internet

Computers vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug are actively being targeted online, say security experts. However, it is not yet clear whether the scanning efforts are benign or are the work…

OKCupid seeks to block Mozilla Firefox over gay rights

Dating website OKCupid has sought to deter users from accessing its site via browser Mozilla Firefox. The site says the move was in response to new Mozilla chief executive Brendan…

Google says government requests ‘up 120%’ in four years

Google has said the number of requests it has had from governments to share information about its users has gone up by 120% in the past four years. The rise…

Court in Turkey moves to suspend ban on Twitter

A court in Turkey has ordered the suspension of a controversial ban on the social media site Twitter but it could be weeks before it takes effect. Turkish users of…

Turkey Twitter ban is ‘a losing battle’, expert claims

The Turkish government is “fighting a losing battle” in banning social media network Twitter, experts have said. Locals continue to tweet via virtual private networks (VPN), anonymous web browser Tor…

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