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Russia to SAP, Apple: Hand over source code to prove you're not spies

And they'd get away with it too, if weren't for that meddling Snowden
Simon Sharwood, 31 Jul 07:01

Yes, Australia's government SHOULD store comms metadata

Not because it's a good idea but because it already operates the infrastructure and processes to do it well
Simon Sharwood, 30 Jul 20:23

Government's 'Google Review' copyright rules become law

Analysis Welcome in a New Era ... of copyright litigation
Andrew Orlowski, 30 Jul 14:26

FTC: We've put '$100 MEEELLION phone bill fee cram scam' on ice

Judge grants order against firms accused of luring people into premium texts subs
Shaun Nichols, 29 Jul 23:31

NBN Co pricing under spotlight

Hated CVC prices could be cut
Richard Chirgwin, 29 Jul 22:46

Senate introduces USA FREEDOM Act to curb NSA spying excesses

Good news if you're an American, less so for everyone else
Iain Thomson, 29 Jul 22:24

Dusty pre-Facebook, pre-Twitter laws will do for social media crimes

Lords say decades-old legislation is 'fit for purpose'

Just TWO climate committee MPs contradict IPCC: The two with SCIENCE degrees

'Greenhouse effect is real, but as for the rest of it ...'
Lewis Page, 29 Jul 11:20

TV rudeboy and Outsourcery boss Linney joins Gov.UK SME panel

How many contracts has your cloudy biz won again? Hello?
Paul Kunert, 29 Jul 09:55

Adam Afriyie MP: Smart meters are NOT so smart

Opinion Mega-costly gas 'n' 'leccy totting-up tech not worth it - Tory MP
Adam Afriyie MP, 29 Jul 08:27
Google Chocolate Factory

Google Maps community competition falls foul of Indian regulations

Oh look! Such a lovely SECRET MILITARY BASE!
Richard Chirgwin, 29 Jul 02:31
NBN Co Customer premises equipment

NBN Co adds apartments to FTTP rollout

Commercial trial locations to go live in September
Richard Chirgwin, 28 Jul 22:58

Opinion

Has Europe cut the UK adrift on data protection?

Comment EU reckons we've one foot out the door anyway
Parliament House Canberra by Flickr user OzMark17 used under CC Share and Share alike licence

Yes, Australia's government SHOULD store comms metadata

Not because it's a good idea but because it already operates the infrastructure and processes to do it well
Simon Sharwood, 30 Jul 20:23
alertme review energy meter monitor

Adam Afriyie MP: Smart meters are NOT so smart

Opinion Mega-costly gas 'n' 'leccy totting-up tech not worth it - Tory MP
Adam Afriyie MP, 29 Jul 08:27

News

UK.gov's Open Source switch WON'T get rid of Microsoft, y'know

Analysis What do you mean, we've ditched Redmond in favour of IBM?!
Gavin Clarke, 25 Jul 11:36

Putin: Crack Tor for me and I'll make you a MILLIONAIRE

Russian Interior Ministry offers big pile o' roubles for busting pro-privacy browser
Simon Sharwood, 25 Jul 01:58

US Social Security 'wasted $300 million on an IT BOONDOGGLE'

Scrutiny committee bods probe derailed database project
Shaun Nichols, 24 Jul 19:17

Arrr: Freetard-bothering Digital Economy Act tied up, thrown in the hold

Ministry of Fun confirms: Yes, we're busy doing nothing
Andrew Orlowski, 24 Jul 16:21

ICO: It's up to Google the 'POLLUTER' to tidy up 'right to be forgotten' search links

UK watchdog: Rewriting history, airbrushing claims 'absurd'
Kelly Fiveash, 24 Jul 12:23

Psst. Hey, Jock. I got £100m for outsourcers here. Fancy a hit?

Scottish government's giant pile'o'dosh quivers as it awaits MSP bidders
Paul Kunert, 24 Jul 09:36

Google rival BLASTS Almunia 'n' pals for settlement proposals

Auctioning off links WILL pay off for Google, insists Foundem
Jennifer Baker, 23 Jul 15:56

Help yourself to anyone's photos FOR FREE, suggests UK.gov

Copyright law reforms will keep m'learned friends busy
Andrew Orlowski, 23 Jul 14:56

HP, Microsoft prove it again: Big Business doesn't create jobs

Worstall on Wednesday SMEs get lip service - what they need is dinner at the Club
Tim Worstall, 23 Jul 09:00
Houses of Parliament at night-time

UK government officially adopts Open Document Format

Microsoft insurgency fails, earns snarky remark from UK digital services head
Simon Sharwood, 23 Jul 06:02
Google sign outside Mountain View headquarters

Report: Google back in Europe's crosshairs over web domination claims

Antitrust investigation set to widen after rivals trash settlement deal
Shaun Nichols, 22 Jul 21:26

STILL no move by Brit data cops over Google's 2012 privacy slurp

Even the Italian databinieri have got their boots on now, but not the ICO

Major problems beset UK ISP filth filters: But it's OK, nobody uses them

It's almost as though pr0n was actually rather popular
Kelly Fiveash, 22 Jul 13:42
Parliament House Canberra by Flickr user OzMark17 used under CC Share and Share alike licence

iiNet says metadata retention means a great big tax on everything

ISP suggests proposed down under data dump would be ultimate hacker honeypot
Simon Sharwood, 22 Jul 01:15