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» UK data privacy regulator to monitor WhatsApp's data sharing with Facebook
26/08/16 21:57 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Regulator will track how the messaging service shares data with its parent company after the announcement of a controversial new policy The UK’s data privacy regulator said on Friday it would monitor how popular messaging service WhatsAp...

» Stingray documents offer rare insight into police and FBI surveillance
26/08/16 19:26 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Unsealed court records in Oakland reveal cases where a warrant wasn’t required to listen to calls and how much law enforcement uses the devices Court documents unsealed by a judge in Oakland, California, have revealed rare insights into ...

» UberEats drivers vow to take pay protest to London restaurants
26/08/16 17:43 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Couriers at demonstration against pay structure say they will campaign at restaurants that use food delivery service Drivers for Uber’s food delivery service, UberEats, are planning to picket London restaurants as part of a protest over ...

» Battle royal: Amazon and Netflix turn to UK talent in TV wars
26/08/16 16:33 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Netflix’s British debut The Crown is hot on the heels of Amazon’s first original UK series, fashion drama The Collection As the battle between Amazon and Netflix for the next generation of viewers intensifies, both streaming services are...

» 'First Apple computer' sells for $815,000
26/08/16 16:10 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
A prototype Apple 1, a holy-grail item in electronics memorabilia, has sold for $815,000 (£618,000) in an online auction.

» WhatsApp and Facebook data sharing plan being investigated
26/08/16 14:20 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
The UK's Information Commissioner (ICO) is looking into WhatsApp's decision to share more data with parent company Facebook.

» Judge's 'LOL' as he jails online boaster who ducked sentence
26/08/16 13:24 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
A man who avoided prison after being convicted of a street attack is jailed for refusing to perform unpaid work then boasting about it online.

» Meet the Premier League's first e-sports player
26/08/16 12:53 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
The Premier League's first e-sports player - Sean "Dragonn" Allen - meets the BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones.

» Barbra Streisand used Steve Jobs as an IT help desk
26/08/16 10:29 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Singer says when she could not work something out on her computer she called up the Apple co-founder for IT advice Barbra Streisand has revealed she once called the Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs, to ask him for IT advice for her computer....

» Russian MP's son convicted of hacking scheme
26/08/16 09:55 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
Russian Roman Seleznev has been found guilty in the US of running a hacking scheme that stole $169m (£131m).

» Sent From My iPhone: how a humblebrag became a key piece of net etiquette
26/08/16 08:14 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Once considered a crass way of showing off, now the sign-off is a nod of acknowledgement that we are doing the best we can Is there a more divisive valediction than the default “Sent From My iPhone” sign-off? When the iPhone first appear...

» Chatterbox: Friday
26/08/16 07:43 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
The place to talk about games and other things that matter It’s Friday. Continue reading...

» Exoskeleton gloves allow you to feel in VR and other news
26/08/16 07:12 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
BBC Click's Marc Cieslak looks at some of the best of the week's technology news.

» US authorities investigate cyber-attack against Ghostbusters actress Leslie Jones
26/08/16 05:23 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
The Department of Homeland Security says it's looking into a cyber-attack on Leslie Jones' website and iCloud account.

» Love to chat
25/08/16 23:23 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
As chat apps achieve colossal valuations and more keep coming onto the market, are we reaching chat saturation point?

» WhatsApp privacy backlash: Facebook angers users by harvesting their data
25/08/16 21:30 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Facebook is being accused of backtracking on its pledge not to use the data of the 1 billion users of the WhatsApp messaging app it acquired two years ago Stop us if you’ve heard this one: Facebook rolls out a new feature and/or acquires...

» EU proposals could see news publishers paid by Google and Facebook
25/08/16 20:59 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Measures are part of a series of planned European commission changes designed to strengthen rights of creators and publishers News publishers would have stronger rights to demand payment from digital giants such as Google and Facebook in...

» Apple issues global iOS update after attempt to use spyware on activist's iPhone
25/08/16 19:25 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
The spyware took advantage of three previously undisclosed weaknesses in Apple’s iPhone to take complete control of the device with the tap of a finger A botched attempt to break into the iPhone of an Arab activist using hitherto unknown...

» Uber lost at least $1.27bn in first half of 2016 – report
25/08/16 18:42 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
The subsidies the ride-hailing firm gives its drivers was main reason for losses, finance head said, as leaked figures from investor call revealed huge losses Ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies lost at least $1.27bn before interest, ta...

» Live from Edinburgh International Television Festival – Chips with Everything tech podcast
25/08/16 17:55 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Chips with Everything presenter Olly Mann travels north to the Scottish capital to investigate what the future of TV looks like In this episode of our digital culture podcast, Olly Mann ventures to the 2016 Edinburgh International Televi...

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