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Android guru calms source code delay fears

Google's delay in publishing the source code to Android 3.0 'Honeycomb' beyond a handful of large companies is temporary and does not represent a sudden change in its openness, project guru Andy Rubin has said.

Written by John E Dunn08 April 11 00:20

Google Chrome gets malware download alert

Google has started experimenting with a small but interesting upgrade to Chrome designed to make it harder for users to download malware without realising they are doing so.

Written by John E Dunn07 April 11 01:16

Twitter delays revamp after service glitch

Problems launching a heavily revamped homepage are being blamed for a major glitch that hit the Twitter service on Tuesday evening.

Written by John E Dunn07 April 11 00:30

Seagate shows world's thinnest portable drive

Storage giant Seagate has announced that it will put on sale what it claims is the world slimmest ever portable hard drive, and for once the hyperbole stands up to scrutiny - the new GoFlex Slim drive is only 9mm thick.

Written by John E Dunn06 April 11 04:35

Microsoft rebukes developers for poor app security

Microsoft now 'gets' security at every level of the organisation but the wider software industry has yet to match its zeal, the company has said in its latest Software Development Lifecycle (SDL) Progress Report.

Written by John E Dunn01 April 11 04:42

UK BlackBerry users get Protect security app

The BlackBerry Protect remote security app previewed to users last year has become available for UK consumer users for the first time in a beta version, the company has announced.

Written by John E Dunn26 March 11 01:07

Wary customers shun businesses after data breaches

Data breaches cost UK businesses more than ever last year, with most of the financial hit resulting from lost business in the aftermath of an incident, a Ponemon Institute survey for Symantec has found.

Written by John E Dunn22 March 11 04:23

VoIP company changes name after The Cloud legal threat

A small VoIP company has had to change its name after being threatened with legal action over its use of the word 'cloud' in its name by European Wi-Fi network The Cloud.

Written by John E Dunn17 March 11 04:18

Vodafone red faced after blog site hacked

Anti-corporate campaigners have embarrassed phone giant Vodafone, gaining access to blog accounts run by the company to post copy critical of its claimed policies on UK tax.

Written by John E Dunn11 March 11 05:34

Google launches Chrome 10 to battle rivals

Google has pre-empted the forthcoming Firefox 4 and IE 9 with a new version of Chrome offering users a battery of tweaks including faster apps, interface improvements and better security.

Written by John E Dunn11 March 11 05:33

Twitter's 'dark side' growing once again

The number of Twitter accounts suspended for suspected criminal activity started to rise again during 2010, security company Barracuda Networks has reported.

Written by John E Dunn08 March 11 04:14

SSD firmware destroys digital evidence, researchers find

A technology built into many new solid state drives (SSDs) to improve their storage efficiency could inadvertently be making forensic analysis at a later date by police forces and intelligence agencies almost impossible to carry out to legally safe standards, researchers have discovered.

Written by John E Dunn02 March 11 01:42

Police ask UK citizens to forward every scam email

For the first time ever UK email users are being asked to forward messages they believe might be connected to fraud or phishing directly to the police for as a way of gathering realtime data on criminal threats.

Written by John E Dunn01 March 11 01:46

Google to use Return Path anti-phishing system

Google has joined Yahoo, software site Tucows and filtering firm Cloudmark in signing up to use Return Path's now formally launched Domain Assurance service which the company claims will turn the screw on phishing and brand-hijacking spam.

Written by John E Dunn26 Feb. 11 05:29

Seagate still looking into Momentus XT drive problems

Seagate has played down technical problems experienced in recent weeks by users of the company's Momentus XT hybrid hard drive despite ongoing queries to its support forum.

Written by John E Dunn26 Feb. 11 07:16