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Illegal trade in online data soars

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 | More »

Nearly 20m items of personal data were traded illegally over the internet in the first half of this year, as more people went online. The amount of illegal data in circulation is on track to quadruple from 2010 by the end of this year, according to research by Experian, the credit checking agency. T...

Eugene Kaspersky

A tech tycoon who values privacy

Eugene Kaspersky rubs shoulders with world security chiefs regularly these days. He has just been on a panel with Condoleezza Rice, the former US secretary of state, at a security summit in Yalta. Next he is meeting European defence ministers in Brussels. The co-founder and chief executive of Kasper...

26 September, 2012 | More »

Baidu to take on Google on travel info

Baidu, China’s largest search engine company by market share, has signed a deal with Skyscanner, the UK-based flight search company, as it seeks to rival Google in providing travel information to internet users. People looking for international flights on the Baidu search engine will be presented ...

23 August, 2012 | More »

Data centre companies ride internet boom

When Usain Bolt ran in the men’s 100m final at the London Olympic Games, there was a 30 per cent spike in demand for the BBC’s online iPlayer service, as people unable to get to a TV screen watched the event on desktop PCs and mobile devices. Much of this internet traffic came through Telecity, ...

21 August, 2012 | More »

Exchange start-ups challenge banks

Taavet Hinrikus, an Estonian-born technology professional, was employed by Luxembourg-based Skype but living in London, which meant he was losing hundreds, if not thousands, of pounds in currency-exchange fees every year. So Mr Hinrikus, one of the first employees at Skype, began an informal currenc...

3 August, 2012 | More »

A social media job agency

Felipe Navío Garcia and Juan Urdiales are sticking a large company logo on the blank wall of their new offices in the City of London. Some young men are making calls on mobile phones at a handful of the 16 or so desks bunched together in the small, drab, echoing room. It has the forlorn, […]...

6 June, 2012 | More »

The digital career switchover

When Josh Silverman received a call last year asking if he would like to work for American Express, he was surprised. The 43-year-old technology entrepreneur’s life had always revolved around Silicon Valley start-ups. He had been chief executive of Skype and before that held a senior role at eBay....

28 May, 2012 | More »

Children’s publishers join forces online

Publishers including Hachette, Penguin and Simon & Schuster are putting their children’s books into a single online entertainment brand as they search for ways to profit from ebooks. The Magic Town platform is to be launched on Wednesday by Mindshapes, which was set up by two of the co-founder...

16 May, 2012 | More »

Technology M&A activity defies downturn

The technology sector has continued to see a large number of mergers and acquisitions, in contrast with the rest of the economy, as cash-rich companies buy strategic assets in areas such as cloud computing, social networking and mobile phones. The total value of global technology deals fell 12 per c...

15 May, 2012 | More »

Two Thirds Of Web ‘Cookies’ Are For Ads

More than two-thirds of the “cookies” on the UK’s most popular websites are for advertising purposes, a new study has found, helping explain why some companies may be reluctant to comply with new laws coming into force next month. From May 26 companies will need explicit permission from custom...

18 April, 2012 | More »

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