After a critical U.K. parliamentary committee report into the U.K.'s draft Communications Data Bill, which would see Web, email and call data collected for law enforcement purposes, the U.K. government will now substantially amend the bill.
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The draft "Communications Data Bill" will expand the U.K. government's Web, email, and call monitoring powers. Here's everything you need to know -- and more.
They may be the underdog in the U.K. government's coalition, but the Liberal Democrats may be able to successfully undermine the so-called 'snoopers' charter' enough to derail it completely.
A look back at some of the successes and victories, the bad times and controversies, and the downright ugly failures by Twitter and by its users, during 2012.
Microsoft is offering only one-year warranty for the enterprise-favored Surface tablet, while EU law dictates it should be "at least two." Didn't Apple recently get stung for this kind of behavior?
Nowadays, you have the choice of only one prominent phone design: the 'patented' slate-like touch-screen smartphone. But ten years ago, Nokia mobile devices were diverse, innovative and in some cases downright strange in order to meet consumer demand.
Writing isn't just sitting at a desk waiting for the news to happen. It often requires a prepared bag of kit for travel to report at the source. Here's what Zack Whittaker keeps in his on-the-go bag.
Despite Wikileaks' founder Julian Assange's successful asylum bid, he picked the worst embassy to try and escape from. Here's why, and how he could possibly evade the U.K. authorities.
After it emerged that Google paid roughly 1.5 percent tax last year in the U.K (the average household pays 10-20 percent), the search giant could be pulled up in front of Parliament to face questions.
Ouch, ouch, and ouch. PC shipments are down in Western Europe as the global PC market struggles during the spring-summer dry spell. But sales will likely rocket towards the end of the year.
A week after Apple was told by a U.K. judge that it must publicly admit Samsung did not copy the iPad, Apple is granted a stay on the ruling -- for now.
...along with the usual suspects, such as firearms and drugs. While kittens should probably stay at home, you had better disable your smartphone's hotspot feature before entering an Olympics venue.
Google and the EU are closer to settling an ongoing antitrust case that could see the search giant avoid hefty fines in the region.
The European Commission's antitrust authorities suspects 13 opitical disk drive producers -- of CD and DVD drives -- of taking part in a global cartel, but declines to name the suspects.
IBM is looking to axe a number of staff in the U.K. and Ireland, according to a report, despite booming profits in the company's recent Q2 earnings call.
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