Cut cable delays for Yahoo Mail

21 November 2014 9.02pm.

Internet users in the UK and United States have been unable to log in to their Yahoo email accounts after an underwater cable was cut during maintenance work.

Four held in computer hacking probe

21 November 2014 9.02pm.

Four people have been arrested in the UK as part of an international operation to combat computer hackers.

Warning on webcam 'spying' site

20 November 2014 8.47am.

A Russian website allowing voyeurs to watch people in their homes via their own webcams may take some time to shut down, the Information Commissioner has warned.

  • Web tool detects government spyware

    20 November 2014 12.47am.

    A new web tool has been released that enables people to scan their devices for known surveillance spyware used by governments in computers and mobiles.

  • Microsoft Azure fault hits websites

    19 November 2014 6.02pm.

    A fault in Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform has knocked some customer sites offline, with issues being felt globally according to the software's status page.

  • 'Sites blocked' ahead of web summit

    19 November 2014 2.18pm.

    Chinese censors have blocked access to several popular websites as they target content delivery networks that serve much of the internet, according to a US internet service company.

  • Google buys up Dutch wind energy

    18 November 2014 4.03pm.

    Google is buying the entire output of an 18-turbine Dutch wind energy project to supply power to a major data centre.

  • Nokia launches N1 Android tablet

    18 November 2014 1.02pm.

    Nokia is launching a tablet computer months after selling its ailing handsets unit to Microsoft.

  • Online bullying doubles in a year

    14 November 2014 2.02am.

    The number of children being bullied on the internet has doubled this year, with more than one in three now victims, research suggests.

  • YouTube adds subscription service

    13 November 2014 6.46am.

    Google is remixing the music on its YouTube video site with the addition of ad-free subscription service Music Key and a new format designed to make it easier to find millions of songs that can still be played for free.

  • 26% of broadband links 'superfast'

    13 November 2014 2.00am.

    An extra 1.5 million homes and businesses now have superfast broadband, figures show.

  • Two jailed over web music piracy

    12 November 2014 2.02am.

    Two internet pirates behind illegal music internet forum Dancing Jesus, which could have cost the industry more than £240 million, have been jailed.

  • Microsoft phone drops Nokia name

    11 November 2014 6.48am.

    Microsoft has unveiled a cheaper smartphone costing about 110 euros (£86) as it eyes emerging and other low-cost markets for growth.

  • Obama wants more web regulation

    11 November 2014 6.48am.

    Barack Obama has embraced a radical change in how the US government treats internet service, coming down on the side of consumer activists who fear slower download speeds and higher costs but angering US cable giants who say the plan would kill jobs.

  • Google signs lease on Nasa base

    11 November 2014 4.47am.

    Google has signed a long-term lease for part of a historic US Navy air base, where it plans to renovate three massive hangars and use them for projects involving aviation, space exploration and robotics.

  • Fibre broadband roll-out hailed

    10 November 2014 9.45am.

    The roll-out of super-fast broadband has reached 150,000 premises in record time, the Deputy First Minister has announced.

  • Samaritans suspends Twitter app

    8 November 2014 12.47am.

    Samaritans has been forced to suspend a new Twitter app which monitors accounts for suicidal messages following a backlash from privacy campaigners.

  • Six held over Silk Road 2 website

    7 November 2014 2.02pm.

    Six Britons have been arrested on suspicion of being involved in running online drug market place Silk Road 2.0, and one other illegal website, as part of a joint European and US operation.

  • Malware warning for Apple users

    6 November 2014 2.18pm.

    Security software provider Palo Alto Networks says it has discovered a new form of malware that may have affected hundreds of thousands of Apple mobile device users, largely in China.

  • 2,500 Facebook users' data demanded

    5 November 2014 2.03pm.

    The Government asked Facebook to provide information on more than 2,500 users in the first six months of this year, according to figures released by the social media giant.

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