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European commission announces antitrust charges against Google

On Wednesday, the union accused Google of cheating competition by distorting internet search results in favour of its own Google shopping service. The inquiry will focus on the accusations that Google has unfairly used its products to overthrow competitors. The commission has also launched an antitrust probe into Google’s Android operating system. Competition commissioner Magrethe…
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Phishing scams catch victims in minutes

A recent report compiled by Verizon analyses around 80,000 security incidents that took place in 2014. The report found that 25% of companies that receive a phishing email were likely to open it. Phishing is defined as the attempt to acquire sensitive or private information such as passwords, credit card details and usernames, by masquerading…
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Cloud computing technology: Always connected

Thanks to Cloud Computing, on average there are now 7.4 internet devices in each British home, and four out of ten of these households have purchased a tablet in the last year. A recent YouGov survey of over 2,000 customers found that smartphones were the most common of all internet-enabled devices at 1.7 per household,…
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Data protection concerns continue

New research shows that NSA revelations, identity theft and hackings have left 7 out of 10 people concerned about their privacy in the UK. A string of high profile data leaks and attacks involving large companies such as British Airways and the Sony Pictures have kept data protection in the forefront of the media. This…
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Gmail users hit by software glitch

Gmail users globally saw errors and warnings over the weekend as Google technicians forgot to update a key part of its messaging software. Expired security certificate error messages started to appear on the 4th April, affecting people trying to send emails or messages from some of Google’s apps. Google became aware of the issue when…
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The growth of the industry cloud

Cloud computing is a well-known blanket term that encompasses technology subcategories including: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), Voice as a Service (VaaS), Recovery as a Service (RaaS), Desktop as a Service (DaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS). There are also different blends of cloud computing, including public clouds, private…
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BYOD cloud computing and the service desk

Bring your own device also known as BYOD, is the new hot topic around the Cloud. Some industry experts are predicting that the BYOD cloud computing industry could see around 328 million workers by 2017. This is clearly a significant increase from 2014 where 175 million workers were using this technology. Randstand Technologies has just…
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