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Personal computing today was ‘unimaginable 20 years ago’

It’s no joke, April 1 is a big day in computing history. In 1972 Intel released its 8008 microprocessor and four years later we had Apple Computer*. But Brian Kernighan says we still don’t understand...

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Security flaw leaves WhatsApp open to snooping

A security researcher has discovered a vulnerability in the messaging platform that allows third parties to intercept messages. Although notified in April, Facebook has failed to redress the security flaw. Tobias Boelter, a cryptography researcher...

NSA can reportedly access iPhone, Android and BlackBerry data

The US National Security Agency has the ability to access data from iPhone, Android and BlackBerry devices, according to a German magazine. Smart phone content from emails to text messages has reportedly been monitored. The...

‘Prism’ burns America’s Internet supremacy

Finally, Snowden has made his reappearance. Speculation concerning his whereabouts has excited considerable media attention around the world, but this should not become a pretext for avoiding the hard questions around the Prism event. Washington...