Bruce Schneier: “So much surveillance is piggy-backed on corporate servers. I think it’s funny when someone like [Google chairman] Eric Schmidt is complaining about government surveillance.”

Bruce Schneier believes governments, driven by fear, are going the wrong way about tackling terrorism

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Helen Dixon takes on new role at a pivotal time for data protection and personal privacy

Samsung’s  Galaxy Note Edge smartphone. Photograph: EPA/Joerg Carstensen

Opinion: pea-brained owners of devices create rude and relentless distraction

Visitors try out a virtual reality suit at the event and entertainment area at the 2014 Gamescom gaming trade fair in Cologne, Germany. Virtual reality looks set to be the next big-concept leap in computing. Photograph: Sascha Steinbach/Getty Images)

Ken Perlin, who gave us special effects we take for granted today, looks at what will be ‘normal’ next

 Apple CEO Tim Cook  talks with  Bono  and members  of U2 during Apple’s launch event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, California. Photograph: Monica Davey/EPA

The idea of an audience of journalists and analysts giving a standing ovation at a product launch is, frankly, alarming. The job (...)

Ireland is to finally get postcodes next year but their illogical format is causing controversy

Rob Lowe: his sex tape damaged his reputation, despite the lack of the world wide web, Twitter and blogs in the late 1980s. Photograph: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Doha Film Institute

Come on, famous people. Simply keeping your clothes on solves the problem

Police in London and San Francisco reported significant drops in iPhone robberies six months after the Find My iPhone feature was introduced in iOS 7. Photograph: Reuters

The state of California passed the first law in the US making the feature mandatory on all smartphones sold from July 2015

John and Sally McKenna launching their long-running Bridgestone review guides, 100 Best Restaurants in Ireland and 100 Best Places to Stay in Ireland. They have also launched apps for their guides. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The publishers of restaurant guides say adapting from print to digital offers as many opportunities as challenges

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