Adam Tanner, author of What Stays in Vegas: The World of Personal Data – Lifeblood of Big Business – and the End of Privacy as We Know It

The agents of the Stasi in the old East Germany pale by comparison with today’s data broker companies

Ben Wizner: detects a greater political sophistication and awareness in Silicon Valley. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ben Wizner on the future of online data and mass surveillance

Firm says service will make complex analytics tools available to and useable by anyone

Larry Ellison: he is now Oracle’s chief technology officer, reporting to two chief executives, but he’s also executive chairman, putting him back at the top of the executive pile. photograph: david paul morris/bloomberg

Larry Ellison has shed his chief executive role at Oracle but he hasn’t let go of the profile or the power

The Sparc M7 moves calculating activity down to chip level, boosting speed and security

Some EU countries may require that citizen and business data remain within their borders.  Photograph: Getty Images

Of key concern is, who can get at your data?

Oracle Ireland regional directorsays no huge rush to the cloud in Ireland

Firms should take opportunity to leapfrog competitors, says Oracle executive

This week’s OpenWorld annual conference heard about the importance of digital leadership

Authors of new book on how businesses use technology say an inflection point has arrived

Modern, highly automated factories are already saturated with things that could be networked – sensors, controllers, switches, machines – but which, for the most part, aren’t. Photograph: Dado Galdieri/Bloomberg

Networking companies are focusing on the creation of systems for the neglected manufacturing sector

More articles