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

Back in 1988, journalist Adam Tanner was the victim of what he calls pre-internet era, “old fashioned data gathering”.While in Dresden – then still a (...)

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

Edward Snowden’s lawyer, Ben Wizner, director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s speech, privacy and technology project, was in town this week.I (...)

Enterprise cloud computing company Salesforce launched a new analytics cloud service today that it says will make complex analytics tools available to(...)

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

With company founder Larry Ellison gone as chief executive, last week’s annual Oracle OpenWorld conference in San Francisco should have been infused w(...)

One of the more intriguing announcements at OpenWorld was Oracle’s Sparc M7 processor, a chip with software integrated at processor level.The chip – t(...)

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

Who can get at your data? As companies gradually embrace various aspects of cloud computing, using software, services, and hardware located somewhere(...)

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

Irish companies and organisations are lagging other markets in their embrace of cloud computing, according to Jon Paul, regional director, Oracle Irel(...)

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

Transforming a company into a truly digital organisation is challenging, but it pays off - in cash, according to Didier Bonnet, senior vice-president (...)

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

The much-hyped and fast-developing “Internet of Things” (IoT), in which billions of devices and objects share data across the net, is already transfor(...)

PayPal and eBay flags fly in front of the company’s headquarters in San Jose, California. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

So, eBay will spin off PayPal, the precocious child it acquired in 2002 for $1.5 billion and which has since eclipsed its parent in profitability a(...)