Google’s  headquarters in Beijing: Chinese media have repeatedly attacked US tech companies for aiding the US government’s cyberespionage.   Photograph: How Hwee Young/EPA

Chinese state media hit out at Google, Apple and other US technology companies yesterday, calling on Beijing “to punish severely the pawns” of the US (...)

 Google’s logo is displayed in front of the company’s headquarters in Beijing, China, where state media has lashed technoogy companies for being ‘pawns’ of US surveillance. Photograph: How Hwee Young/EPA.

Chinese state media lashed out at Google, Apple and other US technology companies today, calling on Beijing “to punish severely the pawns” of the US (...)

The world’s biggest technology companies have agreed to donate millions of dollars to set up a group that will fund improvements in open source(...)

Programmer Robin Seggelmann said the ‘Heartbleed’ error in the OpenSSL software used to encrypt web communications was “fairly trivial” but, overlooked, had created a “fairly severe” security threat.

A German programmer has denied deliberately leaving a so-called back door when he program(...)

Bank of Ireland was among the biggest winners on the Iseq yesterday,adding 5.52 per cent to 32 cent Photograph: Dara MacDonaill

World equity markets added to recent gains yesterday, as Wall Street hit a record high after strong factory data, while soft m(...)

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The Blackberry campus in Ontario.  Sources close to the matter say BlackBerry is in talks with Cisco Systems, Google and Germany’s SAP among others, about selling all, or parts of itself. Photograph: Mark Blinch/Reuters/files

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