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UN says encryption is a human right and must not be eroded

Special rapporteur damns mass surveillance and says that encryption is essential

Internet of Things

Google launches Project Brillo IoT operating system

Android-based platform will let doors and fridges talk to printers, claims firm

Lenovo ThinkPad 10

Lenovo unveils updated ThinkPad 10 ready for Windows 10

New tablet comes with Cherry Trail Atom chips and targets business users

Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft delivers first public preview of SQL Server 2016

Customers can try new features like Always Encrypted and the ability to extend data storage to the cloud

Windows 10 Start Menu

Windows 10 release date tipped as 29 July

Rumours arrive as latest preview build is released to Windows Insiders

Google's Project Tango is a 5in Android prototype with 3D mapping sensors

Google teams with Qualcomm for Snapdragon-powered Project Tango smartphone

Will be available to purchase in the third quarter


Silk Road kingpin Ross Ulbricht sentenced to life in prison

Judge hands dark web mastermind maximum sentence


Dell unveils IoT division and announces first products

Vendor looks to provide services for IoT as well as traditional IT


iPhone killer texts, IRS breach and Android app woes: What we learned in security this week

The biggest hacker news over the past seven days

Cloud computing

The week in cloud computing: Microsoft, EMC and Salesforce hit the headlines

Top stories in the cloud market this week

Microsoft logo at its Redmond headquarters

Microsoft's week: SQL Server 2016 preview and Cortana comes to iPhone and Android

This week, Microsoft previews a new SQL Server, Cortana goes cross-platform, and the UK government discontinues custom XP support

Shadowed hand hovering over keyboard - de-montfort-university-deloitte

Richard Stallman and Phil Zimmerman underline key concerns with tech sector

Industry figures paint a grim picture of computing in the 21st century


Avago to pay $37bn for Raspberry Pi CPU manufacturer Broadcom

Merger will create third largest semiconductor firm in the US

Apple logo

Apple gets into the virtual reality market with Metaio purchase

Cupertino stays silent on plans for software company

Sony Xperia Z3 Plus with Snapdragon 810 chip

Xperia Z3+ interactive guide

Get all the facts on Sony's 2015 smartphone

LG G4 vs One M9 V3

LG G4 vs One M9

We see which smartphone merits your attention


LG G4 review

A decent Android Lollipop smartphone with a great camera

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