It's been a tough year for Microsoft on many fronts but perhaps none more important than the privacy of cloud data. Now, it seems the embattled company has support from an extensive cohort of allies.
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Microsoft is once again challenging the search warrant for customer data being stored on data centers in Ireland after being found to be in contempt of court.
The Wall Street Journal has published an alarming report which has been met by criticism from many of the US citizens while being treated as a matter-of-fact by other non-plussed citizens.
UK carrier giffgaff launched its full 4G service today - but those hoping for a similar offering to its 'goodybags' with unlimited 3G data may despair to hear that 5GB is the most 4G data you can get.
The two biggest cellular providers in the United States are working together to bring a better voice call feature to cellular handsets that can access LTE networks in 2015.
As technology progresses, not only phones have become "smart" but TVs as well, which is not necessarily a good thing as it can mean that you have to give up your privacy.
Samsung is in the midst of prepping a new Wi-Fi standard that promises to boost wireless data transmission rates by 5x the current home standard for routers before the end of 2015.
A bug found in some older versions of the Dropbox desktop app is to blame for some users' files being deleted from the cloud. Some data is permanently lost but the company is trying to fix things.
Attorney General George C. Jepsen has raised his own concerns around the security of health data used by the Apple Watch, suggesting a meeting in which he and Apple can discuss those concerns.
Microsoft has found itself in a bit of hot water of the Ireland data court case and the courts of but will not be fined or punished, yet, as it appeals the ruling.
Megaupload, shut down in January 2012, is getting back the data confiscated by the FBI at the time of said shut down. It's a small victory for both founder Kim Dotcom and the users that paid him.
The malware used in the massive Target data breach last December, which affected more than 110 million people, has now hit customers from almost every single Home Depot store in the United States.
giffgaff is changing its 'goodybag' price plans, removing unlimited data from all but the top-tier plan and limiting speeds to 300kbps for those using "more than their fair share" during peak hours.
London's Metropolitan Police has been lobbying the government and tech companies - including Apple and Samsung - to introduce mandatory passwords on all phones sold in the UK, to help reduce theft.
Microsoft has been ordered to turn over customer email information by a US judge even though the data is retained off-shore; Microsoft is fighting the ruling and will appeal the order.
The Russian government has asked Apple Inc to hand over its source code, citing concerns that the United States and other Western governments might be using it to spy on Russia.
Verizon has tried to win back customers that have lost trust and patience with the company, but they've recently backtracked by unveiling a new policy that will throttle some Unlimited 4G LTE users.
Russia's lower parliament has approved an amendment which would require all internet companies, including Facebook and Google, to store data within the country's borders or face being banned.
A hotel booking site allowed anyone to view its customers' data by simply changing a booking reference number in the address bar, and ignored repeated warnings from a security expert about the issue.
The Blackphone - a device with a customized version of Android 4.4 that offers "unparalleled" privacy and claims to keep users "off the grid" - is now shipping to buyers that pre-ordered it for $629.
In recently released court documents, Microsoft has objected to a warrant issued by a United States court that requires the company to hand over a customer's emails which are stored overseas.
The code for Google's newest Chrome email encryption plugin contains an Easter egg that takes a dig at the NSA for leaked slides which showed how the agency could infiltrate Google's data servers.
Google is reportedly receiving scores of 'right to be forgotten' requests from citizens living in the EU who do not want their personal data to be visible in the website's search results.
New documents released by Glenn Greenwald, the journalist behind the NSA revelations, highlight just how close the relationship between the U.S government and Microsoft really is.
giffgaff - a carrier famed for offering unlimited data at low cost - has revealed its 4G 'goodybags', but its top-tier 4G package offers just 2GB of data, 500 mins and unlimited texts for £15 a month.
Email addresses, phone numbers, passwords and other user data have been stolen from popular crowdfunding platform Kickstarter after hackers infiltrated the site.
Microsoft's Brad Smith has stated that the NSA reforms are not done and that there are details that need to be ironed out and recommends that an convention be held to create a legal framework.
AT&T's new Sponsored Data means apps and videos could willingly pay for the data used while using or watching them in order to entice you to use their products. However, this could have consequences.
After the recent spying scandal surrounding the NSA, many internet companies are doing their best to prove their services are secure. Yahoo will start encrypting all user data in the following months.
During an interview on Tuesday, Facebook's Analytics chief Ken Rudin has said the company are planning to expand its data capture to include cursor tracking and time spent hovering over links.
giffgaff has announced plans for the rollout of its 4G services. Consultation with the user community begins next month, ahead of a full launch in March 2014 - but will unlimited data bundles live on?
Three has shared details of its U.K 4G network roll-out, which launches in December. The company's 4G plans will feature unlimited 'all-you-can-eat' data, and no extra charges for 4G compared with 3G.
Vodafone is giving 4G customers an extra 4GB of data per month free of charge for the duration of their contract, if they sign up by Oct 31 - but 4G coverage remains exclusive to London, for now.
A new survey has disclosed, in much detail, where Apple and Samsung take their customers from, as well as detailed demographics of buyers. Are Apple digging Samsung's grave?
Due to a weakness in old encryption technologies, millions of phones are at risk of being controlled by hackers, who could be able to gain control of all phone features within a few minutes.
Microsoft have responded to allegations over personal data sharing in a blog post, while asking the Attorney General to allow them to publish all National Security requests received.
The United Kingdom is the latest in a long list of EU countries to object to Google's privacy and data collection policies. UK regulators have given Google an ultimatum to change their ways.
Apple have revealed conservations you have with voice assistant Siri will be kept for up to two years. The announcement comes just days after questions were raised over users' privacy rights.
Apple has won a patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung which clears them of unlawfully using Samsung technology related processing and transmitting data on 3G networks.
Preserving a backup from your Android handset can be a wise idea, though it has been one that has long required root access. While not the first to avoid this, SAB claims to be able to avoid rooting.
Virgin Media has completely overhauled its pay-as-you-go offerings in the UK, with unlimited data available for your smartphone from £10 a month, which also includes £10 of airtime and 300 texts.
For users who lost access to files at the time of Megaupload's shutdown, there may yet be some hope that they can retrieve their data from the petabytes of data still available to the server's hosts.
Following reports that data usage for Verizon users on devices using iOS 6 was higher than normal, the question being asked by Australian iPhone users experiencing the same issue is: Who should pay?
Microsoft has announced that it has invested in Klout and that Bing will begin using the social services data with its search results. Bing loves social and with Klout, search is getting its social on
Microsoft has just gone on stage at NA TechEd and has stated that Bing is comprised of nearly 300 petabytes of data and also reiterated that it is running on Sever 2012 RC.
In a strange move, the FBI has taken Kim Dotcom's data outside of New Zealand without the knowledge of the court and sent it back to the US, despite an order stating it was to remain in the country.
A newly revealed patent application from Microsoft shows that the company has developed a way to transfer apps and data from one phone to another, even if that phone uses another operating system.
If you have plans to travel abroad and want to use a little bit of data on your journey, Verizon has lowered the cost of its data roaming package, and made it all a bit easier to understand.
A survey finds that just under half of employees would have no problem selling their work login details for a paltry sum, with many placing a far higher value on their personal Facebook passwords.
Credit card companies Visa and MasterCard have reported that a data breach at a US-based processor has recently occurred and may have exposed up to 10 million credit card numbers.