Communications watchdog OFCOM: 'Six-year-olds understand digital technology better than adults'

Children, growing up with YouTube, Netflix and Spotify, learning to use smartphones or tablets before they are able to talk

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More than 17,000 sign up for class action against Facebook over NSA's PRISM spying program

More than 17,000 Facebook members have joined a class action lawsuit accusing the social network of violating data protection law and supporting spying by America's National Security Agency.

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Vodafone exposes secret worldwide network of government wiretaps

Wires allow agencies to listen to or record live conversations, in what privacy campaigners are calling a 'nightmare scenario'

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Noted futurologist claims many more of us will work from home – or a cafe – thanks to mobile

Mobile communications mean knowledge-based workers will not have to work at desks in offices, says Nicola Millard

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Facebook's Cayman Islands tax shelter revealed in company filings

Irish government collected £4.4m last year from world's largest social media company that earned estimated £645m in UK

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Google targets 100,000 search terms linked with online child sexual abuse

Juliette Garside, The Guardian

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Richard Branson reveals he moved main residence to private Caribbean island seven years ago to avoid paying UK taxes

Sir Richard Branson makes great play of wrapping himself in patriotic trappings to promote his businesses, but Britain's best-known entrepreneur on Sunday revealed he had been living as a tax exile for the last seven years after moving his main residence to a private Caribbean island.

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Mark Zuckerberg extends personal 'privacy settings' to neighboring houses

Facebook founder buys four homes surrounding his own and leases them back to families, in effort to stop developer's plans

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Grand Theft Auto 5 makes more than $800 million on first day of release

Grand Theft Auto 5 has smashed its way into the record books by grabbing the largest ever first day takings for a video game, underlining the appeal of the medium as Sony and Microsoft prepare to launch a new generation of consoles.

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Study finds that better Internet access drives economic growth

Basic broadband can add £200 a month to household income in developed economies, researchers have found, because better internet access improves learning and working from home.

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Record labels ask broadband providers to collect data on illegal downloads

BT, Virgin Media, BSkyB and Talk Talk are being asked to sign up to a voluntary code for policing illegal downloading

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The next MySpace? Facebook lost 10 million U.S. users over past year

Facebook has lost 10 million users in the US and seen no growth in monthly visitors in the UK over the past year, according to data from market research firm Nielsen.

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Millions of users abandoning Facebook as newer services pop up

The Facebook website has lost 10 million visitors in the US and seen no growth in monthly visitors in the UK over the past year, according to data from market research firm Nielsen.

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Apple shares drop to 16-month low

Apple shares have dipped to a 16-month low as concern that muted phone and tablet sales may cause the company to miss its own revenue targets.

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Privacy concerns mount as Facebook roles out new Graph search tool

New blog aims to show how those who share photos, personal information and "likes" on Facebook could see privacy invaded

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