Software

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John McAfee obituary
Controversial antivirus software pioneer who entered US politics and became a fugitive from justice

Michael Carlson

27, Jun, 2021 @4:37 PM

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Windows 11: Microsoft revamps start menu and adds Android apps
New version of PC software unveiled with fresh design, faster performance, longer battery life and more open store

Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor

24, Jun, 2021 @5:52 PM

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John McAfee: antivirus entrepreneur found dead in Spanish prison
McAfee’s extradition to the US on tax charges had been approved hours earlier

Sam Jones in Madrid, Kari Paul in San Francisco and agencies

23, Jun, 2021 @10:39 PM

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Microsoft’s Kate Crawford: ‘AI is neither artificial nor intelligent’
The AI researcher on how natural resources and human labour drive machine learning and the regressive stereotypes that are baked into its algorithms

Zoë Corbyn

06, Jun, 2021 @8:00 AM

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If Apple is the only outfit capable of defending our privacy, it really is time to worry | John Naughton
A giant private company is doing the work governments should be doing on regulation of user data. That’s not a good thing

John Naughton

22, May, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Android 12: everything you need to know about Google’s update
Upgrade is big design overhaul, improves speed and privacy and adds new features to Maps and Photos

Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor

19, May, 2021 @10:04 AM

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The meltdown at Basecamp shows even small tech firms are sociopathic | John Naughton
A culture war between founders and employees at the software firm is a reminder that new industries aren’t any more caring than old

John Naughton

08, May, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Apple iOS 14.5 update includes ‘app tracking transparency’ feature
Setting means iPhone users can stop advertisers following their digital lives – to the ire of Facebook

Alex Hern UK technology editor

27, Apr, 2021 @1:23 PM

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Google location data: what does Australian court ruling mean and how can I turn off my tracking history?
Two experts on the significance of the ACCC court win that found Google ‘partially’ misled users over location data

Royce Kurmelovs and Naaman Zhou

16, Apr, 2021 @9:22 AM

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Google to slash app store fees by half for developers’ first US$1m in sales
The cut will take effect from July with 99% of developers globally receiving a reduction as the company and Apple face legal action from Epic Games

Josh Taylor

17, Mar, 2021 @4:22 AM

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Israeli spyware firm NSO Group faces renewed US scrutiny
Department of Justice said to have asked WhatsApp for details of alleged targeting of clients in 2019

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington DC

01, Mar, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Don Hunter obituary
Other lives: Pioneering physicist at the forefront of computer development in the UK

Moira Jones

14, Feb, 2021 @4:49 PM

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