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Technology How phone users risk exposing themselves - video 02 September 2014 Geoff White

After leaks of celebrity nudes exposed the downside of cloud-based image storage, Geoff White explains to how avoid the same thing happening to you.

You don't have to be a nude celebrity to be caught under a 'dark cloud' 01 September 2014

Celebrities or not, the devices in our hands are a window onto vast amounts of data gathered and stored all over the world.

Technology Real-life pop-up ads: coming to a phone near you 25 August 2014 Geoff White

New smartphone technology can pick up adverts when shoppers pass nearby "beacons". It is government funded, but privacy campaigners are worried about what happens to the data collected.

The perils of not owning your mobile phone 15 August 2014

Got your phone? It's in your bag, right? Along with all the other things you own. Not quite: in fact, the vast majority of us don't actually own our phones at all, we rent them.

Technology Data Baby at Latitude - how much would you share? 21 July 2014 Geoff White

How much would you share with a stranger? Pictures of your children? Your home address? Financial details? Channel 4 News took the Data Baby to meet Latitude festival-goers.

Technology Data Baby: internet snooping at Latitude festival 19 July 2014 Geoff White

Channel 4 News takes the Data Baby to Latitude and surprises festival-goers with their own online lives.

How the government controls your data: a timeline of data law 10 July 2014

The government has announced emergency legislation concerning the storing of our metadata. Here is a round-up of previous data laws - and how it has changed.

Which tech company is dominant in a globalised world? 05 July 2014

Does humanity have enough common ground to support truly global tech companies? Are there countries where Angry Birds just simply wouldn't fly?

Whose right is it to be forgotten, anyway? 04 July 2014

The story surrounding Google's removal of a link to BBC journalist Robert Peston's blog becomes ever more intriguing.

The truth about Facebook: it plays with your emotions all the time 30 June 2014

It's not just a clever use of technology, or a one-off experiment: tracking and manipulating your emotions are at the very heart of Facebook's success.