Charles Arthur

Charles Arthur works from Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino. Journalist, speaker, moderator. The Guardian’s Technology editor 2009-14. Coming May ‘18: Cyber Wars, on hacking. Prev: Digital Wars: Apple v Google v Microsoft Charles Arthur has over 74656 followers on Twitter.

How UK’s Inmarsat honed in on missing Malaysia Airlines jet

The satellite firm and AAIB used "groundbreaking maths" to narrow the flight corridor of the missing passenger plane and help solve the riddle.

Smartwatch enters tech arms race

Newly unveiled devices have been unleashed on a notoriously wrist-averse economy.

Google could face legal sanctions over privacy policies

European privacy watchdogs have threatened Google with legal action over 2012 policy which violates commitment to transparency.

Google Glass proves to be half full

The device with a tiny screen in front of your right eye may not be everyone's dream.

Next iPhone ‘to be cheaper, not bigger’

Apple will not release a large-screened "phablet" phone to compete with archrival Samsung this year, according to analysts.

Syria fights back with hack attacks

The Syrian regime's electronic army is hitting critical Western news organisations with disinformation.

Online communities should leave solving cases to experts

Although it is tempting for social media users to help to solve cases like the Boston bombing, they should leave it to the experts.

Microsoft plan its own mini tablet in response to Apple

Microsoft has plans for new touchscreen devices and a Windows 8 revamp as revenue rise has unexpectedly beaten analysts' forecasts.

Seoul: North Korea behind March hacking

South Korea says computers in the North were used for an onslaught that wiped hard drives on PCs at TV stations and disrupted banks.

Anonymous hackers ‘take over’ Burger King’s Twitter account

Burger King's Twitter account was hacked apparently by hackers from Anonymous who took it over and rebranded it with rival McDonald's logo and name.

Dell’s mobility division not gaining ground

Dell is looking like the sick man of the PC business, which is not looking too healthy itself.

Windows makeover stays in familiar territory

That Windows 8 will be a huge hit in terms of sales is a given. What will be fascinating to watch is how it is received, writes Charles Arthur.

Press Releases

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

Mental Health

During the pandemic there's been a dramatic increase in depression, anxiety and suicides, according to some of the surveys done

Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

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