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

Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

An entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual is sought to lead the organisation as it looks to scale and grow

Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

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