Kerry Butters

About the Author

Kerry is an accomplished technology writer passionate about the written word and all things technology, especially internet security, gadgets and social media.


The UK mobile network operator Vodafone has announced that it will be launching broadband and TV services in spring 2015. Vodafone shares jumped up by more than 5.5% after the announcement, which included the news that its full year core earnings forecast was between £11.6bn and £11.9 b ... 

Vodafone To Launch TV And Broadband Services

Facebook has created the ability for users to start anonymously connecting to the social network via the ‘dark web’ service Tor. Launched in 2002, Tor  is an open source project that allows people to access the internet without having to share their identifying information such as their physic ... 

Facebook Sets Up ‘Dark Web’ Service

British satellite broadcaster Sky (BskyB) has ploughed $7 million into Whistle Sports, a YouTube network focussing on sports videos for young people. This signals the third deal in a month made by the broadcaster, after putting $5 million into Sharethrough, an ad tech start-up, and backing the onli ... 

BskyB Invests $7 Million In YouTube Network Whistle Sports

Office stationary supply superstore Staples is investigating a pattern of fraudulent transactions after banks traced suspicious activity on cards used at Staples branches in the US. If the claims made in a blog report by revered security expert Brian Krebs prove to be correct, it would make Staples ... 

Staples Investigate Payment Card Data Theft

Jacob Holcomb, an IT security researcher, has created a malicious worm that, if unleashed, could trawl the internet and attack vulnerable hardware. Holcomb wrote the worm as a ‘proof-of-concept’ to illustrate the vulnerability of data storage on insecure hardware to malicious attack. The worm is ca ... 

Malicious Worm Created To Expose Vulnerable Home Data Stores

Ofcom has handed Three, the UK’s fastest growing network, with a £250,000 fine over its inadequate handling of customer complaints. The investigation into Three forms part of the UK communications regulator’s wider monitoring and enforcement programme designed to ensure that communication pro ... 

Ofcom Hand Out £250k Fine To Three

eBay and PayPal Split


01-Oct-2014  10:01

Online trading site eBay is to split from the payments company PayPal, which will now form into its own, publicly traded company. The move is set to be completed in the second half of 2015, with both companies taking on new CEOs as part of the agreement – Devin Wenig, currently eBay Marketplaces Pr ... 

eBay and PayPal Split

PayPal has teamed up with BitPay, Coinbase and GoCoin to enable retailers to receive payments in the digital currency BitCoin via PayPal’s payment hub. Although PayPal stopped short of integrating BitCoin into its payment processing or digital wallet services, the move is the first baby step the on ... 

PayPal Partnership Enables BitCoin Payments

Phones 4u, the long established UK mobile phone retailer, put itself into administration over the weekend, after Vodafone and EE decide not to renew their contracts. Although these contracts do not expire until next year – February and October respectively – the company decided to bring in the admi ... 

Phones 4u Collapses Into Administration as Vodafone and EE Hang Up

The European Commission has told Google that it must make more concessions in the pursuit of resolving a four-year antitrust probe into its alleged abuse of the internet search market. Four areas of the search engine giant’s business operations have come under scrutiny after competitors, such as Mi ... 

Google Faces $6bn Fine If It Fails To Settle Search Row With Rivals

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