Stories by Siobhan Chapman

Wikileaks founder's passport confiscated

Julian Assange, the founder of the whistleblower website Wikileaks, has had his passport confiscated by immigration officials when he arrived at Melbourne Airport last week.

Is Wolfram Alpha a Google killer?

A natural language-based web tool that provides direct answers to people's questions is scheduled to launch in May, and technology watchers predict it could rival Google.

Hackers hit websites, make security compromises

Hackers are increasingly taking advantage of weaknesses in web applications and plug-ins to turn legitimate websites into a source of malicious code, according to a report issued by Symantec.

Gmail outage caused by rogue code

New code triggered a failure during routine maintenance of Google's European datacentres, which led to a two hour shutdown of its Gmail system around the world last week.