Apple's move to push a security update to certain versions of Mac OS X last week dominated the headlines, in the latest fallout from the security problems that have come to light with Flash recently.
Microsoft too was caught up in security woes after flaws in the Outlook app for Android and iOS came to light. The firm was quick to promise a fix to reassure customers.
Away from security, news that the UK government had approved tests of driverless cars on UK roads was also of note. Residents in Coventry, Milton Keynes, Bristol and Greenwich can expect to see the new cars being put through their paces.
Finally, comments from the president of the BCS clearly turned a few heads, and eyeballs. Liz Bacon warned that society’s view of IT workers as “unwashed nerds” must stop if more women are to be enticed into the industry.
Apple pushes Flash update for Mac OS X following triple zero-day debacle
Firm forces users to upgrade to avoid risks
Microsoft promises Outlook for iOS and Android bugs will be squashed
Flaw left corporate data at risk
Hackers caught phishing for Apple iCloud financial data
Users warned to watch out for fake emails
Society's view of IT workers as 'unwashed nerds' stops women entering industry
BCS president says media portrayal of IT staff not helpful
Government approves driverless car tests on UK roads
Coventry, Bristol, Milton Keynes and Greenwich roads first to see robotic cars
Cryptowall 3.0 ransomware returns with streamlined dropper
Hackers update latest plaything with more nasty tools
EU data protection law overhaul poses tough questions for MPs ahead of General Election
MPs offer thoughts on how UK should approach new data regime
Hackers will target online NHS medical data, warns ICO
Putting more data online is a magnet to crooks
Generation Z will drive Internet of Things, collaboration and wearables adoption
Reporter Roland Moore-Colyer explains why the next generation is ready for new tools
Microsoft shares more detail on Cortana for Windows 10
More insight on voice assistant for the desktop
BT wants to make the public switched telephone network history within eight years
Personal data being purloined by third parties via Facebook Login API
MacOS and iOS are better off apart, says CEO Tim Cook
Or they'll no longer be entitled to updates and bug patches