Month: January 2015

Pirate Bay file-sharing site returns

File-sharing website The Pirate Bay claims it is “about to take the biggest step” in its history after relaunching. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Lords in 2nd Attempt to Sneak UK Internet Snooping Law into Bill

The former Metropolitan Police Chief, Lord Blair, with support from Lord Carlisle, Lord King and Lord West, has once again attempted to sneak a controversial new Internet Snooping law into the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill (CTSB) after initially withdrawing it last Monday. The huge amendment, which is very similar to 2012’s rejected Communications Data Bill …

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D-Link Broadband Routers Vulnerable to New DNS Hijack Attack

A Bulgarian security researcher called Todor Donev has demonstrated a new proof of concept attack against one of D-Link’s ADSL based wireless broadband routers (D-Link DSL-2740R), which allows a hacker to change the routers default Domain Name Server (DNS) details and thus hijack its web traffic. Other routers could also be vulnerable. The vulnerability has …

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Nokia threatens London start-up

Nokia has threatened legal action against a UK start-up over the use of the word “HERE”. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

BT attacked on rural broadband costs

At least £90m will be reinvested in rural broadband services after an underspend by BT, the BBC learns. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

BT Extend UK Vectoring Trials to Fix FTTC “Fibre Broadband” Speeds

BTOpenreach’s long running VDSL2 Vectoring (ITU-T G.993.5) trial, which aims to improve the performance of BT’s existing “up to” 80Mbps capable hybrid Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) superfast broadband lines by significantly reducing crosstalk interference, has been extended to 100 DSLAMs in selected areas that will benefit from the upgrade. At present one of the biggest and growing …

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uSwitch 2015 Awards Name Virgin Media UK Best Broadband Provider

The annual uSwitch.com Broadband Awards 2015, which took place last night at The Gherkin in London, have unveiled a variety of winners across multiple categories for broadband, TV, phone and mobile services. Top among the winners was Virgin Media, which took three awards for Best Customer Rated Broadband, Fastest Broadband and Best Broadband Provider. Apparently …

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Google agrees privacy policy changes

The firm will roll out a single, rewritten privacy policy across Europe after coming under fire across the continent. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

BT Top 7.59m Broadband Subscribers and Grow FTTC to Cover 22M Premises

BT has today published its latest results for Q4-2014 (calendar), which revealed that their retail division had added +119,000 broadband subscribers in the quarter to total 7,592,000 (up from the +88k added in Q3 and the +104k in Q2). Meanwhile almost 22 million UK premises can now access the operators “Fibre Broadband” (FTTC/P) network. BT’s …

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BT Confirm UK Rollout of 1000Mbps G.Fast Ultrafast Broadband by 2020

The national telecoms operator, BT, has today delivered an earlier than expected surprise by announcing their intention to deploy the next generation hybrid-fibre G.fast (ITU G.9701) broadband technology across the United Kingdom from 2016/17, with “most homes” told to expected speeds of ‘up to’ 500Mbps (Megabits per second) and there’s also a “premium” option for …

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Uber sued over India rape allegation

An Indian woman who says she was raped by a Delhi driver of web-based taxi firm Uber files a lawsuit against the service in a US court. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology