Month: February 2015

UK ISP Origin Broadband Cuts Internet and Phone Bundle Prices

South Yorkshire ISP Origin Broadband claims to have lowered the prices across their “entire range” of residential broadband and phone packages, including their superfast “fibre broadband” (FTTC) deals. Now if they could only be clearer about the public pricing of it all. Customers who adopt any of their bundles are also required to take the …

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Protecting web origins with Authenticated Origin Pulls

As we have been discussing this week, securing the connection between CloudFlare and the origin server is arguably just as important as securing the connection between end users and CloudFlare. The origin certificate authority we announced this week will help CloudFlare verify that it is talking to the correct origin server. But what about verification …

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Protecting web origins with Authenticated Origin Pulls

As we have been discussing this week, securing the connection between CloudFlare and the origin server is arguably just as important as securing the connection between end users and CloudFlare. The origin certificate authority we announced this week will help CloudFlare verify that it is talking to the correct origin server. But what about verification …

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Cut music to ‘an hour a day’ – WHO

People should listen to music for no more than one hour a day to protect their hearing, the World Health Organization suggests. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Passport website sues its customers

An unofficial passport website has sued more than 150 of its own customers after they tried to cancel or refused to pay believing they had been misled. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Google backs down over Blogger porn

Google has changed its mind about forcing sexually explicit blogs on its Blogger platform to become private. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Apple faces iPhone patent lawsuit

Apple is being sued by a company two days after it was told to pay the same firm $533m (£344m) for infringing patents. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Google buys .app web address for $25m

Google has purchased the website address .app in an auction held by the organisation which assigns web domains. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

VIDEO: Is 2015 the year of ‘eye-tracking’?

The BBC’s Richard Taylor looks at “eye-tracking” technology which could be used in gaming, entertainment and healthcare, and asks if it could go mainstream. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Uni hosts cyber-security conference

Abertay University in Dundee is hosting Scotland’s largest cyber-security conference, with support from government agency GCHQ. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Ofcom UK Moot Manually Configured White Space Wireless Kit

The UK telecoms regulator is considering granting “transitional” approval to a number of manually configured devices that harness the new White Space technology, which uses the gaps in radio spectrum between digital TV (UHF 470MHz to 790MHz) channels in order to deliver wireless broadband or other communication services over a wide area. Ofcom only this …

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Account data stolen in TalkTalk hack

TalkTalk customers are being warned about scammers who managed to steal account numbers and names from the company’s computers. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Harrison Ford back for Blade Runner

Harrison Ford will reprise his role as police officer Rick Deckard in the forthcoming Blade Runner sequel, it is confirmed. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

US-Bangladesh writer hacked to death

Attackers hack to death a US-Bangladeshi blogger who campaigned for a secular society, sparking a protest by hundreds of students. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Hyperoptic Brings 1Gbps FTTB Broadband to First Buildings in Leeds UK

Ultrafast fibre optic ISP Hyperoptic has announced that residents of The Basilica, a development (apartment block) in the city centre, have become the first of many buildings in the city of Leeds (West Yorkshire, England) to benefit from their new symmetric 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Building (FTTB) broadband network. Apparently similar installations are also underway at other …

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