Month: July 2015

Bucharest, Romania: CloudFlare’s 37th data center

Our global expansion continues in Bucharest, Romania, the 6th largest city in the European Union* following London, Berlin, Madrid, Rome, and Paris (nearly all of which feature a CloudFlare PoP!). From Bucharest, our latest data center will serve all 11 million Romanian Internet users, as well as users throughout the Balkans and Eastern Europe. In …

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Rise of facial recognition queried

A government-related agency in the US has published a report on privacy concerns relating to facial recognition. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

NatWest: Our website was ‘targeted’

NatWest Bank has blamed earlier problems with its website on a series of deliberate attacks, known as a distributed denial of service (DDoS) Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Tracking system ‘open to attack’

A widely used location-tracking system can be intercepted or fooled with fake data, claims a security researcher. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Ashley Madison hack aids spammers

Spammers are exploiting the Ashley Madison hack by posting links that offer stolen data but lead to booby-trapped web pages and scams. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

US ‘spied on Japan’ Wikileaks says

The US has been spying on Japanese cabinet officials, banks and companies, including the Mitsubishi group, Wikileaks says. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

The Controversial Idea of a Universal Internet Delete Button Returns

A crossbench life peer of the House of Lords, Baroness Beeban Kidron, has re-proposed a new “cultural framework” (iRights), which among other things moots the seemingly controversial idea of a universal Internet delete button where “every website” that allows people to post content would also offer the ability to remove it. On the surface this …

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US photo find sparks internet quest

A US photographer launches an internet hunt to find two women pictured on an old roll of film she discovered in a second-hand store. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Uber wants to invest $1bn in India

The taxi booking service Uber says it will invest $1bn to expand its business to more cities in India. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Virgin Media UK Sets Five “Sustainability Goals” for the Next 5 Years

Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has today committed itself to achieving five “ambitious” sustainability goals in the next five years, which covers everything from the energy efficiency of their on-going £3bn “Project Lighting” network expansion to improving the lives of disabled people through digital technology. As the Chief Corporate Affairs Officer at Virgin Media, Brigitte Trafford, …

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VIDEO: Robotic playground looks for fun

A team of robotic developers has built an interactive robotic climbing frame, that can roam designated play areas, ready for children to play with it. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Sky Offers Samsung Tablet with 12 Months FREE Unlimited Broadband

UK ISP Sky Broadband has announced that their unlimited ‘up to’ 17Mbps standard broadband package, which is currently being offered for free for a whole year (£10 per month thereafter), will now also come with the option of a £100 M&S or Tesco e-voucher, pre-paid MasterCard or a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 computer. The offer …

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Facebook builds drone for net access

The social network Facebook announces it has built its own drone to bring internet connectivity to remote parts of the world. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Google to defy French privacy ruling

Google is to defy a French ruling that the “right to be forgotten” should be applied globally and not just in Europe. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Treason charge for spy leaks writers

Two journalists have been charged with treason after they published information about surveillance technology used by Germany’s intelligence agency. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology