Free Public WiFi Reaches 36 Village Halls in Cambridgeshire UK

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The Connecting Cambridgeshire programme has announced that some 36 villages halls in rural parts of the county can now access their free public WiFi service, which is thanks to a new UK Government grant that was setup to support health and well-being. The grant funding covers installation of a broadband connection to supply the service…

Remote Access Shield Announcement | Avast

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The pandemic has drastically changed the way we work, forcing employees to do large parts of their jobs remotely. Cybercriminals are aware of this shift and will attempt to exploit these new opportunities. Source:: Avast

County Broadband Update FTTP Rollout in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire

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Aldham-based rural UK ISP County Broadband has issued a couple of updates on their rollout plan for a new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network in remote parts of Norfolk and Cambridgeshire, which adds a few new villages to their existing deployment and confirms the delivery time-scale. Just to recap. The provider, which is deploying across…

U.S. Charges 6 Russian Intelligence Officers Over Destructive Cyberattacks

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The US government on Monday formally charged six Russian intelligence officers for carrying out destructive malware attacks with an aim to disrupt and destabilize other nations and cause monetary losses. The individuals, who work for Unit 74455 of the Russian Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU), have been accused of perpetrating the “most disruptive and destructive series…

Amazon Connect supports “neural” Text-to-Speech voices in the London, Frankfurt, Singapore, and Tokyo regions

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Amazon Connect now enables customers to use Amazon Polly’s Neural Text-to-Speech Voices (NTTS) within their contact center across four new regions. These new voices deliver improvements in speech quality through a new machine learning approach, making automated conversations sound more lifelike by improving the pitch, inflection, intonation, and tempo. You can now use 14 NTTS…

AWS IQ now provides integrated access logs for expert activity

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AWS IQ is a professional services marketplace that connects AWS customers with AWS Certified freelancers and consulting firms with deep AWS expertise. IQ allows you to connect with experts within minutes, easily grant access to your AWS account and pay through your AWS bill when work is complete.  Source:: Amazon AWS

Porting Assistant for .NET is now open source

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Porting Assistant for .NET is now open source. Users can now extend the data set with new recommendations for assessment and use the extended data set to scan their project for incompatibilities. Users can also review and offer suggestions on exiting data sets. Users can actively participate in the development process and bring their experience…

ISPA Begins Hunting for 2020’s UK Internet Heroes

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The UK Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) has today called for members of the public and industry alike to submit nominations for its 2020 “Internet Hero” award, with the eventual winner being announced via a special online ceremony on the 18th November 2020 at the 22nd annual ISPA Awards event. Andrew Glover, ISPA Chair, said:…

Cityfibre Start £40m Swindon Build of 1Gbps FTTP Broadband

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Network builder Cityfibre UK have just kicked off the construction phase of their £40m project to deploy a new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTH) broadband network across the Wiltshire town of Swindon, which is being supported by civil engineering firm VolkerSmart Technologies. The first homes and businesses to benefit from this new network will be in…

Tackling Bias In AI | Avast

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An interesting group from various disciplines came together to discuss AI bias at Avast’s CyberSec&AI Connected virtual conference this month. The event showcased leading academics and tech professionals from around the world to examine critical issues around AI for privacy and cybersecurity. Source:: Avast