Madeley warns trolls over rape threats

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TV presenter Richard Madeley says people who sent “sick rape threats” to his daughter after her defence of her mother Judy Finnigan are in “deep trouble”. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

A1 Telekom First to Connect Customer via 536Mbps G.fast Broadband

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Austrian ISP A1 Telekom (Telekom Austria Group) and Alcatel-Lucent claim to have connected the first customer in the world to a domestic copper telecoms network using G.fast (ITU G.9700/1) technology, which some predict could eventually replace BT’s up to 80Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) service in the United Kingdom. As a quick re-cap, G.fast is roughly…

Drupal 7 SA-CORE-2014-005 SQL Injection Protection

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Yesterday the Drupal Security Team released a critical security patch for Drupal 7 that fixes a very serious SQL injection vulnerability. At the same time we pushed an update to our Drupal WAF rules to mitigate this problem. Any customer using the WAF and with the Drupal ruleset enabled will have received automatic protection. Rule…

VIDEO Samsung Demo Next Gen 5G Mobile Broadband Speeds of 7.5Gbps

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Electronics giant Samsung claims to have successfully delivered record setting Mobile Broadband speeds of a staggering 7.5Gbps (Gigabits per second) using a prototype of their next generation 5G technology, with the uninterrupted speeds falling away to 1.2Gbps when the service was tested while travelling at just over 60Mph (Miles per hour) on a 4.35km long…

UK ISP Eclipse Internet Quietly Withdraws Home Broadband Products

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Without even so much as a whisper the KCOM owned ISP Eclipse Internet has quietly updated their website to remove residential home broadband and phone products in order to re-focus more on the delivery of business services. The writing has arguably been on the wall for a while, with Eclipse’s packages struggling to stay competitive…

Growth Improves as Sky Broadband Reaches 5.32m UK Customers

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After a predictable slowdown in the second quarter Sky Broadband (BSkyB) has today seen its growth improve in Q3 by adding an extra +75,000 (up from +50k in Q2 and +70k in Q1) home broadband subscriptions to total 5,322,000, which has no doubt been helped by the recent spate of aggressive discounts (24 months free…

EE UK Ready to Switch-On 300Mbps 4G LTE Advanced Mobile Speeds

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Mobile operator EE has told ISPreview.co.uk that their ultrafast 300Mbps (peak – shared capacity) capable 4G network upgrade, which will make use of the latest LTE-Advanced (Long Term Evolution) and Carrier Aggregation technology, is imminently due to exit its trial phase and go live. Regular readers might recall that EE’s first trial of the new…

Netflix shares plunge on slow growth

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US shares of Netflix, the world’s largest video streaming service, plunged on Wednesday after it reported fewer subscribers than forecast. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

X-rays used in Star Wars mystery

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A man has a box containing a mystery Star Wars figure X-rayed by university experts in the hope it was worth thousands of pounds. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Wales UK Reveals Autumn 2015 BT Fibre Broadband Rollout Plan

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The Superfast Cymru project has this morning announced the next batch of communities that, from September 2015 onwards, will be upgraded to support BT’s “fast fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network. The announcement means that related work is now effectively planned to take place in every telephone exchange across Wales. At present the current goal is to…

HBO to offer online-only service

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The premium channel will offer streaming-only service in 2015. The move is seen a response to competition from Amazon and Netflix and a way to offer younger consumers more choice. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

EBay lowers 2014 sales estimates

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EBay said sales for 2014 won’t meet its prior estimates, saying the last three months of the year will be worse than thought. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Google unveils three Nexus gadgets

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Google announces a set-top box for TVs, a tablet and a smartphone, all powered by its new operating system Android Lollipop. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Mobile Operator EE Gives a Christmas Gift of FREE 4G Data

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Customers of EE’s mobile network in the United Kingdom, specifically those new subscribers who take a Pay-as-you-go (PAYG) Smartphone or Tablet computer, will this Christmas be given 100MB (MegaBytes) of free mobile data each and every month. The promotion includes all new 4G tablets launched on EE between now and 31st January 2015, and Smartphones…