Spies ‘could collect medical data’

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Theresa May refuses to reveal the kinds of personal data being accessed by Britain’s security services, in evidence to a committee of peers and MPs. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Anonymous drives Nissan offline

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Nissan takes its global and Japanese websites offline after being attacked by Anonymous, which is protesting against dolphin hunting. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Rural Broadband ISP Gigaclear Gets 25m Euro Loan to Expand Network

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Ultrafast fibre optic ISP Gigaclear, which is rolling out a 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to rural communities across the United Kingdom, has bagged some additional investment in the form of a €25m loan. So far Gigaclear’s network has already become available to roughly 15,000 homes and businesses in rural parts of Oxfordshire, Essex,…

10Gbps Cable Broadband Edges Closer with DOCSIS 3.1 Kit Certification

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The next gen of ultrafast cable broadband technology, which is expected to be trialled by Virgin Media in the not too distant future, looks to have moved closer after CableLabs issued its first certifications to five DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem vendors (Askey, Castlenet, Netgear, Technicolor and Ubee Interactive). At present the existing DOCSIS / EuroDOCSIS…

Drivers stopped Google cars crashing

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Google drivers had to intervene to stop its self-driving cars from crashing on California’s roads 13 times between September 2014 and November 2015. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Flexible, secure SSH with DNSSEC

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If you read this blog on a regular basis, you probably use the little tool called SSH, especially its ubiquitous and most popular implementation OpenSSH. Maybe you’re savvy enough to only use it with public/private keys, and therefore protect yourself from dictionary attacks. If you do then you know that in order to configure access…

Employers ‘can read private emails’

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Judges in the European Court of Human Rights say an employer that read a worker’s private messages and then sacked him was in the right. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Plusnet Offer 12 Months FREE Unlimited Broadband and GBP50 Cashback

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Internet provider Plusnet has kicked off the New Year by offering their ‘up to’ 17Mbps unlimited broadband package absolutely free for the first 12 months of service (£9.99 per month thereafter) to new subscribers and on top of that they’re also offering £50 Cashback. The latest offer will be available to order until 26th January…

Copper Declines as Fibre Boosts Global Broadband Users to 738 Million

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The latest statistics from telecoms analyst Point Topic reveal that the total number of world fixed broadband subscriptions reached approximately 738 million in Q3 2015, with the vast majority of growth being driven by fibre optic (FTTH/C/P etc.) based technologies; albeit mostly in parts of Asia, Africa and Latin America. It’s interesting to note that…

Record fall in global demand for PCs

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Falling global demand for personal computers (PC) saw shipments fall by a record 10.6% in the fourth quarter from a year ago, according to market research firm IDC. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Hackers caused Ukraine power cut – US

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A power cut in western Ukraine was caused by a “spear-phishing” hacker attack, according to the US Department of Homeland Security. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

DDoS extortion gang suspect arrested

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One suspect has been arrested and a second detained after a Europol-led raid on a gang suspected of carrying out cyber-attacks and demanding ransoms. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

CloudScape Connect to Bundle Asus Routers with Broadband

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Little known ISP CloudScape Connect has reached a new “Gold Partnership” agreement with computer hardware and electronics company Asus, which should enable them to provide related communications equipment (e.g. routers) to their new broadband subscribers. The ISP reports that it has already started to supply customers with pre-configured Asus DSL-N17U Wireless (N spec) Modem Routers,…

ISP Satellite Internet Joins Welsh Access Broadband Cymru Scheme

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The imaginatively named Satellite Internet, which is a division of BeyonDSL and supplies Satellite based broadband connectivity using the SES Techcom (ASTRA) platform, has today announced that it is an official registered supplier for the Access Broadband Cymru (ABC) subsidy scheme. The ABC scheme has recently been made available to all homes and businesses across…