BT Hooks Up First Superfast Broadband Customers on the Isle of Scilly

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After several years of waiting the first of 2,200 residents on the remote Isles of Scilly, which resides several miles off the south west coast of Cornwall in England, have begun to connect via BT’s new ‘up to’ 80Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) broadband service that is being supplied by a new submarine fibre optic cable…

Warnings on ‘complex’ Android virus

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Hundreds of thousands of Android phones have been infected with malware that uses handsets to send spam and buy event tickets in bulk. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Computer hijacking arrests in UK

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Four people the UK have been arrested for allegedly being involved in hijacking computers, including spying through victims’ webcams. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Welsh Businesses Offered GBP10K Ultrafast 100Mb Broadband Vouchers

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The Welsh Government has announced the launch of a new Ultrafast Connectivity Voucher scheme that will provide assistance of up to £10,000 towards the capital costs of helping firms in Wales to install a broadband service offering speeds of more than 100Mbps (Megabits per second), albeit only applicable to businesses in Enterprise and Local Growth…

Network Rail UK to Wholesale Out Upgraded Fibre Optic Network

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A proposal by Ofcom for granting Code Powers (i.e. easier approval of street works etc.) to help Network Rail upgrade their Dark Fibre and mobile communications infrastructure has confirmed that the national railway operator will also provide “wholesale services to other telecom operators“. Last year the Government’s Department for Transport said that it plans to…

Embrace the arts, engineers told

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Engineering needs to emphasise its creative side to encourage more young people to take it up as a career, says a leading member of the profession. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Telefonica UK Floats Tentative Prospect of an O2 Mobile Sale

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The owner of mobile operator O2 (Telefonica), which last year sold their home broadband and phone customers to BSkyB (Sky Broadband) after failing to make a success of the business (here), has warned that if more of the United Kingdom’s telecoms market moved towards bundled services then it may have to consider putting up the…

Uber in Singapore taxi app regulation

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Singapore plans to regulate third-party taxi booking apps such as Uber by capping fees and limiting them to use only licensed vehicles and drivers. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Google, Rockstar settle patent suit

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Google and patent consortium Rockstar – which includes Apple as an investor – agree to settle a patent litigation suit. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Iran frees ‘Blogfather’ Derakhshan

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Iran’s Supreme Leader has pardoned the pioneering Iranian-Canadian blogger Hossein Derakhshan after six years in prison, Iranian media report. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Feminist Hacker Barbie

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Internet users create a web app to edit the pages of a controversial Barbie book. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Ghana to test Talking Book gadgets

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A charity is to give away 2,000 Talking Book audio computers to some of Ghana’s poorest communities after securing funds from Unicef and ARM. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

VIDEO: How the webcams were hijacked

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Costas Tsivicos, UK distributor of Foscam’s webcams, explains how a Russian site came to show feeds from his firm’s kit, and tells consumers how to protect themselves. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology