This MSI gaming laptop with a GeForce RTX 2060 is $600 off, today only

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If you’re looking to embrace the new decade with a new laptop loaded with the newest real-time ray tracing technology, Amazon has a deal for you today. The online retailer is selling the MSI GV63 gaming laptop with a GeForce RTX 2060 for $1,175. This is by far the all-time low for this laptop, which…

Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 5600 XT review: Punching above its class

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With the launch of the $279 Radeon RX 5600 XT, AMD’s finishing off the mainstream push for its cutting-edge “Navi” architecture by aiming for PC gaming’s sweet spot, the no-compromises 1080p arena currently dominated by Nvidia’s trio of GeForce GTX 1660 graphics cards. It more than gets the job done—especially if you get the right…

Openreach Grow FTTP in Northern Ireland to 260K Premises

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Openreach’s (BT) commercial roll-out of a new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network in Northern Ireland has grown its reach to more than 260,000 premises, which has helped the region to push overall “full fibre” coverage to over 35% (here) and they claim that 40% will be achieved by March 2020. Admittedly Northern Ireland…

BitDam Study Exposes High Miss Rates of Leading Email Security Systems

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Imagine receiving an email from US VP Mike Pence’s official email account asking for help because he has been stranded in the Philippines. Actually, you don’t have to. This actually happened. Pence’s email was hacked when he was still the governor of Indiana, and his account was used to attempt to defraud several people. How…

Problems Remain – CMA Updates on Ofcom Loyalty Penalty Fixes

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The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has issued its annual update on Ofcom’s progress toward tackling the “loyalty penalty” in UK broadband ISP and mobile services, which can result in existing customers paying “significantly more” than new ones. Overall the progress has been good, but not all operators are playing ball. New customers (i.e. those…

Windows EFS Feature May Help Ransomware Attackers

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Security researchers have created concept ransomware that takes advantage of a feature in Windows that encrypts files and folders to protect them from unauthorized physical access to the computer. […] Source:: BleepingComputer

Liberty Global Seek Code Powers for New UK Full Fibre Sibling

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Libert Global is progressing their plans to launch a new “full fibre” broadband network – Liberty Networks – that will be independent of their existing Virgin Media brand in the United Kingdom. The cable giant has just put in a related application for Code Powers with Ofcom, which usually happens before a roll-out begins. Securing…

US elections remain vulnerable to attacks, despite security improvements

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Days away from the Iowa caucuses, and less than 11 months from the general election, voting and election security continues to be a challenge for the U.S political system. Threats to a secure election appear to loom as large today as they did in 2016, when Russian state-backed hackers and social media trolls threw U.S.…

What the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Bill means for data protection and the GDPR

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After years of turmoil, it seems the UK finally has a deal that sets out how it will leave the European Union (EU). Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Withdrawal Agreement Bill shares many similarities with the withdrawal agreement put forward by his predecessor, Theresa May, especially when it comes to data protection requirements. [ Learn how…

Zzoomm’s 2Gbps FTTP Broadband is Live in Henley-on-Thames

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Oxford-based UK ISP Zzoomm, which has an ambition to cover 1 million UK homes with a 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network by the end of 2025 (here), has today connected its first home to their new network in the Oxfordshire town of Henley-on-Thames. The provider, which is using ADTRAN’s XGS-PON technology, began their “full…

Study Ranks UK 71st Cheapest in the World for Fixed Broadband

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A new study from Cable.co.uk has examined 3,095 fixed broadband ISP packages from 206 countries to create a global pricing comparison, which reveals that the UK ranks just 71st cheapest overall with an average monthly cost of $35.71 (£27.45) and we drop to 82nd when ranked by average cost per megabit of speed ($1.07). The…

Cityfibre Buy FibreNation and Set 8 Million UK FTTH Homes Goal

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UK ISP TalkTalk has today confirmed that their wholesale full fibre (FTTH) broadband network sibling – FibreNation – has been sold to the Goldman Sachs backed Cityfibre for £200m cash. In response Cityfibre has increased their fibre optic roll-out plan from 5 million UK premises by 2025 to 8 million. Just to recap. FibreNation is…

Examining BT Group’s UK Single Rural Full Fibre Network Idea

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The CEO of BT Group, Philip Jansen, has proposed a new framework, which could see builders of “full fibre” (FTTP) broadband ISP networks working together in the final 20-30% of hardest to reach premises to maximise coverage, such as by avoiding overbuild in areas that can’t support multiple networks and sharing access. On the surface…