GCHQ ‘does not breach human rights’

The current system of UK intelligence collection does not currently breach the European Convention of Human Rights, a panel of judges has ruled. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Apple music abuse trial may collapse

A technicality about whether iPods at the centre of Apple’s anti-competition trial were valid could cause the decade-long case to collapse. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Northumberland UK Finally Publishes a Detail BDUK Fibre Broadband Map

It’s been a long time coming but Rothbury councillor Steven Bridgett has today informed us that the Northumberland County Council in North East England has finally uploaded a much more detailed coverage map of their local £19m iNorthumberland project, which also depicts their tentative plans for ultrafast 330Mbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) coverage. ISPreview.co.uk first highlighted the …

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Worcestershire UK Criticised for Low BDUK “Fibre Broadband” Take-up

The £21m Superfast Worcestershire (England) scheme shows why councils might be nervous about revealing the take-up figures for their state aid supported roll-out of BT’s “Fibre Broadband” (FTTC/P) network. A Freedom of Information (FoI) request has revealed that the county’s uptake for related upgrades is just 3.2% and naturally political opponents have been quick to …

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Uber taxi business valued at $40bn

Taxi booking firm Uber has raised another $1.2bn from investors, a deal that values the technology business at $40bn (£25.5bn). Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Emergency call system for new cars

The European Parliament and EU member states have agreed that new cars must be fitted with an automated system to alert emergency services in event of a crash. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Kenya breaks ‘cyber crime network’

Kenyan police say they have cracked a cyber crime centre run by 77 Chinese nationals from upmarket homes in the capital, Nairobi. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

RCBF Supported Superfast Broadband Rollout in Rothbury Completed

The Northumberland (England) based market-town of Rothbury, including several surrounding communities, can now access faster “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services after a scheme funded by the Rural Community Broadband Fund (RCBF) and BT finally completed its planned deployment in the area. Some might recall that the project, which aimed to help around 1,500 local homes and …

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Shops ban ‘sexually violent’ GTA 5

Target and Kmart have removed Grand Theft Auto V from shelves following complaints about its depiction of violence against women. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

BT TV Expands its Buy-to-Keep Movie Streaming Service to Multiple Devices

BT has announced that customers of their broadband TV (IPTV) platform, specifically those who make use of their Buy-to-Keep movies service, will now be able to access the content they purchase on more than the ISPs Set-Top-Box hardware. In addition, customers can now also watch their TV channels on multiple devices but you’ll need an …

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Apple ‘wiped’ rival music from iPods

A trial looking into whether Apple abused its dominant position in the digital music business hears how it dealt with music from rival stores. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology