Leak suggests Uber ‘losing millions’

Financial documents, allegedly from car-share start-up Uber, suggest the firm is running at losses of several million dollars each quarter. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Are hackers helping or harming us?

Should we fear or respect the people that are increasingly finding flaws in the devices and gadgets all around us? Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Internet Hackers Target Ofcom UK via Telecoms SPAM Email

Some people and telecoms operators around the United Kingdom are being hit by a spate of SPAM emails, which appear to emanate from the national regulator. Industry sources initially suggested to ISPreview.co.uk that Ofcom had suffered a security breach, although the regulator denies this. The email itself appears to have come from Ofcom’s “spectrum licensing” …

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Got an EE Power Bar with Your Broadband or Mobile – it Might Explode

Publicity disaster ahoy. Remember when EE made waves by giving customers of their mobile and home broadband services a free portable Smartphone charger (“Power Bar“)? Remember when it kept running out of stock and that annoyed people? Well now some of them also explode, hurray! The Power Bar is a 2600mah unit that takes approximately …

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Fitbit sees revenue more than triple

Wearable technology company Fitbit sees its revenue beat expectations and more than triple to $400m (£256m) in the second quarter. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

UK ‘loves smartphones and selfies’

Smartphones have edged ahead of laptops for the first time as the preferred devices for connecting online in the UK, a report by Ofcom says. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Apple Mac attacks are ‘trivial’

Creating malicious software that can attack Apple Mac computers is “trivial”, a leading security researcher has claimed Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Ofcom – Next Gen Broadband Covers 90% of UK as Uptake Tops 30%

The national telecoms regulator has today published their annual 2015 Communications Market Report, which reveals the latest details about the take-up and usage of broadband, mobile, phone and broadcasting (TV and Radio) services across the United Kingdom (split by England, Scotland, Wales and N.Ireland). As usual our focus is more on the fixed line broadband …

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Security Benefits of Open Source and Open Development

Updated on 8/25/2015: I had no idea when I wrote this blog earlier this month that I’d be proven right by recent events so quickly. Someone evidently found a similar issue with Cisco’s closed, proprietary ROMMON firmware, and instead of disclosing it responsibly, they weaponized it and secretly used it for nefarious purposes in the …

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Security Benefits of Open Source and Open Development

Updated on 8/25/2015: I had no idea when I wrote this blog earlier this month that I’d be proven right by recent events so quickly. Someone evidently found a similar issue with Cisco’s closed, proprietary ROMMON firmware, and instead of disclosing it responsibly, they weaponized it and secretly used it for nefarious purposes in the …

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Suffolk Confirm GBP3.9M Reinvestment Boost for Superfast Broadband

The Better Broadband for Suffolk scheme, which is working with BT to make “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) services available to 95% of local homes and businesses “before 2018” and hopefully 100% by 2020, has become the latest Broadband Delivery UK project to confirm a clawback (gain share) linked reinvestment boost of £3.9 million. Last week the …

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Sacked Reddit employee speaks out

Victoria Taylor gives her first broadcast interview since being sacked from Reddit, talking about how her dismissal drove her offline. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Virgin Media Shrinks to 4.57 Million UK Cable Broadband Subscribers

National UK cable operator Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has today published their latest results to the end of Q2 2015, which reveals that they’ve reached a total of 4,570,300 broadband customers, with 40% of those now taking their “ultrafast” 100Mbps+ services. At this point we note that Virgin Media has split their results again, which …

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Fibre Optic ISP Gigaclear in Odd UK Satellite Broadband Supply Deal

Most people are probably familiar with Gigaclear as an ISP that has put huge investment towards delivering ultrafast 1000Mbps capable fibre optic broadband (FTTH/P) services into rural areas, but a new deal with Europasat (SSW) will soon also see them supporting the roll-out of inferior Satellite. Ordinarily you wouldn’t expect to see pure fibre optic …

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Dinklage voice replaced in video game

Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage is replaced as the voice of a computer in an video game after widespread criticism of his performance. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology