UK ISPs Urge Caution as David Cameron Tries 3rd Internet Snooping Revival

The UK Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) has felt it necessary to respond after the Prime Minister, David Cameron, created another storm by using last week’s Charlie Hebdo terrorist attacks in Paris (France) as a basis to demand tough new Internet surveillance powers and, some believe, to call for a ban on the use of …

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Android security shift exposes users

Millions of Android users could be at risk as Google changes the way it handles security updates for older versions of the smartphone operating system. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Vodafone UK Says You Don’t Need More Than 20Mbps on a Mobile

The CEO of mobile operator Vodafone UK, Jeroen Hoencamp, has moved to defend the performance of their 4G (LTE) Mobile Broadband network by saying that Internet “speed only gets you so far” and “the reality is that you don’t currently need anything beyond 20Mbps [Megabits per second] on a mobile device“. At this point some …

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Facebook restricts violent videos

Facebook begins placing warnings over video clips of graphic violence and prevents under-18s from seeing distressing images. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

‘Sony-inspired’ hack ends game work

A hack attack “inspired” by the recent attack on Sony has led a developer to cancel creation of a game featuring Kim Jong-un. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Alleged Silk Road owner put on trial

The trial of Ross Ulbricht, the alleged creator and operator of the Silk Road underground market, begins today. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Rural UK Landowners Angered by New Mobile Network Coverage Deal

The Country Land and Business Association, which represents tens of thousands of landowners across both England and Wales, appears to have reversed its earlier support for the Government’s plan to improve geographic mobile network coverage (2G, 3G and 4G). At the heart of the problem is a change to regulate the price that landowners can …

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Diamond Resorts International to Deploy WiFi at Six More UK Resorts

Diamond Resorts International has signed a new contract with The Cloud (Sky) to roll-out an expanded network of WiFi hotspots for members, owners and guests at six of its resorts in the United Kingdom by the end of this year. At present the company has already deployed the service at Broome Park Golf and Country …

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VIDEO: What future for virtual reality?

Virtual Reality (VR) was one of the big talking points at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire Detail 2015 “Fibre Broadband” Rollout

The state aid supported CSW Broadband partnership, which is working to make BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network available to 92% of Coventry, 96% of Solihull and 91% of Warwickshire in England (overall 91% will receive “superfast” speeds of 24Mbps+) by spring 2016, has published its roll-out plan for most of 2015 (Phase 4). So far …

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Computers ‘good judge of character’

Computers can be better at predicting our personality than friends and family, an experiment with tens of thousands of volunteers suggests. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

VIDEO: Serving up a tennis advantage?

How much advantage can new technology give to players in tennis, a sport where skill and tenacity count for so much. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology