Life for killer who met boy online

A teenager is sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a 14-year-old boy he met through online gaming. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

New terror data laws needed, says PM

David Cameron has promised a “comprehensive piece of legislation” to close the “safe spaces” used by suspected terrorists to communicate online with each other. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

US to beef up privacy and data laws

US President Barack Obama is set to propose new laws covering privacy and how companies handle data breaches. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Blocked Cable Ducts Frustrate BT Fibre Optic Rollout in Rural Wiltshire

BTOpenreach’s state aid supported plans to roll-out a fibre optic cable through their existing cable ducts in order to help bring superfast broadband connectivity to parts of rural south Wiltshire in England, specifically the Dun Valley and surrounding areas, have been dealt a blow due to several key ducts being blocked by silt. The Broadband …

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Microsoft hits out at Google team

Google has been criticised by Microsoft after the search giant publicised a security flaw in Windows – which some said put users at risk. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Google doodle honours Kenyan pupil

Google creates a doodle to honour a Kenyan who holds the world record for being the oldest person to have enrolled in primary school. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

TalkTalk Add Netflix Internet Video Streaming to their YouView TV Boxes

Budget broadband ISP TalkTalk has predictably followed last year’s similar move by BT (here) and made the popular Netflix Internet TV and Movie streaming service available to owners of their YouView (IPTV) based platform, with those who pre-registered for the service being first in line to receive it on their set-top-box. The full roll-out will …

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Experts pledge to control AI work

Scientists including Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk sign a letter pledging to ensure artificial intelligence research benefits mankind. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Ofcom – Few UK Children Know How to Disable ISP Internet Filters

The UK telecoms regulator has today published its 3rd survey into the use and effectiveness of Internet safety measures, such as the network-level filtering (Parental Control) tools that were last year introduced by all of the largest broadband ISPs to help block “adult content” from young eyes. It is crucial to note that the roll-out …

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Two dead in LG TV factory accident

A nitrogen leak has led to the deaths of two people in a TV factory run by South Korean firm LG. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Seethelight Tweaks UK FTTH Broadband Speeds and Prices for 2015

During a database update we noted that fibre optic ISP Seethelight, which offers an ultrafast 300Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband package to several parts of the United Kingdom via the Independent Fibre Networks Limited platform, looks set to change some of its services and increase prices from 1st February 2015. Most of the ISPs packages …

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UK ISP PlusNet Offers FREE Unlimited Business Broadband

Aggressive competition in the home broadband space appears to be reaching domestic-grade business packages too, with PlusNet Business being today expected to start offering their ‘up to’ 18Mbps capable unlimited Internet access package free for the first 12 months of service (£13 +vat per month thereafter). The ISP claims that this promotion, once it goes …

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VIDEO: How ticket touts rip off fans online

As big names from the world of sport, music and theatre call on government action on ticket touts, ticketing specialist Reg Walker explains how ”extremely sophisticated” software is used to harvest tickets in bulk. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology