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375 Leeds and Bradford Firms Gobble Broadband Connection Vouchers

By Mark Jackson, ISPreview UK | August 20th, 2014 More than 375 businesses in Leeds and Bradford have taken up the Government’s Broadband Connection Vouchers scheme, which offers grants worth up to £3,000 to help SME firms install a superfast broadband (30Mbps+) service in any of 22 cities across the United Kingdom. As a result …

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Black Hat keynote: U.S. should buy up zero day attacks for 10 times going rate

By Tim Greene, Network World | August 7th, 2014 Dan Greer has other suggestions to improve cyber security that will make software vendors ‘yell bloody murder’. Las Vegas — The U.S. government should pay 10 times the going rate for zero-day software flaws in order to corner the market and then make those vulnerabilities public …

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Tor hints at possible U.S. government involvement in recent attack

By Jon Gold, Network World | July 31,st 2014 Anonymity network hacked with sophisticated traffic correlation technique. Hackers attacked the infrastructure of Tor, the anonymizing service, earlier this month in an incident that may have compromised a number of hidden services, according to an announcement posted today by the Tor Project’s director, Roger Dingledine. Dingledine …

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UK government adopts ODF for document exchange with citizens and suppliers

By Peter Sayer, IDG News Service | July 23rd, 2014 The move should make it collaboration easier. The U.K. government has adopted ODF as its standard for the exchange of word processor and spreadsheet files between departments and with citizens and suppliers, meaning that companies and citizens will not be required to buy a particular …

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AAISP Pledges to Protect UK Users from Government Internet Snoops

By Mark Jackson, ISPreview UK | July 16th, 2014 As the controversial Data Retention and Investigation Powers Bill (DRIP) slips its way through the House of Commons and into the House of Lords, the outspoken boss of broadband ISP Andrews & Arnold (AAISP), Adrian Kennard, has promised to use “all practical legal means” in order …

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How Cloud Vendors Can Win Over Skeptical Federal Buyers

CIO | July 14th, 2014 Cloud companies looking to do business with the federal government can help their cause if they address a punch list of concerns that weigh on the minds of many agency CIOs and executives, senior government leaders say. Certainly, there are some challenges with government contracting that are beyond the capability …

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