Post Tagged with: "internet"

Internet speed guarantees must be realistic, says Ofcom

October 6, 2017 12:41 pm0 comments
Internet speed guarantees must be realistic, says Ofcom

Internet users are to be granted more rights on connection speeds as Ofcom imposes tougher rules on how ISPs advertise broadband services. The proposals give consumers the right to exit contracts penalty-free if speeds fall below a guaranteed minimum. Ofcom says there is a mismatch between what is advertised, and […]

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Apple iPhone X: The internet reacts

September 13, 2017 12:26 am0 comments
Apple iPhone X: The internet reacts

Media playback is unsupported on your device When Apple chief Tim Cook declared the iPhone X “the biggest leap forward since the first iPhone” at his latest launch extravaganza, you couldn’t help but wonder if he was referring to its features or its price. With the top-end model costing £1,149, […]

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Google's giant penalty: The internet reacts

June 27, 2017 3:13 pm0 comments
Google's giant penalty: The internet reacts

The EU’s Competition Commissioner said her team analysed a gigantic 5.2 terabytes of search results before determining that Google had indeed abused its position by running its Shopping service price comparison ads at the top of search results. That’s the equivalent of nearly two billion search queries. As news that […]

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India internet shutdowns 'violate human rights'

June 17, 2017 8:21 am0 comments
India internet shutdowns 'violate human rights'

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said India needs to cease “arbitrary restrictions” on internet and phone services. The organisation said state governments had imposed 20 temporary internet shutdowns in 2017. Authorities say they shut internet and telecommunications services to stop rumours during times of unrest. But the rights group said […]

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London attack: Politicians v the internet

June 6, 2017 1:59 am0 comments
London attack: Politicians v the internet

Prime Minister Theresa May has said more must be done to tackle terror online. In a speech on Sunday, following the terrorist attack in London, she said the internet provided a “safe space” for extremist ideology to breed. But technology companies and cyber-security experts have warned that tighter regulation of […]

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Ethiopia blocks mobile internet

June 1, 2017 4:29 am0 comments
Ethiopia blocks mobile internet

Mobile internet access in Ethiopia has been blocked by the government – but officials are refusing to say why. It was reported last year that the country banned access to social media sites after university entrance exams were leaked online. There has been speculation that similar motives lie behind the […]

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Internet pioneer Robert Taylor dies

April 18, 2017 2:32 am0 comments
Internet pioneer Robert Taylor dies

One of the founding fathers of the internet, Robert Taylor, has died. While working at the Pentagon in the 1960s, he instigated the creation of Arpanet – a computer network that initially linked together four US research centres, and later evolved into the internet. At Xerox, he later oversaw the […]

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Samsung Galaxy S8 – but is it art? The internet reacts

March 30, 2017 12:28 am0 comments
Samsung Galaxy S8 - but is it art? The internet reacts

Samsung would have you believe it has redefined smartphone design with its latest top-end handsets, the Galaxy S8 and the S8+. It’s true they appear sleeker than before thanks to a decision to elongate their screens, make the home buttons “invisible” and put the fingerprint sensors on the back. But […]

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Is Rosie O’Donnell about to break the internet?

February 10, 2017 10:52 am0 comments
Is Rosie O’Donnell about to break the internet?

Rumours that comedian Rosie O’Donnell is due to play White House chief strategist Steve Bannon on this weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live have sent social media into overdrive. Currently experiencing its highest ratings in 22 years, what’s behind SNL’s resurgence in popularity? Since debuting in 1975, Saturday Night Live […]

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Tech firms seek to frustrate internet history log law

November 23, 2016 2:37 am0 comments
Tech firms seek to frustrate internet history log law

Plans to keep a record of UK citizens’ online activities face a challenge from tech firms seeking to offer ways to hide people’s browser histories. Internet providers will soon be required to record which services their customers’ devices connect to – including websites and messaging apps. The Home Office says […]

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