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Australians advised how to beat data retention laws

Written by on March 25, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

Australians will be able to avoid new data retention laws by using overseas email providers and by communicating using encrypted software, Greens Senator Scott Ludlam has said during a parliamentary debate on data retention laws. The Senate on Tuesday debated new laws that would require internet service providers to store customer “metadata” for two years. […]

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BT dips toes back into the mobile consumer market

BT dips toes back into the mobile consumer market

Written by on March 25, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – BT took a first step back into the consumer mobile market on Wednesday while it awaits a decision from regulators on its deal to buy EE, the country’s biggest mobile operator. BT said it was launching a SIM-only deal – giving subscribers calls, texts and data but no handset – with the […]

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‘Threat-sharing’ bill proposed to counter cybersecurity threats

‘Threat-sharing’ bill proposed to counter cybersecurity threats

Written by on March 25, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Leaders of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee introduced legislation on Tuesday to make it easier for companies to share information about cybersecurity threats (threat-sharing) with the government, without the fear of being sued. Prompted in part by high-profile cyber attacks on corporations, the Protecting Cyber Networks Act has significant bipartisan support. […]

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Appeals to block Uber in India

Appeals to block Uber in India

Written by on March 25, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – New Delhi authorities on Wednesday asked India’s federal information technology ministry to block the taxi-hailing apps of U.S.-based Uber and its local rival Ola in the city in a bid to enforce a ban on the companies’ services. India in December ordered all unregistered web-based taxi companies to halt operations until […]

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Now we have the Industrial Internet of Things!

Written by on March 24, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

What’s happening involves the Internet, of course, but in a newly emerging context. I am referring to a phenomenon called the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).  This is the convergence of intelligent industrial products, processes and services that communicate with each other, and with people, over global networks. These eye-catching forecasts suggest there are many […]

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Steve Jobs memorial removed because Apple CEO is gay

Written by on March 24, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

Homophobia in Russia has plumbed new lows after a memorial to the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was pulled down after incumbent CEO Tim Cook came out as gay. Residents of St. Petersburg, the country’s second largest city, forcibly removed the memorial after Cook made his announcement. Read the full story here…

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IBM makes strategy shift to share technology with China

IBM makes strategy shift to share technology with China

Written by on March 24, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

BEIJING (Reuters) – IBM Corp will share technology with Chinese firms and will actively help build China’s industry, CEO Virginia Rometty said in Beijing as she set out a strategy for one of the foreign firms hardest hit by China’s shifting technology policies. IBM must help China build its IT industry rather than viewing the […]

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Tech companies and a tipping point for banks

Tech companies and a tipping point for banks

Written by on March 24, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – Technology companies offering banking services should be regulated in the same way as banks to ensure that consumers are properly protected, the British Bankers’ Association (BBA) said on Tuesday. Companies such as Google and Apple have emerged as challengers to banks, offering payment services such as ApplePay and Google Wallet. Facebook said […]

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Was your ad read – by a human?

Was your ad read – by a human?

Written by on March 24, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

NEW YORK/BOSTON (Reuters) – A growing number of U.S. companies, including MillerCoors and AIG, are stepping up the battle against online ad fraud by demanding proof that their ads have been seen by real people instead of computers hijacked by cybercriminals. Spurred by a warning in December by the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) that […]

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Net neutrality “arbitrary, capricious and an abuse of discretion”

Net neutrality “arbitrary, capricious and an abuse of discretion”

Written by on March 24, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. broadband providers on Monday filed lawsuits against the Federal Communications Commission’s recently approved net neutrality rules, launching what is expected to be a series of legal challenges. Broadband industry trade group USTelecom filed a lawsuit against the FCC in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, which has in […]

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