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Internet security scaremongering obscures real threats - expert

Monday, November 17th 2014

Professor Mike Jackson told Cable.co.uk that dramatic internet security scares make it difficult for people to know when they are actually going to be affected. Warnings about the catastrophic effects of malware or viruses...

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Ofcom data speed report relies on old information - Vodafone, O2

Monday, November 17th 2014

The regulator last week published its own research into the performance of 3G and 4G networks in five major UK cities. But a Vodafone spokesperson highlighted that Ofcom’s testing took place six months ago. They said the...

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Rural broadband coverage needs multiple solutions - BDUK chief

Monday, November 17th 2014

Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) chief executive Chris Townsend told Cable.co.uk there is not one solution for bringing superfast broadband to some of the most remote parts of the UK. "It includes fibre, it includes wi-fi and it...

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Vodafone: Innovation will eliminate not-spots

Monday, November 17th 2014

Dr Rob Matthews, senior community manager at the operator, said different solutions for connectivity suit different areas. Dr Matthews's comments come as Vodafone last week unveiled Minchinhampton in Gloucestershire as the...

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European energy strategy will get us 'in trouble'

Friday, November 14th 2014

Stefan Grosjean, CEO of Smappee, warned that people need to become more aware of their energy consumption now, before we are all “in trouble”. He said that other countries could soon be forced to follow his native Belgium...

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Ethical smartphone 'perfect fit' for the Phone Co-op

Friday, November 14th 2014

The Fairphone is made by a Dutch social enterprise of the same name and was launched last month by the Phone Co-op, which has an exclusive deal to market the phone in the UK. A spokesperson for the co-operative told...

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Invasion of privacy will drive exodus to the dark web

Friday, November 14th 2014

Professor Mike Jackson, cyber security expert at Birmingham City University, said people need to be aware of the implications of giving up their privacy, and a balance should be struck between security and privacy. His...

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Head of government BDUK project predicts 30% superfast broadband adoption despite 95% availability

Thursday, November 13th 2014

Speaking to Cable.co.uk about how many people will actually subscribe to fibre broadband, BDUK’s chief executive Chris Townsend (pictured) said: “If we carry on at the rate of increase I expect take up to be beyond the 30%...

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Estimated energy bills hark back 'to the dark ages'

Thursday, November 13th 2014

Richard Morgan, business development manager of Smappee, said energy costs are the only household expenditure that are not itemised, and that the use of estimated bills are going “back to the dark ages”. Smappee clamps...

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Autism charity praises government digital skills investment

Wednesday, November 12th 2014

Autism West Midlands (AWM) picked up two gold awards at the Digital Impact Awards last month for Connect, a social media platform for people with autism and their families. The service was launched in April and is funded by...

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