Facebook is under attack in the UK because it failed to supply information needed which might have prevented the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby.
Michael Adebowale, one of the killers of the soldier, had 11 Facebook accounts but GCHQ has only seen six of those despite requests. more»
A unit called the Quantum Imaging Hub is to receive funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences research Council (ESPRC) to the tune of £29 million over the next five years.
The hub includes academics from the universities of Glasgow, Bristil, Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt, Oxford and Strathclyde and has over 30 industry partners. more»
Enterprises wanting to leverage their legacy systems using devices like smartphones and tablets are being tempted by IBM to enter its garden of mobility delights.
The company said it has added a number of pieces to its Mobility Services jigsaw.
That includes “desktop as a service” (DaaS) intended to let companies implement desktop features on mobile devices using a subscription service offered using the IBM Cloud. more»
Out of the 74.53 million tablets expected to ship during the current calendar quarter, the Apple iPad will take the lead with 26.8 percent of the worldwide shipments.
That’s according to Digitimes Research, which said that out of those 74.5 million tablets, 20 million will be iPads, 27.8 million will be from other multinational vendors such as Samsung and Lenovo, and 26.7 million will be so-called “white box” or unbranded units. more»
Shipments of TVs worldwide rose in the third quarter by four percent, bucking a trend that showed several previous quarters of weak growth.
LCD TV shipments rose by nine percent, according to IHS subsidiary Displaysearch, fuelled by uptake of TV screens in North America. more»
Chinese mandarins have the pip at Microsoft and fined the software giant more than $140 million in back taxes.
The case is being seen as the first major case concerning cross-border tax evasion in the country, as regulators ramp up pressure on US corporations doing business there. more»
Ruby on Rails is dying off, despite the fact that those with the skill can make a killing according to a new report from Quartz.
Quartz found that by using US job listing data collected by Burning Glass and the Brookings Institution, and dividing by its shoe size,the most valuable programming skill to have today is Ruby on Rails. more»
US telco Verizon has revealed its compromise on net neutrality which appears to have been drawn up by a Dalek PR – it has promised not to sue the FCC if the watchdog does exactly what it tells it to.
Verizon has promised that it will not sue to block net neutrality rules as long as they’re issued without reclassifying broadband providers as utilities. more»
The maker of expensive printer ink, HP, has surprised the cocaine nose jobs of Wall Street by telling them that its quarterly revenue fell in almost every business segment over the year.
The numbers highlight weaknesses in the company ahead of the company’s planned 2015 separation of its enterprise services from its traditional computer and printing units. more»
UK Prime Minister David “one is an ordinary bloke” Cameron has been claiming that ISPs are responsible for the deaths of fusilier Lee Rigby.
Responding to a report by the intelligence and security committee, Cameron said that internet companies are allowing their networks to be used to plot “murder and mayhem”. more»
A motion in the European Parliament to be debated tomorrow and voted on on Thursday has raised the ire of the United States.
Two MEPs are proposing that Google should be dismembered because its power is excessive.
And even though the European Parliament has no powers to enforce such a move, it’s attracted ire from the US mission to the EU, according to Reuters. more»
Beancounters at mighty chip behemoth Intel can stop playing with their worry beads as it looks as though servers based on ARM technology are failing to dent X86 server business.
A report in Taiwanese wire Digitimes said that ARM has made serious attempts to invade the server business but hasn’t succeeding in storming the Intel fortress. more»
The use of Software as a Service (SaaS) by enterprises is becoming “mission critical”, according to a survey by IT market research company Gartner.
Gartner said that cost and agility are the main reasons for SaaS cloud adoption by enterprises, based on a survey involving four countries in four regions around the world. more»
Yesterday we reported that Thomas Cook wants to woo customers by showing them fun places they might like to book a holiday.
And so they might be interested in research from UCLA which finds the brain reacts completely differently to virtual reality than to seeing and hearing things in the real world. more»
The Department of Homeland Security has promised to delete records from a controversial network monitoring system called Einstein.
The files to be deleted are at least three years old, and the reasons for the deletion is not exactly altruistic.
DHS thinks the files, which include data about traffic to government websites, agency network intrusions and general vulnerabilities, are a waste of space. more»