Former HP boss and peddler of expensive printer ink Carly Fiorina is apparently going to have a crack at being the next republican president of the US and is standing on a ticket that she is the only woman candidate and the only CEO. more»
European privacy regulators want Internet search engines such as Google and Microsoft’s Bing (MSFT.O) to scrub results globally, not just in Europe, when people invoke their “right to be forgotten”.
The European Union’s privacy watchdogs agreed on a set of guidelines on Wednesday to help them implement a ruling from Europe’s Supreme Court that gives people the right to ask search engines to remove personal information that is “inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant”. more»
BT has started blocking access to 24 torrent sites this past weekend, including IPTorrents and TorrentDay.
It is the first time that a UK ISP has blocked private torrent sites, without a court order demanding it does it.
The High Court has ordered six UK ISPs to block subscriber access to dozens of the world’s largest torrent sites. more»
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has invested $16 million to build cloud-based and data-intensive advanced computing systems for the open science community
In a statement the NSF said that high performance computing (HPC) had become central to the work and progress of researchers in all fields, from genomics and ecology to medicine and education, new kinds of computing resources and more inclusive modes of interaction are required. more»
An industry consortium today released a roadmap for new recording technologies could yield 100TB hard drives in about 10 years.
Advanced Storage Technology Consortium (ASTC)’ s figures show hard-drives which are 10 times the capacity of today’s biggest hard drives. Apparently, it will be achieved using up-and-coming techniques such as laser-assisted recording technology. 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»
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»
A new study of the worldwide migration of IT professionals to the US shows a sharp drop-off in its proportional share of those workers.
The study used social media site LinkedIn to track the movement of professional people and is the first to monitor global migrations of professionals to the U.S. more»
Software giant Microsoft has sued the US taxman as part of a move to find out about a law firm hired by US tax authorities in a review of how the software company books sales between subsidiaries.
Vole claims the IRS entered into a contract this year with Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, which specialises in litigation. more»
While some have decided that Intel will go the way of the Dodo, it appears that the analysts Barrons disagree.
The outfit’s augury division has walked a compliant white bull into the temple of Juno, read its steaming entrails, and concluded that Intel will do rather well. more»
Copyright troll Rightscorp is being dragged from under its bridge to face the music in court for harassing victims with illegal harassing robo-calls.
Morgan Pietz, one of the lawyers who wrapped “copyright troll” Prenda Law in judicial red tape is targeting Rightscorp saying the outfit made illegal, harassing robo-calls to his clients, who were accused of illegal downloading. more»