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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
The UK Home Secretary Theresa May will unveil additional powers to curb terrorism on Wednesday and those will cover ISPs (internet service providers) too.
Companies will have to tell police who was using a PC or a mobile phone and as part of the proposed bill, ISPs will have to keep IP data that links users to their devices. more»
Giant telecomms firm BT confirmed it is in preliminary talks to buy O2 UK from Spanish giant Telefonica.
That’s something of an irony because BT spun off its Cellnet unit in 2002. It then renamed itself as O2 and sold itself to Telefonica for over £17 billion in 2005. more»
Slow PCs mean people in the UK are wasting hours messing around with machines rather than doing more constructive things like cooking, going on a date, or even having a nap.
Those are the results from memory company Crucial, which surveyed 1,148 people in the UK in November this year. more»
Computer companies have been touting video calling as the perfect way to hold conference calls and important conferences since the 1990s, but now it seems it’s all happening under their noses.
A Gartner report said that over a third of people aged 18 or over now use their smartphones to make video calls. more»
Anti-virus company Symantec said it has uncovered a clever piece of spyware that was probably designed by a Western government.
The spyware, called Regin, has been around for about six years and is clever enough to steal your passwords, go onto your hard drive and resurrect deleted files, and take screenshots. more»
After keeping a low profile over the last few years, it appears that Taiwanese firm Via is planning to re-enter the mainstream PC market in the next year.
According to an interview in Taiwanese wire Digitimes, the company has a joint venture with the government of Shanghai and is deploying X86 based microprocessors along with graphics chips. more»
Some top Infosys executives have cleaned out their desks and been escorted from the building after it was discovered that the outfit had been daring to overcharge the margin king Apple.
Infosys, India’s second-largest IT services exporter, said on Tuesday it had fired Abraham Mathews, chief financial officer of its Infosys BPO unit, for failure to comply with the company’s code of conduct. more»