The Los Angeles Unified School District wants a refund from Apple over a bungled $1.3 billion deal to supply students with iPads.
In 2013, the schools were to equip each of its roughly 650,000 students with an iPad in one of the largest educational technology projects of its kind in the United States. more»
Francis Maude, minister for the Cabinet Office in matters of cyber security, said that the UK and Israel have established three collaboration ventures to get government funding for cyber security.
The governments will contribute £1.2 million of funding to create a bilateral cyber research programme, he said. more»
Hutchison Whampoa is expected to finalise a deal to buy Telefonica British mobile unit O2 for $15.70 billion today.
The companies did not face any major issues during the two months of due diligence, which could allow the deal to be announced on Tuesday. more»
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said today that when the government outsources technology it’s often very opaque.
Head of Policy at the ICO Steve Wood said freedom of information laws haven’t always been able to follow the public pound.
“We’re calling on public authorities and contractors to consider transparency from an early stage, before a contract is even signed. more»
The National Crime Agency (NCA) said it has made 57 arrests in the UK this week for people suspected of illegal acts related to computers.
The alleged offences include network intrusion and data theft from enterprises and governments; distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks; cyber related fraud and malicious software and virus development. more»
BT has surprised everyone by announcing that it is deploying next generation hybrid-fibre across the United Kingdom from 2016/17.
Dubbed G.fast broadband technology, it will provide “most homes” with speeds of ‘up to’ 500Mbps and there’s also a “premium” option for up to 1000Mbps. more»
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has made Google sign an undertaking to improve information about how it collects personal data in the UK.
The ICO said that following an investigation it found that Google’s search engine was “too vague” in describing how it used personal data it had collected. more»
The UK and the US are using the massacres in Paris as a pretext for “increasing co-operation” on snooping on internet users.
Prime Minister David “one is an ordinary bloke” Cameron said the two countries will set up “cyber cells” to share intelligence and conduct simulated attacks to test the defences of organisations such as banks. more»
Online bookseller Amazon has created 6,000 new full-time positions in Europe in 2014 to respond to booming demand.
The company said that it now employed 32,000 permanent staff in the European Union, with the new jobs created in logistics centres, customer service, software development, supply chain management and design. more»
Despite the government maintaining that the UK is on track to deliver broadband just about everywhere in the country, regulator Ofcom said economics mean that’s just not going to happen.
Ofcom said in a report that communication services are used by an average UK adult for over half of their waking hours. more»
The European Court of Justice told Google that it had to remove information under its so-called “right to be forgotten” law and now it has emerged that one in 10 requests came from the UK.
According to the BBC, Google has taken down nearly 500,000 links from its search engine since May. more»
A survey showed that UK users of the internet are still a bit confuzzled by the pesky thing.
Tata Communications revealed its report today – garnered from 9,417 people across the world – and including 1,770 internet users in the UK. more»
Mainframe software outfit Micro Focus has started proceedings to merge with Attachmate, owners of Novell and Suse Linux, for approximately US$1.2 billion.
The combined company should have yearly revenue of $1.4 billion, with more than 4,500 employees and more than 30,000 customers, Micro Focus said. more»
The worth of digital content in 2013 amounted to $57 billion, and that’s just for seven countries surveyed.
According to market research company IHS, global spending on digital games, apps and online movies was up by 30 percent from the 2012 figure of $44 billion. more»
After a dreadful dose of the recession clap, it appears the UK economy is showing signs of growth.
It’s growth, but not much growth, according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS).
In the fourth quarter of 2013 the economy grew by 0.7 percent. more»