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Month: July 2017

The Culture Minister, Matt Hancock has said that premises who are looking for ‘tip-top level’ broadband access should have to continue paying extra, as the Government is focussed on offering a ‘decent’ minimum service. Hancock said that 93% of premises have broadband that meets the Universal Service Obligation (USO); this guarantees a minimum download speed… [MORE]

A world-class 5G test network aims to put Britain at the front of the next wave of mobile technology, with a potential to add £173 billion to the economy by 2030. The leading 5G research institutions at King’s College London, the University of Surrey and the University of Bristol have been awarded £16m to develop… [MORE]

Retirement homes, supported accommodation units and domestic care; all play a role in supporting the needs of the older generations and vulnerable adults, empowering them to maintain an independent lifestyle and live their life to the full. Despite retirees being stereotypically ‘left behind’ and with technology being the domain of ‘young people’, we believe that… [MORE]

The telecoms regulator Ofcom has now capped the amount of mobile spectrum a company can own to 37 per cent. This news comes ahead of the auction of mobile spectrum later this year. The regulator will be selling licences to use 190MHz of spectrum in two frequency bands; this will increase the airwaves available for… [MORE]

Technology giant, Microsoft has confirmed that thousands of jobs will be cut across its global workforce, in an organisational push to better promote and sell its Cloud Services, including Office 365 and Azure. According to an article from the BBC, most of the cuts will occur outside of the US and will impact mainly the… [MORE]

The world’s oldest emergency service, 999 celebrated its 80th birthday on 30th June! The important service was launched following a fatal fire at a London doctor’s surgery back in 1935. After this dreadful event a committee was set up by the government to look at how telephone operators could identify emergency calls and proposed there… [MORE]

Researchers have trained a series of computers to spot social media users establishing fake accounts to pose as someone else. Also known as catfishing, people with fake social media profiles often participate in scams, trolling (bullying) other users, and even setting honeypot traps on dating sites. The researchers have said that their algorithms can identify… [MORE]

Here’s a rundown of the top cyberseucrity stories from June 2017: WannaCry Copycat halts chocolate factory Petya Ransomware, which is a copycat of the previous WannaCry release, again impacted businesses around the world, which had failed to install Windows Security Updates. As well as hitting British marketing firm WPP, and a number of Ukrainian infrastructure… [MORE]

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