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Kroes: Cyberattacks need more than military response

Threats to European information security cannot be dealt with by military or other traditional security methods alone, according to digital agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes.Kroes called for a co-ordinated response between the public and private sectors, echoing previous calls made by the European Commission, the UK and the US governments, in a video speech to the Infosecurity Conference 2012 in London on Tuesday.

April 24, 2012 by

Google backs UK start-ups with seven-storey Campus

Google plans to reveal details soon of its London-based Campus project, which will support local technology start-ups and stimulate the online growth of UK businesses.Matt Brittin, vice president of Northern and Central Europe for Google, confirmed the company's plans for Campus during a talk at the Digital London conference on Tuesday.

March 13, 2012 by

HTC invests more than £50m in gaming and video

HTC has acquired new gaming and video-on-demand content delivery expertise by buying into two companies, OnLive and Saffron Digital.On Monday, the smartphone manufacturer said in a statement that it was making a "strategic investment" in London-based Saffron Digital, which specialises in multimedia content delivery technology.

February 8, 2011 by

Gov't confusion over national 2Mbps commitment

Confusion has broken out within government circles over the 2Mbps universal broadband coverage that was called for by Stephen Carter's Digital Britain report.At a Parliament and Internet conference held in London on Thursday, the head of broadband policy for Lord Mandelson's Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) said the government had "never said there will be 2Mbps [provided to UK citizens] at any given time".

October 15, 2009 by

Ubuntu private clouds need more than tools; they need support, too

Canonical, the London company that founded the Ubuntu Project, today announced professional services to support companies who are building "private cloud" infrastructures behind their corporate firewalls.Earlier this year, the company released a technical preview of Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud (UEC), an open-source system that allows companies to build private clouds that match the Amazon EC2 interface.

July 1, 2009 by

The pub's a hub for U.K. rural broadband

A new wireless broadband service is attempting to use a combination of village pubs and mesh networking to close Britain's broadband divide. Telabria announced the launch of RuralMesh, which aims to provide wireless Internet access at speeds and prices comparable to those of digital subscriber line (DSL) service, at the Wireless LAN Event in London on Tuesday.

April 6, 2004 by

Rupert Goodwins' Diary

Thursday 11/03/2004A long day at Microsoft's London HQ, and it's our own fault. MS has realised that one of the problems it has with digital rights management is bad press -- to be precise, we don't understand what it is, what it's for, how it works or why anyone would want it.

March 12, 2004 by

Digital signatures pose security risk, says expert

A leading technology expert has warned that digital signatures, an increasingly prevalent Internet security technology, could hail a future devoid of privacy. Speaking at the International Forum on Surveillance by Design in London, Stefan Brands warned that digital signatures might lead to widespread government tracing and identity theft.

September 25, 2000 by

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