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July 20, 2011 By A R Ermes

Ali Omar Ermes

Ali Omar Ermes is an international artist whose artwork is principally based on the Arabic letter forms.He is considered by many curators...

May 7, 2012 by

LSE identifies £1.1bn broadband rollout shortfall

The UK's fast broadband rollout needs an extra billion pounds in private investment if government targets are to be met, academics from the London School of Economics have calculated.The government wants 90 percent of the country to have access to super-fast broadband by 2015, with everyone getting at least some broadband access by that date.

April 3, 2012 by

Get ahead of the Games – look at your network now

Businesses are being urged to allow some staff to work from home during this summer’s London Olympic Games, but an increased number of homeworkers – coupled with a surge in people going online to watch the Games – will undoubtedly have a massive impact on the internet.The Government has been quick to put out warnings of possible internet outages.

March 4, 2012 by

Social media vital for revolutions: Tony Blair

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair addressed the RSA Conference in San Francisco last week, using the speech as a chance to explain how technology has changed the world and how social media impacts governments all over the world when its citizens rise up.

November 3, 2011 by

Hague: UK was 'not hypocritical' over social media

The UK government was 'not hypocritical' in considering restricting the use of social media during the London riots, yet praising the Arab Spring movements, according to foreign secretary William Hague.The UK government will not restrict or shut down social media such as Twitter during UK civil unrest, Hague told ZDNet UK on Wednesday.

February 3, 2011 by

Vodafone forced to send texts from Egyptian government

Vodafone was forced to send text messages composed by the Egyptian government during the protests in the country, the company announced on Thursday.The London-based operator, along with Mobinil and Etisalat, says that it was compelled to send the text messages — which identified the sender only as 'Vodafone' — under emergency powers of the Egyptian Telecoms Act.

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