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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...

July 20, 2011 by A R Ermes

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.

May 7, 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.

April 3, 2012 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.

November 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.

February 3, 2011 by

Greens criticise London gov't open source

London authorities have not done enough to make good on a central government commitment to use more open source, according to the Green Party.London Assembly Green Party member Darren Johnson told ZDNet UK on Friday that various local London services had not done enough to follow the government's action plan on open source, first published in 2004.

March 8, 2010 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

Gary McKinnon loses latest appeal

Gary McKinnon, the hacker accused of accessing nearly 100 US government computers from his home in North London, has had his latest judicial appeal against extradition denied in the High Court this morning.In what is almost certainly his final chance to fend off the American attempts to put him on trial in the US, two judges have heard arguments that McKinnon's Asperger's Syndrome make it too dangerous to allow him to be tried in the US, and that proper consideration hasn't been taken of this.

July 31, 2009 by

And the NBN winner is...

Next week the government will announce the winning bidder for the build of the National Broadband Network. The announcement is expected when Kevin Rudd returns from the G20 in London.

April 1, 2009 by

Any bidders for Satyam?

The London Financial Times is reporting that the government of India has put 51% of the shares in Satyam up for sale but there's a catch:Bidders for India's fourth- largest computer group are being warned that there are no reliable financial accounts available for the company and that they must come up with their own assessment of the potential liability from shareholder suits.

March 30, 2009 by

Interview with 'Us Now' collaboration film director

I had the opportunity to attend a screening of the film 'Us Now', a documentary film project about the power of mass collaboration, government and the internet last week at the Barbican Arts Centre in London, and to interview director Ivo Gormley for 'Open Enterprise 2009'.'Us Now' is a film that is likely to attract accusations of naivety: at its heart is the premise that trust can be enhanced by the human interconnectivity allowed by the net.

March 4, 2009 by

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