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Government admits to design flaws in healthcare.gov

It's day five and the usual experience with the new Federal healthcare exchange is one of failure. At least the government has admitted to defects in the design and implementation of the system.

October 7, 2013

Students placed on cutting-edge IT projects

The Victorian government in Australia is overseeing a program that will place university students on cutting-edge IT projects with businesses, rather than see them through potentially boring work experience placements.

January 29, 2013 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.

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

The joy of getting your passport without a tout!

I have never had a pleasant experience at a government office--be it getting a property registered or having to procure a birth or death certificate.There are several things I have disliked at these offices--the way the citizens are treated, the presence of touts, the dingy filthy offices, and the fact that these offices only left me more disillusioned about the state of affairs in my motherland.

March 5, 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

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