We have a new white-as-the-driven-Snowden story on the NSA, the UK's equivalent of the denied-but-not-forgotten PRISM program, a white hot (yet ultimately ridiculous) battle between Google and Oracle, and lots more from around the world.
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For the first time, UK cable connections were faster than fibre connections, though not by much. However, ADSL2 speeds have increased, while the speed gap between urban and rural users has narrowed.
A charity report says many working families in the U.K. are poorer than those out of work.
The Federal Government is calling in the big guns.
National security concerns have reportedly arisen from the PRISM saga as many of China's core IT systems are dominated by foreign hardware and software firms.
Yesterday MP Claire Perry's website was hacked. The current advisor to the British Prime Minister on UK Internet filtering laws accused a blogger who reported it of the deed, in threats revealing she doesn't know how links or websites work.
Officially, Red Hat still isn't saying that MariaDB, instead of Oracle's MySQL, will be its default database management system in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. But off-the-record people close to Red Hat tell a different story.
With its sights set firmly on European expansion, cloud ERP firm Workday has flagged up its strategic intentions with two new payroll initiatives.
Oracle's latest survey attempts to reveal "the good, the bad, and the ugly" sides of the cloud for business managers.
Oracle pushes ahead with its international cloud plans with the announcement of a new UK datacentre specifically for government services.
Oracle says that Forrester's sample size was small and questions were skewed to the negative when asking customers about the company's Fusion application strategy.
"Despite Oracle’s extensive marketing efforts, our survey results and our daily inquiries with Oracle customers suggest that Oracle’s strategy and road map for Oracle Fusion Applications isn’t getting through," says Forrester Research.
The U.K. is reportedly ready to risk hampering the rollout 4G and fiber networks domestically and trade backlash by China if the government finds Huawei a security threat and blacklists the Chinese company.
Chinese telecoms giant reportedly set to invest 1.2 billion pounds (US$1.92 billion) in the United Kingdom that will expand its business growth and create 700 jobs there.
UPDATE: Oracle shares are down after rumors circulated that executive vice president Keith Block is the one who will be exiting the company this week -- if he hasn't already.
The Information Commissioner's Office is to look into a report by US regulators that found Google could have been aware that its Street View cars were collecting personal data for three years.The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) report claimed a Google engineer, named by the New York Times as Marius Milner, told colleagues and a senior manager about collecting unencrypted Wi-Fi data.
A UK parliamentary report criticizes Google for its attitude towards court-ordered privacy injunctions, and also mentions Facebook and Twitter. For its part, Facebook is already reviewing the report.
The latest upgrade survey published by Oracle User Group Survey does not make good reading for Oracle or its customers.
Google will soon be sending out an over-the-air update to Samsung Galaxy Nexus handsets in the UK to rectify a problem with fluctuating volume levels on the device.Owners of the handset began reporting problems with the phone as soon as it went on sale in the UK in mid-November.
A large number of UK users of the Galaxy Nexus are reporting a rather odd, yet very specific bug, which renders the entire device unusable.
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