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Local authorities get broadband application deadline

Local authorities that want to get government funding for broadband rollouts will have to have their draft plans for the deployments submitted by the end of February, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport has announced.Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Thursday that, if local authorities did not submit their proposals for getting their share of the £530m Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) pot on time, there was no guarantee that they would get any share at all.

December 15, 2011 by

Police claw back Nigerian scam funds

At the AusCERT 2010 security conference in Queensland this week, the state's Police Detective Superintendent Brian Hay told ZDNet Australia that, for the first time ever, it had been able to return funds to the victim of a Nigerian scam.

May 20, 2010 by

New Jersey principal deputizes parents as cyber police

This is one from the overstepping-your-bounds-big-time-buddy department: The principal at Benjamin Franklin Middle School in Ridgewood, New Jersey, sent an email to parents Wednesday morning telling them to ban their children from social networks and thoroughly police their electronic communications. This was not a suggestion or even an invitation to start a dialog with kids, parents, and the school about social media and cyberbullying.

April 30, 2010 by

Concerns raised over NSW hacking Bill

Civil rights and privacy advocates yesterday expressed concern about a NSW Parliament proposal that would allow the state's police to remotely access a suspect's computer for up to 28 days without disclosing the hack for some time.

March 10, 2009 by

Go ahead...Hang out on MySpace. Wait, what?

The MacArthur Foundation just released a study suggesting that, not surprisingly, given the integration of social media into business and modern culture, the time kids spend with so-called new media, is generally neither wasted nor particularly harmful.

November 20, 2008 by

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