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Top e-cop: Olympics suppliers may be cyber targets

Olympics suppliers and sponsors may be more of a target for cyberattack than central Olympics IT systems, according to Police Central eCrime Unit head Charlie McMurdie.Many of the central IT systems used to run the Olympics will not be easily accessible from the internet, McMurdie told ZDNet UK at a Westminster eForum cybersecurity event on Wednesday.

May 30, 2012 by

London police get hands on fingerprint scanners

The Metropolitan Police Service is giving mobile fingerprint scanners to its officers, to use on those suspected of or wanted for criminal offences.The Met said on Wednesday that it was deploying 350 of the 'MobileID' devices in the boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark, Newham, Westminster, Lewisham, Tower Hamlets, Brent, Croydon, Islington, Camden, Hackney and Haringey.

May 24, 2012 by

Book review: The Geek Manifesto

"I could not have written this book four or five years ago," Mark Henderson said in a recent visit to the Westminster Skeptics. "The problems were there, but the solutions were not.

May 24, 2012

Microsoft: Market will remedy G-Cloud outages

Microsoft is putting its faith in the market to provide reliable cloud services for customers and government, in the light of a number of outages.Microsoft is banking on hybrid public and private cloud provision for the public sector, Microsoft national technology officer Mark Ferrar told a Westminster eForum conference in Whitehall on Tuesday.

September 13, 2011 by

Westminster Calvary

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Court bails Shetland teen accused of LulzSec hack

Jake Davis, the 18-year-old alleged to have been part of the online hacking group LulzSec, has been bailed.On Monday he appeared at the City of Westminster Magistrates' Court and was bailed until a Crown Court hearing on 30 August.

August 1, 2011 by

Alleged hacker Cleary to remain in custody

Ryan Cleary, the Essex teenager accused of attacks on music industry and British police systems, has been held in custody for another three days after a hearing at Westminster Magistrates Court on Thursday.The 19-year-old man has been detained for further questioning by police, according to reports.

June 23, 2011 by

DAB radio's declining sales: eForum revisited

One of the slides I used in a talk at this week's Westminster eForum on The Future of UK Digital Radio prompted a hostile response from someone in the audience. This wasn't a surprise -- I expected more hostility than I got -- but highlighted something that might have passed unnoticed: sales of DAB radios are in decline.

April 8, 2011 by

DAB radio shoot-out at Westminster eForum

"Normally, the marketing of a product follows on from the delivery of something which is marketable," quipped William Rogers, chief executive officer of UKRD, which operates 16 local commercial radio stations. This is the marketing problem that besets the UK's troubled Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) industry.

April 5, 2011 by

Swedish appeal delays Assange's release

Swedish authorities have decided to appeal against a judge's decision to grant bail to Wikileaks editor Julian Assange, who faces extradition to Sweden for questioning on sex-crimes charges.The lodging of the appeal came on Tuesday, just hours after the bail decision in City of Westminster Magistrates Court in London.

December 14, 2010 by

Assange to appear in court on Tuesday

Wikileaks editor Julian Assange is due in court on Tuesday in the second round of his fight against extradition to Sweden to face sex-crimes charges.Assange will again seek bail at the hearing at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court, which is due to begin at 2pm.

December 14, 2010 by

Wikileaks editor denied bail

Julian Assange has been denied bail, and will be remanded in custody until mid-December, a magistrate ruled on Tuesday.Howard Riddle, chief magistrate of City of London Westminster magistrates court, deemed Assange to be capable of breaking bail conditions.

December 7, 2010 by

Virgin Media refuses to provide wholesale broadband

Virgin Media has no intention of wholesaling network capacity to other ISPs, the company said on Thursday.Speaking at a Westminster eForum on broadband, Virgin broadband chief Duncan Higgins said his company selling wholesale capacity "wouldn't actually add a single superfast broadband home" to the UK, because BT already offers wholesale access.

November 4, 2010 by

Alleged phishing gang given court date

Three men suspected of being part of a phishing gang which stole hundreds of thousands of pounds have been given a date to appear in crown court.Babatunde Faffare, who lived in Ireland, appeared at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court on Friday.

August 6, 2010 by

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