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British police can access millions of UK mobile customers' data without a warrant.
British police are warning that smartphones in custody for forensics and ongoing investigations are being remotely wiped, potentially killing vital evidence.
The dark side of Internet of Things, FBI and China, and other government disappointments [Government IT Week]
Europol has finally figured out something I wrote about four years ago, the FBI seems to be taking the NSA's place in the "keep quiet and shut up" department, and no one is listening to the White House about data center energy efficiency (or much of anything else, it seems). It's another week in that slapstick world we call government.
People with hearing or speech impairments can now make phone calls using a Next Generation Text Relay service launched by BT in the UK today
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.
The Chinese government is cracking down on Instagram, fearing dissidents and food porn. Europe is once again telling Google how it feels, and the FBI is releasing software. Plus more gov news 'round the globe.
Following the widely publicised successes of some "sharing economy" companies such as Airbnb, the British government has commissioned an independent report with the idea of making the UK a "global centre" for sharing start-ups.
Not only has it been a big week for Apple products, it's been a big week for Apple privacy and government news. On one hand, Apple is promising to protect your privacy, on the other, the "warrant canary" has sung and Apple may be giving into PATRIOT Act demands. There's also more gov news the world over.
Germany, US, and UK top a broadband study which claims there is a link between spending on telecoms infrastructure and GDP.
Security concerns raised by US are not an issue for enterprise customers, says Chinese company as it aims at the corporate tech market.
The industry group says that appointment of a digital minister to the Cabinet is essential to unite differing groups behind a single leadership if the economy is to get maximum benefit from the fast-growing digital economy.
Documents released by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden have revealed that a global internet mapping program dubbed Treasure Map has been spying on German telcos' networks, despite US government assurances that the program was not for surveillance purposes, according to a report by Der Spiegel.
The big online and tech companies suffer from an interesting conflict: the government is both customer and the one carrying the biggest stick in the privacy battle. Unless there's a major policy change, you're going to see more stories like these.
London's place as a business capital is under threat as companies - especially SMEs - remain oblivious to cyber-crime threat.
Entrepreneurs have set out a manifesto for change, but just because it's good for startups does that mean we should implement it?
The best of ZDNet, delivered
- 1 Americans' privacy worries, DHS: it's not 2003 anymore, spies in the sky [Government IT News]
- 2 Pres supports net neutrality, USPS hacked, FBI pwns dark web [Government IT Week]
- 3 Microsoft: We took MikeRoweSoft too seriously
- 4 Sex Tech: UK ISPs reject filters, Google innovates CP elimination
- 5 JVC creates 'uncopyable' CD-ROM