posted on 01 November 2012
Your plans about refreshing the EU data protection laws are not
extensive enough, the Justice Select Committee
thought, and told European authorities to come back later with
completely new ideas, so to speak.
The EU said that the time has come to change the current data
protection laws (circa 1995) as the internet is being used more an... [read more]
posted on 31 October 2012
Do you have your YouView box yet? If so,
according to recent reports, things can only get better as the
IPTV service already provided by BT and TalkTalk
(with others to follow) is to issue an update which is going to be
a bug fixer and improver of clarity, speed and sound.
The software upgrade to YouView's Humax
set-top-box is to take... [read more]
posted on 26 October 2012
Have you noticed which social networking platform is becoming
slightly more Facebook-like?
Twitter. The micro-blogging site has recently
decided to add the header option which appears to look a bit like
Timeline. In addition the site is going to scrap its
"Favourite" option and replace it with
According to Twitter boss, Dic... [read more]
posted on 25 October 2012
According to a recent study, children, especially boys, are
being hooked on online pornography - even at the age of
It has been said that this addiction is one of the main reasons
children may find it hard to find real-life relationships - in fact
this can potentially affect every third child.
The study, which is based on the an... [read more]
posted on 24 October 2012
The black flag is up, the gravestones are ready to be set - and
these are not even Halloween props or decorations. Simplifydigital
speaks of the old Analogue TV which saw its last
signal switched off seconds ago.
The big Digital Switchover is now officially
behind us, with the aforementioned signals now serving
Digital Terrestrial Tel... [read more]
posted on 23 October 2012
According to recent reports, the British Phonographic
Industry (BPI) strikes again - but it's not like the
telecoms industry didn't expect that.
After the BPI demanded a full block of both The Pirate
Bay and Newzbin2, which are allegedly
illegal downloads facilitating websites (as they link to sources
which allow access to copyrighted... [read more]
posted on 19 October 2012
Interesting news comes from the Twittersphere,
where the administrators of the micro-blogging
site have banned an account in response to a request from German
Better Hannover, or Besseres Hannover as the
group was originally named, started up a Neo-Nazi Twitter account,
which detailed the "new-Nazi-wave" ideology.
Whil... [read more]
posted on 17 October 2012
You may remember that Virgin Media suggested that its
increasingly popular Underground Wi-Fi service
would be free only during the Olympic period and that later
non-customers would have to pay for the privilege.
Times have changed. Now the cable giant decided to provide the
services for free throughout the remainder of
Acco... [read more]
posted on 16 October 2012
Guess which mobile operator provides the fastest speeds in the
UK? According to RootMetrics it is Three (3).
Who's the slowest, you ask? The researcher found that
T-Mobile was the slowest for Londoners.
The analyst has also looked at broadband speeds in
NYC - and Simplifydigital would like to underline
that New Yorkers enjoyed average... [read more]
posted on 08 October 2012
Good news comes to 540 homes in Derwenthorpe as
a certain comms equipment supplier has announced that it was going
to contribute to a plan to blanket a new housing scheme with true
fibre, FTTP (fibre-to-the-premises).
As a quick reminder, the FTTP technology gives way for fibre to
go directly to your doorstep. Meanwhile, FTTC
(fibre-t... [read more]