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Ofcom outlines plans to remove the hassle of switching broadband providers in the UK

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One of the biggest headaches in moving house is the inherent lag-time between moving in and waiting for that broadband connection to get up and running. It’s perhaps a sad state-of-affairs, but I’d sooner do without a fridge for that first week in a new pad than be without the...
Ofcom outlines plans to remove the hassle of switching broadband providers in the UK

Vint Cerf attacks European internet policy

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Vint Cerf, one of the founders of the modern web, has condemned a central plank of European proposals to regulate the internet as impractical to enforce and 'terrifying' in prospect....
Vint Cerf attacks European internet policy

Exclusive: Nokia Lumia 800 Microsoft Store bundle launching February 14th for $899

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Microsoft will launch Nokia's Lumia 800 device in the US as a special bundle item priced at $899. That's the word from sources close to Microsoft's Lumia launch plans, who have confirmed the bundle will include a Nokia Play 360 Wireless Speaker, Purity HD Stereo Headset, and an in-ear...
Exclusive: Nokia Lumia 800 Microsoft Store bundle launching February 14th for $899

Is Google About To Let Everyone Inside Its Secret X Lab? (GOOG)

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A new site that recently popped up has people thinking it might be Google's way of letting people inside its X Lab, reports Android Police. If you're unfamiliar, X Lab is a secretive arm of Google revealed by the New York Times in November. Engineers toil away on all...
Is Google About To Let Everyone Inside Its Secret X Lab? (GOOG)

UK 'pirates' face £20 appeal fee

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Internet users must pay £20 within 20 working days of being accused of copyright infringement if they wish to appeal under new UK proposals....
UK 'pirates' face £20 appeal fee

Why big data could sink Europe's 'right to be forgotten'

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Europe’s proposed ‘right to be forgotten’ has been the subject of intense debate, with many people arguing it’s simply not practical in the age of the internet for any data to be reliably expunged from history. Well, add another voice to that mix. The European Network and Information Security Agency...
Why big data could sink Europe's 'right to be forgotten'

U.N. Anti-Terror Report Calls For More Internet Surveillance

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A U.N. report entitled 'The Use Of The Internet For Terrorist Purposes' (.pdf) has set the organisation against privacy campaigners. Released yesterday at a conference in Vienna, the 148-page document suggests more surveillance of the Internet, retention of data by ISPs as well as an increase in mobile tracking. The...
U.N. Anti-Terror Report Calls For More Internet Surveillance

Facebook Announces Poll Result: Voter Apathy Allows Facebook To Meld Its Data With That Of Instagram

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Just 668,000 people exercised their rights, and as a result, from now on, it will be the firm which governs the future destiny of its users. Facebook's users have spoken-- well, 668,000 of them did-- on the thorny issue of user data, privacy, and voting rights. And, although 88%...
Facebook Announces Poll Result: Voter Apathy Allows Facebook To Meld Its Data With That Of Instagram

Facebook Opens Its Polling Booths For User Vote On Privacy

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The firm is also proposing to abolish to the voting system which allows its users a say on Facebook policy changes. Facebook's minions users are to vote on its privacy and data sharing policies for the first time since the firm went public earlier this year. The social media...
Facebook Opens Its Polling Booths For User Vote On Privacy

Italy revolts over sneak return of ‘blog killer’ law

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Italian bloggers are up in arms after ministers secretly resurrected their attempts to introduce a new law dubbed the “blog killer” by critics. The proposed legislation would force online publications, whether large or small, to amend information on their sites within 48 hours of a complaint — or face fines...
Italy revolts over sneak return of ‘blog killer’ law

Handybook Secures $2M From Highland Capital Partners And General Catalyst For Its 'Uber For The Home'

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Handybook spun out of Harvard’s Innovation Lab earlier this year and is a platform to allow users to instantly book professional home services, like handymen and cleaners, online. Today it has confirmed over $2 million of investment from VCs including Highland Capital Partners and General Catalyst. “If Taskrabbit is like...
Handybook Secures $2M From Highland Capital Partners And General Catalyst For Its 'Uber For The Home'
Nokia won't license 'essential' patents if Apple's nano-SIM standard is selected

Google+ in the workplace: Google previews enterprise Hangouts for Calendar and restricted posts

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Even when Google Wave was still around, you could tell that Google was playing around with the notion of changing the way we collaborate and communicate. With Wave, the number usage was to be for companies who wanted to connect with one another in a fast way, rather than wade...
Google+ in the workplace: Google previews enterprise Hangouts for Calendar and restricted posts

E-book publishing marketplace BiblioCrunch goes freemium, adds concierge Q&A service

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E-book services startup BiblioCrunch got a brand new design and new features, the company announced today in an email to its users. While its Basic Option remains free, it is also introducing subscription plans. As you may remember, BiblioCrunch relaunched last June as a marketplace that helps publishers and talent...
E-book publishing marketplace BiblioCrunch goes freemium, adds concierge Q&A service

Google wants people to ‘Solve for X’ with new conference [video]

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Google unveiled its new “Solve for X” website early Monday morning, and it looks as if the Mountain View-based company is planning a TED-like think tank to encourage problem solving and teamwork. “Solve for X is a place where the curious can go to hear and discuss radical technology ideas for solving...
Google wants people to ‘Solve for X’ with new conference [video]

Allez Les Books: France Suggests Amazon Tax To Help Independent Bookstores

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France has developed something of a reputation in trying to tax larger companies on the Internet to use the funds to help out smaller players. The latest development in that scheme: a proposal to tax large booksellers to help French independent bookstores impacted by the rise of online giants like...
Allez Les Books: France Suggests Amazon Tax To Help Independent Bookstores

BBC to open archive for downloads

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BBC director general Mark Thompson announces proposals to allow viewers to permanently download copies of archived programmes....
BBC to open archive for downloads

Viacom channels disappear from DirecTV after the two companies can't reach a deal

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As we feared, DirecTV and Viacom didn't work things out and before the clock struck midnight ET, all of the network's feeds went dark for the satellite company's customers. Of course, both sides are throwing barbs with Viacom saying DirecTV was not interested in engaging in "meaningful conversation" and...
Viacom channels disappear from DirecTV after the two companies can't reach a deal

Smackdown: UFC plans to drag individual ‘streaming pirates’ to court for copyright violation

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is preparing itself for a new fight in its ongoing battle against Internet piracy. The organisation’s supremo Dana White has been vocal in his stance on Internet piracy, but his organisation is taking its efforts to the next level with plans to sue individual Internet...
Smackdown: UFC plans to drag individual ‘streaming pirates’ to court for copyright violation

Ofcom aims to cap BT line rental charges from April

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Ofcom, has proposed price cuts of up to 19% in the amount that Openreach – BT's network of landlines – charges rival operatorsThe prices consumers pay for broadband and landline telephone services are expected to fall after Ofcom announced plans to reduce the amount BT can charge rivals to rent...
Ofcom aims to cap BT line rental charges from April

When The Creators Of Both The Internet And The Web Come Out Against The ITU, Shouldn't You Too?

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We've been talking a lot about the ITU and its WCIT (World Conference on International Telecommunications) lately, given the importance of various proposals on the future of the internet. While Vint Cerf, often considered the "father of the internet" for his early (and continued!) contributions to the core of the...
When The Creators Of Both The Internet And The Web Come Out Against The ITU, Shouldn't You Too?

Noodlecrumbs Is A Crowd-Funding Platform For Thinkers, Not Doers

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With successes like the Pebble smart watch, crowd-funding is becoming more and more attractive to startups. But maybe you aren’t even at the startup stage in your idea. Maybe all you have is an idea and a computer. That’s where Noodlecrumbs comes into the picture. It’s a new type of...
Noodlecrumbs Is A Crowd-Funding Platform For Thinkers, Not Doers

Do We Really Want The UN In Charge Of Cybersecurity Standards?

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We've been talking quite a bit about the upcoming efforts by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to expand its ability to govern the internet, and numerous proposals are being submitted by various telcos along those lines. The folks over at CDT are ably demonstrating why this is dangerous in a...
Do We Really Want The UN In Charge Of Cybersecurity Standards?

Google Asks Germans To Protest 'Pay To Link' Proposal As It Comes Close To Becoming Law

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For a few years now, we've been following attempts in Germany -- mainly driven by newspaper publishers -- to create a bizarre new copyright-like right (specifically a "neighbor right") in "linking" such that a site like Google would have to pay sites that it links to. The bizarre and nonsensical...
Google Asks Germans To Protest 'Pay To Link' Proposal As It Comes Close To Becoming Law

Proposed new top level domains to be unveiled

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Suggestions to join .com and .uk are expected to include .lol, .bank and .babyProposed new top level domains for internet addresses to rival .com and .uk will be revealed in London on Wednesday.The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann) received 1,930 proposals for 1,410 different internet suffixes by...
Proposed new top level domains to be unveiled

Russia backtracks on net proposal

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Russia, China and other countries are revising proposals demanding "equal rights to manage the internet" after the US said it would block them....
Russia backtracks on net proposal
Nano-SIM war: here's what Apple and Nokia want to put in your next phone
US House votes against government control of internet as ITU conference gets underway
Proposed EU plan to stop terrorist sites even more ridiculous than it sounds
NYC regulators announce proposed rules for taxi apps
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