In a bid to further regulate the internet, the government run Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) has been given the power to summon people running online news and information portals and bring them to account.
China is already one of the most highly regulated countries in the world and jealously protects its subjects from reading things it doesn’t want them to.… Read the rest
Despite rather worrying financial results earlier this week, IBM continues to blaze the way in its plans to be an important player in the internet of things (IoT).
Indeed it wants to be the most important player.
It signed a seven year deal with French manufacturer Peugeot Citroen today to help analyse data from so-called connected cars.… Read the rest
A group of researchers has started to implement security in silicon that can help thwart nosey parkers or criminals from understanding what data is in your cloud.
The MIT researchers said two years ago they proposed a method for preventing outsiders by checking the way computers access memory banks.… Read the rest
The founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has responded to complaints in India this week that its internet.org initiative is a barrier to net neutrality.
Zuckerberg said Facebook made internet.org in an attempt to connect the globe by striking deas with mobile operators and governments.… Read the rest
The UK’s culture secretary, Maria Miller, is so in touch with the rest of the UK she is certain she speaks on behalf of everyone when she says the internet must be censored.
Miller, who is the Dolores Umbridge of British politics, is certain that no one really wants to use the internet for porn and she thinks it is terrible that people can say whatever they like.… Read the rest
The BBC is in trouble for setting up its website so that it read the time on the user’s computer rather than telling them the truth.
The BBC Trust has upheld a complaint that the clock on the BBC homepage was “inaccurate and misleading”.… Read the rest
One of the advantages of having a centrally controlled internet is that you can switch it off if life gets a bit tricky.
It is looking like that is exactly what the Chinese government did yesterday when it became concerned that some citizens might remember the importance of the date – the 24th anniversary of the massacre of protesters in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square.… Read the rest
It appears that the taxpayer will be funding Big Content’s latest purge on file sharing sites.
While cash strapped police forces have their work cut out reducing violent crime in recession-hit Britain, they apparently have the money to enforce Big Content’s flagging business model.… Read the rest
The Turkish prime minister is blaming social media for the fact that people are not doing what they are told.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan was moaning as thousands of people took to the streets to shout him out of government.
Poor Erdogan – there once was a time when you could just put cops on the street and beat the problems away with a baton.… Read the rest
The dark markets on the world wide wibble seem unharmed by the US government’s shut down of the digital currency Liberty Reserve.
According to TechWeek , the crooks and other shady characters have just taken their money to be laundered and pressed elsewhere.… Read the rest