In what appears to be a PR own goal, Yahoo is preventing some Yahoo Mail users from seeing their own e-mails until they turn off their ad-blocking software.… Read the rest
Social notworking site Facebook is to appeal a court ruling ordering it to stop tracking the online activities of non-Facebook users in Belgium who visit Facebook pages, or face a $269,000 daily fine.
Belgium’s data protection regulator took the outfit to court in June, accusing it of trampling on EU privacy law by tracking people without a Facebook account without their consent.… Read the rest
According to the New York Times, military sources are concerned about a spike in Russian naval activity near the locations of undersea cables.… Read the rest
Germany’s Axel Springer which apparently does not run a TV show where fat people punch each other and have sex with cake, has banned readers who use adblockers from its Bild tabloid website.… Read the rest
Alcatel-Lucent is refusing to sell its undersea cables unit, which means that the former rubber boot maker Nokia will get its paws on the operation after completing its acquisition of the Franco-American group.
Nokia is spending $17 billion on Alcatel-Lucent as it wants to better compete with market leader Ericsson and low-cost Chinese powerhouse Huawei.… Read the rest
Microsoft needs Windows 10, launched in July, to help it win a bigger share of the market for tablets and smartphones.… Read the rest
The software is a mainstay for many businesses running and control their own email servers. This version of the software with the name Exchange Serve 2016 is supposed to simplify the architecture while still adding more features and play nice with other Office products.… Read the rest
Akamai said that all European countries it surveys showed average connection speeds were above the 10 Mpbs threshold.… Read the rest
Hulu has been slammed for injecting too many adverts into its video stream service and playing the same ones on repeat.… Read the rest
The computer scientists said that studies had shown that countries which are part of the routing chain can censor data or hack into it.… Read the rest