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Jane Wakefield / BBC:
UK authorities change advertising rules for ISPs, requiring that stated speeds are achieved by 50% of users at peak times, up from 10%   —  Broadband firms will no longer be able to advertise their fast net services based on the speeds just a few customers get, from May next year.
Nov 23, 2017, 5:00 PMIn context
BBC:
UK's Office for National Statistics tests using Vodafone cell data to track daily commutes in London boroughs, a task that previously relied on the census   —  Thousands of people have had their movements tracked by the Office for National Statistics to see if they can find out where they live and work.
Nov 7, 2017, 8:25 PMIn context
BBC:
Facebook promoted comments expressing disbelief under news stories as part of an experiment that has since ended   —  A Facebook test that promoted comments containing the word fake to the top of news feeds has been criticised by users.  —  The trial, which Facebook says has now concluded …
Nov 7, 2017, 2:15 PMIn context
BBC:
Paradise Papers: Apple sought a secret shift to new tax haven of Jersey, after crackdown by European regulators of its Irish tax arrangement   —  The world's most profitable firm has a secretive new structure that would enable it to continue avoiding billions in taxes, the Paradise Papers show.
Nov 6, 2017, 2:00 PMIn context
BBC:
China launches a court to handle Internet-related disputes; first civil case handled in 20 minutes, with parties communicating with judge online   —  China has launched a digital “cyber-court” to help deal with a rise in the number of internet-related claims, according to state media.
Aug 18, 2017, 2:00 PMIn context
BBC:
Marcus Hutchins' attorney says he plans to plead not guilty to all charges; judge sets $30K bail   —  US prosecutors say a British computer expert has admitted to creating software that harvests bank details.  —  But Marcus Hutchins' own lawyer says he denies six charges of creating and distributing the Kronos malware.
Aug 5, 2017, 6:50 AMIn context
Zoe Kleinman / BBC:
UK government plans to require drones weighing 250g or more be registered; drone owners will need to take a drone safety awareness test   —  The UK government has announced plans to introduce drone registration and safety awareness courses for owners of the small unmanned aircraft.
Jul 22, 2017, 8:05 PMIn context
BBC:
OnePlus says it has begun rolling out a fix for a bug that rebooted some OnePlus 5s trying to make emergency calls in US, UK, and Europe   —  Phonemaker OnePlus has admitted a glitch in some of its devices prevented people making calls to the emergency services.
Jul 20, 2017, 12:55 PMIn context
Chris Baraniuk / BBC:
UK-based luxury phone-maker Vertu to be liquidated after plan to save it failed; 200 will be laid off   —  A British-based company that made smartphones costing thousands of pounds will be liquidated after a plan to save it failed.  —  Vertu was known for its high-end, jewel-encrusted handsets …
Jul 13, 2017, 1:02 PMIn context
BBC:
Attack on UK parliament email system prompts security team to disable remote access; fewer than 1% of 9,000 accounts on the system compromised, says spokesman   —  Up to 90 email accounts were compromised during the cyber-attack on Parliament on Friday.  —  Fewer than 1% of the 9,000 users …
Jun 25, 2017, 12:50 PMIn context

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