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Half of the UK has 5G coverage
Published in Network
Tuesday, 10 May 2022 11:18

Half of the UK has 5G coverage


EE claims

EE claims to have become the first mobile operator to have expanded its ultrafast 5G (mobile broadband) network to cover more than half of the UK’s population.

There are 22 million unemployed routers in the UK
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It's time for a universal ISP router?

A new Uswitch (Opinium) survey of 2,000 UK adults, which was conducted last October 2021, has estimated that there are now 22 million “redundant” broadband ISP routers sitting in British homes, while 76 per cent of respondents want a “universal router” (i.e. one that can be used by any ISP) to help cut e-waste.

UK pushes through another “think of the children” web censorship bill
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Hadrian’s cyber wall will be just as effective at keeping the Scots out

The UK government is bringing in its own cyber wall modelled on Hadrien’s wall in that it will be a bit rubbish, cost a lot to build and fail to do anything.

Russians take on British sanctions
Published in Network
Thursday, 03 March 2022 13:34

Russians take on British sanctions


Bend the knee to Putin or will we will not launch your satellites 

The Russian Space agency has told the UK government it must sell its stake in OneWeb and the company must promise not to use its satellites for military purposes or else.

The UK threatens cyber war against the Russians
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If the Russians dare to attack us

The UK is prepared to use its offensive cyber capability if the Russians start targeting Britain's computer networks after a Ukraine invasion.

UK accepts Google’s cookie tracking plans
Published in News
Friday, 11 February 2022 13:16

UK accepts Google’s cookie tracking plans


Needs something to go with the tea

Britain's competition regulator said on Friday it had accepted a revised offer from Google of commitments relating to its plan to ban third-party cookies that advertisers use to track consumers.

UK to restrict marketing cryptoassets and other high-risk investments
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Crowdfunding and retail mini-bonds also to face regulations

Britain's financial watchdog plans to introduce restrictions on marketing cryptoassets and other high-risk investments like crowdfunding and retail mini-bonds.

UK plans to take out Apple and Google’s “cartel”
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Playing duopoly forbidden

The UK's antitrust watchdog said that a reform of the country's competition rules will see it target tech giants Apple and Google.

UK government has another go at censoring the internet
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It is easier than putting food on shelves

In the middle of a crisis where it can’t put petrol in cars and food on shelves, the UK government has decided that it is a good time to censor the internet.

Brexit Brits investigate electric cars
Published in Transportation
Wednesday, 29 September 2021 12:06

Brexit Brits investigate electric cars


Because you can't get the petrol any more

British people are investigating electric cars now that it is impossible for them to get petrol now that they are out of the EU.