Posted:August 21st, 2014|By:Rebecca D'Cunha

Individuals and businesses tend to be the main targets of cyberattacks in the West, particularly those that hold data such as financial details which can be used by cybercriminals. However, recent reports have suggested that hackers are now targeting healthcare providers in the US, including Community Health Systems.

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Posted:August 20th, 2014|By:Simon Matthews

Last Tuesday BT formally notified UK ISP’s on the extent of problems impacting current and future fibre leased line provisioning, as well as their plans to recover the situation. The endemic problems plaguing BT Openreach (BTOR); principally centred around a lack of planning and field based engineer resource, and issues with third party contractors (which have been heavily outsourced to) have been apparent to those within the industry for some time. However in recent months the situation has worsened, the difficulties exacerbated by the removal of the first £2,800 of BTOR excess charges (meaning more orders are passing site survey stage) and the government backed the ‘Connected Cities Vouchers’ scheme, where subsidies of up to £3,000 on the install of fibre orders have again lead to an upsurge in orders.

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Posted:August 14th, 2014|By:Rebecca D'Cunha

Not content with being one of the biggest search engines in the world, Google is branching out into new sectors including autonomous vehicles and Fibre Internet and TV services. Already, the company is offering their Fibre services to those that live in and around the Kansas area, however recent reports have shown that they are now looking to take on a much larger project.

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Posted:August 8th, 2014|By:Rebecca D'Cunha

When it comes to Internet censorship there are generally two contrasting opinions: some believe that it is necessary in order to protect nations and stop individuals posting harmful material online, while others believe that the Internet should be open and that there should be little or no restrictions.

Governments in particular often have the first opinion when it comes to Internet censorship, especially those that are concerned that by publishing information online individuals may damage their reputation. This is why numerous governments around the world have implemented online censorship laws, and here Fluidata looks at some of the most controversial:

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Posted:August 4th, 2014|By:Andi Soric

For a while now, there have been sources stating Google have been exploring the option of building their own connectivity network in the UK; similar to what they have built for Google Fiber in Kansas City, Austin and Provo in the US. The Google Fiber infrastructure was built to underpin HD television, it also allows enough bandwidth and scale to support 4K; a video technology that is four times as sharp as HD.

Understandably, there is sense in building a new network in the UK. The project would create competition and add pressure on some of the other carriers who perhaps have no current plans to upgrade their own infrastructure. It was understood that Google have had talks with the likes of CityFibre as a potential partner to explore building an ‘up to 1Gb/s’ infrastructure across Britain. Rumours floated that CityFibre had gotten cold feet as they were conscious that discussions or agreements with Google Fiber would jeopardize their existing relationship with UK carriers such as Sky and TalkTalk.

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