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Google Privacy Changes Provoke Outrage

31.1.2012 by Alice Cullen

Critics have hit out at Google's decision to merge personal data from Google accounts including YouTube, Gmail, search, Google+ and dozens of their other services. Forthcoming changes to privacy settings, set to take effect from 1 March, will see data shared across all these platforms. Users cannot opt out of the changes. Google claims that the update will offer more relevant searches but critics say that it is instead related to the data battle the search giant is waging with arch-rival Facebook. Alma Whitten, Google's director of privacy, product and engineering, told the BBC that the changes were necessary to…

Business and Cloud Computing [Infographic]

30.1.2012 by Alice Cullen

Following on from our 'Why do SMEs Choose Cloud' infographic, here is the next in the series: 'Business and Cloud Computing'.     To include the infographic in your site use the embed code below: <a style="border:none;" title="UKFast Hosting –…

Cloud: Breaking Through the Hype [Infographic]

26.1.2012 by Alice Cullen

Recently we held a round table debate to discuss the applications of cloud technology. We brought together some of the leading cloud experts to discuss how the technology can benefit businesses in the UK. All of the experts agreed that…

We’re A Finalist!

26.1.2012 by Alice Cullen

I am delighted to share the news that UKFast has been named a finalist in the UK Customer Satisfaction Awards, for our employee engagement strategy. As a company with customer service at its heart, receiving recognition for the passion, focus…

An Hour of Video Posted Every Second on YouTube

24.1.2012 by Alice Cullen

Video sharing site YouTube now receives more than 4 billion views every day and more than 60 hours of footage are uploaded every minute! The video giant revealed the astonishing figures in a blog post –the same place that they…

#OpPayback – Anonymous’ Biggest Ever Attack

20.1.2012 by Alice Cullen

As the FBI took down the file sharing site MegaUpload, arresting its operators for criminal copyright infringement, hacktivists Anonymous fought back with their largest, most sophisticated attack yet. Within minutes of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announcing MegaUpload's takedown,…

2011: The Internet Hits 2.1 Billion Users

20.1.2012 by Alice Cullen

Almost a third of the global population now visits the 555 million websites on the internet according to Pingdom. The traffic site Pingdom found in their annual research that the number of internet users has jumped from a mere 360…

Virtualisation Driving Enterprise Linux Growth

19.1.2012 by Alice Cullen

Big data and virtualisation are driving growth for Linux in enterprise, according to the latest survey from the Linux Foundation. 'Linux Adoption and Trends 2012: A Survey of Enterprise and End Users' from the Linux Foundation and the Yeoman Group,…

SOPA: What is it? How Will it Affect the UK?

18.1.2012 by Alice Cullen

Unless you have been hiding under a rock, you will have heard the murmurs (and more increasingly the shouts) about the Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA. Today thousands of sites are taking part in a #SOPABlackout by taking their…

Sorry, the Internet is Closed for the Day

17.1.2012 by Alice Cullen

The founder of Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales, last night announced that Wikipedia will join the public uprising against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Wales announced on Twitter that Wikipedia will begin a 24-hour blackout of the English Wikipedia site, which…