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FRIDAYS AT UKFAST – 27th Feb

27.2.2015 by Katherine Kelly

Welcome to the last Friday in February everyone! This week we’ve talked about an upcoming Linux event, Google’s new warning pop-ups, how to prepare for a disaster, and reddit’s new nudity rules. Now get out of here and enjoy your weekend – after you read this, of course! A neutral net? The net neutrality verdict is finally in, as the FCC has voted in favour of the changes! This means more regulations on broadband, and immediate legal changes to back this decision. The main changes for broadband providers include the reclassification of broadband access as a telecommunications service, meaning it’s…

Reddit Lays Bare Its New Nudity Rules

26.2.2015 by Katherine Kelly

Reddit is notorious for being an ‘anything goes’ kind of platform, which is one of the biggest draws for the many millions of people who use it; however, the site announced new nudity guidelines yesterday, and it’s something that the…

Preparing For When Things Go Wrong: DR And BC

25.2.2015 by Katherine Kelly

In a perfect world, nothing would ever go wrong. But the world we live in is not perfect (proved by the existence of peas, washing machines that eat your clothes, and mediocre pop music). So, following the Scouts’ sound advice,…

THE WARNING SIGNS YOU’VE BEEN IGNORING

24.2.2015 by Katherine Kelly

If you were approaching a cliff edge, or baiting a particularly volatile sibling, you wouldn’t ignore the warning signs (rocks tumbling into the abyss, your sister’s pupils dilating as she lunges for the nearest sharp object etc.). When it comes to…

Calling All Linux Lovers

23.2.2015 by Katherine Kelly

Listen up Linuxers - next Wednesday we have a legend in da houuuse! OK, he’s called maddog but that doesn’t excuse whatever it was that I just did there. We are lucky to have the executive director of Linux International,…

FRIDAYS AT UKFAST – 20th Feb

20.2.2015 by Katherine Kelly

Well done for surviving another week guys – hope it’s been a good’un! Over at UKFast we’ve been talking about the critical new bug affecting Windows, the controversial connectivity project from Virgin, the rise of Dark Social and Lenovo’s security…

A Super Fishy Situation

19.2.2015 by Katherine Kelly

It all hit the fan for Lenovo this morning, after the tech company came under fire for installing adware on new consumer laptops in 2014; adware that could potentially also leave users vulnerable to attack. The software from Superfish injects third party ads…

Dark Social Rises

18.2.2015 by Katherine Kelly

At the end of last year, Dark Social was thought to represent more sharing activity than all other channels combined; but what is it, and - after more digging - is it that simple? This type of social networking represents…

Project Lightning Illuminates The Digital Divide

17.2.2015 by Katherine Kelly

In its 2015 Tech Predictions event, Deloitte forecast that the gap between connection speeds could get worse as the year progresses. Well, it seems it wasn't far wrong, as Virgin Media has announced that it will be concentrating on 'towns…

THE CRITICAL RISK TO WINDOWS SERVER 2003

16.2.2015 by Katherine Kelly

Microsoft recently patched Jasbug (MS15-011), a fifteen year old vulnerability it has deemed ‘critical’. It could potentially allow attackers to take control of systems running any version of Windows (which, according to Netshare, accounts for about 91% of the market), but it’s…