EU bureaucrats claim credit for making ‘illegal online hate speech’ even more illegal

Brussels bods demand Microsoft, Google etc keep doing the same thing

The European Commission has claimed the credit for getting Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft to agree on a code of conduct which will address “illegal online hate speech”, despite the companies already following practices demanded by EU bureaucrats.…

Goa grabs Google, whispers ‘come here, you Loon’

Indian state wants in on balloon broadband trials

The Indian state of Goa wants to attract Google to the region for its Project Loon balloon broadband trials.…

Switkowski wades into NBN leak debate, ALP is furious

‘Political rumourtrage’ crack raises ire

nbnTMchair Ziggy Switkowski has penned an article for Fairfax saying the “NBN leakers” aren’t whistleblowers, but partisan ideologues.…

FCC swivels to online privacy, gets bitten in the ass by net neutrality

Has America’s telecom regulator finally pushed its luck too far?

Analysis When America’s comms watchdog the FCC passed its net neutrality rules despite an onslaught of criticism from telcos, the world rejoiced.…

Comcast slapped with eight-figure tax bill after package fails to impress

Cable giant loses bid for tax break on gigabit broadband

The US state of Oregon says it will charge Comcast tens of millions of dollars in taxes after revoking a tax break the cable giant had claimed on its broadband service.…

Verizon, union make peace after 35,000 strike techies put telco on hold

Four-year contract to be drawn up after six weeks of protests

Verizon has reached a deal that will end the six-week strike by many of its network technicians.…

As US court bans smart meter blueprints from public … sysadmin tells of fight for security info

He wanted records – and got sued instead amid terror fears

The sysadmin-activist at the center of a bizarre legal battle over a smart meter network in Seattle, Washington, says he never expected a simple records request to turn into a lawsuit.…

It’s a Hull of a thing: Kcom takes a break from 8-year sales slide

Sidles up to the enterprise: Psst, want some IP?

Telecoms provider Kcom stemmed its declining revenue for the first time in eight years, reporting growth of 0.4 per cent to £349.2m for the full year 2015/16.…

In-flight movies via BYOD? Just what I always wan… argh no we’re all going to die!

Hoping that the Wi-Fi is better than the app

Something for the Weekend, Sir? It’s sunny outside, which can mean only one thing: I am about to go on holiday to a place where it will be pissing down with rain and sleet for the next fortnight.…