Europe to splash €120m on free WiFi for ~8,000 villages and cities

Liberté, égalité, connectivité

The European Parliament, Council and Commission have all decided that the in-El Reg‘s-view-inexplicable WiFi4EU project is a fine idea worthy of €120m to ensure “every European village and every city with free wireless internet ac­cess around the main centres of public life by 2020.”…

Europe to splash €120m on free WiFi for ~8,000 villages and cities

Liberté, égalité, connectivité

The European Parliament, Council and Commission have all decided that the in-El Reg‘s-view-inexplicable WiFi4EU project is a fine idea worthy of €120m to ensure “every European village and every city with free wireless internet ac­cess around the main centres of public life by 2020.”…

Millimetre wave.. omigerd it’s going nowherrr.. Apple, you say?

Guess who’s joined the bandwagon…

Comment Apple may not be the invincible force it once was in mobile, but it is still unrivalled in its ability to scatter stardust over new technologies – just ask the companies which struggled to push Wi-Fi Calling or wireless charging into the mainstream before the iPhone maker came along. Now it has kindled new sparks of enthusiasm, or perhaps hype, around millimetre wave spectrum by applying for an experimental licence to test high frequency bands in the US.…

New ‘Beaver’ web server has exactly ONE user outside China

And none of those in China show anything while they wait for government paperwork

Netcraft’s monthly survey of web-facing computers has turned up an oddity: a new web server called “Beaver” that’s used by exactly one web site outside China.…

Arista-cats win some, lose some against Cisco

Upside: it could be all over by September

Both Cisco and Arista have claimed victory in the latest instalment of their intellectual property lawsuit.…

T-Mobile goes Apple/Google route by separating phone numbers and devices

‘Digits’ marks a shift for the phone industry

T-Mobile is taking a leaf out of the tech industry book and separating phones from their numbers.…

US citizens complain their names were used for FCC robo-comments

Allegedly astroturfed Americans speak out over net neutrality filings

Fourteen Americans (with the help of an advocacy group) are complaining to the FCC that their names were used without permission to file fake comments on the proposed net neutrality overhaul.…

Venezuela increases internet censorship and surveillance in crisis

Latin American country going the China route

Venezuela is increasingly censoring its internet and expanding online surveillance of citizens.…

NSA takes one-two punch to the face

Two sets of judges rule for citizens and against government

The US National Security Agency has been hit by two legal losses that may put the last part of its controversial spying program on US citizens under threat.…