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EE charges customer £1,200 for sending emoticon-laden texts

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All texts featuring smiley faces were converted to picture messages and charged as such

Broadband plugs

Superfast broadband rollout hits 2 million UK homes & businesses

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Seven pilot schemes will launch today to reach the hardest to reach five per cent of the nation

Surveillance

UK tribunal rules GCHQ's NSA data-sharing deal "unlawful"

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Civil liberty groups cheer court ruling, but claim there is more work to do

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Fujitsu Primergy RX2540 M1

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Fujitsu’s latest 2U rack server puts up some stiff competition to Dell and HP

Capgemini to build €8m EU Big Data portal

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European Commission’s Big Data platform will pull in open datasets from 39 European countries

Google Glass sales to stop, with device set for design overhaul

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Google Glass is being withdrawn from sale, as reports of redesign “from scratch” surface

Ubuntu smartphone European release date due in February

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Device running the open sourced OS will be manufactured by Spanish firm BQ and cost €170

iOS 8 malware can snoop on messages, photos & location data

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iOS spyware can access users' text messages, photos and contact lists

Steve Jobs, robot firefighter & Heroes Reborn: Best of the Web

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IT Pro rounds up the best content from around the web this week

Sony Pictures hack: Co-chair Amy Pascal quits over leaked emails

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NSA saw Sony Pictures attack originate from North Korea hackers' computers, claims New York Times

Governments accused of using hacked data to spy on people

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According to leaked documents, governmental organisations in the UK, US and Canada are making use of hacked intel

Internet Explorer

Windows 7/8.1 users warned of new Internet Explorer 11 flaw

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The flaw was uncovered by security researchers and demonstrates how hackers can hijack websites

health

US health insurer Anthem hit by massive data breach

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Staff, clients and former customers at risk of identity theft in wake of breach

Dell Venue 8 7000 tablet now available in the UK for £326

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We take a look at the top 5 features of the enterprise tablet

Apple HealthKit rolled out to hospitals

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Hospitals in the US are starting to use Apple technology to help monitor patients’ health

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Synology DiskStation DS3615xs review

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Synology’s mighty desktop NAS appliance delivers performance and features in abundance

Data centre

Atos starts software-defined outsourcing service

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Firm claims to be first to launch digital datacentre outsourcing services

BT Tower

BT to buy EE: How should CIOs respond?

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BT agrees a £12.5bn deal to buy mobile operator EE, and re-enters the mobile fray

London

London’s Tech City expands outside of capital

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Tech City has grown beyond London on account of an increase in digital technology businesses across the UK

Twitter

Twitter to let Google include tweets in search results

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The social network is seeking more visibility after CEO admits trolls are costing it core users

Silk Road trial: Ross Ulbricht found guilty

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Ulbricht's mother claims trial wasn't fair, defence intends to appeal

BT

BT agrees to buy EE for £12.5bn

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BT ends speculation about possible O2 acquisition by confirming plans to buy EE

Office apps for Windows 10 now available to preview

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Touch versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint available to download on PCs & tablets

Tesco

Tesco Bank tech problems block users from accounts

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One in 20 of the bank's customers were unable to access online services

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EU taskforce to fight new Facebook privacy policy

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The social network allows the sharing of data with other services including Instagram

Tube

TfL pays Atos £6m as part of move to a SIAM model

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Transport body impressed with outsourcer’s experience in handling service desk operations

Microsoft supercharges Yammer with Android Wear & Handoff support

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Collaboration tool now works with smartwatches

Francis Maude

Government-as-a-Platform: What it means for public sector IT procurement

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Whitehall sets out plans to prototype three common IT platforms to improve public services

Intel acquiring Lantiq to support Internet of Things efforts

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Intel is in talks to acquire German broadband company, Lantiq, to stay ahead in Internet of Things market

Court

Veeam claims victory in Symantec patent battle

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Backup rivals near end of three-year backup product court case

Broadband speed dial

Government "must commit" to broadband targets for UK rural not spots

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Report calls on government specify a broadband delivery deadline for final 5 per cent of UK

Android Lollipop: Why is no-one using it?

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Adoption of Google’s new Android operating system hits just 1.6 per cent after three months

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Dell PowerEdge R730 review

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Is the PowerEdge R730 Dell’s most versatile 2U rack server yet?

Google offers security flaw hunters $3,000 bounty

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The company has already given out rewards of $4,000,000 to security researchers since 2010

Adobe Flash

Adobe releases third unscheduled Flash security update

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Software giant forced to act following discovery of flaw affecting video sharing site Dailymotion

Revenge porn website operator found guilty in US

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Californian man convicted of identity theft and extortion for running revenge porn websites

Pirate Bay

The Pirate Bay is back, but for how long?

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Notorious file-sharing site reappears online, but claims suggest FBI is logging IPs

Databases

MongoDB to give customers three engines to power apps

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Third iteration of NoSQL database to let customers choose between engine types for different workloads

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Cortado Corporate Server 7.2 review

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Mobile Device Management on your own server, focused on Apple and Samsung hardware

digital padlocks

Why are security vendors faking digital certificates?

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Davey Winder shares his thoughts on the tricky subject of using digital certificates

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