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Budget gives extra funds for UK digital research

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Thursday, March 19, 2015

UK research into digital cash could get a £10 million boost from government according to a statement in the budget yesterday. The plan to invest cash into the “opportunities and challenges” of digital currencies such as bitcoin were announced by George Osborne. It was one of several technology-related policies unveiled in the Chancellor’s speech. Others […]

Did GCHQ spy on you- how to check

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, February 16, 2015

A recent UK tribunal that GCHQ illegally spied on UK citizens means that you can now try and find out if they spied on you. The Tribunal’s decision was the first time that the court ruled against the intelligence agencies since it was established in 2000. It found that GCHQ collected data from the NSA’s Prism […]

Sir Tim Berners-Lee- UK and US govt encryption cracking is appalling and foolish

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Thursday, November 7, 2013

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, who created the world wide web called for a “full and frank public debate” over internet surveillance by the National Security Agency and GCHQ- warning that the system of checks and balances to oversee the agencies has failed. As the inventor of the global system of inter-connectivity known as the web, with […]

UK creating offensive cyber force capability

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, September 30, 2013

The UK is creating a new cyberforce unit which will have an offensive capability, the defence secretary has announced. The Ministry of Defence is recruiting hundreds of reservists as computer experts to work alongside regular forces in the creation of the new Joint Cyber Reserve Unit (JCRU). The new unit will also, if necessary, launch […]

Microsoft upgrades Surface tablets after poor sales

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, September 20, 2013

Microsoft is upgrading its range of Surface tablets following weak sales of the original models. The updates include faster processors and higher resolution screens and cameras. Both the ARM-based Windows RT version and Intel-powered Windows 8 edition are being upgraded. The firm previously posted a £560 million writedown after building more of the first-generation RT […]

China retakes world’s fastest supercomputer crown

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, June 17, 2013

A Chinese supercomputer has beeb named the world’s most powerful computer. Tianhe-2, developed by the government-run National University of Defence Technology, topped the latest list of the fastest 500 supercomputers by a team of international researchers. China last held the top rank between November 2010 and June 2011. According to the list, the US has […]

US snoopers program PRISM- more information leaking out

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, June 12, 2013

News that the US government’s National Security Agency (NSA) has been snooping into the phone records of Verizon customers quickly escalated into reports that it also had backdoor access to the major technology companies, including Apple, Google and Facebook.The PRISM programme tapped into the servers of nine internet firms, according to leaked documents obtained by […]

US govt has been spying for years on us

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, June 10, 2013

The National Security Agency (NSA) has been tracking the phone calls, emails and posts of millions of people for years it has been revealed. The Guardian and the Washington Post have announced that the practice is based on a hitherto top secret court order. “The order reprinted in the article does not allow the government […]

Police to target pirate copyright websites

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Thursday, June 6, 2013

The City of London Police has started contacting websites it believes are profiting by breaking copyright laws. The police and the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau have written to two sites known to share links to pirated copies of music, movies and games. The letters warn the operators of the sites they are breaking UK laws […]

“Free” computers are creating a very expensive society

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, May 29, 2013

While people are created equal, computers are not. When people share information freely, those who own the best computers benefit in ways that impoverish everyone else. Those with the best computers can simply take knowledge, wealth and power away from ordinary people. It doesn’t matter if the best computers run schemes called high frequency trading […]