US launches cyber security plan

US President Barack Obama has announced plans for securing American computer networks against cyber attacks.

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Microsoft promises ‘search 2.0’

Microsoft is re-launching its search engine, promising to make search simpler, and aiming to overhaul Yahoo.

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Ofcom prepares Olympics airwaves

Regulator Ofcom is looking at the best way to provide new spectrum in London during the 2012 Olympics.

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New rate for music digital stream

The music collection society – PRS – have unveiled a new pricing plan it hopes may entice YouTube and Pandora back to the UK market.

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UK broadband ‘notspots’ revealed

Around three million homes in the UK have broadband speeds of less than two megabits per second (2Mbps) according to research commissioned by the BBC.

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Hi-tech aims to improve lifestyle

Facebook, mobile phones, and energy meters are helping to see if people can be nudged into living healthier lives.

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Tehran blocks access to Facebook

Iran has blocked access to social networking site Facebook ahead of June’s presidential elections, Iran’s Ilna news agency and web users say.

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Probe into teacher Twitter posts

A Scottish teacher who posted messages discussing her pupils on a social networking website is being investigated by her employers.

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Ofcom to look into mobile charges

Telecoms watchdog Ofcom is to begin reviewing charges made by mobile phone operators – which it says may lead to cheaper calls for customers.

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Websites ‘keeping deleted photos’

User photographs can still be found on many social networking sites even after people have deleted them, Cambridge University researchers have said.

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