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Vodafone offers thousands early contract exit

Vodafone offers thousands early contract exit

Image copyright Getty Images Thousands of Vodafone customers will be able to end their contracts early after the UK’s communications regulator raised concerns over new charges. In April, Vodafone introduced new international roaming charges for 60 countries outside the European Union, and told customers via text message. Ofcom said it had “intervened” because it had […]

Million Britons miss out on 'decent' broadband speeds

Million Britons miss out on 'decent' broadband speeds

Image copyright AFP Image caption Decent broadband can be hard to find in some rural areas, said Ofcom The UK’s digital divide has narrowed but more than one million homes and offices still struggle to get good broadband, says an Ofcom report. The Connected Nations report found that about 4% of properties cannot get a […]

Sky and BT sign channel sharing deal

Sky and BT sign channel sharing deal

Image copyright PA Image caption The rising cost of sports rights is behind the agreement, analysts say Sky and BT have have signed a deal to sell their channels on each other’s platforms. Under the deal, BT will now supply its sports channels – which show UEFA Champions League and Premier League football – to […]

Fast/slow lanes

Fast/slow lanes

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat is net neutrality and how could it affect you? The US communications regulator has voted to weaken the rules that govern net neutrality in the country. It’s a decision that has enflamed passions, with many of the biggest names in tech opposing the change. What is […]

Mirai botnet: Three admit creating and running attack tool

Mirai botnet: Three admit creating and running attack tool

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Web-connected security cameras were among the many devices hijacked by botnet A US-based man has pleaded guilty to creating a giant botnet that was used to disrupt access to much of the web in October 2016. The Mirai malware also caused havoc later last year when it was used […]

Deliveroo and UberEats restaurant clients face new rules

Deliveroo and UberEats restaurant clients face new rules

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Restaurants using food delivery services such as Deliveroo may have to apply for planning permission Westminster City Council is to force restaurants to seek planning permission if they heavily use food delivery apps. Businesses will face formal enforcement if their deliveries reach too high a volume and disturb local residents. […]

Apple Shazam: Why is the US company buying the music app?

Apple Shazam: Why is the US company buying the music app?

Image copyright Shazam Image caption London-based Shazam originally required users to dial a number and play a song down a phone line before it became an app Scan your eyes over Apple’s just-published list of the year’s most popular iPhone apps, and there’s one notable omission: Shazam. In fact, it’s been a while since the […]

Bitcoin: 'I'm part of a crazy wave'

Bitcoin: 'I'm part of a crazy wave'

Image copyright Alessandra Sollberger In its early days, Bitcoin might have been dismissed as a quirky tech sector fad. But it is rapidly evolving into the mainstream and has already made some people rich. If once Bitcoin was seen as a tool for money launderers and drug dealers, it has recently become as commonplace a […]

Calls for Twitch to police 'sexual streaming'

Calls for Twitch to police 'sexual streaming'

Image copyright kovaciclea Image caption High-profile streamers are complaining about the way Twitch enforces its guidelines Scroll through the In Real Life (IRL) section of streaming site Twitch and you could be forgiven for thinking, now and then, that you have landed on a camgirl site. Scattered among the artists, cooks and professional eaters are […]

Spotify and Tencent Music buy stake in each other

Spotify and Tencent Music buy stake in each other

Image caption UK pop star Dua Lipa was one of Spotify’s most-streamed artists this year Two of the world’s most popular online music streaming services are buying shares in one another. Spotify and China’s Tencent Music Entertainment will buy minority stakes in each other, the companies have said. Neither the value of the deal nor […]

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