networks
O2 Says its Data Network is Working Again and it May Bung Users Some Free Data as an Apology

O2 has said that its UK 4G network is up and running again after yesterday's universal collapse, so our little glimpse into the horrifying blackouts of the future and the crash of all mobile services is over. No one died, did they? We can find where to go without Google Maps, can't we? Read More >>

crime
Banks Are Trying to Hack Themselves Today in Cyber-Attack War Game

Around 40 of the UK's largest banks and financial institutions are having a bit of a fun afternoon of hacking today, with the Bank of England leading a simulated cyber-attack on the financial industry to see what happens. Or what might happen. Read More >>

facebook
MPs Try Again to Get Zuckerberg Over For a Formal Chat

The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee is having another go at persuading Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg to come over for a terribly awkward chat about data and suchlike, and is hoping it has come up with a new carrot to dangle in front of him to make him pay the UK a visit – the Canadians are coming to this summit too, so there'll be people there speaking his language. Read More >>

5g
Anti-5G Lamppost Campaigner in Court for Going Too Bonkers

A man who has been spreading odd rumours about the 5G spectrum, including claims the next-gen of masts will cause cancer, is currently in court for his actions. Not for his conspiracy-laden web site, as being a bit of a theorist is not yet a crime; but for threatening local councillors who are trying to dismiss his allegations. Read More >>

google
Google Not Sure Which Google+ Users Had Personal Data Exposed

Following a report Monday alleging that Google kept secret a data breach potentially impacting hundreds of thousands of former Google+ users, the company is offering only a meagre defence of why it kept silent for so long. Read More >>

books
Exclusive: Data Reveals That Game Of Thrones And Alexander Hamilton Are The Books We Most Often Try To Read But Secretly Give Up On

Do you ever worry that you’re not reading enough? My bookshelves are full of books that I keep telling myself that one day I will eventually read, but… you know… I have stuff to to do first. Even worse, I’ll often start a sufficiently weighty tome fully intent on enhancing my brain with the information contained within, but inevitably, after a few minutes of reading my fingers start to twitch and somehow I’m looking at Twitter, and Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century will never be opened again. Read More >>

health
Health Experts Warn of Tech-Fuelled Hypochondria

Doctoring experts from the Royal College of Surgeons are worried that we might be worrying way too much about our health, as an avalanche of vague lifestyle advice from today's gadgets will have us stressing about every elevated heart rate and warm flush. Read More >>

phones
Today They Say Roaming Fees Won’t Return After Any Sort of Brexit

Either the good Brexit or the bad Brexit won't lead to the mobile phone companies going back on EU-led laws to restrict massive fees for connecting to local networks while abroad, says the man in the government currently in charge of guessing what's going to happen when Brexit O'clock inexorably ticks around. Read More >>

5g
The People of Birmingham Need 5G Mobiles Soon

What people who live in London think is the North is about to receive the first operational 5G mobile networks in the UK, with a hotbed and testbed of 5G technologies given the green light – and £50m of government-backed funds – to connect three cities in the West Midlands. Read More >>

privacy
Woman Sues US Border Agents to Make Them Return Data They Seized From Her Phone

A lawsuit filed against officials from the US Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) this week signals the increasingly invasive practices of border agents—as well as the pressing need for protections of our data. Read More >>

security
Butlin’s Has Computers Now and They Got Hacked

Youth internment chain Butlin's has joined the list of shame that records mass public hackings, with the company saying that the details of around 34,000 guests have been obtained by hackers. Read More >>

networks
Vodafone’s VOXI Network is Now Offering Triple Data

Have you heard of VOXI? I wouldn't blame you if you hadn't, it's quite a new mobile network designed for them young-uns. It's owned and run by Vodafone, so it's a bit like their version of giffgaff, complete with plans and benefits you wouldn't find on the main network. The main one is free social data but now it's been announced that VOXI is offering triple data as well. Read More >>

data
Four of the Biggest Tech Giants Teamed Up to Make Moving Your Data Around Less Painful

Thanks to the rise of cloud storage, there’s a seemingly endless number of ways to save photos, music, documents, or anything else offsite. Unfortunately, if you ever want to transfer that data from one service to another, the process can be quite tedious, as you’ll probably be forced to download everything and then manually re-upload all those files to a new home in someone else’s server farm. Read More >>

data
Cashing in My Personal Data for Chips at a London Gambling Pop-Up

If a gentleman makes his own luck, then I’m no gentleman. Just a month ago, I draw Germany in a World Cup sweepstake only to cheer on a team that would rather roll over to South Korea than give me the satisfaction of winning £70. Read More >>

sport
These Are The Most Geographically Stupid World Cup Matches

Last Thursday, England played a football match against Belgium, one of our closest friends and allies. In fact, Belgium is so close that you can get from London to Brussels in less time than it takes to get to York. You don’t even need to catch a plane. So… isn’t it a bit weird that both teams, hundreds of officials and thousands of fans had to trek all the way to Kaliningrad - a Russian exclave you were only dimly aware actually existed - in order to play each other? Read More >>