The browser ballot has hit the market share of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer in France, Britain and Italy.
Google has stopped censoring its search results in China in defiance of the country’s authorities, sparking a furious response from Beijing. The internet giant said yesterday it was closing its China-based search engine and redirecting visitors to an uncensored site based in Hong Kong.
Google offered “Why are black people so ugly?” as a search suggestion after hackers avoided the firm’s filtering process. The question appeared when internet users typed in the word “why” and Google offered the question in full as one of its suggestions for what you may be about to write. The firm has extensive filters which are intended to remove offensive suggestions but hackers appear to have got around the controls and users picked up on it.
In a major speech made today, Gordon Brown outlined plans for a new digital Britain that will save the government millions of pounds and be underpinned by UK-wide access to super-fast broadband and the ‘next generation web’.
Labour plans to wire up UK homes with super-fast broadband have met with a mixed response. Experts want more details about what “super-fast broadband” means and how the plan would be implemented.
The Office Fair of Trading is to examine Project Canvas, the BBC’s strategic Sky-f*cker next generation set-top box. The BBC Trust looked at Canvas and decided that its strategic goals of screwing over Murdoch and Branson furthering BBC content were not incompatible with the Trust’s charter.
The Home Office is demanding that mobile phone recyclers continue what they’re already doing, in the name of cracking down on mobile phone theft. The office is busy creating a new Code of Practice which will require the industry to check handsets sent for recycling against the register of stolen phones, preventing thieves cashing in on the £25 average value of a handset. Which would be most laudable, it if wasn’t happening already.