Archive for the ‘INTERNET’ Category

Some feared that firing up the LHC [Large Hadron Collider] would create a black hole and/or doom the Earth The internet needs a way to help people separate rumour from real science, says the creator of the World Wide Web. [heard on BBC world radio this morning – in the news] Talking to BBC News Sir […]


China lifts ban on Tiananmen sites – Officials heed pressure from Olympic committee….. Websites on sensitive subjects such as the bloody crackdown on democracy protests in Tiananmen Square in 1989 were accessible in the Chinese capital yester-day as the authorities lifted more internet restrictions in order to meet their Olympic Games commitments….. …. However, Wikipedia’s […]


The Yahoo search portal provides information to Chinese authorities that helped identify and prosecute several journalists and pro-democracy writers in china… The NUJ regards Yahoo!’s actions as a completely unacceptable endorsement of the Chinese authorities. As a result, the NUJ will be cancelling all Yahoo!-operated services and advising all members to boycott Yahoo! until the […]


There are 1.5 billion people who use the internet and 600 million have outdated browsers – so says an IT super geek who has done the research. [BBC world radio science/technology program I heard last night] Almost half the online population is at risk because users have not installed security updates to their browsers, says […]




2009 CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW links 2009 May 19 – 23 home page http://www.rhs.org.uk/whatson/shows/chelsea2009/index.asp webcams WEBCAMS UP & RUNNING [17th May ’09] Watch the show being set up http://www.rhs.org.uk/whatson/shows/chelsea2009/live.asp 18th? = PRESS DAY . 2008 – 2008 – 2008 – 2008 – 2008 – 2008 – 2008 – 2008 – 2008




The age old issue, freedom of expression and speech, raises it’s ugly head again! I have just read WordPress’ announcement re Brazil and the possibility of them being shut down. Here is a link to a site which says it legally jumps in to protect online freedom of speech, among other things Electronic Frontier Foundation […]