Facebook has suspended its facial recognition photo tagging service in Europe following a privacy audit by the Irish Data Protection Commission
Our regular look back at the most read stories from the past week on MicroScope.co.uk
Police across Europe could soon monitor social media for content supporting terrorism, a leaked EU report has revealed
Ingram Micro will today use its Cloud and Managed Service Boot Camp in Manchester to unveil a partnership with app performance solutions developer Ipanema Technologies
The coalition government is set to announce a business bank with funds of £1bn is being set up to get more credit through to cash-strapped SMEs
A mass fight involving staff at the Foxconn factory in northern China left 40 workers requiring hospital treatment and halted production at the plant
Fujitsu has teamed up with Arrow ECS to launch a line of solutions designed to help resellers address end-user virtualised backup scenarios
Banks and investors have joined forces with outsourcing giant Accenture to help start-ups develop technology for the financial services sector
Businesses migrating from Windows XP should upgrade to Windows 7 rather than risk deploying Windows 8, says analyst organisation Gartner
The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) calls on government to sign a universal service obligation
The network-neutral datacentre provider Equinix is expanding its Slough datacentre by 4,000sq m with capacity for 1,400 cabinets
Kyocera Document Solutions adopts two apprentices for on-the-job training and classroom learning
Microsoft has released an out-of-cycle patch for the latest zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer that affects versions IE6 to IE9
Equanet has found that security fears about BYOD continue to persist among IT directors as they worry about the implications of allowing staff to use their own devices
UK domain registrar 123-reg is helping combat the trend of spreading malware through legitimate sites
Aerospace company Boeing commits to building Wi-Fi capabilities into its 747-8 and 777 planes powerful enough to stream live TV
News briefs: VeloBit seeks customers by offering a free trial version of its HyperCache product and a loaner SSD through a partnership with Micron.
A new small business premium service features a Microsoft Office 365 pricing model designed to push more customers to the cloud.
HealthCamp "un-conference" let attendees set the agenda. A "Gimme my data" theme via Automated Blue Button Initiative (ABBI) took over the morning.
Attendees at last week's TechTarget Backup School seminar in Dedham, Mass., said they face a variety of backup challenges.
Facebook has rejected claims that private direct messages between users were appearing publicly on users' timelines
Rise has appointed Sue MacDermott as head of channel with a brief to help more resellers make the transition to the cloud as it looks to get more business through existing partners
Telecoms business BT is trialling technology from the sound specialist Dolby to improve quality for audio and video conference calls
Canon has increased the potential managed print services that resellers can offer by building in tools to its second generation multifunction device printers.
Avnet Technology Solutions has set up a Red Hat support centre to increase the support it provides for resellers looking to sell open source based solutions.
IT jobs advertised for 67 working days or more are seen as not worth taking according to research from IT recruitment firm Randstad
Businesses have been urged to prepare for the arrival of HTML5, the technology that underpins the next generation of the web
Adobe has unveiled a new platform, dubbed Edge, to offer web developers an alternative to programming in Flash
As the trend for working remotely grows, a Citrix survey claims it will erode the need for desk space in business premises
Manufacturer Domino Printing Sciences is cutting costs by putting its IT service desk in the cloud
After ten years, Jill Yaoz steps down as data center association AFCOM's president. Tom Roberts, a 30 year data center veteran takes her place.
Gartner has warned that for some users making the move to Windows 8 will have risks not yet worth taking and they are best to stick with the current version of the Microsoft OS
HDS Hitachi Unified Storage VM brings multiprotocol storage with object storage and storage virtualisation that scales to 64 PB with an all-flash array variant planned for November
Software asset management (SAM) specialist Certero has appointed two new business development directors from rivals License Dashboard and LANDesk to manage drive new sales across the UK
Hitachi Data Systems rolls out Hitachi Unified Storage VM (HUS VM), taking its multiprotocol storage array to the enterprise.
Application sandboxing is nothing new, but experts say Bromium's hardware-based approach offers a novel twist on desktop security software.
The new release of the Avaya Notification Solution offers collaboration and communication for crisis management or everyday business continuity scenarios.
BT will bring fibre broadband to 163 more exchanges across the UK throughout 2013
The New York Times' article cast data centers as power-hungry behemoths, drawing a stern and swift response from IT pros.
With more staff bringing their own devices to work, IT needs to rethink its printing and scanning policies
Once inside, skilled attackers can scout for exploitable flaws and set up private communication channels to support cyberespionage campaigns.
The new Windows 8 user interface is so different that IT might have to spend significant time and money on training to get employees up to speed.
The DWP claims the IT for its flagship Universal Credit project is developed using agile principles. But how agile is a seven-year £2.2bn project?
While the penny-a-gig Amazon Glacier service will make an impact on cloud archiving, it may not dominate the market.
VMware has expanded its vSphere networking and network virtualization features, changing the role of the network and its engineer in virtualization.
Samsung is facing calls to issue a security update for the Galaxy S3 smartphone to address a serious vulnerability
Universities are missing out by failing to treat prospective students as online consumers, says Nomensa.
A recent Forrester rerport has indicated that 75% of data attacks come from inside organisations leading Cyber-Ark to call for more focus on access rights
Security and data privacy are still the top concerns for UK businesses adopting cloud-based services, research shows
Businesses are spending millions on engaging customers with their mobile phones in a trend set to grow over the next three years
A majority of IT executives have said that a growing demand for increased network bandwidth is one of the most critical issues facing their datacentres
Ingram Micro has marked the first anniversary of the Channel Transformation Alliance by outlining its plans to increase reseller support in year two
VMware wins the SearchNetworking Network Innovation Award for adding new features to its VMware networking portfolio in both vSphere and vCloud Director.
HMRC is the first major government department to procure through the G-Cloud in a deal with Skyscape for centralised data storage.
Analyst house Ovum has indicated that after a few years in the doldrums the interest from venture capitalists in traditional networking firms is on the rise
Cisco has introduced a Master Cloud Builder specialisation as it looks to generate more resellers capable of selling a wide ranging solution to meet customer needs
A Java sandbox flaw could allow malicious code to run on any system running Java 5, 6, or 7. Users are advised to disable the Java browser plugin.
Acronis has hired a former Red Hat executive to help it change strategy and move beyond its core backup and recovery markets
A chief information architect is handed a challenge: build an enterprise social network for the best brains in the world.
We asked four well-known Oracle experts three important questions about Oracle OpenWorld 2012, which is coming up next week.
Silver Peak Systems' Velocity lets storage and backup admins connect replication optimization software to storage filers, bypassing IP network.
Henry Tyndale School, which caters for pupils with special educational needs (SEN), has rolled out touchscreen devices for its 120 students
The UK has fewer internet freedoms than seven other countries, including Estonia and the Philippines a report has revealed
Security researchers have discovered a vulnerability in all supported versions of Oracle Java allowing attackers to bypass sandbox defences
A hacker group connected to Hamas says it attacked US bank Wells Fargo in reaction to the video 'Innocence of Muslims' posted on YouTube
Distributor Hotlamps is looking to increase channel awareness about the dangers of selling copied or counterfeit projector lamps to customers
BT Global Services updates the BT One UC portfolio, to include Microsoft Lync and mobile applications, as Luis Alvarez takes up the CEO post
Having secured $62m worth of funding cloud email management specialist Mimecast has outlined plans to plough the funds into R&D and US expansion
The European Commission (EC) has unveiled a strategy for standards and a legal framework for cloud computing in European Union (EU) states
Business-to-business data integration “could do better” as British and Dutch firms over-rely on manual process, says Freeform Dynamics study.
Backup storage vendor STORServer announced a series of updates to its backup appliance lineup this week.
Cisco has confirmed it is to buy location analytics technology company ThinkSmart for its wireless networking division, for an undisclosed sum
Storage optimization is needed as traffic is replicated over the WAN to data centers and DR sites. Silver Peak Velocity offers replication acceleration.
Upset you missed MEC? Don’t worry, there’s always next year. Catch up on important happenings as we highlight some of the juiciest quotes.
Cloud providers could benefit from emulating Amazon's marketplace for AWS reserved instances, which allows customers to buy and sell idle capacity.
Comms distributor Nimans has said that its decision to be a bit more picky in terms of the business it accepts – turning away opportunities that delivered inadequate or no margins – has paid off
The ICO has published new guidelines that underline businesses’ sole responsibility for the protection of data
Managed services and comms provider Lanway has renewed its support for its local team, Championship side Burnley FC with a new outsourcing deal expected to shave 25% from the club’s costs
AC&NC announced new JetStor arrays, and Infortrend showed off new EonNAS 1000 models this month, as both companies offer new products for SMBs.
IBM has indicated it will offer more technical and financial support to managed service providers to encourage them to develop services based around its cloud platforms
The Olympics had a negative effect on channel trading after this summer's extended holiday feeling meant the phones at distributors were not ringing as often as they should
Records management challenges and implementation are a pressing concern at many organizations, a Forrester Research/ARMA International survey found.
In some super-important industries, 99.999% uptime should be the goal. But most companies can tolerate a little more downtime.
Finding new efficiencies for ACO implementation might involve software-aided analysis of who's doing what for which patients, and how long it takes.
Most distributed denial-of-service attacks are easily filtered out, but individuals with the technical skills can mirror legitimate traffic.
Why is third-party support popular with Oracle users? Analysts and consumers tell us why. What to take away from the Oracle-CedarCrestone case.
Malicious utilities were created using the fraudulent certificates to appear to be valid Adobe products running on Windows systems.
BlackBerry-maker RIM has posted another quarterly loss, but not as bad as investors expected, with revenues 16% above analysts’ forecasts
A survey of cloud users reveals regulatory failure to keep up with developments in technology is eroding confidence in cloud computing
Intel and a host of OEM partners including Acer, ASUS, HP and Dell have unveilved tablets based on the Atom processor and Windows 8 to challenge Apple and Amazon
Floundering BlackBerry smartphone maker Research in Motion (RIM) has posted a substantially lower year-on-year loss for the three months to 1 September and claimed it is beginning to steady the ship
Customers are concerned about a range of issues incouding compliance and fear of contract lock-in as they weigh up the move to basing more of their IT in the cloud
A growing appetite for ultrabook PCs is currently helping to boost the hard disk drive (HDD) supply market to record levels, according to analysts at IHS
New x86 processors will provide the horsepower for next-generation desktop applications
After hinting at restructuring plans during its July earnings call, Juniper acknowledged it will cut 500 jobs.
Google’s new €75m Dublin datacentre facility that that uses air-cooling for energy efficency is now operational
Phishing attacks are moving from targeting a few key employees to much wider groups, says security awareness training company PhishMe
It all depends on how much code VMware decides to submit to OpenStack, but the alliance could potentially make VM mobility across clouds easier.
Cloud services providers have welcomed the release of the European Commission’s European Cloud Computing Strategy report, but say that Brussels’ proposals need further refinement
Centrex Services has questioned the value of six month apprenticeship schemes raising doubts that they are anything other than a way of exploiting cheap labour
In recognition that server upgrades can be glacially slow, Microsoft extended Windows Server 2008 support as it rolls out the OS' heir apparent.
Accountable care organizations aren't all about information exchange. Health analytics is where the real money is.
Colby-Sawyer College and Aerospace Optics found ways to save money for high-performance apps with hybrid and all-SSD arrays.
Unpatched databases, misconfigured routers and more than 1,000 passwords were exposed in an Internet probe over 20 days by Metasploit creator HD Moore.