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The 'fun-nification' of computer education – good idea?

Battle of Ideas Compulsory code schools, luvvies love it, but what about Maths and Physics?
Andrew Orlowski, 20 Oct 11:59

EU digi tzar: 'I like the nickname STEELIE NEELIE. Yeah, why not'

Regrets, I've had a few ... says outgoing commish
Kelly Fiveash, 20 Oct 11:48

Police stats inflate the number of guns actually stolen in Blighty

Analysis Guns, or objects licensed as guns? Big difference between the two
Gareth Corfield, 20 Oct 10:03

Oz privacy comish says breaches could double this year

Åustralian outfits have already 'fessed up to sixty breaches since March 2014
Darren Pauli, 20 Oct 05:14

'Cowardly, venomous trolls' threatened with TWO-YEAR sentences for menacing posts

UK government: 'Taking a stand against a baying cyber-mob'
Kelly Fiveash, 19 Oct 13:00

Happiness economics is bollocks. Oh, UK.gov just adopted it? Er ...

Worstall @ the Weekend Opportunity doesn't knock; it costs us instead
Tim Worstall, 19 Oct 10:00

FCC looks to boost next-gen wireless networks with 24GHz study

Watchdog examines plans to add new spectrum room
Shaun Nichols, 18 Oct 02:02

America's super-secret X-37B plane returns to Earth after nearly TWO YEARS aloft

674 days in space for US Air Force's mystery orbital vehicle
Iain Thomson, 18 Oct 00:21

Australian spookhaus busted for warrantless tap of own phones

Stop laughing: it also messed up civilian telecoms intercepts and is about to get more powers
Simon Sharwood, 17 Oct 02:04

Data cops in charge of Facebook, LinkedIn, Google get a new office

But HQ remains next to corner store in the middle of Irish nowhere
Jennifer Baker, 16 Oct 16:31
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Euro Commission drags Belgium to court over telco regulator's independence

Ministerial veto must be, er, vetoed, Eurocrats demand
Jennifer Baker, 16 Oct 10:37
ITU Secretary General Hamadoun Toure

Arab States make play for greater government control of the internet

Nerds told to get lost in last-minute power grab bid at UN meeting
Kieren McCarthy, 16 Oct 01:26

Opinion

The 'fun-nification' of computer education – good idea?

Battle of Ideas Compulsory code schools, luvvies love it, but what about Maths and Physics?
Sportsman with moderated rifle in snow. Pic: Juha Perovuo

Police stats inflate the number of guns actually stolen in Blighty

Analysis Guns, or objects licensed as guns? Big difference between the two
Gareth Corfield, 20 Oct 10:03

Martha Lane Fox: YEUCH! The Internet is MADE by MEN?!?

Comment Sisters, overthrow the phallic patriarchy of the packet
Andrew Orlowski, 15 Oct 16:26

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Martha Lane Fox: YEUCH! The Internet is MADE by MEN?!?

Comment Sisters, overthrow the phallic patriarchy of the packet
Andrew Orlowski, 15 Oct 16:26

New EU digi tsar survives Twitter grillling

Ansip takes questions of 140 chars or less
Jennifer Baker, 15 Oct 15:39

Don't bother telling people if you lose their data, say Euro bods

Analysis You read that right – with the proviso that it's encrypted
OUT-LAW.COM, 15 Oct 11:14

World govts elect Swiss big cheese as their new ICANN point man

'I'll support and strengthen minorities' he said in a brie-fing
Kieren McCarthy, 15 Oct 00:05

Australia throws coding for kids a lifeline in industry plan

New 'Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda' to fund trial of IBM's P-TECH model
Simon Sharwood, 14 Oct 22:27

South Korea faces $1bn bill after hackers raid national ID database

Father of Asian internet warns all is lost
Iain Thomson, 14 Oct 19:35

Knives out for new EU rules forcing govts to reveal hacker attacks

What's that? Something you don't want to share with class?
Jennifer Baker, 14 Oct 18:49

NO MORE DOUBLE IRISH, thunders Dublin. Erm, from 2020 that is

And heyyy - check out our new 'patent box' scheme before ye go, fellers
Jennifer Baker, 14 Oct 16:07

New e-Signature rules: Shouldn't WE be using it? – Steelie Neelie

eID rules rolled out in Europe, except in EU institutions
Jennifer Baker, 14 Oct 14:37

Finnish PM: Apple has DESTROYED FINLAND

Well, the mobile phone manufacturing bit, anyway
Jasper Hamill, 14 Oct 09:27

€2 BILLION: Steelie Neelie wants US to pay for her Big Data splurge

Don't worry about privacy, just think of the jobs
Jennifer Baker, 13 Oct 16:06
Parliament House Canberra by Flickr user OzMark17 used under CC Share and Share alike licence

Can do better: Tech industry report on Australia's tech curriculum

Freelancer CEO Matt Barrie ropable, blames intractable teachers for resistance to new subject
Simon Sharwood, 13 Oct 06:50

Want a customer's call records Mr Plod? No probs

EE, Three and Vodafone automate delivery of comms data requests
Paul Kunert, 12 Oct 17:27
Sydney Opera House Hackathon logo

Australia bins standalone school computing curriculum

Curriculum review sees no need for discrete digital technologies subject in primary school
Simon Sharwood, 12 Oct 00:39
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EU waves remote at Liberty Global's Dutch telly takeover

Compo presses OK on merger... with conditions
Jennifer Baker, 10 Oct 16:24
BrickArms' Toy taliban figure

EU, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft: We'll fight terrorists... with WORKSHOPS

EU has dinner with Big Tech before debating data protection
Telephone. Copyright: macinate

Landline deregulation: Big EU telcos have Skype to thank

Steelie Neelie says 'spoilt kid' telcos must move with the times
Jennifer Baker, 09 Oct 14:38

NSA spying will shatter the internet, Silicon Valley bosses warn

Senator Wyden says Congress must act to reassure the world
Iain Thomson, 09 Oct 01:30