Sponsored Links

Sponsored Links

 

Warning on e-government 'risks'

50°
349w ago - Governments need to do more to ensure they preserve trust as they put more services online, says a report.

Emerging from a European Commission project, it warns that technology could lessen the trust governments have instilled in citizens before now.

Officials must move beyond security measures to reassure people about how they are being treated, it said.

The report comes as the UK government tries to reassure Britons after losing data records for 25 million people.

Trust network

The report was written by a research body, bankrolled by the EC's Information and Society Unit, that is looking at "citizen-centric" e-government.

The cc:eGov unit points out that increasingly technology, often in the form of websites, is the means by which citizens encounter local and central government.

Frank Harris, author of the report, wrote: "People learn to trust others through experience, and through judgement based on both direct and referred experience."

The danger, he warned, was that these interfaces did not engender the same feelings of trust that have emerged via more traditional routes.

He added that to engender trust in electronic channels required much more than the basic requirements of security.

Citizens may...
 

Government funds photonics research at Surrey University

50°
350w ago - The University of Surrey is to lead a five year £5m Government funded study into silicon photonics.

"There is renewed interest in silicon photonics because of the microprocessor interconnect bottleneck," programme leader Professor Graham Reed told EW. "If you do it optically, you get a huge bandwidth."

Although far from an ideal optical material, silicon can transmits light at the telecoms wavelengths of 1550 and 1300nm, and its oxide can be used as a cladding to constrain light. On-chip and chip-to-chip communications are targets.

Surrey with its partners will work on silicon optical modulators, detectors, filters and couplers. "What we are not doing is any light sources, partly because there is already enough heat on a microprocessor," said Reed. "We will bring it in through an optical fibre."

Couplers are particularly important, said Reed, because silicon optical modulators use carriers to alter refractive index, and to shift carriers at GHz the modulator has to be sub-micron - smaller than the core of an optical fibre - which is where the couplers come in.

The aim is generally to improve the technology of silicon photonics, and specifically to make a transmitter and a receiver that are compatible with microprocessor CMOS.

The consortium...
 

PS3 Proof-Of-Concept Buffer Overflow video available

100°
353w ago - jumbohype has shared a video in the thread linked above of what he labels a PS3 "POC Buffer Overflow".

He has been speaking a bit with CJPC on iRC today regarding a test file so hopefully this will lead somewhere... only time will tell.




 

Report highlights blog censorship

50°
354w ago - Bloggers are now finding themselves prey to censorship from repressive governments as much as journalists in traditional media, a report says.

Reporters Without Borders' annual study of press freedom says China is one of the worst offenders, having imprisoned 50 people for postings on the internet.

The report says governments realise the internet is now a key tool in promoting democracy and are moving to curb it.

Eritrea was ranked bottom on overall press freedom by the pressure group.
 

Internet names for Asia launched

50°
355w ago - The .asia regional internet domain has officially opened for business, with big firms expected to grab addresses.

Governments and companies can now register interest in specific domain names, such as www.namehere.asia.

Companies will be able to register domains for which they own a trademark and governments will get a chance to earmark those on a reserved list.
 
Sponsored Links

Sponsored Links
Sponsored Links

Sponsored Links






Affiliates - Contact Us - PS3 Downloads - Privacy Statement - Site Rules - Top - © 2014 PlayStation 3 News