AM News: NASA Needs Security Improvisation, Three Introduces Faster 3G, Google Implements Privacy Policy

Despite being targeted by cyber criminals on a regular basis, NASA is still not doing enough to safeguard its interest in cyberspace, claimed the agency's inspector general. Inspector General Paul K. Martin, suggested that if NASA does not strengthen its efforts to tackle cyber threats, it is going to leave itself susceptible against more serious and potentialy damaging consequences in the future.

Google Inc. has implemented their new privacy policy despite warnings issued by the European Union. According to the EU, the new policy could potentially be violating European laws. According to Google Inc., the new changes will facilitate better search results from the popular and highly used search engine website. From now on, any private data received by Google will be made available to all other Google platforms including Gmail, YouTube and Blogger.

Three recently announced that the company was planning to launch a 4G network in the UK sometime this year. In a company blog post, the carrier revealed that it was going to roll out a new, faster version of 3G with 42 Mbps HSPA+ connectivity in the country - an offering which it was planning to market as a 4G network.

According to the Superfast Cornwall partnership approximately 25 per cent of homes as well as businesses in Cornwall enjoys access to next generation super fast broadband services - meaning 66,000 premises in Cornwall are enjoying a ridiculously quick connection to high speed broadband.

Mobile operator O2 is testing a new application amongst its staff with plans to introduce it to their customers in the next three months. Similar to Barclays' Pingit, this new application facilitates users by allowing them to connect their smartphone devices to their respective bank accounts to transfer money simply by sending a text message.