General Election 2015: How parties' tech policies shape up

Analysis & Insight 20 Apr, 2015 Joe Curtis

Part Two: Data privacy vs spying, digital government and open data

Porn

Why restricting porn access opens door to spying

Analysis & Insight 17 Apr, 2015 Joe Curtis

Tories' election pledge to introduce age restrictions is more worrying than it appears

LibDems: We'll protect your privacy from spying

News 15 Apr, 2015 Joe Curtis

Party’s manifesto details aggressive stance on protecting personal data

David Cameron

Tories ‘will rip up red tape to make UK digital leader’

News 14 Apr, 2015 Joe Curtis

Conservatives’ manifesto outlines commitments to start-ups and science skills

Labour manifesto pledges better broadband for UK

News 14 Apr, 2015 Joe Curtis

But is there much difference between Labour's and the Tories' plans for digital government?

Parliament

Lib Dems promise Digital Bill of Rights if elected

News 13 Apr, 2015 Joe Curtis

Party vows to protect cyber security and promises prison time for data thieves

Supercomputer

US Gov stops Intel updating China’s supercomputer

News 10 Apr, 2015 Joe Curtis

White House intervenes to prevent Intel sending China Xeon chips for planned upgrade

Conall Bullock becomes Cabinet Office's first chief digital officer

News 10 Apr, 2015 Joe Curtis

He will be responsible for running a mini-GDS

Fancy a Skype chat with your GP?

News 10 Apr, 2015 Joe Curtis

It's all part of Nick Clegg’s £250m plan to improve patient access to GPs

David Cameron

Prime Minister 'should show his support for Government-as-a-Platform'

News 26 Mar, 2015 Joe Curtis

How GaaP could transform public sector with high-level buy-in

The White House

Why is Google meeting with White House staff on a weekly basis?

News 26 Mar, 2015 Joe Curtis

Visitor logs reveal close relationship between Obama and Google top dogs

GDS chief Mike Bracken becomes Gov’s chief data officer

News 25 Mar, 2015 Joe Curtis

The digital transformer now takes the reins of Whitehall’s open data initiatives

Whitehall sticks knife deeper into legacy IT with data centre deal

News 19 Mar, 2015 Joe Curtis

Cabinet Office creates data centre venture with Ark, as it moves further away from outsourcing

Forget fridges: spend the £40m for IoT in a smart way

Analysis & Insight 19 Mar, 2015 Nicole Kobie

The government is investing £40m in the IoT. Nicole Kobie tells the chancellor how to spend it

Houses of Parliament

GDS tasked with helping local government go digital

News 19 Mar, 2015 Joe Curtis

Whitehall’s digital team will work with council “partners” to transform public services, Budget confirms

Stephen Pritchard

Britain's digital fast lane: Osborne's broadband promise

Analysis & Insight 19 Mar, 2015 Stephen Pritchard

In his last Budget before the election, Chancellor George Osborne promised 100mbps broadband for all. But is the goal achievable?

Budget

Budget 2015: George Osborne announces funding for IoT, ultrafast broadband

News 18 Mar, 2015 Caroline Preece

Broadband, start-ups and driverless cars all benefit in Budget 2015

Government-as-a-Platform provides “fantastic opportunity” for tech industry

News 4 Mar, 2015 Joe Curtis

TechUK welcomes common IT platforms approach, but recognises suppliers must “do things differently”

TechUK calls for clarity over Gov’s IT procurement strategy

News 3 Mar, 2015 Joe Curtis

Trade body criticises GDS’s decision to condemn tower model without consultation