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UK government outlines "one digital platform" vision for local councils

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Ed Vaizey suggests one digital platform to rule them all in local government

London tech scene getting boosts from US investors

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Boris Johnson will present to US investors in the hope of securing more funding for 22 UK-based tech companies

UK motor industry wants more support for driverless car tech

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The IMI is concerned changes to the Highway Code could have adverse consequences for the motoring industry

iPad Air 2 vs iPad Air: Reasons I'd buy the original

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Save over £100 with the iPad Air, whilst getting the same battery life and solid performance

OS X Yosemite review: Top 10 features to use

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Yosemite brings Continuity, encourages disk-level encryption & improves HTML5 compatibility

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Dell Latitude 13 7000 Series

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Find out how the Core M hybrid stacks up in terms of performance and battery life...

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Google to put accurate health information in search results

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Google is introducing fact-checked medical advice and information in search results

Some Windows 10 features won't be included on Lumia phones

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Some Lumia phones with less memory will not be able to use all of Windows 10's features

Cameron's pledge to ban encryption "catastrophic" for exports

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Ed Vaizey urges tech industry to meet government halfway on encryption issue

Gartner: CIOs to spend 40% of time running IT

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Analyst firm finds IT budgets rising in the UK, but urges CIOs to forge links with the business

Qualcomm slapped with $975m fine by Chinese regulators

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Chipmaker found to have abused its position as market leader

Home Office publishes hacking guidelines for spooks

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MI5 and MI6’s hacking practices made public as government opens consultation on spying

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Anonymous hacks ISIS-affiliated Facebook & Twitter accounts

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Hacking collective declares open season on social media accounts linked to Islamic extremists

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Online trolls threatened with ASBO-style social media bans

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MPs are campaigning for tougher rules for those who bully others online

ARM buys Internet of Things security company Offspark

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The collaboration will help ARM build its IoT platform, scheduled to launch later this year

Lenovo: Chromebooks are winning over the enterprise

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Lenovo says no-one's doing BYOD, and Windows 8 has hurt Microsoft's device strategy

Facebook and LinkedIn join forces to support women in tech

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Facebook and LinkedIn are teaming up for a mentoring program to encourage women into tech

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UK Parliament moves to safeguard IT support for failing firms

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Latest Parliamentary proposals could see IT suppliers banned from withdrawing support for failing businesses

Microsoft Office set for Cortana “Work Assistant”

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Virtual assistant Cortana could soon be a feature of Microsoft Office for Windows Phone

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Microsoft Outlook for iOS review

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iPhones and iPads finally receive a fully functioning Outlook app

Social Networking

New Ask.fm owners considered “shutting it down”

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New owners of controversial social network Ask.fm admit weighing up their options

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Anthem data breach: Why the data-centric security message needs resuscitating

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Davey Winder picks over last week's high-profile Anthem data breach to see what lessons can be learnt from it

TV

Samsung denies Smart TV could eavesdrop on users' conversations

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South Korean firm plays down reports of digital snooping, after privacy policy prompts alarm bells

Internet search

Google “right to be forgotten”: Everything you need to know

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Google-appointed council argues that EU directive should be limited to Europe

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EE charges customer £1,200 for sending emoticon-laden texts

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All texts featuring smiley faces were converted to picture messages and charged as such

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Superfast broadband rollout hits 2 million UK homes & businesses

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Seven pilot schemes will launch today to reach the hardest to reach five per cent of the nation

Surveillance

UK tribunal rules GCHQ's NSA data-sharing deal "unlawful"

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Civil liberty groups cheer court ruling, but claim there is more work to do

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Fujitsu Primergy RX2540 M1

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Fujitsu’s latest 2U rack server puts up some stiff competition to Dell and HP

Capgemini to build €8m EU Big Data portal

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European Commission’s Big Data platform will pull in open datasets from 39 European countries

Google Glass sales to stop, with device set for design overhaul

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Google Glass is being withdrawn from sale, as reports of redesign “from scratch” surface

Ubuntu smartphone European release date due in February

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Device running the open sourced OS will be manufactured by Spanish firm BQ and cost €170

iOS 8 malware can snoop on messages, photos & location data

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iOS spyware can access users' text messages, photos and contact lists

Steve Jobs, robot firefighter & Heroes Reborn: Best of the Web

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IT Pro rounds up the best content from around the web this week

Sony Pictures hack: Co-chair Amy Pascal quits over leaked emails

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NSA saw Sony Pictures attack originate from North Korea hackers' computers, claims New York Times

Governments accused of using hacked data to spy on people

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According to leaked documents, governmental organisations in the UK, US and Canada are making use of hacked intel

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Windows 7/8.1 users warned of new Internet Explorer 11 flaw

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The flaw was uncovered by security researchers and demonstrates how hackers can hijack websites

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US health insurer Anthem hit by massive data breach

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Staff, clients and former customers at risk of identity theft in wake of breach

Mobile payments

Samsung may launch Apple Pay-style mobile payments system

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Samsung said to be planning a mobile payments system to rival Apple Pay

Dell Venue 8 7000 tablet now available in the UK for £326

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We take a look at the top 5 features of the enterprise tablet

Apple HealthKit rolled out to hospitals

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Hospitals in the US are starting to use Apple technology to help monitor patients’ health

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