Money

Big IT firms ‘gouge council clients for extra cash’

News 27 Mar, 2015 Joe Curtis

Microsoft and Oracle accused of raising software licenses to make up for flagging revenue

Step 3: PayPal Merchant Tools

PayPal agrees to pay £5.1m fine for not blocking prohibited payments

News 27 Mar, 2015 Clare Hopping

The company gave green light to transactions made linked to Cuba, Iran and Sudan, despite sanctions

ecommerce

EU to launch e-commerce competition inquiry

News 27 Mar, 2015 Clare Hopping

The investigation will look into why the sector isn't growing, despite more consumers heading online for purchases

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

GOV.UK Verify partner scheme adds five new members

News 26 Mar, 2015 Clare Hopping

Barclays, GB Group, Morpho, PayPal and Royal Mail join four other companies verified to perform citizen identification checks

Europe 'must create single digital market to make EU competitive'

News 25 Mar, 2015 Rene Millman

Patchwork of laws between states holding back business, warns commissioner

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

Martha Lane Fox: Internet needs body to resolve privacy fears

News 24 Mar, 2015 Joe Curtis

Digital entrepreneur tells Radio Times about tech sexism and why the web needs our help

DVLA scraps counterpart licence - is this the end of paper?

News 23 Mar, 2015 Clare Hopping

The DVLA's free Share Driving Licence service means you can check employees' licence status online

Crime scene

Crime Committee says businesses aren't reporting online crime

News 23 Mar, 2015 Clare Hopping

Organisations are absorbing costs of online crime rather than reporting incidents when they happen

Bitcoin exchanges to be regulated in UK for first time

News 19 Mar, 2015 Caroline Preece

The UK government has announced it will regulate digital currency exchanges

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?

Data protection

ICO says businesses must advise consumers of data usage

News 19 Mar, 2015 Clare Hopping

Majority of people are concerned about how their data is used or sold to external companies

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

Facebook

Facebook reveals latest government data request figures

News 17 Mar, 2015 Clare Hopping

Social network sees rise in content restriction as it updates community standards policy

Ofcom faces calls to break up BT

News 13 Mar, 2015 Rene Millman

Sky and TalkTalk demand Openreach is split from telco giant