Public Sector

Doctor NHS

NHS in "jeopardy" unless patient data access improves

News 17 Sep, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

NHS England's Tim Kelsey says more needs to be done to make access and sharing of patient data easier

Apple CEO Tim Cook

Apple CEO takes shots at Facebook & Google over data collection

News 16 Sep, 2014 Khidr Suleman

Apple's business is about selling products, not collecting info, says Tim Cook

spying

Google sees 150 per cent jump in government user data requests

News 16 Sep, 2014 Rene Millman

Soaring requests from governments around the world despite Snowden revelations

Scotland

Scotland split could lead to higher mobile costs

News 15 Sep, 2014 Rene Millman

Telcos warn independence could result in rising cost of mobile networks

Spy

Yahoo reveals fine threats of up to $250,000 by US government

News 15 Sep, 2014 Rene Millman

Secret court documents reveal court case dated back to 2007

BBC logo

BBC says ISPs should cut off pirate connections

News 10 Sep, 2014 Clare Hopping

BBC Worldwide thinks those who repeatedly infringe copyright should not have an internet connection at all

Samsung, Philips and Infineon fined over chip price fixing by EU

News 4 Sep, 2014 Rene Millman

€138 million fine for chip company cartel

Credit card security

The Home Depot investigates possible payment card data breach

News 3 Sep, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

US home improvement firm has confirmed it's looking into reports that its customers' payment card data may have been compromised

Illegal download

Police arrest man over illegal sports streaming website

News 3 Sep, 2014 Rene Millman

Manchester man nabbed by Intellectual Property Crime unit

Spam email

ICO raids Welsh claims management firm over nuisance text alerts

News 21 Aug, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Data protection watchdog said raid will help it ascertain whether or not to take enforcement action

Hypercat gets £1.6m extra funding for Internet of Things work

News 21 Aug, 2014 Caroline Preece

Hypercat’s work to develop an open standard for the internet of things is to receive additional funding from the UK Government

BYOD

BYOD policies in local government explored

News 21 Aug, 2014 Clare Hopping

Some local governments are further ahead than others with BYOD, research finds

Self-driving lorries to hit UK streets in 2015

News 19 Aug, 2014 Clare Hopping

The lorries will allow whole convoys to transport goods with just one driver

Apple user data now stored on Chinese servers

News 18 Aug, 2014 Rosie Clarke

Consumer electronics giant confirms user data will now be stored on servers based in China

One millionth superfast broadband connection installed

News 8 Aug, 2014 Clare Hopping

Culture Secretary Sajid Javid said the nationwide rollout is on track to get superfast broadband to 95% of the UK by 2017

education

Six university security Masters degrees approved by GCHQ

News 4 Aug, 2014 Clare Hopping

The Masters degrees aim to train internet security experts in the name of national security

Skills gap

European Commission urges education ministers to close IT skills gap

News 30 Jul, 2014 Clare Hopping

Two members of the European Commission have requested ministers use their positions to build ICT skills across the continent

Doctor NHS

NHS IT project failure could cost taxpayers £700m

News 29 Jul, 2014 Clare Hopping

NHS IT project's contract with Fujitsu ended in a legal dispute and a hefty bill for the government

Internet scam

London Police to use pop-up ads to flag illegal websites

News 29 Jul, 2014 Clare Hopping

The initiative marks the first time a pop-up advert has been used to tackle illegal activity online, it is claimed

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