Public Sector

Police

Home Office continues Emergency Services Network talks

News 20 Nov, 2014 Joe Curtis

Department discussing devices and infrastructure upgrades with suppliers

Skills gap

Tech City UK and UCL launch Digital Business Academy

News 19 Nov, 2014 Caroline Preece

The online learning platform aims to close tech skills gap

UK government embraces new open data standard

News 19 Nov, 2014 Joe Curtis

The Open Contracting Data Standard aims to cut corruption in UK government contracts

Bin

HMRC saves £354,000 with paperless forms

News 18 Nov, 2014 Joe Curtis

iForms project will have saved 36 tonnes of paper by March

Government tackles terrorism with reporting button

News 18 Nov, 2014 Clare Hopping

The government is pressuring ISPs to filter searches and adding a reporting button

Russia

Russia-approved Wikipedia alternative on its way

News 17 Nov, 2014 Caroline Preece

Wikipedia is apparently less “reliable” and “detailed” than Russia would like, and so it’s doing it over again

US government accused of using planes to gather mobile phone data

News 17 Nov, 2014 Clare Hopping

The Cessna aircraft use 'dirtbox' devices forcing mobile phones to emit information

Doctor NHS

Government introduces data-driven health plan

News 14 Nov, 2014 Clare Hopping

The Personalised Health and Care 2020 strategy will embrace technology in patient care

Fibre cables

One quarter of UK premises connected to superfast broadband

News 13 Nov, 2014 Rene Millman

Around 1.5 million properties help UK achieve one of the quickest rollouts of fibre connectivity in the world

Net Neutrality: President Obama's proposal explained

News 11 Nov, 2014 Khidr Suleman

White House calls for an end to blocking and throttling of traffic

Spectrum

Ofcom spectrum sell-off to boost 4G speeds

News 7 Nov, 2014 Rene Millman

Ofcom's decision to sell up could help alleviate mobile data capacity crunch

Government

UK tech innovation bags government funding boost

News 6 Nov, 2014 Clare Hopping

Business secretary Vince Cable unveils £67m government investment plans for emerging technology areas

roaming

UK national roaming plans: EE, O2 & Vodafone blast proposals

News 5 Nov, 2014 Caroline Preece

Government plans to tackle mobile not-spots include national roaming, but networks operators aren’t keen

Facebook privacy

Facebook user data requests rise by 24 per cent

News 5 Nov, 2014 Caroline Preece

Government requests for Facebook user data has risen by almost a quarter in first half of 2014

Wi-Fi

UK government putting free Wi-Fi in 1,000 buildings

News 31 Oct, 2014 Caroline Preece

The UK government is planning to turn more than 1,000 buildings into designated Wi-Fi hotspots

Internet search

Hungary rethinks internet tax plans following protests

News 31 Oct, 2014 Caroline Preece

Plans for the proposed internet tax in Hungary have been shelved following public outcry

Jobs available

Biometric recognition installed at the Jobcentre

News 27 Oct, 2014 Clare Hopping

The scheme is expetced to save the Department for Work and Pensions £2m a year

Crime scene

Government extends PIPCU work until 2017

News 27 Oct, 2014 Clare Hopping

The government has earmarked £3m for the project in an effort to fight online piracy

Car park

Department for Transport to trial driverless cars

News 24 Oct, 2014 Clare Hopping

Transport Minister Claire Perry will conduct a review into the 'weird' technology

Cybercrime

UK Government research shows 1/2 of Britons are cybercrime victims

News 22 Oct, 2014 Rene Millman

Despite this, only a third actually report offences to the authorities, government research finds

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