Public Sector News

HMRC plans to sell taxpayers' data to private firms

News 22 Apr, 2014 Clare Hopping

The anonymised data will be sold to private firms if proposed new law is introduced

Government plans to get 2.7 million people online by 2016

News 14 Apr, 2014 Rene Millman

BT, EE, Google and Microsoft to help tackle digital exclusion


UK police forces not prepared for large-scale cyber attack

News 14 Apr, 2014 Clare Hopping

Only three out of 43 police forces in the country have plans in place with staff untrained should an incident occur


Microsoft's enterprise cloud passes EU privacy standards

News 11 Apr, 2014 Clare Hopping

The company's services have been approved by 28 of the EU’s data protection authorities

European Union

US pours scorn on plans for European 'internet'

News 7 Apr, 2014 Reuters

Schengen cloud could break trade regulations, American government claims

Doctor NHS

NHS to embark on £230m GP IT services upgrade

News 4 Apr, 2014 Brian Burton

Every pound spent on IT must improve patient care, states NHS


Nominet cracks down on nefarious domain names

News 3 Apr, 2014 Jane McCallion

Web addresses encouraging sexual offences and criminal activity to be screened out

Landline calls

Home improvement firm hit with £50k nuisance calls fine

News 3 Apr, 2014 Roland Moore-Colyer

Amber Windows is taken to task for breaching privacy laws with cold calls

Lawyers want money-laundering charges dismissed in Silk Road case

News 2 Apr, 2014 Jane McCallion

Bitcoin’s ambiguous status used by Ross Ulbricht’s defence team

DARPA looks to GPUs to help process big data in the military

News 31 Mar, 2014 Clare Hopping

The US defence agency is appealing for developers to re-purpose XDATA cloud for military decision-making

Security warning

Additional cyber threat disclosures could be harmful, warn US experts

News 27 Mar, 2014 Reuters

Conflicts between government agencies also pose problems.


Europol calls for greater Bitcoin policing powers

News 25 Mar, 2014 Jane McCallion

Concerns raised over use of crypto currencies for criminal activities.


NSA hacked into Huawei servers, according to reports

News 24 Mar, 2014 Rene Millman

Latest Snowden whistleblower documents reveal spying on Chinese networking firm.

Data protection

Kent Police fined £100k for abandoning confidential interview tapes

News 20 Mar, 2014 Clare Hopping

The ICO served the £100,000 fine to Gravesend Police after the tapes were found in disused offices.

Data Theft

Morrisons' employee arrested over payroll data theft

News 18 Mar, 2014 Rene Millman Caroline Donnelly

West Yorkshire Police confirm arrest of supermarket worker after staff bank account details stolen.

Gates: Snowden "no hero"

News 14 Mar, 2014 Rene Millman

Some government surveillance is best kept secret says Microsoft founder.


Cancer scare hoax email hits thousands

News 14 Mar, 2014 Rene Millman

Sick message could plant virus on computer instead

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook CEO phoned Obama to complain about spying

News 14 Mar, 2014 Reuters

Zuckerberg claims companies expect to be fighting criminals "not our own government".

Boris Johnson wants to make London world’s tech capital

News 13 Mar, 2014 Jane McCallion

Nine tech business leaders appointed as London Tech Ambassadors.

NSA 'hijacked' botnets, according to Snowden leak

News 13 Mar, 2014 Reuters

Criminal networks used to install software on PCs.