Bobby Hellard
'Robin Hood' hackers donate stolen Bitcoin to charity
Hacker in green extorting Bitcoin
ransomware

'Robin Hood' hackers donate stolen Bitcoin to charity

Experts warn of a growing trend of ransomware gangs "whitewashing" their image for good publicity
21 Oct 2020
Microsoft makes CRM a "priority" in bid to challenge Salesforce
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Business strategy

Microsoft makes CRM a "priority" in bid to challenge Salesforce

The tech giant is reportedly pushing sales teams to talks about Dynamics 365 cloud software with customers
21 Oct 2020
HPE to build Czech Republic's most powerful supercomputer
A server corridor for a supercomputer installation
high-performance computing (HPC)

HPE to build Czech Republic's most powerful supercomputer

'Euro_IT4' will be powered by HPE's Apollo 2000 and Apollo 6500 systems
16 Oct 2020
Google will start killing off Hangouts in 2021
Mobile interfaces for Google Hangouts, Gmail and Google Chat
business communications

Google will start killing off Hangouts in 2021

The tech giant will gradually migrate users to its free standalone Chat service early next year
16 Oct 2020
Google Glass now supports Meet video calls
Remote teams looking through the eyes of a Google Glass user in a data centre
remote access

Google Glass now supports Meet video calls

New integration is available in beta for Enterprise Edition 2 of Google Glass
15 Oct 2020
ICO to probe Klarna over marketing email blunder
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Information Commissioner

ICO to probe Klarna over marketing email blunder

The ICO has opened an inquiry into the fintech firm after receiving complaints about unwanted marketing emails
14 Oct 2020
Amazon looks set to dodge UK Digital Services Tax
An upside down amazon box
Policy & legislation

Amazon looks set to dodge UK Digital Services Tax

But smaller firms using the tech giant's marketplace look set to face a 2% increase in charges
14 Oct 2020
Concerns over Arm's sale to Nvidia 'unfounded', says UK's tech trade association
mergers and acquisitions

Concerns over Arm's sale to Nvidia 'unfounded', says UK's tech trade association

TechUK's Julian David believes it's more likely that Nvidia will move parts of its business to the UK
9 Oct 2020
What is cloud security?
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Security

What is cloud security?

Storing data in the cloud has many benefits, but failure to secure it can lead to very real consequences
8 Oct 2020
City firms consider axing office space as remote work continues
London's financial sector
flexible working

City firms consider axing office space as remote work continues

Majority of office workers don't want to return, but many feel more vulnerable to cyber attacks
8 Oct 2020
Steve Ballmer would "bet money" that big tech won't be broken up
Steve Ballmer who was the Microsoft CEO from 2000 to 2014
Policy & legislation

Steve Ballmer would "bet money" that big tech won't be broken up

Former Microsoft CEO says the latest calls from Congress will not lead to any major changes
8 Oct 2020
Slack plots 'enterprise-grade' security updates for Slack Connect
Slack's new external direct messaging service
collaboration

Slack plots 'enterprise-grade' security updates for Slack Connect

Slack also announced that users will soon be able to message users from other organisations directly
8 Oct 2020
Microsoft CEO warns of video call fatigue
video conferencing

Microsoft CEO warns of video call fatigue

Satya Nadella suggests workers need the 'cognitive break' of a commute for their wellbeing
7 Oct 2020
Democratic lawmakers push for breakup of US tech giants
A smartphone with apps for Amazon, Google, Apple and Facebook
business management

Democratic lawmakers push for breakup of US tech giants

Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple are abusing power with monopolies, congressional report suggests
7 Oct 2020
Nvidia launches AI platform to boost video conferencing
All the different features Nvidia's 'Maxine' offers developers
video conferencing

Nvidia launches AI platform to boost video conferencing

Cloud-based Maxine platform can reduce bandwidth, increase call quality and keep everyone engaged, GPU giant claims
6 Oct 2020
Cisco ordered to pay £1.46 billion in cyber security patent suit
The Cisco sign outside its headquarters
Security

Cisco ordered to pay £1.46 billion in cyber security patent suit

Judge ruled that the tech giant had "inconsistencies" in its evidence against Centripetal Network's case
6 Oct 2020
Google is right, we don’t need £1,000 phones
The Google Pixel 5 in white
Mobile Phones

Google is right, we don’t need £1,000 phones

The smartphone industry shrunk its own market with unaffordable prices
6 Oct 2020
IT professionals want UK gov to block Nvidia's Arm takeover
The logo for technology firm Arm printed on a building
mergers and acquisitions

IT professionals want UK gov to block Nvidia's Arm takeover

The UK should be protecting jobs and intellectual property that 'underpins' its future, says BCS
5 Oct 2020
Apple recycling partner accused of reselling over 100,000 devices
Rubber gloved hands disassembling an iPhone
Mobile Phones

Apple recycling partner accused of reselling over 100,000 devices

Legal complaint accuses Geep Canada of illegally selling 103,845 iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch devices
5 Oct 2020
Paying ransomware demands may breach international sanctions, US Treasury warns
A hacker in a darkened room with digital maps and computer equipment
Security

Paying ransomware demands may breach international sanctions, US Treasury warns

Advisories warn that it's illegal to engage with entities inside countries under economic sanctions
2 Oct 2020
Blackbaud admits bank account details were lost in May data breach
Blackbaud's website under spy glass
Security

Blackbaud admits bank account details were lost in May data breach

Cloud firm faces growing backlash and potential legal action in the US following cyber attack over the summer
2 Oct 2020
Microsoft suffers second global outage in a week
Microsoft's Outlook app on a smartphone
Microsoft Office

Microsoft suffers second global outage in a week

Tech giant has rolled back another update after it caused further instability with Microsoft 365 services
1 Oct 2020
Google dilutes Pixel 5 amid economic downturn
The Google Pixel 5 in white
Mobile Phones

Google dilutes Pixel 5 amid economic downturn

New budget handset will launch on 15 October with fewer features and a mid-range processor
1 Oct 2020
Less than 1% of computer hacking offences resulted in prosecution in 2019
A man in handcuffs standing in front of computer equipment in a darkened room
hacking

Less than 1% of computer hacking offences resulted in prosecution in 2019

Of the 17,600 offences recorded in the UK, just 57 were able to be tried under the Computer Misuse Act, report finds
1 Oct 2020
DuckDuckGo slams Google's search engine auction as "fundamentally flawed"
DuckDuckGo CEO Gabriel Weinberg standing in front of his company's logo
Google Android

DuckDuckGo slams Google's search engine auction as "fundamentally flawed"

Search engine outfit says "pay-to-play" auction is only serving to strengthen Google's dominance
30 Sep 2020
Google to lease more UK office space despite remote working
Google HQ
Business operations

Google to lease more UK office space despite remote working

The tech giant reportedly planning to lease an additional 70,000 square feet of office space in London's Kings Cross
30 Sep 2020
Rackspace partners with Dell for hybrid cloud push
hybrid cloud

Rackspace partners with Dell for hybrid cloud push

Organisations to get a ready to use pathway to hybrid cloud that includes access to the VMware Cloud Foundation
29 Sep 2020
US hospitals forced offline by reported Ryuk ransomware attack
A forlorn doctor in a facemask, looking out the window
ransomware

US hospitals forced offline by reported Ryuk ransomware attack

Universal Health Services employees have been told IT issues could go on for days
29 Sep 2020
IoT coffee machine hacked to demand ransom
Coffee beans made to look like a skull and crossbones
ransomware

IoT coffee machine hacked to demand ransom

Your morning brew could be disrupted by a lack of encryption and a reverse engineered firmware update
28 Sep 2020
BT: UK gov will miss gigabit broadband target by eight years
Advert for full-fibre on a network cable box
broadband

BT: UK gov will miss gigabit broadband target by eight years

The company estimates that the industry is on course to deliver gigabit-speed broadband by 2033
28 Sep 2020
Kaspersky blasts Amazon's indoor drone as a 'major security risk'
Amazon's new camera security drone, 'Always home'
hacking

Kaspersky blasts Amazon's indoor drone as a 'major security risk'

The IoT device could be used by hackers to locate valuables and map out routes through a home, researchers warn
25 Sep 2020
Microsoft warns 'Zerologon' Windows Server bug being exploited by hackers
Ones and zeros traveling towards darkness
exploits

Microsoft warns 'Zerologon' Windows Server bug being exploited by hackers

The tech giant is 'actively tracking' threat actors using the exploit to access domain controllers
25 Sep 2020
Spotify CEO to invest €1bn to 'protect EU startups from US buyers'
Spotify CEO Daniel Ek speaking at the company's Investor Day in 2018
startups

Spotify CEO to invest €1bn to 'protect EU startups from US buyers'

Daniel Ek argues too many entrepreneurs are selling up to US firms before their ideas have been 'fully realised'
25 Sep 2020
6.5TB of Microsoft Bing user data potentially leaked online
The mobile app for Microsoft's Bing search engine
data protection

6.5TB of Microsoft Bing user data potentially leaked online

A server containing user data was left unprotected in the first week of September, researchers say
24 Sep 2020
Ex-BT boss picked to lead search for Huawei replacement
A telecoms mast with 5G equipment attached
5G

Ex-BT boss picked to lead search for Huawei replacement

Removing the Chinese firm from the UK's 5G network leaves just Nokia and Ericsson as potential providers
24 Sep 2020