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DCMS rebuffs network sharing as model for 5G rollout

Massive divide between urban and rural coverage evidence of a “functioning market”, top DCMS official claims
23 Jan 2020
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Journalist Glenn Greenwald charged with cyber crimes in Brazil

The Snowden-era investigative journalist has been accused of playing a key role in hacking into public officials' mobile phones
22 Jan 2020
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Computer Misuse Act

Computer Misuse Act 'putting critical UK infrastructure at risk'

The 30 year-old legislation also prevents cyber security professionals from doing their jobs, it's claimed
22 Jan 2020
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Cloud

Cloud fuels IBM’s first quarter of growth since 2018

Year-on-year revenue creeps up by 0.1% to $21.8 billion while Red Hat growth ballooned by 24%
22 Jan 2020
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Network & Internet

Qualcomm pushes 4G chipsets citing ‘ongoing demand’

Although 2020 may be the year of 5G, new chips show there’s plenty of juice left in its predecessor
21 Jan 2020
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big data

MPs urge clampdown on ‘dodgy data misuse’ in elections

Limitless fines have been proposed for those who break election rules
21 Jan 2020
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Data protection fines hit £100m during first 18 months of GDPR

Regulators have received 160,000 data breach reports, with UK firms third-most reported across Europe
20 Jan 2020
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data processing

ICO faces legal action over ‘failure to regulate’ adtech industry

Campaigners may sue the data regulator for declining to take action against “massive data breaches”
17 Jan 2020
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Business strategy

Microsoft plots ‘carbon negative’ target for 2030

The firm wants to go further by 2050 and remove all the carbon it has emitted since 1975
17 Jan 2020
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vulnerability

Oracle scolds customers for ignoring critical patches

Company claims many actively exploited vulnerabilities should have already been fixed
17 Jan 2020
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‘National security’ can’t be used as an excuse to bypass privacy laws

A preliminary ECJ ruling would limit the power of member states to sidestep privacy and data protection laws
16 Jan 2020
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Police to launch cyber security certification scheme

The digital arm of the UK police force plans to certify security companies for the benefit of startups
16 Jan 2020
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Careers & training

Great ideas for boosting gender diversity overshadowed by stagnant progress

The Tech Talent Charter concedes the road ahead is long, but data shows it’s getting longer
15 Jan 2020
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data breaches

‘Huge’ data leak exposes thousands of consultants

Leaky S3 buckets held sensitive information including passport scans, personal details and financial documents
14 Jan 2020
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broadband

Openreach offers free full-fibre installation for thousands of homes

Around 13,000 more newbuilds per year could benefit from the cost-free installation of high-speed internet
14 Jan 2020
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vulnerability

Microsoft to patch ‘extraordinarily serious’ cryptographic flaw

The fix has already been shipped to high-value organisations like the US military, according to reports
14 Jan 2020
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Careers & training

A guide to cyber security certification and training

Cyber security is in demand from every organisation, but what training and certification is needed?
13 Jan 2020
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biometrics

Google testing biometric support for Autofill service

Users may be asked for additional verification before Autofill populates apps and forms with sensitive data
13 Jan 2020
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Widely-used cookie walls are flouting GDPR rules

Only 12% of third-party consent-seeking banners and notifications meet minimum requirements
13 Jan 2020
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collaboration

Microsoft makes major Teams push for frontline workers

Company makes another major pitch to capture Teams users in retail and manufacturing
10 Jan 2020
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malware

FCC is supplying malware-loaded phones to low-income users

Budget handsets are pre-installed with malicious apps that leak data to Chinese hackers, report finds
10 Jan 2020
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smart city

Mayor of London calls for more data sharing

The ten-year anniversary of City Hall’s London Datastore is marked with calls to open up access between datasets
9 Jan 2020
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Mozilla fixes Firefox zero-day being actively exploited

The US cyber security agency has warned the vulnerability is being used to take control of users’ machines
9 Jan 2020
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ransomware

Travelex disruption caused by devastating ransomware attack

Attackers vow to return 5GB of customer data in exchange for $6 million, but Travelex claims no data has been stolen
8 Jan 2020
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vulnerability

Google’s Project Zero rolls out automatic 90-day disclosures

A raft of policy tweaks are aimed at instigating more thorough patch development and better patch adoption
8 Jan 2020
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mergers and acquisitions

Accenture to snap up Symantec unit from Broadcom

Broadcom is letting the Cyber Security Services business go just months after acquiring Symantec
7 Jan 2020
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Policy & legislation

Tech firms lobby EU over harmful content liability

Companies are desperate to avoid the sanctions for failing to remove content but admit some oversight is needed
7 Jan 2020
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NHS given £40m to address "ridiculous" staff login times

Clinical staff typically sign in to as many as 15 different systems while seeing a patient
6 Jan 2020
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cyber warfare

US warns of Iran cyber retaliation amid Soleimani fallout

Iranian activity will likely cause temporary disruption to national critical infrastructure at a minimum, claims DHS
6 Jan 2020
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mergers and acquisitions

Arm looks to sell off loss-making security venture

The security software firm has haemorrhaged cash since its launch seven years ago
23 Dec 2019
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Best Android smartphones 2019

Here's a lowdown of the best devices for those who can't stand Apple
23 Dec 2019
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XSS the most widely-used attack method of 2019

Research unveils the most popular hacking techniques, with SQL injection and fuzzing also popular choices
23 Dec 2019
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Hardware

Best printers 2020

Our definitive list of the best inkjet, laser and budget printers available
18 Dec 2019
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Hardware

Best monitors 2019: Upgrade to a proper screen

The top external displays for photo editing, office work and more
18 Dec 2019
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Mobile Phones

We're completely wrong about blue light filters, experts claim

Blue light is not disruptive to our sleep, and warmer tones that mimic daylight may send mixed signals
18 Dec 2019