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Development

Google to block notification spam with new Chrome feature

The 'quieter notifications UI' will be rolled out as a default setting in July
29 May 2020
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mergers and acquisitions

Cisco acquires ThousandEyes in an estimated $1 billion deal

The acquisition is to strengthen Cisco’s expansion into software
29 May 2020
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cloud security

Cloud cyber attacks up seven-fold during coronavirus pandemic

A new research study by McAfee explores the correlation between the increased use of cloud services and collaboration tools
28 May 2020
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Technology

Great British Tech Appeal calls on public to donate their unused devices

Scheme plans to put 40 million unwanted devices into the hands of those cut off from society
28 May 2020
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privacy

Facebook investors will urge firm to drop end-to-end encryption plans

Shareholders say plans could hinder efforts to detect and stop child exploitation cases
27 May 2020
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flexible working

Google staff will receive a working from home allowance

Employees in the UK will receive £800 to cover the costs of "necessary equipment and office furniture"
27 May 2020
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Business

A third of businesses plan to increase IT spending despite the pandemic

Most plan to invest in collaborative technologies such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams
26 May 2020
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Microsoft Windows

Microsoft's latest Windows 10 update is causing yet more issues

Company confirms troublesome KB4556799 update is preventing 4G devices from connecting to the internet
26 May 2020
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solid state storage (SSD)

Samsung's releases high-speed T7 SSD to the market

Device is capable of transferring 10GB of 4K video in eight seconds, company claims
22 May 2020
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data centres

Data centre chip demand fuels Nvidia's 'record Q2 revenue'

The company continues its winning streak following the $6.9bn acquisition of Mellanox
22 May 2020
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flexible working

Facebook announces new Workplace features as paid users hit five million

The platform seeks to exploit ongoing security concerns plaguing Zoom
22 May 2020
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public sector

Google Cloud secures deal with the US Department of Defense

The “seven figure" deal is significantly less than the $10bn JEDI contract
21 May 2020
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privacy

UK contact-tracing app has multiple serious security flaws

Experts warn that weaknesses in the NHS app could allow attackers to steal encryption keys
20 May 2020
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collaboration

Huawei partners with Imperial College London to fuel AI, 5G research

But Conservative MPs slam £5 million venture as "deeply worrying and dangerous"
20 May 2020
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privacy

UK delays rollout of NHS contact-tracing app

Dominic Raab says the app will now be released "in the weeks ahead" after missing original mid-May target
19 May 2020
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privacy

NHS contact-tracing app downloads exceed expectations during trial

But a study shows that only 58% of European citizens are in favour of smartphone location tracking
18 May 2020
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malware

Supercomputers across Europe taken down by crypto-mining malware

Widespread attack has forced the University of Edinburgh's ARCHER machine offline
18 May 2020
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spyware

Hundreds of thousands of Android users hit by Google Play spyware

Mandrake spyware masqueraded as legitimate apps with highly convincing social media accounts
15 May 2020
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cyber attacks

Coronavirus hospital construction firms hit with cyber attacks

Criminals are thought to have stolen personal details belonging to up to 100,000 people
14 May 2020
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broadband

UK average broadband speed continues to rise despite the lockdown

The average home speed is now 64 Mbits/sec, up from the 54.2 Mbits/sec recorded in 2018
14 May 2020
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malware

Microsoft and Intel turn malware into images to accelerate detection

Results of STAMINA project "encourage the use of deep transfer learning" for malware classification
13 May 2020
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Business operations

Twitter will let employees work from home indefinitely

Staff will be able to choose whether they want to return to the offices
13 May 2020
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digital transformation

Half of UK enterprises delay digital transformation projects

Businesses say there are too many barriers to overcome and existing pressure on IT
12 May 2020
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video conferencing

WhatsApp might take on Zoom with desktop video conferencing feature

The unreleased feature would allow users to make calls with up to 50 people
12 May 2020
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cyber security

UK businesses experienced a cyber attack every minute in Q1

The number of attacks increased 30% during the three month period
12 May 2020
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communications

Microsoft will block reply-all email storms in Office 365

Reply All Storm Protection has the potential to minimise disruption and reduce digital pollution
11 May 2020
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5G

Ericsson increases 5G forecast as data demand surges

Coronavirus pandemic has resulted in increased demand due to widespread remote working
11 May 2020
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video conferencing

Zoom clamps down on hackers with latest security update

The new measures are to be implemented later this week
7 May 2020
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Infrastructure

O2 and Virgin Media merger to create £10bn in UK investment

The converged platform is expected to deliver synergies valued at £6.2bn
7 May 2020
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Network & Internet

UK internet outages remain high despite global slowdown

Majority of UK outages were ISP-based, including last week’s Virgin Media downtime
6 May 2020
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cyber security

Security cited as key challenge of managing IT in-house

Growing issue is also fuelling managed services consideration, claims NTT report
6 May 2020
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video conferencing

Video conferencing service StarLeaf sees a 947% surge in UK usage

CEO Mark Richer believes this trend will continue long after the pandemic is over
5 May 2020
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mobile networks

UK trails behind Italy and Poland in mobile data affordability

The UK ranked 12th in Europe with 1GB of data costing £1.12 on average
5 May 2020
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cyber security

NHSX contact-tracing app reportedly failed cyber security tests

Report emerges as Apple and Google double-down on privacy with location tracking ban
5 May 2020
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Internet of Things (IoT)

Vodafone launches IoT-enabled camera to screen employee temperatures

The device delivers accurate information on real-time body temperature
4 May 2020