Policy & legislation

Russia's "politically motivated" REvil raid could be used as leverage, experts warn
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ransomware

Russia's "politically motivated" REvil raid could be used as leverage, experts warn

The cyber security industry says the FSB's arrests are “unlikely” to signal a change in Russia’s policy
17 Jan 2022
Singapore discourages cryptocurrency trading with new regulations
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cryptocurrencies

Singapore discourages cryptocurrency trading with new regulations

It has warned that trading is highly risky due to the fact that prices are subject to sharp speculative swings
17 Jan 2022
NordVPN launches open source VPN speed testing tool
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virtual private network (VPN)

NordVPN launches open source VPN speed testing tool

The unified speed-testing software can be downloaded from GitHub
14 Jan 2022
Singapore to resume construction on new data centres following energy efficiency review
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data centres

Singapore to resume construction on new data centres following energy efficiency review

New data centres will need to be more resource efficient and existing ones may need to be retrofitted
14 Jan 2022
IT Pro News In Review: Virgin O2 roaming fees, Meta employees COVID-19 jab, Europol cache of data
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Mobile

IT Pro News In Review: Virgin O2 roaming fees, Meta employees COVID-19 jab, Europol cache of data

Catch up on the biggest headlines of the week in just two minutes
14 Jan 2022
No “convincing case” for UK centralised digital currency, says Lords committee
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digital currency

No “convincing case” for UK centralised digital currency, says Lords committee

A digital currency could increase financial instability and erode privacy protections, House of Lords warns
13 Jan 2022
AI Standards Hub will help UK businesses improve AI governance
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artificial intelligence (AI)

AI Standards Hub will help UK businesses improve AI governance

The launch of the initiative, led by the Alan Turing Institute, comes as 1.3 million UK businesses are expected to use AI by 2040
12 Jan 2022
China to accelerate construction of national integrated big data centre system
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Policy & legislation

China to accelerate construction of national integrated big data centre system

This comes as part of its next five-year plan which underlines the importance of developing the digital economy
12 Jan 2022
Rural businesses face "digital exclusion" due to underinvestment in connectivity
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Network & Internet

Rural businesses face "digital exclusion" due to underinvestment in connectivity

New research finds that the pandemic has created a “Catch-22 situation” for residents and businesses based in rural areas
12 Jan 2022
Europol ordered to delete huge cache of unlawfully stored data
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data protection

Europol ordered to delete huge cache of unlawfully stored data

The crime-fighting agency has failed to implement the necessary data protection measures it was told to make more than a year ago
11 Jan 2022
Financial regulators concerned about reliance on AWS, Azure and Google Cloud
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IT regulation

Financial regulators concerned about reliance on AWS, Azure and Google Cloud

The Prudential Regulation Authority is reportedly seeking ways to access more data from the big three cloud providers
10 Jan 2022
Virgin Media O2 won't reintroduce roaming fees in Europe
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mobile networks

Virgin Media O2 won't reintroduce roaming fees in Europe

O2 and Virgin Mobile users will be exempt from paying the £2 daily fee that's being brought back by EE, Three and Vodafone
10 Jan 2022
Google banned from importing patent-infringing tech following Sonos IP victory
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Policy & legislation

Google banned from importing patent-infringing tech following Sonos IP victory

However, it appears Google has been working on product redesigns to circumvent the patents
7 Jan 2022
Majority of Americans say ransomware attacks should be considered terrorism
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ransomware

Majority of Americans say ransomware attacks should be considered terrorism

Most also believe it should be made illegal to pay ransoms to hackers
7 Jan 2022
Establishing a strong foundation for DataOps
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Whitepaper

Establishing a strong foundation for DataOps

How to gain a competitive advantage with your available data
6 Jan 2022
Kosovo bans cryptocurrency mining to avoid nation-wide energy blackouts
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cryptocurrencies

Kosovo bans cryptocurrency mining to avoid nation-wide energy blackouts

The government hopes to clamp down on large cryptocurrency farms operating in the north of the country
6 Jan 2022
EE, Vodafone delay post-Brexit return of roaming charges
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mobile networks

EE, Vodafone delay post-Brexit return of roaming charges

Vodafone was originally set to reinstate the fees today
6 Jan 2022
Google, Facebook fined €210 million for making it difficult for users to reject cookies
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Policy & legislation

Google, Facebook fined €210 million for making it difficult for users to reject cookies

Data regulator CNIL gives companies three months to provide a system for refusing cookies that is as easy as single click consent
6 Jan 2022
China to introduce cyber security reviews for companies listing overseas
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Security

China to introduce cyber security reviews for companies listing overseas

The country continues to gain oversight of its tech sector as it begins to implement laws proposed last year
4 Jan 2022
US delays 5G rollout over aviation safety concerns
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5G

US delays 5G rollout over aviation safety concerns

The new tech has been delayed following concerns from the aviation industry around the C-Band 5G spectrum
4 Jan 2022
Morgan Stanley agrees $60 million settlement in data breach lawsuit
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data protection

Morgan Stanley agrees $60 million settlement in data breach lawsuit

The two separate data incidents occurred in 2016 and 2019 and concerned the investment bank's handling of legacy IT equipment
4 Jan 2022
Meta files lawsuit to uncover hackers targeting Facebook, WhatsApp
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phishing

Meta files lawsuit to uncover hackers targeting Facebook, WhatsApp

The company is seeking $500,000 from the unnamed threat actors that ran phishing scam on its platforms
21 Dec 2021
China Mobile aims to raise up to £6.6 billion in Shanghai listing
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Network & Internet

China Mobile aims to raise up to £6.6 billion in Shanghai listing

The moves comes after it was removed from the New York Stock Exchange amid escalating US-China tensions
21 Dec 2021