Policy & legislation

FCC expels China Telecom from the US
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Network & Internet

FCC expels China Telecom from the US

The Commission states it is safeguarding the nation’s telecommunications infrastructure from potential security threats
27 Oct 2021
AWS and Google win Japanese government cloud contract
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cloud computing

AWS and Google win Japanese government cloud contract

The government aims to digitally transform its ministries and municipalities, some of which still use floppy disks
27 Oct 2021
Telstra to acquire Digicel Pacific for $1.6 billion with help from government
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Network & Internet

Telstra to acquire Digicel Pacific for $1.6 billion with help from government

The deal is being called a 'political buy' to counter Chinese influence in the region
26 Oct 2021
UK gov must act now to regulate Facebook, says whistleblower
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Policy & legislation

UK gov must act now to regulate Facebook, says whistleblower

Frances Haugen told members of the Online Safety Bill committee that the social network "is closing the door on us being able to act”
26 Oct 2021
US State Department to establish cyber bureau
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cyber security

US State Department to establish cyber bureau

This comes as the country has experienced a number of high profile cyber attacks on its critical infrastructure in the last year
26 Oct 2021
Australian Federal Police plots "aggressive" cyber division following law change
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encryption

Australian Federal Police plots "aggressive" cyber division following law change

New powers allow law enforcement to launch disruptive operations and collect data on suspected criminals
25 Oct 2021
What is Article 13 and Article 11?
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Policy & legislation

What is Article 13 and Article 11?

Everything you need to know about the controversial copyright directive including whether the UK will need to adopt the regulations
22 Oct 2021
UK agrees to scrap Digital Services Tax by 2023
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Policy & legislation

UK agrees to scrap Digital Services Tax by 2023

The government will transition to a new global tax system proposed earlier this year
22 Oct 2021
The many IT errors of the British government
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Policy & legislation

The many IT errors of the British government

Are UK politicians living proof that human error is the biggest weakness in cyber security?
22 Oct 2021
NSW government to set up $4 million semiconductor bureau
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Policy & legislation

NSW government to set up $4 million semiconductor bureau

The initiative aims to help increase Australia’s participation in the global semiconductor value chain
20 Oct 2021
Why Big Brother could be your friend
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privacy

Why Big Brother could be your friend

As high street stores join the NICE Investigate Digital Evidence Management system, what does this mean for the wider business community?
19 Oct 2021
Japan to launch £637 million tech fund for AI and 5G
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Policy & legislation

Japan to launch £637 million tech fund for AI and 5G

The country is looking to boost its domestic tech sector and reinforce economic security
18 Oct 2021
£100 contactless payment limit could place shoppers at risk, warn industry experts
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Policy & legislation

£100 contactless payment limit could place shoppers at risk, warn industry experts

The tech industry reacts to the new threshold introduced by the FCA
15 Oct 2021
WhatsApp backups to get end-to-end encryption
WhatsApp images with its new feature fore end-to-end encryption for backups
encryption

WhatsApp backups to get end-to-end encryption

Facebook says it's the final step towards a full end-to-end encrypted messaging experience on the chat app
15 Oct 2021
Microsoft to shutdown LinkedIn in China
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Careers & training

Microsoft to shutdown LinkedIn in China

The company will launch a new jobs platform without a social feed or the ability to share posts and articles
15 Oct 2021
The IT Pro Podcast: Can codes of conduct save GDPR?
The IT Pro Podcast: Can codes of conduct save GDPR?
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The IT Pro Podcast: Can codes of conduct save GDPR?

Why proposed revisions to data protection rules may not be necessary
15 Oct 2021
Podcast transcript: Can codes of conduct save GDPR?
Podcast transcript: Can codes of conduct save GDPR?
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Podcast transcript: Can codes of conduct save GDPR?

Read the full transcript for this episode of the IT Pro Podcast
15 Oct 2021
What is subnetting?
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Network & Internet

What is subnetting?

Partitioning a single network can help relieve network congestion and increase security
14 Oct 2021
Senators seek to reform Section 230 protections
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Policy & legislation

Senators seek to reform Section 230 protections

Platforms would be liable for knowingly promoting harmful content under bill
14 Oct 2021
7-Eleven biometric data collection found in breach of Australian privacy laws
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privacy

7-Eleven biometric data collection found in breach of Australian privacy laws

The US convenience store chain has been ordered to scrap its facial scanning tool and delete any stored data
14 Oct 2021
UK gov urged to protect human right to review AI decisions
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artificial intelligence (AI)

UK gov urged to protect human right to review AI decisions

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, is calling on the government not to remove Article 22 ‘while AI is still in its infancy'
13 Oct 2021
Australia plots harsher penalties for hackers involved in ransomware attacks
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Policy & legislation

Australia plots harsher penalties for hackers involved in ransomware attacks

The country has published its ransomware action plan as it tries to tackle the growing threat
13 Oct 2021
Footballers seek compensation for "GDPR violating" performance data trading
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data processing

Footballers seek compensation for "GDPR violating" performance data trading

Letter threatening legal action against 17 firms that use trade player data claims the practice violates EU data protection law
12 Oct 2021