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Policy & legislation

Surging inflation is driving people to cryptocurrencies
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cryptocurrencies

Surging inflation is driving people to cryptocurrencies

Binance claims the future is bright for digital tokens as a UN trade body warns cryptocurrencies may enable tax evasion
11 Aug 2022
What will it take to make the UK's 2022 Digital Strategy a success?
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Policy & legislation

What will it take to make the UK's 2022 Digital Strategy a success?

Failure to see the plan through will see the UK become the “low-skill, low growth backwater of the developed world”
9 Aug 2022
Brave pushes the boundaries of privacy by design
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privacy

Brave pushes the boundaries of privacy by design

It’s quite a big step to abandon the big three of Chrome, Edge and Safari for a niche option that doesn’t just tack privacy on top
6 Aug 2022
Home Office to collect foreign offenders' biometric data using smartwatch scheme
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privacy

Home Office to collect foreign offenders' biometric data using smartwatch scheme

Facial recognition and geolocation data will be matched against Home Office, Ministry of Justice and police databases
5 Aug 2022
Cyber attacks rain on Taiwan during Pelosi visit
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cyber warfare

Cyber attacks rain on Taiwan during Pelosi visit

IP addresses from China and Russia were said to have been responsible for the attack
5 Aug 2022
What is WCAG and how do these guidelines power accessibility online?
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digital divide

What is WCAG and how do these guidelines power accessibility online?

Experts urge a mentality shift, away from box-ticking compliance, to one that incorporates ease of use into the very fabric of web design
5 Aug 2022
EU opens antitrust probe into Play Store's billing guidelines
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IT regulation

EU opens antitrust probe into Play Store's billing guidelines

The European Commission will investigate whether developer fees and billing terms put forth by Google’s Play Store are adequate
4 Aug 2022
India scraps privacy bill following big tech outcry
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Policy & legislation

India scraps privacy bill following big tech outcry

However, the government is developing a new bill which it hopes to bring into law early next year
4 Aug 2022
Legal challenge for Sadiq Khan over ANPR expansion, Met access to data
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data processing

Legal challenge for Sadiq Khan over ANPR expansion, Met access to data

Rights campaigners argue that the increase in surveillance is unlawful and unjustified
3 Aug 2022
Telstra backs down over spectrum hoarding and impeding Optus’ 5G rollout
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5G

Telstra backs down over spectrum hoarding and impeding Optus’ 5G rollout

Australia’s biggest telco was interfering with the 5G rollout of one of its rivals by registering various 900 MHz around the country at the start of t…
3 Aug 2022
What is AdTech?
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Data & insights

What is AdTech?

The UK data regulator has come under heavy fire for consistently delaying much-needed action, privacy groups say
3 Aug 2022
UK safety tech sees another year of growth, amidst backlash
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business transformation

UK safety tech sees another year of growth, amidst backlash

Record investment in the sector has led to widespread implementation of safety measures, but rights groups and some experts still aren't convinced
2 Aug 2022
US and Japan double down on joint semiconductor research
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Policy & legislation

US and Japan double down on joint semiconductor research

Representatives from the two nations met last week to outline how they would cooperate on technology-related issues
1 Aug 2022
Tim Hortons 'offers free coffee and donut' to app users to settle data lawsuit
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privacy

Tim Hortons 'offers free coffee and donut' to app users to settle data lawsuit

Canadian privacy commissioners found that the coffee giant had tracked and recorded the movements of its app users every few minutes of the day, even …
1 Aug 2022
Why the UK is dragging its feet on regulating big tech
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Policy & legislation

Why the UK is dragging its feet on regulating big tech

Britain’s delay to empowering the Digital Markets Unit (DMU) with the powers it craves could see the once-frontrunner fall behind the rest of the worl…
1 Aug 2022
Jack Ma cedes power of his company to avoid government pressure
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business management

Jack Ma cedes power of his company to avoid government pressure

Chinese tech mogul could delay Ant Group's IPO even further if he sells controlling stake in firm
29 Jul 2022
The pros and cons of net neutrality
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Business strategy

The pros and cons of net neutrality

Still on the fence about net neutrality? Here are both sides of the argument
29 Jul 2022
What is subnetting?
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Network & Internet

What is subnetting?

Partitioning a single network can help relieve network congestion and increase security
28 Jul 2022
Google adds two universities to Australian quantum computing initiative
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Business strategy

Google adds two universities to Australian quantum computing initiative

This is part of the $1 billion it invested in Australia last November, and the tech giant hopes to explore fundamental questions about the nature of q…
28 Jul 2022
DataGrail hires former Shopify VP Cathy Polinsky as CTO
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Business strategy

DataGrail hires former Shopify VP Cathy Polinsky as CTO

The new hire stressed that data privacy is a human right as DataGrail looks to boost customer control
27 Jul 2022
What are the responsibilities of a data controller?
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Business strategy

What are the responsibilities of a data controller?

If your organisation collects people's data, you need to know how GDPR applies to your practices
27 Jul 2022
Western Digital and Kioxia to get £562 million funding in Japan
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components

Western Digital and Kioxia to get £562 million funding in Japan

The Japanese government is aiming to reinforce its chip supply chain following the semiconductor shortage over the past few years
27 Jul 2022
Southern co-operative faces legal complaint for facial recognition CCTV
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privacy

Southern co-operative faces legal complaint for facial recognition CCTV

Rights group Big Brother Watch has written to the Information Commissioner to “stop unlawful processing”
26 Jul 2022