Gov's £20m Turing fellowship to boost UK AI research
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Gov's £20m Turing fellowship to boost UK AI research

The Turing AI Acceleration Fellowships will benefit 15 of the UK’s top AI innovators
27 Nov 2020
UK’s Digital Markets Unit to battle 'anti-competitive' big tech
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Policy & legislation

UK’s Digital Markets Unit to battle 'anti-competitive' big tech

The Competition and Markets Authority subdivision will have the power to fine companies for violating the terms of a newly established code of conduct
27 Nov 2020
MPs bash Amazon and Apple over UK e-waste crisis
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Hardware

MPs bash Amazon and Apple over UK e-waste crisis

The UK exports 200,000 tonnes of e-waste illegally each year, report reveals
26 Nov 2020
Can blockchain fix voting?
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blockchain

Can blockchain fix voting?

Could digital voting have prevented the chaos before the US election? And can blockchain help now or in the future?
25 Nov 2020
Brexit could cost UK firms £1.6bn if data-sharing agreement isn’t reached
Brexit
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Brexit could cost UK firms £1.6bn if data-sharing agreement isn’t reached

Organisations will be forced to channel money into compliance activities or required goods and services after 31 December
25 Nov 2020
Tech becomes Bristol's fastest growing industry
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Business strategy

Tech becomes Bristol's fastest growing industry

Higher salaries, investment, and many job openings have put the sector on a much higher footing lately
24 Nov 2020
MPs targeted with nearly three million malicious emails per month
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Security

MPs targeted with nearly three million malicious emails per month

The constant barrage of cyber attacks represents a 60% rise against the monthly malicious emails sent during 2019
23 Nov 2020
Senate passes minimum security standards for federal IoT devices
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Security

Senate passes minimum security standards for federal IoT devices

Vendors must notify federal customers of any cyber security flaws in their internet-connected devices
20 Nov 2020
UK to review London listing rules to attract tech firms post-Brexit
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Policy & legislation

UK to review London listing rules to attract tech firms post-Brexit

Review may consider a reduction to the 25% available shares requirement for listing on the London Stock Exchange
19 Nov 2020
Hackney Council services could be offline for 'months' following cyber attack
Security

Hackney Council services could be offline for 'months' following cyber attack

The East London-based council has warned that some of its key services could remain unavailable following suspected ransomware attack
16 Nov 2020
The IT Pro Podcast: What does Joe Biden have in store for tech?
Policy & legislation

The IT Pro Podcast: What does Joe Biden have in store for tech?

The president-elect faces a tough term ahead of him, and tech policy is sure to be on the agenda
13 Nov 2020
EU puts human rights at the heart of tougher tech export rules
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Technology

EU puts human rights at the heart of tougher tech export rules

Lawmakers tighten up export controls, meaning technologies such as facial recognition and spyware face a higher bar when being sold
11 Nov 2020
DWP exposed 6,000 people’s data online for two years
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data breaches

DWP exposed 6,000 people’s data online for two years

The National Insurance numbers of thousands of individuals applying for disability benefit were left online
11 Nov 2020
It's too late to let slip the robodogs of war now we have ransomware
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cyber warfare

It's too late to let slip the robodogs of war now we have ransomware

Why bother with killer robots when one dodgy email attachment can shutdown whole organisations?
10 Nov 2020
Alan Turing's stolen possessions will be returned to the UK
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Policy & legislation

Alan Turing's stolen possessions will be returned to the UK

The 17 items being returned from the US were stolen from the independent Sherborne School in Dorset in 1984
9 Nov 2020
Health department blasted for 'track record of failed NHS digital projects'
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digital transformation

Health department blasted for 'track record of failed NHS digital projects'

DHSC criticised for failed attempts to meet a 2018 target for a paperless NHS
6 Nov 2020
Microsoft backs NCSC's effort to bolster UK cyber security
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Security

Microsoft backs NCSC's effort to bolster UK cyber security

The security agency is hoping to nurture cyber talent inside the startup community
6 Nov 2020
Biden win 'would be good for global tech'
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Policy & legislation

Biden win 'would be good for global tech'

Tech lobby group hopeful of greater international collaboration under a Biden administration
5 Nov 2020
NHS Test and Trace suffers second software glitch in a week
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Software

NHS Test and Trace suffers second software glitch in a week

More than 7,000 of the app's users were given the wrong self-isolation information due to a faulty update
4 Nov 2020
BT installs 5G network at University of Warwick
5G

BT installs 5G network at University of Warwick

The company hopes the partnership will speed up industrial and public sector applications of 5G
3 Nov 2020
AWS is the latest cloud giant to sign MoU with UK government
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Cloud

AWS is the latest cloud giant to sign MoU with UK government

The agreement also involves a skills fund to train 6,000 civil servants, and open up procurement to SMBs
2 Nov 2020
NHS COVID-19 app failed to ask users to self-isolate due to 'software glitch'
bugs

NHS COVID-19 app failed to ask users to self-isolate due to 'software glitch'

The bug is the latest in a long line of errors and glitches to plague the government's contact-tracing app
2 Nov 2020
UK contact-tracing apps to start sharing data
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Development

UK contact-tracing apps to start sharing data

UK gov is in talks with NCSC to ensure the process is secure and reliable
29 Oct 2020