UK gov criticised after £5bn in Bounce Back Loans paid to fraudsters
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SMB

UK gov criticised after £5bn in Bounce Back Loans paid to fraudsters

A National Audit Office report has also branded plans to recover 0.1% of stolen funds "inadequate"
3 Dec 2021
Podcast Transcript: What’s so hard about public sector IT?
Podcast Transcript: What’s so hard about public sector IT?
public sector

Podcast Transcript: What’s so hard about public sector IT?

Read the full transcript for this episode of the IT Pro Podcast
3 Dec 2021
The IT Pro Podcast: What’s so hard about public sector IT?
The IT Pro Podcast: What’s so hard about public sector IT?
public sector

The IT Pro Podcast: What’s so hard about public sector IT?

It’s a complex task, but government and public sector IT is ripe for transformation
3 Dec 2021
Will Britain’s “right to repair” law fix anything?
Piles of broken laptops stacked up endlessly
Hardware

Will Britain’s “right to repair” law fix anything?

A new law is designed to make it easier to mend broken tech, but experts say it doesn’t go far enough
2 Dec 2021
CMA orders Facebook to sell Giphy
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mergers and acquisitions

CMA orders Facebook to sell Giphy

The decision concludes a ten-month long investigation into the acquisition
1 Dec 2021
Industry "delighted" with UK's 'landmark' anti-bias AI standard
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Industry "delighted" with UK's 'landmark' anti-bias AI standard

The algorithmic transparency standard will now enter a pilot scheme to be scrutinised to a greater degree
30 Nov 2021
IT Pro News In Review: Atom Bank four-day work week, GoDaddy data breach, NHS Digital and NHSX merge
IT Pro News In Review: Atom Bank 4 day work week, GoDaddy data breach, NHS Digital and NHSX mergevideo
agile working

IT Pro News In Review: Atom Bank four-day work week, GoDaddy data breach, NHS Digital and NHSX merge

Catch up on the biggest headlines of the week in just two minutes
26 Nov 2021
Education and government most at risk from email threats
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phishing

Education and government most at risk from email threats

New report finds phishing remains most dominant threat to IT security
26 Nov 2021
How New Zealand is securing its future through digital trade
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Business strategy

How New Zealand is securing its future through digital trade

A business-friendly environment allows the geographically remote country to tap into the huge potential of trading digitally across borders
25 Nov 2021
Vast majority of US healthcare web apps vulnerable to attack
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network security

Vast majority of US healthcare web apps vulnerable to attack

Report suggests patient data is at risk from poor security hygiene
24 Nov 2021
Secretary of State retires NHS Digital and NHSX
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public sector

Secretary of State retires NHS Digital and NHSX

The two technology arms of the heath service will be placed under one roof for the first time as part of a new Transformation Directorate
23 Nov 2021
HMRC issues scam warning ahead of Self Assessment deadline
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scams

HMRC issues scam warning ahead of Self Assessment deadline

The department stated that 2021 has already seen 797,010 tax-related scams reported
16 Nov 2021
HMRC invests in 40,000 devices to facilitate hybrid working
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public sector

HMRC invests in 40,000 devices to facilitate hybrid working

The department’s employees are currently allowed to continue working from home for at least two days a week
16 Nov 2021
Former Google director Gill Whitehead appointed CEO of UK digital regulator forum
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data protection

Former Google director Gill Whitehead appointed CEO of UK digital regulator forum

Whitehead will lead the new body coordinating the work of the Financial Conduct Authority, the ICO, the CMA, and Ofcom
1 Nov 2021
These UK regions will be the next to receive gigabit broadband under government plans
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broadband

These UK regions will be the next to receive gigabit broadband under government plans

Work on the connections is expected to start in early 2024
29 Oct 2021
Autumn Budget 2021: What it means for tech
Rishi Sunak reveals Budget
Policy & legislation

Autumn Budget 2021: What it means for tech

Attracting global talent and investing in tech skills for Britons forms the backbone of Rishi Sunak's plans for the coming years
28 Oct 2021
What is Article 13 and Article 11?
European Parliament - What Is Article 13? What is Article 11?
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
Vodafone sues UK government after missing out on £184m Foreign Office contract
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public sector

Vodafone sues UK government after missing out on £184m Foreign Office contract

The company says the contract to supply secure communications to 532 British embassies was unfairly awarded to Fujitsu
22 Oct 2021
Ofcom report reveals alarming uptick in smishing attacks
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scams

Ofcom report reveals alarming uptick in smishing attacks

Text-based scams now more common than phone calls among young adults
22 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
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
NCSC CEO warns ransomware presents "most immediate danger" to the UK
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ransomware

NCSC CEO warns ransomware presents "most immediate danger" to the UK

Lindy Cameron named Russia as the main culprit behind the UK’s ransomware woes
12 Oct 2021
Is Australia becoming a surveillance state?
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privacy

Is Australia becoming a surveillance state?

With new powers granted to law enforcement agencies in Australia, we examine what this could mean for digital rights in the country
11 Oct 2021