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DARPA recruits SpaceX, Intel and Amazon for major satellite network project
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Network & Internet

DARPA recruits SpaceX, Intel and Amazon for major satellite network project

11 firms in total will compete to design a satellite translation system, to allow seamless military use of existing networks
11 Aug 2022
DoD taps up Torch.AI to strengthen cyber security capabilities
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cyber security

DoD taps up Torch.AI to strengthen cyber security capabilities

The new threat intelligence system eliminates conventional constraints on data analysis
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
South Korean public sector organisations targeted by Gwisin ransomware
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ransomware

South Korean public sector organisations targeted by Gwisin ransomware

Threat actors tailored attacks on victims such as pharmaceutical companies, with researchers still in the dark on key details
8 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
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
Twitter reports largest ever period for data requests in new transparency report
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social media

Twitter reports largest ever period for data requests in new transparency report

The company pointed to the success of its moderation systems despite increasing reports, as governments increasingly targeted verified journalists and…
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
Cyber attack on US court system being investigated, DoJ confirms
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cyber attacks

Cyber attack on US court system being investigated, DoJ confirms

The early 2020 attack, publicly disclosed for the first time this week, is thought to have had a "staggering effect" on the department and other agenc…
29 Jul 2022
Government launches Defence Centre for AI Research
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Government launches Defence Centre for AI Research

The MoD and Alan Turing Institute announce the project as part of a wider plan to make the UK a world-leader in AI research
15 Jul 2022
How to protect against 'endemic' Log4j vulnerabilities
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cyber security

How to protect against 'endemic' Log4j vulnerabilities

A US government report details a series of recommendations to help counter the Log4Shell flaw in the long term
15 Jul 2022
BAE Systems lands $699 million US army HPC contract
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high-performance computing (HPC)

BAE Systems lands $699 million US army HPC contract

Defense giant will operate and maintain the military’s high performance computing systems until 2027
14 Jul 2022
ID.me pushes for US-wide privacy legislation
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Policy & legislation

ID.me pushes for US-wide privacy legislation

The latest push follows Apple CEO Tim Cook advocating support for the "strongest privacy bill possible"
14 Jul 2022
FTC fires warning against sensitive data misuse
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Policy & legislation

FTC fires warning against sensitive data misuse

The agency has responded to fears around biometric data breaches, including those relating to abortion services
13 Jul 2022
Why does the UK government want to replace GDPR with the Data Reform Bill?
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Policy & legislation

Why does the UK government want to replace GDPR with the Data Reform Bill?

Critics brand the EU's regulations as inflexible and counterproductive, but do the claims stand up to scrutiny?
11 Jul 2022
US seeks to ban shipments of chipmaking tools to ‌China’s SMIC
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components

US seeks to ban shipments of chipmaking tools to ‌China’s SMIC

The potential export ban will stall China's efforts to make more advanced chips
8 Jul 2022
UK government must 'engage with tech giants' on foreign policy
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Policy & legislation

UK government must 'engage with tech giants' on foreign policy

The Foreign Affairs Committee urge the government to work more closely with big tech, which is becoming the new battleground for threats to national p…
8 Jul 2022
EU inches closer to blocking Meta from sending personal data to US
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Policy & legislation

EU inches closer to blocking Meta from sending personal data to US

The decision still needs to be approved by other European data regulators, but could see the shut down of Instagram and Facebook on the continent
8 Jul 2022
NCSC and ICO chiefs plead with lawyers to stop making ransomware payments
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ransomware

NCSC and ICO chiefs plead with lawyers to stop making ransomware payments

The two UK authorities say misconceptions around ICO fines are jeopardising the integrity of UK cyber security, in a direct appeal to the Law Society
8 Jul 2022
Maui ransomware actively targeting US healthcare organizations
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ransomware

Maui ransomware actively targeting US healthcare organizations

North Korean state-sponsored attackers are said to have been targeting critical services since at least May 2021
7 Jul 2022
US unveils next-gen encryption tools to withstand quantum computing attacks
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Security

US unveils next-gen encryption tools to withstand quantum computing attacks

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) hopes to offer a variety of tools for quantum-proof encryption
7 Jul 2022