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UK plan to abandon big tech regulator powers “makes no sense”
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Policy & legislation

UK plan to abandon big tech regulator powers “makes no sense”

The government will reportedly not give any statutory powers to the Digital Markets Unit, meaning it won’t be able to set any rules or impose fines on…
3 May 2022
How governments can build resilience in a new normal
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Whitepaper

How governments can build resilience in a new normal

The cloud enables the flexibility public organisations need to overcome disruption
27 Apr 2022
Northern leaders irate as No 10's Levelling Up strategy fails to deliver
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digital divide

Northern leaders irate as No 10's Levelling Up strategy fails to deliver

Marginalised leaders across the north say promises of EU-equivalent funding have yet to materialise
26 Apr 2022
AWS launches quantum random number generator
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AWS launches quantum random number generator

The cloud giant is using an Australian university’s technology to help customers access random numbers for experiments through an API
26 Apr 2022
What is a freedom of information (FOI) request?
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Policy & legislation

What is a freedom of information (FOI) request?

We look at the mechanism citizens can use to hold public bodies to account
22 Apr 2022
Palantir's poaching of former NHSX AI chief branded “scandalous”
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public sector

Palantir's poaching of former NHSX AI chief branded “scandalous”

The controversial tech company is currently competing for a £240 million NHS federated data platform (FDP) contract
22 Apr 2022
Report: UK businesses are less secure when using police-endorsed cyber security tool
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Security

Report: UK businesses are less secure when using police-endorsed cyber security tool

The cyber security researcher found the developer of the free software to be "incompetent" and the myriad flaws in the cyber crime-fighting monitoring…
20 Apr 2022
Why Singapore stopped building data centres
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Why Singapore stopped building data centres

With the city-state partially lifting its three-year moratorium on new constructions, Singapore has become a microcosm for the global shift to green d…
20 Apr 2022
AWS strengthens hold on Australian public sector with renewed government deal
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AWS strengthens hold on Australian public sector with renewed government deal

The deal will make it easier for AWS partners to work with government entities
14 Apr 2022
Reimagining Edinburgh with cutting-edge smart city projects
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Reimagining Edinburgh with cutting-edge smart city projects

With several exciting projects underway, what will Scotland’s capital city look like in five years’ time?
14 Apr 2022
Yorkshire businesses first to trial cost-cutting water pipe broadband
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Yorkshire businesses first to trial cost-cutting water pipe broadband

If found to be safe, the technology could be deployed in water networks around the country from 2024
7 Apr 2022
No 10 urges gov and businesses to “act as one” against Russian cyber attacks
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No 10 urges gov and businesses to “act as one” against Russian cyber attacks

No 10 Chief of Staff, Steve Barclay warned of a “heightened risk of hostile cyber activity” coming from Russian hackers
6 Apr 2022
Why Rishi Sunak's NFT gambit will backfire on UK fintech
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Why Rishi Sunak's NFT gambit will backfire on UK fintech

Plans for the Royal Mint to launch an NFT – part of wider government cryptoasset measures – is more than just another PR misstep
5 Apr 2022
UK to introduce stablecoins
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UK to introduce stablecoins

Announcement comes three months after report from the House of Lords found no “convincing case” for the UK to introduce a CBDC
5 Apr 2022
Businesses shouldn’t invest in anti-bias training, says LSE professor
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Careers & training

Businesses shouldn’t invest in anti-bias training, says LSE professor

Businesses are said to have put too much focus on training that fails to lead to meaningful change
1 Apr 2022
Google claims US government is too reliant on unsecure Microsoft products
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cyber security

Google claims US government is too reliant on unsecure Microsoft products

The tech giant suggested it might be time for the government to rethink its approach to procurement
1 Apr 2022
Primary schools to receive BBC micro:bits in digital literacy push
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Careers & training

Primary schools to receive BBC micro:bits in digital literacy push

The initiative comes amid an "all-time high" shortage of talent in cyber security, big data analytics and technical architects
30 Mar 2022
NCSC warns businesses against using Kaspersky products
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NCSC warns businesses against using Kaspersky products

Critical infrastructure companies, as well as organisations aiding Ukraine or criticising the Russian government, are at the highest risk of being com…
30 Mar 2022
UK's new public sector IT strategy focuses on cyber security and open source approaches
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UK's new public sector IT strategy focuses on cyber security and open source approaches

Government suppliers will also be privy to the government's long-term investment ambition to help inform contract applications
29 Mar 2022
Microsoft allegedly fired whistleblower for exposing company corruption
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Policy & legislation

Microsoft allegedly fired whistleblower for exposing company corruption

The whistleblower estimates that a minimum of $200 million each year goes to Microsoft employees, partners, and government employees
28 Mar 2022
Kaspersky declared threat to US national security
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Kaspersky declared threat to US national security

Kaspersky was added to the FCC's blacklist alongside China Mobile International and China Telecom
28 Mar 2022
What is 5G and how far are we from rollout?
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Mobile

What is 5G and how far are we from rollout?

4G's successor promises 1ms latency and multi-Gbit/sec bandwidth, but can it deliver?
25 Mar 2022
HMRC tells businesses to prepare for post-Brexit border IT system move
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HMRC tells businesses to prepare for post-Brexit border IT system move

CHIEF is expected to be closed down on 30 September 2022 after almost three decades in operation
24 Mar 2022
All schools in England to have access to gigabit broadband by 2025
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All schools in England to have access to gigabit broadband by 2025

The £150 million investment won't extend to schools in Scotland and Wales
24 Mar 2022