Estonia is making its internal government testbed free to use
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public sector

Estonia is making its internal government testbed free to use

One of the world’s most digitally advanced governments is opening up its tech stack, expertise, and live-testing environment
7 Sep 2021
EU may consider enforcing seven-year smartphone lifespan
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Mobile Phones

EU may consider enforcing seven-year smartphone lifespan

The German government is lobbying the European Commission to go further than its current tech repairability proposals
6 Sep 2021
Irish police seize Conti domains used in HSE ransomware attack
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ransomware

Irish police seize Conti domains used in HSE ransomware attack

The Garda’s cyber crime unit confirmed that it had disrupted the hacking gang's IT infrastructure
6 Sep 2021
Pace of government IT spending to slow in 2022
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public sector

Pace of government IT spending to slow in 2022

Gartner projects that global spending will rise 6.5% between now and 2022
31 Aug 2021
NHSX guidance aims to improve NHS digital transformation efforts
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digital transformation

NHSX guidance aims to improve NHS digital transformation efforts

The What Good Looks Like framework provides NHS managers with instructions on how to use digital technology in medical services
31 Aug 2021
UK reveals post-Brexit data reforms alongside flurry of international agreements
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

UK reveals post-Brexit data reforms alongside flurry of international agreements

The US, Australia, and South Korea are among the countries the government is prioritising for multi-billion-pound adequacy agreements
26 Aug 2021
Nvidia-ARM deal in danger as CMA raises ‘serious’ competition concerns
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mergers and acquisitions

Nvidia-ARM deal in danger as CMA raises ‘serious’ competition concerns

The regulator is worried the joint entity will restrict access of Nvidia’s rivals to Arm’s IP
23 Aug 2021
Robot dogs won't save policing – but AI just might
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public sector

Robot dogs won't save policing – but AI just might

Some police forces are turning to robots, AI and facial recognition, but high-profile failures harm public trust
23 Aug 2021
UK tech sector urged to commit to carbon neutrality by 2050
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public sector

UK tech sector urged to commit to carbon neutrality by 2050

Each signatory will be recognised as one of thousands of ‘climate leaders’ across the country
19 Aug 2021
MoD launches callout for tech to plug cyber security holes
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cyber security

MoD launches callout for tech to plug cyber security holes

The £300,000 call for submissions aims to address a landscape that’s “full of legacy systems vulnerable to cyber attack”
17 Aug 2021
Facebook may be forced to abandon Giphy acquisition following CMA report
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Acquisition

Facebook may be forced to abandon Giphy acquisition following CMA report

The watchdog said the $400 million takeover will "negatively impact competition between social media platforms"
13 Aug 2021
NSA awards secretive $10bn ‘WildandStormy’ cloud contract to AWS
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cloud computing

NSA awards secretive $10bn ‘WildandStormy’ cloud contract to AWS

Microsoft has appealed against the decision over claims its own offer was not properly evaluated
11 Aug 2021
One in four female Computing A-level students awarded A*
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Careers & training

One in four female Computing A-level students awarded A*

The subject saw an 11% growth in popularity this year across all genders
10 Aug 2021
Apple says it will reject government requests to use child sexual abuse image scanning for surveillance
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privacy

Apple says it will reject government requests to use child sexual abuse image scanning for surveillance

The tech giant claims it has always "steadfastly refused" to work with agency requests that potentially erode privacy
10 Aug 2021
The ultimate law enforcement agency guide to going mobile
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Whitepaper

The ultimate law enforcement agency guide to going mobile

Best practices for implementing a mobile device program
6 Aug 2021
IT Pro News in Review: Nvidia's takeover of Arm, SpaceX in the UK, Rishi Sunak slams remote working
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Network & Internet

IT Pro News in Review: Nvidia's takeover of Arm, SpaceX in the UK, Rishi Sunak slams remote working

Catch up on the biggest headlines of the week in just two minutes
6 Aug 2021
Senators introduce bipartisan bill targeting foreign nations that support ransomware
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ransomware

Senators introduce bipartisan bill targeting foreign nations that support ransomware

Penalties should be consistent with those imposed “against state sponsors of terrorism", the legislation states
6 Aug 2021
UK gov considers blocking Nvidia's takeover of Arm
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Acquisition

UK gov considers blocking Nvidia's takeover of Arm

Officials are said to be responding to a recent investigation from the Competition Markets Authority
4 Aug 2021
Rishi Sunak: Teams and Zoom are bad for relationship building
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flexible working

Rishi Sunak: Teams and Zoom are bad for relationship building

The chancellor says young workers should return to the workplace if they want to develop their careers
3 Aug 2021
Starlink to establish Isle of Man base station to achieve full UK coverage
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broadband

Starlink to establish Isle of Man base station to achieve full UK coverage

Elon Musk’s satellite internet service will reach remote regions that aren’t yet covered by 5G or full-fibre networks
2 Aug 2021
Amazon faces £637 million fine over GDPR violations
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Amazon faces £637 million fine over GDPR violations

If confirmed, the penalty would be almost 15-times larger than the current record fine
2 Aug 2021
UK gov seeks advice from IT decision makers on 'data maturity' models
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data modeling

UK gov seeks advice from IT decision makers on 'data maturity' models

The government's Data Quality Hub is hoping to use industry knowledge to create a single model to use across departments
29 Jul 2021
New Zealand privacy commissioner tipped to become next ICO head
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Information Commissioner

New Zealand privacy commissioner tipped to become next ICO head

John Edwards is said to be an 'anti-Facebook' regulator who would fit well in the UK's plans to clamp down on big tech
26 Jul 2021
Government sets out investment strategy to spark UK innovation
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public sector

Government sets out investment strategy to spark UK innovation

The plan will boost annual R&D investment to £22 billion to turn innovation into concrete products and services
22 Jul 2021