government

Ministers seek powers to block foreign takeovers retrospectively
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Policy & legislation

Ministers seek powers to block foreign takeovers retrospectively

New bill to stop hostile actors investing in the UK to be passed through Parliament
11 Nov 2020
Viasat and CDW win NATO contract for the agile C3 project
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agile development

Viasat and CDW win NATO contract for the agile C3 project

The initiative will empower ARRC headquarters with superior decision-making and cross-domain integration
27 Oct 2020
Taiwan becomes first country to ban Zoom amid security concerns
video conferencing

Taiwan becomes first country to ban Zoom amid security concerns

Public sector bodies are advised to use Microsoft or Google services if they can’t find locally-developed platforms
8 Apr 2020
Ofcom handed remit to police Silicon Valley giants
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Policy & legislation

Ofcom handed remit to police Silicon Valley giants

The government waters down its Online Harms proposals, but tech companies could still face fines
12 Feb 2020
Amazon will pass on 2% digital tax to sellers
government

Amazon will pass on 2% digital tax to sellers

Amazon says small businesses are likely to bear the brunt of any proposed tax
16 Jan 2020
UK universities recieve £110m to fund AI Masters and PhDs
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Careers & training

UK universities recieve £110m to fund AI Masters and PhDs

Government has partnered with industry for the first time to train the next generation of AI talent
21 Feb 2019
Government Trello blunder leaks counter-terrorism tools
Government
data protection

Government Trello blunder leaks counter-terrorism tools

Hundreds of sensitive documents also revealed thanks to poor security settings - report
23 Jul 2018
UK citizens enthusiastic about government digital offerings
Government
digital transformation

UK citizens enthusiastic about government digital offerings

But citizens want better online healthcare services
5 Jan 2018
Why Nadine Dorries is totally wrong about password sharing
Security

Why Nadine Dorries is totally wrong about password sharing

Frustration abounds as MPs expose their backwards security practises
4 Dec 2017
Only competition can save the UK from its broadband crisis
public sector

Only competition can save the UK from its broadband crisis

Government broadband and fibre pledges are 'illogical'
17 Nov 2017
UK government to invest in mini drones
Business strategy

UK government to invest in mini drones

The government will invest in new high-tech gadgets to assess hazardous scenes
16 Oct 2017
Government's teen-oriented social media guidelines
public sector

Government's teen-oriented social media guidelines

Children’s Commissioner aims to make it easier for teens to understand the policies of social networking sites
29 Sep 2017
UK gov IT spending 'could pivot back to large IT firms'
Government
News

UK gov IT spending 'could pivot back to large IT firms'

UK gov tech market will hit £20 billion by 2025, predicts report
4 Jul 2017
BCS urges action over falling Computing GCSE numbers
Careers & training

BCS urges action over falling Computing GCSE numbers

Raspberry Pi's Eben Upton accuses government of being “asleep at the wheel”
19 Jun 2017
TechUK: A “disorderly” Brexit would harm tech sector
public sector

TechUK: A “disorderly” Brexit would harm tech sector

Trade body calls for access to skills and ‘bespoke’ free trade agreement
24 Jan 2017
Government promises more AI and robotics investment
Money
Business strategy

Government promises more AI and robotics investment

It will also offer up funding to further STEM education and make the UK more competitive
24 Jan 2017
UK consumers are unhappy with broadband
broadband

UK consumers are unhappy with broadband

Survey finds many unhappy with broadband in the UK
22 Nov 2016
Government's smart meter project could be a security risk
Business strategy

Government's smart meter project could be a security risk

MPs said the government needs to ensure the highest level of security is implemented to prevent an energy outage
26 Sep 2016
Government to test social media identity verification
Government
public sector

Government to test social media identity verification

Critics think method could actually increase cases of identity fraud
27 Jul 2016
Are we really better off as part of the EU?
broadband

Are we really better off as part of the EU?

Ed Vaizey certainly thinks you are if you’re a start up or innovator…
19 May 2016
Government urged to switch to blockchains
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public sector

Government urged to switch to blockchains

The technology could be used for tax collection, benefits and issuing passports
20 Jan 2016
Government says everyone now has 2Mbps internet access
Broadband speed
broadband

Government says everyone now has 2Mbps internet access

Department for Culture, Media and Sport has introduced satellite grants for those in low-speed areas
29 Dec 2015
NHS users treated to free Wi-Fi
public sector

NHS users treated to free Wi-Fi

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced plans to provide free Wi-Fi across the NHS
21 Dec 2015