UK contact-tracing apps to start sharing data
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UK contact-tracing apps to start sharing data

UK gov is in talks with NCSC to ensure the process is secure and reliable
29 Oct 2020
UK's largest fire service adopts Microsoft 365 and Teams
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digital transformation

UK's largest fire service adopts Microsoft 365 and Teams

Microsoft will fuel digital transformation at the Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service
27 Oct 2020
UK gov faces legal action over Test and Trace data retention
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privacy

UK gov faces legal action over Test and Trace data retention

Privacy campaigners urge Matt Hancock to take "urgent responsibility" to protects peoples' data
26 Oct 2020
Big tech accused of exploiting tax loopholes in poorest countries
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Big tech accused of exploiting tax loopholes in poorest countries

Fairer taxation of Facebook, Google and Microsoft could pay for 1,790,000 more nurses, says ActionAid International
26 Oct 2020
Politicians need to stop talking about technology
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Policy & legislation

Politicians need to stop talking about technology

Half-baked political technobabble isn’t just embarrassing, it’s a sign of policy failure
21 Oct 2020
French and Dutch officials back EU's plans to break up Big Tech
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Policy & legislation

French and Dutch officials back EU's plans to break up Big Tech

A joint proposal adds weight to EU's own plans to curb the industry’s growing anti-competitive influence
15 Oct 2020
FOI requests reveal "thousands" of government data breaches
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FOI requests reveal "thousands" of government data breaches

Government departments reported scores of breaches and made numerous notifications to the ICO between 2019 and 2020
13 Oct 2020
Hackney Council targeted by "serious" cyber attack
Security

Hackney Council targeted by "serious" cyber attack

Online services and IT systems have been disrupted by the ongoing security threat
13 Oct 2020
Facebook donates £1 million to support Bletchley Park’s survival
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Facebook donates £1 million to support Bletchley Park’s survival

The donation mitigates some of the worst consequences of a severe revenue shortfall projected for 2020
13 Oct 2020
UK tech visa applications skyrocketed in September
Careers & training

UK tech visa applications skyrocketed in September

Tech Nation chair Stephen Kelly said this flies in the face of claims that COVID-19 will deter people coming to the UK to work
12 Oct 2020
Cambridge Analytica models were exaggerated and ineffective, ICO claims
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Cambridge Analytica models were exaggerated and ineffective, ICO claims

The regulator has confirmed it will end its ongoing investigation into misuse of data in political campaigning
8 Oct 2020
Yes, you can use Excel as an enterprise database tool
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Yes, you can use Excel as an enterprise database tool

Don’t be so quick to pin the government’s latest track and trace blunder on its choice of tools
5 Oct 2020
NHS Test and Trace IT blunder blamed on Microsoft Excel glitch
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NHS Test and Trace IT blunder blamed on Microsoft Excel glitch

The "technical issue" has led to a backlog of thousands of positive tests stretching to 25 September
5 Oct 2020
Blackbaud admits bank account details were lost in May data breach
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Security

Blackbaud admits bank account details were lost in May data breach

Cloud firm faces growing backlash and potential legal action in the US following cyber attack over the summer
2 Oct 2020
Police officers told not to download NHS contact-tracing app
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Police officers told not to download NHS contact-tracing app

NPCC chair previously said 'it should be everyone’s priority' to curb virus spread
29 Sep 2020
US hospitals forced offline by reported Ryuk ransomware attack
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US hospitals forced offline by reported Ryuk ransomware attack

Universal Health Services employees have been told IT issues could go on for days
29 Sep 2020
BT: UK gov will miss gigabit broadband target by eight years
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BT: UK gov will miss gigabit broadband target by eight years

The company estimates that the industry is on course to deliver gigabit-speed broadband by 2033
28 Sep 2020
The IT Pro Podcast: Tech's coronavirus triumphs and tribulations
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The IT Pro Podcast: Tech's coronavirus triumphs and tribulations

We examine the ups and downs of technology during the pandemic
25 Sep 2020
Universities and colleges told to prepare for a wave of cyber attacks
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Universities and colleges told to prepare for a wave of cyber attacks

Education providers should instal safeguards ahead of new term start, warns UK security agency
17 Sep 2020
Uber claims it makes London "safer" in TfL licence battle
Policy & legislation

Uber claims it makes London "safer" in TfL licence battle

The ride-hailing service says it has improved systems to verify drivers' insurance documents and identification
16 Sep 2020
Data breach exposes details of 18,000 people who tested positive for COVID-19
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Data breach exposes details of 18,000 people who tested positive for COVID-19

Human error sees Welsh residents' details leaked for 20 hours on a public-facing server
15 Sep 2020
Matt Hancock commits to ‘data deregulation’ drive across the NHS
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Matt Hancock commits to ‘data deregulation’ drive across the NHS

The health secretary blasts privacy-first culture as the chief barrier to innovation despite growing number of success stories
8 Sep 2020
Federation of small businesses says tech vouchers needed to survive Brexit transition
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Federation of small businesses says tech vouchers needed to survive Brexit transition

SMBs need financial support to help them with expertise, new technology, and training, group argues
8 Sep 2020