Government

Job Centre set for digital upgrade with free Wi-Fi and biometrics

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London Bridge branch testing new technological departure from queues and notice boards
24 Oct 2014

Oxford University big data and IoT project to 'create the NASA of biomedicine'

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Minister for life sciences George Freeman backs Oxford University and Chan Soon-Shiong Institute of Molecular Medicine project to harness data to improve NHS cancer treatment
23 Oct 2014

Half of Britons have been victims of cyber crime - but many don't know where to report it

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Figures released by Cabinet Office suggest citizens don't know what to do when they've been victims of cyber crime
21 Oct 2014

ICO issues privacy warning over CCTV, wearable devices and drones

'Surveillance cameras should not be deployed as a quick fix, but a proportionate response to a real and pressing problem,' says ICO's Jonathan Bamford
16 Oct 2014

Windows 10 announcement 'a surprise' to Notts County Council, just weeks after signing 8.1 deal with Microsoft

We’re happy with our choice, but would value an ongoing discussion with Microsoft, says ICT service director
16 Oct 2014

‘Trust has gone from cloud providers,’ argues security expert following Snapchat, iCloud and Dropbox breaches

Data breaches and NSA snooping mean trust in cloud providers won't return for some time, Dr Kevin Curran tells Computing
15 Oct 2014

Full-time IT positions down by nearly 10 per cent at London boroughs since 2012

Local authorities offer fewer permanent ICT jobs as cuts bite
14 Oct 2014

Liam Maxwell: 'We need to reset our relationship with technology'

Government CTO signals the end of big outsourcing contracts to the likes of CSC and Capgemini, and bemoans the situation he was left in by his predecessor
09 Oct 2014

Civil Service appoints its first CEO

Does a track record in gas make him the perfect candidate?
03 Oct 2014

‘Crime-as-a-service’ exploited by criminal gangs, warns Europol iOCTA report

Hackers offering services to more 'traditional' gangs looking to get into cyber crime
29 Sep 2014

Can Digital Britain be a copper-free zone?

A government digital communications consultation document raises the prospect of the UK’s copper-based networks being switched off. But is such a drastic move feasible, or even desirable?
25 Sep 2014

Top 10 IT news stories of the week: Scottish independence, Chinese hackers, iPhone 6 issues and Larry Ellison steps aside

No escape: election fever even influences IT issues
19 Sep 2014

Chinese hackers breached US miltary contractors

Senate report suggests 20 acts of Chinese cyber-espionage took place in one year, with poor communication in US government also partly to blame
18 Sep 2014

US government threatened Yahoo with $250,000-per-day fine if it did not hand over user data to NSA

Yahoo took matter to secret court, but failed to reverse government demands
12 Sep 2014

Government struggling to measure benefits of cyber security strategy, says National Audit Office

But Whitehall has made good progress in implementing the programme, particularly among larger businesses
11 Sep 2014

'Staff would just open up Dropbox accounts all over the place' admits US government services CIO

A salutary lesson on shadow IT and why enterprise-grade cloud sharing platforms are a good idea
05 Sep 2014

Universal Credit business case to be signed off 'very shortly', says Iain Duncan Smith

But Labour MPs lay into pensions secretary for repeating answer from two months ago
02 Sep 2014

Medway Council upgrades and virtualises its outdated IT estate

Medway Council shifts to virtual desktops to support its move to more flexible working
29 Aug 2014

Government hires Magnus Falk as its first deputy CTO as Whitehall IT shake-up gathers pace

Former Credit Suisse CIO to take up deputy CTO mantle in Cabinet Office, reporting to Liam Maxwell
28 Aug 2014

FBI probes Russian government links to JPMorgan cyber attacks

State-sponsored response to political situation being 'investigated' by FBI
28 Aug 2014

'Clear room for improvement' for data protection in local authorities, finds ICO

No councils get high assurance rating for data protection in Information Commissioner's Office audit report
27 Aug 2014

Backbytes: Two per cent of electorate register to vote online, government congratulates itself

Digital reform still sees government sending out letters confirming online registration
27 Aug 2014

NSA built 'Google-like' search tool to mine data from 850 billion communications records

Latest Snowden leak reveals how ICREACH is used to give US intelligence agencies access to communications data
26 Aug 2014

Home Office selects Thales for biometric identity project

Two-year £3.8m deal will see Thales deliver Biometric Residency Permits for non-EU nationals
13 Aug 2014