Government

ICO orders Google to change 'vague' policy on data collection

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Google told to improve information on how it protects users' YouTube, Gmail and Google+ data
30 Jan 2015

Government assessing benefits of data-sharing and open data in banking

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Government wants more competition in banking and better deals for customers as it aims to support growth of UK 'fintech' sector
30 Jan 2015

Ofcom aims to regulate Internet of Things in the UK

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Ofcom will work with ICO and government on areas such as data privacy, spectrum availability and security of networks to ensure UK can handle rise of IoT
29 Jan 2015

BETT 2015: How is the IT industry reacting to the demands of a new curriculum?

Education secretary has eye on IT not just as a skill, but as a way to revolutionise teaching through big data and IoT
23 Jan 2015

Not one government department can say all of its staff have basic digital skills

In annual reports, each government department says it is still attempting to get all of its staff to level 7 on the digital inclusion scale
21 Jan 2015

'Weak link' employees with poor cyber security training leaving banks and government vulnerable

'A major bank or government service can be brought to its knees by an online onslaught,' warns Professor Richard Benham
20 Jan 2015

Peterborough City Council wants to drop 'expensive' Microsoft for open source and collaborative tools

'We've looked at applications like Word and Excel and actually find that most people in the council use them very rarely nowadays,' Richard Godfrey, ICT, strategy, infrastructure and programme manager tells Computing
19 Jan 2015

Peterborough City Council sees bright future in the cloud with Amazon Web Services

Richard Godfrey, ICT, strategy, infrastructure and programme manager for Peterborough Council, explains how AWS will help the authority to cut costs and boost efficiency
19 Jan 2015

Data needs 'standard shipping crates' says SAP CTO

The only true big data disruption will come from organisations working together, says Khan
16 Jan 2015

Cameron and Obama reveal plans for UK and US to stage 'cyber war games' to boost cyber defences

Simulated attacks will see Wall Street and City of London attacked in effort to bolster cyber defences
16 Jan 2015

Government selects CGI to develop National Security Vetting Solution

Four-year deal will see IT services firm develop tool to manager more than 200,000 security clearance applications a year
15 Jan 2015

ICO alone isn't enough to deal with big data issues, warns Policy Exchange

Eddie Copeland tells Big Data Breakfast audience that an Office of Data Responsibility is needed to tackle 'data schizophrenia'
13 Jan 2015

Cameron calls for more government internet surveillance powers following Charlie Hebdo attack

Prime Minister will revive controversial Snoopers' Charter, should the Conservatives win the general election
12 Jan 2015

2015 'leap second' to cause IT chaos, warn experts

Earth's one-second time shift needs attention to avert tech problems
09 Jan 2015

NSA chief calls for improved cyber crime response, but Snowden argues US should focus on defence

Admiral Mike Rogers and whistleblower Edward Snowden obviously have different views on NSA activities
09 Jan 2015

FBI's accusation that North Korea hacked Sony has 'puzzle pieces that don’t make sense' says Lieberman Software

'It is pretty easy to forge email IP addresses' security firm points out
09 Jan 2015

DWP seeks CTO to fill £135,000-a-year role

DWP looking for a CTO with a track record of enterprise transition from ageing mainframes to next-gen technology
08 Jan 2015

Computing readers’ top 10 stories of 2014

Here are the homegrown articles that grabbed IT leaders' attention this year
22 Dec 2014

Global governments negotiating ‘mega trade deal’ to threaten internet freedoms and international privacy, alleges ‘leaked’ report

Cross-border information exchange and ISP management are focus
19 Dec 2014

US discovers Sony attack is 'state-sponsored' and considers 'proportional response'

North Korea not directly namechecked as aggressor, however
19 Dec 2014

Cabinet Office issues tender for second Digital Services Framework

Updated system will enable public-sector organisations to buy expertise. Cabinet Office also reveals it is looking to appoint a chief data officer
16 Dec 2014

FBI alerts US firms to Iranian hacker threat

SQL Injection, spear phishing, and water-holing attacks thought to be originating from Iran, warns report
15 Dec 2014

Government: 'We want more people to develop cyber security skills'

Government knows more needs to be done to ensure UK citizens and businesses are protected against cyber crime
12 Dec 2014

Microsoft returns to court to protect customers from US government data grabs

The US government wouldn't like it if 'the boot were on the other foot', says Microsoft legal counsel Brad Smith
09 Dec 2014