Government

Six private investigators sentenced after unlawfully acquiring data

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ICU Investigations Ltd workers tricked utility companies, GP surgeries and TV Licensing into revealing personal details about their customers
27 Jan 2014

Government education measures “still too predicated on volunteerism” says SET's Bob Harrison

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CAS, Master Teachers and Barefoot Computing Initiative would benefit from greater spend, says Harrison
24 Jan 2014

Government claims it has “drawn the line” on wasteful IT contracts

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Government has to adhere to 'red lines' in order for taxpayers to get better value for money
24 Jan 2014

NSA data collection ruled illegal by privacy oversight board

Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board says surveillance scheme should end
24 Jan 2014

Google chief Schmidt says middle-class jobs could be wiped out by IT

It is a 'race between computers and people', he says
24 Jan 2014

Verizon transparency report reveals increase in US government data requests

But telecoms firm prohibited from revealing data it submits to NSA
23 Jan 2014

Microsoft to store foreign customer data outside US to prevent NSA snooping

Microsoft breaks ranks with other tech firms with new policy
23 Jan 2014

Government investment in cyber security awareness "just not enough"

Ernst & Young's Mark Brown says government is going in right direction but needs to try harder with cyber security campaigns
22 Jan 2014

Google "complained at great length" to NSA after snooping revelations

Chairman Eric Schmidt says Google had no knowledge of NSA surveillance prior to Snowden leaks
22 Jan 2014

NHS 'struggling' to adapt to digital tech, says Spectralink

Budget cuts hampering move towards a paperless NHS
21 Jan 2014

China announces its own phone operating system

China looks to attack the dominance of Google and Apple - but is the new OS all it seems?
17 Jan 2014

NSA collected 200 million texts a day, including those of Britons

Latest Snowden revelations show that GCHQ was allowed to see SMS information collected by the US
17 Jan 2014

Obamacare site not safe, say cyber security experts

70,000 private customer records extracted within minutes by security researcher
17 Jan 2014

London Westminster City Council introduces smart parking system

System will direct drivers to vacant spaces and allow the council to implement more flexible pricing policies
16 Jan 2014

'BYOD revolution happening and we can't stop it,' says Camden Council

John Jackson, CIO at the London Borough of Camden, told Government ICT 2014 how Camden has embraced agile working
15 Jan 2014

Changing public sector IT suppliers should be more like 'uSwitch for government' says digital COO

Tony Singleton says it needs to be much easier to pick the right supplier for the job in Government ICT 2014 keynote
14 Jan 2014

Sack security personnel who can't say why they're adding security - Dr Ian Levy, CESG

Information assurance body technical director says more security doesn't always mean better security
14 Jan 2014

Web security providers welcome government Cyber Streetwise campaign

Sophos, Symantec and Tenable all support new effort to raise cyber awareness
13 Jan 2014

'Significant changes' at Target following hack, as UK government launches 'cyber streetwise' campaign

Government campaign to raise awareness of cyber issues comes after Target CEO speaks out about attack
13 Jan 2014

Smart meters: an IT disaster waiting to happen?

Smart meters are finally ready to roll out across the UK. But is the selected system ‘the next major government IT disaster’?
10 Jan 2014

Over 1,000 DWP staff taken to task for benefits record snooping

FOI request reveals computer misuse at Department for Work and Pensions
10 Jan 2014

Maude claims UK will be G8's 'most digital government' by 2015

'There are still challenges but with the help of the Government Digital Service I am determined that the UK will be the G8's most digital government by next year'
09 Jan 2014

Further delays to Universal Credit expected after DWP and GDS spat

Francis Maude pulls out GDS IT staff after disagreements between Department for Work and Pensions and Cabinet Office
08 Jan 2014

The ‘IT skills gap’ – a genuine problem or just scaremongering?

Is UK plc scaremongering the government into relaxing visa restrictions?
05 Jan 2014