Public sector

Botnet boom requires new laws to deal with it, argues US Justice Department

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US assistant attorney general demands more far-reaching laws from Congress
17 Jul 2014

What will the government's new data retention bill mean for UK businesses?

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James Walsh, head of telecoms, and Liz Fitzsimons, data protection specialist at Eversheds LLP discuss the new bill's implications
17 Jul 2014

Government surveillance bill passed 438-51 in the House of Commons

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Controversial Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill passed by MPs
16 Jul 2014

KPMG and Imperial College London team up in bid to help businesses exploit big data analytics

Partnership claims that new centre will help put UK at the forefront of data science
15 Jul 2014

GCHQ seeks to control the internet with social media manipulation, poll hacking and even more snooping

Spy agency has catalogue of software tools it uses to infiltrate the internet to shape what people see
15 Jul 2014

Raspberry Pi gets major hardware upgrade, pleases enthusiasts

Four USB 2.0 ports and lower power needs for new Pi as Foundation admits 'industrial customers' a consideration
15 Jul 2014

UK broadband not 'fit for purpose' claims Federation of Small Businesses

Massive governmental infrastructure rethink is necessary, says group
14 Jul 2014

GCHQ to be quizzed on surveillance claims by Investigatory Powers Tribunal

Lawyers representing spy agencies will be tasked with proving that surveillance is lawful and justified
14 Jul 2014

Newcastle builds £250m tech hub to deliver 400 jobs and a £20m economic boost

The Core will be first building to open in new Science Central complex
14 Jul 2014

CIO Interview: The world of data is your Oyster at TfL

TfL’s CIO Steve Townsend tells Sooraj Shah how data is crucial to make improvements for passengers and staff at the organisation
11 Jul 2014

Authorities and private firms collaborate to combat Shylock malware

Law enforcement agencies and web security firms work together to combat notorious malware
11 Jul 2014

Telcos should prepare customers for 'price hike' of a mass-surveilance future, warns academic

'Worrying' data retention bill effects will feed down to the people, warns Coventry Uni’s Shaikh
10 Jul 2014

Cameron rushes through emergency phone and internet data retention bill

“The consequences of not acting are grave,” says PM
10 Jul 2014

GPs to send care.data ‘opt-out’ letters

Meanwhile, HSCIC claims it has spent nothing on technology for the care.data programme
04 Jul 2014

UK would be ‘losing out’ if citizens don't allow NHS to share information for care.data

Care.data could eliminate diseases and create new medicines according to Machina Research MD Matt Hatton
03 Jul 2014

Department of Health bids to make sharing patient data safer

DoH wants to reduce the risks of individuals being identified through their data
03 Jul 2014

ISPs take GCHQ to court over state-backed cyber attacks

Seven ISPs from across the globe accuse GCHQ of targeting their networks with malware
02 Jul 2014

Home Office welcomes SMEs as it bids to reset the way it works with IT suppliers

ReSET4 programme will see Home Office move away from 'large end-to-end contracts'
02 Jul 2014

Singleton to focus G-Cloud and Digital Services on 'local authority use'

G-Cloud supremo's team will visit regional centres in bid to boost uptake
02 Jul 2014

Open source in local government, and other unicorns

Despite years of encouragement from central government to adopt open source software, many public sector IT chiefs are clinging to proprietary tools. Stuart Sumner finds out why
02 Jul 2014

Government suppliers left in the dark on contract renewals

The government's Mystery Shopper service is being used to criticise the results of its own procurement policies.
01 Jul 2014

'Buy a big enough botnet and you can crack almost any level of encryption' says BT

'Encryption no longer be all and end all' says head of information assurance Jelleyman
01 Jul 2014

UK Parliament ‘has visibility’ of its data on Microsoft servers

Director of ICT, Joan Miller, suggests that Microsoft would breach contract if data was moved outside of EU
01 Jul 2014

BBC board wary of security projects, says info security manager

'It’s all about reputation, availability and staying on the telly' reveals Cooper
01 Jul 2014