Thank Zuck it's Friday #9 - Home Office 'super database', the software reseller claiming £270m from Microsoft and social media data breaches
This week on the IT news podcast the team discusses the Home Office's 'super database' on race, health and biometrics, the British software reseller bringing at £170m claim against Microsoft and the recent data breaches involving both Facebook and LinkedIn....
Data collected also includes people's names, location details, identification numbers and online identifiers
The Home Office is allegedly considering measures to compel Facebook to break encryption on its messaging apps
Delays to the DSAB programme have cost £173m so far
The tests are being conducted under the controversial Investigatory Powers Act
Home secretary Priti Patel is under fire after a bug led to the loss of 150,000 records from the Police National Computer
Measures technologists can take to ensure the products they create are resistant to coercive control
Legal case filed by the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants will force the UK Home Office to explain how its AI system actually works
Move follows statements of disquiet from the technology sector
Last year's cloud services award winners, the Home Office moved to AWS to future-proof its operations
No public or parliamentary debate over police mobile fingerprinting tech trial, argues Liberty
House of Commons health committee chair Sarah Woollaston MP slams data sharing deal as a risk to public health
Accenture and Certus win series of contracts with Home Office
Is an £80k salary really enough for the combination of skills and responsibilities required for the role?
Fraud is the most commonly reported crime in England and Wales, but the response to it is inadequate
Wilkinson held senior IT positions at Deutsche Bank, UBS, HSBC and Credit Suisse before transferring to the public sector
G-Cloud procurement will be used for technical integration of Oracle Fusion based ERP system
Watch your back: One in five IT staff 'secretly email colleagues' bosses to point out their failings'
Also: Refill the printer sometimes, would you?
House of Lords IP Bill debate indicates government still wants backdoors in encrypted communications
Government seemingly determined to push through encryption back doors
CGI will be tasked with "disaggregating" relationships with the other suppliers involved in the delivery of the database
Mobile collaboration tools now used by 56 per cent of UK firms, finds HPE Aruba and Economist report
While 54 per cent of UK businesses now offer hot-desking facilities
Home Office e-Borders programme set to cost over £1bn without providing the expected benefits - and officials don't seem to care
The programme is eight years late and is still at least three years away from delivery, says PAC
Computing counts down some of the biggest disputes between companies and their IT suppliers