Government

MPs: Government ‘Should Use TikTok’ To Reach Young People

MPs urge government to make more use of social media, including TikTok, to reach young people and combat rampant misinformation

1 month ago

UK Approves Newport Wafer Fab Sale To US Vishay Intertechnology

Government approves sale of UK's largest chip-making facility to US firm, after blocking sale to Chinese owned entity

2 months ago

UK Proposes Faster, More Powerful E-Bikes

UK proposals would double e-bike motor power, allow faster throttle-controlled e-bikes in move to make category more attractive

3 months ago

UK Government To Fund Two Semiconductor Research Hubs

Government to fund semiconductor research hubs in Bristol and Southampton, to help bring new chip tech to market

3 months ago

Apple Warns UK Against Instituting ‘Secret Veto’ On Security Tech

Amendments to Investigatory Powers Act amount to 'secret veto' enabling UK government to block new security features worldwide, Apple argues

4 months ago

Government To Quash All Post Office Horizon Convictions

Post Office Horizon scandal. PM Rishi Sunak confirms convictions will be quashed and victims compensated under new law

4 months ago

Terrorism Tsar Warns Of AI Chatbot Radicalisation Risk

Government advisor on terror legislation, Jonathan Hall, says new laws needed to counter threat of radicalisation by AI chatbots

5 months ago

BT Misses Deadline For Huawei Equipment Removal From Core Network

Nearly there. Carrier fails to completely meet UK government's year-end deadline, for removal of Huawei equipment from core network

5 months ago

Self-Driving Cars On UK Roads By 2026, Says Transport Secretary

Government minister Mark Harper tells BBC that autonomous cars will improve road safety and personal freedom

5 months ago

BT Risks Fine As Huawei Removal Deadline Nears – Report

UK carrier BT is at risk of a fine as it nears 31 December deadline to replace Huawei equipment from…

5 months ago

UK At High Risk Of ‘Catastrophic Ransomware Attack’, Warns Committee

Damning report from parliamentary committee warns of high risk to UK from 'catastrophic ransomware attacks'

5 months ago

Russia’s FSB Hacking UK Politicians, Warns NCSC

NCSC warns Russian intelligence services conducting “sustained, unsuccessful attempts to interfere in UK politics”

5 months ago

UK Government, Tech Giants Agree To Tackle Online Fraud

Series of pledges from big name tech firms in agreement with UK government to protect people from online fraud

6 months ago

Microsoft To Invest £2.5 Billion To Bolster UK AI, Data Centres

Prime Minister and Chancellor welcome Microsoft's £2.5 billion investment to expand AI data centre infrastructure

6 months ago

Newport Wafer Fab Sold To US Buyer For $177m

The two year national security saga surrounding the UK’s largest chip-making facility, Newport Wafer Fab (NWF), looks to have been…

6 months ago

Online Safety Act Becomes Law In Blow To Campaigners

Online Safety Act receives Royal Assent, and government claims it will make the UK safest place in the world to…

7 months ago

Microsoft Owes $29 Billion In Back Taxes, IRS Claims

US government alleges Microsoft owes $29 billion in back taxes, but Redmond disagrees and say it will go to court…

7 months ago

UK Urges Meta Not To Add End-To-End Encryption

Government minister urges Meta not deploy end-to-end encryption on Instagram and Facebook Messenger, after passing of Online Safety Bill

8 months ago

UK Online Safety Bill Set To Become Law

Government ignores tech objections, as Online Safety Bill looks set to become UK law after passing both houses of parliament

8 months ago

Government Abandons Plan To Scan Encrypted Messages

Online Safety Bill climbdown? After tech platforms threaten to quit UK, government abandons plan to scan encrypted messages

9 months ago

China Bans Government Officials From Using Apple iPhones – Report

Tensions with China continue to ramp up after Beijing reportedly bans government officials from using iPhones for work

9 months ago

Newport Wafer Fab To Cut Jobs, Blames Government Restrictions

National security restrictions blamed as Welsh chip factory proposes to axe 100 jobs, as search for new owner continues

9 months ago

UK Government Details AI Safety Summit Ambitions

Government announces key objectives for the global AI Safety Summit in November, being held at Bletchley Park

9 months ago

UK Appoints Tech Expert, Diplomat To Head AI Safety Summit

Two leading experts announced to spearhead the UK's AI Safety Summit in Autumn, proposed by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak

9 months ago

Apple Warns Of FaceTime, iMessage Withdrawal In UK Over Act Changes

UK government warned by Apple it will not comply with proposed updates to Investigatory Powers Act, and could withdraw FaceTime,…

10 months ago

Online Safety Bill: Lords Demand Changes To Social Media Algorithms

House of Lords fails to object to encryption demands in Online Safety Bill, but rather harmful algorithms for social media

10 months ago

Clop’s MOVEit Hack Hits US Government, As Other Victims Are Named

Russian Clop criminals begin extorting MOVEit data-theft victims, with US government agencies also attacked

11 months ago

UK To Host First Global Safety Summit For AI

During PM visit to Washington DC , government confirms UK will host first global summit on Artificial Intelligence (AI) safety

12 months ago

UK To Order Removal Of Chinese CCTV Kit From Sensitive Locations

Government to tighten procurement regime to protect national security, and pledges timeline for removal of Chinese surveillance equipment

12 months ago